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Video of NBA player Sterling Brown's arrest sparks criticism of Milwaukee police

Body-camera footage released by police that showed how a simple interaction over an illegally parked car quickly escalated.
05/24/2018 04:22 PM
Donald Trump cancels summit with North Korea's Kim Jong-un

The shock announcement, contained in a strongly-worded letter that threatened nuclear war once again, appears to have caught South Korea off guard.
05/24/2018 05:09 PM
Russian army missile launcher fired rocket that brought down MH17, say investigators

A Russian army anti-aircraft missile launcher fired the rocket that brought down Malaysian airlines jet MH17 in Ukraine in 2014, investigators have concluded.
05/24/2018 02:10 PM
North Korea demolishes nuclear test site with series of blasts

The explosions at the nuclear test site were centred on three tunnels into the underground site and a number of observation towers in the surrounding area.
05/24/2018 11:23 AM
Russian missile shot down MH17, international investigation concludes

A Russian anti-aircraft missile was conclusively to blame for the crash that killed 298 people.
05/24/2018 12:18 PM
'Nut rage' Korean Air heiress questioned over housekeepers

Cho Hyun-ah bowed and apologised for "causing troubles" before entering a Korea Immigration Service office in Seoul for questioning.
05/24/2018 09:20 AM
How one woman's death pushed the Irish on abortion

Three years after Ireland legalised gay marriage, the country is about to decide whether to ditch its constitutional ban on a woman's right to choose.
05/24/2018 09:20 AM
A robot submarine found the 'Holy Grail of shipwrecks' with $22.5b worth of treasure

The wreckage of one of the most expensive maritime losses in history has been discovered, but who do the precious metals on board belong to?
05/24/2018 08:43 AM
Islamic State leader Neil Prakash says he was 'just a normal soldier'

The extradition hearing of Neil Prakash has been delayed, again, as Turkish prosecutors look for more evidence.
05/24/2018 08:09 AM
French government orders evacuation of Paris migrant camps

Paris police have already cleared out some 28,000 migrants from Paris camps in the past three years, but the arrivals haven't slowed.
05/24/2018 08:02 AM
Australian grandmother Maria Exposto sentenced to death in Malaysia

Australian grandmother Maria Elvira Pinto Exposto, 54, has been found guilty of drug trafficking and sentenced to death in Malaysia.
05/24/2018 11:33 AM
Maduro swift to crack down days after Venezuela election 'victory'

Nicolas Maduro hasn't wasted time consolidating power in the aftermath of his disputed victory in Venezuela's presidential election.
05/24/2018 05:42 AM
Southern exposure: the North Koreans longing to be sent home

Seoul has refused to let a small group of spies and guerrillas return as it seeks commitments from Pyongyang for hundreds of South Koreans thought held there.
05/24/2018 05:28 AM
Brazil backs 'Guardians of the Amazon' in their war on loggers

In a rare move, Brazil is providing armed back-up to indigenous people protecting the world's most threatened tribe from illegal loggers
05/24/2018 05:20 AM
'We don't trust them either': Iran lays out conditions to salvage nuclear deal

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has pushed back on talk about expanding the deal to include curbs on missiles and Iran's meddling in Middle East.
05/24/2018 05:17 AM
'I didn't care if they cut my leg off': Lava bomb survivor describes agony

After doctors saved his leg that was hit by a projectile of molten rock, Darryl Clinton said witnessing the lava up close, had been "the event of a lifetime".
05/24/2018 01:52 AM
Ukraine paid Trump lawyer Cohen to arrange White House talks: BBC

Michael Cohen received a secret payment to arrange talks between Trump and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko last year, the BBC reported.
05/23/2018 10:24 PM
In a first, UK mum jailed for forcing daughter to marry

A mother tricked her teenage daughter into travelling to Pakistan to marry an older man.
05/23/2018 09:28 PM
Fate of US-North Korea summit rests with Kim Jong-un: Pompeo

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he's "very hopeful" that a planned summit will proceed but laid the fate of the historic meeting squarely with Kim Jong-un.
05/23/2018 08:59 PM
Brain injury of US consulate worker in China like Cuban cases: Pompeo

