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Tony Abbott has taken aim at Labor and unions for questioning the China free trade agreement, but Labor says there are real risks.
Hundreds of angry migrants demonstrated outside Budapest's Eastern Railway Terminus on Tuesday demanding they be allowed to travel on to Germany, as the biggest...
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No distance between Hastie and PM

The prime minister and his Canning candidate were side by side less than 24 hours after Labor said Andrew Hastie was distancing himself from Tony Abbott.
Pope Francis will give all priests discretion during the Roman Catholic Church's Holy Year to formally forgive women who have had abortions -- the Argentine...
One of Australia's most senior rabbis has stepped down over his handling of child sex abuse cases at Jewish schools.
Invoking God's authority, a Kentucky county clerk defied the US Supreme Court on Tuesday and stood by her refusal to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

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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.