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    Rape on campus: Donald Trump and Betsy DeVos wind back Obama measures


    First Donald Trump spoke up for white nationalists. Now he and his education secretary are accused of giving comfort to college sexual predators. But is that...

    First Donald Trump spoke up for white nationalists. Now he and his education secretary are accused of giving comfort to college sexual predators. But is that fair?

    Bali volcano: Australians warned to check travel plans as volcano rumbles


    About 240,000 people are expected to flee Bali's Mount Agung precinct in eastern Indonesia with the volcano threatening to erupt at any...

    About 240,000 people are expected to flee Bali's Mount Agung precinct in eastern Indonesia with the volcano threatening to erupt at any moment.

    Iran successfully tests new ballistic missile: state media


    Iran says it has successfully tested a new ballistic missile that can carry multiple warheads and travel up to 2000 kilometres, in a show of defiance against the United...

    Iran says it has successfully tested a new ballistic missile that can carry multiple warheads and travel up to 2000 kilometres, in a show of defiance against the United States.

    Brexit delayed after transition period announced


    May set out plans for a status quo implementation phase after Brexit takes effect in March...

    May set out plans for a status quo implementation phase after Brexit takes effect in March 2019.

    Terror in Indonesia: the threat posed by returning Islamic State fighters


    Heru Kurnia hadn't seen the execution but saw a crowd gather at the clock tower in the Syrian city of Raqqa. What he saw next, he says, changed his...

    Heru Kurnia hadn't seen the execution but saw a crowd gather at the clock tower in the Syrian city of Raqqa. What he saw next, he says, changed his life.

    Barakat murder: Syrian activist and journalist daughter found dead in Turkey


    The Barakats came from a large family known for its long opposition to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his predecessor and father, Hafez...

    The Barakats came from a large family known for its long opposition to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his predecessor and father, Hafez Assad.

    Teenager charged with attempted murder over London train bomb attack


    An 18-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder and possessing explosives over the Parsons Green Tube terrorist attack in...

    An 18-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder and possessing explosives over the Parsons Green Tube terrorist attack in London.

    Torching of Rohingya villages continues in Myanmar despite denials


    Local researchers interviewing and assisting refugees as they crossed into Bangladesh saw Myanmar soldiers unpack crates of...

    Local researchers interviewing and assisting refugees as they crossed into Bangladesh saw Myanmar soldiers unpack crates of mines.

    The mystery of the illness at US embassy in Havana may spoil flowering diplomacy


    It's the stuff of a diplomatic thriller, but its real – Washington is threatening to shutter the US embassy in Havana because diplomats are keeling...

    It's the stuff of a diplomatic thriller, but its real – Washington is threatening to shutter the US embassy in Havana because diplomats are keeling over.

    Evacuations ordered after tremors, rising smoke from Bali volcano


    Bali's Mount Agung volcano could erupt at any time for the first time in 54 years, with the warning level upgraded to the highest possible level as of 8.30pm local time on Friday...

    Bali's Mount Agung volcano could erupt at any time for the first time in 54 years, with the warning level upgraded to the highest possible level as of 8.30pm local time on Friday night.

    'Lack of corporate responsibility': Uber stripped of its licence to operate in London


    London deemed Uber unfit to run a taxi service on Friday and stripped it of its licence to operate from the end of next week in a major blow to the US firm and 3.5 million users in one of the world's wealthiest...

    London deemed Uber unfit to run a taxi service on Friday and stripped it of its licence to operate from the end of next week in a major blow to the US firm and 3.5 million users in one of the world's wealthiest cities.

    United States' UN ambassador Nikki Haley emerges as megaphone for Donald Trump


    ​Nikki Haley's prominence at Trump's side through four days of meetings at the annual UN General Assembly this week continued a rapid and remarkable...

    ​Nikki Haley's prominence at Trump's side through four days of meetings at the annual UN General Assembly this week continued a rapid and remarkable rise.

    Far-right white noise of Alternative for Germany changes election landscape


    Angela Merkel looks set to cruise to victory in this weekend's German election. But what really matters now is which party ends up in third...

    Angela Merkel looks set to cruise to victory in this weekend's German election. But what really matters now is which party ends up in third place.

    Facebook to turn over thousands of Russian ads to Congress, reversing decision


    Facebook has decided to turn over to Congress copies of more than 3000 online political advertisements bought through Russian accounts during the 2016 US presidential...

