Donald Trump's anti-climate plans won't fool nature
No matter what the US president does, the physics and chemical impacts of burning coal, oil and gas are uncontroversial.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:03:17 +1000
Thames woman missing two months (NZ Newswire)
Police are searching for a woman missing in the Coromandel since January and say they have fears for her safety.



Source: Yahoo7
Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:55:08 +1000
WA child rapist wants to change plea (AAP)
A WA boy who admitted raping a child might change his plea, but a magistrate has ordered a psychiatric report first.



Source: Yahoo7
Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:54:37 +1000
Canberra woman Judy Bamberger defies Israeli boycott arrest threat
Judy Bamberger dared Israeli authorities to arrest her when she arrived in the country. They didn't.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:51:36 +1000
New material in SA triple murder case (AAP)
A man charged with murdering his partner and her two children in Adelaide is set to answer the allegations next month.



Source: Yahoo7
Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:50:46 +1000
In Gibraltar, Union Jack still favoured despite Brexit (AFP)
Gibraltar (AFP) - Gibraltarians voted by 96 percent to remain in the European Union but as Brexit looms, they say their attachment to the United Kingdom still prevails, unlike some in Scotland who would rather remain in the bloc.



Source: Yahoo7
Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:50:30 +1000
Gloom on Spain's Costa del Sol as Brexit talks loom (AFP)
Benalmádena (Spain) (AFP) - The day after Britain voted to leave the European Union last June, British pensioner David Frost noticed his left leg was severely swollen.



Source: Yahoo7
Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:50:10 +1000
Confusion over location of Afghan villages (NZ Newswire)
The authors of the book Hit and Run have conceded they might have got the location of villages raided by the SAS "slightly wrong".



Source: Yahoo7
Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:50:09 +1000
Travel impacts minor despite Qld weather (AAP)
Army planes are heading to Townsville as the recovery effort following Cyclone Debbie ramps up, while minimal delays are affecting international flights.



Source: Yahoo7
Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:49:39 +1000
EPA admits breach at Perth Freight Link (AAP)
No signage of mulch stockpiles amounts to a single breach of environmental conditions at the Perth Freight Link site, the EPA says.



Source: Yahoo7
Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:49:37 +1000
Record Numbers of Aussie Tourists Visit The Capital (Prime7a1)
The ACT has recorded its highest ever number of interstate visitors, with an almost 13 per cent increase last year as compared to 2015.



Source: Yahoo7
Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:47:50 +1000
WA crash driver has brain injury: court (AAP)
A 45-year-old man charged with murder after he allegedly deliberately caused a fatal head-on crash on a WA highway has a brain injury, a Perth court has heard.



Source: Yahoo7
Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:46:38 +1000
ACT ESA Joins Cyclone Debbie Clean Up (Prime7a1)
A team of four including a specialist commander and station officer from ACT Fire and Rescue, as well as two SES volunteers have flown to North Queensland to provide assistance in the aftermath of Cyclone Debbie.



Source: Yahoo7
Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:46:12 +1000
'Sad day' for Vic as Hazelwood shuts down (AAP)
Hazelwood's final two generators will be switched off with a community facing an uncertain future.



Source: Yahoo7
Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:43:37 +1000
I've been called 'white trash': Hanson (AAP)
Pauline Hanson insists she's been the victim of racism, but she let it go like "water off a duck's back".



Source: Yahoo7
Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:41:39 +1000
Shattered tourist gateway asks for help (AAP)
Australians are being urged to book a north Queensland holiday to help communities rebuild in the wake of Cyclone Debbie.



Source: Yahoo7
Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:38:40 +1000
Asbestos threat in Bowen clean-up (AAP)
There are concerns about asbestos in homes damaged in the coastal Queensland town of Bowen after the impact of cyclone Debbie.



Source: Yahoo7
Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:37:43 +1000
Max Key video to be investigated by speaker (NZ Newswire)
Speaker David Carter is making inquiries about Max Key's video that was filmed in restricted areas of Parliament.



Source: Yahoo7
Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:31:23 +1000
Cyclone-hit hospitals to get relief staff (AAP)
Doctors, nurses and other health professionals from Townsville will relieve tired staff at hospitals in cyclone-devastated north Queensland.



Source: Yahoo7
Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:30:38 +1000
Slipper portrait unveiled at parliament (AAP)
Former speaker Peter Slipper has been immortalised in a portrait at Parliament House.



Source: Yahoo7
Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:29:37 +1000
Did Donald Trump just kill the Paris climate change deal?
The US President says the "war on coal" is over, so what does that mean for the global battle being waged against climate change?



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:20:31 +1000
Benedictine monk races to preserve ancient Islamic manuscripts
A Benedictine monk working to preserve Islamic manuscripts may at first sound like a contradiction, but for Father Columba Stewart it's a vital mission.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:09:31 +1000
Donald Trump declines invite to throw first pitch at Washington Nationals MLB opener
Donald Trump will not participate in the longstanding Major League Baseball tradition of US presidents throwing out a ceremonial first pitch at Washington Opening Day games



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:55:57 +1000
Peruvian Airlines jet bursts into flames after veering off runway in Peru
A Boeing 737 jet with 141 passengers on board has burst into flames after veering off the runway in Peru.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:51:02 +1000
Drought and war heighten threat of not just one, but four famines
For the first time since anyone can remember, there is a very real possibility of four famines - in Somalia, South Sudan, Nigeria and Yemen - breaking out at once.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:49:55 +1000
'I totally condemn his actions': London attacker Khalid Masood's wife speaks out
The wife of Khalid Masood says she is "saddened and shocked" by his attack and "totally" condemns his actions.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:47:23 +1000
Fighting tears Peruvian mayor demands action as brutal floods continue
Extreme weather has battered many parts of the world this year, but few places have suffered more in lives, homes and crops lost than Peru, the Andean country that has been beset with torrential rains and massive flooding.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:37:20 +1000
Sean Spicer loses his cool with reporter following questions on Russia
Sean Spicer finally seemed to reach a breaking point when it comes to Trump and Russia.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:28:03 +1000
Scientists convert spinach leaves into human heart tissue - that beats
Spinach for the heart, broccoli for the lungs - no it's not a new diet, it's plants re-purposed as human tissue.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:24:07 +1000
Race was 'flawless' before fatal NSW crash (AAP)
The long-time competition partner of a water ski race observer who died in a NSW boat crash is giving evidence at a Sydney inquest.



Source: Yahoo7
Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:16:35 +1000
After Donald Trump's healthcare setback, an eerie silence from the White House
Measured against past meltdowns, Friday's humiliating healthcare defeat should have sparked savage finger-pointing and name calling. Instead, the White House is quiet.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:43:56 +1000
Trump's wall faces funding hurdle (AAP)
A $US1.5 billion funding request by US President Donald Trump for Mexican border wall is complicating a federal spending bill.



Source: Yahoo7
Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:43:24 +1000
Efforts of the Trump administration to thwart Russia investigation revealed
A day after he tweeted that the Trump Russia story was a "hoax" Donald Trump's administration was revealed to be going to extraordinary lengths to thwart the airing of explosive evidence before a congressional committee.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:28:22 +1000
'Carlos the Jackal' sentenced to third life term for 1974 attack
A French court convicts the man known as Carlos the Jackal — once the world's most-wanted fugitive — of a deadly Paris bombing and sentences the self-dubbed "elite gunman" to a third life term.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:24:36 +1000
Theresa May triggers Brexit, sending UK into unknown territory
The British Prime Minister officially triggers the Brexit process by signing Article 50 following a June 2016 referendum that voted to leave the European Union.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:14:21 +1000
Spiders could eat every human on earth in one year and still be hungry
Spiders are quite literally all around us. A recent entomological survey of North Carolina homes turned up spiders in 100 per cent of them, including 68 per cent of bathrooms and more than three-quarters of bedrooms.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:12:55 +1000
Clues in a very cold case shed light on how Otzi the Iceman died
When the head of a small Italian museum called Detective Inspector Alexander Horn of the Munich Police, she asked him if he investigated cold cases.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:01:35 +1000
Coalition airstrikes and Islamic State: Mosul's civilians face dual threat
As the battle for Mosul continues, there is growing outcry over the high civilian death toll, with many residents reporting intense coalition airstrikes that are killing and wounding families being held by Islamic State as human shields.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:18:17 +1000
Donald Trump has a strategy for destroying IS - and it's working
Defeating the Islamic State was candidate Donald Trump's top national-security priority, one of the few policy issues on which he was consistent.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 07:59:17 +1000
Kim Jong-nam's body still in Malaysia amid talk of deal with North Korea
Subramaniam said the ministry cannot do anything with the body until they are given instructions by next of kin.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 07:51:12 +1000
Fake plastic surgeon gets 10 years for manslaughter after injecting patient's buttocks with 'cement'
Washington: From a Florida prison, Shatarka Nuby penned a letter to the state's health department about her cosmetically enhanced buttocks.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 07:47:12 +1000
Theresa May signs letter to trigger Brexit
Prime Minister Theresa May says she will enter European Union exit talks representing everyone in Britain - including millions of EU nationals living in the UK.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 07:33:23 +1000
The genie of Russian youth threatening Vladimir Putin's 'managed democracy'
The Russian presidential election season has started with cries of frustration from the younger generation and the prospect of a harsh crackdown by the Kremlin.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 07:10:09 +1000
Trump administration sought to block Sally Yates from testifying to Congress on Russia
The administration considers a great deal of her possible testimony to be barred from discussion because of presidential communication privilege.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 06:37:38 +1000
Trump signs order sweeping away Obama-era climate policies
US President Donald Trump signs an executive order undoing a slew of Obama-era climate change regulations that his administration says are hobbling oil drillers and coal miners, a move environmental groups vow to take to court.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 05:58:02 +1000
China wants explanation after Paris police killed Chinese man
French authorities shot dead a Chinese man at his Paris home, triggering rioting in the French capital by members of the Chinese community.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 05:47:46 +1000
Riots in Paris after Chinese man shot dead
French police open an inquiry after a Chinese man was shot dead by police at his Paris home, triggering riots in the French capital by members of the Chinese community and a diplomatic protest by Beijing.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 05:41:34 +1000
Donald Trump moves to erase Barack Obama's legacy on fighting climate change
Donald Trump has signed an executive order to scrap Obama-era climate change regulations that his administration says are hindering oil drillers and coal miners.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 04:52:17 +1000
Scottish Parliament backs bid for new independence referendum
The Scottish Parliament votes to back First Minister Nicola Sturgeon's bid for a new independence referendum, further complicating Britain's political situation just as years of talks on the terms of Brexit are about to begin.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 04:25:19 +1000
Scottish parliament votes in favour of new independence referendum
Scottish lawmakers have voted in Edinburgh to pursue a second independence referendum, setting up what may be a lengthy and acrimonious showdown within the UK in the midst of Brexit negotiations.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 02:30:03 +1000
Ahmed Kathrada, South African anti-apartheid icon, dies at 87
Veteran South African anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada, who was sentenced to life imprisonment alongside Nelson Mandela and went on to be an open critic of President Jacob Zuma, died on Tuesday aged 87.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:11:50 +1000
'Who won Legs-it' front page labelled 'moronic', 'sexist'
The front page of Britain's Daily Mail highlighting the "pins" of Prime Minister Theresa May and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon after their meeting to discuss the future of the United Kingdom, is labelled "sexist" and "moronic".



