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Migrants threw themselves onto train tracks and fled from police trying to take them to a reception centre in Hungary on as authorities sought to end a standoff...
Tony Abbott is seeking unanimous support from parliament's intelligence committee on his government's controversial citizenship-stripping legislation.
A Kentucky county clerk was jailed on Thursday for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, and a full day of court hearings failed to put an end to...
The distraught father of two Syrian toddlers who drowned with their mother and several other migrants as they tried to reach Greece identified their bodies on...
The piece of wing found on the shore of Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean has been formally identified as part of the wreckage of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370...
Prosecutors will pursue the death penalty against Dylann Roof who's accused of killing nine black churchgoers during a Bible study.
Government frontbencher Josh Frydenberg has guaranteed no Australian jobs will be lost under the China-Australia free trade agreement.

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The New York Times says Europe must resist any temptation to copy Tony Abbott's asylum seeker boat policies amid its own migrant crisis.

Melb train strike starts to bite

Trains are leaving the rail network across Melbourne as the city's train strike starts to have an impact.
Two Ukrainian children have been paralyzed by polio, in the first recorded outbreak of the virus in Europe since 2010.
The family of an Iranian asylum seeker woman allegedly raped on Nauru say they are being kept in the dark about her condition.
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Beijing is marking 70 years since the end of World War II today with a parade showing off its massive military might.
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With a little more than a year left in office, Barack Obama may be closing in on his post-presidency plans.
Every wave of immigration creates fear and resentment, but ultimately the migrants form a new version of the country they came to, Robert Young Pelton writes.
New Zealand has released its final list of four flag designs to be voted on in a public referendum in November.
Australian families who lose loved ones to drug overdose are dealing with their grief alone because of a damaging and persistent stigma.

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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.

In pictures: The week that was

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.
In New Orleans this week, President Obama said Hurricane Katrina "laid bare a deeper tragedy" of inequality that left "too many people, especially poor people, especially people of colour, without good jobs or affordable health care or decent housing." As the world marks 10 years since the storm hit, we take a look back at some of the most iconic images.
A bomb planted at one of the Thai capital's most renowned shrines on has killed at least 19 people, including three foreign tourists.
Huge explosions in a warehouse district sent up massive fireballs that turned the night sky into day, killing at least 17 people and injuring hundreds in the Chinese port city of Tianjin.
Syrians are learning circus skills, in a hot and dusty refugee camp, with the hope of returning to Syria to establish the country's first national circus.