Some Australian Shia Muslims are ignoring the security threat in Iraq, to mark an important religious festival.  

Brisbane gets ready for G20 party

Brisbane is welcoming delegates and other visitors to next month's G20 Leaders' Summit with a free cultural festival.  
The World Health Organisation is set to unveil an emergency vaccine program to fight the deadly Ebola virus in the coming days.  

SBS World News Radio Oct 24

Aboriginal deaths in a custody;Compensation for asbestos victims;Support services for domestic violence under threat; 

WHO reports Ebola serum hope

Health experts predict that Ebola is likely to arrive in Australia in coming months, but chances of an outbreak or fatalities remain low.  
The Royal Commission into child sexual abuse has begun hearing harrowing details of sexual abuse a foster home for Aboriginal children, in remote northern New...
One of the most famous images of Gough Whitlam shows the late Prime Minister pouring desert soil into the hand of Aboriginal man Vincent Lingiari.   
Never in the world's history has there been a more complex search than the one for missing plane MH370.  

SBS World News Radio Oct 23

The search for MH-370 continues;Domestic violence in ethnic communities;A breakthrough in spinal cord surgery;

Family affair in hunt for MH370

A 20-year-old “genius” electronic engineer and his father are among the crew searching for the missing Malaysian flight MH370.
A former ethnic community leader has accused the Labor party of abandoning the passion for multiculturalism instilled by Gough Whitlam.  
The widow of Australian journalist Greg Shackleton has slammed a decision to drop an inquiry into the deaths of the so-called "Balibo Five." 
Doctors in Melbourne have successfully carried out a world-first procedure by creating a new heel bone, using 3D technology.  

SBS World News 22 October

Oscar Pistorius receives a custodial sentence for killing his girlfriend.Calls to recognise a growing number of male domestic violence victims.Melbourne doctors...
Australian scientists have traced the origin of sex back the first intercourse to a pair of tiny fish in a chilly Scottish lake.  
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