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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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Climate change: Data shows 2016 likely to be warmest year yet

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Temperature data for 2016 shows it is likely to have edged ahead of 2015 as the world's warmest year.

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Bureau of Meteorology officially declares a major El Nino; predicts drier, hotter conditions

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The Bureau of Meteorology has officially declared a major El Nino event, which is likely to lead to prolonged drier, hotter conditions across much of eastern Australia.

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Warming threat to emperor penguins

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Climate change is likely to cut Antarctica's 600,000-strong emperor penguin population by at least a fifth by 2100, a study suggests.

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Japan accepts court ban on Antarctic whaling

The UN's International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ruled that Japan must temporarily halt its whaling programme in the Antarctic.

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Air pollution killing seven million a year

Woman wears mask in severe air pollution in Beijing

The World Health Organisation says an estimated seven million people died as a result of air pollution in 2012.

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Coral reef off Pilbara coast in Western Australia decimated by marine heatwave, scientists say

Coral bleaching off Pilbara coast due to heatwave

Ancient coral off Western Australia's Pilbara coast has been decimated and bleached by marine heatwaves, scientists say.

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