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AC/DC co-founder Malcolm Young dies aged 64

Eddie Van Halen and Ozzy Osbourne among many rock icons paying tribute to Young, who developed dementia about 10 years ago The driving force behind rock band AC/DC, Malcolm Young, has died, aged 64. Young devised many of the bands best-known guitar riffs, marking out tracks such as Back in Black, Highway to Hell and

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Australia says yes to same-sex marriage in historic postal survey

Marriage equality could be legal by Christmas after 61.6% of participants in the voluntary survey approve a change to the law Australia has taken a decisive step towards legislating marriage equality by Christmas after 61.6% of voters in an unprecedented national postal survey approved a change to the law to allow couples of the same

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Marriage equality: UN criticises Australia for refusing same-sex divorce

United Nations says Australian laws stopping same-sex couples who marry legally overseas from getting divorced violates human rights Australian laws stopping same-sex couples who married overseas from getting divorced violate international human rights obligations, the United Nations has found. The UN human rights committee (UNHRC) ruled an Australian woman, Dr Fiona Kumari Campbell, has been

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MH370 search maps shed light on remote depths of Indian Ocean

Australian team failed to find missing Malaysia Airlines plane but images show ocean floors mountains, rift valleys and shipwrecks in unprecedented detail Detailed ocean-floor maps made during the one of the worlds greatest aviation mysteries. However, information gathered during painstaking surveys of some 120,000 sq km (46,000 sq miles) of the remote waters west of