Thousands have gathered at ANZAC Day Services across the country and around the world to pay their respects and remember the sacrifice of the nation's war dead.
An American journalist who has been freed after being kidnapped by pro-Kremlin rebels in Ukraine believes he was specifically targeted.
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An Aboriginal Boer War soldier is to be recognised with a military service next month.
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Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone has gone on trial accused of paying tens of millions of dollars to ensure his continued grip on the motor sports empire.
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Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has criticised a unity deal between rival Palestinian factions as a move that "kills peace".
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Police have had to break up angry scenes between the families of Chinese passengers on the missing Malaysian Airlines plane and airline staff.
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Australian scientist David Sinclair, professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School, has made Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People list.

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Almost 100 years after the Anzac landing at Gallipoli, Anzac Day has become one of the country's most important commemorative occasions. Check out services and...

Escaping the memory of war

To mark this year’s Anzac Day, SBS reporter Sylvia Varnham O'Regan reflects on the life of her grandfather, Harry, and how the struggles he faced after coming...
There's fresh hope for Australians who suffer from hearing loss.
The Serbian Ambassador to Australia has spoken out against the commemoration of the foundation date of a pro-Nazi Croatian government, following a controversial...
Qantas has pulled the plug on an Anzac Day promotion offering discount wine and bonus frequent flyer points after social media users accused the campaign of being...
The newest item on Cuba's list of dwindling commodities is condoms.
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The Serbian Ambassador to Australia has spoken out against the commemoration of the foundation date of a pro-Nazi Croatian government, following a controversial...
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Duke, Duchess attend dawn service

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have made a surprise visit to the Canberra Anzac Day Dawn service.
The federal government has released the white paper for its emissions reduction fund, which it hopes will cut CO2 pollution by five per cent by 2020.

Sydney man charged for 'sexting'

A Sydney man has been charged with sexting, in what is believed to be one of the first cases of its type in Australia.
Treasurer Joe Hockey has signalled his debut budget is likely to include across-the-board spending cuts.
The Thai navy has rejected pleas to drop charges against an Australian journalist facing jail over a report alleging navy involvement in human trafficking.
A handful of Australian businesses are now accepting the digital currency bitcoin in exchange for goods and services. Will the launch of Australia’s first bitcoin...

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Bill Shorten's vision for a rejuvenated Labor Party, while sound in theory, may be difficult to achieve in practice.
Russian and Eastern European hackers now account for a large and growing percentage of all cyber espionage, most of which is directed at the United States.
The newest item on Cuba's list of dwindling commodities is condoms.
The former Labor government’s GP Super Clinics Program has come in for a bashing. The Coalition has derided it as “a total waste of money”. But is that the case?
Anzac’s continuing power in the 21st century stems from the ways in which trauma has come to sit at its very core.
Though surveys indicate that young voters are less likely to be undecided than the population as a whole, their lack of experience may well make them easier to...
If Joe Hockey’s first budget runs into problems, it won’t be for want of effort to construct a dramatic narrative about pain, personal responsibility and...
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Thousands have gathered across Australia and around the world to commemorate Anzac Day.
Bangladeshi garment workers have demonstrated at the site of a factory collapse that killed more than 1000 people, on the first anniversary of the disaster.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George continue their three-week Australasian tour.
A Sydney project aimed at training refugees as certified bakers is changing the lives of many, writes Emma Hannigan.
One person was shot and killed as violent protests erupted in Rio's famed Copacabana beach district following the death of a dancer allegedly at the hands of police, less than two months before the World Cup.
Thousands of fans have filed past the ashes of Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez in Mexico City's Fine Arts Palace.
Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 88th birthday on April 21. Take a look at the journey of the second-longest serving monarch, who ascended the throne in 1952.
British celebrities have turned out in force for the funeral of Peaches Geldof, who died on April 8 aged 25.
Former NSW premier Neville Wran's death has sparked a flurry of tributes, with many remembering his contributions to the Labor Party.

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People around the world mark the Easter long weekend.