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:01:02 +1000
Cambodian necrosis patient Soth Rey dies
An 18 year-old woman whose case focussed attention on the poor state of medical care in Cambodia has died after contracting necrosis, a rare from of cell degeneration.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 23:30:21 +1000
Lawyers for UTS professor Feng Chongyi demand answers from Chinese authorities
Professor Feng Chongyi, the Sydney academic stuck in China, is fighting back against security authorities, demanding to know why he has been banned from returning to Australia.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 23:30:02 +1000
Eight killed in Japan avalanche on a school trip
Seven teenagers and a teacher from a high school mountaineering club died in an avalanche on Monday in an area of northeastern Japan that had been blanketed by unusually heavy spring snows, authorities said.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 20:30:27 +1000
Bones found near South Korea ferry wreckage were from animals
Bones found near the wreckage of a South Korean ferry belonged to animals, not missing passengers from the ship's 2014 sinking in which 304 people died, the Government announces.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 20:28:59 +1000
Donald Trump-Russia: Devin Nunes makes it hard to claim GOP can run fair probe
The Republican chair of the House Intelligence Committee is making it very hard for his committee to meet high standards of impartiality.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 20:17:15 +1000
Fox News said Donald Trump spent the weekend 'working at the White House.' He was at his golf club
The alert from Fox News went out at 5.30pm Sunday. It wasn't long until it was proven untrue.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 20:14:13 +1000
How Donald Trump can get his groove back
The central promise of the Trump administration has failed and the central premise of the administration has been discredited.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 20:00:56 +1000
Donald Trump embarks on uphill tax battle as government shutdown deadline approaches
After being burnt in a failed effort to overhaul healthcare, the Trump administration is making clear that it wants to own the first makeover of the US tax code in more than 30 years.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 20:00:21 +1000
Daily Mail focuses on legs over legislation
British tabloid The Daily Mail is under fire for a front page which emphasises the legs of female politicians over any substantive news.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:59:03 +1000
Australian woman Summa Simmonds dies in Bali after suspected vodka binge: police
An Australian woman has died at a luxury seaside villa in Bali, after Indonesian police say she consumed more than a bottle of vodka.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:46:20 +1000
How a five-month Chinese operation led to a $100m drug bust in Australia
Chinese authorities have revealed how police in Guangdong uncovered a drug ring operating between China and Australia in a five-month long investigation that led to the seizure of a $100million ice haul.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:37:19 +1000
Beijing can deploy military assets 'anytime' in South China Sea
Beijing is nearly finished building air bases on artificial islands in the South China Sea and can deploy combat planes and other military hardware there at anytime, a US think tank says.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:59:14 +1000
London terror attack: No evidence Khalid Masood was linked to Islamic State
British police said that they have found no evidence that London attacker Khalid Masood was linked to the Islamic State, despite a claim by the militant group that he was its "soldier".



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:12:55 +1000
Egyptian court jails 56 over migrant boat shipwreck
An Egyptian court has sentenced 56 people to up to 14 years over the capsizing of a boat that killed more than 200 people, one of the deadliest disasters in the dangerous Mediterranean crossings of migrants to Europe.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:36:07 +1000
Hong Kong arrests protest leaders day after pro-Beijing candidate elected
Nine leaders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy Umbrella Movement have turned themselves in to police following Sunday's election.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:20:03 +1000
Fearless Girl to keep staring down Charging Bull… for now
The Fearless Girl statue facing down Wall Street's Charging Bull — originally due to come down in early April — will hold her ground for at least another 11 months, with supporters working to make the popular sculpture permanent.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:55:07 +1000
Myanmar chief labels Rohingya Muslim intruders, warns against UN investigation
Myanmar's military chief has warned against UN intervention in his country, declaring more than one million Rohingya Muslims in western Rakhine state as "Bengali" interlopers.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:17:05 +1000
Trump's son-in-law to testify over meeting sanctioned Russian bank
A Russian bank under US economic sanctions over Moscow's incursion into Ukraine discloses that its executives met with Jared Kushner — US President Donald Trump's son-in-law and a top White House adviser — during the 2016 election campaign.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:18:26 +1000
Life in the shadows for Palestinian refugees caught in Syria's civil war
Barely one year into the Syrian war, Abu Eyad made the hardest decision of his life.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:08:30 +1000
Aussie frustration with likely series loss evident in Smith's invective
Australia skipper Steve Smith appears to call Murali Vijay a cheat in the final Test after the India opener claims a catch that was later ruled to have hit the ground.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:49:34 +1000
Gold coin worth $5 million stolen from Berlin museum
A Canadian gold coin weighing 100 kilograms and bearing the image of Queen Elizabeth II is stolen during an overnight heist from Berlin's Bode Museum.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 06:04:37 +1000
Vladimir Putin faces more protests, says rival Alexei Navalny as he is jailed
Vladimir Putin's government will face further demonstrations of public discontent after a wave of anti-corruption protests swept Russia, says Navalny



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 05:53:32 +1000
100 kg 'Big Maple Leaf' gold coin stolen from Berlin museum
A 100 kg Canadian gold coin was stolen in the early hours of Monday morning from Berlin's Bode Museum.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 05:41:44 +1000
The 'sand mafia' fuelling India's $120 billion building boom
Sand mining is big business in India — but it's also illegal, dangerous, environmentally catastrophic, and under the control of ruthless criminal gangs. Foreign Correspondent caught the sand miners at work and spoke to some of their victims.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 05:00:12 +1000
Hong Kong police arrest more 2014 democracy protest leaders
A day after Hong Kong picked a new Beijing-backed leader, police launch a fresh round of arrests of student leaders and other prominent figures involved with the huge 2014 Umbrella Movement pro-democracy protests.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 04:56:12 +1000
Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner called to appear before Russia investigation committee
The Senate Intelligence Committee is expected to interview President Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner as part of a sweeping investigation into potential links between the Trump campaign and Russian officials.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 01:43:19 +1000
Avalanche hits school group in Nasu, Japan
Authorities say eight Japanese high school students have been found unconscious after they were caught in an avalanche at a ski resort Monday morning.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 01:03:13 +1000
Russian opposition leader and Putin critic Alexei Navalny jailed after mass protests
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was jailed for 15 days after the largest anti-government demonstrations for at least five years energised President Vladimir Putin's critics as presidential elections loom.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:54:25 +1000
Putin critic Navalny jailed after protests across Russia
Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny is handed a 15-day jail sentence for his part in an anti-government protest in Moscow which buoyed the liberal opposition's morale a year before a presidential election.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:42:25 +1000
West will 'lose' if we outlaw Islam, Nigel Farage says
Outspoken British political figure Nigel Farage says he does not agree with comments made about Islam by One Nation leader Pauline Hanson, saying it would be a mistake to outlaw Islam.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 22:58:13 +1000
Princess Haya of Jordan calls for political solution to solve Middle East 'chaos'
The Princess of Jordan and wife of Dubai's Emir says the Middle East is in chaos and a political solution is needed to respond to the global refugee crisis.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 20:40:45 +1000
Anti-corruption protests sweep Russia, Alexei Navalny among dozens arrested
A wave of unsanctioned rallies swept across Russia on Sunday to protest corruption in the government of President Vladimir Putin, prompting arrests as hundreds of riot officers moved in to break up crowds.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 20:23:28 +1000
Donald Trump blames Republicans for defeat of healthcare bill
President Donald Trump lashed out at Republican leaders and groups on Sunday for the defeat of the bill to repeal and replace his predecessor's healthcare law, after blaming Democrats for the loss on Friday.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 20:22:25 +1000
Women gather on Westminster Bridge in silent vigil for attack victims
Dozens of women come together on London's Westminster Bridge to link hands in a silent vigil for the victims of last week's terror attack.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 19:05:23 +1000
Canberra company Aspen Medical at the forefront of Mosul mercy bid
Australian health professionals are on the ground in northern Iraq as part of a global humanitarian relief effort to assist civilians in the war-ravaged region around Mosul.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:48:17 +1000
After living alone in the wild for a year, TV contestants learn no one was watching
The remaining contestants on a reality television series have emerged after surviving 12 months in the Scottish wilderness - fending off hunger, infighting and fatigue - only to learn that the show stopped broadcasting after four episodes, the last of them in August.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:30:38 +1000
Japan avalanche kills seven high school students, teacher
An avalanche in central Japan kills seven high school students and a teacher who were among a group on a mountain climbing trip, police say.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:58:32 +1000
Trump plans new White House office for son-in-law Jared Kushner
President Donald Trump is set to announce a new White House office run by his son-in-law that will seek to overhaul government functions using ideas from the business sector.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:47:08 +1000
Prosecutors seek arrest warrant for ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye
South Korean prosecutors say they are seeking an arrest warrant for former President Park Geun-hye on corruption allegations.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:56:25 +1000
Court to consider arrest warrant for Park Geun-hye
A South Korean court will hold a hearing on ousted leader Park Geun-hye's arrest warrant on Thursday, which covers charges such as bribery.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:25:51 +1000
UTS professor Feng Chongyi told he is suspected of threatening state security
Former Australian foreign minister Bob Carr says he is making representations in Beijing and Canberra about the case of Sydney academic Feng Chongyi.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:35:36 +1000
UNHCR to refer at least 850 refugees for US resettlement
The United Nations refugee agency will refer at least 850 refugees from Manus Island and Nauru for US resettlement, but that is little comfort for one Rohingya family.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:35:19 +1000
Sydney academic Chongyi Feng, barred from leaving China, refuses lie test: friend
Dr Feng was stopped from returning to Australia while trying to board a flight in Guangzhou on Friday and Saturday.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:53:28 +1000
Veteran journalist Ted Koppel slams media in Trump era
Veteran newsman Ted Koppel tells Fox News host Sean Hannity he is "bad for America" in a wide-ranging interview about the role of journalism in the age of Donald Trump.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:01:44 +1000
Uber suspends self-driving car program after Arizona crash
Uber suspends its pilot program for driverless cars after a vehicle equipped with the self-drive technology crashes on an Arizona roadway.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 10:31:27 +1000
British antiques dealers dodge post-1947 ivory trade ban, report finds
A study has shown that three-quarters of antiques dealers admit being aware of illegal trading, knowing colleagues or auctioneers who sell modern ivory by passing it off under the guise of still-legal pre-1947 artefacts.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:45:42 +1000
Le Pen says 'the European Union will die', globalists to be defeated
The European Union will disappear, French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen tells a rally, promising to shield France from globalisation as she seeks to fire up her supporters in the final four weeks before voting gets underway.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 08:20:31 +1000
London terror attack: 82 seconds of hell that started with WhatsApp text
Scotland Yard has revealed it took Khalid Masood just 82 seconds to carry out his carnage as they made another arrest on Sunday.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 07:35:45 +1000
France's Marine Le Pen says the EU 'will die', globalists to be defeated
The European Union will disappear, French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen told a rally on Sunday.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 07:35:23 +1000
Uber suspends testing of self-driving cars after crash
Uber has taken its fleet of self-driving vehicles off the roads while it investigates a Friday night crash that left one of its SUVs sitting on its side.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 06:39:47 +1000
Nearly 1 out of every 3 days as president, Donald Trump has visited a Trump property
He has also made 13 visits to his own golf courses since becoming president.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 06:23:08 +1000
Russian police detain opposition leader, hundreds of protesters
Police detain hundreds of protesters across Russia, including opposition leader Alexei Navalny, after thousands take to the streets to demonstrate against corruption and demand the resignation of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 06:21:55 +1000
Intelligence services need access to encrypted messages: UK Minister
Technology companies must cooperate more with law enforcement agencies and should stop offering a "secret place for terrorists to communicate" using encrypted messages, British Interior Minister Amber Rudd says.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 05:33:10 +1000
London terror attack: Police arrest 30-year-old man in Birmingham
Police have arrested a 30-year-old man in the central English city of Birmingham in connection with last week's attack on parliament.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 04:27:47 +1000
Italian judge acquits sexual assault offender because woman didn't scream during alleged attack
Italy's justice minister has requested an investigation into whether a judge rightfully acquitted a man of a sexual assault charge because the woman did not scream.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 01:52:46 +1000
Ohio nightclub shooting leaves one dead, 14 wounded, police say
One person was killed and 14 were wounded after gunfire erupted early Sunday morning inside a Cincinnati nightclub, authorities said.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 01:02:54 +1000
Hong Kong elects Carrie Lam as new chief executive
Beijing's preferred candidate, Carrie Lam, was selected by an elite group of voters to become the fourth chief executive of Hong Kong on Sunday.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 23:05:43 +1000
Trump collateral damage in Republican's long-running civil war
President Donald Trump ignites a lot of fights, but his failure to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the biggest defeat in his short time in the White House, was the result of something else: a long-running Republican civil war that humbled a generation of party leaders before he ever came to Washington.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 23:00:26 +1000
Girlfriend of New Zealand man who died trying to save her in Bali taking loss 'really hard'
The girlfriend of a New Zealand man who died while rescuing her from a freak wave in Bali is taking his death "really hard", as she recovers in hospital after suffering a collapsed lung.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 21:19:00 +1000
Dozens injured in gas explosion in north-west England
A suspected gas explosion has destroyed several buildings in Merseyside in north-west England, leaving two people seriously injuring and 32 others are in hospital.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 21:14:33 +1000
Ten-month-old baby Dominique has rare parasitic twin surgically removed from her back
A 10-month-old girl has rare parasitic twin removed surgically from her back.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 20:10:55 +1000
One dead, 15 injured in Ohio nightclub shooting
One person is killed and at least 15 are injured in a shooting at a nightclub in Cincinnati, Ohio, police say.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 20:09:46 +1000
US acknowledges airstrike in Mosul, where more than 200 Iraqi civilians died
An initial investigation of a recent airstrike believed to have killed more than 200 civilians in Mosul found it was conducted by the US-led coalition at the request of Iraqi security forces, the Pentagon has said.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 15:08:10 +1000
US strike kills al-Qaeda 'leader' in Afghanistan
The Pentagon said on Saturday a US air strike in Afghanistan had killed an al-Qaeda militant who was responsible for the death of two American service members and accused of involvement in a deadly attack on a bus carrying Sri Lanka's cricket team in 2009.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 14:42:55 +1000
London terror attack: Westminster killer Khalid Masood had dreams 'about blood'
The Westminster attacker had sought professional help over his urges to kill.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 14:11:19 +1000
Donald Trump's tweets a distraction from decisions being made at the White House
What are we missing by covering the US president's tweets, scandals, and outrages?



