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Previous research has indicated that eye colour can be associated with all sorts of specific health conditions.
BP will pay up to $18.7 billion in penalties to the U.S. government and five states to resolve nearly all claims from its deadly Gulf of Mexico oil spill five...
The International Monetary Fund delivered a stark warning on Thursday of the huge financial hole facing Greece as angry and uncertain voters prepare for a...
An Australian charity is under investigation in Lebanon after one of its members was arrested for allegedly fundraising and recruiting for Islamic State.
Jetstar has cancelled flights into and out of Bali over concerns an ash cloud is drifting towards Denpasar International Airport.
LONDON (Reuters) - The untroubled advance of the heavy hitters at Wimbledon was spectacular halted on Thursday when twice champion Rafa Nadal was bundled out by...
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You're better off going veggo than Paleo, a new study suggests.
A new study offers yet another compelling reason to drink tea: bone health.
'What should I do with my life?' is one of the biggest and most challenging decisions we face in our lives.
The conjunction of Jupiter and Venus lit up more than just the night sky as photos of the celestial event flooded social media.
Treasurer Joe Hockey’s suggestion that people should “get a good job that pays good money” in order to buy their first home, sparked a debate about housing...
They’re sold as the holiday of a lifetime, and with more than a million Australians taking a cruise this year the industry is booming. But for the families of...
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Former France and Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka will return to Mumbai City FC as the team's marquee player-manager for the second season of...
A newly-refurbished Hello Kitty theme park has opened in China. When it first opened in November 2014, the ambitious amusement park was subjected to a barrage of abuse from critics, who were unimpressed with its design and layout.
People around the world have celebrated with pride marches following the US Supreme Court's ruling that same-sex couples would have the right to marry nationwide.
In this special episode, Insight brings you the view from Indonesia.
Tens of thousands of anti-austerity protesters massed outside Britain's parliament on Saturday to demonstrate against the newly re-elected Conservative government's plans for further public spending cuts.
The African-American community in Charleston, South Carolina are grieving as Dylann Roof, charged with the murder of nine worshippers who were gunned down at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, appears for the first time in court.
Historically, minorities appeared in comics as racial stereotypes or crude comic relief, offering cheap laughs at accents and over exaggerated features. But some artists are fighting back.
This year's attack on the office of Charlie Hebdo served as inspiration for an international cartoon competition, making fun of Islamic State terrorists. Hosted by Iran's House of Cartoon, the competition attracted more than 1000 entries from artists worldwide, including Australians.
Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting, has begun. During this month, Muslim believers abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex from dawn until sunset. Ramadan is sacred to Muslims because it is during that month that tradition says the Koran was revealed to the Prophet Mohammed. The holy month ends with Eid al-Fitr, a festival to celebrate the end of daylight fasting.