A US government employee stationed in China has suffered health problems "very similar" to those that afflicted several American and Canadian envoys in Cuba.
05/24/2018 12:35 AM
Yulia Skripal: 'My life has been turned upside down'

Yulia Skripal, who was poisoned with her ex-spy father in a nerve agent attack, said on Wednesday her recovery has been "slow and painful".
05/24/2018 02:07 AM
US disinvites China from RimPac multinational military exercise

The Pentagon said on Wednesday it has withdrawn an invitation for China to participate in a multinational naval exercise the US is hosting.
05/23/2018 07:27 PM
Trump blocking critics on Twitter violates Constitution, federal judge rules

The President cannot legally block Twitter users because doing so violates their right to free speech, a New York judge ruled.
05/23/2018 07:04 PM
Italy's populist coalition gets a shot at government

After two months of deadlock, a coalition of anti-immigrant and anti-EU partner have been given the nod to lead Italy.
05/23/2018 06:29 PM
Trump seethes over Russia probe, claims 'SPYGATE' is next big scandal

The US President has escalated his efforts to discredit the Russia investigation amid claims that a US government informant infiltrated his campaign.
05/23/2018 04:49 PM
Russian World Cup kickoff will be a dark day, MH17 bereaved say

An open letter to the Russian people from MH17 victims' families comes as investigators prepare to reveal new details of the attack.
05/24/2018 01:06 AM
Saddam's super-yacht winds up as sailors' hotel

The king size bed in Saddam Hussein's super-yacht is made, the silk curtains have been drawn back and, in the gold-rimmed bathroom, a barber's chair awaits.
05/23/2018 10:53 AM
Search for MH370 to end next week, Malaysia says

The search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 by a private US firm will end next Tuesday and there will be no more extensions.
05/23/2018 09:16 AM
Private jet from Texas crashes in Honduras, all passengers survive

Video images posted online showed what appeared to be area residents pulling people out of the damaged fuselage of the white Gulfstream jet.
05/23/2018 08:47 AM
Large predatory worms invaded France, but scientists just noticed them

Jean-Lou Justine thought Pierre Gros' images of worms must be a prank, but he was neither prankster nor international worm-smuggler.
05/23/2018 05:54 AM
China calls checkmate on South China Sea

The land masses are now there. And they are occupied. It's time Australia got off the back foot and worked with China to see if the new islands can be of joint benefit.
05/23/2018 04:19 AM
Israeli air strikes target boat moored in Gaza: residents

Israeli aircraft destroyed a boat moored in Gaza city early on Wednesday morning, local residents said. There were no reports of casualties.
05/23/2018 05:48 AM
Taking up where Luther King left off: the new Poor People's Campaign

"Usually the only time politicians speak about poverty is when they are demonising the poor. We're flipping that narrative."
05/23/2018 06:34 AM
Twitter bots helped Trump and Brexit win, economic study says

Twitter bots may have altered the outcome of two of the world's most consequential elections in recent years, according to an economic study.
05/23/2018 12:19 AM
US judge boots Michael Rotondo, 30, from parents' house

After a surreal 30-minute legal back-and-forth, the New York state judge had had enough.
05/23/2018 12:09 AM
Rare, brain-damaging Nipah virus spreads panic in India as toll rises

A rare, brain-damaging virus has killed at least 10 people in southern India, where medical crews are scrambling to manage its spread.
05/22/2018 08:50 PM
Italian PM hopeful Giuseppe Conte's resume raises questions

The anti-establishment 5-Star Movement defended Giuseppe Conte against speculation that he overstated affiliations with elite international universities.
05/23/2018 12:02 AM
Trump considers fine for China's ZTE, Congress sour on idea

US President Donald Trump has floated a plan to fine ZTE Corp, rolling back more severe penalties that have crippled the Chinese telecommunications company.
05/22/2018 07:57 PM
Trump suggests summit with North Korea's Kim could be delayed

