The NSW Liberal Party will elect a new premier today after Barry O'Farrell resigned yesterday over a $3000 bottle of wine.
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South Korean rescuers and dive teams are working frantically to reach survivors trapped in the capsized ferry as fears grow for nearly 300 people who remain missing.
Residents in the Blue Mountains are gearing up to welcome the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
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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.
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The Australian Medical Association has renewed its call to be allowed to visit the asylum seeker processing centre on Nauru after an outbreak of dengue fever.
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One hundred and twenty-one school girls abducted by Islamist group Boko Haram have reportedly been freed, but eight girls are still missing.
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A poster in a London barber, which pokes fun at Kim Jong Un's undercut hairstyle with the slogan "Bad Hair Day?", has attracted the ire of Pyongyang.

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A custom made, one-handed guitar is helping a former Vietnamese refugee with a traumatic brain injury reconnect with his music and there are hopes the design could be...
Wine, sport and spoons were among the gifts declared by members of the NSW Parliament throughout 2010 and 2011, but a $3000 bottle of Grange made no appearance.
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It's a well known fact that the fashion industry is very competitive and it turns out it's even harder if you're an indigenous model - but there's a growing push...
Residents in the Blue Mountains are gearing up to welcome the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
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Human rights campaigners in Myanmar are concerned a proposed ban on interfaith marriages will the exacerbate existing tensions.

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The Australian journalist due to face a Thai court on defamation charges has accused the Royal Thai Navy of trying to shut down his website.
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Police locked down the offices of the WA premier and treasurer after the discovery of threatening letters with powder inside.
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Australia inks aid deal with EU

Australia and the European Union will work closer on administering aid programs in Fiji and Sudan.
Two men have been killed after a wall collapsed at the Austar Coal Mine in the NSW Hunter Valley.

Two shootings in Sydney's west

Specialist police are investigating after two shootings in nearby Sydney suburbs, just an hour apart.
West Australian Senator Louise Pratt has conceded defeat in the re-run senate election.
The flood-hit sugar cane farming town of Ingham in Queensland's north is dealing with looting before farmers even count the cost of cyclone Ita.

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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 literacy...
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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 ...
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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...
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A new oral antiviral drug may be a future tool in the global fight against measles, according to a new international study.
For the past 20 years, the NSW ICAC has targeted these factors, with varying levels of community support. What is needed is ongoing internal monitoring, and a...
One can only imagine the mental state of young people when a universe of information, temptations and perils can be carried around in their pocket. While it’s...
Students studying in Australia need to be made aware of basic crime prevention and risk-reduction strategies in their daily activities. Doing so would at least...
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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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AFL Bulldogs chase hat-trick of wins

The Western Bulldogs are chasing a hat-trick of AFL wins in Sunday's round-five clash with under-siege Carlton.
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Ex-Formula One driver Mark Webber says Red Bull are no longer the benchmark given Mercedes' newfound form but has backed his old team to turn it around.
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The Western Bulldogs are among AFL clubs seeking a Good Friday fixture in 2015.
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Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka has struck out 10 Chicago Cubs batters in the New York Yankees' 3-0 win.
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VALENCIA, Spain (Reuters) - Gareth Bale hailed a "perfect night" after his stunning winner for Real Madrid against Barcelona in Wednesday's King's Cup final, his...
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Lock Caderyn Neville is the only new face in the Melbourne Rebels' line-up as they look to stop the Western Force's run in their Super Rugby clash.
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VALENCIA, Spain (Reuters) - Barcelona's painful reverse to arch rivals Real Madrid in Wednesday's King's Cup final brings to an end a hellish week and leaves them...

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There's been a spike in interest from Britons about holidaying in Australia and New Zealand as a result of the royal visit Down Under.
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Australia's PM has told the Wall Street Journal the search for MH370 will be exhausted within a week as US media question the use of a Bluefin-21 drone.
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The resignation of NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell over a bottle of wine is a level of accountability Indonesian politicians could note, a newspaper argues.
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More than 50 Bollywood filmmakers, actors and writers have urged Indians not to vote for the party of Hindu nationalist hardliner Narendra Modi in the ongoing...
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A man called Edward Cocaine has appeared in a Florida court on a drug charge, causing the judge to do a double take.
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More than one million people in South Sudan are at risk of famine, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has warned.
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Storm continues to wreak havoc

The remnants of Cyclone Ita have knocked out power, closed roads and disrupted Cook Strait ferries as they make their way across New Zealand.

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A lawyer who recently toured the Manus Island detention centre in Papua New Guinea says he's gravely concerned for the safety and wellbeing of asylum-seekers detained...
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Fish on acid

A new study has found climate change could make fish do strange things.
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World News Radio April 17

Debate rages after New South Wales Premier Barry O'Farrell announced he is stepping down.The number of Indigenous youth in justice supervision remains high.And we...
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Human rights campaigners in Myanmar are concerned a proposed ban on interfaith marriages will the exacerbate existing tensions.
The Human Rights Commission is fighting for sweeping changes to public transport in NSW after an accident involving a disabled man.

Indigenous artist wins award

Daniel Boyd has become the first Indigenous man to win one of Australia's richest cultural accolades, the Bulgari Art Award.
The federal government is promising massive spending on roads in western Sydney as part the plan to build the Badgerys Creek airport. 

Science & Technology

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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.
Scientists say governments should review use of the common anti-flu medication Tamiflu after a new report questioned the efficacy of the drug.
The sudden death of a previously healthy young individual is a rare but tragic event. Every year about one in 100,000 people aged between one and 35 dies suddenly...

Business

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Yahoo co-founder David Filo has rejoined the company's board as one of three new members, along with Charles Schwab and and H. Lee Scott.
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Nexvet raises $US31.5m

Unlisted Australian firm Nexvet has raised $US31.5 million to advance its drug development program for the treatment of sick pets.
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Santos sales revenue jumps 28%

Santos' quarterly sales revenue has jumped 28 per cent on a year ago despite flat production on the back of crude oil sales.
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Tokyo stocks open down 0.15%

Tokyo stocks have open down 0.15 per cent despite a rally on Wall Street.
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The US Commerce Department says builders started work on 946,000 homes in March, in a 2.8 per cent rise since February.
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Woodside revenue up, production down

Woodside Petroleum has recorded a small slide in its first quarter production, but lifted its revenue for the period.
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The redesigned 2015 Camry is longer and wider, with a more aggressive design.

Odd

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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.
In Denmark, a travel company is 'prescribing' romantic holidays, launching a 'baby-making holiday' competition to boost the country's low birth rate.