Trade ministers from 12 Pacific-rim countries, including Australia, have just agreed to create one of the world's biggest free-trade zones.
Police in western Sydney have arrested a student on his way to Arthur Phillip High School.
Predictably mixed reactions have greeted news of the billion-dollar Trade Agreement.
Israel has announced harsher measures to tackle violence from Palestinians.

World News Radio October 6

Police arrest a teenager over threats against a Sydney police station;Mixed reaction to the Trans-Pacific Partnership;Drug rehab centres struggling to cope with...
Turkey has warned Russia it will retaliate against violations of its airspace.
Medecins Sans Frontiers has criticised the latest explanation by the United States military of its bombing of an Afghan hospital.

World News Radio October 5

A rise in online hate speech following the fatal shooting in Sydney;Russia accused of bombing non-IS targets in Syria;The NRL Grand Final celebrations continue in...
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad has warned the Middle East faces destruction unless a coalition including Russia, Iran and Iraq succeeds in destroying what he...
The international medical agency Medecins Sans Frontiers says it hopes to return to northern Afghanistan following an air attack on its hospital that killed both...

SBS World News Oct 2

Barack Obama voices anger over another mass shooting; A look back at the week in federal politics; A massive weekend in sport with both the NRL and AFL grand...
Indigenous campaigners and politicians are hailing the appointment of Australia's first federal Indigenous frontbencher as a significant milestone.   
A visibly angry United States president Barack Obama has voiced anger and sadness after the country's latest deadly shooting at a community college in Oregon...
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull wants to rebuild his government's relationship with the country's Muslim communities.  

Weekend Sport Preview

This weekend's sport action is dominated by both the NRL and AFL Grand Finals, while the Rugby World Cup has a blockbuster clash between Australia and host nation...

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Negotiations in Hawaii could see consensus for the countries negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement.
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Best-selling Swedish writer Henning Mankell, author of the Kurt Wallander police novels, has died at the age of 67, his publisher said on Monday.
Islamic State is 'way ahead' in the battle for the hearts and minds of Australia's young people, and they know words from community and religious leaders are not...
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