"There's a very substantial chance that it won't work out [for June 12]," the President said on Wednesday.
05/23/2018 01:02 PM
Two more die of Ebola in Congo as seven new cases are confirmed

Aid agencies are battling to persuade sceptical residents about the severity of an outbreak that has killed 27 people since April.
05/22/2018 05:21 PM
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend Charles' garden party

It is the couple's first public appearance since their wedding on Saturday.
05/23/2018 01:28 AM
'God made you this way': Pope's stunning comments to gay man

The comments to a Chilean sex abuse victim were a striking statement of tolerance by Pope Francis.
05/22/2018 03:58 PM
Brie-ng it on: EU gives green light for trade deal with Australia

Expect some fierce haggling over what we are allowed to call our cheese when negotiations begin next month.
05/23/2018 12:39 AM
The princes, the President and the fortune seekers

A top Trump fundraiser ingratiated himself with crown princes from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, who were seeking to alter US foreign policy.
05/22/2018 02:01 PM
He was 'being followed by a pig' and didn't know what to do. So he called 911

The unusual case unfolded when a man called the emergency number and said that he was being followed on his way home from a train station.
05/22/2018 07:30 AM
At first, I hated the royal wedding, then the adrenaline kicked in

Our Europe Correspondent, Nick Miller, shares his experience of covering the Royal Wedding from inside the walls of Windsor Castle.
05/23/2018 03:04 AM
Paraguay opens embassy in Jerusalem, after US and Guatemala

Paraguay opened its new embassy in Jerusalem on Monday, following in the footsteps of the United States and Guatemala.
05/22/2018 06:27 AM
Pakistan heatwave kills dozens in Karachi

A heatwave has killed at least 65 people in Pakistan over the past three days, a social welfare organisation said, amid fears the death toll could climb.
05/22/2018 06:14 AM
China's account of 'cool' meeting in contrast to Julie Bishop's

Foreign minister Wang Yi told Julie Bishop the relationship had been damaged. Bishop blamed the media.
05/22/2018 05:57 AM
Teen who started US bushfire with fireworks ordered to pay $47.5 million

The 15-year-old was also ordered to write apology letters to 152 people and various groups after starting a fire which burned for two months.
05/22/2018 05:38 AM
NRA lobbyist's home vandalised with fake blood

A woman was found guilty of spraying fake blood on the steps of the Alexandria, Virginia, home of National Rifle Association lobbyist Chris Cox in January.
05/22/2018 03:15 AM
Cuba plane crash death toll rises as survivor dies

The death toll from a plane crash last week has risen to 111 as one of the three survivors, 23-year-old Grettel Landrove, died in a Havana hospital.
05/22/2018 03:00 AM
Malaysia's embattled Najib questioned by anti-corruption agency

Former PM arrived at the country's anti-corruption commission, under orders to explain a suspicious transfer of nearly $14 million into his bank account.
05/22/2018 02:27 AM
Quake strikes near Guam

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake has struck near the United States terriroty of Guam, according to the US Geological Survey which monitors such events.
05/22/2018 01:28 AM
Senator Bob Corker declines Trump offer to be ambassador to Australia

US President Donald Trump offered Senator Bob Corker the chance to be the US ambassador to Australia, but the Republican lawmaker declined.
05/22/2018 01:38 AM
After the royal wedding, what will Doria Ragland do next?

She stole the nation's hearts at the royal wedding. Can Meghan's mother now expect an official role?
05/23/2018 02:21 AM
Muslims fasting for Ramadan pose danger, says Danish minister

A Danish government minister has asserted that Muslims shouldn't work during Ramadan because the month-long fasting period poses safety hazards.
05/21/2018 08:50 PM
Why US-China trade talks have left toughest issues unresolved

Facing the risk of a mutually harmful trade war, the world's two biggest economies have put their differences on hold. For now.
05/21/2018 08:33 PM
Pompeo vows US and allies will 'crush' Iranian operatives globally

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo launched a sweeping broadside against the Iranian government.
05/22/2018 02:05 AM
Virtually unknown academic Giuseppe Conte about to become Italy's PM

