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Lufthansa says it will take a long while to establish the events that led to the Germanwings plane crash last week, as a video of the last moments on the doomed...
A Chinese woman has been charged with murdering a four-year-old boy and his grandmother in Melbourne, by stabbing them with garden shears.
Melbourne is projected to become Australia's biggest city within 40 years, according to new data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
A joint RSPCA and Queensland Police taskforce is now investigating the grisly discovery of more than 50 dead greyhounds in Queensland bushland.
Independent senator Jacqui Lambie is taking Clive Palmer's legal threat seriously and has referred it to the Clerk of the Senate.
An Australian man has reportedly been sentenced to death in China after being caught trying to smuggle methamphetamine to Australia.
A new study claims paracetamol is not only ineffective for treating low back pain, it may actually lead to toxicity in the liver when used.

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The Department of Defence has too many managers and lengthy bureaucratic processes, an independent review has found.

ASADA considering Essendon appeal

ASADA says an appeal against the AFL anti-doping tribunal's decision to clear 34 current and former Essendon players is a "very live option".
An Indonesian court hearing the appeals of Australian convicted drug smugglers Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran will announce a verdict on April 6, one of the...
Suicide is still the leading cause of death for Australians between 15 and 44 years of age, according to the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
Groundbreaking singer/songwriter Joni Mitchell, one of the stars of the Woodstock era, has been hospitalised,

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Almost all major international airlines are eager to exploit the cost advantage of employing younger, less experienced – and therefore cheaper – pilots, writes Amy...
Australia's median home price is now $530,000 and while prices in capital cities rose on average 1.4 per cent in March, Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne are leading...
Nigeria's first democratic change of power has seen Muhammadu Buhari win the presidential election over incumbent Goodluck Jonathan.
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The human rights group Amnesty International has released its annual report on the death penalty.
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In contrast to the mountain of research on gender pay differentials, there have been very few studies that have compared sexual minorities and the heterosexual...
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India’s cricket fans are donning the face paint and unfurling their flags in Australia and beyond as their national team prepares for battle in the World Cricket Cup semi-final.
A Victorian mother and her adult son are among the 150 victims of a plane crash in the French Alps. They were aboard a Germanwings flight between Barcelona and Duesseldorf when it crashed in mountainous terrain in southeastern France.
All eyes turned to the skies for a solar eclipse offering spectacular views from selected plane seats, some European countries and a remote Arctic archipelago.
An art exhibition in regional New South Wales is bringing a new perspective to Aboriginal mission life.
Former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser has passed away at the age of 84 after a brief illness.
Tributes to the health workers who died from Ebola
Jo Dunlop began documenting the fashion of Sierra Leone when working in Freetown as a development health officer. She started a blog called Freetown Fashpack
The clean up is underway in Vanuatu's capital Port Vila after category five Cyclone Pam on March 13 left infrastructure damaged and the island strewn with debris.
Communities in Kiribati and Tuvalu have been severely damaged by storm surges and flash flooding as a result of Cyclone Pam.

Quakers Hill Nursing Home Fire

The Quakers Hill Nursing Home after the fires on November 18, 2011.