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Court orders Republican gerrymandered map redrawn in swing state

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 01:02:13 GMT


The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled the electoral map violated the state's Constitution by manipulating the district boundaries to marginalise Democratic voters.

Worst serial killer since the war: German nurse suspect in 97 murders

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:05:07 GMT


After he'd taken patients to the brink of death, Niels Hoegel would revel in trying to bring them back to life.

Davos 2018 is about empowering women. But Trump may have other plans.

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:01:08 GMT


This year's super-elite Davos forum is themed around empowering women. They also invited Donald Trump.

US government shutdown ends

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 01:19:05 GMT


US senators struck a deal to lift a three-day government shutdown as Democrats agreed to end the standoff in exchange for a debate on illegal immigrants.

Australians stranded as snow storm hits Tokyo

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:13:02 GMT


Scores of Australians were left stranded in Japan overnight, as a rare winter storm delivered Tokyo its heaviest snowfall in years.

4 per cent of English drink almost 1/3 of England's alcohol

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 19:33:06 GMT


Just four per cent of the English population consume almost one-third of all the alcohol sold in England, according to healthcare data.

Women in Spain want a statue of Woody Allen removed

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 19:22:02 GMT


A prominent women's group in Spain want the statue of Woody Allen gone.

Bookseller Gui Minhai snatched from Chinese train, prompting Swedish protest

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 18:45:04 GMT


Sweden's foreign ministry said it was taking "strong measures at a high political level" after bookseller Gui Minhai was removed from a Chinese train by police while travelling with Swedish diplomats.

Facebook admits social media sometimes harms democracy

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 18:27:03 GMT


Facebook said Monday that it fell short in preventing the social media network from being used for foreign meddling in the US presidential election.

Senate poised to break budget impasse, paving way for government to reopen

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 18:16:06 GMT


The US Senate appeared poised to break its budget impasse as Democrats planned to join Republicans in voting for a short-term spending bill that would reopen the government and provide funding through to February 8.

Malaysian prosecutors to call final witnesses in Kim Jong-nam murder trial

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 17:46:04 GMT


Malaysian prosecutors in the trial of two women accused of the poison murder of the North Korean leader's estranged half-brother will call their final witnesses in coming weeks as the defence zeroes in on the motive behind the sensational killing.

Assange team hopes UK could declare him persona non grata

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 17:07:06 GMT


Julian Assange and his advisers are preparing to try to use Ecuador's decision to grant him diplomatic status to force Britain to declare him persona non grata and expel him, a source close to Assange told Reuters.

'Defiance disorder': Another book describes chaos in Trump's White House

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 15:55:04 GMT


The White House - and the politerati diaspora - has just barely stopped reeling from author Michael Wolff's account of life in Trump's West Wing and now another life-in-the-White-House book is about to drop, this one from Fox News' Howard Kurtz.

Catalan crisis rekindled as Parliament proposes Carles Puigdemont as leader

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 17:16:03 GMT


The Catalan parliament on Monday proposed Carles Puigdemont as candidate for president, dealing a blow to central government efforts to derail an independence movement that has plunged Spain into political crisis.

Billionaire couple from Toronto were killed by multiple people, private investigators believe

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 07:58:03 GMT


Private investigators believe a billionaire couple found dead in their Toronto mansion last month were murdered by multiple people, public broadcaster CBC reports.

US shutdown begins to bite as senators fail to break impasse

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 06:00:05 GMT


The United States government shutdown headed into its third day after frantic efforts failed to produce a compromise on immigration and spending.

Secrets haunt the ruins at the birthplace of China's bomb

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 13:00:05 GMT


Among the yak herds and Tibetan Buddhism prayer flags dotting the windswept highlands of northwestern China stand the ruins of a remote, hidden city.

Angela Merkel inches closer to coalition despite SPD grassroots opposition

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 07:25:02 GMT


The latest episode in Germany's saga of political uncertainty has raised cautious hopes that a new administration might be sworn in by Easter.