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 14:07:43 +1000
Eighteen hurt when escalator malfunctions at Mong Kok shopping centre in Hong Kong
Shoppers at a Hong Kong mall were startled and some injured when an escalator malfunctioned and sent people tumbling down the stairs.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 14:00:38 +1000
Threat of IS caliphate on Australia's doorstep in Philippines: Bishop
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says there are concerns the Islamic State group could establish a caliphate in the southern Philippines, bringing the threat of terrorism right to Australia's doorstep.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 13:37:06 +1000
On eve of Brexit trigger, serial defector quits again, leaving UKIP without an MP
The short life of the United Kingdom Independence Party, or UKIP, may be coming to a close after its only member of Parliament, Douglas Carswell, quit the party to become an independent.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 12:43:31 +1000
Why America and China need to deal with Kim Jong-un together
Taking the North Korean leader out is now being discussed, but that could plunge the region into years of chaos and instability.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 08:30:51 +1000
US-led coalition bombed area of Mosul where dozens of civilians killed
The US military confirms coalition aircraft bombed a location in the Iraqi city of Mosul, resulting in what could be the highest civilian death toll from a single air strike in more than 15 years.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 06:55:02 +1000
Ivanka Trump: The neighbour from hell
Residents of a posh Washington neighbourhood say Ivanka Trump doesn't make a very good neighbour, taking up too much the parking and leaving rubbish at the curb for days.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 06:33:44 +1000
Will Canada's #WelcomeRefugees policy be a success?
A four-year study is beginning in Canada to assess the successes and failures under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's policy to welcome refugees from Syria.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 06:19:33 +1000
In the shadow of Brexit: EU leaders mark 60th anniversary with unity pledge
Europeans must contain their squabbling if the EU is to survive, leaders warned on Saturday as they marked the 60th anniversary of its founding in Rome.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 00:58:20 +1000
Donald Trump's healthcare failure exposes GOP disarray on Obamacare pledge
Republicans reveal themselves to be incapable of delivering on a promise they have been making to Americans for seven years.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 00:20:39 +1000
Spacewalk prepares International Space Station for commercial taxis
Two astronauts ventured outside the International Space Station on Friday on the first of three outings to prepare the orbiting research laboratory for commercial space taxis.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 00:19:40 +1000
Militia decapitates 40 police officers in Democratic Republic of Congo ambush
Militia fighters in central Democratic Republic of Congo have decapitated about 40 police officers in an ambush.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 00:10:49 +1000
Iraqi forces pause Mosul push over concern for civilian casualties
Iraqi government forces halt push to recapture western Mosul as UN expresses profound concern over high rate of civilian casualties.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 22:03:28 +1000
Premature baby hippo Fiona is growing up, Cincinnati Zoo says
She now tops 45 kilograms, meaning her days of napping on her human caretakers' laps are dwindling.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 21:27:00 +1000
Sydney professor detained in China
A UTS professor and critic of growing Chinese government influence in Australia is prevented from boarding a flight to return home to Sydney, and the ABC understands he has been told he is not allowed to leave China.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 21:21:50 +1000
Donald Trump-Russia link probe splits US House intelligence panel
The partisan divide over the House Intelligence Committee's probe of Russian interference in the US presidential election has deepened.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 21:13:04 +1000
'We do not want to influence events in any way': Vladimir Putin meets Marine Le Pen
President Vladimir Putin met French far-right party leader Marine Le Pen in the Kremlin on Friday.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 21:12:21 +1000
Ukraine says Russian agent shot Putin critic Denis Voronenkov
The assassin who gunned down a prominent Russian opposition figure on a sidewalk in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev was identified by Ukrainian officials



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 21:09:19 +1000
Germany blocked Russian hacking attacks in 2016
Berlin: Germany last year warded off two cyber attacks by APT28, a top official said, referring to a Russian hacking group also dubbed "Fancy Bear" that experts say successfully targeted Hillary Clinton's US election campaign.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 21:06:32 +1000
Tough times continue for people of East Timor
Dili: When invading Indonesian troops parachuted into Dili in1975 Filomena Gomes fled into East Timor's cloud-shrouded mountains and for four years scrounged food and cooked for guerrilla fighters.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 20:42:18 +1000
Free trade opportunism? How Chinese Premier Li's visit positions US on the outer
Australia and China found unprecedented common ground during Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's visit to Australia this week.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 20:39:34 +1000
New global atlas of clouds released to please geeks
Clouds have fascinated and frightened shepherds and seafarers alike and now modern-day weather geeks have a new event to celebrate – the first updated international cloud atlas in six decades.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 19:33:57 +1000
Tiny pool of elite to cast ballots in Hong Kong's election
Sunday's three-way race to decide Hong Kong's next chief executive is almost certain to see Beijing-backed Hong Kong official Carrie Lam win the ballot of just 1,194 voters — in a city with 3.8 million registered voters.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 18:35:37 +1000
South Korean ferry that sank, killing more than 300, finally ready to be brought to shore
South Korean salvage crews raise a ferry which sank in 2014 killing more than 300 people, preparing it for the slow journey to a port 90 kilometres away.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 18:13:40 +1000
Mexican state cracks down on surrogacy, traps parents in legal nightmare
Foreign families have been tangled up in a legal battle over how to apply new surrogacy restrictions in Mexico.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 16:51:45 +1000
Singaporean blogger Amos Yee granted asylum in US
A US immigration judge in Chicago has granted asylum to a Singaporean blogger, saying he was persecuted for his political opinions in the Southeast Asian city-state.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 16:44:36 +1000
Court awards $1.3 million for victims of Congolese warlord
The International Criminal Court on Friday found a former militia leader liable for $US1 million in reparations to his victims and their relatives in a Congolese village.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 13:51:41 +1000
Robots could take over 38 per cent of US jobs within about 15 years: report
More than a third of US jobs could be at "high risk" of automation by the early 2030s, a percentage that's greater than in Britain, Germany and Japan, according to a report released on Friday.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 13:18:34 +1000
Postponed Trumpcare decision threatens Donald Trump's dealmaker reputation
It was a huge gamble by the president and Paul Ryan, who authored the disputed bill – their credibility is as much on the line as that of the congressional rebels.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 13:13:37 +1000
London attack passer-by defends herself against 'those who cannot look beyond attire'
The woman photographed wearing a hijab and using her mobile phone while walking past an injured person in the London terrorist attack gives her side of the story.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:40:29 +1000
London attack: Two more 'significant arrests' made in 'fast-paced' investigation as attacker's name is revealed
The Westminster attacker Khalid Masood was born Adrian Russell Ajao and was from Dartford in Kent but took on a number of aliases before his murderous rampage targeting Britain's parliament this week.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:37:04 +1000
Police release six without charge over London attack
British police say they have released without charge six of the 10 people being held in connection with the attack near Britain's Parliament.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:32:20 +1000
Blow for Donald Trump after vote for healthcare overhaul cancelled
Trump suffered a stunning political setback on Friday in a Congress controlled by his own party when Republican leaders pulled legislation to overhaul the US healthcare system.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 10:53:28 +1000
Trump's tough lesson from Obamacare debacle
America has just witnessed the world of difference between business and politics, and Donald Trump the difference between politicians and shareholders, writes Greg Jennett.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 09:46:52 +1000
London attack: Alexander Downer says injured Adelaide woman known to his family
The Adelaide-based woman who had her foot crushed in the the fatal terror attack on Westminster is in "good spirits" but wants to return home to Australia as soon as she has recovered from surgery.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 08:35:04 +1000
Dozens killed, buried in rubble after Mosul air raid say Iraqi officials, residents
Dozens of residents were buried in collapsed buildings after an air strike against Islamic State triggered a massive explosion.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 06:38:25 +1000
Aussie Rules lovers set to converge on Iceland for first Arctic Cup
Teams from Iceland, Sweden, the UK, the US and Canada will compete to be the AFL's top team in the capital Reykjavik this weekend.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 06:21:01 +1000
No repeal for Obamacare as Republicans pull healthcare bill
US President Donald Trump suffers a stunning political setback in a Congress controlled by his own party, with Republican leaders pulling legislation to overhaul the US healthcare system.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 06:05:12 +1000
50 years ago women weren't allowed to run marathons
"If I quit, everybody's going to believe women can't do this" — that's the thought that latched itself into Kathrine Switzer's head when a male official tried to push her off the course of the Boston Marathon in 1967.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 05:04:22 +1000
Donald Trump grants presidential permit for controversial Keystone oil pipeline
The United States has issued a presidential permit for TransCanada Corp's Keystone XL oil pipeline, ending a years-long battle between environmentalists and the industry over whether Washington should approve it.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 02:49:30 +1000
Trump administration approves Keystone XL pipeline
The Trump administration issues a permit to build the Keystone XL pipeline, reversing the Obama administration's position and all but ending a long-fought campaign to stop the project on environmental grounds.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:46:42 +1000
Free Wi-Fi and meditation proposed as airlines adjust to laptop ban
Turkish and Gulf airlines are touting free Wi-Fi and better in-flight connectivity for smart phones as they scramble to mitigate the impact of a ban on laptops on board planes bound for the United States.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:03:53 +1000
UN will investigate alleged ethnic cleansing of Rohingya in Myanmar
The top United Nations human rights body will send an international fact-finding mission to investigate widespread allegations of killings, rape and torture by security forces against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar's Rakhine state.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:50:42 +1000
London attack: Westminster attacker identified as British-born Khalid Masood
The Westminster attacker was British-born and previously investigated by Britain's spy agency MI5 "some years ago" for violent extremism, Prime Minister Theresa May has revealed.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:13:49 +1000
London terror attacks vigil in Trafalgar Square modest, solemn and sincere
It was a very British vigil. But heartfelt, in that particular way the British show their feelings.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:12:01 +1000
Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak freed after trial over Arab Spring murders
Egypt's 88-year-old former president walks free after being cleared of the final murder charges against him this month, in a case featuring a litany of charges ranging from corruption to the killing of protesters.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:09:08 +1000
Egypt's former president Hosni Mubarak freed, six years after overthrow
Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian president overthrown in 2011 and the first leader to face trial after the Arab Spring, has been freed.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:50:18 +1000
Britain faces $82 billion Brexit bill from EU
Britain's "divorce bill" for Brexit will be about €60 billion ($82 billion), European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker says.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:48:16 +1000
Police arrest two more over British parliament attack
British police say they have made two further significant arrests in the investigation into the attacks on Westminster Bridge and the Houses of Parliament in London.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:27:03 +1000
Timor Leste election 'shows progress' as Guterres wins presidency
A lawyer who helped write Timor Leste's constitution says the way this week's presidential election ran demonstrates the country is growing as a nation.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:01:44 +1000
South Korea brings to surface Sewol disaster ferry
Almost three years after the Sewol ferry disaster, South Korean authorities have raised the sunken ship.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:56:24 +1000
In Ukrainian ammunition warehouse explosion, Kiev sees a Russian hand
Ukraine suspects the Russian military or its separatist rebel proxies were responsible for blowing up a warehouse storing tank ammunition at an eastern military base.



