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Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey has described a rise in pension age as inevitable as he prepares to hand down his first budget next week.
Divers say hope is fading of finding more survivors after declaring there are no air pockets left.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are visiting the National Arboretum where they will meet children and plant an English oak tree.
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau has confirmed objects that washed up on a WA beach are not from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
The Australia Palestine Advocacy Network (APAN) says a new reconciliation agreement, between rival Palestinian leaders from the West Bank and Gaza Strip, does not...
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The newest item on Cuba's list of dwindling commodities is condoms.
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Australian cyclist Michael Rogers can return to competitive racing after a positive drug test caused by some dodgy meat was overturned.

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A Sydney project aimed at training refugees as certified bakers is changing the lives of many, writes Emma Hannigan.
On the first official Anzac Day in 1916, soldiers marked the occasion with a sports day in the Australian war camp in Egypt. See how Anzac Day traditions have...
We may soon see data emerge on the harms, benefits and revenues from the introduction of legalised cannabis in the US state of Colorado. But it may be some time...
A cosmetic surgery in Melbourne has apologised for a Facebook competition where it asked women to rate their breasts.
One of India’s biggest success stories, Bollywood, is being used to tackle one of its biggest failings, illiteracy.
Croatia has summoned the Australian Ambassador in Zagreb to answer questions about a federal MP's speech at a controversial Croatian community event in Sydney.
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The Thai navy has rejected pleas to drop charges against an Australian journalist facing jail over a report alleging navy involvement in human trafficking.
Treasurer Joe Hockey has signalled his debut budget is likely to include across-the-board spending cuts.
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A boatload of tourists has disrupted rehearsals for the Gallipoli dawn service by noisily swimming less than 100 metres off the North Beach heritage site.
A handful of Australian businesses are now accepting the digital currency bitcoin in exchange for goods and services. Will the launch of Australia’s first bitcoin...
A Brisbane church leader wants politicians to focus on the welfare of returned soldiers during the first Anzac Day since the Afghanistan war withdrawal.
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will leave Canberra a little greener when they plant trees at the National Arboretum, before heading to Parliament House.
Croatia has summoned the Australian Ambassador in Zagreb to answer questions about a federal MP's speech at a controversial Croatian community event in Sydney.

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Russian and Eastern European hackers now account for a large and growing percentage of all cyber espionage, most of which is directed at the United States.
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The newest item on Cuba's list of dwindling commodities is condoms.
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The former Labor government’s GP Super Clinics Program has come in for a bashing. The Coalition has derided it as “a total waste of money”. But is that the case?
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Anzac’s continuing power in the 21st century stems from the ways in which trauma has come to sit at its very core.
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Though surveys indicate that young voters are less likely to be undecided than the population as a whole, their lack of experience may well make them easier to...
If Joe Hockey’s first budget runs into problems, it won’t be for want of effort to construct a dramatic narrative about pain, personal responsibility and...
Repairing the budget will require more use of means testing and co-payments, Treasurer Joe Hockey has warned, in a speech also renewing his criticism of ...
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A Sydney project aimed at training refugees as certified bakers is changing the lives of many, writes Emma Hannigan.
One person was shot and killed as violent protests erupted in Rio's famed Copacabana beach district following the death of a dancer allegedly at the hands of police, less than two months before the World Cup.
Thousands of fans have filed past the ashes of Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez in Mexico City's Fine Arts Palace.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George continue their three-week Australasian tour.
Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 88th birthday on April 21. Take a look at the journey of the second-longest serving monarch, who ascended the throne in 1952.
British celebrities have turned out in force for the funeral of Peaches Geldof, who died on April 8 aged 25.
Former NSW premier Neville Wran's death has sparked a flurry of tributes, with many remembering his contributions to the Labor Party.

In pictures: Easter around the world

People around the world mark the Easter long weekend.
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.

Sport

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SYDNEY (Reuters) - Kurtley Beale needs surgery to remove a bone spur from his foot but the Australia utility back plans to delay the operation and keep on playing...
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LONDON (Reuters) - Liverpool can eliminate one of their two rivals from the Premier League title race by beating Chelsea on Sunday and the way the dice is rolling...
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French coach Stephane Morello is pursuing Qatar's Sheikh al-Thani "for concealment of fraud, undignified working conditions and attempted extortion".
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Brumbies inside centre Christian Lealiifano has been promoted to the starting side at the expense of Pat McCabe for the Chiefs Super Rugby clash.
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Manchester United's winger Adnan Januzaj, 19, has decided to represent Belgium at international level, national coach Marc Wilmots has revealed.
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Jake Lehmann, the son of Australian cricket coach Darren Lehmann, has been awarded a rookie contract with South Australia for next summer.
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Diaby close to Arsenal EPL return

Abou Diaby, the 27-year-old France international, completed 45 minutes of an Arsenal under-21s' game against Chelsea as he returns to football after injury.

