Volkswagen says more than 77,000 cars sold in Australia are affected by the company's worldwide diesel emissions cheating scam.
Authorities are almost certain the 15-year-old who killed a Sydney police accountant did not act alone and could be linked to several men who were arrested on...
Australia will compete in this year's Junior Eurovision Song Contest, to be held in Bulgaria in November. It will be the second time this year Australia has...
A wave of Russian air strikes in western Syria on Wednesday was being accompanied by a ground assault on at least four insurgent positions, a group monitoring the...
The Queensland Court of Appeal has awarded a Palm Island couple more than $200,000 in damages after a dawn raid on their home by police following the riots in 2004.
A bushfire is approaching the Victorian rural hamlet of Benloch where homes are under threat.

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The High Court has ruled that the breast cancer gene BRCA1 cannot be patented, after a cancer survivor refused to ditch her battle.
A Yazidi-Iraqi woman and her husband are risking their lives to save women and girls being kept as prisoners by the so-called Islamic State.
NATO on Tuesday rejected Moscow's explanation that its warplanes had violated alliance member Turkey's air space by mistake and said Russia was sending more...
The government has altered its case against an asylum seeker with a young child trying to stop her return to Nauru, after the centre opened its doors.
Children need toys that reflect the reality of their own families – and the world we live in – to encourage a more inclusive imagination, writes Shakira Hussein.
US authorities charged a former president of the United Nations General Assembly, a billionaire Macau real estate developer and four others on Tuesday for...
The Victorian government wants to provide a legal supply of medicinal cannabis for severely epileptic children from 2017, in a national first.

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Negotiations in Hawaii could see consensus for the countries negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement.
Scientists have found that the area around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor has become a haven for wildlife, according to the results of a new study.
Best-selling Swedish writer Henning Mankell, author of the Kurt Wallander police novels, has died at the age of 67, his publisher said on Monday.
Islamic State is 'way ahead' in the battle for the hearts and minds of Australia's young people, and they know words from community and religious leaders are not...
For more than a decade, Jane Caro struggled with fear of losing control. As a new mum, she had to confront the problem. Here she shares her battle with anxiety.

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Bronwyn Bishop's speakership has been described as biased, but how does she compare to previous House of Representatives Speakers and Deputy Speakers?
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Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world and is predicted to rival Christianity in terms of global population by 2050. But, despite popular perception,...
Syria has become the world's largest source of refugees and Turkey is now the largest host. Find out where refugees and asylum seekers have moved to and where...
Treasurer Joe Hockey’s suggestion that people should “get a good job that pays good money” in order to buy their first home, sparked a debate about housing...
Families have reported receiving text messages from people they believe to still be trapped after mudslides on the outskirts of Guatemala's capital city.
This week, Insight visits the Northern Rivers region of NSW, which takes in popular surfing and tourist destinations Byron Bay, Ballina, and Lennox Head.
At least 85 people were killed when a cooking gas cylinder blew up in a crowded restaurant in central India on Saturday, triggering a second blast of mining detonators stored illegally nearby, police said.
Oil rich Saudi Arabia is under fire over its failure to take a single refugee from Syria while an air conditioned tent city capable of housing three million people sits idle. The country has claimed it has taken 100,000 Syrian migrants but is not a signatory to UN Convention on Refugees making it very difficult for the UNHCR to verify its claims and establish if they are genuine refugees.
Thousands have rallied in Lebanon in anger over poor waste management, branding the country's political leaders as incompetent and corrupt. Protestors attempted to set fire to barbed wire barricades amid rising tensions.

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Tony Abbott visits the Torres Strait

The Prime Minister has paid his annual week-long visit to a remote Indigenous community.
At least 16 people have been injured in clashes in Beirut between police and protesters calling for a solution to Lebanon's rubbish crisis.
Thousands of migrants have stormed across Macedonia's border, overwhelming security forces who threw stun grenades and lashed out with batons before apparently abandoning a bid to stem their flow through the Balkans to western Europe.