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Prominent men urged to join fight against family violence

The sex discrimination commissioner, Elizabeth Broderick, says she has phoned 24 of the most powerful men in government and business to make a personal plea on family violence.<p>“Will you use your power and influence, your collective voice and wisdom to create change for women?” she asked …

Labor refuses invitation to resume renewable energy target negotiations

Labor has rebuffed an invitation from the Abbott government to resume negotiations over the renewable energy target because no specific concessions were offered to break the deadlock between the major parties.<p>The environment minister, Greg Hunt, and industry minister, Ian Macfarlane, wrote to Labor …

Read the Full Text of President Obama's Speech on Immigration

<i>In a primetime address to the nation Thursday night, President Obama</i> <i>announced</i> <i>sweeping executive action to change U.S. immigration policy. His plan --</i> …

Immigration

Atul Gawande: The Smiling Angel of a Happy Death

Culture Lifespan Aging<p>It is said that victorious Roman generals, on city parades following battlefield triumphs, would be followed by a servant. …

Rosetta mission lander detects organic molecules on surface of comet

The Philae lander has found organic molecules – which are essential for life – on the surface of the comet where it touched down last week.<p>The spacecraft managed to beam back evidence of the carbon and hydrogen–containing chemicals shortly before it entered hibernation mode to conserve falling …

Indigenous disadvantage report is a wake-up call for Australia

• Landmark report reveals scale of indigenous disadvantage<p>Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday became the first foreign leader to begin an …

Australia

Ιράν: Στην τελευταία φάση οι συνομιλίες για τα πυρηνικά

Οι διαπραγματεύσεις των μεγάλων δυνάμεων με το Ιράν για το πυρηνικό του πρόγραμμα εισέρχονται σήμερα στην τελική ευθεία.<p>Ελένη Καραμήτσου<p>Οι …

Nauru: Visa price hike 'deters foreign journalists'

<b>No foreign reporters have applied to enter the Pacific island of Nauru this year, after it increased its visa fee by nearly 4,000%, it's reported.</b><p>The country's government says there haven't been any requests for its journalist visa, which now costs more than $7,000 (£4,470), according to Radio New …