Julie Bishop has written to her Indonesian counterpart in a desperate bid for a 'pause' to consider options for saving Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran.
At least ten refugees have been charged with "unlawful assembly," after they protested over conditions on Nauru and the Australian government's refusal to...
Policy is often underscored by crucial disagreements, and that can be a good thing. But why are some areas off limits?
To mark International Women’s Day NITV looks at Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who have helped advance human rights for Australia’s First Peoples,...
On the eve of Mardi Gras, one of Australia's biggest gay and lesbian health organisations has called on the federal government to fast track a key anti-HIV drug.
A group of women protesters dressed as men have tried to talk and trick their way into the Liberal National Party's International Women's Day event at the...
A man who married and impregnated a 12-year-old girl has been sentenced to at least seven and a half years in jail for persistent sexual abuse.

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The worldwide musical phenomenon that is the Buena Vista Social Club is saying adios.
To celebrate this year's International Women's Day, we have asked a collection of inspiring women to answer five questions about what being a woman means to them....
Three Australian relatives helped British scientists identify the remains of King Richard III, unearthed more than 500 years after the monarch's body was buried.
Many common household products, including those marked 'green,' or 'organic,' have been found to contain potentially harmful chemicals not disclosed to consumers.
Beatrice Yordoldo has been discharged from an Ebola treatment unit in Monrovia as Liberia's last confirmed Ebola patient.
Most people have heard that Finland leads the world in education, but fewer have heard that Finland’s neighbour, Sweden, is the international leader in early...
The ALP has the opportunity to save the RET. But are they serious about it, or full of hot air?

Sydney Mardi Gras 2015

The 2015 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is ready to make its entrance on SBS ONE at 8.30pm, Sunday 8th March.

SBS is bringing the parade exclusively from the streets of Sydney to lounge rooms across the country in a special event broadcast. SBS ONE 8.30pm, 8th March.
SBS Online will be offering all Australians the opportunity to experience the glitz and glamour of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras like never before.
As we enjoy the Mardi Gras, it’s important to remember that we can reach out if we feel we may be struggling with depression or anxiety.
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Director Lisa Daniel talks 2015 highlights and her all-time LGBTI favourite films.

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Oxford's recent dominance of Cambridge in rugby continued with a 42-0 thrashing in the 35th edition of the Varsity Match in London.
Having been sacked from the England cricket team in early 2014, batsman Kevin Pietersen is fielding offers to play in the domestic T20 competition.

Man bashed at WA detention centre

A man is in a critical condition after suffering face and head injuries in an alleged assault at a WA immigration detention centre.
About 200 Hong Kong protesters have clashed with pro-government supporter in Yuen Long, close to the border with China, demonstrating against mainland parallel traders. The protesters claimed the parallel traders caused a nuisance in the neighbourhood, and have pushed up the prices of daily necessities.
Thousands of people have marched in Moscow to honour Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov who was shot dead on Friday.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe celebrated his 91st birthday with a million-dollar bash attended by thousands of faithful party supporters.
More than 260 people have been killed in a series of avalanches triggered by heavy snowfall around Afghanistan this week, according to officials. The bulk of the deaths have come in Panjshir province, north of Kabul.

In pictures: Brit Awards 2015

Musicians turn out for the 2015 Brit Awards held at The O2 Arena, London
Hollywood stars arrive for the 87th annual Academy Awards ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California, USA, 22 February 2015.
Lunar New Year celebrations are in full swing, but for many of our early Asian migrants, there wasn’t time or opportunity to celebrate when they first arrived.
Bone-chilling cold in the US Midwest shattered records in Chicago on Thursday, closing schools and starting its trudge eastward to an already frozen Boston and New York.
Asian communities around the world celebrate the Lunar New Year, also called the Spring Festival, on 19 February, ushering in the Year of the Goat, according to the traditional twelve year zodiac cycle.