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An inquiry's been told former prime minister Julia Gillard did not commit any crime in relation to an alleged corrupt slush fund operated by her one-time boyfriend.
The Prime Minister may have wanted a mature discussion, but the week in politics started out as anything but.
The sons of a Malaysian man missing on flight MH370 is suing the government and beleaguered national carrier, in the first lawsuit filed over the disaster.
An inquiry has heard an affidavit a legal team for NSW depended on to try to get a child sex abuse damages case thrown out was altered by a barrister.
Victorian union officials say the just-announced police taskforce to uncover criminal activity in the building sector is a well-timed political stunt.
One in every six days spent in hospitals can be attributed to obesity-related causes for those aged 45 and up, according to new research.
A witness to a brazen robbery at a Sydney golf club said he thought about taking one of the bandits down before a gun was pointed in his face.

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November 1 marks 100 years since the first Australian and New Zealand troops sailed from Albany on Western Australia’s south coast to join the Allies in World War I.

School weighs Satanic colouring book

A group has submitted a Satanic colouring book and fact sheets for children at Florida schools to challenge a practice of allowing Bibles in school.
In response to Sweden's recognition of Palestine, Israel's foreign minister has made a dig at IKEA, saying that relations in the Middle East were more 'complex'...
We’ve all experienced fear, but Halloween is the particular time of year when we look for that rush that usually accompanies feeling scared
Horrific and disturbing scenes are all in a day’s work for a paramedic. But when a 14 hour night shift stretches to 20 hours, the effects of exhaustion and...
A new mother in Germany has used a curious tactic to distract staff at a pharmacy while allegedly stealing cash.
EXCLUSIVE: Australians who lost loved ones in the Holocaust say a program meant to compensate them for property taken by the Nazis is inadequate.
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It’s 30 years since Dateline first went on air and this week's program is a special edition looking back at the stories, people and places that have made the program what it is since 1984.

In pictures: Burkino Faso unrest

Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore has been toppled as the army took power after protesters set parliament ablaze in a popular uprising against the veteran leader's 27-year-rule.
Dog costume parades have been held in New York and California a week ahead of Halloween.

New leads for Amelia Earhart's Plane

Researches believe they have discovered debris belonging to Amelia Earhart's plane on a South Pacific beach. The International Group for Historic Recovery (TIGHAR) are convinced that sonar images taken off Nikumaroro Island, an uninhabited atoll in the Republic of Kiribati, is the fuselage of her ill-fated flight Lockheed Electra, 200 metres beneath the sea. The aviatrix and aircraft went missing in July 1937.
Models take to the catwalk in chocolate-clad gowns to celebrate 'Salon du Chocolat' in Paris.
Thousands of mourners have lined the streets of the Canadian city of Hamilton for the funeral of a soldier killed last week in an attack in the centre of the nation's capital.
Imagine a day when computers are part of our bodies instead of devices in our pockets. That future is not as far away as you might think. There’s a growing number of humans augmenting their body with technology – to address disability, and increasingly, to enhance typical human performance.
More than 55 of the world’s leading fashion houses will be showcasing their one-off masterpieces at the Art Gallery of South Australia this summer. The exhibition, Fashion Icons, will house nearly a hundred iconic haute couture pieces spanning eight decades by high-end designers including Christian Dior, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Givency, Yamamoto and Yves Saint Laurent.

In pictures: Sculpture by the Sea

The 18th Sculpture by the Sea exhibition opened in Bondi today running until 9 November 2014.
Canada's parliament is in lockdown after a gunman shot a soldier outside before storming into the building, police say.
Diwali, the Festival of Lights, marks victory over evil and commemorates the time when Hindu god Lord Rama achieved victory over Ravana and returned to his kingdom Ayodhya.