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Bill Clinton pays tribute to MH17 victims at AIDS 2014 conference in Melbourne

Daniel Flitton Bill Clinton was to speak on a global curse, but aimed instead to soothe a different kind of violence.

Selective high schools: record number compete for places

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Alexandra Smith, Rachel Browne A record number of NSW children sat for the selective schools placement test on Thursday: 13,930 children are in contention for 4188 spots.

Childcare surge but city places hard to find

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Rachel Browne Families in parts of Sydney and Melbourne are still struggling to find childcare vacancies despite a surge in new providers and a record number of children in centres.

Knife edge

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Rory Callinan On the surface it's one of Australia's more bizarre suicides. But the family of the victim believes in a more sinister truth.

Government to boost in-home childcare places

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Rachel Wells The Gillard government has announced it will increase the number of subsidised in-home childcare places by 17 per cent, but says providing rebates for nannies is a long way off.

Australian Islamic extremist Robert 'Musa' Cerantonio deported from Philippines

Musa Cerantonio after his arrest in Cebu.

Deborah Gough Outspoken extremist preacher Robert ‘‘Musa’’ Cerantonio has walked free after landing at Melbourne Airport and spending hours with police and customs officials.

'This is supposed to be one of the safest places for children'

Claudia (pink) Reid play in Whites Creek valley park, Annandale on the artificial turf surface on Saturday 21st January 2012.

Natalie O'Brien Sultan Aytacli is suddenly worried. ''My girls have been playing on artificial turf all their lives,'' says the mother of Suki, 9, and Claudia, 5. ''But we will be avoiding them now.''

Ng's defiance places China on defensive

Chief defence lawyer Chen Youxi with Mr Ng's wife, Niki.

John Garnaut In Guangzhou LATE on Thursday night Matthew Ng dropped his head to his hands and sobbed uncontrollably as defence lawyer Chen Youxi's closing submission reached its climax.

Up to $2.6m demanded for nursing home places

Mark Metherell AGED-CARE residents are paying bonds of more than $2 million to ensure places in sought-after nursing homes - relinquishing tens of thousands of dollars a year more than the amount needed to cover...

She worked in high places, but video kills cleaner's compo claim

Kate McClymont Maria Goritsas's employers were horrified when she told them her tale of woe - that she had been falsely accused of shoplifting, held against her will and brutally manhandled by a Best & Less shop...

Star City places $760m bet on its future

The gambling hub is turning itself inside out, writes David Humphries.

Freedom Ride II a bit hurtful in places

Freedom Ride II a bit hurtful in places

Setting out to recreate Charles Perkins' legendary Freedom Ride, the group was full of hope.

One MP really going places

Opposition fires at PM over Slipper scandal (Thumbnail)

Bianca Hall, Dan Harrison Embattled Speaker Peter Slipper regularly spent more than $300 on limousine rides between his Sunshine Coast home and Brisbane airport, once making the trip three times in a single day, documents...

Doors opened in Israel for Labor minister 'going places'

Chris Johnson Cabinet minister Bill Shorten secured an audience with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem because the Israelis were convinced he could one day be Australia's leader.

Journey of MH17's victims: A road full of darkness, a train trip full of delays

Chief Correspondent In Kharkiv Paul McGeough Finally, they are coming home - the bodies of the 37 Australian citizens and residents among the 298 victims of the MH17 air disaster are to be airlifted from Kharkiv, where they arrived from...

Melbourne AIDS summit holds vigil

People gathered at Federation Square in Melbourne.

Hundreds of people have attended a candlelight vigil in Melbourne to remember the delegates of the AIDS conference who were killed in the MH17 tragedy, as well as those who have lost their lives to...

Humane drug policies 'crucial to containing HIV'

Jude Byrne says HIV had a silver lining, allowing drug users to connect with health services, such as methadone programs.

Bridie Smith The global war on drugs has failed and a more humane approach must be taken to contain the spread of HIV, a top envoy told the 20th international AIDS conference on Tuesday.

Scott Morrison backflips and grants visa to boy who arrived by boat

Immigration Minister Scott Morrison

Michael Gordon Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has granted a permanent visa to a refugee who arrived by boat, despite fighting the boy's case in the High Court and signalling he would not be swayed when the...

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Australian jihadist arrested in Lebanon

Lebanese Australian cleric Hussam Sabbagh.

David Wroe A prominent Australian jihadist who reportedly commanded 300 militiamen and orchestrated clashes in Syria has been arrested in neighbouring Lebanon.