Malcolm Turnbull is facing a diplomatic balancing act with his first official visit to Japan set to coincide with the resumption of Japanese whaling.
A landmark HIV prevention trial aims to virtually eliminate transmissions of the virus in NSW by 2020, says a researcher.
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More than six years after the bodies of the Lin family were found in their home a jury has been unable to reach a verdict at the accused killer's trial.
Fires in Hong Kong, the United States and England have reportedly been linked to poor quality versions of a popular toy.
Australia commits to at least $1 billion in climate financing over five years, and promises to ratify phase two of Kyoto in Paris.
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New research shows the brain only sometimes has solely male or female traits, with most brains likely to be a mixed bag of both.
A member of the Russian royal family who died alone under a tree in the Northern Territory town of Katherine, while walking his dog, has been laid to rest.
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Senate to debate citizenship laws

Laws to strip citizenship from dual national terror suspects will be debated in the Senate.
A British poll has named Margaret Thatcher as the most influential woman of all time, ahead of scientist Marie Curie and the Queen.
The death of a young Sydney pharmacist at a music festival has sparked calls to introduce pill testing kits at major events.

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Opinion is split in the central Queensland city of Mackay as to whether Syrian refugees will be welcome in large numbers.
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France is hosting representatives from 195 countries for a climate change summit, in what is being seen as a show of solidarity after the Paris attacks.
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Bill Gates has committed his fortune to moving the world beyond fossil fuels and mitigating climate change.

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In Pictures: Cronulla Riots

As the the tenth anniversary of the Cronulla riots approaches (December 11, 2005), these photographs take a look back at the events that fuelled the violence.
At least two people are dead and others are being treated in hospital for burns following a devastating bushfire in South Australia.
As the world continues to mourn the victims of the Paris attacks, social media has lit up with artistic sparks as artists express their feelings in the wake of the tragedy.

In pictures: The Paris attacks

Belgian police have detained three people in connection with the bloody terrorist attacks in neighbouring France, for which the Islamic State extremist group claims responsibility.
Witnesses are describing scenes of carnage throughout Paris after a series of attacks on the French capital.
Hindu people around the world have made the world more colourful during Diwali - the festival of light.

The secret lives of Lolitas

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Photographers from around the world have captured spectacular scenes of people, places and nature in this year's photo contest.

In pictures: Melbourne Cup 2015

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The first World Indigenous Games is underway in Palmas, Brazil, having kicked off on October 23. Also billed as the Indigenous Olympics, the games include 2,000 athletes from dozens of Brazilian tribes, as well as indigenous groups from 22 other countries—from the United States and Russia, to New Zealand and Ethiopia