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Bill Shorten has outlined Labor's plan for the budget, declaring what the government is doing is for the wealthy not for the battlers.
Voters are electing a Scottish Parliament and legislatures in Wales and Northern Ireland, as well as choosing members of many English local authorities.
A photo of a Swedish woman standing up to a neo-Nazi rally has gone viral in Scandinavia and around the world.
The head of ASIO says 50 Australians are confirmed dead serving with the IS group in the Middle East and that appeared to be deterring new recruits.
The immigration department has played down speculation the Manus Island detention centre could become an open centre like Nauru.
Mei Zhang, whose daughter Mengmei Leng was found dead in a blow hole on the NSW Central Coast, says she still can't accept her daughter's death.
A woman has survived for six days in the rubble of a collapsed seven-storey building in Nairobi.

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Immigration Minister Peter Dutton made headlines this year after announcing there were no children left in Australian immigration detention and, later, that 17...
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Treasurer Scott Morrison has used the story of a struggling young Sydney man to pitch the merits of his first budget.
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