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The 14 African diplomatic heads of mission in Canberra have asked the Australian Government and Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee to reassess Australia's aid...
From the Lower Ninth Ward to the Superdome, New Orleans observed the 10th anniversary of devastating Hurricane Katrina, paying tribute to its victims and homage...
Outspoken director Quentin Tarantino has hit out at Cate Blanchett, claiming most of her "arty" movies "don't have a shelf life".
Former Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad, joining anti-government protesters for a second day on Sunday, called for a "people's power" movement to topple Prime...
Members of Community Action Against Homophobia have rallied outside a Sydney newspaper office declaring that "homophobia has no place in schools".

Girl loses hand in NSW dog attack

A girl has lost her hand following a dog attack at Lake Macquarie near Newcastle.
Deported Australian journalist Peter Greste HAS challenged Egyptian prosecutors to produce evidence against him and his colleagues, after a court in the country...

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Hungary has erected a razor wire barrier along its along the 175km border with Serbia to keep out migrants entering from Serbia.

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It's been a century since women were first sworn in as police officers in Australia, but despite steps to increase their presence, women aren't joining up at the same...
The US space agency NASA has launched the longest US isolation experiment yet, as part of preparations for a pioneering journey to Mars.
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Australia will not meet its emissions reduction targets, an international group of researchers says.
A Sydney bar has come under fire after hiring naked women to lie on tables as fruit platters and hand feed guests.
The Victorian Premier has taken aim at the NSW Government after its Education Minister banned the showing of a documentary on gay parenting.

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Thousands have rallied in Lebanon in anger over poor waste management, branding the country's political leaders as incompetent and corrupt. Protestors attempted to set fire to barbed wire barricades amid rising tensions.

In pictures: The week that was

From raging wildfires in the US to a flood of migrants storming the Macedonian border, the week of news has seen blood, sweat and tears.

Tony Abbott visits the Torres Strait

The Prime Minister has paid his annual week-long visit to a remote Indigenous community.
At least 16 people have been injured in clashes in Beirut between police and protesters calling for a solution to Lebanon's rubbish crisis.
Thousands of migrants have stormed across Macedonia's border, overwhelming security forces who threw stun grenades and lashed out with batons before apparently abandoning a bid to stem their flow through the Balkans to western Europe.
In New Orleans this week, President Obama said Hurricane Katrina "laid bare a deeper tragedy" of inequality that left "too many people, especially poor people, especially people of colour, without good jobs or affordable health care or decent housing." As the world marks 10 years since the storm hit, we take a look back at some of the most iconic images.
A bomb planted at one of the Thai capital's most renowned shrines on has killed at least 19 people, including three foreign tourists.
Huge explosions in a warehouse district sent up massive fireballs that turned the night sky into day, killing at least 17 people and injuring hundreds in the Chinese port city of Tianjin.
Syrians are learning circus skills, in a hot and dusty refugee camp, with the hope of returning to Syria to establish the country's first national circus.