At least 16 bodies have been retrieved by divers from inside the ferry that sank off South Korea. Hundreds of people, most of them high school students on a holiday trip, are still missing.
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A man has arrested after two children were killed in a suburb of Melbourne on Sunday afternoon.
Day five of the Royal visit to Australia saw Prince George come face to face with a Bilby after Prince William and Kate Middleton took in an Easter church service.
The Polish Defence Minister Tomasz Siemoniak says US ground forces will be sent to his country to expand NATO's presence.
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At least 42 people have been killed in a collision between a bus and a tractor in Pakistan.
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As music lovers flock to festivals over Easter, the National Folk Festival is challenging its audiences to broaden how they think of 'folk' music and try...
Boko Haram Islamist leader Abubakar Shekau has claimed responsibility for a bombing in the Nigerian capital Abuja in which at least 75 people were killed.

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Climate change could start the next world war, and he U.S. military is preparing for conflict, retired Navy Rear Adm. David Titley says in an interview with
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will make an official appearance at Uluru on Tuesday, and their visit will highlight one of the Red Centre's success stories--...
Easter is here, and while some might reflect on the resurrection of Christ, I’m wondering at another miracle of sorts that we’re witnessing – the renaissance of...
China's government says in a report that nearly one-fifth of the country's farmland is polluted, mostly from years-long accumulations of toxins from factories,...
Prayers about social issues including the economic crisis and domestic abuse have been read out at a Good Friday ceremony attended by Pope Francis.
A former Vietnamese refugee, who arrived in Australia during the 1980s, has completed a 35 day trek from Melbourne to Canberra -- dragging a boat behind him.
Roads are blocked and power lines are down in many parts of the country but the weather should improve later in the Easter holiday weekend.


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The federal government is keen to see younger people on the disability pension getting back into paid work.
New NSW Premier Mike Baird has hosed down suggestions he is preparing to sell off the state's poles and wires.
Victorians have banded together to raise a record-breaking sum for the Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday Appeal.
Despite the terror attack that left three dead at last year's Boston Marathon, Australians from all walks of life will be running on Monday.
Newly elected NSW Premier Mike Baird says he will consider the line-up of his new cabinet over the Easter long weekend.
More than 175 Australian authors, artists and publishers have lodged a joint submission with the Attorney-General’s Department, arguing against the proposed...
The Navy has sacked a ship captain for breaching Indonesian territorial waters during Operation Sovereign Borders activities.

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Easter is here, and while some might reflect on the resurrection of Christ, I’m wondering at another miracle of sorts that we’re witnessing – the renaissance of the...
India’s elections promise business as usual for the country’s wealthy and ongoing grinding poverty for its most poor of poor, writes Paul Kenny.
Former NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell didn’t have to resign because he was corrupt. He had to resign because if he didn’t then the system collapses, writes Greg...
The murder trial of Oscar Pistorius is changing South Africa’s media ecology, writes the University of Witwaterstand's Anton Harber
What are the prospects of continuing reform to a state so long afflicted by the taint of corruption?
I’m going to put it out there - most teachers don’t know enough about how the English language works [aka grammar], and this inevitably impacts upon student...
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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.
Tuesday's lunar eclipse was seen across the globe. We take a look at some of the best images taken of the rare event.
Malta's parliament has passed a law legalising same-sex civil partnerships and giving gay couples the right to adopt.

In pictures: Easter around the world

Easter Week has begun as people around the world begin commemorations ahead of the Easter long weekend.

In Pictures: Jewish Passover

Jews around the world celebrate the week-long holiday, which commemorates the Israelites' exodus from Egypt some 3,500 years ago.
At least 16 people are dead and 500 homes have been destroyed by a huge fire that tore through the Chilean city of Valparaiso.
The UN Security Council held an emergency session Sunday on the Ukraine crisis as Kiev vowed to launch an military operation after pro-Russian forces seized government buildings in the east.
People in far north Queensland are being told to prepare for a worst-case scenario that could see the effects of Cyclone Ita hit more populated areas such as Cairns.

In pictures: Indonesia votes

Indonesians vote in their legislative election.


