Some parents of the students killed in the South Korean ferry disaster want their children's bodies autopsied to confirm when they died.
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An Afghan policeman has gunned down three US citizens at a Kabul hospital.
The deployment of military in east Ukraine by the Kiev authorities will 'have consequences', says Russian President Vladir Putin.
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Air raid kills 21 at Syria market

At least 21 people, including three children, have been killed in an air raid on a market in Syria's north.
The Australia Palestine Advocacy Network (APAN) says a new reconciliation agreement, between rival Palestinian leaders from the West Bank and Gaza Strip, does not...
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The federal government has released the white paper for its emissions reduction fund, which it hopes will cut CO2 pollution by five per cent by 2020.

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Almost 100 years after the Anzac landing at Gallipoli, Anzac Day has become one of the country's most important commemorative occasions. Check out services and...
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Escaping the memory of war

To mark this year’s Anzac Day, SBS reporter Sylvia Varnham O'Regan reflects on the life of her grandfather, Harry, and how the struggles he faced after coming...
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau has confirmed objects that washed up on a WA beach are not from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
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The Serbian Ambassador to Australia has spoken out against the commemoration of the foundation date of a pro-Nazi Croatian government, following a controversial...
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The newest item on Cuba's list of dwindling commodities is condoms.
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The federal government has released the white paper for its emissions reduction fund, which it hopes will cut CO2 pollution by five per cent by 2020.
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Sydney man charged for 'sexting'

A Sydney man has been charged with sexting, in what is believed to be one of the first cases of its type in Australia.
Treasurer Joe Hockey has signalled his debut budget is likely to include across-the-board spending cuts.
The Thai navy has rejected pleas to drop charges against an Australian journalist facing jail over a report alleging navy involvement in human trafficking.
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The Serbian Ambassador to Australia has spoken out against the commemoration of the foundation date of a pro-Nazi Croatian government, following a controversial...
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An 80-year-old man has been arrested after another man was shot in the neck during a neighbourhood dispute in Sydney.
A handful of Australian businesses are now accepting the digital currency bitcoin in exchange for goods and services. Will the launch of Australia’s first bitcoin...

Comment & Analysis

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Bill Shorten's vision for a rejuvenated Labor Party, while sound in theory, may be difficult to achieve in practice.
Russian and Eastern European hackers now account for a large and growing percentage of all cyber espionage, most of which is directed at the United States.
The newest item on Cuba's list of dwindling commodities is condoms.
The former Labor government’s GP Super Clinics Program has come in for a bashing. The Coalition has derided it as “a total waste of money”. But is that the case?
Anzac’s continuing power in the 21st century stems from the ways in which trauma has come to sit at its very core.
Though surveys indicate that young voters are less likely to be undecided than the population as a whole, their lack of experience may well make them easier to...
If Joe Hockey’s first budget runs into problems, it won’t be for want of effort to construct a dramatic narrative about pain, personal responsibility and...
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Bangladeshi garment workers have demonstrated at the site of a factory collapse that killed more than 1000 people, on the first anniversary of the disaster.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George continue their three-week Australasian tour.
A Sydney project aimed at training refugees as certified bakers is changing the lives of many, writes Emma Hannigan.
One person was shot and killed as violent protests erupted in Rio's famed Copacabana beach district following the death of a dancer allegedly at the hands of police, less than two months before the World Cup.
Thousands of fans have filed past the ashes of Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez in Mexico City's Fine Arts Palace.
Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 88th birthday on April 21. Take a look at the journey of the second-longest serving monarch, who ascended the throne in 1952.
British celebrities have turned out in force for the funeral of Peaches Geldof, who died on April 8 aged 25.
Former NSW premier Neville Wran's death has sparked a flurry of tributes, with many remembering his contributions to the Labor Party.

In pictures: Easter around the world

People around the world mark the Easter long weekend.
Boston has paid solemn tribute to the victims and survivors of the marathon bombings, exactly one year after the attacks.

Sport

Latest in sports news, including football, cycling, AFL, rugby league and rugby union.

