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A commercial plane carrying 66 people has crashed in southern Iran.
Thousands of angry students, parents and residents have marched in Florida demanding stricter gun control laws as new details are revealed about the suspect accused of shooting and killed 17 people in a high school.
Six civilians suffered breathing difficulties and other symptoms indicative of poison gas inhalation after an attack launched by Turkey on the Kurdish- controlled enclave of Afrin, local doctors and Syria's state-run news agency report.
The temple seen by Tibetans as the "symbolic heart" of Tibet was ablaze on Saturday night, and the Chinese government has released little information.
Operating from St Petersburg, they churned out falsehoods on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
Campaigners have taken inspiration from the film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri to call for gun control in the wake of the Florida school shooting.
US President Donald Trump has insisted for more than a year that Russians didn't try to get him elected. Special Counsel Robert Mueller put an end to those claims on Friday, declaring definitively that they did.
A Baltimore County jury awarded $46.8 million ($US37 million) in damages to the family of Korryn Gaines, a black Maryland woman killed by county police in an August 2016 standoff that also injured her 5-year-old son.
An explosive device wounded four Israeli soldiers, two severely, near the border fence with the Gaza Strip on Saturday, spurring Israeli air strikes later in the day against Palestinian militant targets.
An attack by three suicide bombers has left at least 18 people dead and more than 20 others wounded at a fish market outside the sprawling Nigerian city that gave rise to the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, officials and news reports said Saturday.
A helicopter carrying officials assessing quake damage was about to land nearby when the pilot lost control. A few seconds later, it crashed to the earth.
A Pakistani anti-terrorism court on Saturday sentenced a suspected serial killer to death for the rape and murder of a seven-year-old girl.
National security adviser HR McMaster said on Saturday that evidence of Russian interference in the 2016 US election was "now really incontrovertible" after indictment of 13 Russian individuals and three companies.
Pope Francis renewed a commission on clergy sexual abuse on Saturday, confirming a US cardinal as its head, as the Vatican promised to give victims a greater say in its work.
A selection of photographs from around the world by Fairfax picture editors.
On the domestic and international stage, no rival comes close to the veteran prime minister. But could corruption finally be his undoing?
Few people have up until now acknowledged the part that history plays in this sad saga of failure to effect meaningful changes to gun laws.
The UN investigator of human rights in Myanmar has accused Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi of “complicity” in the slaughter of Rohingya Muslims.
A powerful, magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck south and central Mexico on Friday.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has suggested Filipinos avoid using condoms because they “aren’t pleasurable”.
A federal grand jury has indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities accused of interfering with US elections and political processes.
This is often the only time of year that people from the regions see their families. It's a logistical challenge. There are some sad stories too.
A call to the FBI's tipline in January provided information about Cruz’s guns, erratic behaviour and the potential of him conducting a school shooting.
Was Jeremy Corbyn a Soviet spy? Britain's right-wing press say so, but he says the claims have 'more plot holes than a bad James Bond movie'.
Around 1000 people have attended a candlelight vigil near the Florida school where 19-year-old gunman Nikolas Cruz allegedly killed 17 people.
Catalonians expressed anger after the government of Mariano Rajoy said it was considering using direct rule to bring the Spanish language back to schools.
by laying out in detail the evidence of Russian meddling spanning the last four years, Mueller instantly created a new political reality for Trump.
The skit on one of the most widely-watched television shows in the world did not please everyone.
Nikolas Cruz called himself "the annihilator" and spoke about shooting animals and people.
Karen McDougal's account is the second allegation of infidelity leveled against Trump recently.
Emma Rees and the ginger group she co-founded, Momentum, are bringing grassroots activism back into left-wing politics. And not everyone is happy about it.
David Hogg stood in the Florida sun Thursday, not far from his now shuttered school, and described the events of the day before.
Germany's Turkish community plans to bring criminal charges against a senior member of the far-right Alternative for Germany.
