Air strikes and humanitarian missions all too often transform into boots on the ground and combat missions - just look at history.
Finally, social scientists suggest a precise time for mid-afternoon coffee runs.
A controversial treatment designed to remove environmental metals from the body might be effective in treating heart disease. Will one renegade doctor persuade...
Many Christians in Lebanon fear they face the same fate as the Christians in Iraq who were forced from their homes by the Islamic State. But for some, that threat...
We hear dramatic stories of refugee escapes from North Korea, yet it’s one of the least fearsome natural borders one can imagine.
These facilities were built like aristocratic mansions, with high walls, gatehouses, elaborate entries, and sometimes turrets, as a way of enticing wealthy patients.
A small new study posits that the threshold for recognizing something as "alive" lowers when someone is isolated.
A recent study says yes, but other research is less certain.
A supermassive black hole has been found in an ultracompact dwarf galaxy – the smallest galaxy known to contain such a massive black hole.
The language of Team Australia reflects the Abbott government’s pivot from domestic to foreign policy.
How much of the ‘new’ politics of president-elect Joko Widodo will get through Indonesia’s transfer of power, asks Hamish McDonald.
I recently found myself at a bookshop at Sydney’s domestic airport with less than ten minutes until my plane boarded. Scanning around frantically for something to...
It's time for big sport to step up and show the world that women are talented athletes in their own right.
A “yes” vote to Scottish independence on September 18 would mean a great many things for Scotland, and also for England. But what would it mean for Australian...
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Good morning and welcome to the SBS News Morning Wrap. Here's a look at what's making headlines this Friday, September 19, 2014.
As polls open in Scotland's referendum of Independence, we take a look at what a 'yes' or 'no' vote means for the future of Scotland.
The seven young Iranians filmed dancing in Tehran have been given a suspended sentence of 91 lashes each and prison time.
A Pakistani politician who boarded a flight more than one hour late has felt the wrath of fellow passengers.
Diet sodas and those packets of artificial sweetener you put in your coffee may not be as benign as we thought, a new study suggests.