The Australian Christian Lobby has backed a proposal by the federal attorney-general to incorporate the ICCPR into the same-sex marriage legislation.
Russia cast a second veto in as many days at the UN Security Council on Friday to block the renewal of a UN-led investigation to identify the perpetrators of...
John Alexander may be punished for doing the right thing by quitting over his citizenship status as ex-NSW premier Kristina Keneally polls well in Bennelong.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe appeared publicly Friday for the first time since the military takeover in a defiant gesture, but faces pressure to step down...
A top Chinese envoy landed in North Korea on Friday in a trip hailed as a 'big move' by US President Donald Trump, who has urged Beijing to pile pressure on its...
An Ohio judge and gubernatorial candidate sparked a firestorm Friday when, seemingly fed up with the escalating national debate over sexual harassment and...
The US navy has grounded the crew of a electronic warfare plane for drawing a vulgar image in the sky over the state of Washington using skywriting techniques.
Zimbabwe's influential war veterans call for Mugabe's immediate resignation
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Refugee Alex Rashid met the love of his life on Manus Island, now he's fighting to stay with her and his family.
Jesse Jackson, the 76-year-old civil rights activist, has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

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A search is underway for an Argentine submarine with 44 crew members on board is missing in the South Atlantic, 32 kilometres from the Patagonian coast.
Mariafe Artacho del Solar has made a pact with her mum to reunite at the Commonwealth Games, she’s hoping Sydney’s World Beach Volleyball Tour will be her gateway...
Dylan Voller watched on as it was recommended the Don Dale Detention Centre was closed for good, after a photo of his own horrific treatment sparked a Royal...
Hip-hop superstar Jay-Z on Friday urged an overhaul of the US concept of probation, saying the prison term handed to rapper Meek Mill showed an unjust system that...
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has opened the door to a future refugee deal with New Zealand but says his focus is on the current agreement with the United States.

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Visually breaking down preconceived ideas about identity, this compelling photo series explores a rich, diverse section of Australian culture.
A Sydney-based organisation is fusing Indian and Indigenous-Australian yoga traditions.

There are concerns the tradition of sharing stories, passed down by Aboriginal elders, through the generations, is being lost or forgotten. But a new initiative is seeing young Indigenous students ...


The digital economy is paving the way for the rise of Indigenous startups. They offer flexibility, can operate anywhere in Australia and they're 100 times more likely to employ Indigenous workers. ...

The co-founders of the global movement say there are parallels between the US and Australian experiences.
Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar to Bangladesh after persecution in the predominantly Buddhist country.
Harvey left Houston - the fourth-largest city in the United States - increasingly isolated as its airports and major highways shut down, and residents scampered onto rooftops to escape raging waters.
American photographer Mustafah Abdulaziz has travelled the world since 2011 to document how communities are dealing with the global water crisis.
Rwanda goes to the polls with the incumbent Paul Kagame hoping to extend his rule for another seven years but faces a challenge from his opposition.
Police in the German city of Hamburg have been met by anti-capitalist activists hurling bottles and stones ahead of the G20 summit.

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Cheers drowned out tears in Manchester on Sunday as Ariana Grande was joined by fellow music stars for a charity concert where fans vowed to face down fears of terrorism after two deadly attacks in Britain.
A reported explosion sparked frantic evacuations of a concert hall in Manchester where US singer Ariana Grande was performing on Monday night.