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Syria rejects report blaming it for April sarin attack: state media

Syria rejects report blaming it for April sarin attack: state media

The Syrian government rejected a report sent to the U.N. Security Council that blamed it for a...

White nationalists stage anti-refugee protests in Tennessee

White nationalists stage anti-refugee protests in Tennessee

About 300 white nationalists and neo-Nazis held back-to-back rallies in two small Tennessee...

UN slams Australia's treatment of refugees

UN slams Australia's treatment of refugees

Australia's treatment of refugees has been slammed as 'disturbing' and 'shocking' by the UN...

Rudd's memoir speaks of Gillard and Latham

Rudd's memoir speaks of Gillard and Latham

Kevin Rudd's new memoir details his agreement with Julia Gillard that he would have two terms...

Claims Wilkinson asked for higher salary

Claims Wilkinson asked for higher salary

Breakfast television star Lisa Wilkinson's shock defection from Nine's Today show to Network...

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Fusion vs fission: clean, green nuclear energy technologies explained

A picture of the inside of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory nuclear fusion reactor

Clean, cheap nuclear energy is often touted as a means to battle climate change. But how close are we to having nuclear plants that fit the clean, green bill? What are the different technologies and what do they offer?

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The scourge of the selfie stick

Couple takes selfie with selfie stick

The selfie stick, dubbed the "wand of narcissism", is now an essential carry-on item for many travellers.

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Professor Stephen Hawking warns development of artificial intelligence could mean end of human race

Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking addresses a public meeting in Cape Town.

One of the world's pre-eminent scientists, Professor Stephen Hawking, says the development of full artificial intelligence - robots that think - could spell the end of the human race.

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Facebook emotion experiment sparks criticism

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Facebook is facing criticism after it emerged it had conducted a psychology experiment on nearly 700,000 users without their knowledge.

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Ford recalls over a million cars for faulty steering

Ford Explorer on assembly line

US car giant Ford has announced it is recalling a total of 1.4 million vehicles.

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Who will buy Bertone?

Designer Marcello Gandini with his Alfa Romeo Carabo Bertone concept, 1968. (Bertone)

Bertone, designer of the Lamborghini Miura and Lancia Stratos, has confirmed it has entered court bankruptcy proceedings.
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Facebook plugs into virtual reality with $2.2b Oculus takeover

An attendee wears an Oculus Rift HD virtual reality head-mounted display as he plays a game.

Facebook has announced it is buying virtual reality specialist Oculus for about $US2 billion ($2.18 billion) in cash and shares.

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Facebook to buy messaging app WhatsApp for $19bn

Facebook has bought messaging app WhatsApp in a deal worth a total of $19bn  in cash and shares.

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