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    Pope Francis warned not to use term 'Rohingya' on Myanmar visit


    Myanmar's Catholic Church fears Pope Francis' imminent visit to the Buddhist-majority country could ignite attacks on...

    Myanmar's Catholic Church fears Pope Francis' imminent visit to the Buddhist-majority country could ignite attacks on Muslims.

    Chinese rights lawyer jailed for inciting subversion


    A prominent Chinese rights lawyer has been sentenced to two years jail after being found guilty of inciting subversion of state...

    A prominent Chinese rights lawyer has been sentenced to two years jail after being found guilty of inciting subversion of state power.

    Australia fugitive's saga takes a surprise turn in US court


    The 30-year saga of accused drug smuggler and Queensland fugitive Peyton Eidson appears set to end in a US court next month with a surprise change of...

    The 30-year saga of accused drug smuggler and Queensland fugitive Peyton Eidson appears set to end in a US court next month with a surprise change of plea.

    Impeach Trump campaign to hit Times Square


    Tom Steyer, the billionaire environmentalist and Democratic mega donor, said he's heading to the heart of New York City for the next step of his $US20 million ad campaign urging the impeachment of President Donald...

    Tom Steyer, the billionaire environmentalist and Democratic mega donor, said he's heading to the heart of New York City for the next step of his $US20 million ad campaign urging the impeachment of President Donald Trump.

    Sounds detected where Argentine submarine went missing


    The submarine, with 44 on board, reported an electrical problem and was headed back to base when it...

    The submarine, with 44 on board, reported an electrical problem and was headed back to base when it disappeared.

    Fight against AIDS still has some way to go


    A new study reveals almost 21 million people are now getting life-prolonging AIDS...

    A new study reveals almost 21 million people are now getting life-prolonging AIDS drugs

    Donald Trump returns North Korea to list of state sponsors of terrorism


    President Donald Trump on Monday officially designated North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism, returning the rogue nation to a list from which it had been removed during the George W. Bush...

    President Donald Trump on Monday officially designated North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism, returning the rogue nation to a list from which it had been removed during the George W. Bush administration.

    Where are the members of Charles Manson's The Family now?


    They were a symbol of the counter-culture of the 1960s gone wrong - hippies who killed for their leader Charles Manson. So what happened to them and where are they...

    They were a symbol of the counter-culture of the 1960s gone wrong - hippies who killed for their leader Charles Manson. So what happened to them and where are they now?

    Second woman accuses Senator Al Franken of inappropriate touching


    A second woman says Democratic Senator Al Franken touched her inappropriately, telling CNN that he grabbed her rear end while her husband took a photo of the two of them at the Minnesota State Fair in...

    A second woman says Democratic Senator Al Franken touched her inappropriately, telling CNN that he grabbed her rear end while her husband took a photo of the two of them at the Minnesota State Fair in 2010.

    The self-help book that took Manson from Summer of Love to Helter Skelter murder


    One of Manson's biographers believed that one of the catalysing factors in Manson's metamorphosis from a juvenile delinquent with a penchant for manipulation into a cult leader that held his followers in a messianic thrall, was a self-help book he...

    One of Manson's biographers believed that one of the catalysing factors in Manson's metamorphosis from a juvenile delinquent with a penchant for manipulation into a cult leader that held his followers in a messianic thrall, was a self-help book he encountered in prison.

    Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU-PF sets ball rolling for impeachment of Robert Mugabe


    Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe is a "source of instability", has shown disrespect for the rule of law and is to blame for an unprecedented economic tailspin over the past 15 years, his ruling party said in a draft impeachment motion on...

    Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe is a "source of instability", has shown disrespect for the rule of law and is to blame for an unprecedented economic tailspin over the past 15 years, his ruling party said in a draft impeachment motion on Monday.

    Collapse of German coalition talks deals Merkel blow, raises prospect of new elections


    The sudden collapse of talks to form a coalition government has left German politics in turmoil, with Angela Merkel dealing with one of the worst crises of her 12-year...

    The sudden collapse of talks to form a coalition government has left German politics in turmoil, with Angela Merkel dealing with one of the worst crises of her 12-year chancellorship.

