Thousands of Australians have gathered to commemorate the soldiers who fought at Gallipoli during the First World War.
A royal wave and some beaming smiles from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have wrapped up their successful 10-day national tour.
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I can feel my legs: Alex McKinnon

Four weeks after a severe spinal injury, Newcastle NRL forward Alex McKinnon says he is getting more movement in his arms and feeling in his legs.
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Obama lands in South Korea

US President Barack Obama landed in South Korea on Friday for an overnight visit clouded by rising signs that defiant North Korea is readying a new nuclear test.
Malaysia has so far been tight-lipped about its investigation into the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, fuelling frustration among relatives of victims.
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Five police officers and three polling officials have been killed in India after Maoist rebels called for a boycott of the country's elections.
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It is still incredibly dangerous to be an environmental activist in Brazil. And new research shows that violence against environmentalists has now escalated to an...

Anzac Day 2014

Thousands commemorate Anzac Day across Australia and around the world.

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Explainer: What is Two-up?

As the nation commemorates Anzac Day, many will mark the occasion with a game of Two-up at the local pub or RSL. But what is Two-up?
A royal wave and some beaming smiles from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have wrapped up their successful 10-day national tour.
An Aboriginal Boer War soldier is to be recognised with a military service next month.

Escaping the memory of war

To mark this year’s Anzac Day, SBS reporter Sylvia Varnham O'Regan reflects on the life of her grandfather, Harry, and how the struggles he faced after coming...
Almost 100 years after the Anzac landing at Gallipoli, Anzac Day has become one of the country's most important commemorative occasions. Check out services and...
Thousands of Australians have gathered to commemorate the soldiers who fought at Gallipoli during the First World War.

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Families who have lived in The Rocks for generations are now preparing to say goodbye, writes Elly Clough.
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Welcome to Australia's new electoral system, where politicians must say nothing to upset the voters in order to get elected - and only then do they choose to...
There's fresh hope for Australians who suffer from hearing loss.
Less than five per cent of complaints made under the Racial Discrimination Act make it to court, where the majority of them fail. Look through our interactive...
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President Barack Obama is in Asia, ostensibly to reassure U.S. allies that he really does mean it when he says we're "pivoting" to Asia (or "rebalancing," or...
A student group in New Zealand is offering free beer in exchange for dead rats, as part of a wider conservation effort.
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National

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The Serbian Ambassador to Australia has spoken out against the commemoration of the foundation date of a pro-Nazi Croatian government, following a controversial...
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Keep an eye on diggers' health

NSW Ambulance is reminding people to keep an eye on diggers on Anzac Day during what can be a long and emotional event.
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Federal Labor leader Bill Shorten has given support to the building of an Australian War Cemetery in Canberra.

QLD man in hospital after bashing

Queensland police have charged two men and two women after they allegedly assaulted a man in the state's far north.
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Paddleboat sells then sinks in Vic

One of Australia's oldest paddleboats has sunk in the Murray River just weeks after it was sold, and before the new owner could get the keys.
The federal government has released the white paper for its emissions reduction fund, which it hopes will cut CO2 pollution by five per cent by 2020.

Sydney man charged for 'sexting'

A Sydney man has been charged with sexting, in what is believed to be one of the first cases of its type in Australia.

Comment & Analysis

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The Syrian regime has often favored weapons that seem tactically crude, but are extremely effective at terrorizing civilians and forcing large number of people to flee...
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It is still incredibly dangerous to be an environmental activist in Brazil. And new research shows that violence against environmentalists has now escalated to an...
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President Barack Obama is in Asia, ostensibly to reassure U.S. allies that he really does mean it when he says we're "pivoting" to Asia (or "rebalancing," or...
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The fighting has also destroyed many markets, and food aid has been stolen throughout the conflict.
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Welcome to Australia's new electoral system, where politicians must say nothing to upset the voters in order to get elected - and only then do they choose to...
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On a day when stories of the Great War will be retold, Australia seems unable to incorporate the story of its first war - the war for possession of the continent ...
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Digitised records open up the possibility of making connections to the wartime past not easily achieved by amateur or professional historians previously.
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Two Australian airmen who lost their lives in a tragic mission in the closing days of World War 2 are still remembered in a small village in the north of Italy.
Thousands have gathered across Australia and around the world to commemorate Anzac Day.
Bangladeshi garment workers have demonstrated at the site of a factory collapse that killed more than 1000 people, on the first anniversary of the disaster.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George continue their three-week Australasian tour.
A Sydney project aimed at training refugees as certified bakers is changing the lives of many, writes Emma Hannigan.
One person was shot and killed as violent protests erupted in Rio's famed Copacabana beach district following the death of a dancer allegedly at the hands of police, less than two months before the World Cup.
Thousands of fans have filed past the ashes of Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez in Mexico City's Fine Arts Palace.
Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 88th birthday on April 21. Take a look at the journey of the second-longest serving monarch, who ascended the throne in 1952.
British celebrities have turned out in force for the funeral of Peaches Geldof, who died on April 8 aged 25.
Former NSW premier Neville Wran's death has sparked a flurry of tributes, with many remembering his contributions to the Labor Party.

