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Bart Cummings has died aged 87 surrounded by family at his rural property in north western Sydney where he spent his final years.
A court in Egypt has sentenced Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste and two colleagues to three years' jail but the Australian is vowing to fight on.

Julian Assange fears assassination

Australian Julian Assange worries that if he is ever free he could be kidnapped or "droned" by the CIA, he has told The Times Magazine.
Thai police have arrested a foreigner who matched the description of a man who left a bag at the site of a Bangkok blast that killed 20 people nearly two weeks ago.
Three young children suffering from dehydration and close to death have been rescued from a van in Austria, crammed in with 23 other refugees from Syria,...
A 21-year-old Perth university graduate has won a top award for his Iron Man-inspired robotic exoskeleton, invented to help patients needing hand rehab.

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​Hector Campbell is nine years old, healthy and happy. It might not have turned out that way. He was born in New Orleans just as the city was about to be devastated by...
Embattled Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios admits he deserved to be placed on notice by the ATP over his infamous sledging of Stan Wawrinka.
Hungary has erected a razor wire barrier along its along the 175km border with Serbia to keep out migrants entering from Serbia.
The US space agency NASA has launched the longest US isolation experiment yet, as part of preparations for a pioneering journey to Mars.
Former prime minister Kevin Rudd has made his debut as an international television host.
Fights have broken out in Bendigo during rival protests over the proposed building of a mosque despite a heavy police presence.
Britain's Financial Times is reporting that Rebekah Brooks is set to return to News Corp as chief executive of its UK division.

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It's been a century since women were first sworn in as police officers in Australia, but despite steps to increase their presence, women aren't joining up at the same...
Australia will not meet its emissions reduction targets, an international group of researchers says.
Words such as "manspreading" and "hangry" have made it into Oxford Dictionary's online version, reflecting current trends in the usage of language.
A Sydney bar has come under fire after hiring naked women to lie on tables as fruit platters and hand feed guests.
The Victorian Premier has taken aim at the NSW Government after its Education Minister banned the showing of a documentary on gay parenting.

Newborn US twin panda dies

One of two panda cubs born at Washington's National Zoo at the weekend has died.

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Domestic and family violence is a silent killer in Australia and its impacts are felt across all sections of our society. More than one Australian is killed every week...
The number of migrants losing their lives on perilous boat journeys across the Mediterranean Sea has increased recently, figures from the International...
Nuclear reactors provide 11 per cent of the world's electricity, but where are they? Find out with this interactive data visualisation.
Australia has earned a global reputation for being tough on asylum seekers with its policies on turning asylum boats around and denying anyone who arrives by boat...
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,...
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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.

In pictures: The week that was

From raging wildfires in the US to a flood of migrants storming the Macedonian border, the week of news has seen blood, sweat and tears.

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.
In New Orleans this week, President Obama said Hurricane Katrina "laid bare a deeper tragedy" of inequality that left "too many people, especially poor people, especially people of colour, without good jobs or affordable health care or decent housing." As the world marks 10 years since the storm hit, we take a look back at some of the most iconic images.
A bomb planted at one of the Thai capital's most renowned shrines on has killed at least 19 people, including three foreign tourists.
Huge explosions in a warehouse district sent up massive fireballs that turned the night sky into day, killing at least 17 people and injuring hundreds in the Chinese port city of Tianjin.
Syrians are learning circus skills, in a hot and dusty refugee camp, with the hope of returning to Syria to establish the country's first national circus.