    Jacinda Ardern says she 'never should have recounted story' about Donald Trump


    New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been questioned over comments made by her friend which suggested US President Donald Trump mistook her for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's wife at the recent APEC...

    New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been questioned over comments made by her friend which suggested US President Donald Trump mistook her for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's wife at the recent APEC conference.

    US military bans service members across Japan from alcohol after fatal Okinawa crash


    The United States military has banned all service members in Japan from drinking alcohol and has ordered those stationed on Okinawa to stay on base or in their homes following a fatal car crash on...

    The United States military has banned all service members in Japan from drinking alcohol and has ordered those stationed on Okinawa to stay on base or in their homes following a fatal car crash on Sunday.

    Australian antiques dealer facing prison term in US for wildlife smuggling


    From his multi-million dollar Woollahra terrace, Graham Chen sold Asian art and antiquities that often went under the hammer for more than...

    From his multi-million dollar Woollahra terrace, Graham Chen sold Asian art and antiquities that often went under the hammer for more than $100,000.

    Angela Merkel's 'Jamaica coalition' in jeopardy as deadline passes


    Angela Merkel's political future is hanging in the balance after political parties last night failed to meet a self-imposed deadline to form a new...

    Angela Merkel's political future is hanging in the balance after political parties last night failed to meet a self-imposed deadline to form a new government.

    Right's Pinera wins Chile presidential election to face Left's Guillier in run-off


    Conservative billionaire businessman Sebastian Pinera on Sunday topped Chile's presidential election and will face leftist candidate Alejandro Guillier in a run-off in...

    Conservative billionaire businessman Sebastian Pinera on Sunday topped Chile's presidential election and will face leftist candidate Alejandro Guillier in a run-off in December.

    'Crocodile' Emmerson Mnangagwa, Mugabe's replacement in waiting


    Emmerson Mnangagwa has engineered a remarkable comeback using skills he no doubt learned from his longtime mentor, President Robert...

    Emmerson Mnangagwa has engineered a remarkable comeback using skills he no doubt learned from his longtime mentor, President Robert Mugabe.

    Spain's attorney general, leading Catalan prosecution, dies


    Spain's attorney general, Jose Manuel Maza, who was leading the prosecution of the separatist Catalan leaders, died on Saturday while in Argentina to attend an international law...

    Spain's attorney general, Jose Manuel Maza, who was leading the prosecution of the separatist Catalan leaders, died on Saturday while in Argentina to attend an international law conference.

    Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe declines to resign as President


    Zimbabweans watched in disbelief as their leader delivered a meandering speech that made clear he has no plans to leave...

    Zimbabweans watched in disbelief as their leader delivered a meandering speech that made clear he has no plans to leave power.

    Australian-UK dual national scientist Hugh Durrant-Whyte barred from nuclear duties


    A respected Australian scientist has been barred from overseeing Britain's nuclear weapons program because Australia isn't a nuclear power, the UK's Sunday Times has...

    A respected Australian scientist has been barred from overseeing Britain's nuclear weapons program because Australia isn't a nuclear power, the UK's Sunday Times has reported.

    'I should have left them in jail!' Trump unloads on athletes freed by China


    President Donald Trump says he should have left three UCLA basketball players in a Chinese jail, after the father of one of the players questioned Trump's role in their...

    President Donald Trump says he should have left three UCLA basketball players in a Chinese jail, after the father of one of the players questioned Trump's role in their release.

    A nation pours scorn on fallen Grace Mugabe and her endless greed


    In the end, it will be all about the money - in this case, how much one of Africa's richest and greediest women will get to keep of her dubiously acquired...

    In the end, it will be all about the money - in this case, how much one of Africa's richest and greediest women will get to keep of her dubiously acquired gains.

    Charles Manson still alive, but his condition remains a mystery


    Mass murderer Charles Manson remains alive, authorities said, but details of the illness that brought him to a Bakersfield hospital remain...

    Mass murderer Charles Manson remains alive, authorities said, but details of the illness that brought him to a Bakersfield hospital remain unclear.

    Vatican says investigating alleged abuser who became priest


    The Vatican said on Saturday it had opened an investigation into reports that a former teenage altar boy, who allegedly repeatedly forced a dormitory mate to have sex with him, went on to become a...

