The federal government will spend more than $12 billion to upgrade Australia's air-force capabilities with a new fleet of F-35 Joint Strike Fighters. 
There are fears the world's youngest nation, South Sudan, is on the brink of collapse after four months of civil war.   

World News Radio 23 April

Australia responds to a Croatian diplomatic protest; The head of the Prime Minister's Indigenous Advisory Council optimistic despite expected budget cuts;  We...
Croatia has issued a strongly-worded statement in response to a federal MP's speech at a controversial Croatian community event in Sydney.
A group of ex-service personnel, including six wounded by their service, have begun cycling from Sydney to Canberra ahead of Anzac Day.

Manchester United sacks Moyes

Manchester United has sacked its manager David Moyes less than a year after he took on the top job.
Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge are at Uluru after spending the afternoon meeting members of an Indigenous community.
Warren Mundine says he's confident improvements can be made in Indigenous disadvantage despite accepting there will be cuts to funding.
Bill Shorten has outlined ambitious plans for reforming the Australian Labor Party.

Profile of Mathias Cormann

Ryan Emery reports on how Australia's Belgium-born Finance Minister turned a holiday into a lifetime.

SBS World News Radio April 22

A federal causes a storm in Croatia;Homeopathy in the spotlight; Kremlin critic Gary Kasparov; And ... a Vietnamese refugee walks from Melbourne to Canberra to...
Croatia has summoned the Australian Ambassador in Zagreb to answer questions about a federal MP's speech at a controversial Croatian community event in Sydney.
A major review of homeopathy in Australia could lead to stricter industry regulation and changes to private health insurance coverage.
Submissions on proposed changes to the Racial Discrimination Act can be made until the end of the month. 
Two Aussie airmen who lost their lives in a WW2 mission in 1944, are still remembered in a small village in the north of Italy.
Brisbane-born Jason Jang has become a K-Pop sensation in South Korea.
Australian authorities are to decide in a few days whether to change or scale back the search for the missing Malaysian airliner.

Health warning for World Cup fans

Australian football fans flying to Brazil for the World Cup are being warned to get yellow fever vaccinations. 

Combatting carp in Murray-Darling

Researchers in NSW are embarking on a project designed to limit carp numbers in the upper Murrumbidgee River.
With the death of former New South Wales Premier Neville Wran, the Australian Labor Party has lost a man described as a "giant".

World News Radio 21 April

The story of two Australian airmen - lost in a tragic mission far from home - but still remembered in a small village in northern Italy;  Protests in Sydney, as...

Weekend Sport Wrap

World News Radio's weekend sport round up with Attila Mosonyi

Refugee makes pilgrimage of thanks

A Vietnamese refugee has led a pilgrimage of thanks from Melbourne to Canberra, accompanied by three asylum seekers.
Muslims in New York City have welcomed the end of a controversial program that spied on the city's Islamic community.
Conflict between humans and elephants is intensifying on the Indonesian island of Sumatra.  
Russia, Ukraine, the United States and the European Union have reached a surprise deal aimed at de-escalating the worsening Ukrainian crisis.  
An historic medal gifted to a Maori chief in Sydney more than 200 years ago is on its way back to New Zealand after being sold at auction.
Australian Christian leaders have made Easter calls for more compassion towards refugees and asylum-seekers.

World News Radio April 18

Calls for action as 50 thousand South Sudanese face death by starvation.How would a raised retirement age affect Australians from migrant backgrounds?Saving...
Australia's largest migrant community organisation is concerned by proposals to raise the pension age.

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Iran's divorce rate rising

Fewer people are getting married and the divorce rate is on the rise in Iran, according to new figures.
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Croatia has summoned the Australian Ambassador in Zagreb to answer questions about a federal MP's speech at a controversial Croatian community event in Sydney.
Officers in all 24-hour police stations in regional Victoria will be given Taser stun guns.