Thousands have gathered at The Cenotaph in central Sydney ahead of the Anzac Day Dawn Service and march. Meanwhile, thousands more have gathered at dawn services across the country and around the world.
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Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has criticised a unity deal between rival Palestinian factions as a move that "kills peace".
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Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone has gone on trial accused of paying tens of millions of dollars to ensure his continued grip on the motor sports empire.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are attending the dawn service at the Australian War Memorial.
The Ukraine crisis has escalated as Kiev tried to reclaim a town from pro-Kremlin rebels, and Russian troops began military exercises on the border.
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Police have had to break up angry scenes between the families of Chinese passengers on the missing Malaysian Airlines plane and airline staff.
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Phelps wins first race in comeback

PHOENIX (Reuters) - Michael Phelps made an ominous start in his comeback to competitive swimming on Thursday, setting the fastest time in the 100 metres butterfly...

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Almost 100 years after the Anzac landing at Gallipoli, Anzac Day has become one of the country's most important commemorative occasions. Check out services and...

Escaping the memory of war

To mark this year’s Anzac Day, SBS reporter Sylvia Varnham O'Regan reflects on the life of her grandfather, Harry, and how the struggles he faced after coming...
There's fresh hope for Australians who suffer from hearing loss.
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The Serbian Ambassador to Australia has spoken out against the commemoration of the foundation date of a pro-Nazi Croatian government, following a controversial...
Qantas has pulled the plug on an Anzac Day promotion offering discount wine and bonus frequent flyer points after social media users accused the campaign of being...
The newest item on Cuba's list of dwindling commodities is condoms.
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The federal government has released the white paper for its emissions reduction fund, which it hopes will cut CO2 pollution by five per cent by 2020.

Sydney man charged for 'sexting'

A Sydney man has been charged with sexting, in what is believed to be one of the first cases of its type in Australia.
Treasurer Joe Hockey has signalled his debut budget is likely to include across-the-board spending cuts.
The Thai navy has rejected pleas to drop charges against an Australian journalist facing jail over a report alleging navy involvement in human trafficking.
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The Serbian Ambassador to Australia has spoken out against the commemoration of the foundation date of a pro-Nazi Croatian government, following a controversial...
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An 80-year-old man has been arrested after another man was shot in the neck during a neighbourhood dispute in Sydney.
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...

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Bill Shorten's vision for a rejuvenated Labor Party, while sound in theory, may be difficult to achieve in practice.
Russian and Eastern European hackers now account for a large and growing percentage of all cyber espionage, most of which is directed at the United States.
The newest item on Cuba's list of dwindling commodities is condoms.
The former Labor government’s GP Super Clinics Program has come in for a bashing. The Coalition has derided it as “a total waste of money”. But is that the case?
Anzac’s continuing power in the 21st century stems from the ways in which trauma has come to sit at its very core.
Though surveys indicate that young voters are less likely to be undecided than the population as a whole, their lack of experience may well make them easier to...
If Joe Hockey’s first budget runs into problems, it won’t be for want of effort to construct a dramatic narrative about pain, personal responsibility and...
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Bangladeshi garment workers have demonstrated at the site of a factory collapse that killed more than 1000 people, on the first anniversary of the disaster.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George continue their three-week Australasian tour.
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.
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.

Sport

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Essendon coach Mark Thompson says he and Jake Carlisle are not blueing as the key forward tries to find consistent form.
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England post too good to turn down

Paul Farbrace quit as Sri Lanka cricket coach after four months, despite much success, because the chance to work for England was too good to refuse.
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Phelps wins first race in comeback

PHOENIX (Reuters) - Michael Phelps made an ominous start in his comeback to competitive swimming on Thursday, setting the fastest time in the 100 metres butterfly...
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SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Avid World Cup sticker collectors in Rio de Janeiro were given a shock this week when a van carrying hundreds of thousands of Panini...
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Kiwi golfer Lydia Ko is among the world's 100 most influential people according to Time Magazine.
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Phelps tops 100m fly qualifying

After a 20-month retirement, swimming superstar Michael Phelps returns as the fastest qualifier for the 100m butterfly at a meet in Arizona.
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SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil will play an international friendly against Turkey in Istanbul on November 12, the Brazilian Football Confederation said on Thursday.

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Nigerian government authorities say the rescue of hundreds of schools girls who were kidnapped by militants last week is their top priority.
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X-Men director Bryan Singer has broken his silence on the sex abuse allegations made against him, calling the lawsuit a shakedown.
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Large crowds representing New Zealand's diverse face gathered around the country for Anzac Day dawn services.
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Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo say they are still trying rescue people trapped in the mangled wreckage of a derailed train.
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The sacrifices of war aren't lost on St Kilda AFL player Sam Gilbert who attended the dawn service in Wellington on Friday.
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Secretary of State John Kerry says the US won't give up hope for Middle East peace, but that the way forward is up to Israel and the Palestinians leaders.
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Police have had to break up angry scenes between the families of Chinese passengers on the missing Malaysian Airlines plane and airline staff.

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Bringing them home - to Lebanon

An asylum boat tragedy off Java late last year caught the eye for reasons beyond the death and tragedy.
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The trial of five alleged September 11th co-conspirators has ground to a halt at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.
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An Aboriginal Boer War soldier is to be recognised with a military service next month.
As the Royal visit comes to a close, polling shows support for the monarchy is the highest it's been in decades.   
Rival Palestinian leaders in the West Bank and Gaza Strip have announced they are going to form a unity government.   
A refugee advocacy group says the immigration minister is perpetuating a myth by saying there's no need for any Sri Lankans to travel to Australia by boat and...

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A leading defence expert praises the Air Force's latest acquisition; We examine the violence wracking South Sudan; A new report sheds light on youth self-harm; A...

Science & Technology

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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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Visa's 2Q profit jumps

Visa has reported net income of $US1.6 billion or $2.52 per share, for the three months that ended March 31.
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Oil prices rise on Ukraine fears

Oil prices have risen as the market reacted to escalating tensions between Russia and Ukraine.
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Microsoft net income for the third quarter through to March 31 came to $US5.66 billion, down from $US6.06 billion a year ago.
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Positive earnings results from Apple have helped US stocks higher as investors remain wary about the Ukraine crisis.
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General Motors has confirmed that the US Attorney's office in New York is investigating the company's delay in a two million car recall.
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European stock markets have closed on a positive note, with the euro easing slightly against the dollar because of escalating tensions in Ukraine.
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Johnson & Johnson chief executive Alex Gorsky says the company is poised to lead the health care industry.

Odd

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The newest item on Cuba's list of dwindling commodities is condoms.
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.