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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

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'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

A Sri Lankan navy boat (L) patrols after Australia transferred 41 would-be asylum seekers whose boat was turned away at the southern port of Galle

Australia must give 72 hours' notice before returning 153 Sri Lankan asylum seekers

Tony Abbott's government has already faced international condemnation for sending back a group of 41 asylum seekers to Sri Lanka

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The hacker's tale: the slide into crime at the 'News of the World'

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We flinch, but there are degrees of paedophilia

Child abusers are not all the same, yet the idea of treating them differently in relation to the severity of their crimes has somehow become controversial
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The truth about conspiracy theories is that some require considering

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Alistair Carmichael: 'The UK as a whole is greater than the sum of its parts'

Meet the man who doesn't want to go down in history as the country's last Scottish Secretary
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Meet the people who play with Lego for a living

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20 best days out for the summer holidays

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All the wood’s a stage

Open-air productions are the cue for better box-office receipts, new audiences, more interesting artistic challenges – and a picnic
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Rupert Cornwell: A Republican with an eye on the world

Rand Paul is laying out his presidential stall by taking on his party's disastrous record on foreign policy
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Self-preservation society

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Generation gap opens a career sinkhole

Britons live ever longer, but still society persists in glorifying youth

We are living longer but considered 'past it' younger, the reshuffle suggests. There may be trouble ahead, says DJ Taylor