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Sunday, May 24, 2015

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Union call for royal commission into WA mine site deaths 'desperate'

A union call for a royal commission into mine site fatalities in Western Australia is labelled "opportunistic" and "desperate" by Commerce Minister Michael Mischin.

Australia offers $35m extra to Vanuatu for cyclone recovery

The Australian Government commits an extra $35 million of aid to help with the cyclone recovery effort in Vanuatu.

German grandmother gives birth to quadruplets

A 65-year-old German woman who already has 13 children gives birth to quadruplets after undergoing an artificial insemination procedure in Ukraine, local media reports.

Watch the top five Eurovision performances

Watch the top five performances from Eurovision 2015 in Vienna, including Guy Sebastian, who performed on behalf of Australia as a wildcard entry this year.

Shotguns, ammo found in car after reports of gunfire in ACT bushland

Police arrest two men and seize a pile of guns and ammunition, following reports of gunfire in bushland in Canberra's south.

SA Government receives 30 registrations of interest in Repat Hospital site

Up to 30 health, aged care and community organisations register their interest in occupying the Repatriation General Hospital site at Daw Park in Adelaide once services have been moved, the State Government says.

Greg Inglis confirmed for Origin I

Queensland coach Mal Meninga has confirmed Greg Inglis will play Wednesday night's State of Origin opener in Sydney after the recovering centre emerged from quarantine.

Monsanto targeted in worldwide protests

Thousands of people have taken to the streets worldwide to protest against the American biotechnology giant Monsanto and its genetically modified crops and pesticides.

Separatist commander killed in Ukraine car attack: rebel authorities

A separatist commander in eastern Ukraine is killed along with several other fighters after their car comes under attack, rebel authorities announce.

International veterinarians saving animals injured in Nepal's earthquakes

A team of international veterinarians in Nepal is working to save valuable animals injured in the devastating earthquakes.