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Travel ban: Supreme Court hands Donald Trump a victory of sorts

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 22:38:04 GMT


"A clear victory for our national security," Trump declared in a statement.

Colombia ferry disaster: search for missing continues

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 22:10:05 GMT


Rescue workers continued to searched on Monday for 13 people believed to be missing after a tourist boat sank the previous day in a reservoir in north-central Colombia, killing seven.

Trump travel ban: Supreme Court decision explained

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 22:01:04 GMT


The US Supreme Court has upheld some portions of President Donald Trump's revised travel ban. Here's what you need to know.

London fire: all buildings tested for safety so far have failed

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 20:34:05 GMT


All 75 high-rises in Britain that have been tested for fire safety since the Grenfell Tower tragedy have failed.

Theresa May pledges a billion pounds to Northern Ireland to save her government

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:08:04 GMT


The British PM has revealed the price of power: an extra billion pounds to Northern Ireland in exchange for the votes her government needs to survive.

US Supreme Court revives parts of Donald Trump's travel ban

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 20:02:02 GMT


The court will allow parts of the ban to be implemented until it hears the full case in October.

Best of the world: June 27, 2017

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:00:00 GMT


The Herald's picture editors showcase the best images
from around the globe.

Artist Salvador Dali's body to be exhumed for paternity test

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:57:05 GMT


A judge in the Spanish capital Madrid has ordered artist Salvador Dali's body be exhumed to get samples for a paternity suit, Spanish media report.

Islamic State 'fighting for their lives' not directing terror attacks on the west, global coalition says

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 12:12:07 GMT


Major General Rupert Jones said exposing the fundamentalists' narrative was critical as it has inspired numerous attacks across Europe, including three in three months in London, all of which ISIS has claimed responsibility for.

Nobel prize laureate Liu Xiaobo released from Chinese prison, after cancer diagnosis

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:08:02 GMT


Nobel prize laureate Liu Xiaobo has been released from a Chinese prison on medical grounds, after being diagnosed with terminal liver cancer.

Philippine matriarch Farhana Maute is alleged kingpin in Marawi assault

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:11:07 GMT


A powerful matriarch has emerged as one of the alleged kingpins behind the assault on a Philippine city that may herald IS's expansion in southeast Asia.

Crown employees sentenced to jail but Australians free in months

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 07:23:08 GMT


Crown staff have been handed shorter than expected jail terms.

'Too controversial': Turkey drops evolution from secular curriculum

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 04:50:05 GMT


Starting in September, a chapter on evolution will no longer appear in ninth-graders' textbooks.

Donald Trump to call for US dominance in global energy production

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 02:36:04 GMT


Donald Trump will tout surging US exports of oil and natural gas during a week of events aimed at highlighting the country's growing energy dominance.

Former presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg's next anti-Washington move

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 02:13:05 GMT


Michael Bloomberg will announce an initiative to give funds to large cities as an extension of his advocacy for largely liberal policies.

Coroner said son was dead so grieving family held $26,000 funeral - then he phoned home

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 01:35:02 GMT


It's still unclear how the authorities of Orange County became convinced that a body was Frank Kerrigan's.

Elves v trolls: How Europe is working to expose Russian meddling

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 01:13:05 GMT


Researchers in Britain, France, Germany, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Finland, Sweden, Ukraine, Latvia and Slovakia are working against Russia's "weaponised information".

Tourist ferry with 150 people on board sinks in Colombia

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 06:24:11 GMT


At least nine people are dead and 30 are missing after a tourist ferry packed with about 150 passengers capsized on a reservoir near Medellin.

Man catches girl who fell from New York amusement park ride

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 22:28:02 GMT


Girl hangs from gondola ride before plummeting to group of people below.

Barnaby Joyce honours London Bridge terror victims

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 21:19:06 GMT


Barnaby Joyce has laid a wreath by London Bridge in tribute to victims of the recent terror attack.

Forest fire in Spain threatens key nature reserve

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 20:03:02 GMT


A forest fire in southern Spain has forced the evacuation of 1000 people and is threatening a national park.

