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    Photos of the week - December 14, 2018


    A week in photos from award winning Sydney Morning Herald / The Age / Financial Review / Illawarra Mercury / Newcastle Herald photographers for the week ending December 14,...

    A week in photos from award winning Sydney Morning Herald / The Age / Financial Review / Illawarra Mercury / Newcastle Herald photographers for the week ending December 14, 2018.

    Chinese fugitive 'returns' from New Zealand to surrender


    A former Chinese automotive official suspected of corruption has returned home from New Zealand to "surrender" to the authorities, the official Xinhua news agency...

    A former Chinese automotive official suspected of corruption has returned home from New Zealand to "surrender" to the authorities, the official Xinhua news agency said.

    Police confirm they killed Strasbourg shooter after a manhunt


    The shooting brought to an end a two-day manhunt and provided relief to a nation shaken by protests and then the Strasbourg...

    The shooting brought to an end a two-day manhunt and provided relief to a nation shaken by protests and then the Strasbourg rampage.

    The case for breaking up Facebook


    "Academic superstar" Tim Wu wants the US government to break up corporate monopolies - starting with Facebook. And he isn't...

    "Academic superstar" Tim Wu wants the US government to break up corporate monopolies - starting with Facebook. And he isn't alone.

    Human heart left aboard jet forces mid-air turnaround


    The announcement that came over the speakers on Southwest Flight 3606 from Seattle to Dallas on Sunday had nothing to do with...

    The announcement that came over the speakers on Southwest Flight 3606 from Seattle to Dallas on Sunday had nothing to do with turbulence.

    'A bloody difficult woman': Theresa May appears to relish the fight


    She has been attacked, derided and denied, but the British Prime Minister is made of stern stuff, and appears to relish the fight. So what makes her...

    She has been attacked, derided and denied, but the British Prime Minister is made of stern stuff, and appears to relish the fight. So what makes her tick?

    To many Americans Maria Butina was the right kind of Russian


    She even made no secret of her desire to help broker a secret meeting with Donald Trump, then a candidate, and Vladimir Putin during the 2016 US...

    She even made no secret of her desire to help broker a secret meeting with Donald Trump, then a candidate, and Vladimir Putin during the 2016 US election.

    US Senate invokes war powers to end American role in Yemen catastrophe


    Tens of thousands of civilians have been killed in Saudi-led airstrikes, and the war has led to what is now considered the worst humanitarian crisis on the...

    Tens of thousands of civilians have been killed in Saudi-led airstrikes, and the war has led to what is now considered the worst humanitarian crisis on the planet.

    Trump's new Africa strategy takes sharp aim at China, Russia


    The Trump administration on Thursday announced a sharp refocus of its Africa strategy to counter what it called the "predatory" practices of China and...

    The Trump administration on Thursday announced a sharp refocus of its Africa strategy to counter what it called the "predatory" practices of China and Russia.

    Suspect killed in a police shootout in Strasbourg


    The suspected gunman, who killed three people at a Christmas market in Strasbourg, has been killed, two police sources said, ending his 48-hours on the...

    The suspected gunman, who killed three people at a Christmas market in Strasbourg, has been killed, two police sources said, ending his 48-hours on the run.

    Armoured truck sends blizzard of dollars onto road, causes crashes


    An armoured truck spilled cash on Thursday on a New Jersey highway, leading to two crashes as drivers "went a little bit crazy" to grab the swirling...

    An armoured truck spilled cash on Thursday on a New Jersey highway, leading to two crashes as drivers "went a little bit crazy" to grab the swirling money.

    The all-too-human talking, dancing robot on Russian TV


    Russian state television hailed it as "one of the most advanced robots," showing a tall, white android dancing. It seemed so human. Because it...

    Russian state television hailed it as "one of the most advanced robots," showing a tall, white android dancing. It seemed so human. Because it was.

    Students kept inside at Columbine school following threat


    Students at Columbine High School and nearby Denver schools are being kept inside because of a threat against Columbine that has drawn a large police...

    Students at Columbine High School and nearby Denver schools are being kept inside because of a threat against Columbine that has drawn a large police response.

    Where the Trump-Russia investigations stand


    A look at where the investigations related to President Donald Trump stand and what may lie ahead for...

    A look at where the investigations related to President Donald Trump stand and what may lie ahead for him.

