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Obama questions blockade as Gaza talks go on

A three-day ceasefire in Gaza that has brought relief to hundreds of thousands of its residents, is entering its final stretch with the Hamas leadership saying that there will be no extension unless Israel meets its demands.<p>As talks continued in the Egyptian capital Cairo on Thursday, US President …

A voice of horror from Lebanon's Arsal

If one thing could capture some of the horror people in the Lebanese town of Arsal were facing, it would be this voice of a woman over the phone just after she had witnessed live bullets piercing the bodies of five of her young nephews.<p>"They targeted the children and shot at them. The five children …

Russian food import ban leaves shoppers unaffected – or a bit peeved

Threat to luxury groceries supply 'shocking' to some but many Russians say they accept ban and look to home markets<p>Goodbye parmesan, hello pelmeni. Goodbye brie, hello borsch. As Moscow's chattering classes contemplated the horror of life without salami milano or foie gras, many ordinary Russians …

Asylum: my 157 clients' ordeal highlights Scott Morrison's hypocrisy

Secret detention at sea. A plan to dump families in lifeboats. A secret overnight plane transfer. Whatever your views around refugee policy, this isn’t an open and fair government<p>In 1976, when I was a young boy, I recall seeing The Voyage of the Damned, a movie about the tragic 1939 voyage of SS St …

Australia's 'cruel' asylum regime must end, say 190 experts

Array of leading figures sign statement calling for a halt to mandatory detention and ‘unacceptable’ asylum-seeker policy<p>Leading psychiatrists, bioethicists, human rights lawyers, novelists, priests and refugee advocates have published a collective document accusing the Australian government of …

Russian shoppers undeterred by sanctions on western foods – video

Russian consumers say they are not bothered by sanctions that will prevent the import of foods from a host of western countries including Australia, 28 EU states, and the US. The ban comes in the wake of western sanctions against Russia for its handling of the MH17 air disaster in Ukraine. …

Science research grants awarded on the basis of patents is patently wrong

Ian Macfarlane completely misses the point about research – it should be focused on the pursuit of new knowledge, not the instrumentalisation of science<p>Ian Macfarlane had a Brandis moment this week when he called for grants to be awarded on the basis of patents rather than scientific articles. Like …

Why a Gaza ceasefire isn’t enough

The death and destruction being inflicted on the Gaza Strip is impossible to describe. Sitting here in Gaza, it is hard to even understand what is …

Community leader, beloved grandfather shot dead by Israelis as he carried white flag

Muhammad Qdeih, 65, was shot dead while carrying a white flag to signal to Israeli soldiers that he was an unarmed civilian.<p>He was killed on 25 July …

Illegal downloading in government’s sights as Online Copyright Infringement Discussion Paper takes aim at consumers, ISPs

THE days of downloading your favourite TV show for free could be numbered, with details emerging about the plans to crack down on internet piracy.

Unemployed to be forced to apply for 40 jobs a month as part of $5 billion dole overhaul

Jobseekers may be forced to apply for 40 jobs a month as the Government renews its push to move people off welfare.<p>The Federal Government has …

The evidence is in: copyright net censorship just won't work

The evidence is in: copyright net censorship just won’t work<p>The government's key proposal to halt filesharing has demonstrably failed overseas, and …

Scott Morrison claims asylum seekers brought to mainland Australia are economic migrants

Mr Morrison called India a ''vibrant democracy'' that has received praise from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees for its support of …

Same-sex marriage gets state Labor support

Ms Sharpe said that marriage was an "intensely personal and significant decision. No Australian should be told by government their choice is less …

Largest coal mine in Australia: federal government gives Carmichael go-ahead

Adani's Carmichael coal mine and rail project will dig up and transport about 60m tonnes of coal a year for export, sparking fears for the Great Barrier Reef<p>The Australian environment minister, Greg Hunt, has approved a $16.5bn resources project that will lead to the creation of the largest coal …

SA child protection chief resigns after misleading minister about abuse case

Top education executive says he mistakenly provided inaccurate briefings about accused Families SA worker<p>The deputy head of South Australia's child protection department has resigned after revealing he inadvertently misled the government about a Families SA worker charged with abusing seven …

Peter Slipper guilty on three counts of dishonesty over Cabcharge vouchers

Former parliamentary speaker admitted using taxpayer-funded travel coupons to visit wineries but denied acting dishonestly<p>The former parliamentary Speaker Peter Slipper has been found guilty of dishonestly using taxpayer-funded travel vouchers.<p>Slipper had admitted using commonwealth Cabcharge taxi …

Asylum seekers' high court hearing off and compensation claim mooted

No date set for new hearing but urgency has eased now that asylum seekers are on Australian soil<p>A full bench high court hearing next week to determine the fate of 157 Tamil asylum seekers will no longer go ahead, and lawyers acting for the asylum seekers flagged the possibility of a claim of false …

Coalition will not commit to having navy ships built in Australia

New issues paper says keeping naval ship and submarine building local should not be 'at any cost'<p>The Abbott government has sent another clear signal that it will not ensure “at any cost” that naval shipbuilding – including the manufacture of a new fleet of submarines – takes place in Australia.<p>A …

MH17: Dutch and Australian police stranded due to fighting near crash site

Police and forensic teams forced to stop in Shakhtarsk, around 20 miles from the fields where the aircraft was downed<p>Dutch and Australian police have failed to reach the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 for a second day as clashes rage in a town on the road to the area.<p>The international …