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Ukraine's parliament has voted overwhelmingly in support of giving Dutch and Australian officers the legal authority to lead the MH17 investigations.
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The youngest-looking children were sent to a harsh refugee detention camp to send a message of deterrence to other asylum seekers, an inquiry has heard.
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The worst recorded outbreak of the Ebola virus is sweeping across West Africa, prompting Australian embassy staff to shelve travel plans to the region.
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Prime Minister Tony Abbott says the Senate must respect the government's mandate to get the budget under control.
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The Victorian branch of the Australian Motoring Enthusiast Party has attempted to expel Senator Ricky Muir from the party, citing lack of leadership and respect.
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Queensland's premier has urged judges to "get on with the job" as three justices deny a report they are involved in a revolt against the new chief justice.
BHP Billiton may appeal a $2.2 million payout to a former employee who developed cancer after working at asbestos blast furnaces in Newcastle.
A top immigration bureaucrat says fewer children are now in detention and healthcare for Christmas Island detainees is the same as all Australians get.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott says no-one wants to see children in detention, but the only solution is to stop the boats.
Australia is well-placed to embrace the digital economy according to a new report finding local growth in tech sector employment is outpacing the US.
Kim Kardashian has dabbled in many industries, and now the reality star, fashion designer and professional poser is taking on the game world - and winning.
A year on, and the investigation into the murder of a Pakenham mother Kylie Blackwood remains open while her family and friends wait for justice.
Hastings Deering will now be retrenching about 400 staff in August instead of by the end of Thursday.
A 63-year-old Launceston woman has been killed by a falling tree after high winds buffeted Tasmania.
Two teenage asylum seekers have escaped from a detention centre in Darwin, according to reports.
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