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    Colombia's coffee conundrum


    Everything in this Australian cafe is just like back in Colombia. Except the coffee. Colombian coffee is much better in...

    Everything in this Australian cafe is just like back in Colombia. Except the coffee. Colombian coffee is much better in Australia.

    US sends coffins to North Korea for soldiers' remains


    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un agreed to resume the recovery efforts in the summit with President Donald Trump earlier this month in...

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un agreed to resume the recovery efforts in the summit with President Donald Trump earlier this month in Singapore.

    World of Photos - June 25, 2018


    The best photos from the international wire agencies as chosen by our picture...

    The best photos from the international wire agencies as chosen by our picture editors.

    Macron wants asylum centres to hold migrants


    The French President is calling for 'closed centres' for migrants so their eligibility for asylum can be assessed...

    The French President is calling for 'closed centres' for migrants so their eligibility for asylum can be assessed quickly.

    Polls open in Turkey's high-stakes elections


    President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's hold on power will be strengthened should he win the elections following controversial constitutional changes made last...

    President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's hold on power will be strengthened should he win the elections following controversial constitutional changes made last year.

    Trump trades insults as US offers plan to re-unite separated children


    The Trump administration has 2053 "separated minors" in custody, and a process has been established to reunite them with their parents before...

    The Trump administration has 2053 "separated minors" in custody, and a process has been established to reunite them with their parents before deportation.

    English bulldog Zsa Zsa wins ugliest dog contest


    Having what is judged to be the world's ugliest dog isn't all bad - you get to take home $1900, although you do have to keep the...

    Having what is judged to be the world's ugliest dog isn't all bad - you get to take home $1900, although you do have to keep the dog.

    Open road: a Saudi woman rejoices as driving ban ends


    Saudi Arabia has joined the rest of the world in allowing women to get behind the wheel, much to the joy of drivers such as Hessah...

    Saudi Arabia has joined the rest of the world in allowing women to get behind the wheel, much to the joy of drivers such as Hessah Alajaji.

    Thousands march demanding second Brexit vote


    Pro-European Union organisers claim 100,000 people marched in London demanding Britain hold another vote on the decision to...

    Pro-European Union organisers claim 100,000 people marched in London demanding Britain hold another vote on the decision to leave.

    Melbourne woman dead after bus crash in Cambodia


    A Melbourne aid worker is among four people who have been killed in a mini-bus crash in...

    A Melbourne aid worker is among four people who have been killed in a mini-bus crash in Cambodia.

    Jacinda Ardern reveals newborn daughter's name


    New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern explained why she chose the name Neve Te Aroha Ardern...

    New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern explained why she chose the name Neve Te Aroha Ardern Gayford.

    Trump: 'We do a much better job' of detaining people who cross border


    President Donald Trump still had immigration on his mind as he headed to Nevada to bolster the hopes of a Republican senator facing a difficult re-election...

    President Donald Trump still had immigration on his mind as he headed to Nevada to bolster the hopes of a Republican senator facing a difficult re-election fight

    Zimbabwe's president narrowly escapes apparent assassination attempt


    Zimbabwe's election campaign season took a worrying turn on Saturday afternoon when a crude bombing at a speech delivered by President Emmerson Mnangagwa appeared to be an attempt on his...

    Zimbabwe's election campaign season took a worrying turn on Saturday afternoon when a crude bombing at a speech delivered by President Emmerson Mnangagwa appeared to be an attempt on his life.

    All races are victims of farm attacks, says peak farm body


    Farming leaders have cast doubt on claims that farmers in South Africa are being targeted because of their...

    Farming leaders have cast doubt on claims that farmers in South Africa are being targeted because of their race.

    Indian woman poisons family after taunts


    Police in India's Maharashtra state have arrested a housewife for allegedly poisoning food at a function that killed five people, including four...

    Police in India's Maharashtra state have arrested a housewife for allegedly poisoning food at a function that killed five people, including four children.

    Deadly explosion at Ethiopia rally a 'well-orchestrated attack', PM says


    A blast struck a huge rally for Ethiopia's reformist new PM as he was waving to the crowd that had turned out in numbers unseen in recent years in the East African...

    A blast struck a huge rally for Ethiopia's reformist new PM as he was waving to the crowd that had turned out in numbers unseen in recent years in the East African nation.

    A new approach to defending democratic discussion


    To protect parliamentary discussion from being manipulated, Australia could expose weaponised narratives for the health of public debate, a new paper...

    To protect parliamentary discussion from being manipulated, Australia could expose weaponised narratives for the health of public debate, a new paper proposes.

    African wild dogs make comeback at Mozambican wildlife park


    Wild African dogs have been re-introduced to Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique, part of a conservation project that aims to restore a diverse...

    Wild African dogs have been re-introduced to Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique, part of a conservation project that aims to restore a diverse ecosystem.

    Assad defies United States, presses assault in southwest Syria


    Syrian government offensive seen testing resolve of anti-Assad fighters as well as US commitment to de-escalation agreement in the...

    Syrian government offensive seen testing resolve of anti-Assad fighters as well as US commitment to de-escalation agreement in the region.

