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The federal government says the measures announced in the long-awaited agriculture white paper are an investment in the dignity of Australian farmers.
A posthumous video of Gold Coast man Reece Harding, who was killed in Syria last week, has been released by his Kurdish comrades.
Greeks took to the streets in their tens of thousands on Friday in rival rallies that laid bare the deep divide heading into a referendum that may decide the...
The son of Adelaide Crows coach Phil Walsh remains in hospital under police guard after being charged with murdering the AFL identity.
The Roman Catholic Church should not have "leaders for life" in its ranks, otherwise it would risk being like a country under dictatorship, Pope Francis said on...
The federal opposition has amped up pressure on the government over the botched handling of a letter by Sydney siege gunman Man Haron Monis.
Mormon leader Boyd K Packer has died at the age of 90, a church spokesman says.

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A year and half of nuclear talks between Iran and major powers were creeping towards the finish line on Friday as negotiators wrestled with sticking points including...
The National Rugby League has backed the push for same-sex marriage.
Australian No.1 Bernard Tomic has launched an extraordinary attack on Tennis Australia, claiming he's been abandoned by the governing body.
BP will pay up to $18.7 billion in penalties to the U.S. government and five states to resolve nearly all claims from its deadly Gulf of Mexico oil spill five...
A Department of Communications review of the ABC's Q&A has found the program team satisfied themselves Zaky Mallah was an appropriate audience member.
An Australian charity is under investigation in Lebanon after one of its members was arrested for allegedly fundraising and recruiting for Islamic State.

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Adults who were adopted from foreign countries as children say there is a lack of support for adoptees in Australia and they feel powerless to have their voices heard.
I’ve just spent what for some Americans is three-month’s salary to see the Grateful Dead, and I’m feeling a little guilty.
Treasurer Joe Hockey’s suggestion that people should “get a good job that pays good money” in order to buy their first home, sparked a debate about housing...
They’re sold as the holiday of a lifetime, and with more than a million Australians taking a cruise this year the industry is booming. But for the families of...
A new study offers yet another compelling reason to drink tea: bone health.
The conjunction of Jupiter and Venus lit up more than just the night sky as photos of the celestial event flooded social media.

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Kyrgios, Tomic in Davis Cup pact

Tennis Australia is sitting on a powder keg with Nick Kyrgios threatening to boycott this month's Davis Cup quarter-final if Bernard Tomic doesn't play.
VANCOUVER (Reuters) - Players do not care who hands out trophies and the absence of embattled FIFA president Sepp Blatter will not have any impact on the Women's...
An intellectually disabled Australian man could face the death penalty after reportedly being charged with smuggling drugs in China.
Police had to use pepper spray to arrest a man accused of punching an officer in the face at a Townsville bar.
US police say an alligator has killed a man in Texas.

McKinnon a guest at Blues training

Alex McKinnon was a guest at NSW training in Coffs Harbour on Saturday, with the Blues squad set to watch a TV documentary about his tragic injury.
VANCOUVER (Reuters) - The United States and Japan may be familiar foes but that doesn't make Sunday's Women's World Cup final any less of a tactical conundrum for...
Robbie Farah has had his first training session with NSW since breaking his hand last weekend.
VANCOUVER (Reuters) - The United States arrive at the Women's World Cup final battle-hardened and seeking revenge, while Japan enter Sunday's match determined to...
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A newly-refurbished Hello Kitty theme park has opened in China. When it first opened in November 2014, the ambitious amusement park was subjected to a barrage of abuse from critics, who were unimpressed with its design and layout.

In pictures: Pink Sari campaign

A gallery of photos from the Pink Sari campaign in New South Wales.
People around the world have celebrated with pride marches following the US Supreme Court's ruling that same-sex couples would have the right to marry nationwide.

In pictures: Insight in Indonesia

In this special episode, Insight brings you the view from Indonesia.
Tens of thousands of anti-austerity protesters massed outside Britain's parliament on Saturday to demonstrate against the newly re-elected Conservative government's plans for further public spending cuts.
The African-American community in Charleston, South Carolina are grieving as Dylann Roof, charged with the murder of nine worshippers who were gunned down at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, appears for the first time in court.
Historically, minorities appeared in comics as racial stereotypes or crude comic relief, offering cheap laughs at accents and over exaggerated features. But some artists are fighting back.
This year's attack on the office of Charlie Hebdo served as inspiration for an international cartoon competition, making fun of Islamic State terrorists. Hosted by Iran's House of Cartoon, the competition attracted more than 1000 entries from artists worldwide, including Australians.
Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting, has begun. During this month, Muslim believers abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex from dawn until sunset. Ramadan is sacred to Muslims because it is during that month that tradition says the Koran was revealed to the Prophet Mohammed. The holy month ends with Eid al-Fitr, a festival to celebrate the end of daylight fasting.

In pictures: tattoo art

Check out the work of James bird and his colleagues from Green Lotus Studio.