    Facebook has decided to turn over to Congress copies of more than 3000 online political advertisements bought through Russian accounts during the 2016 US presidential campaign.

    German election: Angela Merkel pleads for voters to stop far-right


    Angela Merkel launched a last-minute bid to hold back the Alternative fur Deutschland party on Thursday as she urged Germany to turn out at the...

    Angela Merkel launched a last-minute bid to hold back the Alternative fur Deutschland party on Thursday as she urged Germany to turn out at the polls.

    Russia warns US of retaliation amid risk of Syria showdown


    Russia issued an unusually blunt warning to the US that it will retaliate against American-backed fighters in...

    Russia issued an unusually blunt warning to the US that it will retaliate against American-backed fighters in Syria.

    Myanmar attacks: Rohingya pay steep price for actions of a new force called ARSA


    Those Rohingyas who have turned to militancy counted on a harsh crackdown from the Myanmar government, says one analyst, and the global anger that would...

    Those Rohingyas who have turned to militancy counted on a harsh crackdown from the Myanmar government, says one analyst, and the global anger that would result.

    North Korea 'may test hydrogen bomb in Pacific'


    Seoul: South Korean media report North Korea's foreign minister has said the country may test a hydrogen bomb in the...

    Seoul: South Korean media report North Korea's foreign minister has said the country may test a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific.

    Catalans play cat and mouse with Spanish authorities ahead of October 1 vote


    At secret locations across Catalonia, activists have hidden the ballot boxes they plan to deploy in a referendum on independence in defiance of Spain's...

    At secret locations across Catalonia, activists have hidden the ballot boxes they plan to deploy in a referendum on independence in defiance of Spain's authorities.

    Rohingya Muslim mega-settlement risks imminent humanitarian disaster


    ​Doctors warn a public health disaster is imminent unless humanitarian aid is massively increased in a mega-settlement of almost 500,000 Rohingya...

    ​Doctors warn a public health disaster is imminent unless humanitarian aid is massively increased in a mega-settlement of almost 500,000 Rohingya Muslims.

    Donald Trump orders new sanctions to tighten screws on North Korea nuclear program


    US President Donald Trump has announced sanctions on North Korea that open the door wider to blacklisting people and entities doing business with the rogue nation, including its shipping and trade networks, further tightening the screws on Pyongyang's...

    US President Donald Trump has announced sanctions on North Korea that open the door wider to blacklisting people and entities doing business with the rogue nation, including its shipping and trade networks, further tightening the screws on Pyongyang's nuclear and missile program.

    Hurricane Maria 'destroyed us' say Puerto Ricans


    The storm cut a path through the island Wednesday and 100 per cent of the territory remained without...

    The storm cut a path through the island Wednesday and 100 per cent of the territory remained without power.

    'Death Wish' canned coffee recalled over possible toxin


    Death Wish Coffee sells what it says is the "World's Strongest Coffee" - but one batch may actually be...

    Death Wish Coffee sells what it says is the "World's Strongest Coffee" - but one batch may actually be toxic.

    Earthquake with 5.7 magnitude strikes off Indonesia


    An undersea earthquake measuring 5.7 magnitude struck off the north coast of Java in Indonesia on Thursday morning, the US Geological Survey (USGS)...

    An undersea earthquake measuring 5.7 magnitude struck off the north coast of Java in Indonesia on Thursday morning, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.

    New Zealand calls in navy to beat fuel shortage


    A New Zealand navy vessel will ferry diesel fuel around the country as the government rushes to alleviate a days-long fuel...

    A New Zealand navy vessel will ferry diesel fuel around the country as the government rushes to alleviate a days-long fuel shortage.

    North Korean fuel ships dodge sanctions on the way back from Russia


    At least eight North Korean ships that left Russia with a cargo of fuel this year headed for their homeland despite declaring other destinations, despite...

    At least eight North Korean ships that left Russia with a cargo of fuel this year headed for their homeland despite declaring other destinations, despite sanctions.

    Sea turtle populations bouncing back around the world


    Scientists worry we're experiencing a sixth mass extinction, but sea turtles may be an exception, a new study...

    Scientists worry we're experiencing a sixth mass extinction, but sea turtles may be an exception, a new study says.

    Chinese students question Australian education sending chills through industry


    Beijing: The plight of a Chinese student whose parents sold their home to pay for an Australian university education but only found a job handing out product samples has sparked debate in China questioning the value of overseas...

