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Egypt extends detention of Australian Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste

Australian journalist Peter Greste will be detained in solitary confinement in Egypt for at least another 15 days.<p>Greste was arrested in Cairo in …

Doctor numbers increasing despite concerns of shortage

New figures show Australia's medical workforce is growing strongly but not at a level to head-off concerns of a looming doctor shortage.<p>The …

Plastic surgeon in South Korea faces fine for making towers out of jawbone shards

A South Korean plastic surgeon faces a fine after building "bone towers" in his Gangnam district clinic filled with jawbone shards from hundreds of …

US senator Edward Markey calls for fraud investigation into Herbalife

A United States senator has called for an investigation into the vitamin and supplement company Herbalife, which he has accused of being a "possible …

Is your personal information safe when shopping?

Is your data safe?<p>During the latter part of 2013 the US arm of Target and department store Neiman Marcus both admitted that their internal systems …

Fish find could cast light on 'watershed moment' by identifying the birth of breathing

The emergence of life from water on to land is a pivotal moment in evolutionary history, and scientists say a new discovery may shed light on how it …

'Cave-dwelling' scientists unlocking secrets of valuable groundwater

Scientists are searching for Australia's groundwater secrets at caves in regional New South Wales, hoping to learn more about how quickly aquifers …

Anti-bikie laws: Library worker Sally Kuether is first woman charged under Queensland legislation

A library assistant has become the first woman charged under Queensland's anti-bikie laws.<p>Forty-year-old Sally Kuether is accused of meeting Ronald …

Firefighters melt ice to retrieve bodies after Quebec nursing home blaze

Cold weather is hampering the search for about 30 missing elderly people after a fire destroyed their nursing home in the Canadian province of Quebec.<p>…

Advocates want law abolished after thousands taken off electoral roll for being of 'unsound mind'

Almost 5,500 Australians were removed from the electoral roll in 2011-12 because they were deemed to be incapable of understanding the nature and …

Australian of Year 2014: Adam Goodes, Sydney Swans footballer, recognised for anti-racism advocacy and youth work

Aboriginal AFL player and anti-racism campaigner Adam Goodes has been named the 2014 Australian of the Year.<p>Prime Minister Tony Abbott presented …

One-hundred-year-old Iraqi woman Aziza Rawaini looking forward to new life as Australian citizen

A 100-year-old Iraqi woman will become one of the oldest known people to become an Australian citizen today.<p>Speaking from her home in Sydney, Aziza …

Police pelted with glass bottles during mass brawl in Melbourne

Police officers have been pelted with glass bottles during a large brawl in Melbourne's south-east.<p>Police were called to the fight in Avondale Court …

Peter Greste declares battle for freedom of speech in Egypt after prolonged detention

Detained Australian journalist Peter Greste has released a letter vowing to fight for freedom of speech in Egypt after being jailed for reporting on …

Australians honoured on Australia Day for changing lives of those around them

They may not be household names but among the entertainers and sports stars on this year's Australia Day Honours List are everyday Australians who …

Analysts: Credit Card Hacking Goes Much Further Than Target

The holiday season data breach at Target that hit more than 70 million consumers was part of a wide and highly skilled international hacking campaign that's "almost certainly" based in Russia. That's according to a report prepared for federal and private investigators by Dallas-based cybersecurity …

The Infrared Landscapes

David Keochkerian is a french amateurish photographer. Based in the Somme, he seeks to capture the ephemeral beauty but also to associate different …