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The murder trial of Oscar Pistorius is changing South Africa’s media ecology.
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India will soon have a new prime minister, who will be poised to shape the nature of this Asian Century and much will depend on India’s engagement with the rest...
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Kiev is fighting to regain control over the eastern region of Ukraine, with news of troop buildups and tense standoffs with protesters.
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India has been the world’s largest arms importer every year since 2010, as its defence industry struggles to keep up with its international ambitions.
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Over 40% of mortgages in Australia are sold by mortgage brokers, not by their manufacturers - an issue that has the CEO of Australia’s fifth largest bank, Suncorp...
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Australia’s legal system may not yet reflect this but in 2014, according to a range of polls, a majority of Australians support same-sex marriage
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Prime minister Tony Abbott’s diplomatic and trade mission to northeast Asia can be hailed as a success. Overall, it met its main objectives.
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