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A Victorian Supreme Court judge has approved a record payout following the settlement of the East Kilmore-Kinglake bushfire class action.

North Korea's internet collapses

North Korea is completely off the internet, suggesting its network is under attack.

The best stories from SBS in 2014

As the year draws to a close, here's a look back at some of the year's best stories and features from SBS - the ones which offered a different perspective and...
SBS coverage of the deadly siege at the Lindt cafe in Sydney's Martin Place and its aftermath.
Legendary British blues singer Joe Cocker died at the age of 70. Take a look back at his most memorable hits.
Australian all-rounder Shane Watson was forced to cut short his training session in the Melbourne Cricket Ground nets after being hit on the helmet by a bouncer...
Holiday food is notoriously caloric - but you're allowed to splurge once in a while.

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British music legend Joe Cocker has died at the age of 70 after a battle with lung cancer.
Last week's siege in Sydney has reignited debate over gun control laws. Take a look at the recent history of Australia's other sieges and massacres, and the...
A seal found in a muddy field has been taken to a wildlife hospital "exhausted" after being rescued.
Australia head coach Ange Postecoglou has named his 23-player squad for the AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015 which will be held from 9 to 31 January - with seven A...
For the second year in a row SBS's own Nick Vindin will be reporting and competing in the world renowned Sydney to Hobart Yacht race - bringing viewers as close...
Tony Abbott - federal minister for housewives
It's crazy times," says Madonna after at least 10 of her unfinished, unreleased songs were leaked onto the internet.
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A Queensland cafe is being asked to apologise after a message on its chalkboard declared "No Muslims" were allowed.

PM's new team sworn in

Governor-General Peter Cosgrove hopes the new frontbenchers in the second Abbott ministry have a chance for a "restful break" before a busy 2015.
A Victorian Supreme Court judge has approved a record payout following the settlement of the East Kilmore-Kinglake bushfire class action.
There could be a push for NSW Opposition Leader John Robertson to resign following revelations he helped a request from the Sydney siege gunman.

Future Brisbane skyline revealed

Brisbane residents have been given a glimpse of the city's future skyline with the unveiling of rival Queen's Wharf development proposals.

Brisbane assaults linked: police

Five assaults, several of a sexual nature, on women in Brisbane's south side since February this year are believed to be linked.
A Cairns house where eight children were found dead will be removed to make way for a permanent memorial for the victims, a state MP says.
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The floral tribute near the scene of the fatal Sydney cafe siege has been removed as wet weather moves over the city.
Thousands of miles away from the North Pole, a 'Christmas Village' in China's Zhejiang province is filled with 'red factories' that produce Christmas products for the whole world.
Sydneysiders continue to unite as tributes and flowers pile up near a Sydney cafe a day after the deadly siege came to an end.
At least 130 people, most of them children, have been killed in a Taliban attack on a army-run school in Pakistan.
A makeshift memorial has been set up near Martin Place to honour those who lost their lives at a Sydney cafe.
NSW Police have declared the siege over after heavily armed officers stormed the Lindt cafe in Sydney's Martin Place amid heavy gunfire.

In pictures: Martin Place siege

A group of people have been held hostage in in a cafe in Sydney's Martin Place. Police have surrounded the building and evacuated the area.
The US Pacific coast's most ferocious storm in years moved south Friday, bringing hurricane force winds and heavy downpours to southern California one day after claiming two lives in the Northwest. Heavy rain triggered a mudslide following a storm in the Camarillo Springs area of Ventura County, California, engulfing houses.
The views over the Grand Canyon are always spectacular - but some lucky visitors have been treated to something extra special. The bowl of the Canyon has filled up with thick clouds in a weather phenomenon known as cloud inversion. It only happens there once every few years.
Hardcore pornography campaigners have protested outside the British parliament against new laws banning a series of extreme sex acts from online videos.