The leaders of South Sudan's warring factions have agreed to a political deal that could help to end to a 13-month-old civil war.

New hopes for Hicks to clear name

David Hicks's lawyer says the US has admitted the former Guantanamo Bay inmate is innocent.

World News Radio January 23

Andrew Chan faces execution in Indonesia;Omega 3 capsules minus the omega 3;Socceroos advance to the Asian Cup semi-finals.  

FIFA reform campaign launched

A group campaigning to change world football's governing body, FIFA has been launched at the European Parliament in Brussels.  
Militant group Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for a recent attack on the north eastern Nigerian town of Baga. 
The leader of Germany's anti-Islamisation PEGIDA movement has resigned after German newspapers published a photo of him posing as Hitler.  

World News Radio January 22

Renewed hope for the Australians on death row in Indonesia;A Victoria Cross recipient pays tribute to soldiers;Why are pink diamonds pink?
The federal government and education providers are being urged to release data on student visa fraud. 

IMF lowers global growth forecast

The International Monetary Fund has lowered its forecast for global economic growth and called on governments and central banks to pursue policies that will...
Self proclaimed Islamic State militants have released a new video threatening to kill two Japanese hostages unless a $200 million ransom is paid. 

World News Radio January 21

The unrest on Manus;The City of Broken Hill now on the National Heritage List;A link between childhood asthma and mental health problems?
New research has found that some young Asian Australians could be placing themselves at higher risk of developing skin cancer.
Broken Hill has become the first city in Australia to be included on the National Heritage List. 
New research predicts atrial fibrillation or heart rhythm disorder will swell to epidemic proportions in the coming decades in Australia.  

World News Radio January 20

Australia's first Royal Commission into domestic violence;Are Asian Australians at greater risk of skin cancer?The Japanese player hoping to win his first Grand...
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