Some parents of the students killed in the South Korean ferry disaster want their children's bodies autopsied to confirm when they died.
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Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey has described a rise in pension age as inevitable as he prepares to hand down his first budget next month.
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An Afghan guard at a Kabul hospital run by a US charity has opened fire, killing a foreign doctor and two others.
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Australian Defence Force (ADF) members have renewed calls to address what they're calling the "Anzac myth", which they believe is hurting the army’s efforts to...
US President Barack Obama said Thursday that Russia is not abiding by agreements aimed at defusing the crisis in Ukraine, in his first public comments since the Geneva meeting.
Prince William has described his admiration for Australia during a speech at Parliament House in Canberra.
The Australia Palestine Advocacy Network (APAN) says a new reconciliation agreement, between rival Palestinian leaders from the West Bank and Gaza Strip, does not...

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Just call me Kate – everyone else does. SBS Chief Political Correspondent Karen Middleton reflects on the highs and lows of having half of a famous name.
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau has confirmed objects that washed up on a WA beach are not from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

Escaping the memory of war

To mark this year’s Anzac Day, SBS reporter Sylvia Varnham O'Regan reflects on the life of her grandfather, Harry, and how the struggles he faced after coming...
A Sydney project aimed at training refugees as certified bakers is changing the lives of many, writes Emma Hannigan.
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Qantas has pulled the plug on an Anzac Day promotion offering discount wine and bonus frequent flyer points after social media users accused the campaign of being...
We may soon see data emerge on the harms, benefits and revenues from the introduction of legalised cannabis in the US state of Colorado. But it may be some time...
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A young man fed up with drunken teenagers filming themselves in "neknominate" games has taken to the web hoping to influence others with random acts of kindness.
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Almost 100 years after the Anzac landing at Gallipoli, Anzac Day has become one of the country's most important commemorative occasions. Check out services and...
The Thai navy has rejected pleas to drop charges against an Australian journalist facing jail over a report alleging navy involvement in human trafficking.
Treasurer Joe Hockey has signalled his debut budget is likely to include across-the-board spending cuts.
A handful of Australian businesses are now accepting the digital currency bitcoin in exchange for goods and services. Will the launch of Australia’s first bitcoin...
A Brisbane church leader wants politicians to focus on the welfare of returned soldiers during the first Anzac Day since the Afghanistan war withdrawal.
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A popular teenager has died in a NSW Blue Mountains lake after his younger brother and a fisherman failed in a desperate and heartbreaking rescue attempt.
Croatia has summoned the Australian Ambassador in Zagreb to answer questions about a federal MP's speech at a controversial Croatian community event in Sydney.

Comment & Analysis

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Bill Shorten's vision for a rejuvenated Labor Party, while sound in theory, may be difficult to achieve in practice.
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Russian and Eastern European hackers now account for a large and growing percentage of all cyber espionage, most of which is directed at the United States.
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The newest item on Cuba's list of dwindling commodities is condoms.
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The former Labor government’s GP Super Clinics Program has come in for a bashing. The Coalition has derided it as “a total waste of money”. But is that the case?
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Anzac’s continuing power in the 21st century stems from the ways in which trauma has come to sit at its very core.
Though surveys indicate that young voters are less likely to be undecided than the population as a whole, their lack of experience may well make them easier to...
If Joe Hockey’s first budget runs into problems, it won’t be for want of effort to construct a dramatic narrative about pain, personal responsibility and...
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A Sydney project aimed at training refugees as certified bakers is changing the lives of many, writes Emma Hannigan.
One person was shot and killed as violent protests erupted in Rio's famed Copacabana beach district following the death of a dancer allegedly at the hands of police, less than two months before the World Cup.
Thousands of fans have filed past the ashes of Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez in Mexico City's Fine Arts Palace.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George continue their three-week Australasian tour.
Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 88th birthday on April 21. Take a look at the journey of the second-longest serving monarch, who ascended the throne in 1952.
British celebrities have turned out in force for the funeral of Peaches Geldof, who died on April 8 aged 25.
Former NSW premier Neville Wran's death has sparked a flurry of tributes, with many remembering his contributions to the Labor Party.

In pictures: Easter around the world

People around the world mark the Easter long weekend.
Boston has paid solemn tribute to the victims and survivors of the marathon bombings, exactly one year after the attacks.

In pictures: AC/DC over the years

Australian rock band AC/DC had confirmed the illness of founding member Malcolm Young but says while he'll take a break for the band will continue. Here's a look at AC/DC over the years.

