Justine Damond: Family 'concern' over US shooting probe

Relatives of an Australian woman shot dead by a US policeman say they are concerned the incident may not have been investigated properly.Justine Damond,...

Trump's tax bill: US Senate passes reform legislation

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Chinese firm to recycle 'panda poo' into tissue paper

China's giant pandas are a top tourist draw, a tool for soft diplomacy - and now, a source of tissue paper.The national panda reserve...

Cardinal Bernard Law: Disgraced US cardinal dies in Rome

Cardinal Bernard Law, who was forced to resign as archbishop of Boston in 2002 over a sex abuse scandal, has died aged 86 in...

Vandals damage ancient dinosaur footprint in Australia

Vandals have partially destroyed a 115 million year old dinosaur footprint in a national park in Australia.Palaeontologists first discovered the imprint of the theropod...

Why are Uganda's politicians smashing plates?

Utensils and bottles of urine were also allegedly found in parliament as politicians expressed their disapproval. Why are Uganda's politicians smashing plates? Source: World News Utensils and...

Amtrak Washington train crash: Investigators focus on speed

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Jonghyun: Note shows K-pop star's struggles with depression

A note said to have been written by K-pop superstar Jonghyun has been posted on social media by his close friend, revealing a struggle...

Princess Diana childhood home in Downton aided makeover

The childhood home of Princess Diana has had its 160-year-old carpet replaced, with the help of the man who wrote Downton Abbey.Her brother Earl...

HR McMaster weighs in on North Korea nuclear threat

In a wide-ranging interview with the BBC's Yalda Hakim, US National Security Adviser HR McMaster said that the United States has "to be prepared,...

From foes to allies

"With his device, this young lad is so quick in finding the way through the forest," says an amazed Francisco Firmino da Silva as...

South Africa's ANC party choosing leader in marathon vote

Thousands of delegates are voting in Johannesburg for a successor to President Jacob Zuma as leader of South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC).The...

Gujarat vote: BJP on course to hold India PM's home state

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is on course to retain power in his home state Gujarat but by a...

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson airport power cut strands thousands

A power cut at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson international airport on Sunday led to a partial shut-down, affecting tens of thousands of people.The airport is the...

Mumbai sweet shop fire kills 12 in India

Twelve people have died in a fire that broke out inside a sweet shop in the western Indian city of Mumbai. All 12...

Hernández announced winner of disputed Honduras election

Juan Orlando Hernández has been declared the winner of last month's fiercely disputed presidential election in Honduras after a partial recount.Earlier results triggered deadly...

Capturing East Harlem

The New York neighbourhood of East Harlem, or El Barrio, has long been the home of many of the city's Latino population.Journalist Ed Morales...

Chile election: conservative Piñera elected president

A conservative billionaire and former president, Sebastián Piñera, has won Chile's presidential election run-off.Left-winger Alejandro Guillier conceded and congratulated his opponent on his win...

IMAX boss' warning

IMAX is a way of screening films which immerses the audience in the action, and blockbusters like Dunkirk and the latest Star Wars have...

Inspired by comics

Ilse Valfre was just 22 years old when she started a blog that would take her from a being nursery teacher to the owner...

Lebanon murder probe as British woman found dead

Police in Lebanon are investigating the murder of a British woman who worked at the UK embassy in Beirut.Rebecca Dykes's body was found on...

Sydney man charged with being 'economic agent' for North Korea

A man has been arrested in Sydney for allegedly acting as an economic agent for North Korea, Australian Federal Police (AFP) have said.Chan Han...

Why this US woman is backing minority gun clubs

Meet the US woman who is backing African-American gun clubs. Samantha Sorillo is vice president of Miami's Black Arms Gun Club.The club says it...

Chile: Landslide destroys village and kills at least five

A landslide caused by torrential rain has killed at least five people in southern Chile and has destroyed dozens of houses. Fifteen people are...

Press under pressure

Sitting behind a desktop computer in his first-floor offices in Islamabad, Taha Siddiqui cuts a lonely figure.He is a well-known journalist whose work has...

Reality Check

The claim: Seafood lovers could be eating up to 11,000 microscopic pieces of plastic a year.Reality Check verdict: There is evidence of plastic microparticles...

