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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.


On Thursday's edition of The World Today: New South Wales Premier Mike Baird announces his resignation, saying he wants to spend more time with his family; US President Barack Obama reflects on his legacy as he gives his final media conference; and the nation's favourite spread 'Vegemite' back in Australian hands again.

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On Tuesday's edition of The World Today: scores dead in Brazil, after a prison riot erupts between rival drug gangs; and the campaign to introduce mental health education into schools.

On Friday's edition of The World Today: the Red Cross warns that it could take days to evacuate residents from the Syrian city of Aleppo; the Western Australian coroner will today hand down her findings into the death of a 22-year-old Aboriginal woman in police custody two years ago; and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is accused of hypocrisy...

On Thursday's edition of The World Today: once a powerful New South Wales politician, Eddie Obeid is sentenced to five years in jail for misconduct in public office; and untouched for two billion years, what can the world's oldest water reveal to scientists?