Pence seeks warmth in Israel after cold reception in Egypt, Jordan

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 13:08:02 GMT


United States Vice-President Mike Pence arrived in Israel late Sunday after the leaders of Egypt and Jordan publicly rebuked him.

Congolese security forces kill six during anti-Kabila protest

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 06:07:05 GMT


Congolese security forces shot dead at least six people and wounded dozens more as they fired tear gas to disperse a protest against President Joseph Kabila.

Bomb in market in Thailand's south kills 3, wounds 18

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 13:10:02 GMT


A motorcycle bomb exploded in a market in Thailand's southern Yala province on Monday, killing three people and wounding 18.

Supermarket jobs are safe as 'Shopbot' is given the boot

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 07:17:02 GMT


Fears that robots could take the jobs of humans may be premature after Britain's first "Shopbot" was sacked after a week of confusing customers.

Greeks protest over neighbour’s use of the name Macedonia

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:14:46 GMT


Tens of thousands of people gathered in Greece's second city, Thessaloniki, on Sunday to protest the inclusion of the word "Macedonia" in the name of the neighbouring former Yugoslav republic.

Rohingya leader shot dead as repatriation tensions flare

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 07:26:03 GMT


A Rohingya leader has been shot dead as tensions rise over a plan to send refugees living in refugee camps in Bangladesh back to their homelands in Myanmar.

Moderate US senators cite progress in talks to end government shutdown

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 22:48:03 GMT


Moderate Republican and Democratic senators held talks on Sunday to break a political impasse that has kept the US government shut down for two days.

'Better late than never' How London's Lumiere is playing catch-up to Sydney's Vivid

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 08:04:05 GMT


The light festival is a relative newcomer to London's rich cultural calendar, having started only last year.

NK-pop singer 'girl on a steed' Hyon Song Wol wows South Koreans

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 19:47:04 GMT


On a pre-Olympics visit, Hyon Song Wol was greeted with a media frenzy that South Korea usually reserves for one of its own K-pop stars.

25,339 murders in 2017 in Mexico: highest since tally began

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 19:22:03 GMT


There were more than 25,000 murders across drug-ravaged Mexico in 2017, the highest annual tally since modern records began, government data showed.

Donald Trump has made the Republican Party a cartoon version of itself

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 21:48:02 GMT


The sight of conservative Republicans cheering Trump tells us much about the state of conservatism and the future of the GOP.

No one `expressed offence' at Trump's 'shithole' remarks: US Senator

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 18:31:03 GMT


No one "expressed offence" during a meeting on immigration where President Donald Trump allegedly used the term "shithole countries", a US senator says.

Donald Trump's solution to the government shutdown? Just change the rules

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 17:08:04 GMT


As the shutdown kicks in, New York says it will use state money to keep the Statue of Liberty open.

US Navy sails near disputed South China Sea waters, sparking outrage in Beijing

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 15:03:05 GMT


A US Navy destroyer has sailed near disputed South China Sea waters, angering Beijing.

Iraqi court sentences to death German woman who joined Islamic State

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 12:59:05 GMT


Thousands of foreign fighters, including hundreds from Europe, have joined IS since the al-Qaeda-splinter group seized large swathes of territory in Iraq and neighbouring Syria in 2014.

Turkish forces push into Syria to attack US-backed Kurdish militia

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 14:39:05 GMT


Turkish ground forces pushed into northern Syria on Sunday after launching attacks on a US-backed Kurdish militia.

French actress Catherine Deneuve denounces #MeToo campaign for 'puritanism'

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 07:35:05 GMT


Actress Catherine Deneuve and 99 other French women on Tuesday denounced a backlash against men following the Harvey Weinstein scandal, saying the #Metoo campaign against sexual harassment amounted to "puritanism" and was fuelled by a "hatred of men."

