Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour ceasefire in the Gaza conflict, US Secretary of State John Kerry said early Friday.
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SBS journalist Nick Lazaredes says he 'hit the ground' after coming under fire at the 'highly volatile' MH17 crash site in Ukraine.
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A series of powerful explosions triggered by gas leaks in Taiwan's Kaohsiung city has killed 15 and injured 233 people; the toll is expected to rise.
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About 100 people have fled a squatter camp in the Solomon Islands capital after a number of houses were burnt by a mob.
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NASA's next robotic vehicle that will head to Mars will take with it a device to create oxygen.

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As the conflict in Gaza rages on, many people around the world are taking to social media to express their views on the decades long situation in the Middle East.
Everyone knows how to arm wrestle - so why don't we take this seriously as a sport? These guys want to go all the way; professionalism and Olympics.
The Department of Immigration requested a report detailing the mental health of children being held at Christmas Island be withdrawn, an inquiry has heard.
At least 25 people have died and 13 are missing in two separate boat sinkings in Indonesia, officials have said.
This week SBS World News is exploring the business of food in Australia, from what we eat and drink to how it's made.
Turkish women have flooded Twitter with happy snaps in response to comments made by the country’s deputy prime minister that they shouldn't laugh loudly in public...

Comment: Who wins in the name game?

From dating to job prospects, a name has remarkable power over the path of its owner's life.

Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash

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SBS journalist Nick Lazaredes says he 'hit the ground' after coming under fire at the 'highly volatile' MH17 crash site in Ukraine.
Stay up to date with all the latest news and developments following the MH17 disaster in our story stream.
The Australian and Dutch governments remain determined to get access to the MH17 crash site despite setbacks due to continued fighting in the Ukraine.
George and Angela Dyczynski have arrived back in Amsterdam following a five-day trip to the MH17 crash site in eastern Ukraine.
The Transport Workers Union has called on the federal government to intervene in ensuring flight safety, as international aviation officials pushed for better...
The parents of an Australian woman killed in the downed MH17 flight have laid a bouquet of flowers at the crash site in eastern Ukraine.
The Hilversum military barracks are surrounded by Dutch forest. It's a pretty place.
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Images from a life in detention

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In pictures: Colin and Rachel

Colin Wright was born with cerebral palsy, but the disability hasn't stopped the 60-year-old from having sexual encounters. Rachel, a sex worker, regularly sees Colin, and believes everyone has a right to have sex, no matter their disability.
Gin is back in fashion and Australia’s at the vanguard, with a surge in popularity of distinctive, small batch spirits from micro distilleries.
Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Fitr which marks the end of the month of Ramadan.
The four-day pop culture extravaganza celebrates film, TV, video games, comic books, costumes and other popular arts. More than 150,000 fans are expected to attend the 45th annual Comic-Con in San Diego, California on July 24, 2014 at the San Diego Convention Center.
The opening ceremony for the 20th Commonwealth Games has kicked off in front of a 40,000 capacity crowd bathed in sunshine at Celtic Park, Glasgow.
The Netherlands has held a national day of mourning as the bodies of some of the MH17 victims have arrived in the country.
As the world mourns the loss of 298 MH17 crash victims and with world leaders calling for investigation to start immediately, bodies are being flown to the Netherlands to begin process of identification.