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Foreign Minister Julie Bishop does her diplomatic best to express government's annoyance over Barack Obama's comments about Great Barrier Reef.
US President Barack Obama has infuriated his Republican opponents by unveiling a plan to save five million undocumented migrants from deportation.
Heatwave conditions have prompted a total fire ban and severe fire warnings for parts of NSW, including Sydney.
The cost of global obesity is more than the combined impact of armed violence, war and terrorism, a new study has shown.

'Enough is enough': Greste parents

The parents of jailed Australian journalist Peter Greste have been filled with hope by hints at presidential intervention in his case.
Protesters angry at the presumed massacre of 43 students have marched in Mexico City.
A Florida woman has become the latest to accuse Bill Cosby of sexual assault as the comedian performed at a charity event in the Bahamas.

First Contact

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After almost three weeks immersed into Aboriginal Australia, the group is about to face their most confronting experience yet. By journey’s end, the group is left to...
After a journey of conflict and discovery, Trent, Alice, Jasmine, Marcus and Bo-dene will be reunited and joined by Indigenous people they met and a studio...
When Bo-dene Stieler returned from her journey on SBS's First Contact, her life was turned upside down. But, as she writes in her own words, her experiences on...
Within the first few minutes of SBS's First Contact, 41-year-old Sandy sent Twitter into a flurry with her remarks.
The communities with the highest proportions of Aboriginal people are inland, far away from Australia's heavily-populated cities and major towns.

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A golden retriever has shot to worldwide fame after a hilariously bad attempt at an agility contest.
It's been hard to keep climate change off the agenda.
There have been celebrations and protests in the Czech Republic and Slovakia as residents remembered the 25th anniversary of the communist government's collapse.
People suffering with more than one chronic illness at the same time is common, since illnesses have similar causes and features.

What texting does to the spine

A new study suggests that looking down at a cell phone is the equivalent of placing a 60-pound weight on one's neck.
Of course, all this do-gooding is self-reported, so it’s possible that people are making themselves sound better than they are.
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National

All the latest news and analysis from around Australia.

Heatwave conditions have prompted a total fire ban and severe fire warnings for parts of NSW, including Sydney.
A magistrate has ruled there is enough evidence for a man accused of recruiting fighters to join terrorist groups in Syria to stand trial.
Labor could pick up eight seats in the Victorian election, the latest Herald Sun/Galaxy poll shows.
Up to 1000 people have gathered at Brisbane's Gallery of Modern Art to pay tribute to former Queensland premier Wayne Goss.
Two senior federal MPs from opposing parties agree that voters probably shouldn't vote for "dysfunctional" minor political parties following another interview...
A world first 'tobacco-free generation' bill will be introduced in Tasmanian Parliament today, which could ban tobacco sales to people born after 2000.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott and French President Francois Hollande have signed an agreement to speed up the repatriation of Indigenous remains from French museums...
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Students protested in London overnight, rallying against higher education fee hikes.
A massive snowstorm stranded motorists, canceled flights and left at least eight people dead in the northeastern United States, officials said Wednesday.

India's Modi tours Canberra

India and Australia have committed to a free-trade agreement by the end of 2015, a pledge unveiled during Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Parliament House on Tuesday.
The 39th Annual Westchester Cat Show is produced by the Westchester Feline Club in White Plains, New York on November 15, 2014.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has received a ceremonial welcome at Parliament House in Canberra.
Enthusiastic supporters of the Indian Prime Minister have taken a 12 hour train journey from Melbourne to Sydney to hear him speak.
Thousands of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transsexuals (LGBT) march through the streets of Buenos Aires for the annual Gay Pride parade.
G20 leaders have met some of Australia's furry critters ahead of talks in Brisbane.
US President Obama was greeted with rapturous applause at the University of Queensland. He has used a speech at the G20 summit to underline the common challenges facing the US and countries in the Asia Pacific region.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has hosted the G20 leaders at a retreat and barbecue lunch before the summit kicks off on Saturday afternoon.