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High Court rules sperm donor is a father

A NSW sperm donor has been deemed by the High Court to be the legal father of a girl, preventing her moving to New Zealand with her mother without his consent.

Aust first peoples migration was planned

The first arrival of Indigenous Australians to the continent more than 50,000 years ago was deliberately planned using complex technologies as they migrated in large groups, a scientific study has revealed.

Brain device gets medical research funding

A brain device that can help restore people's eyesight will be further researched to discover other ways it could change lives, with the federal government stumping up more than $900,000 for the project.

Families to learn names of MH17 suspects

Bereaved families will soon learn the names of those believed responsible for the downing of MH17 and the deaths of all 298 people aboard, including 38 Australians.

Four shot, two arrested at Raptors parade

Four people were injured in a shooting at a rally celebrating the Toronto Raptors' first NBA championship on Monday, resulting in a stampede as fans fled the scene less than a block from where the players and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau were on stage.

World population to be 9.7 billion by 2050

The world's population is getting older and growing at a slower pace but is still expected to increase from 7.7 billion now to 9.7 billion in 2050, according to the United NationsThe UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs' Population Division said in a new report that world population could...