As many as 70,000 Syrian Kurds have poured into Turkey since Friday fleeing an offensive by Islamic State jihadists in northeastern Syria, the UN's refugee agency...
Lorna Cubillo, 76, will be the first Northern Territory witness to give evidence at the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, which...
Secessionist leaders from Italy to Spain to Belgium closely analysed the independence campaign in Scotland and are already breaking down the polling numbers and...
Afghanistan's two rival presidential candidates have signed a power-sharing deal, ending a prolonged stand-off over disputed election results at a pivotal moment...
Treasurer, Joe Hockey, is hailing this weekend's G20 meeting of finance ministers and central bankers a success.
Australian federal MP's are being asked to think carefully about controversial proposals to reform the country's counter-terrorism laws.
The largest report ever on the topic finds that half of patients who are accidentally aware during surgery suffer long-term psychological effects.

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Five of the Syria's six World Heritage sites have "significant damage" and some buildings have been "reduced to rubble," according to a report issued this week.
Supporters of the People's Climate March are rallying outside the G20 meeting in Cairns with green heart shaped signs demanding action on climate change. It is...
More photos of naked celebrities have appeared on social media.
The Prime Minister of Turkey has welcomed the return of 49 Turkish people being held hostage by Islamic State militants have been freed as officials rejected...
Rosendo Salvado was born 200 years ago, but the Benedictine monastic town he founded in the middle of the West Australian bush stills carries his legacy.
NASA is sending a 3D printer to the International Space Station in the hope that astronauts will be able to one day fix their spacecraft by producing their own...
New Zealand Prime Minister John Key's National Party has won a third term in office with an unprecedented govern-alone victory.
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In pictures: Scotland referendum

Scottish voters have rejected independence from the rest of the United Kingdom, official results showed on Friday, by a margin of almost 10 percentage points. Queues of voters, some wearing traditional kilts and tartan hats, snaked outside polling stations.

In pictures: Fiji votes

Fijians are voting in the nation's first election since a 2006 coup, with the military on stand-by in case violence flares but police reporting no problems in early polling.
Hurricane Odile has whipped through the popular beach resorts of Mexico's Baja California peninsula, uprooting trees, dumping heavy rain and forcing thousands of tourists to take cover in emergency shelters.
Tony Abbot arrived in the Northern Territory for a week long stay where he will meet with local employers, their workers and visit remote communities ahead of his election commitment to Indigenous Australians of north east Arnhem land.
Campaigns for and against Scottish independence are entering its final stages. The referendum could end the three centuries old union between Scotland and England, creating Europe's newest country since the collapse of Yugoslavia.
More than 1,000 protesters have paraded through Hong Kong against a recent decision by Beijing that crushed the city's hopes for full democracy.
Commemorations in PNG and Australia will mark the 100th anniversary of engagement on 11 September 1914 and the soldiers who fought and were the first to die for their country in the First World War.
A much anticipated Apple product launch has included iPhones with large screens, a smartwatch and a new mobile wallet.
Dame Marie Bashir was honoured for her 13 years of service as Governer of New South Wales. She was escorted by a full military honour guard for the official opening of the second session of the 55th parliament. The parade was also used to farewell the Governor who will be replaced by Defence force chief General David Hurley.