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The ban was introduced after rumours started of a lobby group intending to send someone in full burqa to the parliament building in Canberra

Tony Abbott lifts ‘accidental’ ban on burkas in Australian parliament

Ban was introduced on the basis of a rumour that someone was intending to enter parliament dressed in a full burka

Evie, Mo and Otis Maslin were all killed when flight MH17 was shot down

Malaysian Airlines flight MH17: Parents of three Australian children killed in crash call for an end to 'this pointless war'

Mo, Evie and Otis Maslin all died when the passenger jet was downed in July

Australian teenager gets bitten by shark; remains utterly unfazed

Video: 13-year-old Kirra-Belle Olsson thought it was just one of her mates messing around

University professor suspended over sending 'vile' and racist emails

Professor Spurr is a leading poetry expert at University of Sydney

Dylan Thomas after spider had been removed from his torso

Spider burrowed through tourist's stomach and up into his chest

Dylan Thomas found the spider had burrowed its way through a scar

Australia could send 100 babies to detention centres

Landmark ruling over 11-month-old baby born to asylum seekers sets new precedent for Australia’s migration laws

TV Host Grant Denyer asks a question on the show - viewers were offended when he asked 'what is a woman's job and what is a man's job? ' on Wednesday's show

Family Feud sexism row: Australian gameshow under fire asks contestants 'What is a woman's job?' Answers: 'cooking and cleaning'

An Australian gameshow, Family Feud, implied that a woman’s job was cooking and cleaning

Julia Gillard recalls the 'loneliness' of often being the sole woman at boardroom meetings in her book 'My Story'

Julia Gillard: Australia's first female Prime Minister reveals the 'sexism and misogyny' she faced on her rise to the top

In her new book, the Welsh-born politician addresses the gender debate and tells Kathy Marks about her hopes for a change in attitude

Former Australian PM Julia Gillard featured in WWE meme

The reaction of one Australian newspaper shows a continued lack of respect for their former leader

Australian family adds cat to the sale of their house and increases value by £76,000

A pet is not just for Christmas. It's also a valuable asset to your property

Tony Abbot vows to 'shirtfront' Vladimir Putin over downing of flight MH17

Australia's prime minister promised 'tough conversations' with Putin at G20 summit

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MH370: Malaysia Airlines boss claims missing plane did not crash into the Indian Ocean

Emirates Airlines boss Sir Tim Clarke believes the missing aircraft was under control to the end - a theory counter to prevalent thinking

The video shows a young man in a prolonged racist rant against a train guard

Racist rant against guard on train in Australia condemned by PM Tony Abbott as police charge two teenagers

Warning: Footage contains extensive use of foul and abusive language

Health workers in protective gear carry the body of a woman suspected to have died from Ebola virus, from a house in New Kru Town at the outskirt of Monrovia, Liberia

Ebola outbreak: Tony Abbott says Australia will not 'send health workers into harm's way' to combat the deadly disease in West Africa

The prime minister said Australia was not 'absolutely confident that all the risks are being properly managed' on the ground in the affected region

Disney commemorative coin for the Island of Nieu

Mickey Mouse joins Queen on legal tender coins on Pacific island of Niue

The celebrated cartoon character is to feature on new editions of a dollar coin on the Pacific island of Niue

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Indiana serial killer? Man arrested for murdering teenage prostitute confesses to six other murders - and police fear there could be many more

A new American serial killer?

Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
Fukushima nuclear crisis: Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on - and may never return home

Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on from nuclear disaster
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize
Online petitions: Sign here to change the world

Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?
Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals

'You need me, I don’t need you'

Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals
How to Get Away with Murder: Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama

How to Get Away with Murder

Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama
A cup of tea is every worker's right

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Three hospitals in Leicester have banned their staff from drinking tea and coffee in public areas. Christopher Hirst explains why he thinks that a cuppa is every worker's right
Which animals are nearly extinct?

Which animals are nearly extinct?

Conservationists in Kenya are in mourning after the death of a white northern rhino, which has left the species with a single male. These are the other species on the brink
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Perfect for leaf-kicking: 12 best children's shoes

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Anderlecht vs Arsenal: Gunners' ray of light Aaron Ramsey shines again

Arsenal’s ray of light ready to shine again

Aaron Ramsey’s injury record has prompted a club investigation. For now, the midfielder is just happy to be fit to face Anderlecht in the Champions League
Comment: David Moyes' show of sensitivity thrown back in his face by former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson

Moyes’ show of sensitivity thrown back in his face... by Ferguson

Manchester United legend tramples on successor who resisted criticising his inheritance
Two super-sized ships have cruised into British waters, but how big can these behemoths get?

Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week
British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis with spinal cord treatment

British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
Ranked seventh in world’s best tourist cities - not London, or Edinburgh, but Salisbury

Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2015

UK city beats Vienna, Paris and New York to be ranked seventh in world’s best tourist destinations - but it's not London