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    New twist in Jussie Smollett case as Chicago prosecutor recuses herself


    In another puzzling development in the investigation of an alleged attack on the actor, the Cook County state’s attorney has recused herself from the...

    In another puzzling development in the investigation of an alleged attack on the actor, the Cook County state’s attorney has recused herself from the case.

    'No decision' has been made on Huawei: British cyber security chief


    Declaring the issue "complicated", Ciaran Martin said that "everything is on the table" as the UK decides whether to follow Australia and the US in banning...

    Declaring the issue "complicated", Ciaran Martin said that "everything is on the table" as the UK decides whether to follow Australia and the US in banning Huawei.

    Daughter of missing North Korean diplomat 'abducted and sent back home'


    Italy warned there would be consequences to pay if the daughter of missing diplomat Jo Song Gil had been secretly whisked back to...

    Italy warned there would be consequences to pay if the daughter of missing diplomat Jo Song Gil had been secretly whisked back to Pyongyang.

    Picture Editor's Choice, February 21, 2019


    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.

    Tory MP resignations add to chaos enveloping British politics


    The Conservatives have abandoned their principles and are being taken over by hard-right extremists, defecting MPs...

    The Conservatives have abandoned their principles and are being taken over by hard-right extremists, defecting MPs warn.

    Britain warned it could be cut out of future Five Eyes intelligence over Huawei


    Worries about the UK's exposure to Huawei may make the Five Eyes partners, and perhaps France, Germany or Japan, less inclined to co-operate, says...

    Worries about the UK's exposure to Huawei may make the Five Eyes partners, and perhaps France, Germany or Japan, less inclined to co-operate, says expert.

    Deadly measles infects thousands in Philippines as vaccines shunned


    More than 130 people, mainly children, have died and 8443 others have fallen ill in the Philippines during a measles outbreak that has been largely blamed on fears about...

    More than 130 people, mainly children, have died and 8443 others have fallen ill in the Philippines during a measles outbreak that has been largely blamed on fears about vaccinations.

    Trump's EPA embraces scientist's views that some toxins are good for you


    A US toxicologist was shunned by mainstream scientists and regulatory agencies for saying that low levels of pollution and radiation are beneficial. Then Donald Trump became...

    A US toxicologist was shunned by mainstream scientists and regulatory agencies for saying that low levels of pollution and radiation are beneficial. Then Donald Trump became President.

    Teen Trump supporter in photo with Native American sues Washington Post


     A high school student from Covington, Kentucky, has launched a lawsuit against the Washington Post for defamation, claiming the newspaper falsely accused him of racist...

     A high school student from Covington, Kentucky, has launched a lawsuit against the Washington Post for defamation, claiming the newspaper falsely accused him of racist acts.

    China borrows from totalitarian playbook with Xinjiang camps


    China’s Xinjiang camps share much with Stalin’s gulag and Hitler’s concentration camps as they reflect a drive to not only use repression as a means of control but also the desire to mobilise society “behind an exclusive ideology” and “to...

    China’s Xinjiang camps share much with Stalin’s gulag and Hitler’s concentration camps as they reflect a drive to not only use repression as a means of control but also the desire to mobilise society “behind an exclusive ideology” and “to ‘educate’ people into becoming committed believers, to claim them in soul as well as body”.

    Will Democrats 'feel the Bern' for a second time?


    Many of Bernie Sanders' ideas - which only a few years ago seemed thrilling and radical to US progressives - are now mainstream positions for...

    Many of Bernie Sanders' ideas - which only a few years ago seemed thrilling and radical to US progressives - are now mainstream positions for Democrats.

    Swiss avalanche buries skiers


    Rescuers using helicopters "saved several people" after a search, according to spokesman Steve Leger of the Valais...

    Rescuers using helicopters "saved several people" after a search, according to spokesman Steve Leger of the Valais police.

    Islamic State bride Shamima Begum stripped of UK citizenship


    In a legally controversial decision, the UK home secretary has moved to bar the 19 year-old from coming home with her newborn...

    In a legally controversial decision, the UK home secretary has moved to bar the 19 year-old from coming home with her newborn baby.

