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The High Court has found the government didn't act illegally when it detained 157 Tamil asylum seekers aboard a Customs boat for almost a month.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has admitted his decision to award Prince Philip a knighthood has been a distraction and says he'll consult more in future.
Because discovering purpose in our lives should be something that’s fun and interesting, not a chore.
Assistant Defence Minister Stuart Robert says there's a simple message for those who head off to fight with Islamic State: you'll die.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has put family violence on the national agenda, calling for state governments to work together on a national domestic violence scheme.
About 300 survivors of Auschwitz-Birkenau have gathered at the Polish site of the Nazi camp to mark the 70th anniversary of its liberation.
A study has linked the excessive consumption of sugary drinks to the early onset of menstruation in young girls.

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In pictures: Auschwitz 70 years on

Seventy years ago, Russian forces liberated the Auschwitz concentration camp, where Jewish people endured the horrors of the Holocaust.
From citizenship ceremonies, barbeques to a swim in Sydney Harbour, here's how people are celebrating Australia Day 2015.
These dinoflagellates—which are commonly called “sea sparkles”—are neither fully plants nor fully animals.
Fans of the British comedy group Monty Python are seen during unusual march on the occasion of the 2015 International Silly Walk Day in Brno, Czech Republic.
Hollywood's A-list are hitting the red carpet ahead of today's Golden Globe Awards in California. We'll bring you all the best and worst red-carpet fashion.
Huge crowds including dozens of world leaders have held a march against terrorism in Paris after 17 people were killed during three days of attacks.
At least 57 people including women and children were killed when their bus crashed into an oil tanker, igniting a fierce blaze in southern Pakistan, officials say.
The Invitational Darts Challenge at Melbourne's Etihad Stadium erupted into chaos as the crowd - mostly in fancy dress - start throwing chairs and behaving violently. Photos: Getty
A far north Queensland community grieves the tragic loss of eight children.
Scientific equipment has been lowered through the Antarctic sea ice onto the sea floor near Australia’s Casey station as part of a world-first experiment on ocean acidification.