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In most of Australia, smoking marijuana makes you a criminal. And many Australians are beginning to say: that's just plain silly.

A school girl shot dead by an Israeli soldier firing again and again, unloading a magazine of bullets. That happened just days ago. In the last few weeks about 100 Palestinians have been killed and so have several Israelis, including children.

It's 2003 and it's like a modern day gold rush, a boom time for real estate like never before. Crazy high prices, absurdly low interest rates — there's a stampede to cash in on the bonanza.

Kylie Minogue calls it "the annihilate Kylie period", that time when her work was dismissed, her every move criticised, her success derided. In 1999 - 10 years on, Kylie has succeeded in winning over those critics.

A bank robbery might be over in seconds yet for those who live through it, the effects can be devastating.

It is 2001 and it is possible that no other nation on earth is as addicted to heroin as Australia.

Ian Leslie spends some time with a bikie gang who defend their 'bad guy' image and reveal some of their secret codes of honour.

It's been ten years since we followed America into war with Iraq.

In 2000, the Queen's 13th and last visit to Australia in 2000 couldn't be more different from those that have preceded it.

In the late 60s, a firm in the Canberra area began using fluffy asbestos as insulation in homes. As a result, Canberra and the rest of the country paid the price.

He was Australia's most notorious cop. A real-life Dirty Harry who finally crossed the line and finished in jail.

It's 1986 and this 60 Minutes story looks at a 'Workfair' scheme in three US states: West Virginia, Oklahoma and California.

Jana Wendt takes up the case of a country doctor who tried to get a better deal for his patients and has been harshly punished.

He stunned Hollywood with his role in thriller Swordfish and his last film X-Men blitzed the box office. Hugh Jackman's fame and potential fortune would be enough to turn anyone's head, but the best thing about Hugh is that his feet remain firmly planted on the ground.

Now here's a story with something for everyone. It's an epic adventure, an outback romance. There's courage and endurance, a few laughs, a few tears. And at the heart of it all, two unlikely lovers. A knockabout Aussie bushman and an English rose.

On this day, 60 years ago today, took place the greatest amphibious assault the world has ever seen - D-day, and the beginning of the end for Nazi Germany.

It was a great film and the greatest escape. 200 prisoners who were to be smuggled out of a camp the German's said was escape proof.

These days, we're obsessed with the new. Everything's bigger, better, brighter than ever. So it's a comfort to know that one tradition endures. That the spirit of Anzac lives on.

The shooting of Pope John Paul in 1981 focused attention on the Vatican as a political, as well as religious institution. But there's more to the powerful city-state that meets the eye, as Ian Leslie reveals.

You'll know Bob Geldof as the rockstar behind LIVE AID and, perhaps, as one third of that tragic and very public love triangle involving him, his wife Paula Yates, and INXS frontman Michael Hutchence.

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