Joko Widodo has been inaugurated as Indonesia's president in a ceremony attended by foreign dignitaries including John Kerry and Tony Abbott.
Aid organisation Oxfam has called on the government to send troops into the west-African regions hardest hit by Ebola.
It’s the silent hell that kills one woman every week and injures hundreds of thousands more across all communities. SBS World News dissects domestic violence and...
Speaker Bronwyn Bishop and Senate President Stephen Parry discussed security concerns with facial coverings such as burqas well before a controversial interim...
The public float of Medibank Private is expected to raise up to $5.5 billion for the federal government.
Thousands of runners battled thick smog at the Beijing Marathon on Sunday, with some athletes donning masks as air pollution soared to 16 times the maximum...
Positive thinking can hinder more than it helps by zapping people's motivation to work toward their goals.

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Indonesia’s president-elect Joko Widodo, popularly known as Jokowi, was sworn into office today in a divisive political environment.
At least 63 people have been arrested at a popular pumpkin festival in the US state of New Hampshire after clashes with police.
The cognitive benefits of multilingualism.
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A chance discovery in a box of fossils has led to new information about the origins of sex.
EXCLUSIVE: In an interview with Living Black, Olympic hero Cathy Freeman details how she rose above racism to make history.
If you’re a comic book fan, you’re going to enjoy the next decade.
30th Anniversary Special
Tuesday 9.30pm | Repeat Wednesday 2pm | SBS One

It’s 30 years since Dateline first went on air and this week's program is a special edition looking back at the stories, people and places that have made the program what it is since 1984.

In an exclusive interview with Living Black, Olympic icon Kathy Freeman opens up about her life, family and extraordinary career. These extracts are all taken from the interview, to air in full on SBS ONE at 5pm on Monday, October 20.
The mayor of the Blue Mountains says the community, devastated by bushfires a year ago, has only just begun its long road to recovery.
As an exhibition of garments by iconic French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier opens in Melbourne, we take a look at the pieces on display and the inspiration behind them.
Mohammed Al-Shaikh received the Nikon Photo Award of the Bayeux-Calvados for war correspondents on October 11, 2014 for a series of images taken during anti-regime protest in Bahrain.
Strong typhoon Phanfone has slammed into Japan, packing gusting winds and huge waves that swept three US military officials out to sea and brought travel chaos to a nation accustomed to dealing with nature's fury.
Two million Muslims ritually stoned the devil Saturday in the last major ritual of this year's hajj in Saudi Arabia, while fellow believers around the world celebrated Eid al-Adha, the feast of sacrifice.
Finally, after a 43-year wait, it's Glory, Glory to South Sydney, with the Rabbitohs breaking the NRL's longest drought to collect a 21st premiership, Clive Churchill medallist Sam Burgess etching his name into grand final folklore after playing all of the 30-6 win over Canterbury with a broken cheekbone.

Hajj Selfie fever

A very modern phenomenon is sweeping through one of the world's oldest rites. Say hello to Hajj selfie fever.
Thousands have participated in a Global March against the killing of elephants and rhinoceroses for trafficking ivory and rhino horns, on the occasion of World Animal Day, on October 4, 2014.