Russian court finds ex-minister Ulyukayev guilty of bribery

A Moscow court has found Russia's former Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev guilty of bribery. He is the first minister to stand trial in Russia's...

Australian sentenced to 46 years for torturing and killing niece

An Australian man has been sentenced to the maximum sentence of 46 years for torturing and killing his 25-year old Chinese niece.Derek Barrett was...

Sonia Gandhi retires as India Congress party president

The leader of India's main opposition Congress party, Sonia Gandhi, has retired from her post, the party confirmed on Thursday. Her son, Rahul Gandhi,...

Sumatran rhino 'hanging on by a thread'

Scientists have decoded the genome of the Sumatran rhinoceros - one of the most threatened mammals on Earth.Its genetic blueprint shows that populations have...

Japan expands unilateral sanctions against North Korea

Japan has imposed fresh sanctions against North Korea as it seeks to ramp up pressure on Pyongyang over its nuclear and missile programmes.Chief cabinet...

EU leaders to move Brexit to next stage

EU leaders are expected to formally agree to start the next phase of Brexit negotiations later.It means talks can move on to the long-term...

US woman used bitcoin to move cash to Islamic State, police say

A New York woman has been accused of laundering bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies and wiring the money to help the so-called Islamic State.Zoobia Shahnaz,...

Russia a 'risk' to undersea cables, defence chief warns

The UK's most senior military officer has warned of a new threat posed by Russia to communications and internet cables that run under the...

Australia child abuse inquiry: Final recommendations released

A five-year inquiry into child sexual abuse in Australia has released its final report, making more than 400 recommendations.The royal commission uncovered harrowing evidence...

Venezuela first lady's nephews jailed for drugs

Two nephews of Venezuela's first lady have been sentenced to 18 years in prison in the US after being convicted of trafficking drugs.Franqui Francisco...

California firefighter dies as Thomas blaze rages

A California firefighter has been killed by a wildfire burning across Ventura and Santa Barbara counties.Fire chief Ken Pimlott said the victim was apparatus...

Africa's week in pictures

A selection of the best photos from across and about Africa this week:Images courtesy of AFP, EPA and Reuters Africa's week in pictures Source: World News A...

Odebrecht scandal: Peru president Kuczynski under pressure to quit

Peru's president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski is under growing pressure to resign over corruption allegations involving Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht.Mr Kuczynski has reportedly lost the...

'Bribing the desperate'

If you'd travelled across the world to pursue a better life, would you move back in return for money?Germany is betting that the answer...

Shroud of doubt

Peter Lang-Stanton set out to make a radio documentary about the truth of his father's role in one of the largest clandestine missions in...

Class of 77

Forty years ago China reinstated its all-important college entrance exam after a gap of more than a decade when the country was plunged into...

France Millas train crash: Children killed as bus cut in two

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Dalai Lama launches free iPhone app

The Dalai Lama has launched a mobile app for followers to stay up to date with his travels and teachings.The exiled Tibetan spiritual leader,...

Iran supplied Yemen rebels with ballistic missile – US

The US permanent representative to the UN, Nikki Haley, has accused Iran of supplying Yemen's rebel Houthi movement with missiles to attack Saudi Arabia.She...

Syria war: US says flares fired at Russian jets

US fighter planes fired warning flares after Russian jets entered an agreed non-conflict area over Syria, the US defence department says. The two Russian...

Omarosa Manigault Newman denies being dragged out of White House

One of President Donald Trump's former aides has denied trying to storm the White House residence and being fired.Omarosa Manigault Newman - a fiery...

Someone finally listened

  Harrowing stories from survivors shaped a landmark Australian inquiry into child sexual abuse. The royal commission held more than 8,000 private sessions with victims and...

China meets Australian ambassador amid 'influence' debate

Australia's ambassador to China was summoned to a meeting with Beijing officials last week amid strained ties between the nations.Jan Adams met with foreign...

China's central bank raises interest rates after Fed rise

China's central bank has followed the US Federal Reserve by raising interest rates, in a move that has surprised economists.The People's Bank of China...