South Korean president Park Geun-Hye says the behaviour of the captain and crew of the ferry that capsized five days ago with 476 people on board was unacceptable and "tantamount to murder".
Chinese intelligence officials are reportedly building networks in Australian universities to monitor the ethnic Chinese community to protect Beijing's interests.
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Australian young gun Nick Kyrgios has made a triumphant return from injury by claiming victory in the final of the Sarasota Open in Florida.
The family of former NSW premier Neville Wran has accepted the offer of a state funeral, with the date to be confirmed in coming days.
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The foreign minister Julie Bishop has announced $20 million to help Syrian refugee children who have fled to Lebanon and Jordan.
A man has been charged with murder after two sisters under the age of 10 were found dead in Watsonia in Melbourne's northeast.
Rangers managed to clear lions from an enclosure in Britain after a car overheated and then caught fire.

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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.
Conflict between humans and elephants is intensifying on the Indonesian island of Sumatra.  
Runners, from the world's elite racers to first-timers, will step to the Boston Marathon starting line on Monday for the first running of the world-renowned race...
Less than five per cent of complaints made under the Racial Discrimination Act make it to court, where the majority of them fail. Look through our interactive...
A former Vietnamese refugee, who arrived in Australia during the 1980s, has completed a 35 day trek from Melbourne to Canberra -- dragging a boat behind him.
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A man has been charged with murder after two sisters under the age of 10 were found dead in Watsonia in Melbourne's northeast.
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The foreign minister Julie Bishop has announced $20 million to help Syrian refugee children who have fled to Lebanon and Jordan.
The family of former NSW premier Neville Wran has accepted the offer of a state funeral, with the date to be confirmed in coming days.
Despite the terror attack that left three dead at last year's Boston Marathon, Australians from all walks of life will be running on Monday.
The federal government is keen to see younger people on the disability pension getting back into paid work.
New NSW Premier Mike Baird has hosed down suggestions he is preparing to sell off the state's poles and wires.
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A 34-year-old Ivanhoe man is missing after being caught in a rip at Station Beach in southern Victoria.

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As the Indian elections reach their climax, there is a sense that something might be about to change.
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India’s elections promise business as usual for the country’s wealthy and ongoing grinding poverty for its most poor of poor, writes Paul Kenny.
Former NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell didn’t have to resign because he was corrupt. He had to resign because if he didn’t then the system collapses, writes Greg...
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Former NSW premier Neville Wran's death has sparked a flurry of tributes, with many remembering his contributions to the Labor Party.
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.
Tuesday's lunar eclipse was seen across the globe. We take a look at some of the best images taken of the rare event.
Malta's parliament has passed a law legalising same-sex civil partnerships and giving gay couples the right to adopt.

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People around the world mark the Easter long weekend.

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Jews around the world celebrate the week-long holiday, which commemorates the Israelites' exodus from Egypt some 3,500 years ago.
At least 16 people are dead and 500 homes have been destroyed by a huge fire that tore through the Chilean city of Valparaiso.
The UN Security Council held an emergency session Sunday on the Ukraine crisis as Kiev vowed to launch an military operation after pro-Russian forces seized government buildings in the east.
People in far north Queensland are being told to prepare for a worst-case scenario that could see the effects of Cyclone Ita hit more populated areas such as Cairns.

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The 30-year-old, who has played twice for the All Blacks, missed the Hurricanes 39-20 win over the Auckland Blues in Wellington on Friday after the "scary diagnosis".
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Guangzhou on the brink in AFC

Marcello Lippi's Guangzhou Evergrande face a tense evening in the AFC Champions League on Tuesday with their Asian title defence on the line.
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BOSTON (Reuters) - Some 36,000 athletes, including Kenyan and Ethiopian runners who are consistently ranked among the world's fastest, will run in the 118th...
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Ben Barba admits he feels like he has dodged a bullet after a video referee awarded him a season opening try, following recent blunders by officials.
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Victory young guns aim for ACL win

A host of senior players will miss Melbourne Victory's shot at Asian Champions League progression at Korean side Jeonbuk Motors on Tuesday.
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Cardiff picked up a point in a 1-1 draw against Stoke City on Saturday to move up to 18th in the table on 30, two points shy of Norwich City in the safety of 17th...
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Lions hold AFL hope for Hanley

Brisbane vice-captain Tom Rockliff says the winless Lions expect a much-needed boost from Pearce Hanley, Daniel Merrett and Josh Green.