    Buying young people's blood to prevent ageing has no benefit: FDA says


    The agency issued a safety alert about the infusion of plasma from young donors for the prevention of conditions such as aging or memory...

    The agency issued a safety alert about the infusion of plasma from young donors for the prevention of conditions such as aging or memory loss.

    Inmates help parents rescue toddler locked in car


    Several of the inmates advised the Inmate Supervisor that they could get into the vehicle without breaking the window and were given permission to...

    Several of the inmates advised the Inmate Supervisor that they could get into the vehicle without breaking the window and were given permission to help.

    France shaken by outbreak of anti-Semitic violence and abuse


    "Whoever did this is not worthy of the French republic and will be punished," declared President Emmanuel Macron touring a vandalised Jewish...

    "Whoever did this is not worthy of the French republic and will be punished," declared President Emmanuel Macron touring a vandalised Jewish cemetery.

    FBI had back-up plan to save Russia probe evidence: source


    A person familiar with FBI internal discussions says acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe asked investigators to work on a back-up...

    A person familiar with FBI internal discussions says acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe asked investigators to work on a back-up plan.

    'He just picks up': Trump and the politicians he loves to talk to on the phone


    The chatterbox-in-chief has eschewed the traditional way of talking with members of Congress, calling them at all hours and sometimes with no real...

    The chatterbox-in-chief has eschewed the traditional way of talking with members of Congress, calling them at all hours and sometimes with no real agenda.

    Roger Stone sorry for posting ominous photo of judge overseeing his case


    Roger Stone took aim at the US district judge, suggesting she was assigned to his case by the "Deep State" and posting a photo of her with a cross-hairs...

    Roger Stone took aim at the US district judge, suggesting she was assigned to his case by the "Deep State" and posting a photo of her with a cross-hairs symbol.

    China the world's biggest hacking victim, Chinese report says


    Beijing security firm Knownsec Information Technology reported on Monday that Chinese organisations suffered an average of 800 million cyber attacks daily in...

    Beijing security firm Knownsec Information Technology reported on Monday that Chinese organisations suffered an average of 800 million cyber attacks daily in 2018.

    Thai election looms as a major test for military influence


    Junta leader Prayut Chan-o-cha should be in the box seat to remain in power, but the opposition parties in Thailand are...

    Junta leader Prayut Chan-o-cha should be in the box seat to remain in power, but the opposition parties in Thailand are stirring.

    Yemen's warring parties agree to start troop withdrawal


    The conflict, which has killed tens of thousands, is widely seen in the region as a proxy war between Saudi Arabia and...

    The conflict, which has killed tens of thousands, is widely seen in the region as a proxy war between Saudi Arabia and Iran.

    States sue Trump over national emergency declaration


    A coalition of 16 American states argues the US President's decision to build a wall through an emergency declaration is...

    A coalition of 16 American states argues the US President's decision to build a wall through an emergency declaration is unconstitutional.

    Award-winning Aussie barista told to 'get out of Sweden'


    He's twice been named Sweden's best barista, but this Aussie says the country's red tape is threatening to ruin his successful new...

    He's twice been named Sweden's best barista, but this Aussie says the country's red tape is threatening to ruin his successful new business.

    Venezuela crisis hinges on aid showdown at border days away


    The Trump administration and the Venezuelan opposition have staked their plans to weaken President Nicolás Maduro on a climactic moment only days...

    The Trump administration and the Venezuelan opposition have staked their plans to weaken President Nicolás Maduro on a climactic moment only days away.

    Donald Trump spends Presidents' Day nursing 'coup' grievance


    Donald Trump celebrated Presidents' Day with a game of golf and a flurry of tweets saying the had been the victim of an attempted...

    Donald Trump celebrated Presidents' Day with a game of golf and a flurry of tweets saying the had been the victim of an attempted coup.

    'Hair is a part of you': New York aims to tackle hair discrimination


    The new legal guidance says New Yorkers have a right to "hairstyles that are closely associated with their racial, ethnic or cultural...

    The new legal guidance says New Yorkers have a right to "hairstyles that are closely associated with their racial, ethnic or cultural identities."

    Spain, Gibraltar row over warship incident amid Brexit uncertainty


    Authorities in Madrid and Gibraltar have given differing versions of an incident in which a Spanish warship told commercial ships to leave anchorages near...

