Tue, 25 Oct 2016 03:29:05 GMT
(image)At least 59 people are killed and 117 wounded when gunmen storm a police academy in a city long associated with the Afghan Taliban.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 01:06:37 GMT
(image)In Thailand, China, the US and Brazil, we see that shocking events can shed light on deeper trends.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 21:47:40 GMT
(image)An American team of robots defeated an Australian rival in soccer on Monday to win the RoboCup Challenge as technical problems plagued the Australian side.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 20:57:06 GMT
(image)Hamilton was driving a snow machine when he hit a crevasse and fell 30 metres into the ice.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 02:27:06 GMT
(image)At least one person has died and 19 others are wounded after an explosion at a night market in southern Thailand, where Muslim separatists have been waging an insurgency for more than a decade.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 05:16:52 GMT
(image)Five Brazilian farmers have been arrested in connection with a land dispute that is killing the Guarani-Kaiowa people.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 02:46:36 GMT
(image)A powerful blast at a house in north-west China has killed at least seven people and injured almost 100.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 14:09:02 GMT
(image)A light aircraft crashed after taking off from Malta's main airport early on Monday, killing all five people on board, officials there said, in the island nation's worst peacetime air accident.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 20:24:11 GMT
(image)Carbon dioxide concentrations are rising at a record rate,
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 08:17:25 GMT
(image)Australian live cattle representatives have flown to Jakarta for talks amid fears a proposed new trade rule could threaten the viability of the industry.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 04:57:11 GMT
(image)Three deserts in northern China are expanding to form a vast sea of sand that could become uninhabitable.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 01:07:58 GMT
(image)A man who was detained at an airport for a year now lives among us. The struggle, it would seem, is to keep moving.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 01:08:02 GMT
(image)A computer "judge" using artificial intelligence has correctly predicted verdicts of the European Court of Human Rights with 79 per cent accuracy.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 05:44:47 GMT
(image)It is a frontier only Russia and three other states regard as a border. But it is on the move - and another sign of the Kremlin's ambitions.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 23:23:27 GMT
(image)Somali pirates have freed more than two dozen Asian sailors after more than four years of captivity in a small fishing village.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 20:17:40 GMT
(image)Islamic State captured northern districts of the town of Rutbah, and local government offices in its centre.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 10:17:41 GMT
(image)Tens of thousands of people get some form of vibriosis every year. Michael Funk was one of the unlucky ones.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 10:48:05 GMT
(image)Some Chinese observers suspect Xi is seeking to become the first leader since Deng Xiaoping to remain in power beyond the 10-year period of office.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:17:27 GMT
(image)The bus was travelling west on Interstate 10 when the crash occurred near Palm Springs, a city about 160 km)east of Los Angeles.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 23:36:25 GMT
(image)The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah movement, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, said on Sunday the door to electing a president was "wide open".
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 13:27:45 GMT
(image)Most of the inmates from a Haitian prison have escaped after killing a guard and stealing firearms and authorities have launched a manhunt for the 174 fugitives with support from UN peacekeepers.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 11:56:48 GMT
(image)Lithuanians began voting on Sunday in an election run-off in the European Union member state with the centre-right opposition likely to oust the current coalition which has failed to rejuvenate the country's sluggish economy.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 21:29:07 GMT
(image)Leslie Nassar, a prolific Australian humorist, digital innovator and father of three, has been killed in a hit-run crash in the United States.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 10:58:19 GMT
(image)A 72 year-old retired soldier blew himself up in a park in the Japanese city of Utsunomiya, killing himself and injuring three other people in an apparent suicide, state broadcaster NHK reported.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 02:24:04 GMT
(image)The house where Grace Kelly grew up and accepted Prince Rainier's marriage proposal is now in the hands of Monaco's royal family.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 16:02:07 GMT
(image)An Egyptian court confirmed a 20-year prison sentence against former president Mohamed Morsi on Saturday.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 02:36:53 GMT
(image)Clashes and exchanges of artillery fire broke out in Aleppo on Saturday, a monitoring group said, shortly after a Russian-announced cease-fire ended.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 14:18:28 GMT
(image)\A helicopter crashed in northwest Siberia on Friday, killing 19 people on board, Russia's Federal Air Transport Agency said on Saturday.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 00:36:54 GMT
(image)After years of toxic haze from fires in Borneo and Sumatra affecting people across South-east Asia, an Australian firefighter is pioneering a new approach.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 05:04:47 GMT
(image)A Chinese TV series about corruption is meant to underline that President Xi Jinping is serious about wiping out graft.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 03:58:46 GMT
(image)Donald Trump has offered a new justification for attacking Bill Clinton's indiscretions and Hillary Clinton's handling of them: Michelle Obama did it first.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 07:19:05 GMT
(image)Decision is a major blow to an institution that has struggled to fulfil its role as an effective global seat of judgment for war crimes and other atrocities.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 03:39:05 GMT
(image)With an Iraqi government-led offensive underway to oust Islamic State from the northern city of Mosul, militants Friday staged an attack in the oil hub of Kirkuk designed to divert forces from the frontlines, officials said.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 04:58:02 GMT