    The Vatican said on Saturday it had opened an investigation into reports that a former teenage altar boy, who allegedly repeatedly forced a dormitory mate to have sex with him, went on to become a priest.

    US general would resist Donald Trump nuclear strike order


    The top US nuclear commander says he would resist President Donald Trump if he ordered an "illegal" launch of nuclear...

    The top US nuclear commander says he would resist President Donald Trump if he ordered an "illegal" launch of nuclear weapons.

    Sri Lanka arrests 19 after Buddhist-Muslim violence


    Sri Lankan police arrested 19 people after a clash between "extremists" from the majority Buddhist and minority Muslim communities in which four people were injured, a spokesman said on...

    Sri Lankan police arrested 19 people after a clash between "extremists" from the majority Buddhist and minority Muslim communities in which four people were injured, a spokesman said on Saturday.

    Zimbabwe's ruling party set to sack Robert Mugabe on Sunday, sources say


    Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU-PF party will meet on Sunday to dismiss President Robert Mugabe and reinstate the vice-president he dismissed, Emmerson Mnangagwa, two party sources told Reuters on...

    Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU-PF party will meet on Sunday to dismiss President Robert Mugabe and reinstate the vice-president he dismissed, Emmerson Mnangagwa, two party sources told Reuters on Saturday.

    High noon in Papua: conflict simmers around Freeport mine


    Violent attacks have spiked around the Grasberg mine in recent weeks amid talks over a plan for Freeport to divest 51 per cent of its stake to...

    Violent attacks have spiked around the Grasberg mine in recent weeks amid talks over a plan for Freeport to divest 51 per cent of its stake to Indonesia.

    Democrat back from the dead after corruption case mistrial


    Democrat Senator Robert Menendez, declared himself back from the political dead, after his months-long bribery trial ended in a mistrial that could spell long-term difficulties for the federal government's ability to pursue corruption...

    Democrat Senator Robert Menendez, declared himself back from the political dead, after his months-long bribery trial ended in a mistrial that could spell long-term difficulties for the federal government's ability to pursue corruption cases.

    At Bonn, the stakes got higher in our gamble on the planet's future


    Perhaps the most revealing moment at this year's United Nations climate talks came on Wednesday, when Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany addressed the nearly 200 nations gathered...

    Perhaps the most revealing moment at this year's United Nations climate talks came on Wednesday, when Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany addressed the nearly 200 nations gathered here.

    Teary Grenfell Tower survivors reunited with 200,000 personal items


    Michael Lockwood, who has overseen work at the gutted block, said items of great sentimental value, including jewellery and photos have been reunited with their...

    Michael Lockwood, who has overseen work at the gutted block, said items of great sentimental value, including jewellery and photos have been reunited with their owners.

    Robert Mugabe defiant, 'ready to die for what is correct', nephew says


    Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace are "ready to die for what is correct" and have no intention of stepping down in order to legitimise this week's military coup, his nephew, Patrick Zhuwao, said on...

    Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace are "ready to die for what is correct" and have no intention of stepping down in order to legitimise this week's military coup, his nephew, Patrick Zhuwao, said on Saturday.

    Lebanon's embattled PM arrives in Paris after speculation he was hostage in Saudi Arabia


    Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri arrived Saturday in Paris nearly two weeks after suddenly resigning his post from Saudi Arabia, a move that set off fears of wider instability and raised questions about whether he had willingly...

    Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri arrived Saturday in Paris nearly two weeks after suddenly resigning his post from Saudi Arabia, a move that set off fears of wider instability and raised questions about whether he had willingly quit.

    Zimbabweans flood Harare to celebrate expected downfall of President Robert Mugabe


    Tens of thousands of Zimbabweans flooded the streets of Harare on Saturday, singing, dancing and hugging soldiers in an extraordinary outpouring of elation at the expected fall of President Robert Mugabe, their leader of the last 37...

    Tens of thousands of Zimbabweans flooded the streets of Harare on Saturday, singing, dancing and hugging soldiers in an extraordinary outpouring of elation at the expected fall of President Robert Mugabe, their leader of the last 37 years.