Muted celebrations as Mosul marks its first Eid without Islamic State

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 15:09:05 GMT


The people of Mosul celebrated their first Eid without Islamic State in three years on Sunday

Solomon Islands locals sceptical as newly rebuilt police force is re-armed

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 06:31:07 GMT


Locals say that they remain sceptical of capability of the new Royal Solomon Islands Police Force, though none have spoken of being fearful of it.

Pakistan oil tanker fire kills scores

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 19:27:06 GMT


An overturned oil tanker exploded killing at least 148 people and injuring dozens of others in Pakistan on Sunday.

In jab at Trump, Schwarzenegger and Macron team up to 'make planet great again'

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 15:10:02 GMT


To strike the latest blow in his Twitter war with US President Donald Trump, Schwarzenegger has recruited French President Emmanuel Macron.

US Senate health bill faces serious resistance from both wings of Republicans

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 04:36:07 GMT


A small group of moderate Republican senators may pose at least as significant an obstacle to the measure's passage as their colleagues on the right.

Crown 19 set to plead guilty in Chinese court

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 01:39:22 GMT


Crown staff including executive Jason O'Connor are expected to plead guilty when their court case is heard today in Baoshan District Court, outside Shanghai.

Frank Kerrigan shocked after getting call from son he thought he'd buried

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 04:10:05 GMT


It is unclear how coroner's officials misidentified the body nor who actually lies in the grave.

Conservatives cancel holidays during hung parliament

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 03:27:09 GMT


Conservative MPs have been ordered not to take holidays abroad while Britain's parliament is sitting, amid fears that the government could fall if it loses a vote.

Catholic Church in Spain accuses Qatar of meddling at historic mosque site

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 03:01:06 GMT


Spanish campaigners say the Catholic Church is exploiting the law so that it can make tax-free revenue from properties that were once untitled.

China landslide: Fifteen confirmed dead, more than 100 still missing

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 05:16:09 GMT


China has mounted a major rescue effort with 118 people still missing after a landslide in Sichuan.

In Venezuela, prisoners say abuse is so bad they are forced to eat pasta mixed with excrement

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 01:07:08 GMT


Thousands have been arrested amid the chaos over the past 10 weeks of protests against the government, and some say the abuse while in custody is so abhorrent that they were "forced to eat raw pasta with human excrement."

Donald Trump's Twitter feed is a gold mine for foreign spies

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 15:16:02 GMT


Trump's Twitter feed is a gold mine for every foreign intelligence agency.

Fire risk in London flats highlights a class divide

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 18:19:05 GMT


Addise Mekonen was working a night shift Friday when he learned from television news that his apartment was one of 650 London flats being evacuated in the middle of the night amid fears that it might be as dangerous as Grenfell Tower, which had been incinerated in the deadliest blaze in Britain in more than a century.

Trump's family hits back at Johnny Depp's assassination joke

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 16:57:06 GMT


Not even Johnny Depp is trying to defend Johnny Depp's comments to a laughing crowd at a festival last week: "When was the last time an actor assassinated a president? . . . It's been a while, and maybe it's time."

Blackmail fears as British parliament hit by 'brute force' cyber attack

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 15:13:04 GMT


The British parliament has been hit by a cyber attack that is preventing MPs from accessing their emails when not in Westminster, politicians and media reports said on Saturday.

Explosion at Colombia coal mine kills at least eight

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 15:31:02 GMT


At least eight miners at an underground coal mine in Colombia have died and five more are missing after an explosion caused by methane gas, the national mining agency said on Saturday.

Five electrocuted at water park in Turkey

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 12:31:02 GMT


Five people have been electrocuted at a water park in northwest Turkey, including two teenagers and a 12-year-old, Turkish media reports say.

Plan to remove Yellowstone grizzly bears from endangered list denounced

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 12:27:03 GMT


The grizzly bear in Yellowstone National Park has been protected for more than four decades. But no more.

