Officials in Taiwan have launched an investigation into the cause of the collapse of a building during an earthquake in Taiwan.
The United Nations Security Council is holding emergency talks following the launch of a long-range rocket by North Korea.

SBS World News Radio Feb 5

Classified immigration documents leaked to the media; A boost in aid for Syria; A baby boom expected in China in the year of Monkey;
Sweden's Foreign Ministry says a United Nations legal panel has ruled that Julian Assange is being "arbitrarily detained" in Britain.

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In sport the NFL Superbowl turns 50, the international Sevens Rugby competition is on in Sydney, the NRL's Nines Rugby League tournament is being staged in...
An international conference has raised billions of dollars in aid for in aid for Syrians and others in the region affected by the country's ongoing civil war.
A group of Australian gridiron loyalists is trying to change perceptions of the game they love.
The federal government says it is implementing some of the recommendations from an independent review of Australia's organ donation and transplantation program.
Holocaust survivors seeking damages from Hungary have been given a boost by a court ruling in the United States.
Medical and educational experts who have spent time with asylum seeker children detained by Australia have backed calls for their immediate release, as the Human...

SBS World News Radio Feb 4

Julian Assange to surrender to British police if UN case fails; Calls for Syria peace talks to resume; Jared Hayne shines light on gridiron;
In political developments this week, parliamentarians returned to the nation's capital for the start of a new sitting year.
In the lead up to this month's Academy Awards there has been loud and persistent conversation about diversity, or the lack of it, in Hollywood. But what about the...
The United Nations has suspended talks to end five years of war in Syria after the UN envoy said there'd been a lack of progress at the gathering in Geneva.
The World Health Organisation has called for a thorough investigation of reports the Zika virus has been sexually transmitted.
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