    Coal trumps Trump as climate talks villain


    The conference culminated in 20 countries - including New Zealand, the UK and Canada - creating a new Powering Past Coal...

    The conference culminated in 20 countries - including New Zealand, the UK and Canada - creating a new Powering Past Coal alliance.

    An election that defines the two faces of Chile


    A billionaire Chilean presidential hopeful is vowing to wind back recent economic and education...

    A billionaire Chilean presidential hopeful is vowing to wind back recent economic and education reforms.

    Surgery reveals North Korean defector, country, riddled with parasitic worms


    Surgeons struggling to save the soldier's life found dozens of parasitic worms, some as long as 27 centimetres, while repairing his intestinal...

    Surgeons struggling to save the soldier's life found dozens of parasitic worms, some as long as 27 centimetres, while repairing his intestinal wounds.

    Iraqi forces recapture last Islamic State-held town, marking end of 'caliphate'


    Iraqi forces captured the border town of Rawa, the last remaining town under Islamic State control, on Friday, signalling the complete defeat of the group's self-proclaimed...

    Iraqi forces captured the border town of Rawa, the last remaining town under Islamic State control, on Friday, signalling the complete defeat of the group's self-proclaimed caliphate.

    Superheroes find their powers are no match for the culture wars


    Marvel Comics has become a battleground between angry fans decrying political correctness and the writers and artists deploring their critics' racism and...

    Marvel Comics has become a battleground between angry fans decrying political correctness and the writers and artists deploring their critics' racism and misogyny.

    Argentinian submarine missing with 44 crew on board


    Military ships and aircraft have been dispatched to the coast of Argentina for a navy submarine missing for two...

    Military ships and aircraft have been dispatched to the coast of Argentina for a navy submarine missing for two days.

    Zimbabwe's ruling party moves to expel Mugabe


    A majority of the leaders of the party, Zanu-PF, recommended Mugabe's expulsion from the very organisation had controlled since...

    A majority of the leaders of the party, Zanu-PF, recommended Mugabe's expulsion from the very organisation had controlled since independence.

    Share bike company Bluegogo's woes blamed on Tiananmen Square 'prank'


    The young entrepreneur behind collapsed company Bluegogo has blamed a controversial Tiananmen Square advertising campaign for its...

    The young entrepreneur behind collapsed company Bluegogo has blamed a controversial Tiananmen Square advertising campaign for its woes.

    Fiji to move more than 40 villages inland as seas rise


    Fiji plans to move more than 40 villages to higher ground to escape coastal floods and is also working on ways to help future migrants from other Pacific island nations as sea levels rise, Fiji's attorney general...

    Fiji plans to move more than 40 villages to higher ground to escape coastal floods and is also working on ways to help future migrants from other Pacific island nations as sea levels rise, Fiji's attorney general said.

    Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe appears in public for first time since coup


    Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has made his first public appearance since the military put him under house arrest this week, attending a graduation ceremony in the capital, Harare, to...

    Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has made his first public appearance since the military put him under house arrest this week, attending a graduation ceremony in the capital, Harare, to applause.

    Casualties in UK helicopter and plane crash


    A mid-air collision between a helicopter and an aircraft in the south of England has resulted in a "number of...

    A mid-air collision between a helicopter and an aircraft in the south of England has resulted in a "number of casualties".

    In the midst of Zimbabwe's crisis, some question China's influence


    Less than two weeks before political turmoil hit Harare, Zimbabwean army chief Constantino Chiwenga visited Beijing for a meeting with China's defence...

    Less than two weeks before political turmoil hit Harare, Zimbabwean army chief Constantino Chiwenga visited Beijing for a meeting with China's defence minister.

    Sausage roll Jesus creates heartburn for British bakery firm


    London: A British bakery chain has apologised after creating a Nativity scene in which Baby Jesus, surrounded by three wise men, was replaced with a sausage...

    London: A British bakery chain has apologised after creating a Nativity scene in which Baby Jesus, surrounded by three wise men, was replaced with a sausage roll.

    US Representatives agree to $US1.5 trillion tax cuts


    United States House of Representatives has passed a wide-ranging rewrite of the tax code that could cut business and individual taxes by $US1.5...