    Maria Butina pleads guilty to conspiring as Kremlin agent targeting GOP, NRA


    Her admission add to the pace of developments in investigations around the 2016 election, with several people close to Trump now cooperating with...

    Her admission add to the pace of developments in investigations around the 2016 election, with several people close to Trump now cooperating with prosecutors.

    Iran hackers tried to break into nuclear scientists' emails


    A hacking group nicknamed Charming Kitten tried to break into the emails of US Treasury officials, atomic scientists and high-profile detractors of the Iran nuclear...

    A hacking group nicknamed Charming Kitten tried to break into the emails of US Treasury officials, atomic scientists and high-profile detractors of the Iran nuclear deal.

    Turkey train crash leaves several dead, dozens injured


    It wasn't immediately clear if a signalling problem caused the crash however authorities detained three state railway employees over suspected...

    It wasn't immediately clear if a signalling problem caused the crash however authorities detained three state railway employees over suspected negligence.

    Picture Editor's Choice, December 14, 2018


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

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

    Second Canadian detained in China on national security charges


    Michael Spavor once drank cocktails with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and organised basketball star Denis Rodman's trips to...

    Michael Spavor once drank cocktails with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and organised basketball star Denis Rodman's trips to Pyongyang.

    Accused's name searched more than 100,000 times on Google despite it being suppressed


    The tech giant says it didn't know it was breaking the order when it sent an email identifying the man accused of murdering British backpacker Grace Millane in New...

    The tech giant says it didn't know it was breaking the order when it sent an email identifying the man accused of murdering British backpacker Grace Millane in New Zealand.

    North Korea slams US human traffic blacklisting


    The US has renewed its designation of the North as one of the worst human trafficking countries and a violator of religious...

    The US has renewed its designation of the North as one of the worst human trafficking countries and a violator of religious freedom.

    Please keep your promise, it's been months now: Lombok locals plead


    It's now been more than four months since a magnitude 7 earthquake hit Lombok, and reconstruction of shattered homes and lives has been painfully...

    It's now been more than four months since a magnitude 7 earthquake hit Lombok, and reconstruction of shattered homes and lives has been painfully slow.

    Israel strengthens its ties with the West's far right


    There was a time when politicians like Italy's Matteo Salvini would have been shunned in Israel. But that time is not...

    There was a time when politicians like Italy's Matteo Salvini would have been shunned in Israel. But that time is not now.

    Second Canadian questioned by Chinese authorities


    Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said her government was contacted by a second citizen who had been questioned by Chinese...

    Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said her government was contacted by a second citizen who had been questioned by Chinese authorities.

    Christmas can't come soon enough for Donald Trump


    This year is ending with Trump a battered and beleaguered figure. Political bombs are exploding everywhere he...

    This year is ending with Trump a battered and beleaguered figure. Political bombs are exploding everywhere he looks.

    Who could replace Theresa May? The runners and riders


    Boris Johnson has been cutting back on the booze in preparation for the top job. But he's not considered the favourite to replace Theresa...

    Boris Johnson has been cutting back on the booze in preparation for the top job. But he's not considered the favourite to replace Theresa May.

    Pope cuts George Pell, Chilean cardinal from informal cabinet


    Pope Francis has removed George Pell and a Chilean cardinal from his informal cabinet amid the Catholic Church's sex abuse and cover-up...

    Pope Francis has removed George Pell and a Chilean cardinal from his informal cabinet amid the Catholic Church's sex abuse and cover-up scandal.

    Nick Philippoussis' child rape case dismissed


    A California judge has heard that the former Australian tennis coach "is completely incapacitated" and near death after suffering a massive stroke in...

    A California judge has heard that the former Australian tennis coach "is completely incapacitated" and near death after suffering a massive stroke in jail.

    Catalan tensions return as Spain threatens to send over cops


    Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez threatened to deploy national police to the restive Catalonia region, as tensions escalate between Madrid and...

    Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez threatened to deploy national police to the restive Catalonia region, as tensions escalate between Madrid and Barcelona.

    Strasbourg suspect Cherif Chekatt still on the run


    Cherif Chekatt, the suspect in the Strasbourg shooting, remains at large with hundreds of police and soldiers seeking him in a massive...

    Cherif Chekatt, the suspect in the Strasbourg shooting, remains at large with hundreds of police and soldiers seeking him in a massive manhunt.