    Beijing: The plight of a Chinese student whose parents sold their home to pay for an Australian university education but only found a job handing out product samples has sparked debate in China questioning the value of overseas education.

    Mexico earthquake: 'Moles' search for survivors within rubble, students text for help


    Rescue workers scrabbled through piles of rubble on Thursday morning in a harrowing search for dozens of children feared buried under a Mexico City school, among hundreds of buildings destroyed by the country's most lethal earthquake in a...

    Rescue workers scrabbled through piles of rubble on Thursday morning in a harrowing search for dozens of children feared buried under a Mexico City school, among hundreds of buildings destroyed by the country's most lethal earthquake in a generation.

    Kenya court says it nullified election over possible hacking


    Kenya's Supreme Court on Wednesday said it had nullified last month's presidential election because the voting may have been...

    Kenya's Supreme Court on Wednesday said it had nullified last month's presidential election because the voting may have been hacked.

    Australia-Indonesia free trade talks going round in circles


    The latest press conference on free trade deal negotiations between Australia and Indonesia felt a lot like Groundhog...

    The latest press conference on free trade deal negotiations between Australia and Indonesia felt a lot like Groundhog Day.

    London's Tate Modern takes possession of iconic Australian art


    Gordon Bennett's Possession Island is one of ten artworks jointly acquired by Tate and the Museum of Contemporary Art in...

    Gordon Bennett's Possession Island is one of ten artworks jointly acquired by Tate and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney.

    Malcolm Turnbull says North Korea will be 'wiped out' if regime attacks US


    Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has backed US President Donald Trump's fiery language on North Korea, saying "the whole country will be wiped out" and "many, many thousands of innocent people will die" if the regime attacks the United States or its...

    Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has backed US President Donald Trump's fiery language on North Korea, saying "the whole country will be wiped out" and "many, many thousands of innocent people will die" if the regime attacks the United States or its allies.

    Donald Trump using campaign, RNC funds to pay legal bills from Russia probe


    US President Donald Trump is using money donated to his reelection campaign and the Republican National Committee to pay for his lawyers in the...

    US President Donald Trump is using money donated to his reelection campaign and the Republican National Committee to pay for his lawyers in the probe.

    Three men arrested in Wales over London train bomb attack at Parsons Green


    British police have arrested three men in south Wales in connection to last week's bombing of a busy commuter train in west London, meaning five people are now being questioned by detectives over the attack which injured 30...

    British police have arrested three men in south Wales in connection to last week's bombing of a busy commuter train in west London, meaning five people are now being questioned by detectives over the attack which injured 30 people.

    Jakarta court orders Australia to go to mediation over jailed Indonesian juveniles


    A Jakarta court has ordered the Australian government to enter mediation over a $103 million class action on behalf of 115 Indonesians who were jailed in adult prisons and detention centres while still...

    A Jakarta court has ordered the Australian government to enter mediation over a $103 million class action on behalf of 115 Indonesians who were jailed in adult prisons and detention centres while still juveniles.

    Trump says US may have to 'totally destroy' North Korea, mocks Kim Jong-un


    President Donald Trump has said the United States will be forced to "totally destroy" North Korea unless Pyongyang backs down from its nuclear...

    President Donald Trump has said the United States will be forced to "totally destroy" North Korea unless Pyongyang backs down from its nuclear challenge.

    Doubts over WikiLeaks' release of Russian surveillance system files


    ​WikiLeaks has released documents that it claims offer details of how Moscow uses state surveillance to spy on Internet and mobile...

    ​WikiLeaks has released documents that it claims offer details of how Moscow uses state surveillance to spy on Internet and mobile users.

    China wrestles Panama's loyalty from Taiwan


    Panama has decided to ditch long-standing ties with self-ruled Taiwan and switch recognition to China, but its President says it had nothing to do with "chequebook...

    Panama has decided to ditch long-standing ties with self-ruled Taiwan and switch recognition to China, but its President says it had nothing to do with "chequebook diplomacy".

    New Zealand's fuel shortage hits more flights and petrol stations


    NZ's jet fuel shortage forced dozens flights to be cancelled on Tuesday, with concerns the fuel crisis may not be solved before Saturday's national...

    NZ's jet fuel shortage forced dozens flights to be cancelled on Tuesday, with concerns the fuel crisis may not be solved before Saturday's national election.

