Sri Lanka's police have arrested 37 nationals turned back by Australian authorities on the high seas after attempting to seek asylum, in the first such case in...
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In a difficult week for Clive Palmer's leadership, the PUP's two remaining NT members are planning to leave, calling the party's chaos a national disgrace.
The UN Committee on Torture wants Australia to end mandatory detention of asylum seekers and stop turning back boats.
Church advocates have condemned the government's proposed new migration laws as reminiscent of the White Australia policy.
The army has been called in to help mop up after Brisbane was smashed with large hailstones catapulted by destructive winds up to 141km/h.
Twenty years ago, Ahmed Abdo was followed home from school by a group of bullies. He turned to police for help. Now he says he wants to give back.
Over the weekend Victorians will head to the polls, with Labor still tipped to topple the Napthine-led coalition government.
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In pictures: Gaza Floods

United Nations agency has declared a state of emergency in Gaza City after two days of heavy rains and flooding in the war-ravaged Palestinian enclave.
Phillip Hughes' death has plunged cricket into mourning. Australians and the international community have rallied to pay tribute to the 25-year-old.
Thousands of protesters in London took to the streets outside the US embassy to march against the killing of black teenager, Michael Brown by a white police officer.

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Police cars have been vandalised, gunshots heard and tear gas fired in Ferguson after a white police officer Darren Wilson, who shot black teen Michael Brown, was not indicted.
The governor of the US state of Missouri has urged calm ahead of a verdict on whether to indict a white police officer for shooting dead an unarmed black teenager.
The ARIA Awards are on tonight, celebrating Australia's best musical talents. We take a look at some of the nominees, including rapper Iggy Azalea and singer/songwriter Sia.
Students protested in London overnight, rallying against higher education fee hikes.