Isolated North Korea has marked the 70th anniversary of its ruling Workers' Party with a massive military parade overseen by leader Kim Jong Un and a senior...
At least 20 people were killed in explosions outside the main train station in the Turkish capital Ankara where people were gathering for a peace march, Dogan...
About 50 million plastic bags end up in our environment every year, prompting calls for a nationwide rethink on plastic.
Four people have been arrested as hundreds of police worked to keep a lid on tensions as anti-mosque protesters and pro-diversity demonstrators held rival rallies...
Indonesia has requested Australian help to fight bushfires and a firefighting tanker aircraft could be despatched to offer assistance.
Asylum seekers who are granted a Safe Haven Enterprise Visa will be able to live and work or study in Tasmania under a new program.
Three years after landing in a giant Martian crater, NASA's Curiosity rover has found what scientists call proof that the basin had repeatedly filled with water,...

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Therapy dogs are helping students, staff and first responders heal after a deadly mass shooting at an Oregon community college.
Wales says it will fight fire with fire and not allow Australia to dictate terms in the Pool A decider at Twickenham that will decide the sides' path through the...
A total of 47 new nominations, including Documents of the Nanjing Massacre from China, have been inscribed on the Memory of the World Register by the...
It is not hard to identify why the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the world’s most coveted peace prize to the Tunisian Quartet.
There has been a horror crash at Mount Panorama in a V8 Supercars support category on Saturday, barely 24 hours after Chaz Mostert's accident.
Malcolm Turnbull has told the NSW Liberal state council Australians are entitled to express their own beliefs provided they don't preach hatred.
Adam Goodes wasn't intending to come back for the final weeks of the Swans' 2015 season but was persuaded by the support of the club's fans.

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A growing number of Australians are using crowdfunding websites to raise money for medical costs from family, friends and complete strangers. Has the health system let...
Anti-Islam, far-right politician Geert Wilders has been granted a visa to Australia. And I'm glad - because haters are always going to hate, writes Irfan Yusuf.
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Australian audiences now have the opportunity to view the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo, in a different light through a video installation at the...
A Yazidi-Iraqi woman and her husband are risking their lives to save women and girls being kept as prisoners by the so-called Islamic State.
The High Court has ruled that the breast cancer gene BRCA1 cannot be patented, after a cancer survivor refused to ditch her battle.
Negotiations in Hawaii could see consensus for the countries negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement.

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Australia can expect climate change to make food more scarce and expensive in the future, a new report from the Climate Council says.
Bronwyn Bishop's speakership has been described as biased, but how does she compare to previous House of Representatives Speakers and Deputy Speakers?
Nuclear reactors provide 11 per cent of the world's electricity, but where are they? Find out with this interactive data visualisation.
Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world and is predicted to rival Christianity in terms of global population by 2050. But, despite popular perception,...
Syria has become the world's largest source of refugees and Turkey is now the largest host. Find out where refugees and asylum seekers have moved to and where...
Families have reported receiving text messages from people they believe to still be trapped after mudslides on the outskirts of Guatemala's capital city.
This week, Insight visits the Northern Rivers region of NSW, which takes in popular surfing and tourist destinations Byron Bay, Ballina, and Lennox Head.
At least 85 people were killed when a cooking gas cylinder blew up in a crowded restaurant in central India on Saturday, triggering a second blast of mining detonators stored illegally nearby, police said.
Oil rich Saudi Arabia is under fire over its failure to take a single refugee from Syria while an air conditioned tent city capable of housing three million people sits idle. The country has claimed it has taken 100,000 Syrian migrants but is not a signatory to UN Convention on Refugees making it very difficult for the UNHCR to verify its claims and establish if they are genuine refugees.
Thousands have rallied in Lebanon in anger over poor waste management, branding the country's political leaders as incompetent and corrupt. Protestors attempted to set fire to barbed wire barricades amid rising tensions.

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From raging wildfires in the US to a flood of migrants storming the Macedonian border, the week of news has seen blood, sweat and tears.

Tony Abbott visits the Torres Strait

The Prime Minister has paid his annual week-long visit to a remote Indigenous community.
At least 16 people have been injured in clashes in Beirut between police and protesters calling for a solution to Lebanon's rubbish crisis.
Thousands of migrants have stormed across Macedonia's border, overwhelming security forces who threw stun grenades and lashed out with batons before apparently abandoning a bid to stem their flow through the Balkans to western Europe.