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who the suspects are, what they're charged with, and what happens next

Four men – three Russians and one Ukrainian – will be charged in relation to the shooting down of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, which killed all 298 passengers and...

a river does need all its water

Given her new role as federal environment minister, one of Sussan Ley’s comments in an interview with Nine Newspapers was eyebrow-raising, to put it mildly. She said:Sometimes the environment doesn’t...

There are 70 million refugees in the world. Here are 5 solutions to the problem

Little has been done to help the millions of refugees from Myanmar, Venezuela, Syria and other troubled countries find permanent resettlement options.Nyein Chan Naing/EPAThis week, the UN High Commissioner for...

Australians' trust in news media is falling as concern over 'fake news' grows

The report found that Australian news consumers access news less often and have lower interest in it compared to citizens in many other countries.ShutterstockOn today’s episode, we hear from Caroline...

Here's how to make our cities breastfeeding-friendly

The more comfortable women feel about breastfeeding in public, the better for both babies and society.Maxim Krivonos/ShutterstockSeen through the eyes of new mothers, our towns and cities can often seem...

Indies & Idols mixes rock stars with modern Polish composers

Artistic Director Richard Tognetti and members of the orchestra: the rock musicians whose work feature in this concert openly acknowledge the influence of the seemingly inaccessible avant-garde. Julian KingmaReview: Indies...

how is the Sun burning?

A nuclear reaction is under way inside the Sun. Emily Nunell/The Conversation CC-NY-BD, CC BYCurious Kids is a series for children. If you have a question you’d like an expert...

What you need to know about wearable tech radiation exposure

With constant advancements in technology, it can be difficult to keep up-to-date with the latest tech trends. Smartphones, smart watches, and VR are all readily available in shops, with newer...

young women share their stories of homelessness

People between the ages of 25 and 34 are the largest group of woman who find themselves homeless.Oleg Golovnev/ShutterstockIncreasing numbers of women lack a safe and secure place to call...

Buck-passing on apartment building safety leaves residents at risk

Hundreds of residents in a Sydney apartment complex, the 122-unit Mascot Towers, were evacuated last Sunday when cracks began to appear due to a serious structural failure. And it isn’t...

Krokodil, the Russian 'flesh-eating' drug, makes a rare appearance in Australia

The use of Krokodil has fluctuated throughout the 21st Century.From shutterstock.comA young man recently turned up at a rural drug and alcohol service in New South Wales seeking help because...

Myth busted. Boosting super would cost the budget more than it saved on age pensions

Compulsory super takes money out of the government's coffers faster than savings on the pension put it back in.ShutterstockIt is often claimed that Australia’s superannuation system will ease the budgetary...

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