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Foreign-language migrants know Aussie slang as well as Australian-born citizens, study finds

Foreign-language migrants know Aussie slang as well as Australian-born citizens, study finds

New linguistic research has found foreign-language migrants possess an extraordinary ability to identify Aussie slang, despite being new to it.

  • by Max Koslowski

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More than 100 migrants missing after dinghy sinks in Mediterranean
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More than 100 migrants missing after dinghy sinks in Mediterranean

The three survivors of the boat that was launched from Libya were plucked to safety by an Italian navy helicopter.

  • by Frances D'Emilio
'We must put down our armour': Trump offers plan to end shutdown
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'We must put down our armour': Trump offers plan to end shutdown

US President Donald Trump struck an unusually conciliatory tone in his White House address but earned a frosty reception from leading Democrats.

  • by Matthew Knott
Rallies for Queensland Tamil family held around Australia

Rallies for Queensland Tamil family held around Australia

The Home to Bilo campaign protested outside Home Affairs Minister Petter Dutton's electorate office in Brisbane, as well as in Gladstone, Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra.

  • by Natalie Bochenski
Want to be Danish? You'd better be comfortable shaking hands

Want to be Danish? You'd better be comfortable shaking hands

A new law that makes a handshake the final step in the naturalisation process is not pleasing everyone.

  • by Emil Gjerding Nielson
Food stamps and free craft beer: How the shutdown is hitting the US
Immigration

Food stamps and free craft beer: How the shutdown is hitting the US

A month into the federal government shutdown, the economic consequences are starting to bite. But Donald Trump has yet to find an exit strategy.

  • by Matthew Knott
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First part of new US-bound migrant caravan crosses from Honduras into Guatemala
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First part of new US-bound migrant caravan crosses from Honduras into Guatemala

About 200 Hondurans presented documents in the morning to pass through the Agua Caliente border crossing separating the two Central American nations.

  • by Jorge Cabrera
Caravan departs Honduras as Mexico prepares to close migrant shelter
Immigration

Caravan departs Honduras as Mexico prepares to close migrant shelter

As another caravan leaves Honduras, the closure of Tijuana's migrant shelter El Barretal signals a somewhat bittersweet end to the Caravana Migrante 2018.

Trump declares there is 'no substitute' for a wall, shutdown drags on
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Trump declares there is 'no substitute' for a wall, shutdown drags on

A raft of new polls show most Americans oppose a border wall and blame Trump and his Republican colleagues, rather than Democrats, for the government shutdown.

  • by Matthew Knott
Australians do not want any more migrants: ANU poll
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Australians do not want any more migrants: ANU poll

Australians say the country is full, worried about house prices and city traffic.

  • by Shane Wright
Daniel Petre on the genius of Bill Gates, and Australia's tech policy 'madness'
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Daniel Petre on the genius of Bill Gates, and Australia's tech policy 'madness'

Legendary venture capitalist is worried that the hard fought gains Australia's tech sector has made could easily be squandered.

  • by John McDuling