Source: Fairfax Media Corporation
Published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:31:08 +1000
Woman wearing hijab on Westminster Bridge was 'distressed, horrified', photographer says
The photographer who captured an image of a woman wearing a hijab walking past a victim of yesterday's London terrorist attack has defended her actions, saying she looked distressed, and claims his work has been "misappropriated".



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:10:00 +1000
NZ SAS 'could have committed war crimes' during attack on village
Six people — including a three-year-old girl — were killed in the botched raid and now lawyers for their relatives are demanding a full, independent inquiry.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:47:58 +1000
London Tube signs become bulletin boards of defiance in wake of attack
In the wake of the terrorist attack in Westminster a host of London Tube stations replace service announcements with messages of defiance and hope.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:20:17 +1000
Witness in treason case against former Ukraine leader murdered
Ukraine accuses Russia of "state terrorism" after a former Russian politician and key witness in a treason case against former Ukrainian leader Viktor Yanukovich is shot dead in Kiev.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:54:41 +1000
What we know about Westminster Bridge terrorist Khalid Masood
While 52-year-old Khalid Masood was not on a terrorism watch list, police and the MI5 considered him a "peripheral figure".



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:23:46 +1000
US President Donald Trump talks truth and lies with TIME
US President Donald Trump tells Time magazine he is an incredibly instinctual person, and that his instincts are almost always right, in an interview that also saw him clarify his claims that Barack Obama wiretapped his phones during the election.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:13:20 +1000
Muddy, exhausted, and terrified: This is what it's like to flee Mosul
It's wet and miserable in northern Iraq at this time of year, and for terrified families fleeing the carnage in Mosul, a squalid refugee camp provides cold comfort.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:19:42 +1000
Iguana steals the show at Miami Open tennis
It was your typical, standard tennis match in sun-drenched Key Biscayne. Then a plucky iguana decided to make itself the centre of attention in a comical delay at the Miami Open.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:19:42 +1000
Tom Brady's stolen Super Bowl jerseys found in possession of media member
The jerseys worn by New England star Tom Brady during two Super Bowl wins are found in the possession of a member of the media who had credentials to be at this year's game.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:04:27 +1000
Donald Trump issues ultimatum over Obamacare repeal
US President Donald Trump demands a make or break vote on a key healthcare bill in the House of Representatives, threatening to leave "Obamacare" in place and move on to other issues if the vote fails.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:14:48 +1000
Germany fires up 'world's largest artificial sun'
Scientists in Germany flip the switch on what's being described as "the world's largest artificial sun," a device they hope will help shed light on new ways of making climate-friendly fuels.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:12:11 +1000
People return to Westminster Bridge after London attack
People in London return to Westminster Bridge after a terrorist attack that killed four people. Here is — in their own words — why they went back.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 07:42:05 +1000
Vigil held to honour victims of London attack
With the bells of Big Ben chiming eerily in the background, hundreds gather in London's Trafalgar Square for a vigil to remember the victims of yesterday's attack on Westminster.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 06:25:44 +1000
London attacker was investigated by MI5 over extremism concerns
UK police say the attacker who killed four people near Parliament in London before being shot dead yesterday was British-born Khalid Masood, who was once investigated by MI5 intelligence officers over concerns about violent extremism.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:58:07 +1000
British MP captures the panic inside grounds of Parliament
A video taken by British MP David Davies shows the confusion and panic experienced by those inside government buildings as Wednesday's terrorist attack unfolded.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:52:57 +1000
Mass trial in PNG over killing of people suspected of sorcery
Ninety-nine men appear in court in Papua New Guinea to stand trial for the brutal killing in 2014 of seven people they believed were conducting sorcery.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:43:28 +1000
Eight arrested in overnight raids following London attack
Police arrest eight people in overnight raids in Birmingham and London after the attack at Westminster that left four people dead.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:49:21 +1000
South Korean ferry lifted from ocean floor, three years after capsize
A South Korean ferry emerges from the water, nearly three years after it capsized and sank, killing more than 300 people.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:36:37 +1000
Is there more to this photo than meets the eye?
An online debate erupts after a photo emerges of a woman wearing a hijab and using her mobile phone while walking past a person injured in the London terrorist attack.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:39:45 +1000
North Korean missile explodes after test launch
A North Korean missile appears to explode just after launch, the US and South Korean militaries announce, after they detect the latest in a series of weapons tests by the nuclear-armed state.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:59:01 +1000
Police officer killed in terror attack remembered for bravery
British MPs and members of the House of Lords pay tribute to Police Constable Keith Palmer, the 48-year-old officer who was stabbed in today's London terrorist attack.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:58:48 +1000
Pedestrians had nowhere to run as car sped across Westminster Bridge
Here is what we know happened on the iconic Westminster Bridge in the chaos of today's terror attack in London.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:44:44 +1000
Barty sets up Stosur clash at Miami Open
Ash Barty will meet fellow Australian Samantha Stosur in the Miami Open second round after stretching her winning streak to eight matches by beating former world number five Eugenie Bouchard.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:50:37 +1000
How a lone knifeman brought terror to Westminster
Central London was plunged into chaos as a driver ran down pedestrians on Westminster Bridge before entering the grounds of the Houses of Parliament and stabbing a policeman to death. This is how events unfolded.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:48:14 +1000
'Heroic' MP hailed for attempts to save stabbed officer
A British MP whose brother was killed in the 2002 Bali attacks is being hailed as a hero after rushing to give mouth to mouth to a dying policeman outside the Houses of Parliament.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 06:59:24 +1000
Eyewitnesses describe Westminster terrorist attack
Eyewitnesses describe scenes of terror, confusion and bravery after some of central London's tourist landmarks become the backdrop to a deadly terrorist attack.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 06:08:20 +1000
As it happened: London terror attack aftermath
Britain launches a counter-terror probe as world leaders express their condolences in the wake of the Westminster attack. Look back over our live coverage.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 05:56:51 +1000
London terrorist attack a matter of when, not if
UK police repeatedly warned an attack of this nature was coming. Am I shocked? Yes. Surprised? No, writes Europe correspondent James Glenday.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 05:48:56 +1000
A year after Brussels attacks, many questions linger
A year after Islamic State suicide bombers killed 32 people in Brussels, Belgian authorities say much remains unclear about who ordered the attacks, even if those who staged them are either dead or in jail.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 02:38:22 +1000
Four dead after terrorist attack on UK Parliament, Westminster Bridge
Police say the man who killed three people in a car and knife attack at Westminster was probably an Islamist terrorist, but aren't commenting on his identity. At least 40 people are being treated for their injuries after the attack, which shocked the British capital.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 01:24:10 +1000
UN slams sale of Cambodian women's breast milk by US firm
The UN children's agency UNICEF is calling the selling of Cambodian breast milk by Utah-based firm Ambrosia Labs exploitation following reports the Phnom Penh government has suspended exports of the milk.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:27:00 +1000
Former NZ defence minister admits civilian casualties in bungled raid
The former New Zealand defence minister admits for the first time that civilians were killed during a bungled raid by New Zealand SAS troops in Afghanistan in 2010.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:23:45 +1000
Share sell-off: Small hiccup or major correction?
US share traders appear to have a case of indigestion as Donald Trump's healthcare reforms stall in congress. But is the share sell-off a minor hiccup or more severe malaise?



