The human rights group Amnesty International has released its annual report on the death penalty.
Former military leader Muhammadu Buhari will become Nigeria's new president, after beating incumbent Goodluck Jonathan in a tight election.
South Australia's Legal Services Commission has produced a simple guide to the law in nine languages.
International donors have pledged nearly $4 billion in aid to help the people of war-torn Syria.
Lawyers are investigating whether the plans to close down more than 150 remote communities in Western Australia could be in breach of the Racial Discrimination Act.
Australia has begun exporting Kangaroo meat to Peru, and hopes to expand to other South American markets.

International jazz greats team up

Two of the word's greatest jazz musicians talk about how they approach the art of performing together.
Officials in Turkey say an Istanbul prosecutor has died from his wounds after security forces stormed the office where members of a banned leftist group had taken...

SBS World News Radio April 1

Investigations into legal implications of WA remote community closure plans; A tragic end for Istanbul's hostage situation; A masterclass from two of the world's...
The federal government's plan to deregulate university fees has hit another hurdle with a number of universities apparently withdrawing their support.
A public artwork has been unveiled in Sydney, dedicated to the wartime contributions of Indigenous soldiers.
The government of re-elected New South Wales premier Mike Baird is being urged to deliver on its commitment to the state's migrant and refugee communities.
Australia is being urged to do more for war-affected Syrians as a major United Nations donors conference gets underway in Kuwait. 
Beyond Blue says a new survey suggests Australian teenage boys are engaging in homophobia at an alarming rate.
Is Australia's decision not to send representatives to Yerevan for events marking the centenary of what's known as the Armenian genocide an outright snub of...

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In contrast to the mountain of research on gender pay differentials, there have been very few studies that have compared sexual minorities and the heterosexual...
Philip Branch from Swinburne University of Technology takes a look at some of the suggestions for legally avoiding metadata collection to see if they stack up.
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An Australian family of travelling showmen and women say the industry is like a 'travelling town,' where everyone looks out for each other and there is a mobile...
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