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Submissions on proposed changes to the Racial Discrimination Act can be made until the end of the month. 
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Special report: Distant Heroes

Two Aussie airmen who lost their lives in a WW2 mission in 1944, are still remembered in a small village in the north of Italy.
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Dateline: K-Pop Aussie

Brisbane-born Jason Jang has become a K-Pop sensation in South Korea.
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Australian authorities are to decide in a few days whether to change or scale back the search for the missing Malaysian airliner.
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Health warning for World Cup fans

Australian football fans flying to Brazil for the World Cup are being warned to get yellow fever vaccinations. 
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Combatting carp in Murray-Darling

Researchers in NSW are embarking on a project designed to limit carp numbers in the upper Murrumbidgee River.
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With the death of former New South Wales Premier Neville Wran, the Australian Labor Party has lost a man described as a "giant".

World News Radio 21 April

The story of two Australian airmen - lost in a tragic mission far from home - but still remembered in a small village in northern Italy;  Protests in Sydney, as...

Weekend Sport Wrap

World News Radio's weekend sport round up with Attila Mosonyi

Refugee makes pilgrimage of thanks

A Vietnamese refugee has led a pilgrimage of thanks from Melbourne to Canberra, accompanied by three asylum seekers.
Muslims in New York City have welcomed the end of a controversial program that spied on the city's Islamic community.
Conflict between humans and elephants is intensifying on the Indonesian island of Sumatra.  
Russia, Ukraine, the United States and the European Union have reached a surprise deal aimed at de-escalating the worsening Ukrainian crisis.  
An historic medal gifted to a Maori chief in Sydney more than 200 years ago is on its way back to New Zealand after being sold at auction.
Australian Christian leaders have made Easter calls for more compassion towards refugees and asylum-seekers.

World News Radio April 18

Calls for action as 50 thousand South Sudanese face death by starvation.How would a raised retirement age affect Australians from migrant backgrounds?Saving...
Australia's largest migrant community organisation is concerned by proposals to raise the pension age.

Mike Baird now Premier of NSW

Mike Baird has been sworn in as the 44th Premier of New South Wales.

Is Ukraine headed for civil war?

There's growing concern that unrest in eastern Ukraine may result in civil war.
The Immigration Department has delayed the transfer of 26 asylum seeker babies born in Australia to overseas detention centres, pending the outcome of a legal...
There's concern over the fact that almost half of the total numbers of youths under supervision are Indigenous.
Seven naval officers have been penalised for repeated incursions into Indonesian waters during Operation Sovereign Borders.

AMA appeal for Nauru access

The AMA is calling for an independent medical assessment panel to be sent immediately to the Nauru detention centre.
A lawyer who recently toured the Manus Island detention centre in Papua New Guinea says he's gravely concerned for the safety and wellbeing of asylum-seekers...
A new study has found climate change could make fish do strange things.

World News Radio April 17

Debate rages after New South Wales Premier Barry O'Farrell announced he is stepping down.The number of Indigenous youth in justice supervision remains high.And we...
Human rights campaigners in Myanmar are concerned a proposed ban on interfaith marriages will the exacerbate existing tensions.
The Human Rights Commission is fighting for sweeping changes to public transport in NSW after an accident involving a disabled man.
Daniel Boyd has become the first Indigenous man to win one of Australia's richest cultural accolades, the Bulgari Art Award.
The federal government is promising massive spending on roads in western Sydney as part the plan to build the Badgerys Creek airport. 

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The family of former NSW premier Neville Wran has accepted the offer of a state funeral, with the date to be confirmed in coming days.
Garry Kasparov, a former chess champion turned opposition activist in Russia, says he sees no solution to the crisis in Ukraine as long as Vladimir Putin...
Rangers managed to clear lions from an enclosure in Britain after a car overheated and then caught fire.
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A US Senator has been caught on camera having a near-miss with a speeding train while speaking about the importance of rail commuter safety.
Conflict between humans and elephants is intensifying on the Indonesian island of Sumatra.  
Less than five per cent of complaints made under the Racial Discrimination Act make it to court, where the majority of them fail. Look through our interactive...