The Australian Transport Safety Bureau has confirmed objects that washed up on a WA beach are not from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
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The federal opposition has dismissed Joe Hockey's warnings about the spiralling costs of welfare, health and other government spending.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are visiting the National Arboretum where they will meet children and plant an English oak tree.
Divers say hope is fading of finding more survivors after declaring there are no air pockets left.
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Rival Palestinian leaders from the West Bank and Gaza Strip have forged a new reconciliation agreement, angering Israel at a time when US-brokered peace talks are...
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The US soldier convicted on espionage charges after leaking secret documents has won a court ruling to change her name to Chelsea Manning.
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Real Madrid took a step towards its first UEFA Champions League final in 12 years by beating Bayern Munich 1-0 at the Bernabeu thanks to a first-half goal by...

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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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National

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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...
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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

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

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Wallabies star Kurtley Beale has revealed he's holding off having foot surgery to have a bone spur removed from his left foot.
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Belgian cyclist Philippe Gilbert says he is focused on the Liege-Bastogne-Liege after a disappointing 10th at the Fleche Wallonne event.
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Australian equestrian stalwart Sonja Johnson, whose little finger was bitten off by a horse, is bullish about her chances at the Sydney International Trials.
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Alex Leapai can expect to face a hostile reception in his heavyweight world title fight, according to Daniel Geale, who pulled off a big win at the venue.
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Coach Pep Guardiola says Bayern Munich will need to contain Real Madrid's counter-attacking pace in their Champions League soccer semi-final second leg.
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Josh Hoffman has thrown an injury scare into the Brisbane NRL camp after leaving training early with a suspected achilles strain.
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The Indian Super League, hoping to lure a host of former soccer stars out of retirement, is facing scepticism despite backing from some big sporting names.

World

Latest news from the Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Europe, Africa, North America and South America.

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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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Gunner Billy Hutchison will pay tribute to young men similar to himself, who died at Gallipoli almost a century ago, when he reads the Ode of Remembrance.
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A lone protester disrupted the dawn service in 2013, but it may have been a blessing in disguise as it's led to an overhaul of security at Gallipoli.
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Ashley Thomson will perform the Last Post at the Villers-Bretonneux dawn service, almost a century after his grandfather fought at nearby Pozieres.

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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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Business-focused electricity provider ERM Power has secured $1 billion worth of contracts with the NSW and federal governments.
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Vivien Leigh's home up for sale

Vivien Leigh's country estate is expected to sell for more than $AU6 million.
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Tokyo stocks open flat

Tokyo stocks have opened flat ahead of Japanese earnings reports for the full business year.
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A solid report on the eurozone's PMI, which jumped to 54 points in March, has boosted the euro against the greenback.
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ResMed lifts 3rd quarter earnings

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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Atlas Iron achieves record shipments

Atlas Iron achieved record shipments of iron ore during the March quarter but realised weaker prices.
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The receiver of Southern Cross Forest Products is closing a mill and winding down the Australian unit in a bid to sell the business as a going concern.

Odd

Weird and wonderful stories from around the world.

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.
Jokes are being made about a business card presented by pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine as proof that ultra nationalists attacked their checkpoint.