Newly elected New South Wales Premier Mike Baird has commended outgoing premier Barry O'Farrell in his first media conference since being elected unopposed earlier today.
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The Navy has sacked a ship captain for breaching Indonesian territorial waters during Operation Sovereign Borders activities.
A group of football-mad doctors have joined together to help raise awareness of yellow fever as Socceroos fans gear up for the finals.
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The Immigration Department has delayed the transfer of 26 asylum seeker babies born in Australia to overseas detention centres, pending the outcome of a legal...
The best leads in the underwater search for Malaysia Airlines flight 370 will be exhausted in about a week, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott says.
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There's fury in South Korea at reports that many passengers on a stricken ferry were denied a proper chance to escape the sinking vessel.
The Blue Mountains community recovering from last October's bushfires have welcomed the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to the area.

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A poster in a London barber, which pokes fun at Kim Jong Un's undercut hairstyle with the slogan "Bad Hair Day?", has attracted the ire of Pyongyang.
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A new study has found climate change could make fish do strange things.
A custom made, one-handed guitar is helping a former Vietnamese refugee with a traumatic brain injury reconnect with his music and there are hopes the design...
Wine, sport and spoons were among the gifts declared by members of the NSW Parliament throughout 2010 and 2011, but a $3000 bottle of Grange made no appearance.
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The Navy has sacked a ship captain for breaching Indonesian territorial waters during Operation Sovereign Borders activities.
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There's concern over the fact that almost half of the total numbers of youths under supervision are Indigenous.
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The federal government has appointed Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs and Macquarie to manage the Medibank Private sale.
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A lawyer who recently toured the Manus Island detention centre in Papua New Guinea says he's gravely concerned for the safety and wellbeing of asylum-seekers...
The Australian journalist due to face a Thai court on defamation charges has accused the Royal Thai Navy of trying to shut down his website.
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The powder contents of threatening envelopes sent to the WA premier and treasurer have been found to be harmless, but security is being re-evaluated.
Two men have been killed after a wall collapsed at the Austar Coal Mine in the NSW Hunter Valley.

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What are the prospects of continuing reform to a state so long afflicted by the taint of corruption?
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The murder trial of Oscar Pistorius is changing South Africa’s media ecology.
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I’m going to put it out there - most teachers don’t know enough about how the English language works [aka grammar], and this inevitably impacts upon student...
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In the nearly two years since Google began testing its augmented-reality eyewear, public reaction has progressed from "that's amazing" to "those look stupid" to ...
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The ongoing search for missing flight MH370 has shown how finding objects such as debris on the ocean is difficult, but finding them underwater in the deep ocean...
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A new oral antiviral drug may be a future tool in the global fight against measles, according to a new international study.
For the past 20 years, the NSW ICAC has targeted these factors, with varying levels of community support. What is needed is ongoing internal monitoring, and a...
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Boston has paid solemn tribute to the victims and survivors of the marathon bombings, exactly one year after the attacks.

In pictures: AC/DC over the years

Australian rock band AC/DC had confirmed the illness of founding member Malcolm Young but says while he'll take a break for the band will continue. Here's a look at AC/DC over the years.
Tuesday's lunar eclipse was seen across the globe. We take a look at some of the best images taken of the rare event.
Malta's parliament has passed a law legalising same-sex civil partnerships and giving gay couples the right to adopt.

In pictures: Easter around the world

Easter Week has begun as people around the world begin commemorations ahead of the Easter long weekend.

In Pictures: Jewish Passover

Jews around the world celebrate the week-long holiday, which commemorates the Israelites' exodus from Egypt some 3,500 years ago.
At least 16 people are dead and 500 homes have been destroyed by a huge fire that tore through the Chilean city of Valparaiso.
The UN Security Council held an emergency session Sunday on the Ukraine crisis as Kiev vowed to launch an military operation after pro-Russian forces seized government buildings in the east.
People in far north Queensland are being told to prepare for a worst-case scenario that could see the effects of Cyclone Ita hit more populated areas such as Cairns.

In pictures: Indonesia votes

Indonesians vote in their legislative election.