Martha the mastiff named World's Ugliest Dog 2017

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 11:57:05 GMT


In a competition annually dominated by the old, the tiny, and the hairless, the three-year-old Neapolitan Mastiff used her lollygagging youth to win the 29th annual World's Ugliest Dog Contest.

Police suspect crime syndicate helped Shaun Davidson and other prisoners escape Bali jail

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 09:30:05 GMT


Bali's police chief says he believes a crime syndicate helped four foreign prisoners including Australian Shaun Davidson stage a brazen escape from Bali's Kerobokan jail.

Trump-Russia probe: Robert Mueller's dream team has conspiracy experience

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 07:57:08 GMT


Special Counsel's hires suggest a legal strategy that was key to prosecutions of the Enron fraud and the mob families in New York

Indonesia says terror charges to provide alleged Bali bombing mastermind Hambali with legal certainty

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 06:02:03 GMT


Indonesia says terror charges laid in the United States against Hambali, the alleged mastermind of the 2002 Bali bombings, were aimed at providing the Guantanamo prisoner with "legal certainty".

Saudi Arabia thwarts mosque attack in Mecca

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 05:29:05 GMT


Saudi security forces say they have foiled a suicide attack on the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca.

Donald Trump indicates 'Comey tape' tweet meant to affect testimony

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 03:24:08 GMT


US President also questioned the impartiality of Russia probe investigator Robert Mueller.

War in Syria: US-led coalition kills 500 civilians in a month

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 03:16:04 GMT


The US-led coalition against the Islamic State terror group has killed nearly 500 civilians in one month of its pursuit of militant fighters in Syria.

Emmanuel Macron heralds a new era, but can he run a country?

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 03:11:05 GMT


So far the French President has been in handshake mode. Now he needs to prove he's more than PR.

China landslide: more than 100 feared buried as village destroyed

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 15:15:06 GMT


More than 100 people were feared dead, buried after a landslide caused by torrential rain destroyed a village in Sichuan province.

Texas nurse suspected of killing up to 60 children charged with murder

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 02:15:04 GMT


A 66-year-old nurse in Texas who is suspected of killing up to 60 children has been indicted on new murder charges .

London fire hazards force evacuation of hundreds from high rises

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 11:33:06 GMT


Hundreds of families were being evacuated from apartments in five London high-rise buildings on Friday evening in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower disaster.

If Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead, who will be the next IS leader?

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:57:06 GMT


Leader likely to be replaced by one of top two lieutenants, both of whom were Iraqi army officers under late dictator Saddam Hussein.

Alleged Bali bombing mastermind Hambali charged with terror crimes

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 22:41:05 GMT


Alleged Bali bombing mastermind Hambali accused of crimes that killed more than 200 people.

Barack Obama ordered 'cyber bombs' for Russian network after hacking: report

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 19:29:03 GMT


Barack Obama authorised 'cyber bombs' against Russian networks after election hacking.

White House hits out at Johnny Depp after Trump assassination jibe

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:36:07 GMT


The White House has responded to Johnny Depp's comments about assassinating a president.

'No cake ever came': Brexit anniversary opens old wounds

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:33:02 GMT


The first anniversary of the Brexit vote, has been greeted with bitter howls and smug celebration.

'Close Al-Jazeera, curb ties with Iran': Arab states issue ultimatum to Qatar

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:02:07 GMT


Four Arab states that imposed a boycott on Qatar have demanded Doha close the Al-Jazeera TV station.

South Korea fires test missile capable of reaching any part of North Korea

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:31:04 GMT


South Korea has test-fired a new ballistic missile capable of hitting any part of North Korea.

As RAMSI ends, Solomon Islanders look to the future

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 19:09:08 GMT


The first murder was a long time coming, though it happened in the most unlikely of places.

Man charged with terrorism-related murder in Finsbury Park van attack

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:33:02 GMT


A man suspected of driving a van at Muslim worshippers leaving a London mosque has been charged with terrorism-related murder and attempted murder, British police said on Friday.

