Australia could send a patrol vessel to the Southern Ocean if diplomatic efforts to stop Japan whaling this year don't work, George Brandis says.
A new study has found Muslims in Sydney experience high rates of racism, but feel a strong sense of belonging to Australia.
Opinion is split in the central Queensland city of Mackay as to whether Syrian refugees will be welcome in large numbers.
Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt says the Paris climate talks will not yield a perfect deal, but they will be important for the world's future.
Nationals MP George Christensen has told parliament legislation to strip citizenship from dual national terror suspects should go further.
Two women are on a grim mission to one of Mexico's most violent places, fearing confirmation their Australian boyfriends have been murdered.
North Korea hopes to use sightseeing flights over Pyongyang to increase the tourism lure of the country.

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Queensland's premier says she is concerned about reports that parents against vaccinations are planning to set up their own daycares.
France is hosting representatives from 195 countries for a climate change summit, in what is being seen as a show of solidarity after the Paris attacks.

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At least two people are dead and others are being treated in hospital for burns following a devastating bushfire in South Australia.
As the world continues to mourn the victims of the Paris attacks, social media has lit up with artistic sparks as artists express their feelings in the wake of the tragedy.

In pictures: The Paris attacks

Belgian police have detained three people in connection with the bloody terrorist attacks in neighbouring France, for which the Islamic State extremist group claims responsibility.
Witnesses are describing scenes of carnage throughout Paris after a series of attacks on the French capital.
Hindu people around the world have made the world more colourful during Diwali - the festival of light.

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The first World Indigenous Games is underway in Palmas, Brazil, having kicked off on October 23. Also billed as the Indigenous Olympics, the games include 2,000 athletes from dozens of Brazilian tribes, as well as indigenous groups from 22 other countries—from the United States and Russia, to New Zealand and Ethiopia