Sport

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The North London club's title challenge was smashed off course by a 6-0 humiliation at Chelsea last month and a 3-0 defeat by Everton over a week ago put the...
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MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia's national women's football team coach Hesterine de Reus has been sacked, less than a month out from the team's AFC Women's' Asian...
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RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian authorities unveiled an infrastructure budget of 24.1 billion reais (6.39 billion pounds) for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, 25...
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The England forward was forced from the field after 66 minutes of the 3-2 win over title rivals Manchester City on Sunday with what appeared to be a hamstring...
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Dutch coach Hesterine de Reus has left the role of coach of the Australian women's soccer team.
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A world heavyweight title bout win for Alex Leapai would match one of the biggest upsets in boxing history, according to trainer Noel Thornberry.
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Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs and Wits University won on Wednesday as a thrilling South African Premiership title run-in continued.

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Is Ukraine headed for civil war?

There's growing concern that unrest in eastern Ukraine may result in civil war.
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The death toll from the sinking of a South Korean ferry has risen to nine, with 287 still missing.
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From the scorching heat of the Sahara Desert to the ice of Antarctica, Trent Morrow's epic global feat will end at the Boston Marathon.
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NZ diplomat apologises over Rwanda

The New Zealander who was president of the UN Security Council in 1994 has apologised for failing to intervene in the Rwanda genocide.
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The divide between old and new is less pronounced in the latest, free update of Windows - and that's a welcome change.
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The parents of the missing students on board a South Korean ferry that sank are consumed by agony and anger as they wait for news.
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Evidence surrounding the 2010 Fox Glacier plane crash which killed nine people will be reviewed, says the NZ Transport Accident Investigation Commission.

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Is Ukraine headed for civil war?

There's growing concern that unrest in eastern Ukraine may result in civil war.
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The Immigration Department has delayed the transfer of 26 asylum seeker babies born in Australia to overseas detention centres, pending the outcome of a legal...
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There's concern over the fact that almost half of the total numbers of youths under supervision are Indigenous.
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A lawyer who recently toured the Manus Island detention centre in Papua New Guinea says he's gravely concerned for the safety and wellbeing of asylum-seekers...
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A new study has found climate change could make fish do strange things.
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World News Radio April 17

Debate rages after New South Wales Premier Barry O'Farrell announced he is stepping down.The number of Indigenous youth in justice supervision remains high.And we...
Human rights campaigners in Myanmar are concerned a proposed ban on interfaith marriages will the exacerbate existing tensions.

Science & Technology

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A new study has found climate change could make fish do strange things.
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A new oral antiviral drug may be a future tool in the global fight against measles, according to a new international study.
New research suggests the beard styles embraced by hipster culture are likely to grow less attractive as they become more popular, writes Rob Brooks.
What is the deadly Ebola virus and is Australia at risk of an outbreak? 
Heartbleed, the bug that has preoccupied thousands of websites and millions of users over the past week, may well have been the biggest security flaw in internet...
Scientists have successfully implanted laboratory-grown vaginal organs into four teenagers who had underdeveloped or absent vaginas.
Scientists say governments should review use of the common anti-flu medication Tamiflu after a new report questioned the efficacy of the drug.

Business

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New figures show the number of people employed in the public service fell by two per cent in the second half of 2013.
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Genesis Energy soars on debut

Genesis Energy's shares have spiked in the immediate aftermath of its listing on the NZX, rising by 18 per cent.
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The West Australian premier has confirmed the cost of living will be "impacted" when the state government hands down its budget on May 8.
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Airlines at the centre of a class action over alleged price fixing on freight services have agreed to a $38 million settlement.
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The federal government has appointed Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs and Macquarie to manage the Medibank Private sale.
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'Chipper' Kiwis push up confidence

Consumer confidence in New Zealand remains at elevated levels rising in April compared to last month.
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Yahoo co-founder David Filo has rejoined the company's board as one of three new members, along with Charles Schwab and and H. Lee Scott.

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A police inquiry has been launched into a German store's sale of mugs that inadvertently featured an image of Hitler on them.
Liang Kegang, who recently sold a jar of clean air from Provence for $904, is one of several artists protesting at China's air quality.
In what the German press has dubbed the “Peniskuchen-Affäre,” the General Secretary of Germany's far-right National Democratic Party has stepped down after he was...
Former US president George W. Bush said relations with Vladimir Putin became "increasingly tense" during his White House years, as he unveiled his portraits of...

US restaurant chain 'bans' Putin

A New York-based food chain has banned Russia's Vladimir Putin from its restaurants, saying he'll be welcome back when he stops "picking on people".
You can't always believe what you read online, especially if it's April Fools Day. We've scoured the web for some of the best jokes creating buzz this morning.
In Denmark, a travel company is 'prescribing' romantic holidays, launching a 'baby-making holiday' competition to boost the country's low birth rate.