    Authorities in Madrid and Gibraltar have given differing versions of an incident in which a Spanish warship told commercial ships to leave anchorages near Gibraltar.

    Malka Leifer to remain in jail Israeli court rules


    The former Victorian school principal - who would face 74 charges of sex abuse and rape if extradited to Australia - failed to appear in court on...

    The former Victorian school principal - who would face 74 charges of sex abuse and rape if extradited to Australia - failed to appear in court on Monday.

    As Germany, UK waver on Huawei, China rebuts chief US security claim


    The decisions of the two major European powers could be a tipping point for Huawei, the world's largest telecommunications equipment...

    The decisions of the two major European powers could be a tipping point for Huawei, the world's largest telecommunications equipment maker.

    Sailor in iconic WWII kiss photo dies at 95


    The iconic image of George Mendonsa in Times Square had an unusual twist: he had never met the woman he was...

    The iconic image of George Mendonsa in Times Square had an unusual twist: he had never met the woman he was kissing.

    Israeli leader's Nazi remarks scuttle summit with Europeans


    Israel's acting Foreign Minister echoed comments from the Prime Minister that "many Poles" had collaborated with the Nazis in World War...

    Israel's acting Foreign Minister echoed comments from the Prime Minister that "many Poles" had collaborated with the Nazis in World War II.

    Former FBI official says 'crime may have been committed' by Trump


    Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe said he wonders if there is an inappropriate relationship between President Donald Trump and...

    Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe said he wonders if there is an inappropriate relationship between President Donald Trump and Russia.

    Labour centrists quit party, recalling failed 80s experiment


    It didn't work in the 1980s - will a new group of Labour rebels 'fix politics' or hand power to the Conservatives for a...

    It didn't work in the 1980s - will a new group of Labour rebels 'fix politics' or hand power to the Conservatives for a decade?

    'Unprecedented attack' puts focus on Kashmir's homegrown militants


    The attack in which 40 Indian soldiers died last week has escalated the potential for conflict between nuclear-armed India and...

    The attack in which 40 Indian soldiers died last week has escalated the potential for conflict between nuclear-armed India and Pakistan.

    Dull presidential election debates 'could drive voters away'


    The second of five scheduled Indonesian Presidential election debates was so underwhelming that more people may join the "golput" movement and abstain from...

    The second of five scheduled Indonesian Presidential election debates was so underwhelming that more people may join the "golput" movement and abstain from voting.

    Saudi crown prince arrives in Pakistan with billions at stake


    Pakistan is in the grip of a debt crisis and is seeking a $US12 billion bailout from the International Monetary Fund but has yet to agree to tough...

    Pakistan is in the grip of a debt crisis and is seeking a $US12 billion bailout from the International Monetary Fund but has yet to agree to tough conditions.

    We've seen this political hacking movie before - and it didn't end well


    To grasp the significance of the unprecedented cyber hack on Australia's political parties, consider the state of affairs across the Pacific...

    To grasp the significance of the unprecedented cyber hack on Australia's political parties, consider the state of affairs across the Pacific Ocean.

    Saudis say crown prince doesn't intend to buy Man United


    Saudi Arabia says UK Sun reports that Mohammed bin Salman wishes to buy the championship football team are 'completely...

    Saudi Arabia says UK Sun reports that Mohammed bin Salman wishes to buy the championship football team are 'completely false'.

    Another Brazil dam at risk, 200 evacuated


    Vale said it evacuated residents near dam after reviewing safety data on the...

    Vale said it evacuated residents near dam after reviewing safety data on the structure.

    Trump raises a new menace - the S word - and Democrats are stumped


    When US Democrats unveiled their Green New Deal to fight climate change, the Republican response was swift and strikingly...

    When US Democrats unveiled their Green New Deal to fight climate change, the Republican response was swift and strikingly uniform.

    'I never did anything dangerous': UK teen IS bride has baby in Syria


    The teenager, who wants to return to the UK, says she has no regrets about joining IS and was 'only a housewife' in her time with the...

    The teenager, who wants to return to the UK, says she has no regrets about joining IS and was 'only a housewife' in her time with the militants.