Sport

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Sharks winger Beau Ryan is set to return from a neck injury to play his first game of the season when Cronulla host Penrith at Remondis Stadium.
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Queensland have to end a 16-year Wellington drought if they are to breathe life into their finals hopes in James Horwill's 100th Super Rugby match.
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Boateng, 38, made his name in the English Premier League with playing stints at Coventry City, Aston Villa, Middlesbrough and Hull City before moving to Malaysian...
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Essendon chairman Paul Little says the club gave away too much control by self-reporting their supplements crisis.
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French golfer Karine Icher has a two-shot lead over five players including Lydia Ko after the opening round of the Swinging Skirts Classic in California.
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I can feel my legs: Alex McKinnon

Four weeks after a severe spinal injury, Newcastle NRL forward Alex McKinnon says he is getting more movement in his arms and feeling in his legs.
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The sight of Paul Roos and John Longmire in opposing coaches boxes on the weekend will be strange for many, but not the two AFL premiership mentors.

World

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The confirmed death toll from the South Korean ferry disaster now stands at 181, with 121 people still unaccounted for.
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A pre-dawn incursion by two North Korean patrol boats across a naval border has prompted a South Korean naval ship to fire several warning rounds.
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Anzacs remembered fondly in France

A crowd of 4500 has gathered at Villers-Bretonneux in northern France to pay respects to fallen Australian soldiers.
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Sainthood looms for two Popes

The double canonisation of Popes John Paul II and John XXIII will be presided over by Pope Francis on Sunday.
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POWs lay wreaths in Thailand

Former Australian POWs have returned to Hellfire Pass in Thailand to lay wreaths for Anzac day commemorations.
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Just 4400 pilgrims have gathered in Gallipoli for the Anzac Day dawn service - less than half the 10,500 who will attend the centenary in 2015.
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Pilgrims camped overnight to attend the Gallipoli dawn service, which heard that while the Anzacs were ordinary men they did extraordinary things in 1915.

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Tens-of-thousands of people have turned out at Anzac Day services across the nation, honouring Australian men and women who have fought and died in war.   
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The Environment Minister says the Government will easily meet its 2020 target on cutting carbon emissions, despite concern over its policy.  
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Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has used his discretionary powers to grant permanent residency to a Bangladeshi family.  
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Hundreds of thousands of Australians have gathered to remember the fallen from conflicts around the world for ANZAC day.   
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World News Radio 25 April

Remembering the fallen and those left changed forever; Long-awaited recognition for an Aboriginal man who fought for Australia more than a century ago.   
An asylum boat tragedy off Java late last year caught the eye for reasons beyond the death and tragedy.
The trial of five alleged September 11th co-conspirators has ground to a halt at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.

Science & Technology

Latest in science and technology, including astronomy, environmental, health and IT news.

A major review of homeopathy in Australia could lead to stricter industry regulation and changes to private health insurance coverage.
A handful of Australian businesses are now accepting the digital currency bitcoin in exchange for goods and services. Will the launch of Australia’s first bitcoin...

Combatting carp in Murray-Darling

Researchers in NSW are embarking on a project designed to limit carp numbers in the upper Murrumbidgee River.
A corner of the Cholistan desert in Pakistan's Punjab province is about to be turned into one of the world's largest solar power parks.
Conflict between humans and elephants is intensifying on the Indonesian island of Sumatra.  
A new study has found climate change could make fish do strange things.
A new oral antiviral drug may be a future tool in the global fight against measles, according to a new international study.

Business

Latest in business and finance, including company news and Australian and global market updates.

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Facebook buys fitness app Moves

US social networking giant Facebook has acquired the rights to fitness app Moves for an undisclosed figure.
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Japan's economy minister Akira Amari says Tokyo and Washington has not managed to reach a basic accord over a Pacific-wide trade deal.
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Facebook launches FB Newswire

Facebook has launched FB Newswire, a place for journalists to gather information.
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Hong Kong stocks open 0.17% lower

The Hang Seng fell 38.24 points to 22,524.56 in the first few minutes of trade, while the Shanghai Composite edged up 0.09 per cent to 2,058.98.
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Tokyo stocks open down 0.24%

The Nikkei 225 index fell 35.27 points to 14,369.72 at the start.
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Argentina lawmakers have agreed to pay Spanish company Grupo Repsol $US5 billion for taking control of its stake in the YPF oil company.
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Stripping out volatile fresh food prices, prices in Japan rose 1.3 per cent year-on-year in March.

Odd

Weird and wonderful stories from around the world.

The newest item on Cuba's list of dwindling commodities is condoms.
A student group in New Zealand is offering free beer in exchange for dead rats, as part of a wider conservation effort.
A powder that would give new meaning to mixed drinks may take time to hit the US market, the company said Tuesday after regulators found a labeling problem.
When the New York Police Department asked its Twitter followers to post pictures of people posing with cops on the beat, it probably wasn't expecting their social...
A US company says its new powdered alcohol product has been approved by US regulators and is poised to hit stores in the coming months.
A Japanese inventor has created digital eyes that show your emotions for you, with one use being for flight attendants dealing with irritating passengers.
A US Senator has been caught on camera having a near-miss with a speeding train while speaking about the importance of rail commuter safety.