A young Gold Coast man has been killed after heading to Syria to aid Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State militants in Syria, his family says.
A range of government crackdowns on welfare recipients will come into effect from July 1.
Greece has asked for a fresh two-year rescue deal with the European Union in a final roll of the dice just hours before its current bailout expires and it misses...
The Australian Border Force starts work on July 1, bringing together immigration, customs and border protection roles.
The CPSU says a nationwide, two-hour strike by customs and immigration staff will cause disruptions and delays at ports and seaports.
An Indonesian military transport plane that crashed into a residential area was carrying 113 people, an air force spokesman says.

Melbourne jail riot under control

A riot involving up to 300 inmates in a Melbourne jail appears to have been brought under control.

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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...
A three-word headline and two tweets have cost Fairfax Media $200,000 after Treasurer Joe Hockey successfully sued for defamation.

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As the one year anniversary of the 2014 presidential elections approaches, Indonesians are pondering the performance of their leader Joko Widodo. Domestically,...
A think tank is recommending Middle East politics be taught in Australian schools to help prevent radicalisation.
Two passengers on a Japanese Shinkansen bullet train has died after a man doused himself in oil and set himself on fire.
UNESCO is about to reveal whether it will adopt a draft decision to keep the Great Barrier Reef off its "in-danger" list.

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Indigenous families in Sydney and Melbourne are being called upon to host the AFL's Indigenous rookies from regional Australia.
Colouring is now a normal adult activity.
The Pink Sari campaign in NSW aims to encourage women from migrant communities to get screened for breast cancer, and organisers hope its success will inspire...
In recent years Melbourne has received a flood of new arrivals who've sought help from family and friends to find work.
There’s no doubt fasting during the month of Ramadan is hard, but there are concerns some people may be over-rewarding themselves for their religious sacrifice,...
How many votes would be needed for a marriage equality bill to be passed? Where does your local MP stand? Find out with our interactive tool.
Anti-smoking campaigners hope those who cease smoking during Ramadan may be encouraged to kick the habit for good.

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Greece has asked for a fresh two-year rescue deal with the European Union in a final roll of the dice just hours before its current bailout expires and it misses...
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Former Russia captain Andrei Arshavin may quit playing football after his contract with champions Zenit St Petersburg expired on Tuesday.
Tunisian tennis star Malek Jaziri is horrified by the second deadly terror attack in his homeland this year and hopes it doesn't ruin its tourism industry.
Some England cricketers are trying to mess with Steve Smith's head, but ex-captain Michael Vaughan isn't one of them.
A letter obtained by Labor under freedom of information shows the federal government was given options to change tax concessions on superannuation.
A motorbike rider has been hit and killed after running a red light while trying to evade police in Melbourne.

Delly offered new Cavs deal

The Cleveland Cavaliers have only offered Matthew Dellavedova a reported $US1.15 million in the first stage of contract talks.
LONDON (Reuters) - When Roger Federer's game flows at Wimbledon and his opponent knows his place you half expect him to slide into a deckchair at changeovers,...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sepp Blatter, president of the world football governing body FIFA that is embroiled in corruption investigations, will not travel to Canada...

In pictures: Pink Sari campaign

A gallery of photos from the Pink Sari campaign in New South Wales.
People around the world have celebrated with pride marches following the US Supreme Court's ruling that same-sex couples would have the right to marry nationwide.

In pictures: Insight in Indonesia

In this special episode, Insight brings you the view from Indonesia.
Tens of thousands of anti-austerity protesters massed outside Britain's parliament on Saturday to demonstrate against the newly re-elected Conservative government's plans for further public spending cuts.
The African-American community in Charleston, South Carolina are grieving as Dylann Roof, charged with the murder of nine worshippers who were gunned down at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, appears for the first time in court.
Historically, minorities appeared in comics as racial stereotypes or crude comic relief, offering cheap laughs at accents and over exaggerated features. But some artists are fighting back.
This year's attack on the office of Charlie Hebdo served as inspiration for an international cartoon competition, making fun of Islamic State terrorists. Hosted by Iran's House of Cartoon, the competition attracted more than 1000 entries from artists worldwide, including Australians.
Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting, has begun. During this month, Muslim believers abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex from dawn until sunset. Ramadan is sacred to Muslims because it is during that month that tradition says the Koran was revealed to the Prophet Mohammed. The holy month ends with Eid al-Fitr, a festival to celebrate the end of daylight fasting.

In pictures: tattoo art

Check out the work of James bird and his colleagues from Green Lotus Studio.

In pictures: Heartlands

A new exhibition capturing the lives of Australia's many migrant and refugee communities aims to reveal the personal stories of those who now call Australia home. 'The Heartlands Project' focuses on the groups who've arrived in the past six decades.