Pope Francis on Sunday reaffirmed Catholic opposition to gay marriage as he opened a three-week gathering of bishops from around the world but said the Church had...
Flash floods on the French Riviera killed 16 people and five others were reported missing on Sunday, prompting the government to declare a natural disaster in the...

Angry backlash over taboo review

The use of a derogatory term stereotyping African- Americans in a New Zealand review of the film Dope has caused controversy.
Europe needs to restrict the number of people coming to the continent, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Sunday, as the continent struggles to...
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has warned the success of Russia's military intervention in his war-torn country is vital for the entire Middle East, with...
The family of Curtis Cheng, the NSW police worker killed in a terror-related shooting, say they are heartbroken by his death.
US Defense Secretary Ash Carter pledged on Sunday a full, transparent investigation into whether the US military could be linked to the destruction of an Afghan...

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North Queensland have won their first NRL grand final 17-16 over Brisbane, on the back of a Johnathan Thurston golden-point field goal.
Almost half of codeine-related deaths in Australia from 2000 to 2013 are attributable to accidental overdose, say researchers.
The former national president of the Australia China Business Council is set to face trial, accused of making a lewd request to a teen.
Myles Fergus Wilson has been recaptured by police after fleeing the St Heliers Correctional Centre in July.
Israeli officials have imposed a two-day ban on Palestinians entering Jerusalem's Old City, following two knife attacks on Israelis.
Cooler conditions on Sunday have helped Tasmanian fire crews battling a series of blazes in southern areas, but more hot, blustery weather is on the way.
Australian rugby fans have expressed their delight as the Wallabies advanced to the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals at the expense of arch rival England.

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Refugee settlement support services are preparing to assist thousands of refugees expected to come to Australia from Syria and Iraq.
It was home to some of Australia's most successful racehorses, now South Australia's former Lindsay Park property has a crop of new arrivals.
As the parent of three children, I know all too well how hard it can be to get kids to put down the iPad and shut off the iPod. So when a local parenting magazine...
The AFL grand final might have the west coast pitted against most of the east, but for a group of refugees it’s the game that’s helped them connect to their...
Women denied a childhood grow up less prepared for parenthood, suggests a new study published in the Journal of Family Psychology.
An Austrian shepherd is adding asylum seekers to his flock, feeding them, finding refuge for them and helping them through the border.

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Nuclear reactors provide 11 per cent of the world's electricity, but where are they? Find out with this interactive data visualisation.
Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world and is predicted to rival Christianity in terms of global population by 2050. But, despite popular perception,...
Syria has become the world's largest source of refugees and Turkey is now the largest host. Find out where refugees and asylum seekers have moved to and where...
Treasurer Joe Hockey’s suggestion that people should “get a good job that pays good money” in order to buy their first home, sparked a debate about housing...
Renting a house or a unit has become increasingly expensive in many areas across Australia. How does your local government area compare?
Families have reported receiving text messages from people they believe to still be trapped after mudslides on the outskirts of Guatemala's capital city.
This week, Insight visits the Northern Rivers region of NSW, which takes in popular surfing and tourist destinations Byron Bay, Ballina, and Lennox Head.
At least 85 people were killed when a cooking gas cylinder blew up in a crowded restaurant in central India on Saturday, triggering a second blast of mining detonators stored illegally nearby, police said.
Oil rich Saudi Arabia is under fire over its failure to take a single refugee from Syria while an air conditioned tent city capable of housing three million people sits idle. The country has claimed it has taken 100,000 Syrian migrants but is not a signatory to UN Convention on Refugees making it very difficult for the UNHCR to verify its claims and establish if they are genuine refugees.
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.