World

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A mayor in the Philippines has been shot dead during a flag-raising ceremony at the municipal hall.
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Governments must take politics out of the equation when considering how asylum seekers can best be protected, Indonesia's foreign minister says.
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Big Bang a big question for most

About 4 in 10 Americans say they are not too confident or outright disbelieve that the Earth is warming, according to a poll.
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Easter worshippers at a US church have been injured after a man trying to park his car accidentally drove into the church, injuring at least 18 people.
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An American teenage runaway who stowed away in the wheel well of a plane has survived freezing temperatures on a flight from California to Hawaii.
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Four more crew members from the sunken South Korean ferry have been detained over allegations of failing to protect passengers and abandoning the ship.
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Investigators have collected a vast trove of chat records from popular app Kakao Talk to trace the final moments on board the sinking South Korean ferry.

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The story of two Australian airmen - lost in a tragic mission far from home - but still remembered in a small village in northern Italy;  Protests in Sydney, as an...

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World News Radio's weekend sport round up with Attila Mosonyi

Refugee makes pilgrimage of thanks

A Vietnamese refugee has led a pilgrimage of thanks from Melbourne to Canberra, accompanied by three asylum seekers.
Muslims in New York City have welcomed the end of a controversial program that spied on the city's Islamic community.
Conflict between humans and elephants is intensifying on the Indonesian island of Sumatra.  
Russia, Ukraine, the United States and the European Union have reached a surprise deal aimed at de-escalating the worsening Ukrainian crisis.  
An historic medal gifted to a Maori chief in Sydney more than 200 years ago is on its way back to New Zealand after being sold at auction.

Science & Technology

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

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.
New research suggests the beard styles embraced by hipster culture are likely to grow less attractive as they become more popular, writes Rob Brooks.
What is the deadly Ebola virus and is Australia at risk of an outbreak? 
In a new study, researchers have pinpointed exactly when benign bacteria turn into flesh-eating bacteria. So could this knowledge help predict future epidemics?

Business

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Oil prices are down in subdued post-holiday Asian trade as investors become increasingly concerned about the Ukraine crisis.
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Tokyo stocks open 0.23% higher

Tokyo stocks have opened 0.23 per cent higher with yhe Nikkei 225 index was up 33.18 per cent.
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Japan trade deficit quadruples

Japan's trade deficit quadrupled on-year in March to $US14 billion after energy imports surged after the 2011 Fukushima crisis.
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The number of Australians breaking into their savings is at a near 20-year high, according to a survey.
National Australia Bank lagged behind its major rivals for business customer satisfaction in March.

'Europe's gas supplies not at risk'

Europe's gas supplies are not at risk despite the Ukrainian crisis, the EU's energy commissioner says.
Toyota and the union at its two factories in the Indian state of Karnatka have been ordered to return to work after a pay dispute.

Odd

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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.

US Congress' dirty little secret

Hustler founder Larry Flynt has been sending monthly copies of his magazine to every US Congress member since 1983.
Italy has taken to eBay to sell luxury cars owned by the state that were "no longer deemed essential" in a bid to raise money.
A bronze statue of a homeless Jesus on a park bench has sparked controversy in a wealthy American suburb.
A police inquiry has been launched into a German store's sale of mugs that inadvertently featured an image of Hitler on them.
Liang Kegang, who recently sold a jar of clean air from Provence for $904, is one of several artists protesting at China's air quality.