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:00:55 +1000
Trump's 'a walking satire balloon', says Veep creator
The writer behind landmark political satires such as The Thick Of It, In The Loop and Veep says the new US President is doing the work of satirists.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:13:54 +1000
Victory for Cloud Appreciation Society as asperitas formally classified
After eight years of lobbying by the Cloud Appreciation Society, the "chaotic, turbulent" asperitas formation will be included in the new edition of the World Meteorological Organisation's definitive guide to the skies.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:52:48 +1000
Gang behind wine and cheese thefts worth $250,000 busted by Italian police
Members of a crime gang dedicated to the theft of luxury cheese and fine wine worth tens of thousands of dollars are arrested in Italy.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:43:54 +1000
Have four Lions captains, says England coach Eddie Jones
The British and Irish Lions' upcoming tour of New Zealand is too big a challenge for just one captain, according to England coach Eddie Jones.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 07:59:24 +1000
US Supreme Court nominee says he would have no trouble ruling against Trump
Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump's US Supreme Court pick, says during his confirmation hearing he would have no trouble ruling against the President.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 07:40:34 +1000
On social media, who do you trust to share what you need to know?
In a world of fake news, who do you trust? A new experiment finds audiences care more about who shared a story on social media than who published it in the first place.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 06:38:15 +1000
UK, US ban laptops on flights from Middle East amid bomb fears
The United States and Britain are temporarily banning carry-on electronic devices on planes coming from certain airports in Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East and North Africa in response to unspecified security threats.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 06:05:58 +1000
Architect of US refugee deal says arrangement loosely based on Australia 'doing more'
The architect of the US-Australia refugee deal says the arrangement for America to take refugees from Nauru and Manus Island was loosely contingent on Australia considering resettling people from Central America, Africa and reuniting separated refugee families.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 05:07:34 +1000
Ex-IRA commander Martin McGuinness dead at 66
Martin McGuinness, the former IRA commander and deputy first minister of Northern Ireland, is remembered for his "historic contribution" to the re-unification of Ireland after the deadly Protestant-Catholic Troubles.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:26:20 +1000
Women, children killed in bungled NZ special forces raid, book claims
New Zealand special forces soldiers in Afghanistan were involved in a joint operation with US military in which a number of women and children were killed in 2010 and the deaths were covered up, according to an explosive new book.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:10:41 +1000
Trump 'more engaged' on terror, reaffirms support for Iraq
Donald Trump pledges to speed up US support to Iraq in the fight against the Islamic State group, during a meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in Washington.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:45:24 +1000
Stalemate, failure, or more troops? These are Trump's choices in Afghanistan
The war in Afghanistan may have been forgotten, but it's not over, and US President Donald Trump must decide what happens now.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:45:24 +1000
Cockroaches can breed for generations without males, study finds
Female cockroaches can reproduce healthily for years without ever meeting a member of the opposite sex, a Japanese study finds, a possible sign of "social cooperation" usually found in more advanced insects.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:03:25 +1000
US to ban passengers from bringing electronics on some flights
Cameras, iPads laptops and more will be banned in carry-on luggage on some flights from Middle Eastern and North African countries heading into the United States, according to Royal Jordanian Airlines.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 09:09:10 +1000
Fears for human rights activist arrested in UAE
Amnesty International says it is appalled by the arrest of prominent human rights activist Ahmed Mansoor in the United Arab Emirates, fearing he could be tortured in jail.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 09:04:44 +1000
Will 2017 be the year the far-right flops?
The leaders of Europe's far-right parties claimed an unstoppable political wave was on its way to knock down the dominoes of Europe, but is that actually the case?



