SBS coverage of the deadly siege at the Lindt cafe in Martin Place in Sydney.
Clive Palmer's media advisor Andrew Crook has reportedly been detained by police in relation to an alleged kidnapping.
The latest report from Public Health England revealed that there were more than 100,000 people living with HIV in the UK, with 6,000 new infections last year.
The European Court of Justice says people who are obese could be considered disabled, in a ruling that has implications on discrimination in the workplace.
Speaking at his annual press-conference, Vladimir Putin said that the economic downturn will last two years at the most.
At least 32 people have been killed in a Boko Haram attack in Nigeria, with dozens of women and girls abducted.
Deaf children can face a sense of isolation. But in the US, a police chief went the extra mile to bridge the divide over Christmas.
The White House says cyber attacks that prompted Sony Pictures to scrap the release of a comedy about North Korea are a "serious national security matter".

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A public memorial service will be held in Melbourne for comedian and disability activist Stella Young.
The partner of Sydney siege victim Tori Johnson has spoken about his partner of 14 years and the importance of the growing floral tribute to the hostages.
US President Barack Obama has told Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of his concern about the jailing of journalists including Peter Greste.
Independent senator Jacqui Lambie says this week isn't the right time to reopen debate on gun laws, and she won't support moves to weaken controls.
A man has been stabbed in the leg during an altercation with another man outside a hotel in Sydney's west.

NSW kidnapper to be sentenced

A Sydney man who threatened his ex-girlfriend with rape after kidnapping her will be sentenced in the NSW District Court on Friday.
Dozens of babies born to asylum seekers will not be sent to Nauru as part of a deal between the government and Senator Ricky Muir.
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Sydneysiders continue to unite as tributes and flowers pile up near a Sydney cafe a day after the deadly siege came to an end.
At least 130 people, most of them children, have been killed in a Taliban attack on a army-run school in Pakistan.
A makeshift memorial has been set up near Martin Place to honour those who lost their lives at a Sydney cafe.
NSW Police have declared the siege over after heavily armed officers stormed the Lindt cafe in Sydney's Martin Place amid heavy gunfire.

In pictures: Martin Place siege

A group of people have been held hostage in in a cafe in Sydney's Martin Place. Police have surrounded the building and evacuated the area.
The US Pacific coast's most ferocious storm in years moved south Friday, bringing hurricane force winds and heavy downpours to southern California one day after claiming two lives in the Northwest. Heavy rain triggered a mudslide following a storm in the Camarillo Springs area of Ventura County, California, engulfing houses.
The views over the Grand Canyon are always spectacular - but some lucky visitors have been treated to something extra special. The bowl of the Canyon has filled up with thick clouds in a weather phenomenon known as cloud inversion. It only happens there once every few years.
Hardcore pornography campaigners have protested outside the British parliament against new laws banning a series of extreme sex acts from online videos.
From deserted beaches to its detention centre, Papua New Guinea can be described as a country of contrasts.
Thousands of people have marched in central Lima against the abuse of the earth's resources, urging ministers haggling over a world climate deal to ensure a global switch to 100 per cent clean energy by 2050.