(image)Criminal hackers have found a way to use web-enabled devices like digital recorders and webcams as coordinated launching pads, or botnets, in this attack.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 04:47:40 GMT
(image)The explanation comes after he told an audience in China he was cutting off ties with the US.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 00:56:32 GMT
(image)The Washington Post
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 01:35:32 GMT
(image)When Dr Tony Beam sits down before the microphone at 7am to begin his breakfast radio shift in rural South Carolina, he wears a pin in his lapel for the North Greenville University, the Christian college at which he is vice-president for student services, and a semi-automatic pistol on his hip.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 00:37:22 GMT
(image)The massive cyber attack that knocked offline Amazon, Reddit and Netflix, has been linked to Wikileaks.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 00:35:50 GMT
(image)The mother of one of the children sued the school after claiming that both the cleaners and educators sexually assaulted her son.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 02:17:28 GMT
(image)One of Rupert Murdoch's UK tabloid newspapers has come under fire, with the British taking to Twitter and urging people not to shun The Sun newspaper over its controversial coverage of child refugees.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 21:56:31 GMT
(image)A NASA satellite in orbit around Mars appears to have spotted the remains of a European probe that crash-landed on the Red Planet on Wednesday.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 23:58:05 GMT
(image)People in many parts of the US as well as some areas in Europe and Asia are having difficulty accessing sites that rely on Dyn's Domain Name System service.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:39:10 GMT
(image)Turkey and Iraq have reached an agreement in principle that could eventually allow a Turkish role in the campaign to retake Mosul from Islamic State
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 17:19:03 GMT
(image)A US navy warship sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea on Friday, the latest attempt to counter what Washington sees as Beijing's efforts to limit freedom of navigation.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:56:04 GMT
(image)British police said on Friday they had arrested a teenager under terrorism laws following the discovery of a "suspicious item" on a London underground train.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:15:00 GMT
(image)Did the US media really turn on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump midway through the election campaign?
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 21:45:52 GMT
(image)Russia's show of naval strength in the English Channel may have backfired, with black smoke belching from the country's recently-refitted aircraft carrier hinting at engine troubles, a military analyst says.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:09:04 GMT
(image)Islamic State launched a major counter-attack on the city of Kirkuk on Friday as Iraqi and Kurdish forces pursued operations to seize territory around Mosul.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:40:48 GMT
(image)The best photos from the international wire agencies as chosen by Fairfax picture editors
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 06:47:14 GMT
(image)Thailand's ousted PM says the junta has fined her $1.3 billion over a rice subsidy scheme critics say haemorrhaged billions of dollars.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 01:48:02 GMT
(image)Decades after homosexuality was decriminalised in Britain, the government announced that it would posthumously pardon thousands of gay and bisexual men who were convicted of having or seeking gay sex.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 05:17:09 GMT
(image)A weeks-long sugar shortage has plunged Egyptians into a panic, stoking anger against President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi's rule.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 06:37:36 GMT
(image)Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte insulted and mocked Americans during a strongly anti-US speech in China's Great Hall of the People.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 02:59:05 GMT
(image)The infamous Jakarta rat now has a hefty price on its head, as the city outsources its vermin eradication program to the populace.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 22:44:26 GMT
(image)The strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines this year has killed at least eight people with more than 90,000 evacuated.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:45:03 GMT
(image)Janos Boris was 12 when he witnessed the 12 days of Hungarian revolt and Hungarian Communist-Soviet reprisals that were both exciting and frightening for a boy his age.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 21:27:27 GMT
(image)An Australian is among 22 people charged by Brazilian prosecutors over their roles in the collapse of a tailings dam at the Samarco that killed 19 people.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:49:11 GMT
(image)A soccer coach kidnapped in Yemen has appeared in a video recording saying his captors demand the Australian government pay a ransom for his release
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:54:41 GMT
(image)The call is a big blow to Australia, which is about to start trying to negotiate a free trade agreement.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 06:48:09 GMT
(image)The young rebels who drove Islamic State back with Turkish help may find their backers aren't so keen on their next objective.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 04:19:05 GMT
(image)The president of the Philippines dismisses the South China Sea ruling in his country's favour, in a move sure to delight his hosts in Beijing.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:56:21 GMT
(image)'We agree that terrorism must be combated, but not at the price that 300,000 people there must lose their lives', Angela Merkel said.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 01:08:48 GMT
(image)The third and final US Presidential debate is underway.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 21:36:02 GMT
(image)Philippine forecasters say a super typhoon has slammed into the country's northeastern coast amid fears it may bring widespread damage similar to that wrought by Typhoon Haiyan in 2013.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:56:26 GMT
(image)A larger-than-life mural showing Pope Francis as a sneaky graffiti artist painting peace signs on a wall near the Vatican has been taken down by Rome's "decorum cops" just hours after it went up.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 21:37:13 GMT