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 09:03:24 +1000
The moment the Paris airport attacker took a soldier hostage
Dramatic security footage shows the moment a man attacks a soldier at Paris' Orly airport, taking her hostage before he is shot.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 07:37:33 +1000
Stink of Brazil meat corruption scandal puts off China
Revelations bribes were paid to ignore rotten and infected produce prompts China to suspend meat imports from Brazil worth billions of dollars per year.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 06:56:53 +1000
Venezuela undercover: A nation on the brink
Foreign Correspondent goes undercover in Venezuela's capital Caracas, a city where the currency is all but worthless, shops are empty, people queue for subsidised food rations to survive, and the only business that's booming is crime.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 05:01:08 +1000
May to pull Brexit trigger on March 29
Mark your calendars — Britain's Government will begin the process of leaving the European Union in just over a week, starting the clock on the two years it has to complete the most important negotiation for a generation.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Mon, 20 Mar 2017 23:42:47 +1000
Comey confirms FBI investigating Trump-Russia links
FBI director James Comey confirms at a Congressional committee hearing that the bureau is investigating possible links between Russia and Donald Trump's associates, while dismissing the President's claims he was wire-tapped by the Obama administration.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Mon, 20 Mar 2017 23:29:34 +1000
Sesame Street introduces new muppet with autism
Long-running kids' TV show Sesame Street is introducing a new character in its 47th season: a muppet named Julia who happens to have autism.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Mon, 20 Mar 2017 19:48:46 +1000
Sara Connor says she won't appeal against Bali prison sentence
Australian woman Sara Connor, who has been jailed in Bali for her role in killing an on-duty police officer, tells lawyers she will not appeal against her four-year sentence.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:39:20 +1000
Intel committee says no evidence to back up Trump's wiretap claim
The US House intelligence committee says it has seen no evidence that former president Barack Obama tapped President Donald Trump's phones during last year's election.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Mon, 20 Mar 2017 11:38:54 +1000
Federer tops Wawrinka in all-Swiss Indian Wells final
Roger Federer beats fellow Swiss Stan Wawrinka 6-4, 7-5 in the Indian Wells Masters final to earn a record-tying fifth title in the Californian desert and distinction as the tournament's oldest winner.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Mon, 20 Mar 2017 09:28:59 +1000
North Korean leader acting 'very, very badly': Trump
President Donald Trump criticises North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, as US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ends his first trip to Asia that included a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Mon, 20 Mar 2017 09:06:06 +1000
Guardiola 'happy and proud' as City draws with Liverpool
Pep Guardiola won 21 trophies in seven years while in charge of Barcelona and Bayern Munich but says his Manchester City side's 1-1 draw with Liverpool in the Premier League is one of his happiest moments in management.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Mon, 20 Mar 2017 08:33:17 +1000
Aussie Leishman wins Arnold Palmer Invitational, earns Masters start
Australia's Marc Leishman books an 11th-hour Masters berth with a one-shot victory at the US PGA Tour's Arnold Palmer Invitational in Florida.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Mon, 20 Mar 2017 08:02:45 +1000
Asylum seekers cross into Canada from US seeking 'protection and a home'
Canada is seeing a big spike in the number of asylum seekers crossing the border from the United States, with many saying they're coming because of Donald Trump's restrictions on refugees and immigration.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Mon, 20 Mar 2017 05:58:03 +1000
Australian to decide whether to appeal four-year Bali prison sentence
Australian woman Sara Connor, jailed in Bali for her role in killing on-duty police officer Wayan Sudarsa, needs to decide today whether to appeal her four-year prison sentence.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Mon, 20 Mar 2017 05:12:38 +1000
Timorese Australians vote in presidential election
The people of Timor-Leste head to the polls today to elect a new president, with former guerrilla fighter Francisco "Lu'Olo" Guterres widely tipped to out-poll seven other candidates. Timorese living in Australia are also able to vote.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Mon, 20 Mar 2017 04:55:08 +1000
Autopsy to learn if Paris airport attacker was drunk or high
French officials conduct an autopsy to determine whether a suspected Islamic extremist was drunk or high on drugs when he took a soldier hostage at Orly Airport in Paris and was shot dead by her fellow patrolmen.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:22 +1000
Malaysia hunting more suspects in Kim Jong-nam investigation
Malaysian police are hunting for more North Korean suspects over the killing of the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, which occurred last month in a crowded airport terminal.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Sun, 19 Mar 2017 22:21:16 +1000
Germany rejects Trump's claim it owes US 'vast sums' for defence
The German Defence Minister says "there is no debt account at NATO" in response to US President Donald Trump's claim that the country owes "vast sums" of money for defence.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Sun, 19 Mar 2017 21:33:39 +1000
Person in custody after White House incident
A driver who reportedly claimed to have a bomb is in custody after approaching a White House checkpoint in the second security scare in one day.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Sun, 19 Mar 2017 16:36:11 +1000
Death toll hits 72 in Peru's worst floods for two decades
Authorities in Peru declare the intense rains, overflowing rivers, mudslides and flooding being experienced in the country as the worst in two decades, with respite not expected for another two weeks.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Sun, 19 Mar 2017 15:15:23 +1000
Fellow rockers pay tribute to pioneer Chuck Berry
Fellow musicians pay tribute to Chuck Berry, the legendary rock 'n' roll pioneer behind the hits Johnny B Goode, Roll Over Beethoven and Sweet Little Sixteen, after he died aged 90.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Sun, 19 Mar 2017 10:39:44 +1000
Remembering Chuck Berry, rock 'n' roll's founding guitar hero and storyteller
Chuck Berry, the man who defined rock 'n' roll's joy and rebellion, set a template for a new sound — and a new way of life.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Sun, 19 Mar 2017 10:21:42 +1000
Leishman stalks leaders at Arnold Palmer Invitational
Marc Leishman is poised for a final-round charge at the US PGA Tour's Arnold Palmer Invitational, three shots off the lead in Florida.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Sun, 19 Mar 2017 09:59:34 +1000
Mass evacuation of Syrian rebel fighters from Homs
Rebels and their families begin leaving their last bastion in the Syrian city of Homs under a Russian-backed deal with the government expected to be among the largest evacuations of its kind.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Sun, 19 Mar 2017 08:45:55 +1000
Rock 'n' roll icon Chuck Berry dead at 90
Chuck Berry, who duck-walked his way into the pantheon of rock 'n' roll pioneers as one of its most influential guitarists, dies at his Missouri home at the age of 90.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Sun, 19 Mar 2017 08:24:55 +1000
Under-fire Wenger to reveal future soon as Arsenal lose yet again
Arsenal falls further behind unstoppable Chelsea with a dismal 3-1 loss to West Brom as protests mount against the long-serving Gunners boss.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Sun, 19 Mar 2017 07:57:40 +1000
Prince William, Kate meet Paris attacks survivors
Prince William visits Paris officially for the first time since his mother Princess Diana died there 20 years ago, meeting survivors of the 2015 terror attacks at the Bataclan concert hall and other sites with wife Kate.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Sun, 19 Mar 2017 06:38:47 +1000
Donald Trump says Germany owes 'vast sums of money' to NATO
US President Donald Trump says Germany owes "vast sums of money" to NATO and that the United States "must be paid more" for providing defence.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Sun, 19 Mar 2017 06:03:10 +1000
Man shot dead at Paris airport for attempting to take soldier's gun
A man is shot dead at Orly Airport in Paris after wrestling a soldier to the ground in attempt to take the officer's rifle, in an incident which is now being investigated by France's anti-terrorism division.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Sat, 18 Mar 2017 18:25:52 +1000
White House accidentally emails out satire piece to tout benefits of Trump budget
The White House's new official email promotes a link to a Washington Post article titled: Trump's Budget Makes Perfect Sense and Will Fix America, and I Will Tell You Why. There was just one problem — the piece was satirical.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Sat, 18 Mar 2017 15:43:41 +1000
Kyrgios withdraws from Indian Wells clash with Federer due to illness
Nick Kyrgios withdraws from his quarter-final match at Indian Wells against Swiss star Roger Federer, due to sickness.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Sat, 18 Mar 2017 08:07:12 +1000
Trump refuses to back down on wire-tapping claims with Merkel
US President Donald Trump meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the White House, and tells her they have something in common — being wire-tapped by Obama's administration.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Sat, 18 Mar 2017 08:04:38 +1000
Life under one of Iceland's most dangerous volcanoes
For people living in the tiny town of Vik, in the shadow of one of Iceland's biggest volcanoes, the threat of an long-overdue violent eruption is part of normal life.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Sat, 18 Mar 2017 07:13:23 +1000
Attack on refugee boat off Yemen leaves dozens dead
More than 40 Somali refugees are killed off the coast of Yemen when a helicopter attacked the boat they are travelling in, an officials says.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Sat, 18 Mar 2017 06:52:53 +1000
Tillerson to set the tone for future of US-China relationship
On his two-day visit to China, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will deal with a host of issues that threaten to derail the world's most important bilateral relationship, including the hotly disputed South China Sea.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Sat, 18 Mar 2017 06:12:24 +1000
Military action against North Korea an option 'on the table': Tillerson
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says it may be necessary to take pre-emptive military action against North Korea if the threat from their weapons program reaches a level that the United States believes requires action.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Sat, 18 Mar 2017 00:46:06 +1000
White House promises not to repeat claims UK spy agency wiretapped Trump
The White House reassures Britain that allegations a UK spy agency wiretapped US President Donald Trump during the US election will not be repeated.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Sat, 18 Mar 2017 00:05:46 +1000
South Sudan buying arms with oil money while millions face starvation: confidential UN report
Nearly half the population of South Sudan face food shortages yet the government is spending half at least half its budget on weapons, a confidential United Nations report alleges.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Fri, 17 Mar 2017 16:57:40 +1000
Even Breitbart came out swinging against Trump's health plan
Criticism of Donald Trump's health care plan seems to be bipartisan. The leak of his 2005 tax return turned out to be a useful distraction.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Fri, 17 Mar 2017 16:56:13 +1000
Snapchat shares continue downward trend
The parent company of Snapchat sees its shares fall below $US20 for the first time, continuing the downward trend in Snap Inc shares since its initial public offering.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Fri, 17 Mar 2017 16:36:30 +1000
No Anzac Day ceremony at Long Tan this year, Government confirms
The Federal Government confirms there will be no official Anzac Day ceremony at the Long Tan Cross site in Vietnam this year.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Fri, 17 Mar 2017 15:09:48 +1000
Aussie teen Ruffels sizzles at Arnold Palmer Invitational
Australian teenage prodigy Ryan Ruffels takes advantage of a sponsor's invite to the Arnold Palmer Invitational to shoot a first-round 69 and be two shots off the lead, while Jason Day also makes a bright start in Orlando.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Fri, 17 Mar 2017 12:43:38 +1000
Inscription reveals identity of colossus unearthed in Cairo slum
The discovery of an inscription on an ancient statue pulled from the mud of a Cairo slum reveals the colossus does not depict revered Pharaoh Ramses II as first thought, and is more likely of a lesser-known Egyptian ruler, the country's antiquities minister says.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Fri, 17 Mar 2017 12:34:25 +1000
Dog shot dead by police after it delayed flights at Auckland Airport
Police shoot dead a runaway dog on the tarmac of New Zealand's Auckland Airport because it was delaying planes taking off.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Fri, 17 Mar 2017 09:24:47 +1000
Floods, mudslides kill dozens in Peru after unusually heavy rainfalls
Dramatic footage shows a woman struggling free from a mudslide in Peru's capital Lima, as a new round of unusually heavy rain kills at least a dozen people and threatens flooding.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Fri, 17 Mar 2017 09:14:48 +1000
Trump's budget boosts military, slashes environment, community programs
US President Donald Trump's budget proposal will boost defence spending by $US54 billion, while slashing the Environmental Protection Agency's funding by 31 per cent and cutting other programs including Meals on Wheels.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Fri, 17 Mar 2017 09:12:23 +1000
Babies starving to death as Yemen calls for aid
New evidence of babies starving to death in Yemen emerges as the United Nations and aid agencies issue urgent calls for increased aid deliveries to feed 7 million people at risk of famine.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Fri, 17 Mar 2017 07:24:26 +1000
'You have tiny hands': McDonald's blames hacking for anti-Trump tweet
Fast-food chain McDonald's claims its Twitter account was hacked after its corporate account posted a derogatory tweet about US President Donald Trump.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Fri, 17 Mar 2017 07:05:51 +1000
TV crew, tourists, scientist injured in Mount Etna explosion
A BBC television crew narrowly escapes serious injury, capturing dramatic video of an eruption on Italy's Mount Etna volcano.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Fri, 17 Mar 2017 07:04:44 +1000
Le Pen's election chances remain solid despite Geert Wilders' defeat
Voters in the Netherlands may have turned their back on the anti-establishment populist candidate Geert Wilders, but do not assume this means France will do the same.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Fri, 17 Mar 2017 06:16:18 +1000
French high school student shoots principal, two others: police
An armed 17-year-old is arrested after shooting a principal and two others at a high school in the southern French town of Grasse, police say.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Thu, 16 Mar 2017 22:41:52 +1000
Britain's PM warned not to defy Scotland amid independence 2.0 push
Time is running out for Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May to come up with a compromise deal to stop Scotland holding another independence referendum, Scotland's former first minister Alex Salmond says.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Thu, 16 Mar 2017 21:27:47 +1000
Dutch opt for tolerance and reject Wilders' populism
He may have led in the polls, but on election day in The Netherlands, anti-Islam, anti-EU candidate Geert Wilders fell well short. Steve Cannane explains why.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Thu, 16 Mar 2017 19:22:14 +1000
Notorious people smuggler 'Captain Bram' jailed for six years
An Indonesian man who organised the failed asylum seeker journey at the centre of the cash-for-boat-turn-back scandal with Australia has been found guilty of people smuggling.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Thu, 16 Mar 2017 18:17:08 +1000
Crohn's disease illustration wins science Wellcome Image Awards
An illustration depicting the debilitating effects of Crohn's disease takes out the top award in science images for 2017.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:54:33 +1000
Cruise ship rams reef in Indonesian waters, causing irreparable damage
British company Noble Caledonia incurs the wrath of the Indonesian Government after its ship MV Caledonian Sky hit a prized coral reef causing irreparable damage.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Thu, 16 Mar 2017 16:03:11 +1000
Big win for automakers as Trump orders fuel economy standards review
President Donald Trump orders a review of US vehicle fuel-efficiency standards put in place by the Obama administration, handing a victory to auto industry executives and provoking criticism from Democrats and environmental groups.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Thu, 16 Mar 2017 14:26:42 +1000
US releases secret footage of atom bomb tests
After collecting dust in high-security vaults for more than 65 years, hundreds of reels of film from the Cold War era of nuclear weapons testing are declassified by the United States.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Thu, 16 Mar 2017 13:10:39 +1000
Mourinho defends Pogba, says critics motivated by salary 'envy'
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho leaps to the defence of Paul Pogba after the under-fire midfielder's below-par performances, saying it is not the player's fault 'he gets 10 times the money some players did in the past'.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Thu, 16 Mar 2017 10:43:08 +1000
'Through the looking glass': Baldwin on impersonating Trump
Alec Baldwin has shot to new levels of fame for his impersonation of US President Donald Trump, and says the key is finding the insecurity behind the facade.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Thu, 16 Mar 2017 10:41:57 +1000
Kyrgios out-aces Djokovic again to set up tantalising Federer clash
Nick Kyrgios is proving to be Novak Djokovic's nemesis on tour this year, again beating the former world number one in straight sets at Indian Wells to set up a quarter-final clash with Roger Federer.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Thu, 16 Mar 2017 10:04:25 +1000
Trump's 2.0 travel ban blocked by Hawaii court
A United States federal judge in Hawaii issues an emergency temporary halt to President Donald Trump's revised travel ban, just a day before it was set to go into effect.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Thu, 16 Mar 2017 09:18:31 +1000
Russian spies and two others charged over Yahoo hack
US authorities charge two Russian intelligence agents and two criminal hackers with masterminding the 2014 theft of 500 million Yahoo accounts, marking the first time the US Government has criminally charged Russian spies for cyber offences.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Thu, 16 Mar 2017 08:53:42 +1000
Monaco dumps Man City out of Champions League on away goals
Manchester City is out of the Champions League after being beaten by away goals by AS Monaco following a 6-6 aggregate draw.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Thu, 16 Mar 2017 07:37:51 +1000
Early vote counting shows PM on track to beat Geert Wilders
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte's People's Party for Freedom and Democracy wins the most seats in Wednesday's parliamentary elections, with a clear lead after early vote counting.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Thu, 16 Mar 2017 06:58:46 +1000
New Zealand just gave human rights to a river
The Whanganui River in New Zealand's North Island becomes the first landmark in the world to be recognised as a living entity.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Thu, 16 Mar 2017 06:46:32 +1000
US Fed Reserve raises interest rates by 25 basis points
The US Federal Reserve raises interest rates to a range of 0.75 per cent to 1.00 per cent, a move spurred by steady economic growth, strong job gains and confidence that inflation is rising to the central bank's target.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Thu, 16 Mar 2017 05:34:17 +1000
Scotland faces once in a generation vote … again
Scotland could get another chance to vote on independence from the UK — but this time Brexit has raised the stakes even higher, Barbara Miller writes.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Thu, 16 Mar 2017 05:23:14 +1000
Dozens killed in Syria twin suicide bombings
At least 30 people are killed in twin suicide bomb attacks at a court house and restaurant in Damascus, state media reports, in the second such attack in the Syrian capital in five days.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:04:42 +1000
South Korea's ousted leader leaves puppies behind in presidential palace
Impeached South Korean president Park Geun-Hye sparks criticism from dog lovers and an animal rights group after vacating the presidential palace and leaving her nine Jindo dogs, including seven puppies, behind.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Wed, 15 Mar 2017 21:59:53 +1000
Beijing says no need to choose between China and US
China's Premier Li Keqiang rejects the notion that countries in the Asia-Pacific need to make a choice between China and the United States, saying he's "optimistic about the future" of the relationship between the two countries.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Wed, 15 Mar 2017 18:42:48 +1000
Manuka honey demand driving rise in bee-related crime
New Zealand's bees are being stolen and traded by organised crime syndicates seeking to profit from skyrocketing honey prices thanks to surging demand in China, police and beekeepers say.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Wed, 15 Mar 2017 18:33:07 +1000
Saudi Arabia launches Girls' Council to empower women — without any girls
Publicity photos from the launch of Saudi Arabia's new Girls' Council have gone viral for all the wrong reasons — namely, the lack of actual women in attendance.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Wed, 15 Mar 2017 16:47:12 +1000
Kyrgios books date with Djokovic, Federer to face Nadal in Indian Wells
Nick Kyrgios will meet Novak Djokovic in Indian Wells in what will be their second match-up in a fortnight, while Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal face each other for the first time since their epic Australian Open final.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Wed, 15 Mar 2017 16:10:24 +1000
Bribery case hears of 'wild sex parties' involving US Navy admiral
A retired Navy admiral and eight other current and former military officers were bribed with sex, trips and other lavish perks, according to an indictment unsealed in a burgeoning scandal involving a Malaysian defence contractor nicknamed Fat Leonard.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Wed, 15 Mar 2017 14:57:48 +1000
The Simpsons has done a sequel to a classic episode. Which others do we need?
It seems The Simpsons is doing sequels now. The question is, which of their 600 episodes should they follow-up next?



