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Hieu Van Le says his inauguration as the world's first so-called boat person to Vice Regal Office is a tribute to all migrants and refugees who've overcome...
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The United Nations has agreed to send a mission to Iraq to investigate reports of atrocities carried out by Islamic State militants.
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Ukraine's leadership is calling the conflict in the country's east a great war in which tens of thousands of people could die.
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Federal government plans to make people under 30 wait six months for the dole may be under review.
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Dateline: Celebrity defector

A 20-year-old rising music star has escaped North Korea to find a new home, and celebrity, south of the border.
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Australian astronomers will soon be at the forefront of an historic mission to carry out the first ever landing on a comet.
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Muslim community leaders in the ACT say they've been left out of federal government's consultations over its proposed counter terrorism laws.
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Members of environmental group Sea Shepherd will face a Danish court after being arrested for trying to disrupt a traditional whale hunt in waters off Northern...
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The Greens have failed in a bid to make new Australian military operations in Iraq subject to approval by federal parliament.
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A Royal Commission has concluded the former Labor government's Home Insulation Scheme was fundamentally flawed, and deaths associated with it could have been...
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The United Nations Secretary General has expressed alarm over Israel's move to seize new land in the West Bank.
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Authorities fear Australia is facing a surge in use of crystal methamphetamine, or "Ice", similar to the United States, where it's a huge problem.
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MSF has criticised the international community's response to the Ebola outbreak gripping west Africa.
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SBS World News Radio 2 September

New counter-terror measures in Britain; Australia's crystal meth scourge; The strange road to celebrity for a North Korean defector. 

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