Sport

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Boyd Cordner says he and the Sydney Roosters have turned a corner in their season with last Saturday's win over Cronulla.
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Dragons boosted by 2012 memories

Jason Nightingale wants St George Illawarra use the memories of their 2012 Anzac Day thriller to beat the Sydney Roosters on Friday.
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Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda is facing a ban after he was tossed out of his side's loss to the Red Sox for having pine tar on the side of his neck
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West Coast utility Jeremy McGovern will make his AFL debut in Saturday's clash with Carlton at Etihad Stadium due to the absence of skipper Darren Glass.
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Bayern enjoyed 80 percent possession in the first half but it was the nine-times European champions who scored when Karim Benzema completed a quick break in the...
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Dallas have thrashed an error-prone San Antonio 113-92 and level their opening-round NBA playoff series at 1-1.
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Richmond coach Damien Hardwick says his team is better than they were in 2013 and positioned well to knock over Hawthorn on Sunday.

World

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A car bomb at a police checkpoint has killed eight people in Iraq.
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An Afghan guard at a Kabul hospital run by a US charity has opened fire, killing a foreign doctor and two others.
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Nancy Kissel, Hong Kong's "milkshake murderer", has lost her final appeal against her life sentence for killing her banker husband in 2003.
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Indonesia's chief navy spokesman says Australia's chief of navy visited Indonesia personally to apologise for incursions into Indonesia's waters.
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French researchers are warning that cannabis use can damage the heart, a complication they have especially in young males.
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California's Supreme Court says it won't review the conviction of Michael Jackson's doctor, with Conrad Murray's lawyer now eyeing a federal court appeal.
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Bangladeshi garment workers have demonstrated at the site of a factory collapse that killed 1138, saying western fashion brands have failed the victims.

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As the Royal visit comes to a close, polling shows support for the monarchy is the highest it's been in decades.   
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Rival Palestinian leaders in the West Bank and Gaza Strip have announced they are going to form a unity government.   
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A refugee advocacy group says the immigration minister is perpetuating a myth by saying there's no need for any Sri Lankans to travel to Australia by boat and...
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A leading defence expert praises the Air Force's latest acquisition; We examine the violence wracking South Sudan; A new report sheds light on youth self-harm; A...
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Support for F-35 upgrade

A leading defence specialist has backed the federal government's decision to spend $12 billion upgrading Australia's Air Force capabilities.
The federal government will spend more than $12 billion to upgrade Australia's air-force capabilities with a new fleet of F-35 Joint Strike Fighters. 
There are fears the world's youngest nation, South Sudan, is on the brink of collapse after four months of civil war.   

Science & Technology

Latest in science and technology, including astronomy, environmental, health and IT news.

A major review of homeopathy in Australia could lead to stricter industry regulation and changes to private health insurance coverage.
A handful of Australian businesses are now accepting the digital currency bitcoin in exchange for goods and services. Will the launch of Australia’s first bitcoin...

Combatting carp in Murray-Darling

Researchers in NSW are embarking on a project designed to limit carp numbers in the upper Murrumbidgee River.
A corner of the Cholistan desert in Pakistan's Punjab province is about to be turned into one of the world's largest solar power parks.
Conflict between humans and elephants is intensifying on the Indonesian island of Sumatra.  
A new study has found climate change could make fish do strange things.
A new oral antiviral drug may be a future tool in the global fight against measles, according to a new international study.

Business

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Brewer Heineken says its business in Western Europe grew by 3.4 per cent, but earnings were lower.
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Stocks of interest on the Australian Securities Exchange at close on Thursday
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Ruralco to return to the black

Ruralco says it expects to post a half year net profit of between $4.5 million and $5 million in May.
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Energy stocks are continuing to rise on hopes opposition parties seeking to regulate the sector won't be calling the shots after the election.
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There was no surprise when the Reserve Bank of New Zealand hiked its official cash rate on Thursday but the NZ dollar rose anyway.
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Car production races ahead by 12%

New figures show car production is surging, driven by European demand.
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Hong Kong stocks flat at open

Hong Kong stocks have opened flat on a negative lead from Wall Street.

Odd

Weird and wonderful stories from around the world.

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The newest item on Cuba's list of dwindling commodities is condoms.
A student group in New Zealand is offering free beer in exchange for dead rats, as part of a wider conservation effort.
A powder that would give new meaning to mixed drinks may take time to hit the US market, the company said Tuesday after regulators found a labeling problem.
When the New York Police Department asked its Twitter followers to post pictures of people posing with cops on the beat, it probably wasn't expecting their social...
A US company says its new powdered alcohol product has been approved by US regulators and is poised to hit stores in the coming months.
A Japanese inventor has created digital eyes that show your emotions for you, with one use being for flight attendants dealing with irritating passengers.
A US Senator has been caught on camera having a near-miss with a speeding train while speaking about the importance of rail commuter safety.