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Aussie IS doctor revealed

Patrick Hatch 6:44 PM   An Australian doctor who appears in an Islamic State propaganda video has been identified.

Anzac Day events across Australia run smoothly despite terror threat

The crowd at the eternal flame during the Anzac Day dawn service at the Shrine of Remembrance.

Lucy Cormack 5:42 PM   Anzac day commemorations across Australia attracted record numbers with no security issues, despite concerns in the wake of last week's terror raids.

Solemness echoes in the silence

It had been a long wait in the cold dark for the dawn service at the Anzac commemorative site.

Tony Wright, Anzac Cove 5:18 PM   A crowd of 10,500 gathered at Gallipoli for a moving dawn service punctuated by silence.

Grassroots Anzac service draws hundreds

Poppies are seen prior to the ANZAC Day service at Port Melbourne.

Bridie Smith 4:53 PM   Enhanced with a red poppy, the small white crosses stood to attention in the wet grass beside the bicycle track. On each one, a soldier's name had been written in black ink.

Echo from a far coast as fallen remembered in London

The Anzac dawn service in London at Wellington Arch.

Nick Miller 4:32 PM   As two minutes' silence descended on Hyde Park Corner, the usually-roaring hub of the old Empire preternaturally quiet, a seagull squawked mournfully overhead.

Large crowds turn out for Anzac Day National Ceremony

The riderless horse marches past Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove at the Anzac Day National Ceremony.

Matthew Raggatt 4:29 PM   Large crowds have lined the Australian War Memorial grounds ahead of the national ceremony and veterans' marches. 

The fallen were with us again at Anzac Cove

A bagpiper from the Australian army salutes during the dawn ceremony at Anzac Cove on Saturday.

Peter FitzSimons 4:06 PM   The Remembrance ceremony at Anzac Cove was a haunting, moving event that invited those present to truly reflect on what happened there 100 years ago.

Dawn service interrupted by nightclub music

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Pallavi Singhal 3:25 PM   The Anzac Day dawn service at Martin Place was interrupted "at least five times", including during the minute silence, by music coming from George Street nightclub Ivy, a number of attendees at the service say.

Robert Winther, keeper of the flame at our hospital for returned soldiers

Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital veteran liaison Robert Winther.

Konrad Marshall 3:00 PM   Dreame, doer, fundraiser and fixer, his dedication to the cause is exceptional.

Camp Gallipoli goes ahead with sunshine at back-up venue

Lieutenant Colonel Paul Le Large (retired) with his daughter Tara at Camp Gallipoli.

Lucy Cormack 2:28 PM   It was a sea of swags, beanies and soggy ugg boots, as attendees of Camp Gallipoli woke to a moving Dawn Service in Sydney's Moore Park on Saturday morning.

Shark attack: Surfer in critical condition

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2:06 PM   Surfer flown to city hospital in a critical condition

Anzac 100: Rain doesn't stop crowds at Melbourne's Anzac dawn service

Young and old attended the dawn service at Melbourne's Shrine.

Konrad Marshall 12:11 PM   More than 80,000 have braved wet and cold conditions to attend the dawn service at the Shrine of Remembrance to commemorate the centenary of the Gallipoli landing.

Anzac Day centenary: thousands march through Sydney

Crowds line Martin Place at the start of the Anzac Day march.

Damien Murphy 11:41 AM   They stood eight-deep in parts of George Street as some 22,000 veterans, servicemen and women and their families marched from Martin Place to Hyde Park on the Anzac Day centenary.

Record 30,000 turn out for Sydney Anzac Day dawn service

The Anzac Day dawn service in Sydney's Martin Place.

Damien Murphy 10:51 AM   A record 30,000 crowd gathered in Sydney's darkened CBD for the Anzac Day dawn service as organisers remembered it as the largest gathering since the days after World War II.

Veterans open up on the struggles of life post-service

Veterans Peter Mullaly and Lee Sarich have spoken of the effects of military service.

