Despite Ukraine, Russia and the West hammering out a deal on easing the current crisis, pro-Russian rebels are refusing to budge.
Day three of the Royal visit to Australia will see the family take in visits to the Easter Show and Sydney's seaside suburb of Manly.
Bad weather is hampering the search for survivors after a ferry capsized in South Korea, amid reports passengers were denied a proper chance to escape.
Rescuers have halted their search for survivors after an avalanche on Mount Everest killed 12 local climbing guides.
Michael Kirby, the head of a special UN inquiry, has urged the UN to slap sanctions on North Korea over its human rights abuses.
Australian Christian leaders have made Easter calls for more compassion towards refugees and asylum-seekers.
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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.
They may have been drawn in the World Cup's 'Group of Death' - but the unfancied duo of Ghana and the USA might just cause an upset for either Germany or Portugal.
It's the story of ultimate sacrifice, but in an increasingly secular society, the Wesley mission is pushing for the story of Jesus's crucifixion to remain in the...
A week from Anzac Day, and Australians are being asked to remember the many battles our young nation fought in, between 1914 and 1918. The Prime Minister has...
More than 175 Australian authors, artists and publishers have lodged a joint submission with the Attorney-General’s Department, arguing against the proposed...
There's concern over the fact that almost half of the total numbers of youths under supervision are Indigenous.
The late Father Frank Fletcher dedicated his life to working with the Koori families of Sydney. Now, his work has been immortalised with the publication of a new...
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NSW Opposition Leader John Robertson says new Premier Mike Baird must explain why he appointed party fundraiser to state board.
Newly elected NSW Premier Mike Baird says he will consider the line-up of his new cabinet over the Easter long weekend.
More than 175 Australian authors, artists and publishers have lodged a joint submission with the Attorney-General’s Department, arguing against the proposed...
The Navy has sacked a ship captain for breaching Indonesian territorial waters during Operation Sovereign Borders activities.
There's concern over the fact that almost half of the total numbers of youths under supervision are Indigenous.
Police say the 25-year-old man who is in hospital after reportedly being shot in the leg while jogging in west Sydney was not in jogging gear.
An Australian journalist is facing seven years in a Thai jail over an online report that alleged Thailand's navy was involved in people smuggling.

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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 Jericho.
The murder trial of Oscar Pistorius is changing South Africa’s media ecology, writes the University of Witwaterstand's Anton Harber
What are the prospects of continuing reform to a state so long afflicted by the taint of corruption?
I’m going to put it out there - most teachers don’t know enough about how the English language works [aka grammar], and this inevitably impacts upon student...
In the nearly two years since Google began testing its augmented-reality eyewear, public reaction has progressed from "that's amazing" to "those look stupid" to ...
The ongoing search for missing flight MH370 has shown how finding objects such as debris on the ocean is difficult, but finding them underwater in the deep ocean...
A new oral antiviral drug may be a future tool in the global fight against measles, according to a new international study.
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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.

In pictures: Easter around the world

Easter Week has begun as people around the world begin commemorations ahead of the Easter long weekend.

In Pictures: Jewish Passover

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.

In pictures: Indonesia votes

Indonesians vote in their legislative election.

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Atletico extends Liga lead

A 2-0 win over Elche extends Atletico Madrid's lead to six points over Real Madrid in Spanish football.
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MADRID (Reuters) - Atletico Madrid stayed firmly on course for a surprise La Liga title triumph when a Miranda header and Diego Costa's late penalty secured an...
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A draw with Rennes keeps Saint-Etienne fourth in French football, six points behind Lille who have a game in hand.
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LONDON (Reuters) - England will name Peter Moores as their cricket director on Saturday, handing the Lancashire coach his second chance to lead the national team,...
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Choi made use of his advantageous early tee time, holing several long shots on his way to a four-under-par 67 at Harbour Town on Hilton Head Island.
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Current Lancashire cricket coach Peter Moores is tipped to return to the England national job five years after being axed.
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Former Barcelona player and current Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure believes Africans don't get sufficient respect in world football.

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President Barack Obama says a new law barring US visas for UN envoys seen as a threat to American security should be taken as an "advisory".
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After three of delays, the Falcon 9 rocket and its Dragon capsule finally blasted off.
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Android gains in US

The poll US poll has found 53 per cent of new mobile phones activated by American customers n the January-March period were Android devices.
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EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton has said she views with "great concern" an Israeli decision to declare an area south of Bethlehem as state land.
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Lee Joon-Seok, the captain of the South Korean ferry that sunk leaving 28 people dead and 268 missing, has reportedly been arrested.
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North Korea has responded to an informal UN meeting about abuses in the country saying countries in the West should "mind their own business".
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There is concern in the Jewish community in eastern Ukraine after pamphlets were handed out calling for Jews to register or risk being expelled.

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Refugee makes pilgrimage of thanks

A Vietnamese refugee has led a pilgrimage of thanks from Melbourne to Canberra, accompanied by three asylum seekers.
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Muslims in New York City have welcomed the end of a controversial program that spied on the city's Islamic community.

Saving the elephants of Sumatra

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.
Australian Christian leaders have made Easter calls for more compassion towards refugees and asylum-seekers.

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Saving the elephants of Sumatra

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? 
Heartbleed, the bug that has preoccupied thousands of websites and millions of users over the past week, may well have been the biggest security flaw in internet...
Scientists have successfully implanted laboratory-grown vaginal organs into four teenagers who had underdeveloped or absent vaginas.

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Android gains in US

The poll US poll has found 53 per cent of new mobile phones activated by American customers n the January-March period were Android devices.
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The US says federal agencies will be given "more time" for the submission of their views on the Keystone pipeline.
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Armani settles Italy tax row

Giorgio Armani is to pay 270 million euros to settle a tax dispute in Italy over three of the company's foreign subsidiaries.
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LinkedIn is looking to capitalise on the mobile market after eclipsing the 300-million-members mark.
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Unemployment rates dropped in 21 US states, rose in 17 and were unchanged in the remaining 12 last month.
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Italian lender backs share sale

Italian bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena is to begin a 5.0-billion-euro share sale in mid-June.
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New pay offer for S African miners

South African platinum producers hope to end a crippling 12-week strike with a new pay offer for miners.

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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 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.
In what the German press has dubbed the “Peniskuchen-Affäre,” the General Secretary of Germany's far-right National Democratic Party has stepped down after he was...
Former US president George W. Bush said relations with Vladimir Putin became "increasingly tense" during his White House years, as he unveiled his portraits of...

US restaurant chain 'bans' Putin

A New York-based food chain has banned Russia's Vladimir Putin from its restaurants, saying he'll be welcome back when he stops "picking on people".
You can't always believe what you read online, especially if it's April Fools Day. We've scoured the web for some of the best jokes creating buzz this morning.