Giuseppe Conte has an established academic law career, about 900 Twitter followers and a name virtually unknown in the Italian political world.
05/22/2018 02:55 AM
Wounded Texas officer had sought a ‘simpler life’ patrolling schools

Four months into his new job at Santa Fe High School, Officer John Barnes fired his gun - something he didn't do in 23 years as a cop.
05/21/2018 05:48 PM
Ex-Melbourne Uni student, 23, found guilty of axe murders of family

Henri van Breda, who grew up in Perth, slaughtered his parents and older brother with an axe in their upscale housing estate.
05/22/2018 02:31 AM
Palace shares family portrait and other royal wedding photos

The three official photographs were taken shortly after the wedding.
05/23/2018 02:22 AM
Toxic cloud caused by Hawaii volcano lava emerges over ocean

White plumes of acid and fine shards of glass billowed into the sky over Hawaii, creating another hazard from the Kilauea volcano eruption: a toxic steam cloud.
05/22/2018 02:42 AM
While Australia watched a wedding, China was making its next move

By landing H-6K heavy bombers on the Paracel islands, China asserted its intention to dominate Australia's chief trade lifeline.
05/22/2018 01:20 AM
US threatens Iran with worst sanctions yet

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has threatened to place "the strongest sanctions in history" on Iran if its government does not change course.
05/21/2018 02:06 PM
Father weeps for son at start of London's Grenfell Tower fire inquiry

"I held my son in my arms, hoping it was all a bad dream, wishing, praying for a miracle, that he would open his eyes," Marcio Gomes said, weeping as he spoke.
05/22/2018 05:15 AM
Even with Trump on the ropes, the Democrats could still blow it

Should they win majorities in Congress, they will still have to govern.
05/21/2018 01:00 PM
At a Texas mosque, they mourn a girl who wanted to empower women

Muslim exchange student Sabika Sheikh had come to Texas, excited to experience a country that represented all that was possible.
05/21/2018 11:21 AM
He took his family to lunch, left the table and rammed them with his car

With the former police officer behind the wheel, the car blasted through the restaurant, colliding with the table where his family were sitting and killing two.
05/21/2018 11:09 AM
Iran says Europe's support for nuclear deal not enough

The European Union is not doing enough to preserve the benefits for Iran from the  international nuclear pact
05/21/2018 10:03 AM
A man found a safe of cash in his backyard. It was his neighbours’

The homeowners thought it was just an electricity box, but last month they were amazed to discover it was instead a locked safe that held money and jewels.
05/21/2018 08:56 AM
Cuba begins to bury its dead as questions raised over plane crash

Authorities reveal that the Mexican charter company whose 39-year-old plane crashed was subject to two serious complaints.
05/21/2018 08:05 AM
Meghan to fight for feminism

Meghan Markle has been given the blessing of Buckingham Palace to use her position to fight for feminism.
05/21/2018 07:01 AM
French researchers have the final word on Hitler. Turns out he's dead

First study of dictator's charred remains show Nazi leader most definitely died in Berlin in 1945 and, therefore, cannot possibly still be alive on the moon.
05/21/2018 06:05 AM
The Mafia reporter with a police escort (and the 200 others like him)

Angering the Mafia as a journalist in Italy makes for a lonely life. But Paolo Borrometi is in good company.
05/21/2018 04:14 AM
Idris Elba turns DJ as Harry and Meghan dance to '80s hits

After a day that was all heart, there was room for some soul at the star-studded affair that was the reception for the royal wedding.
05/21/2018 02:59 AM
Venezuelans boycott their own election

Voting centres across Venezuela's capital appeared largely empty during Sunday's presidential election,
05/21/2018 02:08 AM
Hillary Clinton trolls Trump with Russian cap at Yale speech

Hillary Clinton used Yale's tradition of over-the-top headwear to rib President Donald Trump with her own unusual hat: a Russian fur cap.
05/21/2018 12:56 AM
Trump puts political pressure on Justice Department over Russia probe