Fergus Hunter 10:35 AM   Peter Mullaly, 28, describes himself as the "classic example of a younger generation of veterans", struggling with the potentially debilitating effects of military service.

Australians at Anzac Cove remember loved ones haunted by Gallipoli

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Ruth Pollard 10:29 AM   Thousands of visitors are streaming into Anzac Cove to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the allied invasion of the Gallipoli Peninsula in which so many young men lost their lives.

Estimated 120,000 brave cold on the centenary of Gallipoli

Tens of thousands stand in silence at the Dawn Service in Canberra

Ben Westcott 8:57 AM   More than 100,000 people stood in silence at Anzac Parade in the dark, for the Canberra Dawn Service.

Sombre Anzac Day ceremony amid commercialisation controversy at Camp Gallipoli

Camp Gallipoli at the Showgrounds.

Liam Mannix 7:51 AM   At 6.25, just as the wreath to remember the fallen was laid at Camp Gallipoli: first birdsong.

Anzac 100: What stunned me most about the Gallipoli story

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Peter FitzSimons 6:57 AM   With the help of five researchers, variously in London, Istanbul, Auckland, Sydney and Canberra, the Herald's Peter FitzSimons trawled diaries, letters and cables in archives around the world, to try to get to the heart of the Gallipoli story. This is the single thing that stunned him most . . .

Anzac 100: The faces of the men who fought at Gallipoli

Family photographs of WWI soldiers who fought at Gallipoli.

Ruth Pollard 6:40 AM   The rocky shores of the Gallipoli peninsula mark the final resting place for some of these men, their haunting portraits returned for just a moment to the cove where so many met their fate.

UK boy, 14, charged after allegedly encouraging beheading of Australian on Anzac Day

The Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne in the lead up to Anzac Day.

Nick Miller 1:53 AM   A British teenager has been charged with inciting terrorism after allegedly encouraging another person to behead an Australian.

Anzac 100: The little beach that will forever live in Australia's heart

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Tony Wright 1:29 AM   It was always a small place, this bit of a beach that has captured imaginations on the other side of the world for a century, and it has become ever more diminutive as the years have crept on.

Students honour World War I Light Horse troopers on nine-day horse ride

Stanley Kenny, 14, on his paint pony Allan, in the uniform of the Australian Light Horse, at the outskirts of Alice Springs before he rides into the centre of Australia as part of the 100th anniversary commemorations of the landing at Anzac Cove.

Lucy Cormack 1:29 AM   Everything a World War One light horse trooper needed to survive was carried by him and his horse, a lesson literally learnt by more than 25 indigenous students in the Northern Territory this week.

Anzac 100: Bugler playing at Gallipoli

Bugler for Anzac Day's Dawn Service Andrew Barnett at the commemorative site.

Daisy Dumas 1:27 AM   It is the haunting sound of distant theatres of war and solemnly bowed heads; a tune of loss, of remembrance and of hope.

Why suicide prevention is everybody's responsibility

Mental illness still carries significant stigma in many workplaces, BeyondBlue has warned.

Amy Corderoy 12:16 AM   Everyone agrees we need to do more to care for people at risk from suicide, the problem is what.

Innovative mental health program falling victim to funding freeze

People with debilitating disorders such as bipolar, schizophrenia, major depression and post-traumatic stress disorder will be affected if the program closes.

Amy Corderoy 12:15 AM   A mental health program described as 'one of the most innovative services ever funded' by the federal government is under threat after years of funding freezes.

Premier Palaszczuk brings back nice

Is nice enough?: Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.

12:15 AM   Readers' letters.

Bali nine prisoner left 'speechless' over imminent executions

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Jewel Topsfield, Tom Allard 12:09 AM   One of the Bali nine sentenced to life imprisonment over the foiled attempt to smuggle heroin into Australia says he is "speechless" about the imminent deaths of co-conspirators Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran.