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The World Today is a comprehensive current affairs program which backgrounds, analyses, interprets and encourages debate on events and issues of interest and importance to all Australians.

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On Friday's edition of The World Today: New laws to be introduced into Parliament will compel social media companies to help security agencies access encrypted messages; China extends the reach of its military, establishing a naval base in Africa; and how to ditch the sick-day trip to the doctor's office: we look at the growth of online medicos....

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On Friday's edition of The World Today: The Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says the G20 summit will focus on ways to 'defend the collective security' of the nations gathered in Germany in the face of terrorism and other threats to global peace; there are growing fears about the long-term implications of the ongoing Cricket pay dispute, and a...

On Tuesday's edition of The World Today: Concerns about the safety of government data with Medicare numbers for sale on the Dark Web; A looming deadline for Qatar to respond to demands from its Gulf neighbours; And women who say they suffered painful complications as a result of vaginal medical implants, have their day in court.

On Tuesday's edition of The World Today: Bitter internal fights causing political heartburn for both the federal Coalition and the Greens; In Britain, the scandal surrounding the Grenfell Tower inferno continues to grow; And the extraordinary fossil discovery in outback Queensland of the largest animal that ever lived, along with the contents of...