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Newborn baby's incredible gift for brother, 2, suffering with leukaemia

The life of a two-year-old boy with leukaemia could be saved thanks to an incredible gift from his newborn baby brother.<p>Callum Tolley was diagnosed …

Pray and act: Church leaders, lobby groups battle Victorian euthanasia bill

"We're taking the fight right up to the enemy," she told Fairfax Media this week as her group distributed leaflets across eight marginal seats – as …

British model stuffed in suitcase in failed human trafficking try

A British model was drugged, cuffed, transported in a suitcase and held captive for six days in Italy by a man who planned to sell her online, …

Crime

Senator Says A Marriage Plebiscite Would "Stain Our Parliamentary Democracy"

Dean Smith wants a free vote and has been drafting a bill. Here's what it might look like.<p>Senator Dean Smith says he will not support a plebiscite or its postal iteration, despite what the Liberal party room decides on in a hotly-anticipated emergency meeting to discuss the vexed issue of same-sex …

LGBTQI

Helping refugees provide for themselves has never been more critical. All refugees should be able to work to support their families. Stand #WithRefugees today.

You could help families like Saleh and Faisah keep warm this winter<p>Your help is needed to help ensure refugee families<br>to have a safe place to live

Minnesota mosque explosion 'deeper and scarier' than threats

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in suburban Minneapolis, like other U.S. mosques, occasionally receives threatening calls and emails. Its leaders say they're more frightened now after an explosive shattered windows and damaged a room as worshippers prepared for morning …

Extremism

Idea of Democrats funding anti-abortion candidates draws ire

The proposal seemed modest in today's polarized political climate: The head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee suggested his group might help fund candidates who didn't share the party's support for abortion rights.<p>The backlash from abortion-rights activists and organizations was …

Feminism

Univision exec Tonia O'Connor says it’s her ‘life’s mission’ to help other women succeed in business

On the latest Recode Media, O'Connor said she refuses to let a boys’ club be a boys’ club.<p>As a media executive in New York, Univision’s new Chief Revenue Officer Tonia O’Connor says she’s “often the only woman in the room.” And she doesn’t let that hold her back — but she also doesn’t let herself …

Media Industry

White Man Feels 56 Years of Guilt and Apologizes to Black Former Teammate for Racism

Imagine opening your mailbox and getting a letter from someone you barely remember from 56 years ago, apologizing for something you’ve had to endure …

High School Basketball

How to stop the deadliest drug overdose crisis in American history

The scale of America’s opioid epidemic is shocking.<p>It is the deadliest drug overdose crisis in US history. In 2016 alone, drug overdoses likely …

'There’ll be a big tragedy': Manus deadlock could reach breaking point

Refugees continue protest against the withdrawal of power, water and medical services, part of a broader campaign to force them to relocate<p>Refugees held on Manus Island have continued their protest against the power, water and medical services being withdrawn from the detention centre, part of a …

Australia