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Over the past week at least 700 migrants may have died at sea as many thousands made the dangerous crossing between Libya and Italy, aid groups say.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten have gone head-to-head in the first official leaders’ debate of the election.
French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are marking the 100th anniversary of the battle of Verdun.
A tourist is feared dead and her friend is in shock after trying to fend off a crocodile during a late-night swim at a remote Queensland beach.
Child recovery agent Adam Whittington says from a Beirut jail he's been used as a scapegoat by the Nine Network over a botched kidnapping mission.
Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has apologised to Daniel Ricciardo after the team cost him victory at the Monaco GP.
The killing of a gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo after a 4-year-old boy tumbled into the ape's enclosure triggered outrage and questions about safety, but zoo...

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In a campaign where voter disengagement is still high, both leaders failed to engage properly with the occasion or the public, writes Michelle Grattan.
Another WA political hopeful could come undone with old social media posts prompting a call for the Liberal candidate for Midland to be dumped.
SBS's Canberra bureau will run a regular blog throughout the eight-week election campaign, shedding light on the politics and the electioneering.
New AMA president Michael Gannon says the Turnbull government's freeze on the Medicare rebate to GPs is unfair and they are 'at breaking point'.
The Greens have announced a clean energy plan for Queensland which it says will generate $53 billion of investment in projects over 15 years.
Television personality James Mathison is standing as an independent in former prime minister Tony Abbott's blue ribbon seat of Warringah.
The federal election campaign attention has turned to sports ahead of the first official leaders' debate.

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Missing Australian man Rye Hunt left a Rio de Janeiro airport alone in a taxi and hasn't been seen in more than a week.
A Queensland Health team has been sent to Gordonvale south of Cairns to spray for mosquitoes after a resident tested positive to Zika.
A family is mourning the death of a four-year-old boy whose body was recovered from the Hawkesbury River northwest of Sydney.
A backlash on social media has prompted a Chinese laundry detergent maker to apologise for an advertisement where a black man is transformed into an Asian.
Police have labelled those who hid their identities during violent race riots in Melbourne as cowards, and said they would track them down.
Thousands have gathered in Sydney's CBD to protest over NSW Premier Mike Baird's nightclub lockout laws, council mergers and other issues.
Brazil's president has called an emergency meeting to consider gender-related crime after a 16-year-girl was gang raped by more than 30 men.

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If you're living in Australia then you have benefited from the demise and destruction of Indigenous culture. So why is it so hard to say sorry, asks Brooke Boney.
Olympian Safwan Khalil is a fighter in every sense of the word - a taekwondo athlete whose Lebanese heritage helped him establish a solid work ethic.

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For the first time in its 230-year history, Australia’s first piano will soon be on show to the public since it arrived on the First Fleet.
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A selection of images from the day of the Port Arthur massacre, and the days, weeks and years since.
Crowd numbers were down but the Anzac spirit was as strong as ever at dawn services marking the 101st anniversary of the Gallipoli landings by Australian and New Zealand soldiers.

Prince: his life in pictures

Prince, the innovative US music superstar whose songwriting and eccentric stage presence electrified fans around the world with hits including Purple Rain and When Doves Cry has died at age 57.
Hundreds have died in the worst earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades.
Rents in most of Australia's capital cities are rising despite more supply.

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After nearly a year under the occupation of IS, the ruins of the ancient city of Palmyra have suffered. As Syrian government troops retook the city, images have emerged of what remains of the UNESCO World Heritage site.