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Members of the public hold candles to mourn the victims of HIV/AIDS and the victims of flight MH17 during a candlelight vigil at Federation Square in Melbourne, Australia

Delegates at International Aids Conference vow to honour MH17 victims

The 20th International Aids Conference was supposed to open with good news.

A macaque monkey, similar to Livvie, plays in China.

Monkey who escaped from Australian Lennon Bros circus returned to owners

Livvie was believed to have roamed the park where the circus was based before she returned home

Australian officials have warned Ukraine and pro-Russia separatists against using the bodies of victims as 'pawns'

Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Australia warns Ukraine and pro-Russia militants against using bodies as 'pawns'

Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop insisted that the victims' bodies return back to their countries and families as soon as possible

The premium on Black Angus bulls may be reduced if GM ban is lifted

Beef farmers fear lifting of Tasmania's ban on genetically modified animal feed

The Australian state's poppy producers are lobbying for the moratorium to be lifted
Professors David Cooper, Praphan Phanuphak and Joep Lange, the co-directors of HIVNAT, a joint research centre in Bangkok

MH17 Malaysia Airlines crash: Tributes paid to world-renowned AIDS researcher on board stricken plane

Professor Lange, 59, was a clinical researcher from the Netherlands specialising in HIV therapies

Tony Abbott’s government has scrapped carbon pricing

Australia scraps carbon tax: Tony Abbott makes his country a ‘global pariah’ after legislation is passed by Senate

The irony is that the policy was working, with a study linking it to a 0.8 per cent drop in emissions in 2013

Experts said this great white shark most likely died from choking on a large sea lion that was found stuck in its throat

Shark chokes to death on sea lion in video footage captured by stunned beachgoers

After the animal beached itself, experts found ‘a large Australian sea lion stuck inside its throat’

Rupert Murdoch has said climate change should be treated with scepticism

Rupert Murdoch: Tony Abbott is an admirable man and Australia shouldn't build windmills and all that rubbish

In a candid interview the News Corp owner also said that the welfare state in Europe was "overdone"

Ian Thorpe gay: Olympic swimmer comes out in Parkinson interview

The interview has received heavy and sometimes unusual from Australia's Channel TEN, but many commentators say Thorpe's sexuality is unimportant

Rolf Harris arrives at Southwark Crown Court, London, before the veteran entertainer was sentenced for a string of indecent assaults

Rolf Harris: New Zealand woman makes formal complaint against jailed entertainer

Lee Howden said she had come forward  because she felt for the young victims of Harris

Judge Garry Neilson pictured in 2003

'Incest is no longer a taboo,' says Australian judge Garry Neilson

The District Court Jude said incest was only illegal 'to prevent chromosomal abnormalities'

Peta said sheep are deprived of food and water, sometimes overnight, in part so that they'll put up less resistance when shearers handle them roughly

US and Australian wool industries exposed in shocking undercover footage captured by animal rights groups

Peta said its videos showed abuses – including twisting the necks of sheep until they snapped – were widespread throughout the industry

A beached whale is aided by Seaworld professionals on the Gold Coast, Australia

Humpback whale stranded on Gold Coast beach back in wild after two-day mission to save it succeeds

Rescuers from Seaworld who battled to save the stricken mammal said they are "optimistic" the young male mammal will survive

Bob Carr as Australia's Foreign Minister in 2013.

Sri Lankan asylum seeker mistreatment claims are 'urban myth', says former Australian foreign minister

Many of the 41 returned refugees have been bailed in Sri Lanka

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Accused rapists would have to prove consent in law reversal proposed by New Zealand politicians

The Labour Party wants to reverse the burden of proof

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Workers in Seattle are paid 100 times as much as workers in Bangladesh
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Cracks start to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc
Eugene de Kock: Apartheid’s sadistic killer that his country cannot forgive

Apartheid’s sadistic killer that his country cannot forgive

The debate rages in South Africa over whether Eugene de Kock should ever be released from jail
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If sitting is bad for your health, what happens when you stay on your feet for a whole month?
Commonwealth Games 2014: Dai Greene prays for chance to rebuild after injury agony

Greene prays for chance to rebuild after injury agony

Welsh hurdler was World, European and Commonwealth champion, but then the injuries crept in
Israel-Gaza conflict: Secret report helps Israelis to hide facts

Patrick Cockburn: Secret report helps Israel to hide facts

The slickness of Israel's spokesmen is rooted in directions set down by pollster Frank Luntz
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The man who dared to go on holiday

New York's mayor has taken a vacation - in a nation that has still to enforce paid leave, it caused quite a stir, reports Rupert Cornwell
Best comedians: How the professionals go about their funny business, from Sarah Millican to Marcus Brigstocke

Best comedians: How the professionals go about their funny business

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The Guest List 2014: Forget the Man Booker longlist, Literary Editor Katy Guest offers her alternative picks

The Guest List 2014

Forget the Man Booker longlist, Literary Editor Katy Guest offers her alternative picks
Jokes on Hollywood: 'With comedy film audiences shrinking, it’s time to move on'

Jokes on Hollywood

With comedy film audiences shrinking, it’s time to move on
It's the best of British art... but not all is on display

It's the best of British art... but not all is on display

Voted for by the British public, the artworks on Art Everywhere posters may be the only place where they can be seen
Critic claims 'I was the inspiration for Blanche DuBois'

Critic claims 'I was the inspiration for Blanche DuBois'

Blanche Marvin reveals how Tennessee Williams used her name and an off-the-cuff remark to create an iconic character
Sometimes it's hard to be a literary novelist

Sometimes it's hard to be a literary novelist

Websites offering your ebooks for nothing is only the latest disrespect the modern writer is subjected to, says DJ Taylor
Edinburgh Fringe 2014: The comedy highlights, from Bridget Christie to Jack Dee

Edinburgh Fringe 2014

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Dame Jenny Abramsky: 'We have to rethink. If not, museums and parks will close'

Dame Jenny Abramsky: 'We have to rethink. If not, museums and parks will close'

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