    On United Nations' drift, Antonio Guterres beats Donald Trump to the punch


    When it came Guterres' turn to speak, ahead of Tuesday's formal opening of the UN's annual General Assembly, he stole the US president's...

    When it came Guterres' turn to speak, ahead of Tuesday's formal opening of the UN's annual General Assembly, he stole the US president's thunder.

    Deadly Typhoon Talim lashes Japan


    At least two people were killed and three others were missing on Tuesday as Typhoon Talim ripped through Japan, local media...

    At least two people were killed and three others were missing on Tuesday as Typhoon Talim ripped through Japan, local media reported.

    British paddler may be kidnap victim of Amazon pirates


    A British adventurer who was canoeing alone in the Amazon may have been snatched by pirates, according to Brazilian...

    A British adventurer who was canoeing alone in the Amazon may have been snatched by pirates, according to Brazilian police.

    Myanmar leader Aung Sun Suu Kyi fails to criticise army for violence against Rohingya


    Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi condemned all human rights violations on Tuesday and said anyone responsible for abuses in troubled Rakhine State would face the...

    Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi condemned all human rights violations on Tuesday and said anyone responsible for abuses in troubled Rakhine State would face the law.

    Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi defends the indefensible


    She defended the country's security forces which according to irrefutable evidence have committed atrocities against the Rohingya ethnic...

    She defended the country's security forces which according to irrefutable evidence have committed atrocities against the Rohingya ethnic minority.

    Donald Trump adviser Paul Manafort was wiretapped under secret court orders: CNN


    US investigators wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort under secret court orders before and after the 2016 election, CNN reported on...

    US investigators wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort under secret court orders before and after the 2016 election, CNN reported on Monday.

    The shameful embrace of Sean Spicer at the Emmys


    Spicer's Emmy appearance was a ringing, stinging confirmation that fame truly is its own reward and celebrity really does trump...

    Spicer's Emmy appearance was a ringing, stinging confirmation that fame truly is its own reward and celebrity really does trump everything.

    'Make the United Nations great - not again': Donald Trump makes his first address to UN


    President Donald Trump has opened his first visit to the United Nations since taking office with a speech saying the 72-year-old institution has become too bureaucratic and ineffective, and needs to reorient its...

    President Donald Trump has opened his first visit to the United Nations since taking office with a speech saying the 72-year-old institution has become too bureaucratic and ineffective, and needs to reorient its approach.

    Myanmar's military chief feted as Aung San Suu Kyi wears blame for Rohingya crisis


    While Aung San Suu Kyi has been widely condemned for failing to stop the slaughter of Rohingya Muslims, Myanmar's military commander has been feted during official trips to...

    While Aung San Suu Kyi has been widely condemned for failing to stop the slaughter of Rohingya Muslims, Myanmar's military commander has been feted during official trips to Europe.

    Extinction: a threat facing many creatures great and small, new research shows


    Environmentalists and policymakers trying to avert the world's growing extinction crisis need to lower their sights from not trying to save the largest, often "charismatic" threatened species such as elephants and tigers, but also many of the smallest...

    Environmentalists and policymakers trying to avert the world's growing extinction crisis need to lower their sights from not trying to save the largest, often "charismatic" threatened species such as elephants and tigers, but also many of the smallest ones, a new research paper finds.

    Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh to accuse Myanmar of 'ethnic cleansing'


    Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi has cancelled a visit to the United Nations General Assembly in New York this week where Bangladesh says it will accuse her country's security forces of ethnic cleansing and call for international intervention in the...

    Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi has cancelled a visit to the United Nations General Assembly in New York this week where Bangladesh says it will accuse her country's security forces of ethnic cleansing and call for international intervention in the Rohingya crisis.

    Donald Trump mocks Kim Jong-un as 'Rocket Man'


    US President Donald Trump has mocked the leader of nuclear-armed North Korea as "Rocket...

    US President Donald Trump has mocked the leader of nuclear-armed North Korea as "Rocket Man".

    MPs demand Boris Johnson's head for stoking Brexit fires


    UK lawmakers called for Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to be fired after he threw himself back into the Brexit...

    UK lawmakers called for Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to be fired after he threw himself back into the Brexit debate

    Tall tale but true: rare white giraffes spotted in Kenya


    A villager in Kenya was herding animals recently when he came upon a head-turning sight. A ghostly creature with a mighty long neck was grazing off in the...

    A villager in Kenya was herding animals recently when he came upon a head-turning sight. A ghostly creature with a mighty long neck was grazing off in the distance.