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The federal opposition has amped up pressure on the government over the botched handling of a letter by Sydney siege gunman Man Haron Monis.
Sunday's AFL match between Adelaide and Geelong has been cancelled in light of Crows coach Phil Walsh's death.
Armed with a GoPro and a wingsuit, an Italian daredevil has captured the breathtaking moment he flew through a two-metre crevasse inside a mountain.
A letter in which Eric Abetz criticises Hobart council for passing a motion backing gay marriage has emerged.
A Department of Communications review of the ABC's Q&A has found the program team satisfied themselves Zaky Mallah was an appropriate audience member.
Adults who were adopted from foreign countries as children say there is a lack of support for adoptees in Australia and they feel powerless to have their voices...
The defence team for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has denied he sought asylum in France after the Elysee Palace said it had declined such a request.

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Five blind hikers have trekked through the Vosges mountain ranges in France, using white canes and an innovative new invention, that could ultimately improve the lives...
Previous research has indicated that eye colour can be associated with all sorts of specific health conditions.
BP will pay up to $18.7 billion in penalties to the U.S. government and five states to resolve nearly all claims from its deadly Gulf of Mexico oil spill five...
The International Monetary Fund delivered a stark warning on Thursday of the huge financial hole facing Greece as angry and uncertain voters prepare for a...
An Australian charity is under investigation in Lebanon after one of its members was arrested for allegedly fundraising and recruiting for Islamic State.
Jetstar has cancelled flights into and out of Bali over concerns an ash cloud is drifting towards Denpasar International Airport.

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'What should I do with my life?' is one of the biggest and most challenging decisions we face in our lives.
The conjunction of Jupiter and Venus lit up more than just the night sky as photos of the celestial event flooded social media.
Treasurer Joe Hockey’s suggestion that people should “get a good job that pays good money” in order to buy their first home, sparked a debate about housing...
They’re sold as the holiday of a lifetime, and with more than a million Australians taking a cruise this year the industry is booming. But for the families of...

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LONDON (Reuters) - Chelsea have signed Colombia striker Radamel Falcao on a season-long loan from Monaco, the Premier League champions said on Friday.

SARU axes referees' chief Watson

CAPE TOWN, July 3 (Reuters) - The contract of South Africa's head of referees Andre Watson has been terminated with immediate effect, the South African Rugby...
At 106 for one in the second session, Sri Lanka looked poised for a big first-innings total before Shah, who took 17 wickets in the first two matches, tormented...

Hawks, 'Pies honour Walsh in AFL

Hawthorn ended a day of tragedy with a 10-point AFL win over Collingwood in a pulsating MCG clash that honoured the memory of Phil Walsh.
MILAN (Reuters) - Sinisa Mihajlovic said it was time for AC Milan to be feared again on his official presentation as coach of the fading seven-times European...

AFL honours Phil Walsh at MCG

Fans gave Phil Walsh a round of applause and a minute's silence before the Collingwood-Hawthorn match on Friday night at the MCG.
Penrith have easily accounted for a struggling South Sydney side to move back into the NRL's top eight.
BERNE (Reuters) - UEFA has eased restrictions placed last year on big-spending Manchester City and Paris St Germain as part of its break-even financial fair play ...
Australian cycling fans are bracing themselves for three weeks of sleepless nights.  
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A newly-refurbished Hello Kitty theme park has opened in China. When it first opened in November 2014, the ambitious amusement park was subjected to a barrage of abuse from critics, who were unimpressed with its design and layout.

In pictures: Pink Sari campaign

A gallery of photos from the Pink Sari campaign in New South Wales.
People around the world have celebrated with pride marches following the US Supreme Court's ruling that same-sex couples would have the right to marry nationwide.

In pictures: Insight in Indonesia

In this special episode, Insight brings you the view from Indonesia.
Tens of thousands of anti-austerity protesters massed outside Britain's parliament on Saturday to demonstrate against the newly re-elected Conservative government's plans for further public spending cuts.
The African-American community in Charleston, South Carolina are grieving as Dylann Roof, charged with the murder of nine worshippers who were gunned down at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, appears for the first time in court.
Historically, minorities appeared in comics as racial stereotypes or crude comic relief, offering cheap laughs at accents and over exaggerated features. But some artists are fighting back.
This year's attack on the office of Charlie Hebdo served as inspiration for an international cartoon competition, making fun of Islamic State terrorists. Hosted by Iran's House of Cartoon, the competition attracted more than 1000 entries from artists worldwide, including Australians.
Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting, has begun. During this month, Muslim believers abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex from dawn until sunset. Ramadan is sacred to Muslims because it is during that month that tradition says the Koran was revealed to the Prophet Mohammed. The holy month ends with Eid al-Fitr, a festival to celebrate the end of daylight fasting.

In pictures: tattoo art

Check out the work of James bird and his colleagues from Green Lotus Studio.