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A Senate Inquiry has called for all children to be removed from Nauru’s immigration detention centre after a lengthy investigation into allegations of sexual...
A threat by Fiji's prime minister to “track down” and jail Fijians living in Australia and elsewhere who support a Christian secessionist movement has been...
A fishing community in South Australia is calling for a seal cull as burgeoning populations of the protected mammals threaten their catch.
Immigration Minister Peter Dutton says the axed Operation Fortitude would have been targeted at taxi drivers, despite an earlier media statement saying...
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten says the Prime Minister should have accepted responsibility and acted in the best interests of the community by removing Royal...
A 7-Eleven store boss in Sydney's west is set to face court after being accused of paying workers $10 an hour.

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Taylor Swift may have won the most Moonmans on Sunday but it was her reunion with rapper Kanye West on the MTV Video Music Awards stage that stole the show, as West...
Treasurer Joe Hockey says attacks on his position as treasurer are a "complete fabrication", as the prime minister gave him his full backing.

NSW ice dealers face life sentence

NSW ice dealers and manufacturers could face the prospect of life behind bars after the state government unveiled tough new laws.
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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Prime Minister Tony Abbott is talking up Cambodia's good global citizen credentials amid signs that Phnom Penh's enthusiasm has waned over the refugee...
Australian Federal Police commissioner Andrew Colvin says authorities are working with the community to stop young people joining extremist groups.

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Domestic and family violence is a silent killer in Australia and its impacts are felt across all sections of our society. More than one Australian is killed every week...
The number of migrants losing their lives on perilous boat journeys across the Mediterranean Sea has increased recently, figures from the International...
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Australia has earned a global reputation for being tough on asylum seekers with its policies on turning asylum boats around and denying anyone who arrives by boat...
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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.