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Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has given evidence at an inquiry into the treatment of children in detention centres, which has heard that the average length...
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James Foley's captors sent his family a rambling email threatening to kill him just a week before making public a video of his execution.
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Who knew that having sex on the beach — or other far-flung tourist destinations — could be so complicated?
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Cronulla skipper Paul Gallen is believed to be among 10 current NRL players to have accepted doping bans from ASADA on Friday.
Stay-up-to-date with the latest information on the ongoing Gaza conflict.
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Religious leaders from across the country will gather to show solidarity with the Muslim community amidst controversy over incorrect comment that Australia 'will...
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An unconscious koala has had a lucky escape after firefighters caught it in a blanket when it fell out of a tree before wildlife rescuers gave lifesaving mouth-to...
Dingos are on the brink of extinction; most of the animals we think are dingos are in fact crossbred with wild dogs. This family run a dingo conservation park to...

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It's a relatively new invention—is it time to shave another day off?
Indigenous rangers in the APY Lands are burning as much buffel grass as they can in an effort to save a rare, black-footed rock wallaby.
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Hey dads, put down that briefcase and pick up a Swiffer — that is, if you want your daughter to be an auto mechanic or a police officer.
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Jailed Australian journalist Peter Greste has filed an appeal against his conviction in Egypt, having been jailed for alleged ties with Islamists.
Crafted in secret in the 1950s and rising to become Australia's most collectible wine, Penfold's Grange is Australia's most iconic drop – but it's almost certain...
Wiesnkoenig, the official supplier of lederhosen for the Munich Oktoberfest, is hoping its fashion-forward take on traditional German clothing takes off in...
European governments pay millions of dollars in ransoms to free their hostages. The White House needs to decide whether it’s willing to sacrifice principle for...
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Cronulla Riots - The Day That Shocked The Nation

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Tensions are at boiling point in the US city of Ferguson, Missouri after a young black teenager was killed in a police shooting.
Australia has a long history of immigrant entrepreneurs, but it’s the modern business owners in the spotlight as part of a new art exhibition in Bankstown.
Thousands of Catholic worshippers take part in an open-air mass at Gwanghwamun Square conducted by Pope Francis in central Seoul.
One of Hollywood's leading ladies, actress Lauren Bacall, has died aged 89. We take a look back at her incredible life and career.
Thousands of terrified people, mostly from minorities that have been persecuted by the jihadists, have been displaced by militants in Iraq.

In pictures: Turkey votes

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has celebrated his election as president with tens of thousands of supporters in Ankara.
A supermoon lit up skies across the world on August 10, 2014

In pictures: Long Grassers

The homeless population of Katherine – the "long grassers" – make up 15 per cent of the town, the highest homelessness rate in the country. But they're an inherent part of contemporary life in Katherine rarely appreciated.
From showing support for missing Nigerian school girls to advocating for animal rights and same sex marriage, celebrities spruiking messages for the press is becoming a major trend.