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As many as 700 people are feared dead after a boat carrying migrants capsized off the Libyan coast overnight, the Times of Malta reported on Sunday.
Two men arrested in anti-terror raids in Melbourne say police used excessive force.
Wealthy families earning more than $180,000 could have their childcare rebates reduced as a trade off for scrapping the $7500 cap on rebates.
Nearly every examiner in the FBI Laboratory's microscopic hair comparison unit gave flawed testimony in trials over more than twenty years, a report says.
Australia and the UK have agreed to join forces in the war against tax avoidance by multinational companies.
A veteran Cambodian opposition MP, who resettled as a refugee in Adelaide, has urged Australia to treat people seeking its protection as human beings.
In defence of skimming.

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Greece's government is releasing detainees from immigration centres and allowing them to move freely around the country.
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Dateline on location in Croatia

Video journalist Aaron Thomas captures the atmosphere at the Battle of the Nations in Croatia, including some behind the scenes shots of the medieval fighting competition.
Mining is one of Australia's biggest industries, but being located in remote locations means that many Australians have little knowledge of or contact with the industry and its workers.

In pictures: Moranbah and mining

Moranbah was established to service the local mines and their workers. But as FIFO workers increase, the town is struggling to say afloat.
The late Richie Benaud was respected on and off the cricket pitch.
Days after the attack at a college campus in Garissa, Kenya, members of the city's Christian minority attended an Easter service on Sunday.
These are 'The Brick Man' Ryan McNaught's LEGO creations. Mr McNaught is the Southern Hemisphere's only LEGO Certified Professional, who is running an exhibition in Melbourne this month and Sydney in June.
India’s cricket fans are donning the face paint and unfurling their flags in Australia and beyond as their national team prepares for battle in the World Cricket Cup semi-final.
A Victorian mother and her adult son are among the 150 victims of a plane crash in the French Alps. They were aboard a Germanwings flight between Barcelona and Duesseldorf when it crashed in mountainous terrain in southeastern France.
All eyes turned to the skies for a solar eclipse offering spectacular views from selected plane seats, some European countries and a remote Arctic archipelago.
An art exhibition in regional New South Wales is bringing a new perspective to Aboriginal mission life.