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Dame Helen Mirren has never been more popular. The long-time leading lady with a career spanning four decades is known for her class, wit and no-nonsense attitude.

It's been the most painful of weeks as Australians have watched in anguish and anger at the slow recovery of bodies from the crash site of MH-17. And for the families of those onboard, it's still a long and torturous journey, before their loved ones come home.

It began with the kidnap and murder of three Israeli teenagers by Palestinian extremists. Then came the retribution killing of a fifteen year old Palestinian boy by Israeli extremists. Now this most brutal of conflicts has again spiralled into dreadful bloodshed.

60 Minutes reports on the unfolding situation in Ukraine where the bodies of 37 Australians remain unrecovered after Malaysia Airlines flight 17 was shot down.

Gerard Baden-Clay tried to portray himself as 'Mr Middle Class' — a successful small-businessman, proud father and loving and devoted husband. But the real Gerard was the complete opposite.

In the dark heart of Africa lies a place very few people have seen. It's called Virunga. And it's home to one of the last populations of mountain gorillas in the world.

Kylie Minogue has been part of our lives for nearly 30 years. She first burst onto the scene as Charlene in Neighbours, the tough, street-smart girl from Ramsay Street who took the knocks and dished them out.

It is the story of our times: young men with a skin-full, randomly attacking innocent people, with catastrophic consequences. Michael McEwen is the victim of a sickening one punch attack, who's surprised everyone with his will to live.

It could be one of the greatest medical breakthroughs of the 21st century - a cure for childhood cancer.

When you think of the biggest waves in the world, it's a fair bet that England's south coast isn't the first thing that comes to mind.

The French Riviera is the summer haven for the richest of the rich. Millionaires and billionaires go there to laze in the sun, drink cocktails and shop.

This story is about an unlikely group of Aussie teenage lads who've formed a band called 5 Seconds of Summer.

On 60 Minutes, the most extraordinary story of kidnap, survival, escape and hiding.

A parent's love knows no bounds, especially when a child is diagnosed with a deadly disease.

Gavrilo Princip fired the deadliest shot in history.

On 60 Minutes, a special investigation into the abduction of two teenage girls 17 years ago. Vanessa Conlan and Jessica Small were only 15 when they were taken from the main street of Bathurst, west of Sydney.

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No - it's a drone. These small, agile flying machines are revolutionising the way we see the world.

He is the extraordinary man who's known as "The Lion Whisperer". Kevin Richardson's bond with Africa's dominant predator is as astonishing as it is touching.

In the pantheon of Rock 'n' Roll, few bands have soared as high as The Eagles.

It's the sort of news no parent can imagine being told - that your child has a rare tumor the size of a football in their abdomen. But that's exactly what's been growing inside 11 year old Rory Williams.

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