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Palestinians are making a new attempt to overcome their political split by holding general elections in seven months.
Pro-Kremlin rebels in the Ukraine are bracing for a new assault as US troops head to the region.
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David Moyes has thanked his coaching staff for their loyalty to him during his disastrous tenure at Manchester United.
The Joint Agency Coordination Centre has confirmed that unidentified material has washed ashore in Western Australia and authorities are examining whether it is connected to missing flight MH370.
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A Nepalese government delegation will fly to Everest base camp on Thursday to negotiate with sherpas as another international company pulls out.
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US President Barack Obama has landed in Tokyo aiming to reinvigorate his policy of "rebalancing" US foreign policy towards a dynamic Asia.
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Central Coast Mariners have been AFC Champions League when they were beaten 1-0 by Sanfrecce Hiroshima in Japan.

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The Abbott government has announced it will spend more than $12 billion on new fighter jets. But what are F-35 Joint Strike Fighters?
One of India’s biggest success stories, Bollywood, is being used to tackle one of its biggest failings, illiteracy.
A student group in New Zealand is offering free beer in exchange for dead rats, as part of a wider conservation effort.

Iran's divorce rate rising

Fewer people are getting married and the divorce rate is on the rise in Iran, according to new figures.
Adam has a secret. He's shared it with his family and close friends. In fact, he would like to talk about it more openly.
Croatia has summoned the Australian Ambassador in Zagreb to answer questions about a federal MP's speech at a controversial Croatian community event in Sydney.
Officers in all 24-hour police stations in regional Victoria will be given Taser stun guns.
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National

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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 ATM...
Former Prime Minister John Howard has headed the list of dignitaries at a state funeral to farewell Brian Harradine.
The parents of Australian journalist Peter Greste says they have lowered their expectations of their son's release after he was again denied bail overnight in an...

Morrison dismisses UN concerns

Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has rejected claims from the UN that the Abbott government's boat turn-back policy is breaching the refugee convention.
Any pension age increase would backfire unless discrimination against older workers is addressed, the Age Discrimination Commissioner says
Australia needs powerful air combat capabilities, which is why the nation will spend $12.4 billion on fighter jets, Prime Minister Tony Abbott says.
Croatia has summoned the Australian Ambassador in Zagreb to answer questions about a federal MP's speech at a controversial Croatian community event in Sydney.

Comment & Analysis

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Families who have lived in The Rocks for generations are now preparing to say goodbye, writes Elly Clough.
Stories of abuse draw attention to a pressing problem, but there is little subsequent discussion of how to empower women as economic and political actors in the...

Comment: Welcome to the Uighur web

Within China's vast internet is a community where the country's fifth-largest ethnic minority gathers online to communicate in their own language. This is the...
Fighters from outside the Middle East are still a very small percentage of the rebels fighting against Bashar al-Assad's government, but their numbers are growing...

Comment: How to make Siri smarter

Siri can't really do anything I can't, despite the resources (and my data) at her theoretical disposal.
The Sri Lankan government is on the defensive again over human rights.
While Malaysia Airlines continues to provide welfare and support to the families of the passengers of MH370, compensation will soon become a priority.
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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.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George continue their three-week Australasian tour.
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.

In pictures: AC/DC over the years

Australian rock band AC/DC had confirmed the illness of founding member Malcolm Young but says while he'll take a break for the band will continue. Here's a look at AC/DC over the years.

Sport

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Analysts will be watching to see how well Manchester United can bounce back from the sacking of manager David Moyes.
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LONDON (Reuters) - Liverpool plan to revamp their Anfield stadium and increase capacity to just short of 60,000 fans in an effort to generate the matchday...
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Best and worst sporting comebacks

With American Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, about to make his return to the swimming pool, Reuters looks back at some of the most...
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Paris Saint Germain has beaten Evian 1-0 in French Ligue 1 soccer.
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Januzaj opts to play for Belgium

Born in Belgium to ethnic Albanian parents from Kosovo, Januzaj, 19, was eligible to play for a number of countries and had been wooed by teams including Belgium,...
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LONDON (Reuters) - Chelsea were hit with disciplinary action by the English FA on Wednesday as manager Jose Mourinho, midfielder Ramires and coach Rui Faria were...
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Sri Lanka coach Paul Farbrace has been appointed England's new assistant coach.

World

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Rival Palestinian leaders have forged an agreement to form a national consensus government within weeks, but Israel has reacted angrily.
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WikiLeaks source gets a new name

The US soldier convicted on espionage charges after leaking secret documents has won a court ruling to change her name to Chelsea Manning.
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A boatload of tourists has disrupted rehearsals for the Gallipoli dawn service by noisily swimming less than 100 metres off the North Beach heritage site.
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UN hears calls for Syria gas probe

The UN is set to launch an inquiry into fresh allegations of a chlorine gas attack in Syria.
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Google is letting people turn back the clock on Street View to show how places have changed over the seven years it has been collecting pictures.
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Camilla's brother seriously hurt

The Duchess of Cornwall's brother has suffered a serious head injury after falling outside an after-party for a charity event in New York.
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Residents of the eastern Ukraine town of Svyatogorsk have questioned the validity of reports their town has been liberated from pro-Kremlin separatists.

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The federal government will spend more than $12 billion to upgrade Australia's air-force capabilities with a new fleet of F-35 Joint Strike Fighters. 
There are fears the world's youngest nation, South Sudan, is on the brink of collapse after four months of civil war.   

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Australia responds to a Croatian diplomatic protest; The head of the Prime Minister's Indigenous Advisory Council optimistic despite expected budget cuts;  We...
Croatia has issued a strongly-worded statement in response to a federal MP's speech at a controversial Croatian community event in Sydney.
A group of ex-service personnel, including six wounded by their service, have begun cycling from Sydney to Canberra ahead of Anzac Day.

Manchester United sacks Moyes

Manchester United has sacked its manager David Moyes less than a year after he took on the top job.
Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge are at Uluru after spending the afternoon meeting members of an Indigenous community.

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

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Despite strong gains from Boeing, Dow Chemical and Delta Air Lines, US stocks have fallen.
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Belgian-Brazilian brewing giant AB InBev is to purchase Chinese brewery Siping Ginsber in a deal reportedly worth 450 million euros.
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Boeing lifts profit outlook

Boeing says its outlook for the full year remains positive on the strength of demand for its products.
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US oil stockpiles hit record

An oil and gas production boom in the US has lifted the country's stockpiles to a record 397.7 million barrels.
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The US winter of 2013-14 was one of the coldest, but Procter & Gamble says fewer swings in temperatures led to fewer coughs and colds and a dip in sales.
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Online retailer Amazon, under pressure to boost its bottom line after a spate of furious growth, will offer the HBO cable network to its prime members.
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Sales of new US homes plunge 14.5%

The US Commerce Department says sales of new homes declined 14.5 per cent last month.

Odd

Weird and wonderful stories from around the world.

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.
Jokes are being made about a business card presented by pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine as proof that ultra nationalists attacked their checkpoint.