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A Chinese national accused of murdering her ex-lover's wife and grandson with a pair of garden shears sobbed as she was remanded until July.
Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd points to his apology to the Stolen Generations as an example of how US-China relations can be resolved as part of his first Ted...
Prince Harry will arrive in Australia next week for a four week military attachment with the Australian Army.
Australian atheists don't support religious beliefs and they've now clashed with Christian groups planning a rally over the long weekend.
A 51-year-old Perth woman is facing charges after allegedly hurling racial insults and threatening a Congolese family with a crowbar.
A Gaza man says he has been duped into selling a valuable work by British graffiti artist Banksy for about $A230.
Abandoned during the Vietnam War and airlifted out for a better life, 'Operation Babylift' orphans reflect on adoption, growing up in white Australia and the...

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Baird's new cabinet sworn in

NSW Premier Mike Baird's new treasurer and attorney-general, Gladys Berejiklian and Gabrielle Upton, have delivered oaths of service.

Greyhound grave 'tip of iceberg'

Police say the discovery of a mass greyhound grave and mounting allegations of live-baiting in the Queensland industry are just the tip of the iceberg.
The government may revive a pension benefits scheme and tighten access to the part pension as alternatives to deadlocked budget changes.
Melbourne is projected to become Australia's biggest city within 40 years, according to new data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
Finding your lost super has become easier, but if you are looking to consolidate, there are a few things you should be aware of.

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Abandoned during the Vietnam War and airlifted out for a better life, 'Operation Babylift' orphans reflect on adoption, growing up in white Australia and the search...
A powerful storm that's lashed Germany, Austria and Switzerland is believed to have killed at least nine people.
JP Morgan has warned that Australia could lose its triple-A status from the world's major credit rating agencies if it doesn't change its budget course.
A James Turrell exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia is hosting adult-only naked tours.
Almost all major international airlines are eager to exploit the cost advantage of employing younger, less experienced – and therefore cheaper – pilots, writes...
Nigeria's first democratic change of power has seen Muhammadu Buhari win the presidential election over incumbent Goodluck Jonathan.
The human rights group Amnesty International has released its annual report on the death penalty.
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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.
Former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser has passed away at the age of 84 after a brief illness.
Tributes to the health workers who died from Ebola
Jo Dunlop began documenting the fashion of Sierra Leone when working in Freetown as a development health officer. She started a blog called Freetown Fashpack
The clean up is underway in Vanuatu's capital Port Vila after category five Cyclone Pam on March 13 left infrastructure damaged and the island strewn with debris.
Communities in Kiribati and Tuvalu have been severely damaged by storm surges and flash flooding as a result of Cyclone Pam.

Quakers Hill Nursing Home Fire

The Quakers Hill Nursing Home after the fires on November 18, 2011.