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Wed, 15 Mar 2017 14:25:47 +1000
Why stopping the boats won't work in Europe, according to Europol
Europe doesn't need an Australian-style border protection system to solve its asylum seeker crisis, according to Europol's director Rob Wainwright.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Wed, 15 Mar 2017 12:58:16 +1000
What Trump has said about his taxes so far
The release of Donald Trump's 2005 tax return is the latest chapter in a long-running saga. We've pulled together what Mr Trump has said about releasing (or not) his tax returns.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Wed, 15 Mar 2017 12:42:47 +1000
Outrage in Brazil after footballer signs for club after serving sentence for girlfriend's murder
A Brazilian football club reignites its country's debate on violence against women after signing high-profile keeper Bruno, who is out of prison after serving just seven years of a 22-year sentence for having an ex-girlfriend killed and dismembered.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Wed, 15 Mar 2017 10:52:45 +1000
Donald Trump's 2005 tax returns revealed on live TV
One of Donald Trump's tax returns is revealed on live TV by MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, after being posted to an investigative journalist — who says the US President himself could be behind the leak.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Wed, 15 Mar 2017 10:47:19 +1000
UN warns of South Sudan 'social engineering' amid looming genocide threat
South Sudan's government has begun campaign of "population engineering" to relocate people based on ethnicity, UN says, as threat of genocide looms amid continuing civil war.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Wed, 15 Mar 2017 09:46:27 +1000
Dutch voters making a big choice about their national identity
Dutch right-wing politician Geert Wilders is driving a debate about national identity in the Netherlands, ahead of the country's election.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Wed, 15 Mar 2017 09:26:19 +1000
Oil plumbs three-month low as OPEC reveals surprise Saudi production lift
Crude oil prices hit their lowest level in three months after Saudi Arabia unexpectedly increased its production forecasts, adding to the current global oil glut.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Wed, 15 Mar 2017 08:10:24 +1000
The dream still lives as Leicester storms into Champions League quarters
Leicester City's roller-coaster season takes another turn, as the English club beats Sevilla to reach the Champions League quarter-finals.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Wed, 15 Mar 2017 07:35:55 +1000
'A comedy of errors': Professor speaks about viral BBC interview
Korea expert Professor Robert Kelly and his family speak out about the "comedy of errors" during a live television interview with the BBC that turned them all into "YouTube stars".



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Wed, 15 Mar 2017 07:14:55 +1000
Paris merger triggers strike chaos in French rugby
A shock announcement for a planned merger of two top French rugby teams leads to Stade Francais players going on strike.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Wed, 15 Mar 2017 06:23:00 +1000
Secretary of State Tillerson touches down in Japan for first Asian mission
Rex Tillerson's first mission to Asia as US Secretary of State — a three-country tour of Japan, South Korea and China — could help to shed some light on the enigmatic diplomat's foreign policy strategy, an international relations expert says.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Wed, 15 Mar 2017 05:29:44 +1000
Delivering babies in a war zone
For women in Afghanistan, having a baby can be deadly — with about one in 50 women dying as a result of pregnancy or childbirth. Australian doctor Claire Fotheringham witnessed it firsthand.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Wed, 15 Mar 2017 05:26:50 +1000
EU employers allowed to ban the hijab, court rules
European companies may bar staff from wearing Islamic headscarves and other visible religious symbols under certain conditions, the EU's top court rules, setting off a storm of complaints from rights groups and religious leaders.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Wed, 15 Mar 2017 04:51:58 +1000
Somali pirates hijack oil tanker with eight on board: officials
Pirates hijack an oil tanker with eight Sri Lankan crew on board, a Somali official says, in the first hijacking of a large commercial ship since 2012.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Tue, 14 Mar 2017 21:43:43 +1000
'Satirical' law proposes men be fined for masturbating
A Texas politician proposes a bill that would fine men $100 for masturbating in a bid to flip the switch on the struggles women face in accessing reproductive health care — particularly regarding abortion — by targeting men.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Tue, 14 Mar 2017 17:47:07 +1000
NY lake house encased in ice after cold spell
Freezing temperatures and heavy winds are not a great combination for a house on the shore of Lake Ontario in New York state.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Tue, 14 Mar 2017 15:22:02 +1000
Bogut dumped by Cavaliers after debut leg break
Australian star centre Andrew Bogut has been waived by the Cleveland Cavaliers after breaking his leg just seconds into his debut.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Tue, 14 Mar 2017 11:34:54 +1000
Spicer softens Trump's 'wire tapping' claim
White House press secretary Sean Spicer appeared to soften Donald Trump's unproven assertion that Barack Obama "wire tapped" phones at President Trump's New York skyscraper, saying the phrase — as it appeared in an early morning Twitter spray — was not meant to be taken literally.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Tue, 14 Mar 2017 10:41:29 +1000
Part of ancient Egyptian statue excavated in Cairo suburb
The three-tonne torso of a massive statue that may be of one of Egypt's most famous pharaohs is lifted from mud and groundwater where it was recently discovered in a Cairo suburb.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Tue, 14 Mar 2017 10:06:52 +1000
Terminally ill author who penned dating profile tribute to husband dies
Terminally ill author Amy Krouse Rosenthal dies days after penning an online-dating profile tribute to her husband.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Tue, 14 Mar 2017 09:33:32 +1000
UK Parliament gives Government power to trigger Brexit
Britain lurches closer to leaving the European Union, with Parliament giving Prime Minister Theresa May the power to file for divorce from the bloc.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Tue, 14 Mar 2017 09:09:05 +1000
Scots want EU membership fast-tracked if independence vote succeeds
The Scottish Government thinks Europeans will understand it has a "special" case to be given European Union membership as soon as possible if Scots vote for independence before Britain quits the bloc, a minister says.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Tue, 14 Mar 2017 08:12:39 +1000
Conte's Chelsea knocks Mourinho's United out of FA Cup
Chelsea's dominant season continues, with the Premier League leaders beating Manchester United 1-0 to reach the FA Cup last four.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Tue, 14 Mar 2017 08:06:14 +1000
Turkey threatens Netherlands with diplomatic sanctions
Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan threatens to impose sanctions on the Netherlands over a ban on his ministers speaking at rallies in the country's cities, accusing the Dutch Government of acting like "Nazi remnants".



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Tue, 14 Mar 2017 06:18:12 +1000
Sara Connor, jailed in Bali, faces difficult appeal choice
Byron Bay woman Sara Connor has a week to decide whether she will appeal in Bali's High Court or accept a four-year prison sentence handed to her yesterday.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Tue, 14 Mar 2017 06:02:42 +1000
What does Scotland's push for independence mean?
After shadow-boxing for months about the impact of Brexit, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon calls for what she has wanted all along — an independent Scotland.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Tue, 14 Mar 2017 05:40:32 +1000
Durban loses right to host 2022 Commonwealth Games
Durban loses the right to be the first African host of a Commonwealth Games, after officials say the South African city failed to meet the promises in its bid.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Tue, 14 Mar 2017 05:35:10 +1000
This could be your new home: Floating countries of the future
Do you love the ocean? Are you an innovator? Are you sick and tired of old models of government that are stuck in the last century?



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Tue, 14 Mar 2017 04:46:55 +1000
Scotland's leader Sturgeon seeks independence referendum in bid to remain in EU
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says she is seeking authority for a new independence referendum because Britain is dragging Scotland out of the European Union against its will.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Mon, 13 Mar 2017 22:49:26 +1000
PNG Chief Justice finds Manus Island detention centre actually closed
Papua New Guinea's Chief Justice finds the Manus Island detention centre is actually closed, and its 860 occupants technically live at the navy base it is built on.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Mon, 13 Mar 2017 20:05:03 +1000
Old sewing machines help restore self-esteem in Vanuatu after Cyclone Pam
Two years on from Cyclone Pam, a different type of disaster relief has brought pride and income to women in Vanuatu through a program that helps them sell high-quality products to tourists.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Mon, 13 Mar 2017 18:12:36 +1000
White men an 'endangered species' in UK boardrooms: Tesco chairman
The chairman of Britain's biggest retailer, Tesco, says he was joking when he told an audience of aspiring non-executive directors white men were "an endangered species" in UK boardrooms.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Mon, 13 Mar 2017 16:14:29 +1000
World's biggest cycling event ruined by gale-force wind
Gale-force winds prompt organisers to cancel the Cape Town Cycling Tour as competitors' bikes were thrown about like paper.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Mon, 13 Mar 2017 14:18:11 +1000
Fans pay tribute to late Footrot Flats cartoonist
Fans who grew up on the iconic Footrot Flats comics take to social media to pay tribute to late cartoonist Murray Ball.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Mon, 13 Mar 2017 10:55:40 +1000
More than 30 dead after bus drives through Haiti festival
The perpetrator fled after driving into a parade of pedestrians while fleeing from another accident, civil protection authorities say.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Mon, 13 Mar 2017 10:41:35 +1000
Bloody brawl in NASCAR pit lane after crash
A two-car crash in a NASCAR race sparks a pit-lane brawl that leaves former champion Kyle Busch bloodied.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Mon, 13 Mar 2017 10:06:32 +1000
'Capital of fascism': Turkey lashes out at Netherlands for blocking rallies
The Netherlands is acting like a "banana republic" and should face sanctions for barring Turkish ministers from speaking in Rotterdam, Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan says.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Mon, 13 Mar 2017 09:14:49 +1000
Kane injury mars Spurs' slashing FA Cup win
Spurs roll into FA Cup semi-finals with 6-0 win over Millwall, but an injury to star striker Harry Kane could cruel the club's Premier League title hopes.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Mon, 13 Mar 2017 06:38:44 +1000
Iraqi forces reclaim 30 per cent of west Mosul from Islamic State
Iraqi forces reclaim around 30 per cent of west Mosul from Islamic State militants, according to a commander of the elite Counter Terrorism Service, as soldiers push further into the jihadists' territory.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Mon, 13 Mar 2017 06:09:15 +1000
Geert Wilders pledges to 'de-Islamise' the Netherlands
When Dutch voters go to the polls on Wednesday, it will be the first of three big elections in 2017 involving founding European Union members.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Mon, 13 Mar 2017 05:59:10 +1000
Sara Connor to learn her fate over death of Bali police officer
An Australian woman will learn her fate in a Bali court this afternoon, after seven months behind bars for her alleged involvement in the killing of an on-duty police officer in Bali.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Mon, 13 Mar 2017 05:51:03 +1000
Web inventor says we need to push back against fake news
On the 28th birthday of the World Wide Web, its inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee writes an open letter warning of emerging trends that threaten its underlying principles.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Mon, 13 Mar 2017 05:46:46 +1000
A refugee's journey from Syria to America
Mahmoud Hallak is one of many people from Muslim countries within the United States waiting anxiously to hear if they will get their green card.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Mon, 13 Mar 2017 05:37:50 +1000
How 'fake news' is used and abused in Southeast Asia
"Fake news" has become a household phrase in recent months thanks to US President Donald Trump, so how is it being used and abused in the Southeast Asia region?



