The captain of the sunken South Korean ferry has reportedly been arrested and faces charges including negligence of duty.
Pro-Russian rebels have stubbornly refused to cede control of a string of towns in eastern Ukraine, jeopardising a deal backed by the West and Russia meant to ease tensions and rejecting promises of concessions from Kiev.
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Tributes are flowing for Australian footballer Dylan Tombides, who has died aged 20 following a three-year battle with testicular cancer.
Day four of the Royal visit to Australia will see Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit a RAAF base in Queensland followed by a civic reception in Brisbane
An attack on a UN base in South Sudan has killed at least 58 people with more than 100 wounded.
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North Korea has responded to an informal UN meeting about abuses in the country saying countries in the West should "mind their own business".
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President Barack Obama says a new law barring US visas for UN envoys seen as a threat to American security should be taken as an "advisory".

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A former Vietnamese refugee, who arrived in Australia during the 1980s, has completed a 35 day trek from Melbourne to Canberra -- dragging a boat behind him.
They may have been drawn in the World Cup's 'Group of Death' - but the unfancied duo of Ghana and the USA might just cause an upset for either Germany or Portugal.
It's the story of ultimate sacrifice, but in an increasingly secular society, the Wesley mission is pushing for the story of Jesus's crucifixion to remain in the...
A week from Anzac Day, and Australians are being asked to remember the many battles our young nation fought in, between 1914 and 1918. The Prime Minister has...
More than 175 Australian authors, artists and publishers have lodged a joint submission with the Attorney-General’s Department, arguing against the proposed...
There's concern over the fact that almost half of the total numbers of youths under supervision are Indigenous.
The late Father Frank Fletcher dedicated his life to working with the Koori families of Sydney. Now, his work has been immortalised with the publication of a new...


All the latest news and analysis from around Australia.

NSW Opposition Leader John Robertson says new Premier Mike Baird must explain why he appointed party fundraiser to state board.
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Victorians have banded together to raise a record-breaking sum for the Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday Appeal.
Newly elected NSW Premier Mike Baird says he will consider the line-up of his new cabinet over the Easter long weekend.
More than 175 Australian authors, artists and publishers have lodged a joint submission with the Attorney-General’s Department, arguing against the proposed...
Australian Christian leaders have made Easter calls for more compassion towards refugees and asylum-seekers.
The Navy has sacked a ship captain for breaching Indonesian territorial waters during Operation Sovereign Borders activities.
There's concern over the fact that almost half of the total numbers of youths under supervision are Indigenous.

Comment & Analysis

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India’s elections promise business as usual for the country’s wealthy and ongoing grinding poverty for its most poor of poor, writes Paul Kenny.
Former NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell didn’t have to resign because he was corrupt. He had to resign because if he didn’t then the system collapses, writes Greg...
The murder trial of Oscar Pistorius is changing South Africa’s media ecology, writes the University of Witwaterstand's Anton Harber
What are the prospects of continuing reform to a state so long afflicted by the taint of corruption?
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...
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 ...
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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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.


Latest in sports news, including football, cycling, AFL, rugby league and rugby union.

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Raiders coach Ricky Stuart says his NRL side will have to revert to slow, ugly ruck tactics in defence to improve their chances of winning games.
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Muscat's men find new way to win

Melbourne Victory have defied a tough schedule to beat Sydney FC, and now face a decisive week for the A-League club.
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Demons brace for Suns fightback

Melbourne have their tails up after a breakthrough AFL win in round four, but they're expected Gold Coast to be fired up on Sunday after last week's loss.
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Crows wary of land of the Giants

Western Sydney's prized top draft pick Tom Boyd will debut against the Adelaide Crows on Sunday with a clear instruction: enjoy it.
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With Sydney FC's exit from the A-League final, attention now turns to the future of star forward Alessandro Del Piero and even coach Frank Farina.
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Watmough in doubt for Anzac Test

Sea Eagles back-rower Anthony Watmough is in doubt for Australia's Test against New Zealand next month due to an elbow injury.
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Honda to focus on McLaren in 2015

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Honda has no plans to supply any other team but McLaren when it returns to Formula One as an engine supplier next season, the Japanese...


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Two recent deaths have raised concerns about Colorado's newly legalised recreational marijuana industry.
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Progress has been made but no final deal has been reached in trade talks between the US and Japan, US officials say.
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A bomb thrown from a bridge at a traffic police kiosk in Cairo has killed a policeman and injured another officer and a civilian.
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US mudslide death toll rises to 39

Officials say the death toll from a US mudslide last month has risen to 39, with all the dead now having been identified.
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Oscar Pistorius' lawyers have denied that a private forensic pathologist is not testifying because of questions about the defence's case.
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Prayers about social issues including the economic crisis and domestic abuse have been read out at a Good Friday ceremony attended by Pope Francis.
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The captain of the sunken South Korean ferry has been arrested and faces charges including negligence of duty.


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Refugee makes pilgrimage of thanks

A Vietnamese refugee has led a pilgrimage of thanks from Melbourne to Canberra, accompanied by three asylum seekers.
Muslims in New York City have welcomed the end of a controversial program that spied on the city's Islamic community.

Saving the elephants of Sumatra

Conflict between humans and elephants is intensifying on the Indonesian island of Sumatra.  
Russia, Ukraine, the United States and the European Union have reached a surprise deal aimed at de-escalating the worsening Ukrainian crisis.  
An historic medal gifted to a Maori chief in Sydney more than 200 years ago is on its way back to New Zealand after being sold at auction.
Australian Christian leaders have made Easter calls for more compassion towards refugees and asylum-seekers.

World News Radio April 18

Calls for action as 50 thousand South Sudanese face death by starvation.How would a raised retirement age affect Australians from migrant backgrounds?Saving...

Science & Technology

Latest in science and technology, including astronomy, environmental, health and IT news.

Saving the elephants of Sumatra

Conflict between humans and elephants is intensifying on the Indonesian island of Sumatra.  
A new study has found climate change could make fish do strange things.
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.


Latest in business and finance, including company news and Australian and global market updates.

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Earnings, economy buoy US stocks

Positive overall quarterly earnings and encouraging data protected US stocks this week from tensions over Ukraine and lower interest in tech stocks.
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Android gains in US

The poll US poll has found 53 per cent of new mobile phones activated by American customers n the January-March period were Android devices.
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The US says federal agencies will be given "more time" for the submission of their views on the Keystone pipeline.
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Armani settles Italy tax row

Giorgio Armani is to pay 270 million euros to settle a tax dispute in Italy over three of the company's foreign subsidiaries.
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LinkedIn is looking to capitalise on the mobile market after eclipsing the 300-million-members mark.
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Unemployment rates dropped in 21 US states, rose in 17 and were unchanged in the remaining 12 last month.
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Italian lender backs share sale

Italian bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena is to begin a 5.0-billion-euro share sale in mid-June.


Weird and wonderful stories from around the world.

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US Congress' dirty little secret

Hustler founder Larry Flynt has been sending monthly copies of his magazine to every US Congress member since 1983.
Italy has taken to eBay to sell luxury cars owned by the state that were "no longer deemed essential" in a bid to raise money.
A bronze statue of a homeless Jesus on a park bench has sparked controversy in a wealthy American suburb.
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...