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At least 10 people have been killed in a high-speed rail crash involving two trains in the southern Germany countryside on Tuesday.
Environment Minister Greg Hunt has won the "best minister in the world" award at an international summit in Dubai.
Australian scientists have discovered a unique nanocellulose that can greatly improve the strength and flexibility of latex used in gloves and condoms.
The Turnbull government has introduced laws allowing medicinal cannabis cultivation but critics say more needs to be done to legalise the drug.
A 12-year-old Syrian migrant has written a heartbreaking letter to the King of Sweden describing his harrowing journey from his war-torn homeland.
A Melbourne school principal says the prime minister must not send the asylum-seeker kids at his school back to the Nauru detention centre.
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These two transwomen are on the forefront of a radical shift in military culture as it becomes more diverse and accepting.
Fleeing Iran for Australia as a child, Rita Panahi knew only two words of English. Her family was penniless. Today, she's an opinion columnist and controversial...
A Sydney teenager is gaining international support in her bid to become the world's first hijab-wearing ballerina, but she's also facing a number of challenges.
Christmas Island has a long, often dark, Chinese history that spans more than 100 years of phosphate mining. A history that locals are just beginning to truly...
Medical and educational experts who have spent time with asylum seeker children detained by Australia have backed calls for their immediate release, as the Human...
Christmas Island has a long, often dark, Chinese history that spans more than 100 years of phosphate mining.
Parts of the US East Coast have been buried in snow up to 76cm deep, while coastal areas like New Jersey have been submerged under record high tides.
Seven people are dead after terror attacks in Jakarta.
Front pages around the globe have paid tribute to David Bowie, 69, who died on 10 January after an 18 month battle with cancer.
David Bowie, the visionary British rock star who coupled hits such as 'Space Oddity' with trend-setting pop personas like 'Ziggy Stardust,' employed a a wide range of musical styles, and his costumes were diverse too. Here are nine examples from Ziggy Stardust, to Jareth, to plain-clothed Bowie.
Cities around the globe have been bringing in New Year's Day with captivating fireworks displays and light shows. Here are some of the festivities welcoming 2016 from east to west.
Wildfires continue to burn across Spain's northern areas after an unusual dry spell.
Not sure if you are fully across 2015's major events? SBS News has distilled the major events and stories into this gallery.
Not long after large deposits of bauxite were discovered in remote northeast Arnhem Land, a thriving township was built. Rare archival photographs from 1971 document Nhulunbuy’s whirlwind construction.