Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour ceasefire in the Gaza conflict, US Secretary of State John Kerry said early Friday.
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As deadly conflict rages in Gaza, Israel and Hamas have taken to social media with force, using websites such as Twitter in the war for hearts and minds. It's a...
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Euthanasia campaigner Dr Philip Nitschke is to meet with police who are investigating the death of terminally ill man, Max Bromson.
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A series of powerful explosions triggered by gas leaks in Taiwan's Kaohsiung city has killed 15 and injured 233 people; the toll is expected to rise.
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Workers will clock off for the final time at Alcoa's Point Henry aluminium smelter, which has operated for more than 40 years.
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Would you sign your dog up for the gym? Pet owners in the US now have the chance after a new 'dog gym' opened in the state of Virginia.

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SBS journalist Nick Lazaredes says he 'hit the ground' after coming under fire at the 'highly volatile' MH17 crash site in Ukraine.
Everyone knows how to arm wrestle - so why don't we take this seriously as a sport? These guys want to go all the way; professionalism and Olympics.
The 2014 Commonwealth Games takes place in Glasgow from 23 July - 3 August 2014.
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Do journalists get ‘desensitised’ when writing stories about overseas conflicts? Not when the conflict is in your country of origin, writes SBS’s Widyan Al-Ubudy.
The Department of Immigration requested a report detailing the mental health of children being held at Christmas Island be withdrawn, an inquiry has heard.
At least 25 people have died and 13 are missing in two separate boat sinkings in Indonesia, officials have said.
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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SBS journalist Nick Lazaredes says he 'hit the ground' after coming under fire at the 'highly volatile' MH17 crash site in Ukraine.
George and Angela Dyczynski have arrived back in Amsterdam following a five-day trip to the MH17 crash site in eastern Ukraine.
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The Transport Workers Union has called on the federal government to intervene in ensuring flight safety, as international aviation officials pushed for better...
The Australian and Dutch governments remain determined to get access to the MH17 crash site despite setbacks due to continued fighting in the Ukraine.
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.
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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.