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LONDON (Reuters) - A stunning late goal from Benfica's Lima left Juventus's hopes of reaching a home Europa League final hanging in the balance after a 2-1 first-leg...
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The NBA has fined Charlotte player Josh McRoberts $20,000 for unnecessary and excessive contact with Miami Heat star LeBron James.
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Sandy Jardine, ex-Rangers and Scotland soccer defender, has died aged 65 after an 18-month battle with cancer.
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New Zealand-based triathlete Laurent Vidal is in a French hospital after suffering a heart attack.
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Alex Leapai has the chance to secure one of the major sporting prizes to elude Australia, a collection of credible heavyweight boxing world titles.
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LONDON (Reuters) - Former Rangers and Scotland defender Sandy Jardine has died at the age of 65 after battling cancer for 18 months, the Glasgow club said on...
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Curtis Sironen says he hopes coach Mick Potter will re-sign with the Wests Tigers, with the utility committing to the NRL club until the end of 2017.

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The FBI is scouring the globe to identify victims of serial pedophile William James Vahey, who targetted boys while teaching in a number of countries.
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Rooney among first in doping pilot

Players at 2014 World Cup in Brazil will have their blood and urine compared to samples taken in previous competitions to check for discrepancies.
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US offers Anzac Day support

US Secretary of State John Kerry has given New Zealand and Australia an Anzac Day message of support.
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The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Roche's cobas HPV test to detect the human Papillomavirus, or HPV, in women 25 and up.
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US health investigators have found the salmonella bacteria in the terrarium of a pet bearded dragon tied to an outbreak of the illness.
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More coffee can cut diabetes risk

Upping coffee consumption can result in an "immediate" reduction in diabetes risk, say scientists.
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Google executive Vint Cerf, one of people credited with building the internet, says it's a myth to suggest the US controls the technology.

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Hundreds of thousands of Australians have gathered to remember the fallen from conflicts around the world for ANZAC day.   
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World News Radio 25 April

Remembering the fallen and those left changed forever; Long-awaited recognition for an Aboriginal man who fought for Australia more than a century ago.   
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Bringing them home - to Lebanon

An asylum boat tragedy off Java late last year caught the eye for reasons beyond the death and tragedy.
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The trial of five alleged September 11th co-conspirators has ground to a halt at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.
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An Aboriginal Boer War soldier is to be recognised with a military service next month.
As the Royal visit comes to a close, polling shows support for the monarchy is the highest it's been in decades.   
Rival Palestinian leaders in the West Bank and Gaza Strip have announced they are going to form a unity government.   

Science & Technology

Latest in science and technology, including astronomy, environmental, health and IT news.

A major review of homeopathy in Australia could lead to stricter industry regulation and changes to private health insurance coverage.
A handful of Australian businesses are now accepting the digital currency bitcoin in exchange for goods and services. Will the launch of Australia’s first bitcoin...

Combatting carp in Murray-Darling

Researchers in NSW are embarking on a project designed to limit carp numbers in the upper Murrumbidgee River.
A corner of the Cholistan desert in Pakistan's Punjab province is about to be turned into one of the world's largest solar power parks.
Conflict between humans and elephants is intensifying on the Indonesian island of Sumatra.  
A new study has found climate change could make fish do strange things.
A new oral antiviral drug may be a future tool in the global fight against measles, according to a new international study.

Business

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SAfrica's platinum wage talks fail

The latest talks aimed at ending a protracted, three-month strike by workers at the world's top platinum producers end without an agreement.
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Caterpillar 1Q profit climbs 5 pct

Mining equipment and power systems maker Caterpillar reports a five per cent rise in first quarter profit.
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Positive data has helped the euro edged higher against the US dollar.
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Post-it note, industrial coatings and ceramics products maker 3M says first quarter profit is up 7.0 per cent but the result is shy of market expectations.
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Stocks to watch

Stocks of interest on the Australian Securities Exchange
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Increased tension between Russia and Ukraine spurs a 0.5 per cent rise in gold, while silver, platinum and palladium follow suit.
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Copper is up more than one per cent with investors seeing an improved supply-demand outlook, while nickel and aluminium fall slightly.

Odd

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The newest item on Cuba's list of dwindling commodities is condoms.
A student group in New Zealand is offering free beer in exchange for dead rats, as part of a wider conservation effort.
A powder that would give new meaning to mixed drinks may take time to hit the US market, the company said Tuesday after regulators found a labeling problem.
When the New York Police Department asked its Twitter followers to post pictures of people posing with cops on the beat, it probably wasn't expecting their social...
A US company says its new powdered alcohol product has been approved by US regulators and is poised to hit stores in the coming months.
A Japanese inventor has created digital eyes that show your emotions for you, with one use being for flight attendants dealing with irritating passengers.
A US Senator has been caught on camera having a near-miss with a speeding train while speaking about the importance of rail commuter safety.