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SBS World News is the news service of the Special Broadcasting Service in Australia. Its flagship nightly bulletin is broadcast at 6.30pm on SBS with additional weeknight 'late' bulletins from 10.30pm on SBS.

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Catch up: SBS World News (27 October 2020)

Did you miss the latest SBS World News bulletin? You can catch up on all the major national and international news stories of the day right here.
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A new program is helping young people with special needs to play basketball

In just a few months, Melbourne’s HoopNow has signed up more than 35 families and five special needs schools. Its co-founder tells SBS News there’s more to the project than learning to play sport.
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Watch: SBS World News live

You can watch a full wrap of today's major national and international news stories right here at 6.30pm (AEST).
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Video Home Affairs didn't want you to see leads to calls for immigration detention inquiry

Exclusive: In a video obtained by SBS News, a Christmas Island detainee's head appears to be pushed down on to a concrete floor by a guard with so much force that his tooth is knocked loose.
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Four to a bed and escorted by guards: Biloela family describes tough year on Christmas Island

Tamil asylum seeker Priya Murugappan - who along with her husband and two children is facing deportation from Australia - tells SBS News what life has been like away from her Queensland community.
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How well would you do on Australia's English language test for migrants?

As the Australian government plans to add an English language requirement to Australian partner visa applications, SBS News explores what the test might actually entail with some example questions.
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SBS World News bulletin: live stream

For the latest updates and analysis of national and international news, tune into the SBS World News bulletin.
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The music of Western Australia's refugees and migrants is being championed

Social enterprise World Music Café celebrates the musical talents of refugees and migrants in Western Australia. Here, SBS News meets some of its participants.
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The Australian community translators fighting coronavirus one word at a time

Bilingual and multilingual Australians have never worked harder, after stepping up to become translators, interpreters and more during the pandemic. On International Translation Day, SBS News meets..
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New Harmony Alliance chair Nyadol Nyuon on Australia's African communities being heard

Exclusive: Melbourne lawyer, human rights advocate and former refugee Nyadol Nyuon has been appointed the new chair of Australia’s migrant and refugee women’s coalition, Harmony Alliance. Here, she..
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'They're fighting back': Nyadol Nyuon on why Australia's African communities need to be heard

Exclusive: Melbourne lawyer, human rights advocate and former refugee Nyadol Nyuon has been appointed the new chair of Australia’s migrant and refugee women’s coalition, Harmony Alliance. Here, she..
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This Australian truck driving couple know all about loneliness. This is their advice

The coronavirus pandemic and resulting lockdowns have only exacerbated feelings of loneliness and isolation for many people around the world. In the second of a three-part series on managing mental..
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The first Indigenous winner in the Archibald Prize's 99-year history has been announced

Wongutha-Yamatji man Meyne Wyatt has been awarded the 2020 Archibald Packing Room Prize for his self-portrait. He tells SBS News he hopes the historic win will open the door for other Indigenous..
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Fears for immigration detainees as new figures reveal hundreds of self-harm incidents in 2020

Data obtained by SBS News has revealed an increase in self-harm incidents inside several detention facilities during the coronavirus crisis.
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Iranian PhD scholarship recipients granted Australian student visas after waiting on average a year for response

Hundreds of Iran's brightest minds have been waiting for more than a year to take up their university scholarships in Australia but after enquiries from SBS News, many have now been granted their..
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Death is part of the job for this Melbourne palliative care nurse. But coronavirus has been tough

In the first of a three-part series on managing mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic, SBS News explores how to deal with grief and its many forms.
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Exclusive: Australia's first IS bride Zehra Duman and her children have fled to Turkey

The Melbourne-born woman - who had her Australian citizenship revoked for joining the terrorist organisation - has left the Al-Hol refugee camp in north-east Syria with her two young children, SBS News..
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Bern fled Nazi Germany for Britain as a child, only to be deported on a ship to Australia

This week marks 80 years since the HMT Dunera arrived in Melbourne after a gruelling voyage that Britain later declared a terrible mistake. Here, SBS News speaks to one of the last surviving..
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Reg Saunders was the first Aboriginal officer in the army. His legacy still matters today

As 2 September marks 75 years since the end of World War II, the family of Reginald Saunders tell SBS News why he's a hero to all.
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Despite travel bans, fruit pickers from the Pacific will arrive in the NT this month

Australian farmers have been given the green light to recruit seasonal workers from the Pacific and Timor Leste. It's a relief for workers and farmers, they tell SBS News.
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Two-year-old girl and mother released after years in Australian immigration detention

Exclusive: Huyen Thu Thi Tran and her daughter Isabella - who has spent her entire life in a detention centre - have been released after Ms Tran was granted a bridging visa. It's an emotional day, Ms..
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