London police confirm Grenfell cladding failed safety tests, manslaughter charges considered

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:03:04 GMT


Police are considering manslaughter charges over the Grenfell Tower tragedy, after confirming the insulating cladding on the building had failed safety tests.

Popular Chinese social media service Sina Weibo slapped with video ban

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:42:04 GMT


Australian tourism marketers and sporting events use social medial platform Sina Weibo.

Police don't believe Bali jail escapee Shaun Davidson is in East Timor

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:16:02 GMT


East Timorese police do not believe Kerobokan jail escapee Shaun Davidson is in their country, after two of his fellow escapees were arrested in Dili on Thursday.

Motorbikes go for free: how Indonesia is trying to save lives over Eid holiday

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 03:39:09 GMT


Ramadan's annual homecoming tradition - known here as Mudik - is the most joyous time of the year for millions of Indonesians. But it can also be deadly.

Can the Supreme Court straighten out America's Goofy-shaped democracy?

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 23:02:07 GMT


In a nation of 320 million people, it could fall to one self-effacing man to erase America's rotten boroughs and change the map of the country for years to come.

Republican senators unveil Obamacare replacement bill, Obama decries it

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:37:06 GMT


The previously secret proposal rolls back former president Barack Obama's signature healthcare law

Donald Tusk channels John Lennon, dreams that Brexit won't happen

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 02:32:12 GMT


The president of the European Council says it's not "impossible" that Brexit could be abandoned. His fellow EU chiefs disagree.

Mega-developments, Virgin Australia and movie chain attract Chinese scrutiny

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:55:05 GMT


Billion-dollar hotel developments in Sydney and Queensland, a shareholding in Virgin Australia, and the Australia's biggest cinema chain will come under the scrutiny of Chinese regulators trying to rein in a US$215 billion ($284 billion) overseas buying spree by Chinese companies.

Seven things the NRA will hate in new Pew survey on Americans' gun attitudes

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:01:38 GMT


The survey of 3900 Americans, including more than 1200 gun owners, paints a complicated picture.

It's so hot in England, schoolboys are wearing skirts

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 21:49:03 GMT


A boy was reportedly told to change because his legs were too hairy.

Canadian sniper shatters world record for the longest confirmed kill in history

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 22:40:05 GMT


A Canadian soldier in Iraq has killed an Islamic State militant from more than three kilometres away.

European Union flexes muscles with 'historic' defence plan

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:42:06 GMT


It's their the EU's most ambitious defence plan for decades, a multi-billion-euro weapons fund, shared financing for battle groups and missions abroad.

Donald Trump now says he made no tapes of James Comey conversations

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:51:02 GMT


Mr Trump began the speculation himself after tweeting Comey should "hope that there are no 'tapes'."

Car bomb hits Afghan bank in restive Helmand province, killing dozens

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:47:03 GMT


The governor said most of those killed were civilians, with a further 60 people wounded.

Islamic State's destruction of Mosul's famous mosque their 'official announcement of defeat'

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:27:05 GMT


Islamic State's destruction of the mosque where al-Baghdadi announced his caliphate called the 'official announcement of their defeat'.

Court hears dispute over Hitler house

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:16:02 GMT


A lawyer for the owner of the house where Adolf Hitler was born is disputing the government's right to take possession of the property.

Hundreds of London buildings have cladding similar to Grenfell Tower: Theresa May

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:24:04 GMT


About 600 buildings in England have cladding similar to the type blamed for the spread of Grenfell fire.

Two prisoners who escaped from Bali's Kerobokan jail arrested in East Timor

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:48:06 GMT


Two of the prisoners who escaped from Bali's Kerobokan jail on Monday have been arrested in Dili, the capital of East Timor.

'My kids are scared now': Thousands at funeral of beaten Muslim girl in Virginia

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:36:05 GMT


About 5000 mourners attend funeral in Virginia of Muslim girl who was beaten to death with baseball bat.

More time in 'Hotel K' awaits runaways if recaptured after brazen Bali breakout

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 05:11:05 GMT


Australian who escaped from Bali jail could have more than two extra years tacked onto his sentence.

