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World News Australia April 16

Tropical Cyclone Ita's trail of destruction through Papua New Guinea.We hear from the former chairman of SBS on fears of funding cuts for public broadcasters...
The former chairman of SBS says both of Australia's public broadcasters are being run efficiently.
What is the deadly Ebola virus and is Australia at risk of an outbreak? 
Investigations are continuing into a vandalism attack on the weekend at Canberra's Islamic Centre.  
Tormented by shockingly high youth suicide rates, a group of Indigenous elders has united to save a generation.
Cyclone Ita has left an estimated 5,000 people homeless and destroyed thousands of food gardens in remote communities in Papua New Guinea's Milne Bay province.
UNICEF says nearly a quarter of a million South Sudanese children are at risk of acute malnutrition.
Federal cabinet has approved the construction of Sydney's second airport at Badgerys Creek.
Groups of volunteers are working for official recognition of the graves of war veterans who made it home, but then died in obscurity.  
It's estimated Aboriginal people experience more than twice the rate of extreme psychological stress than other Australians, with one in three affected.

Freedom fighters

In Thailand a radical concept is giving prisoners the chance to fight for their freedom.

Ita smashes Burdekin sugar cane

Cane growers in far north Queensland are predicting millions of dollars in damage in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Ita.

World News Radio April 15

Vandals target a Canberra Islamic Centre.Migrant groups speak out against lifting the pension age.A campaigner for factory workers rights in Bangladesh brings her...
Operators of Australia's biggest Islamic centre have appealed for better police protection, after an attack that has caused extensive damage.
After elections, Indonesians are now somewhat closer to knowing the make-up of their country's next parliament and government.
Australian retailers are being urged to take more responsbility for the workers producing their products in developing countries. 
The IPCC says limiting global warming to two degrees Celsius by 2050 is a tough but achievable task.
Ukraine's threat of military action against armed groups prompts a special session of the UN Security Council session.
Residents in far north Queensland are facing a massive clean-up after Tropical Cyclone Ita battered the region over the weekend.
The Fair Work Ombudsman has welcomed a landmark court ruling on aged-related discrimination in the workplace, saying it hopes it serves as a warning to employers...
The number seven has been dubbed the world's most popular number, after more than 40,000 people responded to an online survey conducted by a British mathematician.

Queensland mops up after Ita

Far north Queensland is beginning the clean-up as Tropical Cyclone Ita continues further south.

World News Radio 14 April

The clean-up begins in the aftermath of Cyclone Ita.Australian children to miss out on UN protections.The fight for identity for thousands of Australian soldiers.

Weekend Sport Wrap

World News Radio's weekend sport round up with Attila Mosonyi
A massive clean-up operation is underway in the Solomon Islands after devastating flooding a week ago hit the capital Honiara and surrounding areas leaving 23...

Hockey signals rise in pension age

Australians may have to wait longer to get the old age pension and have to meet tougher eligibility requirements to qualify for welfare benefits.
The United Nations Security Council has approved sending 12,000 peacekeepers to the Central African Republic.
One in 10 of the world's children are working as child labourers.
The fate of the Northern Territory Government will be determined by a by-election on Saturday after three Aboriginal backbenchers resigned from the Country...

World News Radio 11 April

Tony Abbott's North Asia trade tour continues;A preview of tomorrow's crucial Northern Territory by-election;Weekend sport preview. 

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