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The Perth father of an Australian humanitarian worker kidnapped in Afghanistan has made an emotional plea for her return.
A South Australian cattle station co-owned by a senator has been named as the preferred site for the national nuclear medical and laboratory waste dump.
Police have responded to a shooting at a shopping centre in the Sydney suburb of Bankstown which claimed the life of a man, and injured two others.
The homicide squad is trying to piece together the final movements of Chinese student Michelle Leng, whose body was found off the NSW Central Coast.
The UN envoy on Syria has urged the leaders of Russia and the US to salvage a "barely alive" ceasefire after a devastating airstrike on a hospital.
As the maker of Nurofen is ordered to pay a fine of $1.7m for misleading consumers, the company says it didn't mean to mislead anyone.
The federal government says some asylum seekers on Manus Island have refused to be processed because they want to get to Australia.

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Memorial services will be held in Sydney for Bali Nine duo Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran a year after they were executed.
Former US House Speaker John Boehner launched a scathing attack on Presidential candidate Ted Cruz on Thursday, calling him 'Lucifer in the flesh'.
Top Australian scientists say large tracts of the Great Barrier Reef are likely to be dead within 20 years, as climate change drives mass coral bleaching.
Three more people have been charged over the deadly December shootings in California's San Bernardino.
Former prime minister Tony Abbott says he doesn't believe the Liberal Party will ever go back on its decision to vote him out as leader.
The lawyer for more than 600 Manus Island detainees will seek a Papua New Guinea Supreme Court order to make Australia legally liable for the closure of the...
The US Geological Survey says a 7.3 magnitude earthquake has struck off Vanuatu.

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German photographer and infamous nightclub bouncer Sven Marquardt has opened his first Australian exhibition. His works, titled Fotografien, will be on display...
A documentary series portraying social and economic disadvantage in Australia will air for a second season on SBS.
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In pictures: Port Arthur massacre

A selection of images from the day of the Port Arthur massacre, and the days, weeks and years since.
Crowd numbers were down but the Anzac spirit was as strong as ever at dawn services marking the 101st anniversary of the Gallipoli landings by Australian and New Zealand soldiers.

Prince: his life in pictures

Prince, the innovative US music superstar whose songwriting and eccentric stage presence electrified fans around the world with hits including Purple Rain and When Doves Cry has died at age 57.
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Donald Trump's Life Story

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After nearly a year under the occupation of IS, the ruins of the ancient city of Palmyra have suffered. As Syrian government troops retook the city, images have emerged of what remains of the UNESCO World Heritage site.
Across the city of Brussels residents held sombre candlelit vigils around floral tributes to mourn the loss of the 34 people who lost their lives in the deadly bombings.

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