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Environment

Human smuggling shipwreck in Australia

At least 27 refugees have died this morning, after a human smuggling boat headed for Australia with reported Iraqi and Iranian families hit rocks and sank in heavy seas off Christmas Island.Joining us for more on the story is Nick Bryant from the BBC.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

Researchers are developing a robot that they hope will one day provide home care for the elderly. They've enlisted the help of a Sydney performance artist to make the robot seem more human. Correspondent Phil Mercer has the story.

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