The federal government has confirmed Australia won't sign a New-Zealand led communique to phase out fossil fuel subsidies at the UN climate talks in Paris.
Opinion is split in the central Queensland city of Mackay as to whether Syrian refugees will be welcome in large numbers.
More than 200 Australians suffering from vascular dementia are set to take part in Australia’s largest trial of Chinese herbal medicine.
Controversial draft laws to revoke citizenship from dual national terror suspects have passed federal parliament's lower house.
Three Palestinian asylum seekers have been hospitalised in Darwin after they staged a hunger strike to draw attention on the year they have spent in detention...
The death of a young Sydney pharmacist at a music festival has sparked calls to introduce pill testing kits at major events.

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Coal is Australia's biggest energy source, and generates billions of dollars to our economy through exports - but it's also one of the worst carbon dioxide emitters....

Amazon unveils delivery drone

Amazon has revealed a drone delivery system, Prime Air, which the company says will one day be as common in the air as trucks are on the road.
Pope Francis has ventured into a Muslim neighbourhood of Central African Republic's capital to bring his message of reconciliation to the city's mosque.
The Greens are demanding the government turn up the heat on Japan as it prepares to send whaling ships to the Southern Ocean.
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The European Union and Turkey have agreed on an aid package reportedly worth close to AU$5 billion to help Turkey deal with the EU migrant crisis.
The COP21 climate talks in Paris will see some of the most powerful men and women come together to discuss ways to tackle global climate change concerns. But what...

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France is hosting representatives from 195 countries for a climate change summit, in what is being seen as a show of solidarity after the Paris attacks.
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Bill Gates has committed his fortune to moving the world beyond fossil fuels and mitigating climate change.
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How does Australia's commitments compare to other nations ahead of the December climate talks in Paris?
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In Pictures: Cronulla Riots

As the the tenth anniversary of the Cronulla riots approaches (December 11, 2005), these photographs take a look back at the events that fuelled the violence.
At least two people are dead and others are being treated in hospital for burns following a devastating bushfire in South Australia.
As the world continues to mourn the victims of the Paris attacks, social media has lit up with artistic sparks as artists express their feelings in the wake of the tragedy.

In pictures: The Paris attacks

Belgian police have detained three people in connection with the bloody terrorist attacks in neighbouring France, for which the Islamic State extremist group claims responsibility.
Witnesses are describing scenes of carnage throughout Paris after a series of attacks on the French capital.
Hindu people around the world have made the world more colourful during Diwali - the festival of light.

The secret lives of Lolitas

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Photographers from around the world have captured spectacular scenes of people, places and nature in this year's photo contest.

In pictures: Melbourne Cup 2015

The best moments of The Melbourne Cup 2015 from fashion to fillies.
The first World Indigenous Games is underway in Palmas, Brazil, having kicked off on October 23. Also billed as the Indigenous Olympics, the games include 2,000 athletes from dozens of Brazilian tribes, as well as indigenous groups from 22 other countries—from the United States and Russia, to New Zealand and Ethiopia