World leaders and tens of thousands of mourners are gathering in Soweto to remember the life of Nelson Mandela.
A Johannesburg stadium is expected to be filled with dignitaries from across the world.
Today the Coalition asked childcare workers to hand back $62.5 million dollars allocated by the Labor government for a wage increase.
The Labor government promised the funds earlier this year, but the Coalition wants to use the money for training and professional development.
One in two Australians in juvenile detention are Indigenous, which means Indigenous youths are 31 times more likely to be locked up than their non-Indigenous counterparts.
It's a gap that's widening, according to a report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
While overall rates of youth incarceration have gone down, indigenous children are still being detained at the same rate they were four years ago.
According to an Aboriginal legal service expert, more children’s court magistrates and diversionary programs are badly needed in remote and regional communities in order to close the gap.
Tension is on the rise in Ukraine as protesters are being cleared off from the centre of the capital, Kiev.
The protest movement, that’s become known as Euromaidan, has been on rise since late November when the Ukrainian government postponed the signing of a free trade agreement with the European Union.
Ukraine is at a crossroads in its economic development where it has to choose between tightening economic connections with either Russia or the EU.
Ukrainians demanding Europe-oriented transformation, occupied the central square of Kiev which resulted in the clashes with the police, and yesterday, the toppling of a Lenin statue.
Now, with the riot police deployed to clear protesters from the square, tensions are coming to a head.
A 25-year-old Queensland woman was recently at the center of controversy because of her eating habits. Lorni Jane is 26 weeks pregnant with her first child and she’s adopted a highly restrictive vegan diet, reportedly eating 10 bananas for breakfast, 5 mangoes for lunch and a salad for dinner.
Since the report, many have raised serious concerns regarding the health of her unborn child, with some claiming she was starving her baby of necessary nutrients.
This young woman’s story has sparked a broader debate on whether a vegan diet is harmful for a pregnant woman and most importantly for an unborn baby.