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The South Australian Premier says sexual abuse allegedly committed against seven pre-schoolers by a state-employed carer may be unprecedented in the nation's...
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Hundreds of people have attended a vigil in Melbourne to remember the 36 million people around the world who have lost their lives to HIV and AIDS.
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DNA used to identify MH17 victims

A forensic team from the Sarajevo-based International Commission on Missing Persons has been invited to assist in the DNA identification of MH17 victims.
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Online scammers have tried to take advantage of the MH17 disaster by setting up fake Facebook profiles of the Australian victims.
A report by the Victorian Human Rights Commission has found that people with disabilities are routinely denied basic access to the legal system.
International pressure on Russia to give unfettered access to the downed Malaysian airline plane in the Ukraine appears to have had an immediate and positive result.

Gaza bloodshed worst in 5 years

The death toll from Israel's offensive in Gaza has risen to more than 570, mostly civilians, following the bloodiest day in the Palestinian enclave since 2009.
Medecins Sans Frontieres has called on Israel to stop the bombardment of Gaza, saying the shelling is making it difficult to provide much needed care to the wounded.

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The UN Security Council condemns the downing of flight MH17; Medecins Sans Frontieres calls on Israel to stop attacks on Gaza; Are Peru's tourism benefits flowing...
After days of frustration, pro-Russian rebels have finally allowed trains containing the bodies of MH17 victims to leave the separatist-held Malaysia Airlines...
Despite advances in medical treatment in past decades, millions of people around the world are still living with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
Memorial ceremonies are being held across the country to remember the Australian lives lost in the the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.
"We want them home, but first we have to get them out," said Prime Minister Tony Abbott speaking about the difficulties in retrieving the bodies of Australians...
An Australian scientists reflects on his involvement to test moon dust 45 years on from the historic NASA moon landing.
The only law in Australia that criminalises the intentional transmission of HIV is set to be amended.

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Ukraine's Prime Minister has called for all countries, particularly Russia, to cooperate with the investigation into MH17 and has said he stands by Australia.
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Britain's Prince Harry has spoken of his hatred for the micro-blogging website Twitter due to its role in the invasion of his privacy, newspapers reported Tuesday.
How does the population density of the entire Gaza Strip compare to individual cities around the world?
Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has highlighted sexism against women in public office during a live question and answer session on social media.
While there have been attempts to negotiate an end to the conflict, the violence has only gotten worse. But it's Gaza's young and ambitious who stand to lose the...
It's not always easy to imagine just how big the other planets are. Here, a space artist's thought experiment turns into a lesson in Earth's relative size.
Do you have a talent? If not, just practice. A popular theory suggests that practicing any skill for roughly 10,000 hours is enough to make you an expert. But is...