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Man Haron Monis's work history and dealings with immigration and customs officials will come under the microscope when the Sydney siege inquest resumes today.
A new frontbench role to combat Islamic radicalism is to be announced by the federal government in the coming days, News Corp reports.
Soaring temperatures have gripped parts of southern and northern India in an extreme heatwave which has killed more than 500 people and looks set to continue this...
It's not a common topic for a Federal Treasurer to take a stand on, but Joe Hockey has promised to make the price of tampons fairer for Australian women.

UN calls for more Nepal quake aid

The international community's response to devastating earthquakes in Nepal has been disappointing, a United Nations official said on Monday, adding that donors...
The Operation Sovereign Borders commander insists 46 asylum seekers detained at sea for a month had access to appropriate medical care and food.
Islamic State poured more fighters into Ramadi as security forces and Shi'ite paramilitaries prepared to retake the Iraqi city that fell to the Islamists a week...

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Many victims believe Cardinal George Pell should be in his home town of Ballarat telling the child abuse royal commission what he knows.

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Guy Sebastian’s catchy Eurovision song 'Tonight Again' is making waves on European charts, following his stand-out performance in Vienna.
Globalisation has put Indigenous languages in a precarious position, but a group of academics and educators are trying to reverse the decline. 
Morrissey is playing four shows at the Sydney Opera House during Vivid 2015, but fans will need to be vegetarian during his performances.
As people in Western Australia struggle for more information about plans to close up to 150 remote communities across the state, Living Black reporter Craig...

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The dress code for the immigration department now specifies that it's inappropriate for staff to wear onesies and ugg boots to work.
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In pictures: Vivid 2015

Sydney's Vivid Festival, which is a described as a festival of Light, Music and Ideas, will light up Sydney until Monday, June 8, 2015.
See more of the animals and people Amos met while filming Cora's Pet Project in this gallery of behind the scenes photos.
A collection of world-class paintings produced by Aboriginal children of the Stolen Generation, once considered lost, were returned home two years ago. But many of the stories of the artists remained in the dark – until now.
Christine Milne was a Tasmanian school teacher before she entered politics and became the leader of Australia's third largest political party.
The agony and ecstasy of bringing a child into the world is often shrouded in mystery. But increasingly, it's finding its way into the public realm through birth photography - polarising opinions, even capturing headlines around censorship.
While reporting from Nepal, Dateline's Meggie Palmer tweeted photos of the devastation and recovery efforts.
Several Baltimore police officers were injured on Monday in violent clashes with young people after the funeral of a black man who died in police custody, and local law enforcement warned of a threat by gangs.
Follow Catherine Scott's journey through Vietnam in this series of behind the scenes photos from her trip.
The Hubble Space Telescope has changed the way humans think of the universe since the telescope's launch 25 years ago.