President Donald Trump demanded that the Justice Department investigate whether the department or the FBI "infiltrated or surveilled" his campaign.
05/21/2018 12:10 AM
Lava spatter hits Hawaii man, shatters his leg in first known injury

Lava spatters can weigh as much as a refrigerator and even small pieces of spatter can kill, an official said.
05/20/2018 11:13 PM
How royal nanny kept Meghan's bridesmaids and page boys in line

If Maria Borrallo hadn't been present in the chapel, there's a chance the ceremony might not have gone quite so smoothly.
05/21/2018 12:52 AM
Cyclist killed by cougar, another bitten on head in US

The animal pounced on the rider, killing him and dragging him back to what appeared to be its den. It was later shot dead.
05/20/2018 10:45 PM
Australian who died in New Zealand rafting accident was policeman

The tourist was one of six Australians on the raft, which overturned on rapids near Queenstown on Saturday afternoon.
05/21/2018 04:44 AM
'This was raw God' says Welby of US preacher's royal wedding talk

The Archbishop of Canterbury has praised the "unconventional" royal wedding address by the American bishop, saying it "blew the place open".
05/20/2018 10:00 PM
Giuliani: Mueller to end obstruction probe into Trump by September

Giuliani's comments were an apparent attempt to publicly pressure Mueller amid their interview negotiations.
05/20/2018 09:12 PM
NRA eyes 1 million more members as Texas mourns

Texas Governor Greg Abbott said a strategy under discussion for ending the violence involves doing threat assessments of students via social media postings.
05/20/2018 08:35 PM
Sante Fe school shooter targeted students after spurned advances: victim's mother

A teenaged boy who shot and killed eight students and two teachers in Texas had been spurned by one of his victims, her mother said.
05/20/2018 08:37 PM
Trump hits out as collusion claims spread from Russia to Middle East

Donald Trump has reacted angrily to a report that his son met with two Middle Eastern countries that offered support in the run-up to the 2016 vote.
05/20/2018 06:00 PM
Texas politician links shootings to abortion, violent video games

 Two days after a 17-year-old opened fire in his Texas high school, Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick linked school shootings to abortion.
05/21/2018 03:28 AM
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas hospitalised in the West Bank

It's the third time Abbas has been hospitalised in a week. He underwent minor surgery on Tuesday.
05/20/2018 04:05 PM
Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich in limbo after UK visa expires

British authorities have not renewed Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich's visa after it expired last month.
05/20/2018 03:48 PM
'Australia will be my first home and my last home': Nihad's new life begins

She was captured by IS, sold and raped and has never seen the baby she have birth to. Now Nihad is hoping Australia will deliver her dreams of a happier life.
05/21/2018 01:51 AM
Remembering the victims of the Texas school shooting

Ten people were killed in the latest Texas shooting. Here are their stories: .
05/20/2018 12:15 PM
China agrees to import more from US averting trade war

China has agreed to significantly increase its purchases of US  goods and services, as the world's two largest economies agreed to avert a trade war.
05/20/2018 10:11 AM
Who is Bishop Michael Curry, the royal wedding preacher?

The Chicago-born priest - the first black president of the Episcopalian Church - preaches about the redemptive power of love.
05/21/2018 11:17 PM
A royal wedding to rejuvenate the Windsors

If you wanted a symbol of the future the royal family hoped to stake out on Saturday, it was the electric Jaguar that Harry and Meghan drove to their evening party.
05/20/2018 12:01 PM
Texas school shooter 'weirdly nonemotional', as a community asks why

The mother of one of the 10 people killed in America’s latest school massacre said her daughter had rejected the romantic advances of the accused.
05/20/2018 09:41 AM
Seamstresses work all night to replicate royal wedding dress

Fashion lovers waited months to see Meghan's dress, but it took just 10 hours for two seamstresses to create a royal knock-off.
05/20/2018 07:49 AM
‘Zero. In fact, less than zero.’ Gazans say little gained in protests

After weeks of protest at the Israeli border fence peaked this week, Gazans returned to their daily lives of struggle, many wondering what, if anything, had been accomplished.
05/20/2018 04:25 AM