Even as the Kremlin denies any official link to them, Russian mercenaries wounded in US strikes in Syria are being treated at Defence Ministry hospitals.
The teacher paid high school students $50 an hour to break apart fireworks to extract the explosive powder, authorities said.
Democrats, who have put forward a spate of gun safety bills only to see them left unaddressed by Republicans, seethed with frustration.
Nikolas Cruz had a troubled background and appeared to be somewhat regretful following the Valentine's Day massacre, his court-appointed attorney said.
A former New York City high school teacher and his brother have been arrested and charged with attempting to build an explosive device.
Cyril Ramaphosa said he would try "not to disappoint" the people of South Africa as he was sworn in as the nation's fifth president since the end of apartheid.
When the South Sudanese national football team takes to the pitch, they are wearing uniforms made by an Australian university student.
I am a single woman, unarmed and 157 centimetres. Every single one of the people standing before me has a weapon trained on me or on my home.
"My family does not want your hopes and prayers. We want your action."
India's cheating school students are being thwarted by new rules, and they are not happy about it.
Steve Bannon has declined to answer many questions during his second closed-door meeting with the US House Intelligence Committee.
Aaron Feis jumped between a female student and the shooter, pushing her through a door and out of danger.
The suspect in one of the deadliest school shootings in modern US history confessed to police that he "began shooting students that he saw in the hallways and on school grounds" once on campus, according to a police arrest report released on Thursday.
It was the first successful breakout from Piedras Gordas, supposedly one of Peru's most secure jails, in 12 years.
Peter Thiel plans to move his home and personal investment firm to Los Angeles because he's disaffected with what he sees as Silicon Valley's politics.
South African President Jacob Zuma resigned on Wednesday, bringing an end to his scandal-marred tenure.
Ajit Pai has drawn scrutiny in part for his meetings with Sinclair executives since the election of President Donald Trump, who selected Pai to lead the agency.
The school day was ten minutes from ending when a fire alarm went off at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Valentine's Day.
The family of an Australian man accused of spying in the United Arab Emirates fears he could face a firing squad and may have been tortured in prison.
In the northern autumn of 2016, a little more than a month before Donald Trump was elected president, Christopher Steele had the undivided attention of the FBI.
Critics suspect that Avichai Mandelblit remains beholden to the man who promoted him. But he has not shied from controversial rulings in the past.
Seventeen fatalities have been confirmed after the gunman, suspected to be a 19-year-old former student at the school, opened fire.
Having grown up between the United States and Australia, and with American rural family ties who leaned more towards pro-gun than not, I was always immersed in both worlds: Australia, the country that took action in the wake of horrific, senseless tragedy – and America, the country that offered prayers where legislation should have been.
The Republican chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is investigating the White House's employment of former senior aide Rob Porter.
Storm clouds are gathering over US President Donald Trump after the admission by his lawyer that he sent $130,000 to a pornographic film actress, who claimed to have had an affair with Trump.
As Benjamin Netanyahu fought back against a police finding that he had accepted nearly $300,000 in bribes, his self-confidence betrayed not the slightest worry.
An Israeli court has ordered a former Melbourne school principal accused of child sex abuse be placed under psychiatric evaluation until further notice.
Charity group Oxfam should not be made a scapegoat for a problem that can occur anywhere in the world.
South Africa's ruling African National Congress party has recalled President Jacob Zuma, leaving South Africans waiting to see whether the president will abide by the party's decision and hand in his resignation.
The firearm industry was riding high during the run-up to the 2016 election.
The gunman who allegedly opened fire killing 17 people and causing the evacuation of 3000 students is a former student with an apparent gun obsession.
When evaluating President Donald Trump's lawyer's new admission that he paid porn star Stormy Daniels $130,000, it's worth focusing on what he doesn't deny.
Students have captured chilling photos and footage while trapped inside a Florida school as a gunman opened fire.
Wednesday's attack was the latest outbreak of gun violence that has become a regular occurrence at US schools and colleges.
