SBS World News Radio Feb 12

An ambitious Syria ceasefire plan agreed... but will it be honoured? Gravitational waves - A discovery scientists say will usher in a new era for astronomy; and,...
Cameroon-born weightlifter Simplice Ribouem is one competition away from qualifying for his first Olympics representing Australia.
The week in federal politics has been marked by a series of departures from the frontbench.
World powers have called for a pause to fighting in Syria within a week following marathon talks in the German city of Munich.

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This weekend there's plenty of sporting action with the A-League football, Rugby League's Indigenous All Stars game and road cycling in Qatar.
Scientists say they've detected gravitational waves - ripples in space and time first anticipated by Albert Einstein a century ago.

SBS World News Radio Feb 11

Children feared stranded in Syria after their parents' reported deaths; A Cabinet shake-up in the offing following senior resignations from the Turnbull...
The Australian leg of the World Baseball Classic Qualifiers gets underway tonight and the Philippines team will be looking to spring an upset on Australia.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is preparing for a cabinet reshuffle after Nationals leader Warren Truss and Trade Minister Andrew Robb announced their exit from...
A lawyer for the family of an Australian couple who travelled to Syria to join the so-called Islamic state has renewed calls for their children to be repatriated,...
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has repeated accusations that the Syrian government, backed by Russian airstrikes, is carrying out a deliberate policy of...
NATO defence ministers have agreed to support a multinational force to respond to any aggression in eastern Europe and the Baltics.
Opposition parties in South Africa have asked the country's top court to rule on whether President Jacob Zuma broke the law by spending some 25 million dollars in...

SBS World News Radio Feb 10

Indigenous leaders call for radical change as the Closing the Gap report is released; The Queensland Indigenous community of Aurukun under siege; And, pressure...
After months of sporadic street fighting, a group of Aboriginal elders says their Queensland community is under siege, from within and by authorities.
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