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High Court to determine government's powers to detain asylum seekers at sea

The Australian government's power to detain asylum seekers on the high seas and send them to other countries still needs to be determined, a High …

Gaza conflict: Israeli military responds to Palestinian militants' rockets; Australia pledges $10m in humanitarian aid after UN appeal

Israel and Palestinian militants have traded fire across the Gaza Strip, after Egyptian-mediated talks in Cairo failed to extend a 72-hour truce in a …

Victorian Catholic priest, 88, jailed for two years for raping boy

An 88-year-old Victorian Catholic priest has been sentenced to two years in jail for raping a boy more than 40 years ago.<p>James Scannell was convicted …

Domestic violence: the 'silent epidemic' claiming the life of one woman every eight days

The murder of Allison Baden-Clay sparked a media frenzy rarely seen in her home town of Brisbane.<p>Pages of newsprint and countless hours of television …

Oscar Pistorius murder trial: Prosecutor says the athlete 'cannot escape' murder conviction, closing arguments continue

The South African prosecutor in Oscar Pistorius's trial said the athlete cannot avoid a conviction for murdering his girlfriend, as the state wrapped …

Gaza conflict: Hamas warns negotiators in Cairo it is ready to engage in a long war if demands not met

The armed wing of Hamas has called on Palestinian negotiators in Cairo not to extend a 72-hour truce unless their demands, in particular for the …

Gaza ceasefire gives pause to assess destruction

Shocked families wordlessly picked through the rubble of their houses in northern towns of Shujaiya and Beit Hanoun, where the smell of death still …

Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s open heart policy: Australia’s intercountry adoption system to be expanded under a raft of changes

FAMILIES will be allowed to adopt children from a raft of new countries under an expansion of Australia’s intercountry adoption system.

Jessica Dutro killed son Zachary, 4, because she thought he was gay

A 25-YEAR-OLD mother has been found guilty of murdering her four-year-old son because she believed he was gay.

Six family members shot in Houston as police arrest gunman after four-hour standoff

A FATHER opened fire at a suburban Texas home, killing four of his children as well as two adults who were with them and critically wounding his …

Malaysian Airlines flight MH17: 10 things we know

1. Crashed flight MH17 was flying to Kuala Lumpur before heading to Perth

Russian rebels are ‘likely responsible’ for shooting down Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 over the Ukraine

UKRAINIAN security services claim to have intercepted two phone conversations in which pro-Russian separatists discuss having just shot down a …

Mum Shannon Eckley and daughter held as slaves in ‘snake pit’ and abused for two years in Ashland, Ohio

SHANNON Eckley decided she would rather go to jail than go on living the way she did.

MH17: New wreckage and human remains found by Australian investigators

AUSTRALIAN investigators were among a small team to discover more human remains and a crucial new section of the MH17 wreckage overnight, a week …

No booze, no bets, no bucks, no buts: Welfare recipients banned from buying alcohol and gambling under radical plan proposed by Andrew ‘Twiggy’ Forrest

BILLIONAIRE mining magnate Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest is calling on the Abbott government to give welfare recipients their dole cheques through a …

Debra Byrne, Young Talent Time star, posts public plea for witnesses to sexual assault on the set

<b>UPDATE</b>: Australian actress Debra Byrne has ignored former <i>Young Talent Time</i> host Johnny Young’s requests to take her allegations of sexual abuse …

It’s bigger, better and, a report says, the iPhone 6 is coming on September 9

AFTER months of rumours and leaks about Apple’s iPhone 6, now we have a date of its launch: September 9.

Robert Xie had sexual motive for murdering Lin family, crown alleges

The man accused of murdering five members of the Lin family in their Sydney home had three motives – sexual, financial and personal pride – to commit the crime, the crown alleges.<p>Lian Bin “Robert” Xie was driven by the three separate motives, says the crown, when he crept into his brother-in-law’s …

Morrison accused of 'state sanctioned child abuse'

''As the Minister has previously stated wherever people have made claims that may have basis he will look to make improvements.''<p>The church leaders, …

Job seekers could be forced to turn to crime, expert warns

''Some of them presumably will do things like steal things, do burglaries, maybe sell drugs, and maybe sell themselves. I just don't think we should …

Clive Palmer hits out at 'failed' budget, calls for double dissolution

The comments came as Mr Abbott said on Wednesday the government believed looking for work should be a ''full-time job'', while noting that the …

'Unfair': Poor graduates to pay about 30 per cent more than rich under Abbott government's university interest rate fee changes

''Professor Bruce Chapman is a well-respected academic and analyst, and the government warmly welcomes his input in the higher education debate,'' a …

Grief grips Gaza

“Let’s not die together,” he told his wife and children when the shelling from the Israeli tanks around their home in Beit Lahiya became too much to …

AIDS conference delegates seek asylum in Australia

About 13,600 delegates from more than 200 countries visited Melbourne in late July as part of the 20th<p>It is understood Melbourne refugee support …

Jail time doubled for parents of children left alone in cars or homes

In NSW it is a different story. It provides guidelines to parents and says a child aged 10-12 years can be left for up to 12 hours but not between …