Admiral Harry Harris, the likely pick to be America's ambassador in Australia, says North Korea wants to turn the Korean peninsula into a lone Communist nation.
Morgan Tsvangirai, a former labour leader and prime minister of Zimbabwe, died Wednesday night. He was 65.
For many, Shaun White's high-profile Olympic snowboarding victory came cast against the backdrop of #MeToo and a dialogue about sexual harassment.
Elon Musk's SpaceX won an endorsement on Wednesday from the top US communications regulator to build a broadband network using satellites.
Almost half of Israel's electorate believe the country's police, who say they have gathered evidence against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
On Tuesday afternoon, the New York Times editorial board announced that it had hired journalist and essayist Quinn Norton as its lead opinion writer.
Pope Francis urged people to slow down amid the noise, haste and desire for instant gratification in a high-tech world.
Three people have been shot and wounded near the US National Security Agency's headquarters in Maryland and one person is in custody.
Fireworks were discovered in China 2000 years ago. Now comes a cracker for the times - low-emission and environmentally friendly, and on sale in Beijing.
The country of parental leave, short work weeks and Lederhosen may soon embark on a bold, new experiment: making public transport free.
Cyclone Gita tore down Parliament House in Tonga, but some Pacific islands have escaped without serious damage.
Police allege Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took bribes in return for outcomes for businessmen.
An international student who stabbed a man in his Melbourne home has been linked to a terrorist organisation by her sister in Bangladesh.
A UK judge has thrown out Assange's bid to have an arrest warrant overturned and scolded him for wanting "justice only if it goes in his favour".
Four Russian nationals, and perhaps dozens more, were killed in fighting between pro-government forces in eastern Syria and members of the US-led coalition.
Our instructions – only in Portuguese – include how we must dress, how we must behave, and how we must respect the hierarchy of the school during the parade.
Oxfam, one of the best-known NGOs, is facing increasing international pressure over concerns about "a culture of sexual abuse" involving aid workers.
Passengers heard a loud bang and felt the plane shake violently. By the time the plane touched down safely in Honolulu around 40 minutes later, the engine was bare.
Leaders to meet to decide on Queen's successor as head of organisation, as the title is not hereditary
A new plan from the ruling party has alarmed activists and opposition members in a state that is already vigorously suppressing dissent.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should be indicted in two corruption cases, police recommended on Tuesday.
Dutch Foreign Minister quit after admitting that he had lied about attending a meeting in 2006 where Putin outlined a strategy for building a greater Russia.
As the midterm elections approach, Russia is likely to throw more propaganda at Americans, the top US intelligence officials said on Tuesday.
A deputy chief of staff moved on. A speechwriter resigned. The associate attorney general quit. The chief of staff offered to leave. And that was just Friday.
Kim Yo-jong, the sister of the despot Kim Jong Un, is being treated as if she were one of the Spice Girls.
The Philippine leader told a group of former rebels to “tell the soldiers…there’s a new order... we won’t kill you. We will just shoot your vagina.”
Three of the people jailed during the mass arrest last month remain in custody, although all 10 have offered the same defence.
Tonga's neighbours are rushing to deliver emergency relief after Cyclone Gita tore across the Pacific island nation in the middle of the night, flattening the parliament, tearing roofs off homes and causing widespread flooding.
All flights to and from London City Airport were cancelled on Monday after an unexploded World War II bomb was found near the end of a runway.
President Donald Trump said on Monday that US aid expenditures in the Middle East were "a mistake," both undercutting a round of complicated diplomacy in Arab capitals and underscoring his rising frustration at the dwindling chances of a Middle East peace deal.
A Sydney man accused of overseeing a multi-million dollar Australian drug syndicate is set to be extradited from Thailand seven years after skipping bail in South Australia.
Lawyer Ben Brafman, known as 'the last of the big time defence attorneys', has been hired to Weinstein to defend civil rights law suit.
A former ASIC investigator has told the Federal Court in Brisbane he was warned not to "go into the darkness" while probing Pearls fraud claims in India