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Thousands of desperate Nepalese have spent a second night in the open, terrorised by strong aftershocks, as Australian authorities have confirmed more than 830...
Prime Minister Tony Abbott says Australia continues to make strong representations to Indonesia to save the lives of two death row inmates. Meantime, the brothers...
A mother and her autistic son will present a petition to Immigration Minister Peter Dutton's office begging him to stop their deportation.
Labor is gearing up for a battle over gay marriage at its national conference in July with deputy leader Tanya Plibersek pushing for a binding vote.
Refugee advocates and migrant-community groups say they fear for the safety of a boatload of asylum seekers recently turned back to Vietnam by the Australian navy.
At the gathering he jokingly called 'a night when Washington celebrates itself,' US President Barack Obama took light-hearted aim at a range of political friends...
'Comparison is the thief of joy', said former US president Theodore Roosevelt. Spoken more than a century ago, Roosevelt’s words highlight a fundamental truth...

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Nepal earthquake: How you can help

Aid agencies are rushing provide relief in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in Nepal. Here's how you can help.
Richmond Tigers are investigating an incident that saw Bachar Houli allegedly labelled a 'terrorist' during their loss to Melbourne Demons on Friday night.
A combination of high seismic activity at the front of the Tibetan plateau, poor building standards, and haphazard urbanisation came together with fatal...
The federal government is set to remove basic over-the-counter drugs like paracetamol and antacids from Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.
A new study suggests that if you want to get an annoying song out of your head, chewing a piece of gum might help.

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Making perfume from the rain

Publishing in the journal Nature in 1964, Australian scientists Bear and Thomas proposed a name for the scent brought on by rain. They called it “petrichor,” but they...
April 24 1915 is the date Armenians consider to be the start of what they regard as a genocide by Ottoman Turkish forces. Turkey admits that in a series of events...
The number of migrants losing their lives on perilous boat journeys across the Mediterranean Sea has increased recently, figures from the International...
The Chinese government is working with police to crack down on so-called 'funeral strippers' that are hired by families to attract large crowds.
A team of scientists in China dropped a bombshell earlier this month, and almost nobody noticed.
Native American actors have walked off a film set in the US, citing disrespect and cultural insensitivity.

Anzac Day Centenary

Thousands commemorate Anzac Day across Australia and around the world.

For Indian Australian Rishik Arya, the Anzac Day dawn ceremony is about camaraderie.
On the eve of the ANZAC centenary, Jarryd Boyd, a 25-year-old Biripi man and combat systems operator, reflects on the pride and opportunity he attributes to the...
Jonathan Captain-Webb acknowledges his family's contribution to Australia's war history by walking in the Black Diggers March each year. This ANZAC Day, there...
It's been described as the birthplace of Australia as a modern nation. And while few would dispute the sacrifice made by the Anzacs at Gallipoli, their legacy is...
NSW Premier Mike Baird has acknowledged two war veterans who died in the recent floods, while addressing crowds at an Anzac Day commemoration service.
A monument to one of Australia's most deadly Anzac snipers has rewritten the history of Chinese-Australians serving during the First World War.
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The official number of dead from the Himalayan earthquake has topped 2500 and may continue to rise as remote areas near the epicentre are searched.
Dawn services have been held across Australia and New Zealand to mark 100 years since the Anzac landings at Gallipoli.
SES workers begin the massive task of cleaning up after three days of cyclonic winds and torrential rain. The worst destruction is in the Hunter region, where storms claimed four lives.
Eusebio and Christina Saenz de Santamaria are the only married freediving photography team, who travel the world photographing their experiences.

Dateline on location in Croatia

Video journalist Aaron Thomas captures the atmosphere at the Battle of the Nations in Croatia, including some behind the scenes shots of the medieval fighting competition.
Mining is one of Australia's biggest industries, but being located in remote locations means that many Australians have little knowledge of or contact with the industry and its workers.

In pictures: Moranbah and mining

Moranbah was established to service the local mines and their workers. But as FIFO workers increase, the town is struggling to say afloat.
Australia's fighting force in WWI included many Indigenous men, some of whom died in battle. These photographs show some of those soldiers who fought for Australia.
The late Richie Benaud was respected on and off the cricket pitch.
Days after the attack at a college campus in Garissa, Kenya, members of the city's Christian minority attended an Easter service on Sunday.