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Prime Minister Tony Abbott is talking tough about the possible return of the wife of a notorious Australian Islamic State fighter.
Cardinal George Pell has told the Chair of the Royal Commission into child abuse that he will give evidence in person if asked.
Labor is pushing for a vote on same-sex marriage, but there are concerns that the party has moved too fast to gain sufficient support.
David Koch has resigned on-air as chairman of the Organ and Tissue Authority Advisory Council while taking a swipe at government minister Fiona Nash.
Lindt Cafe siege gunman Man Haron Monis was assessed as suffering chronic schizophrenia in 2010, his psychiatrist has told an inquest.
The death toll from a heatwave sweeping India has reportedly passed 1000, as temperatures nudge 50C in some areas.
Large numbers of people who have been in prison experience homelessness after they are released, new research shows.

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Gerald Ridsdale says he did not tell the priest who ordained him that he had already sexually abused children.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has called for a national conversation about what it means to be an Australian citizen.
A Danish radio station is defending a show during which the host killed a baby rabbit by hitting it with a bicycle pump, live on the air, saying it was intended...
Iraq's Shi'ite paramilitaries said they had taken charge of the campaign to drive Islamic State from the western province of Anbar, giving the operation an openly...
Amnesty International has been denied access to inspect the Nauru immigration detention centre.
A man who was bullied for his weight after a video of him dancing was posted online has been thrown a massive dance party in LA.
Australia has resettled just over 400 Rohingya in the past seven years, it has been confirmed, amid calls for the international community to do more to help...

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An art installation at this year's Venice Biennale is quite literally making a splash on behalf of the tiny island nation.
Sydney Swan and former Australian of the Year Adam Goodes has launched a new children's book about the Stolen Generations with his cousin, Michael O'Loughlin.
On this National Day of Healing 2015, let’s recognise that the starting point of 'sorry' is to have empathy – a virtue that is vital for Australians to reach...

Abbott downplays tampon tax pledge

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has hosed down promises to push the states to make tampons and other sanitary products could soon be exempt from the Goods and Services...
Academics and educators have called on governments and institutions to focus attention on preserving Indigenous languages.
Guy Sebastian’s catchy Eurovision song 'Tonight Again' is making waves on European charts, following his stand-out performance in Vienna.

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In this episode, filmed at the Goulburn Valley Hotel, Insight meets the people who are beating the statistics.
India has become a furnace—again.

In pictures: Vivid 2015

Sydney's Vivid Festival, which is a described as a festival of Light, Music and Ideas, will light up Sydney until Monday, June 8, 2015.
See more of the animals and people Amos met while filming Cora's Pet Project in this gallery of behind the scenes photos.
A collection of world-class paintings produced by Aboriginal children of the Stolen Generation, once considered lost, were returned home two years ago. But many of the stories of the artists remained in the dark – until now.
Christine Milne was a Tasmanian school teacher before she entered politics and became the leader of Australia's third largest political party.
The agony and ecstasy of bringing a child into the world is often shrouded in mystery. But increasingly, it's finding its way into the public realm through birth photography - polarising opinions, even capturing headlines around censorship.
While reporting from Nepal, Dateline's Meggie Palmer tweeted photos of the devastation and recovery efforts.
Several Baltimore police officers were injured on Monday in violent clashes with young people after the funeral of a black man who died in police custody, and local law enforcement warned of a threat by gangs.
Follow Catherine Scott's journey through Vietnam in this series of behind the scenes photos from her trip.