Prime Minister Tony Abbott's week in the Torres Strait and Cape York was a focus, in a week where Justice Dyson Heydon was expected - but failed - to say whether...
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has finished a week governing Australia from its Top End, declaring the experience positive and encouraging.
It's been 500 days since more than 200 schoolgirls in Nigeria were kidnapped by Islamist militants.
The bodies of as many as 50 people have been found in an abandoned truck near Austria's border with Hungary.

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While Europe's refugee crisis continues unabated, in the Austrian capital, refugees are making the news for another reason: they're running a hotel.
A man in the United States has shot dead a television journalist and cameraman while they were broadcasting live, then later turned the gun on himself.
Australia has entered what the Climate Council has dubbed the 'critical decade' for tackling climate change.
A study from The Foundation of Young Australians has found many Australians are training or studying for jobs that soon won't exist.
Fire has destroyed a refugee shelter in Germany in what is believed to be the latest violent anti-refugee incident in the country.
The militant IS group has released images that appear to confirm its destruction of a Roman-era temple in Syria's ancient city of Palmyra. 

Torres Strait veterans revered

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has awarded four Torres Strait Islanders with medals to recognise their service during World War Two.   

Terrorism charged dropped

An 18 year old Melbourne man who was accused of plotting an Anzac Day terror attack, has had the terrorism charge against him dropped with prosecutors conceding...
Australia's stock market has rebounded strongly after a steep fall yesterday.   

Chinese stocks down again

It's been another bad day for Chinese stocks. 
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