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Mon, 13 Mar 2017 05:36:49 +1000
Verrender: How Trump will push your mortgage rates higher
Donald Trump's big spending plans — on defence, on a Mexican wall and anything else that takes his fancy — will spark inflation, and cue the US Federal Reserve to raise interest rates, writes business editor Ian Verrender.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Mon, 13 Mar 2017 04:48:42 +1000
Garbage dump landslide kills at least 46 in Ethiopia
Makeshift homes and concrete buildings are buried by a landslide which swept through a massive dump, killing 46 people and leaving several dozen missing, residents say.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Sun, 12 Mar 2017 22:42:37 +1000
'Truth will certainly come out': South Korea's ousted leader
Ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye expresses defiance toward the corruption allegations against her after she vacates the presidential palace and returns to her home.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Sun, 12 Mar 2017 21:35:04 +1000
Intelligence committee requests evidence for Trump's 'wire-tap' claim
A Republican-chaired intelligence committee calls on US President Donald Trump to back up his accusation former president Barack Obama had "wires tapped" in Trump Tower, an anonymous aide says.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Sun, 12 Mar 2017 20:43:24 +1000
World number one Murray loses to qualifier in Indian Wells
World number one Andy Murray is sent packing from the second round of the Indian Wells Masters after losing to Canadian qualifier Vasek Pospisil in straight sets.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Sun, 12 Mar 2017 18:06:46 +1000
Former ambassador slams US move to recover debt from Cambodia
The issue of Cambodia's debt to the United States is back in the spotlight as the US appears set to ignore pleas from the South-East Asian nation to cancel the decades-old arrangement.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Sun, 12 Mar 2017 16:39:20 +1000
Footrot Flats creator Murray Ball dies aged 78
New Zealand cartoonist Murray Ball, who created long-running comic strip Footrot Flats, dies aged 78 after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's disease.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Sun, 12 Mar 2017 15:16:21 +1000
Trump administration fires top US prosecutor who refused to resign
A prominent US prosecutor says he was fired by the Trump administration after refusing to step down, adding a discordant note to what is normally a routine changing of top attorneys when a new president takes office.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Sun, 12 Mar 2017 11:49:31 +1000
Mayweather to 'come out of retirement' to fight McGregor
Floyd Mayweather Jr vows to "come out of retirement" to fight UFC champ Conor McGregor as the pair's verbal sparring continues.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Sun, 12 Mar 2017 11:33:13 +1000
Bali locals refusing to sell land for Trump estate
Plans for Donald Trump's massive real estate development in Bali hit a roadblock as locals refuse to sell to the US President's Indonesian business partner.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Sun, 12 Mar 2017 07:41:30 +1000
White House intruder charged after scaling fence
A man is facing 10 years in jail after he climbed over the White House fence while carrying a backpack containing mace, a computer and a letter about Russian hackers, and told the Secret Service he was a friend of Donald Trump's waiting for an appointment.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Sun, 12 Mar 2017 05:52:15 +1000
Competing rallies in South Korea over Park's impeachment
Ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye maintains her silence, as her opponents and supporters divide the capital's streets with massive rallies.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Sun, 12 Mar 2017 05:23:44 +1000
The ongoing internal battle for dominance within Metallica
Metallica's intense lead singer James Hetfield and theatrical drummer Lars Ulrich may take their eternal rivalry to the pinnacle in Copenhagen, with an outrageous proposition to swap roles for one show.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Sun, 12 Mar 2017 05:08:07 +1000
Twin blasts kill 40 in Damascus
At least 40 people are killed in twin explosions near religious shrines frequented by Shiite pilgrims in the Syrian capital Damascus.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Sat, 11 Mar 2017 23:57:06 +1000
World faces largest humanitarian crisis since 1945, UN says
More than 20 million people are facing famine and starvation in Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia and Nigeria, with the UN humanitarian chief warning an urgent aid injection is needed to avert catastrophe.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Sat, 11 Mar 2017 15:41:35 +1000
US authorities refuse to reveal cause of Russian ambassador's death
The New York City medical examiner's office says it will not release the cause or manner of death of Russia's ambassador to the United Nations, citing international law and protocol.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Sat, 11 Mar 2017 13:23:41 +1000
Cummins fast-tracked into Australian Test squad as Starc's replacement
Pat Cummins is named as Mitch Starc's replacement in the Australian squad for the third Test against India, despite only just making his Sheffield Shield return after a six-year absence.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Sat, 11 Mar 2017 13:16:46 +1000
Film fans flee giant burning King Kong statue
Panicking film-goers flee from a giant burning gorilla during an out-of-control fire at the Vietnam premiere of the new King Kong movie.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Sat, 11 Mar 2017 12:08:11 +1000
Australian shepherd dog plays den father to tiger cubs
A well-seasoned Australian shepherd is taking care of three new tiger cubs at the Cincinnati Zoo.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Sat, 11 Mar 2017 10:54:56 +1000
US attorneys appointed pre-Trump 'asked to leave' by Jeff Sessions
US Attorney-General Jeff Sessions seeks the resignations of 46 United States attorneys who were appointed during prior presidential administrations.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Sat, 11 Mar 2017 10:34:05 +1000
UN wants investigation of thousands of deaths and displacements in southern Turkey
A new United Nations report details serious human rights abuses in south eastern Turkey, with around 2,000 people killed and entire neighbourhoods razed in a government offensive against Kurdish rebels.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Sat, 11 Mar 2017 09:06:12 +1000
Trump administration thrilled with new job figures showing unemployment drop
US President Donald Trump is taking credit for delivering "tens of thousands of new jobs" and lowering unemployment as he reaches his 50th day in office.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Sat, 11 Mar 2017 08:35:14 +1000
A surrogate's plea to keep a controversial industry alive
India is moving to outlaw commercial surrogacy, citing exploitation of vulnerable young women. But one mother is hoping it remains legal long enough to save her son.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Sat, 11 Mar 2017 08:15:36 +1000
How do kids living in a 'disaster zone' deal with ongoing trauma?
When bushfires ravaged the hills around Christchurch in February, children who experienced the 2011 earthquakes were left dealing with yet another disaster.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Sat, 11 Mar 2017 07:38:42 +1000
VW pleads guilty in US emissions scandal case
Volkswagen pleads guilty to fraud, obstruction of justice and falsifying statements as part of a $5.7 billion settlement deal reached over its diesel emissions scandal in the United States.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Sat, 11 Mar 2017 07:29:53 +1000
Paragliding the Himalayas for earthquake-struck Nepal
A paragliding organisation based in Nepal's tourist town of Pokhara is using the money it raises from flying tourists around the Himalayas to help fund the country's ongoing earthquake reconstruction efforts.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Sat, 11 Mar 2017 05:46:57 +1000
Kids gatecrash professor's live TV interview
Live television can lead to some pretty unexpected scenarios — which is exactly what happened when a live BBC News interview with Korea expert Robert E Kelly was interrupted by his two young children.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Sat, 11 Mar 2017 00:19:46 +1000
Colossal statue of ancient pharaoh unearthed in Cairo slum
Archaeologists believe a giant statue discovered buried in mud under a Cairo slum is of revered Pharaoh Ramses II, who ruled Egypt more than 3,000 years ago.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Fri, 10 Mar 2017 21:15:33 +1000
Malaysian police formally identify Kim Jong-nam as victim of fatal airport attack
Malaysian police say they have formally identified the North Korean leader's half brother, Kim Jong-nam, as the victim of a fatal nerve agent attack at Kuala Lumpur's airport.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Fri, 10 Mar 2017 20:56:03 +1000
Why China is thrilled about South Korean leader's downfall
Beijing's officials won't say it, but they're thrilled to see the impeachment of South Korea's president Park Geun-hye.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Fri, 10 Mar 2017 16:53:06 +1000
Christian charity forced to end Indian operations over foreign donation laws
A major international Christian charity will next week cease its aid operations in India, citing the Indian Government's refusal to let it accept foreign donations.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Fri, 10 Mar 2017 16:44:38 +1000
PNG gets a dose of resource curse as ExxonMobil's gas project foments unrest
A report commission by ExxonMobil predicted the LNG project would transform PNG's economy. But now the report has disappeared from the company's website, and the promised benefits never appeared at all.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Fri, 10 Mar 2017 16:06:38 +1000
‘And I thought I was having a bad day’
DAVID Cameron has mocked Labour as dozens of MPs quit, but there is grim financial news for the UK — and Australia — in the wake of the Brexit vote.



Source: News Corporation
Published: Tue, 28 Jun 2016 10:47:00 +1000
‘Don’t do this, they’re our kids’
THE husband of a Texas woman who fatally shot the couple’s two daughters, begged her in vain not to kill them.



Source: News Corporation
Published: Tue, 28 Jun 2016 10:16:00 +1000
Manslaughter probe in EgyptAir crash
PROSECUTORS have opened a manslaughter investigation into last month’s EgyptAir plane crash, saying there is as yet no link to terrorism.



Source: News Corporation
Published: Tue, 28 Jun 2016 08:34:00 +1000
John Oliver’s spectacular Brexit rant
JOHN Oliver has launched a spectacular tirade at his fellow Brits over the Brexit vote. WARNING: Coarse language.



Source: News Corporation
Published: Tue, 28 Jun 2016 08:34:00 +1000
Top court overturns anti-abortion law
IN a historic judgment, the US Supreme Court has thrown out a restrictive law that could have reduced the number of abortion clinics in Texas.



Source: News Corporation
Published: Tue, 28 Jun 2016 05:58:00 +1000
Abducted Aussie workers coming home
THREE Australian men held hostage in Nigeria for five days are expected to return home as further details emerged of the terrifying ordeal.



Source: News Corporation
Published: Mon, 27 Jun 2016 21:55:00 +1000
Aussie woman raped in Croatia
A HOLIDAY has ended in tragedy for an Aussie student who was allegedly raped by a British man on an A-list celebrity island.



Source: News Corporation
Published: Sun, 26 Jun 2016 22:00:00 +1000
Corbyn’s Labor in open revolt
ROLLING UPDATES: The future of UK opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn looked shaky after two members of his top team quit and others seemed set to follow.



Source: News Corporation
Published: Sun, 26 Jun 2016 21:24:00 +1000
Gun control: Democrats hold ‘sit-in’
DEMOCRATS are staging a sit-in protest on the floor of the lower house of the US Congress to demand tighter gun controls after the Orlando nightclub massacre.



Source: News Corporation
Published: Thu, 23 Jun 2016 15:30:00 +1000
Britain braces for Brexit ‘fallout’
THE United Kingdom could suspend trading on the FTSE to protect the markets and an expected plunge in the value of the pound should the country vote to leave the European Union.



Source: News Corporation
Published: Tue, 21 Jun 2016 08:19:00 +1000