World

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A study says aspirin can halve the colon cancer risk for some people, providing you have a certain gene.
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A man from Gloucestershire, England was fed up with drunken teenagers filming themselves in "neknominate" games. So, he took to the web hoping to influence others...
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In the first such acknowledgement, the Turkish prime minister has offered his condolences for the massacre of Armenians during World War I.
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UN chief Ban Ki-moon says millions of Syrians in need do not have access to aid, essential goods and services, including life-saving medicines.
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A nine-year-old US boy who was abducted from his driveway says he sang a gospel song until his abductor freed him.
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Experts are calling for priority to be given to preventing and treating pancreatic cancer, which is predicted to kill 82,300 people in the EU this year.
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Some Australians who secured a ticket to the Gallipoli commemorations in 2015 are visiting this year too because they didn't know if they'd make the cut.

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A refugee advocacy group says the immigration minister is perpetuating a myth by saying there's no need for any Sri Lankans to travel to Australia by boat and seek...
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World News Radio 24 April

A leading defence expert praises the Air Force's latest acquisition; We examine the violence wracking South Sudan; A new report sheds light on youth self-harm; A...
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Support for F-35 upgrade

A leading defence specialist has backed the federal government's decision to spend $12 billion upgrading Australia's Air Force capabilities.
The federal government will spend more than $12 billion to upgrade Australia's air-force capabilities with a new fleet of F-35 Joint Strike Fighters. 
There are fears the world's youngest nation, South Sudan, is on the brink of collapse after four months of civil war.   

World News Radio 23 April

Australia responds to a Croatian diplomatic protest; The head of the Prime Minister's Indigenous Advisory Council optimistic despite expected budget cuts;  We...
Croatia has issued a strongly-worded statement in response to a federal MP's speech at a controversial Croatian community event in Sydney.

Science & Technology

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

A major review of homeopathy in Australia could lead to stricter industry regulation and changes to private health insurance coverage.
A handful of Australian businesses are now accepting the digital currency bitcoin in exchange for goods and services. Will the launch of Australia’s first bitcoin...

Combatting carp in Murray-Darling

Researchers in NSW are embarking on a project designed to limit carp numbers in the upper Murrumbidgee River.
A corner of the Cholistan desert in Pakistan's Punjab province is about to be turned into one of the world's largest solar power parks.
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.

Business

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

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Whitehaven cuts coal guidance

Whitehaven Coal has reduced production guidance by up to 900,000 tonnes due to problems at its mines.
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Zynga's Mark Pincus is stepping down as chief product officer but will remain as chairman of the company he founded in 2007.
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Zynga's Mark Pincus is stepping down as chief product officer but will remain as chairman of the company he founded in 2007.
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Stocks to watch at noon on Thursday

Stocks of interest on the Australian Securities Exchange at noon on Thursday
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ResMed lifts Q3 earnings by 6%

ResMed has defied flat sales growth from its core US business to lift its third quarter earnings by six per cent.
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Moody's cuts Cuba rating

Ratings agency Moody's has cut Cuba's credit rating a notch citing its vulnerability to a shock increase in fuel costs and its rocky political transition.
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The new Heathrow Terminal 2 should be pleasant and desired destination thanks to its use of natural light, its lead architect Luis Vidal says.

Odd

Weird and wonderful stories from around the world.

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The newest item on Cuba's list of dwindling commodities is condoms.
A student group in New Zealand is offering free beer in exchange for dead rats, as part of a wider conservation effort.
A powder that would give new meaning to mixed drinks may take time to hit the US market, the company said Tuesday after regulators found a labeling problem.
When the New York Police Department asked its Twitter followers to post pictures of people posing with cops on the beat, it probably wasn't expecting their social...
A US company says its new powdered alcohol product has been approved by US regulators and is poised to hit stores in the coming months.
A Japanese inventor has created digital eyes that show your emotions for you, with one use being for flight attendants dealing with irritating passengers.
A US Senator has been caught on camera having a near-miss with a speeding train while speaking about the importance of rail commuter safety.