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DFAT has confirmed Australian trekker Renu Fotedar from Victoria was killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest, as the death toll from Nepal's earthquake jumped to...
Condemned drug smuggler Andrew Chan has married his fiance Feby Herewila in prison, a day before his possible execution by an Indonesian firing squad.
New data show that Australians are spending on average 27 per cent of their income on mortgage repayments, but that number is drastically different depending on...
A photographer for the Baltimore City Paper was reportedly thrown to the ground by Baltimore Police officers while covering protests over police brutality late...
Melbourne radio presenter John Burns has issued an apology after being accused of racially vilifying a Muslim AFL player.
New research shows bilinguals can view the world in different ways depending on the specific language they are operating in.
Those suffering abuse, threats, or generally unpleasant behaviour on Twitter – of which is there is much – may welcome Zero Trollerance, an initiative that aims...

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Nepal earthquake: How you can help

Aid agencies are rushing to provide relief in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in Nepal. Here's how you can help.
A mother and her autistic son hope a petition signed by more than 122,000 people will convince the federal government to stop their deportation to the Philippines.
Labor is gearing up for a battle over gay marriage at its national conference in July with deputy leader Tanya Plibersek pushing for a binding vote.
On April 25 Nepal experienced its most deadly earthquake for more than 80 years. This map shows the time, location and strength of the quake and the aftershocks.
At the gathering he jokingly called 'a night when Washington celebrates itself,' US President Barack Obama took light-hearted aim at a range of political friends...

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Thanks to YouTube, politicians are more known and accessible to the average person than they were a decade ago. But does this mean we are better informed?
April 24 1915 is the date Armenians consider to be the start of what they regard as a genocide by Ottoman Turkish forces. Turkey admits that in a series of events...
The number of migrants losing their lives on perilous boat journeys across the Mediterranean Sea has increased recently, figures from the International...
Those suffering abuse, threats, or generally unpleasant behaviour on Twitter – of which is there is much – may welcome Zero Trollerance, an initiative that aims...

Making perfume from the rain

Publishing in the journal Nature in 1964, Australian scientists Bear and Thomas proposed a name for the scent brought on by rain. They called it “petrichor,” but...
A combination of high seismic activity at the front of the Tibetan plateau, poor building standards, and haphazard urbanisation came together with fatal...

Anzac Day Centenary

Thousands commemorate Anzac Day across Australia and around the world.

For Indian Australian Rishik Arya, the Anzac Day dawn ceremony is about camaraderie.
On the eve of the ANZAC centenary, Jarryd Boyd, a 25-year-old Biripi man and combat systems operator, reflects on the pride and opportunity he attributes to the...
Jonathan Captain-Webb acknowledges his family's contribution to Australia's war history by walking in the Black Diggers March each year. This ANZAC Day, there...
It's been described as the birthplace of Australia as a modern nation. And while few would dispute the sacrifice made by the Anzacs at Gallipoli, their legacy is...
NSW Premier Mike Baird has acknowledged two war veterans who died in the recent floods, while addressing crowds at an Anzac Day commemoration service.
A monument to one of Australia's most deadly Anzac snipers has rewritten the history of Chinese-Australians serving during the First World War.
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The Hubble Space Telescope has changed the way humans think of the universe since the telescope's launch 25 years ago.
The official number of dead from the Himalayan earthquake has topped 2500 and may continue to rise as remote areas near the epicentre are searched.
Dawn services have been held across Australia and New Zealand to mark 100 years since the Anzac landings at Gallipoli.
SES workers begin the massive task of cleaning up after three days of cyclonic winds and torrential rain. The worst destruction is in the Hunter region, where storms claimed four lives.
Eusebio and Christina Saenz de Santamaria are the only married freediving photography team, who travel the world photographing their experiences.

Dateline on location in Croatia

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.

In pictures: Moranbah and mining

Moranbah was established to service the local mines and their workers. But as FIFO workers increase, the town is struggling to say afloat.
Australia's fighting force in WWI included many Indigenous men, some of whom died in battle. These photographs show some of those soldiers who fought for Australia.
The late Richie Benaud was respected on and off the cricket pitch.