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The win gave the Eagles an unassailable seven-point lead over second-placed Sporting with two games to play.
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Ryan Thomas and Guyon Fernandez scored twice each in a shock first-ever trophy win for the provincial side, denying Ajax the chance of doing the league and cup...
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SHANGHAI (Reuters) - After holding on to win what he called a "racer's race" a fortnight ago in Bahrain, Lewis Hamilton revelled in having the track to himself as...
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MONTE CARLO (Reuters) - Stanislas Wawrinka signalled his French Open ambitions by beating Roger Federer 4-6 7-6 (5) 6-2 in an all-Swiss Monte Carlo Masters final...
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Emir Spahic, with a brace, Sebastian Boenisch and Roberto Hilbert scored their first goals of the season as Leverkusen revived their hopes of Champions League...
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Liverpool close in on EPL title

Liverpool are getting close to winning their first Premier League title since 1990, while David Moyes couldn't get a win against his old club.
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The Welshman underlined his importance to Arsenal's hopes of qualifying for the Champions League by inspiring them to a 3-0 win at Hull City on Sunday in a dress...


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Three people managed to parachute safely from a plane before it crashed in Finland, killing eight people.
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A team from England and Ireland have used a blender to make microscopic sheets of graphene - the world's thinnest substance.
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A dog and TV stolen by a man from a US woman during their first date have been returned to their owner.
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A study paid for by the US government says biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than petrol for global warming.
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Australian ambassador to the US Kim Beazley has told US TV that searchers will regroup and reconsider if the Malaysia Airlines jet isn't found soon.
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Ex-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and leftist Hamdeen Sabbahi will contest Egypt's presidential election in a two-man race.
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Kuwait's attorney-general ordered a blackout on news relating to a videotape allegedly showing former senior officials plotting a coup.


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Refugee makes pilgrimage of thanks

A Vietnamese refugee has led a pilgrimage of thanks from Melbourne to Canberra, accompanied by three asylum seekers.
Muslims in New York City have welcomed the end of a controversial program that spied on the city's Islamic community.

Saving the elephants of Sumatra

Conflict between humans and elephants is intensifying on the Indonesian island of Sumatra.  
Russia, Ukraine, the United States and the European Union have reached a surprise deal aimed at de-escalating the worsening Ukrainian crisis.  
An historic medal gifted to a Maori chief in Sydney more than 200 years ago is on its way back to New Zealand after being sold at auction.
Australian Christian leaders have made Easter calls for more compassion towards refugees and asylum-seekers.

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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.

Saving the elephants of Sumatra

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.
New research suggests the beard styles embraced by hipster culture are likely to grow less attractive as they become more popular, writes Rob Brooks.
What is the deadly Ebola virus and is Australia at risk of an outbreak? 
Heartbleed, the bug that has preoccupied thousands of websites and millions of users over the past week, may well have been the biggest security flaw in internet...


Latest in business and finance, including company news and Australian and global market updates.

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National Australia Bank lagged behind its major rivals for business customer satisfaction in March.
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'Europe's gas supplies not at risk'

Europe's gas supplies are not at risk despite the Ukrainian crisis, the EU's energy commissioner says.
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Toyota and the union at its two factories in the Indian state of Karnatka have been ordered to return to work after a pay dispute.
Leading automakers are gathering in Beijing Sunday for the kickoff of China's biggest car show, but lackluster growth and environmental restrictions in the world...

China car show opens with fanfare

China's biggest car show has opened with some fanfare amid concerns over the economy's growth and worsening air pollution.
New US government documents show yet another delay by GM in recalling unsafe vehicles.
Volkswagen is targeting double digit sales growth in China this year, says chief executive Martin Winterkorn.


Weird and wonderful stories from around the world.

US Congress' dirty little secret

Hustler founder Larry Flynt has been sending monthly copies of his magazine to every US Congress member since 1983.
Italy has taken to eBay to sell luxury cars owned by the state that were "no longer deemed essential" in a bid to raise money.
A bronze statue of a homeless Jesus on a park bench has sparked controversy in a wealthy American suburb.
A police inquiry has been launched into a German store's sale of mugs that inadvertently featured an image of Hitler on them.
Liang Kegang, who recently sold a jar of clean air from Provence for $904, is one of several artists protesting at China's air quality.
In what the German press has dubbed the “Peniskuchen-Affäre,” the General Secretary of Germany's far-right National Democratic Party has stepped down after he was...
Former US president George W. Bush said relations with Vladimir Putin became "increasingly tense" during his White House years, as he unveiled his portraits of...