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Experts say new changes to immigration laws which come into effect this weekend - which remove non-refoulement obligations in some circumstances - will be out of step...
The legalisation of commercial surrogacy would help prevent couples entering into unethical arrangements overseas, a top Australian judge says.
The former coach of murdered baseballer Christopher Lane says he's glad justice has been done and his family can finally find peace.
The G20 have discussed ways to raise emerging countries' voting rights at the IMF as part of an effort to move past U.S. foot-dragging on reforms.
The death penalty should be taken off the table for Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev but he should stay in jail, the parents of the youngest victim say.
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After getting a patent for giving robots personalities last month, Google now wants to unleash an army of robots on the world.
A Muslim couple who were verbally abused on a Sydney train want their abuser charged after video footage capturing the racist tirade went viral.
Greece's government is releasing detainees from immigration centres and allowing them to move freely around the country.
The new Star Wars trailer has premiered at the annual 'Star Wars Celebration' fan convention near Los Angeles.
Women fleeing abusive partners may have wait until next year before getting access to a scheme recognising ...
Wondering why the state leaders have been going tit-for-tat over the Goods and Services Tax this week? It’s a billion dollar debate that’s set to dominate...
If you’re a woman with a body that isn’t aesthetically pleasing to men, this insult may be familiar. But nothing infuriates such a man more than a fat woman who...
Video journalist Aaron Thomas captures the atmosphere at the Battle of the Nations in Croatia, including some behind the scenes shots of the medieval fighting competition.
Mining is one of Australia's biggest industries, but being located in remote locations means that many Australians have little knowledge of or contact with the industry and its workers.
Moranbah was established to service the local mines and their workers. But as FIFO workers increase, the town is struggling to say afloat.
The late Richie Benaud was respected on and off the cricket pitch.
Days after the attack at a college campus in Garissa, Kenya, members of the city's Christian minority attended an Easter service on Sunday.
These are 'The Brick Man' Ryan McNaught's LEGO creations. Mr McNaught is the Southern Hemisphere's only LEGO Certified Professional, who is running an exhibition in Melbourne this month and Sydney in June.
India’s cricket fans are donning the face paint and unfurling their flags in Australia and beyond as their national team prepares for battle in the World Cricket Cup semi-final.
A Victorian mother and her adult son are among the 150 victims of a plane crash in the French Alps. They were aboard a Germanwings flight between Barcelona and Duesseldorf when it crashed in mountainous terrain in southeastern France.
All eyes turned to the skies for a solar eclipse offering spectacular views from selected plane seats, some European countries and a remote Arctic archipelago.