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The comments are a welcome boost to Australian prime minister Tony Abbott

G20 countries 'on course' to beat growth targets

Top economies at 2.1 per cent growth

Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) speaks with Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott before the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit earlier this week

G20 summit: Who's there, what will they talk about and will Tony Abbott really shirtfront Putin?

The Australian PM has threatened to attack the Russian Premier. Will he make good on it?

Members of the Germany team celebrate with the World Cup trophy

Germany named best country in the world

US knocked off top spot while UK comes third, according to 'global public opinion' survey

G20 in 20: All you need to know about Brisbane Leaders summit in 20 facts

After months of political hype, the G20 Leaders Summit is upon us this weekend. Here are 20 serious and fun facts to help guide you through the annual meeting of the world's most powerful politicians

The Prime Minister hopes that by relaxing its visa rules Britain will become a more attractive destination

Super-fast visa service to attract rich tourists

Government aims scheme at India, Middle East and China

Man of action: Narendra Modi was elected by a landslide

G20 Summit: David Cameron set for first meeting with new Indian PM Narendra Modi

US President Barack Obama has describing Mr Modi as a 'man of action'

US President Barack Obama shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping

President Obama denies US supported Hong Kong protesters

The US President added that Washington believes citizens should be able to express themselves freely

US President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping have a drink after agreeing a deal on carbon emissions

Secret deal to tackle emissions ushers in new era in the fight against global warming

Obama and Xi toast deal to bring Washington and Beijing in from the cold

Cameron would be prepared for 'new cold war' with Russia if Putin continues on 'current path' with Ukraine

Prime Minister says solution is not one Britain seeks, but he will continue to up pressure on Putin

Apec summit: Obama seeks political salvation in free-trade deal

US President attempts to push pact with fast-growing Asian nations

Edward Snowden’s leaks upset the balance on data sharing

Green Notice: Interpol's paedophile tracking system 'compromised by privacy concerns' following Edward Snowden spying revelations

Suspicions of government 'snooping' mean countries are unwilling to hold and disseminate information on child abusers

One Young World summit 2014: Meet the youngsters networking their way to world peace

Last month in Dublin, some of the planet’s brightest young minds came together to brainstorm conflicts that have plagued us for decades. Are they naive idealists? Or could these leaders-in-waiting deliver a little peace and light?
Displaced people – here in South Sudan with a UN patrol – are ‘traumatised and without assets’

Aid for Sudan's 'forgotten' victims at last

After 12 years of brutal conflict there's hope for the 6.9m people in dire need in Darfur
Antonio Guterres, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

UN: World faces largest refugee crisis in decades

Aid agencies are stretched to breaking point, claims UN refugee commissioner

According to the United Nations, the scourge of statelessness, which leaves some 10m people around the world deprived of a nationality and the basic rights that come with it, should be eradicated within the next decade

UN hopes to end 'scourge of statelessness' within 10 years

As many as 10m people worldwide are stateless

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Abuse - and the hell that came afterwards

Abuse - and the hell that follows

James Rhodes on the extraordinary legal battle to publish his memoir
Why we need a 'tranquility map' of England, according to campaigners

It's oh so quiet!

The case for a 'tranquility map' of England
'Timeless fashion': It may be a paradox, but the industry loves it

'Timeless fashion'

It may be a paradox, but the industry loves it
If the West needs a bridge to the 'moderates' inside Isis, maybe we could have done with Osama bin Laden staying alive after all

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Sun, sex and an anthropological study: One British academic's summer of hell in Magaluf

Sun, sex and an anthropological study

One academic’s summer of hell in Magaluf
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Kathryn Williams explores the works and influences of Sylvia Plath in a new light

Songs from the bell jar

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One man's day in high heels

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Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

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King David Hotel: Palestinians not included

The King David is special to Jerusalem. Nick Kochan checked in and discovered it has some special arrangements, too
More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years

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More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years
Meditation is touted as a cure for mental instability but can it actually be bad for you?

Can meditation be bad for you?

Researching a mass murder, Dr Miguel Farias discovered that, far from bringing inner peace, meditation can leave devotees in pieces
Eurovision 2015: Australians will be cheering on their first-ever entrant this Saturday

Australia's first-ever Eurovision entrant

Australia, a nation of kitsch-worshippers, has always loved the Eurovision Song Contest. Maggie Alderson says it'll fit in fine