Global obesity costs on the rise

A new report has warned the global annual cost of obesity has risen to $2.2 trillion.
The family of jailed Australian journalist Peter Greste has talked down hopes of his imminent release in Egypt.
Australia's Indigenous heritage will be recognised by a change to the Australian Olympic Committee's constitution. 
In one of the most dramatic moves of his presidency, the United States' Barack Obama has announced plans to make major changes to US immigration procedure.
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights says almost 1,000 people have died since a truce came into effect in Ukraine in September.
Millions of migrants in Australia are hoping for a last minute reprieve from Westpac Bank to prevent the closure of its small money transfer services.  
A more streamlined approach to job seeking services is one of the items on the wish list for Victoria's migrant communities ahead of the state election.
A Senate estimates hearing in Canberra has been told staff at Australia's public broadcasters will learn the extent of the damage caused by the government's...

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The United Nations program on HIV-AIDS says the world could see the end of the AIDS epidemic in around 15 years.
Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick wants men in positions of influence to play a part in promoting gender equality.
The Tasmanian government is considering a private members bill which would ban tobacco sales to people born after 2000.
A group of Melbourne schoolchildren has been asked to step outside of their own lives and into the lives of children in other parts of the world. 
Indigenous elders have welcomed a new agreement between France and Australia on the repatriation of Indigenous remains.
It's been a big week for Prime Minister Tony Abbott; not only did he host the G20 summit in Brisbane, he also played host to four visiting world leaders, and...

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