German prosecutors investigate boy for shooting toy gun at cycling Thai king

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 03:06:11 GMT


"A toy pistol, a soft air pistol, was used. First it was fired at a group of cyclists, one of whom was the King of Thailand."

Lives claimed, planes grounded in California heat wave as temperatures hit high 40s

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 06:31:09 GMT


Mercury hit 52 in Death Valley, but that nothing - it's more than 60 on the tarmac at Phoenix airport.

Trump-Russia probe: Hacking attempts on 21 states

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:35:02 GMT


People connected to the Russian government tried to hack election-related computer systems in 21 states, probe told.

New Saudi heir, Prince Mohammed bin Salman, built the right Trump ties

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 23:14:42 GMT


The new heir to the Saudi throne has been cultivating ties to some of the most influential officials in Donald Trump's White House.

Australian man faces charges after Thai accident

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 23:25:04 GMT


An Australian man is facing criminal charges following a traffic accident in central Thailand that left two people dead and a third in a critical condition in hospital.

Russian hackers targeted US election in 'influence operation', officials confirm

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 21:32:47 GMT


A total of 21 US state election systems were breached as part of Russian campaign, Congress hears, while a leaked video of Donald Trump discussing sexual conquests served to distract the US public.

Battle for Mosul: al-Nuri Mosque where Islamic State declared caliphate destroyed

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 02:12:11 GMT


Iraq says IS destroyed its own spiritual headquarters, while IS blames US air strikes.

Grenfell Tower survivors to move into luxury London complex

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:43:07 GMT


Displaced residents will be allocated a mix of one to three-bedroom units with a more "simple" interior, but same construction, the property developers said.

Islamist militants' siege of Philippine school ends after 12 hours

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 18:39:04 GMT


The militants have withdrawn and released all hostages, a military spokesman said.

Democrats seethe after special election loss: 'Our brand is worse than Trump'

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 17:29:38 GMT


Democrats are second-guessing their strategy after losing hotly-contested special election.

Queen Elizabeth stirs social media with hat resembling the European Union flag

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:44:02 GMT


EU sure about that hat, your majesty?

Bishop Airport in Flint, Michigan evacuated after officer stabbed in the neck

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 02:55:20 GMT


US government officials are investigating the attack as a possible act of terrorism.

Best of the world: June 22, 2017

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:00:46 GMT


The Herald's picture editors showcase the best images
from around the globe.

Prince Philip at London's King Edward VII hospital with infection

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 21:32:41 GMT


Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth, has been admitted to hospital with an infection.

British Prime Minister Theresa May promises to listen on Brexit as Queen opens Parliament

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:52:08 GMT


British PM promises to listen to businesses' Brexit concerns as the Queen formally opens Parliament.

No sign of Bali escapees in Kerobokan jail's waste tunnel

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 08:35:07 GMT


An Australian man and three others appear to have made a clean getaway after their suspected escape tunnel from Bali's Kerobokan prison was found to be empty.

Saudi king Salman names his son as crown prince, upending succession

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 06:00:10 GMT


The narrowly approved move marks a stark upheaval in the leadership of the wealthy kingdom, a key ally of the United States and the Arab world's largest economy.

Republican win for Karen Handel in Georgia byelection a victory for Donald Trump

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 01:51:05 GMT


In defeat, Democrats can at least expect to give some Republicans a run for their money in the 2018 midterm elections.

Brussels explosion: 'Some luck tonight' says commuter who saw bomb go off

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 15:20:08 GMT


Remy Bonnaffe was listening to music on his headphones and checking his phone as he waited for his train home after "a normal day".

Islamist militants storm school in the Philippines, take students hostage

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:49:18 GMT


Pro-Islamic State militants have stormed a town and occupied a school in the southern Philippines.

Video of Philando Castile killing released after Minnesota officer acquitted

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 23:37:11 GMT


Video footage of the fatal shooting of a black motorist by a Minnesota police officer released on Tuesday showed how quickly the incident unfolded.