(image)The majority of American adults support the legalisation of marijuana, according to a new Gallup poll.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:48:06 GMT
(image)Some civilians from Mosul area fleeing towards Syria
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 15:47:50 GMT
(image)The British government is planning an ad blitz for beer and cider to whet our appetites.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 14:18:02 GMT
(image)The Herald's picture editors showcase the best images
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 10:27:05 GMT
(image)Anti-American protests turned violent in Manila on Wednesday as a Philippine police van rammed into protesters, injuring about 10.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 12:29:04 GMT
(image)Four police officers have been injured, some seriously, after they were shot in a raid on a home in southern Germany.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 07:56:57 GMT
(image)Communications documenting the movement of millions of dollars offshore by Chinese high rollers are now in the hands of mainland authorities following the police seizure of computers, laptops and mobile phones belonging to Crown Resorts' 18 detained employees.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 05:55:56 GMT
(image)Melbourne rugby player Michael Quinn's methamphetamine addiction was no excuse for deciding he would try to rape a six-year-old boy at what he thought was a Los Angeles sex party organised by paedophiles, prosecutors have told a US judge.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 05:47:55 GMT
(image)Chinese astronauts have entered the country's orbiting space station for a month-long stay as part of China's sixth and longest crewed mission.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 04:09:18 GMT
(image)China will consider giving Filipino fishermen conditional access to disputed waters in the South China Sea after their presidents meet.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 03:07:37 GMT
(image)Thai authorities say they have uncovered a plot to explode bombs in the Thai capital as millions mourn the passing of King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 01:08:53 GMT
(image)Ecuador says it doesn't want Julian Assange meddling in the US election. Thanks to Donald Trump, the point may be moot.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 23:15:05 GMT
(image)The building where Adolf Hitler was born may be spared demolition, but emerge heavily disguised.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 23:46:27 GMT
(image)The farming village of Badana, east of Mosul, was turned into a bunker during more than two years of Islamic State rule.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 06:05:11 GMT
(image)Perhaps there's a kernel of truth in the idea that someone's face can shape their destiny.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 23:46:28 GMT
(image)A Saudi prince was executed in Riyadh on Tuesday after a court found him guilty of shooting dead a fellow Saudi.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 19:22:07 GMT
(image)Imprisoned Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, whose public flogging in the kingdom in 2015 generated global outcry, now risks a new round of lashes, a co-founder of a Canadian foundation advocating for his release said on Tuesday.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 22:17:50 GMT
(image)Accused Australian paedophile Robert Andrew Fiddes Ellis has insisted he does not deserve jail for allegedly molesting Balinese children, saying "it was not a serious thing" and he "paid them generously".
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 23:17:18 GMT
(image)Maverick Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, or Ahok, as he is known, has never had a filter.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 10:56:13 GMT
(image)Malaysia has stepped up security at its borders in case militants try to flee the Iraqi government's Mosul offensive.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 07:07:42 GMT
(image)He was once favourite to lead the UK Independence Party. Now he has quit, declaring UKIP is on its deathbed.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 03:46:08 GMT
(image)The head of the largest American police organisation formally has apologised for the "historical mistreatment" of racial minorities by police.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 01:14:50 GMT
(image)We're verging on a new stage in our experience of war, where it is almost a live spectacle.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 11:08:44 GMT
(image)Aid groups expect more than 200,000 people to flee Mosul in the early stages of the battle.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 22:54:08 GMT
(image)A decision has been made on the house where Adolf Hitler was born.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 19:25:27 GMT
(image)Arsen Pavlov first became known for strapping a GoPro camera to his helmet and then passing the footage to pro-Kremlin media outlets.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 19:47:14 GMT
(image)Imagine if the reverse had happened, if a Western media organisation had its bank accounts suspended, without explanation, in Russia, by a bank part-owned by the government.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 20:35:33 GMT
(image)State-funded Russian broadcaster RT complained on Monday that NatWest had withdrawn its banking services in Britain without explanation, questioning how the move squared with the right to freedom of speech.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 20:07:12 GMT
(image)Julian Assange claims his internet connection was intentionally cut "by a state party", at the end of a weekend in which he was visited by Pamela Anderson and published a series of cryptic, coded tweets.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 06:49:02 GMT
(image)A 37-year-old Kenwick man will be charged with multiple counts of importation and possession of performance and image enhancing drugs.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 06:24:31 GMT
(image)A "nervous" Sara Connor told prosecutors she was innocent before being transferred to Bali's infamous Kerobokan jail.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 04:46:36 GMT
(image)The "Crusaders" knew they wanted to kill Muslims - and, with luck, to use the "bloodbath" to ignite a religious war - but for months they couldn't settle on a plan.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 05:25:43 GMT
(image)A sign warning cables had snapped on the rickety suspension bridge was erected four days before it collapsed on Sunday night.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 01:57:20 GMT
(image)Four people attending a motorcycle festival were crushed to death and nine were injured after a pick-up truck plummeted 18 metres from a bridge in San Diego, California.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 01:02:22 GMT
(image)Over at Team Trump, it seems as if something is coming to an end. But elsewhere, uncertain times are just beginning.