    United States House of Representatives has passed a wide-ranging rewrite of the tax code that could cut business and individual taxes by $US1.5 trillion.

    'Descending into outright dictatorship': Cambodia dissolves opposition party


    Cambodia's Supreme Court has dissolved the country's main opposition party, denying millions of Cambodians the opportunity to vote for their elected representatives in elections next...

    Cambodia's Supreme Court has dissolved the country's main opposition party, denying millions of Cambodians the opportunity to vote for their elected representatives in elections next year.

    UK explorer Benedict Allen sighted in remote Papua New Guinea jungle


    The family of a British explorer who has gone missing on an expedition to reach a remote tribe in Papua New Guinea have spoken of their concerns for his...

    The family of a British explorer who has gone missing on an expedition to reach a remote tribe in Papua New Guinea have spoken of their concerns for his safety.

    Guess who is making China great again?


    There is a saying "When you don't know where you're going, any road will get you there" and it perfectly sums up the contrast between China's President Xi Jinping and President Donald...

    There is a saying "When you don't know where you're going, any road will get you there" and it perfectly sums up the contrast between China's President Xi Jinping and President Donald Trump.

    Suicide bomb attack strikes near Afghan political gathering


    A suicide bomb attack in the Afghan capital on Thursday near a gathering of supporters of an influential regional leader killed at least nine people and wounded many, the interior ministry...

    A suicide bomb attack in the Afghan capital on Thursday near a gathering of supporters of an influential regional leader killed at least nine people and wounded many, the interior ministry said.

    Final death toll from London's Grenfell Tower fire is 71, say police


    The final death toll from the fire that destroyed the Grenfell Tower social housing block in London in June is 71, police said on Thursday after five months of painstaking search and recovery...

    The final death toll from the fire that destroyed the Grenfell Tower social housing block in London in June is 71, police said on Thursday after five months of painstaking search and recovery operations.

    Costa Rica to share secrets of long life


    The secrets of longer living probably lie in the world's Blue Zones, areas singled out for their high-ageing...

    The secrets of longer living probably lie in the world's Blue Zones, areas singled out for their high-ageing populations.

    South Africa sends envoys to monitor knife-edge Zimbabwe


    Zimbabwe was on a knife's edge on Thursday as the army denied it had seized power but kept President Robert Mugabe and his family under house...

    Zimbabwe was on a knife's edge on Thursday as the army denied it had seized power but kept President Robert Mugabe and his family under house arrest.

    Deadly flash floods mangle western Greek coast


    A raging torrent inundated two coastal towns west of Athens killing at least 15 people and making scores...

    A raging torrent inundated two coastal towns west of Athens killing at least 15 people and making scores homeless.

    Treasury secretary, wife pose with a sheet of dollars, get mocked online


    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin did what just about anyone would do when presented with a newly minted sheet of American currency bearing their name and signature on Wednesday: he posed for a...

    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin did what just about anyone would do when presented with a newly minted sheet of American currency bearing their name and signature on Wednesday: he posed for a photo.

    Fox News' presenter debunks Hillary Clinton uranium fable, infuriates viewers


    Fox News anchor Shepherd Smith debunked what his own network has called the Hillary Clinton uranium "scandal," infuriating Fox viewers, some of whom suggested that he ought go work for CNN or...

    Fox News anchor Shepherd Smith debunked what his own network has called the Hillary Clinton uranium "scandal," infuriating Fox viewers, some of whom suggested that he ought go work for CNN or MSNBC.

    Leonardo da Vinci painting sells for $US450 million, sets record as most expensive ever


    A painting thought by scholars to be one of only a few by Leonardo da Vinci to have survived the half-millennium since the artist's death has been sold at auction for $US400 million in New...

    A painting thought by scholars to be one of only a few by Leonardo da Vinci to have survived the half-millennium since the artist's death has been sold at auction for $US400 million in New York.

    Zimbabwe: Is it a coup? Sure feels like one


    Military vehicles were stationed across Zimbabwe's capital early Wednesday, with the country's longtime leader under house arrest. But is it a military coup? Not at all, according to the...

    Military vehicles were stationed across Zimbabwe's capital early Wednesday, with the country's longtime leader under house arrest. But is it a military coup? Not at all, according to the military.