New UN mission takes over in CAR

A new United Nations mission has officially taken charge of peacekeeping operations in the Central African Republic.
The Prime Minister has faced questions about the forced removal of Aboriginal children from their parents in New South Wales while on his week-long stay in the...
A pioneering program in Denmark is offering support to young people returning from war zones in the Middle East.
Some Australian Muslims are worried they could get caught up in the new anti-terrorism measures when they travel to Saudi Arabia for the annual Hajj pilgrimage.

Polls open in Fiji

Polls have opened for Fijis first elections since the coup in 2006.

SBS World News Radio 17 September

Fiji goes to the polls; Fears airport security could disrupt this year's Hajj pilgrimage; The world's first astronomers.
The International Committee of the Red Cross is warning of an increase in the number of internally displaced persons in Syria's southwest.
Opinion polls are tipping a convincing win for Prime Minister John Key's National Party and allied centre-right parties in this weekend's New Zealand election.
The world's top diplomats have pledged to support Iraq in its fight against so-called Islamic State militants by any means necessary, including giving military...

Move towards medical marijuana use

State governments have announced plans which could lead the way to medical marijuana use in Australia.
Japan has signalled it intends to find a way to resume whaling in the Southern Ocean.
The construction of the proposed mosque in Currumbin can only go ahead if it's approved at a full Gold Coast Regional Council meeting.
Some observers believe that by joining the US-led international coalition in Iraq, Australia could be risking its own security.

SBS World News Radio 16 September

World leaders pledge to fight so-called IS; Criticism of Australia's involvement in Iraq; Interest-free loans for Australia's poorest.

PM continues Arnhem Land visit

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has spent a second day living in Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory.
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