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MH370 search latest: Wreckage from missing Malaysia Airlines jet 'most likely to wash up on Indonesian coast'

Officials say they continue to receive reports of debris in Australia – but that a drift west is much more likely

Australian café owner sparks debate after saying 'No' to having unruly children on premises

Owner Jodie Morris claims business is the busiest it’s ever been since her controversial comments

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

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University professor suspended over sending 'vile' and racist emails

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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

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How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?

A crime that reveals London's dark heart

How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?
Meet 'Porridge' and 'Vampire': Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker

Lost in translation: Western monikers

Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
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Handy hacks that make life easier

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KidZania lets children try their hands at being a firefighter, doctor or factory worker for the day

KidZania: It's a small world

The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker
Renée Zellweger's real crime has been to age in an industry that prizes women's youth over humanity

'Renée Zellweger's real crime was to age'

The actress's altered appearance raised eyebrows at Elle's Women in Hollywood awards on Monday
From Cinderella to The Jungle Book, Disney plans live-action remakes of animated classics

Disney plans live-action remakes of animated classics

From Cinderella to The Jungle Book, Patrick Grafton-Green wonders if they can ever recapture the old magic
Thousands of teenagers to visit battlefields of the First World War in new Government scheme

Pupils to visit First World War battlefields

A new Government scheme aims to bring the the horrors of the conflict to life over the next five years
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Make the most of your mobile: 10 best smartphone accessories

Try these add-ons for everything from secret charging to making sure you never lose your keys again
Mario Balotelli substituted at half-time against Real Madrid: Was this shirt swapping the real reason?

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Mario Balotelli substituted at half-time. Was shirt swapping the real reason?
West Indies tour of India: Hurricane set to sweep Windies into the shadows

Hurricane set to sweep Windies into the shadows

Decision to pull out of India tour leaves the WICB fighting for its existence with an off-field storm building
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
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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?