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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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Zakaria: The Saudis Are Mad? Tough!

America's middle east policies are failing, we are told, and the best evidence is that Saudi Arabia is furious

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Study finds how nicotine keeps weight off

The weight gain that often follows giving up smoking can deter some people from quitting. Now scientists have discovered exactly how nicotine causes weight loss.

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Julian Assange, WikiLeaks editor-in-chief

He's been called intelligent, arrogant, brilliant, difficult, a revolutionary, a megalomaniac, a terrorist.

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Are you with me, Abbott asked Turnbull: I am not, he said

Turnbull voices dissent against Abbott

Conviction politicians are hard to find in Australia these days.

Ten years ago, the then Liberal Party federal director, Lynton Crosby, said his research turned up two genuine conviction politicians - John Howard and Bob Brown.

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The Muammar Gaddafi story

Montage of Col Gaddafi

How can you adequately describe someone like Muammar Gaddafi? During a period that has spanned six decades,

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Why do people set themselves on fire?

File photograph from January
Self-immolation is a rare form of political protest, but in the past few days a number of incidents of men setting themselves alight have been reported in North African countries - Algeria, Egypt and Mauritania.

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