    Release of 'Wolf Pack' behind Spanish sex assault sparks protests


    Five men convicted of sexually assaulting a young woman at the Pamplona bull running festival in 2016 were released on bail on...

    Five men convicted of sexually assaulting a young woman at the Pamplona bull running festival in 2016 were released on bail on Friday.

    Western Sydney man hailed as first foreign organ donor in Chinese city


    Phillip Hancock's generous organ donations changed five lives for the better, and drew praise medical staff in the megacity of...

    Phillip Hancock's generous organ donations changed five lives for the better, and drew praise medical staff in the megacity of Chongqing.

    Chaos in White House as officials debate migrant border crisis


    Confusion over Trump's order to allow migrant families to remain together after they illegally enter the US led to a tense argument at the White...

    Confusion over Trump's order to allow migrant families to remain together after they illegally enter the US led to a tense argument at the White House.

    US has detained and split up families throughout its history


    Throughout American history, during times of war and unrest, authorities have cited various reasons and laws to take children away from their...

    Throughout American history, during times of war and unrest, authorities have cited various reasons and laws to take children away from their parents.

    Picture Editor's Choice, June 24, 2018


    A selection of photographs from around the world by Fairfax picture...

    A selection of photographs from around the world by Fairfax picture editors.

    Czech Republic government moves to allow same-sex marriage


    The Czech government has given its backing to a bill that would make the country the first in the old Eastern Europe bloc to allow same-sex...

    The Czech government has given its backing to a bill that would make the country the first in the old Eastern Europe bloc to allow same-sex marriage.

    WikiLeaks publishes ICE employee database


     Wikileaks has published professional information and LinkedIn profiles of thousands of US ICE employees, as the fallout from the Trump administration's zero-tolerance policy...

     Wikileaks has published professional information and LinkedIn profiles of thousands of US ICE employees, as the fallout from the Trump administration's zero-tolerance policy continues.

    Australia's hard line on asylum seekers echoes around the world


    Donald Trump separating children from parents; Europe's "offshore processing" in Africa. Is Australia somehow the inspiration for all...

    Donald Trump separating children from parents; Europe's "offshore processing" in Africa. Is Australia somehow the inspiration for all this?

    After giving birth, New Zealand PM craves mac-n-cheese


    Jacinda Ardern has not yet named her daughter, earlier saying that the process of finding a name was going...

    Jacinda Ardern has not yet named her daughter, earlier saying that the process of finding a name was going 'terribly'.

    Indonesian terror leader Aman Abdurrahman 'grateful' for death penalty


    An Indonesian court has sentenced radical Islamic cleric Aman Abdurrahman to death for inspiring his followers to commit a wave of terror...

    An Indonesian court has sentenced radical Islamic cleric Aman Abdurrahman to death for inspiring his followers to commit a wave of terror attacks. 

    EU slaps retaliatory tariffs on US goods


    The US attacked first, imposing tariffs on steel and aluminium from around the globe and threatening to hit tens of billions of dollars on Chinese...

    The US attacked first, imposing tariffs on steel and aluminium from around the globe and threatening to hit tens of billions of dollars on Chinese products.

    Ten things to do in Washington


    This is by no means an exhaustive list (I would need about three months to see everything properly), but an idea of some of the big and not-so-big things to...

    This is by no means an exhaustive list (I would need about three months to see everything properly), but an idea of some of the big and not-so-big things to do.

    Ten tips for travelling in New York from someone who didn't like it


    'OMG you are going to love New York'. If I had a dollar for every time someone said that to me I would have paid for my trip. But I have a confession - I disliked New...

    'OMG you are going to love New York'. If I had a dollar for every time someone said that to me I would have paid for my trip. But I have a confession - I disliked New York.

    Thailand preparing total ban on import of electronic waste


    Thai authorities say they may use special powers given to the military government to impose a total ban on the import of such potentially toxic...

    Thai authorities say they may use special powers given to the military government to impose a total ban on the import of such potentially toxic materials.

    Koko, the gorilla who knew sign language, dies at 46


    Koko's remarkable sign-language ability and motherly attachment to pet cats helped change the world's views about the intelligence of...

    Koko's remarkable sign-language ability and motherly attachment to pet cats helped change the world's views about the intelligence of animals.

    Skripal nerve attack 'taught jihadists power of poison plots'


    The poisoning of a retired Russian agent acted as "big neon advertisement" to jihadists for the power of chemical attacks, an al-Qaeda informant...

    The poisoning of a retired Russian agent acted as "big neon advertisement" to jihadists for the power of chemical attacks, an al-Qaeda informant said.

    The status of the detained children on the border of US, Mexico


    Donald Trump's handling of illegal immigration has plunged more than 2000 children into limbo. Here's what we know now about their...

    Donald Trump's handling of illegal immigration has plunged more than 2000 children into limbo. Here's what we know now about their status.

    Trump directs US agencies to reunite families at border


    Trump said he was directing federal agencies to begin reuniting children and parents separated at the US-Mexico border after entering the country...

    Trump said he was directing federal agencies to begin reuniting children and parents separated at the US-Mexico border after entering the country illegally.