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An overloaded wooden boat believed to be carrying dozens of Indonesian illegal immigrants sank off the coast of Malaysia on Thursday, killing at least 14 people,...
A 300,000 troop reduction announced by Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday will be basically completed by the end of 2017 and further reforms of the world's...
The federal government is considering increasing the GST rate as part of broader changes to lower the tax burden.
There are more than three trillion trees worldwide, but that’s only half as many as were around at the start of human civilisation, according to new research.

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The family of a Syrian toddler whose body washed up on a Turkish beach had been trying to emigrate to Canada after fleeing the war-torn town of Kobani, one of their...

Actor Dean Jones dead at 84

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Prime Minister Tony Abbott has been accused of making an 'unfortunate' comparison between Nazis and Islamic State extremists.
The Australian dollar is lower following the release of disappointing retail trade numbers.
Immigration Minister Peter Dutton says Australian and PNG police are in talks over three former Australian detention centre guards accused of rape.

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Beijing is marking 70 years since the end of World War II today with a parade showing off its massive military might.
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With a little more than a year left in office, Barack Obama may be closing in on his post-presidency plans.
Every wave of immigration creates fear and resentment, but ultimately the migrants form a new version of the country they came to, Robert Young Pelton writes.
New Zealand has released its final list of four flag designs to be voted on in a public referendum in November.
Australian families who lose loved ones to drug overdose are dealing with their grief alone because of a damaging and persistent stigma.

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Domestic and family violence is a silent killer in Australia and its impacts are felt across all sections of our society. More than one Australian is killed every week...
The number of migrants losing their lives on perilous boat journeys across the Mediterranean Sea has increased recently, figures from the International...
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Australia has earned a global reputation for being tough on asylum seekers with its policies on turning asylum boats around and denying anyone who arrives by boat...
Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world and is predicted to rival Christianity in terms of global population by 2050. But, despite popular perception,...
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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.