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The Department of Immigration requested a report detailing the mental health of children being held at Christmas Island be withdrawn, an inquiry has heard.
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The Victorian branch of the Australian Motoring Enthusiast Party has attempted to expel Senator Ricky Muir from the party, citing lack of leadership and respect.
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It's possible but highly unlikely that the deadly Ebola virus would reach Australia, but if it did the country would be well prepared to respond, medical experts...
At least 17 people have been killed in an Israeli strike on a packed Gaza market in a deadly raid that came as Israel was observing a four-hour humanitarian lull.
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A woman who went on a racist rant on a Sydney train has had no conviction recorded against her.
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If you want to 'discourage' piracy and illegal downloads, you need to lower your prices, Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has told content owners.
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This week SBS World News is exploring the business of food in Australia, from what we eat and drink to how it's made.
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Turkish women have flooded Twitter with happy snaps in response to comments made by the country’s deputy prime minister that they shouldn't laugh loudly in public...
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Comment: Who wins in the name game?

From dating to job prospects, a name has remarkable power over the path of its owner's life.
The 2014 Commonwealth Games takes place in Glasgow from 23 July - 3 August 2014.
The sudden escalation of rocket attacks from Gaza in recent weeks has renewed interest in the Iron Dome, which remains a stop-gap measure tailored to the specific...
Senator Sarah Hanson-Young has backed calls for the Immigration Minister to step down as the legal guardian for unaccompanied asylum seeker children as the...

Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash

The latest news on the Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash

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A fourth attempt to reach the MH17 crash site may have been abandoned, but Prime Minister Tony Abbott is still confident victims' bodies will be recovered.
George and Angela Dyczynski have arrived back in Amsterdam following a five-day trip to the MH17 crash site in eastern Ukraine.
The Transport Workers Union has called on the federal government to intervene in ensuring flight safety, as international aviation officials pushed for better...
The parents of an Australian woman killed in the downed MH17 flight have laid a bouquet of flowers at the crash site in eastern Ukraine.
The Hilversum military barracks are surrounded by Dutch forest. It's a pretty place.
FIFA has rejected calls to move the 2018 World Cup from Russia, saying the tournament "can achieve positive change".

Flying over Iraq is safe: Qantas

Qantas says there is no suggestion flying over Iraq is unsafe for commercial airlines despite a decision by Emirates to steer clear of the volatile nation.
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Cronulla Riots - The Day That Shocked The Nation

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Australian and African scientists are collaborating to genetically modify Bananas into a rich source of vitamin A that could save the lives of hundreds of thousands of children in developing countries.

Images from a life in detention

The Australian Human Rights Commission has provided SBS World News with pictures and letters written by children in Australia's detention centres. All images courtesy of the Australian Human Rights Commission.

In pictures: Colin and Rachel

Colin Wright was born with cerebral palsy, but the disability hasn't stopped the 60-year-old from having sexual encounters. Rachel, a sex worker, regularly sees Colin, and believes everyone has a right to have sex, no matter their disability.
Gin is back in fashion and Australia’s at the vanguard, with a surge in popularity of distinctive, small batch spirits from micro distilleries.
Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Fitr which marks the end of the month of Ramadan.
The four-day pop culture extravaganza celebrates film, TV, video games, comic books, costumes and other popular arts. More than 150,000 fans are expected to attend the 45th annual Comic-Con in San Diego, California on July 24, 2014 at the San Diego Convention Center.
The opening ceremony for the 20th Commonwealth Games has kicked off in front of a 40,000 capacity crowd bathed in sunshine at Celtic Park, Glasgow.
The Netherlands has held a national day of mourning as the bodies of some of the MH17 victims have arrived in the country.
As the world mourns the loss of 298 MH17 crash victims and with world leaders calling for investigation to start immediately, bodies are being flown to the Netherlands to begin process of identification.