End FGM target set for 2030: UN

The United Nations has called for countries around the world to work to eliminate female genital mutilation by the year 2030.
The federal government has unveiled a new boost for math and science in schools. Announcing funding for two existing programs, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull...

SBS World News Radio Feb 8

Good bye year of the goat, hello year of the Monkey. We cross to Beijing on Lunar New Year; A hike in the GST looking less likely but tax reform still on the...
Korean pop music, also known as K-pop, is a multi-billion-dollar industry in South Korea.
The ACT's Chief Minister has joined the Victorian Premier and Queensland in offering sanctuary for asylum seekers facing deportation to Nauru.
The federal government says it has not ruled in, or out, any changes to Australia's taxation system, including the Goods and Services Tax.
It's hoped countries like Brazil - where the mosquito-borne Zika virus is linked to thousands of birth defects - will adopt a nuclear technology being used to...
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.

Weekend sport preview

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.
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