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Veteran Croatia striker Ivica Olic has signed a second, two-year deal with German football club Wolfsburg where he's scored 22 goals in 61 league games.
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BERLIN (Reuters) - German politicians have criticised football club Schalke 04, sponsored by Russian energy giant Gazprom, for considering an invitation to Russia...
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The 36-year-old centre back was substituted at halftime in the 2-0 home win over Manchester United on Sunday and manager Roberto Martinez told reporters on...
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Juventus could wrap up their third successive title over the course of a four-day Serie A weekend if Roma fail to win at home to AC Milan on Friday and Antonio...
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Australian golfers Jake Higginbottom and Cam Smith are one stroke from the lead after the opening round of the Indonesian Masters.
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Rumford in the mix at China Open

Alvaro Quiros and Simon Dyson lead after the first round of the China Open with Australian and defending champion Brett Rumford a shot back.
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BARCELONA (Reuters) - Atletico Madrid must put their Champions League ambitions to one side when they look to maintain their surprise La Liga title surge in a...

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US President Barack Obama has commended Armenians and Turks for acknowledging "painful elements of the past".
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Abdullah leads in Afghan election

Former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah has secured 43.8 per cent of the vote according to the latest Afghan presidential election results.
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Russia has ordered new military exercises in regions bordering Ukraine in response to Kiev's operation against militants in the east.
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GM 1Q profit dragged down by recalls

General Motors has reported its worst quarterly performance in more than four years, as earnings were dragged down by a series of recalls.
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A British nurse jailed in Sri Lanka for sporting a Buddha tattoo has left the country.
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The deployment of military in east Ukraine by the Kiev authorities will "have consequences", Russian President Vladimir Putin says.
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Air raid kills 21 at Syria market

At least 21 people, including three children, have been killed in an air raid on a market in Syria's north.

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Bringing them home - to Lebanon

An asylum boat tragedy off Java late last year caught the eye for reasons beyond the death and tragedy.
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The trial of five alleged September 11th co-conspirators has ground to a halt at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.
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An Aboriginal Boer War soldier is to be recognised with a military service next month.
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As the Royal visit comes to a close, polling shows support for the monarchy is the highest it's been in decades.   
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Rival Palestinian leaders in the West Bank and Gaza Strip have announced they are going to form a unity government.   
A refugee advocacy group says the immigration minister is perpetuating a myth by saying there's no need for any Sri Lankans to travel to Australia by boat and...

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A leading defence expert praises the Air Force's latest acquisition; We examine the violence wracking South Sudan; A new report sheds light on youth self-harm; A...

Science & Technology

Latest in science and technology, including astronomy, environmental, health and IT news.

A major review of homeopathy in Australia could lead to stricter industry regulation and changes to private health insurance coverage.
A handful of Australian businesses are now accepting the digital currency bitcoin in exchange for goods and services. Will the launch of Australia’s first bitcoin...

Combatting carp in Murray-Darling

Researchers in NSW are embarking on a project designed to limit carp numbers in the upper Murrumbidgee River.
A corner of the Cholistan desert in Pakistan's Punjab province is about to be turned into one of the world's largest solar power parks.
Conflict between humans and elephants is intensifying on the Indonesian island of Sumatra.  
A new study has found climate change could make fish do strange things.
A new oral antiviral drug may be a future tool in the global fight against measles, according to a new international study.

Business

Latest in business and finance, including company news and Australian and global market updates.

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US durable goods orders rise

US durable goods orders rose by 2.6 per cent to $US234.8 billion in March, well above the consensus estimate of 2.0 per cent.
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Applications for unemployment aid in the US have jumped 24,000, likely reflecting temporary layoffs before Easter.
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GM 1Q profit dragged down by recalls

General Motors has reported its worst quarterly performance in more than four years, as earnings were dragged down by a series of recalls.
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It will be the first change of name for the second tier club's home ground since it opened in 1997, when they were in the Premier League, after the move from...
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PARIS (Reuters) - No clubs can expect to be expelled from European competition next season for breaking financial fair play rules, UEFA president Michel Platini...
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Swiss pharmaceuticals giant Novartis has posted a 24-per cent jump in first-quarter net profit.
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Asian markets have ended mixed following losses on Wall Street.

Odd

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The newest item on Cuba's list of dwindling commodities is condoms.
A student group in New Zealand is offering free beer in exchange for dead rats, as part of a wider conservation effort.
A powder that would give new meaning to mixed drinks may take time to hit the US market, the company said Tuesday after regulators found a labeling problem.
When the New York Police Department asked its Twitter followers to post pictures of people posing with cops on the beat, it probably wasn't expecting their social...
A US company says its new powdered alcohol product has been approved by US regulators and is poised to hit stores in the coming months.
A Japanese inventor has created digital eyes that show your emotions for you, with one use being for flight attendants dealing with irritating passengers.
A US Senator has been caught on camera having a near-miss with a speeding train while speaking about the importance of rail commuter safety.