Germaine Greer challenges #MeToo campaign

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 07:42:02 GMT


Australia's most-famous feminist said women facing sexual harassment should take direct and immediate action against the men preying on them

In Cape Town, 'Day Zero' is coming very soon - the day the water runs out

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 05:01:04 GMT


Cape Town, South Africa's second-largest city, is facing its worst drought in a century, with its water supply expected to run dry April 21.

President Donald Trump made 2140 false or misleading claims in his first year

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 05:57:05 GMT


One year after taking the oath of office, President Donald Trump has made 2,140 false or misleading claims.

Pope Francis speaks out on violence against women

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 04:39:02 GMT


During a visit to one of Peru's most dangerous areas Pope Francis has denounced femicides and other gender-based crimes while calling for laws to protect women and bring a new cultural mindset.

Democrats and Republicans point fingers over government shutdown

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 03:57:21 GMT


Democrats have grown used to winning political face-offs over government shutdowns, smiling from the sidelines as Republicans struggled to contain the unruly factions in their party. On Saturday, Democrats got a taste of that stomach-churning game.

Shutdown dynamics highlight the state of politics on Trump's anniversary

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 03:52:03 GMT


The elements that produced this weekend's partial government shutdown sum up the first year of Donald Trump's presidency: a dealmaking chief executive who can't make a deal.

A woman called the ‘serial stowaway’ sneaked past airport security — again — and flew to London

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 05:11:07 GMT


A woman notorious for stowing away on commercial airplanes made it past two Transport Security Administration agents at O'Hare International Airport by hiding her face with her hair, and then stayed overnight at the airport before sneaking onto a plane and flying to London, prosecutors said Saturday.

Trump campaign ad says Democrats are 'complicit' in crimes by illegal immigrants, raises heat during shutdown

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 00:50:02 GMT


President Donald Trump released a provocative campaign ad on the anniversary of his inauguration, charging Democrats with being "complicit" in killings by immigrants who are in the country illegally.

Syria promotes tourism, despite devastation of civil war

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 00:21:02 GMT


Across Syria, buildings lie in ruin. Millions have fled their homes. And historic sites have been shattered, either by military bombardment or at the hands of the Islamic State group.

Two dead, several hurt in Prague hotel fire

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 23:19:05 GMT


Two people died and nine were injured in a fire at a hotel in the centre of Prague on Saturday night, fire and rescue officials said.

Turkey attacks US-backed Kurdish fighters in Syria

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 04:07:40 GMT


With airstrikes and artillery fire, Turkey on Saturday defied US appeals and opened a long-anticipated offensive on Afrin, an enclave in Syria for Kurdish militias backed by the United States.

Gunmen killed as siege at Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul ends

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 05:57:02 GMT


Armed insurgents stormed Kabul's largest hotel Saturday, setting off an explosion and sparking a fire, trapping an unknown number of hotel guests inside, Afghan officials confirmed.

Paul Bocuse, French chef who became cultural star, dies at 91

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 22:32:04 GMT


Paul Bocuse, who became one of the 20th century's most influential chefs by building on the traditions of French haute cuisine with a distinctive style that emphasised simplicity and freshness, has died. He was 91.

Women's March protesters blast Trump as President touts gains

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 10:52:04 GMT


Thousands of women and their male supporters turned out on Saturday for the second Women's March, a nationwide series of protests against US President Donald Trump marking the end of his tumultuous first year in office.

He ate raw fish almost every day - until a 5-foot-long tapeworm slithered out of his body

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 07:20:08 GMT


He told an emergency room physician he had a liking for raw fish - specifically, salmon sashimi.

North, South Korea put on united front for Olympics

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 15:16:02 GMT


North and South Korea solidified plans to march together under a unified flag at next month's Winter Olympics and agreed to compete with a joint women's ice hockey team in a rare show of unity amid heightened tensions about Kim Jong Un's nuclear program.

Trump blames Democrats for government shutdown

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 06:02:02 GMT


For President Donald Trump, this weekend was supposed to be a celebration.

Meet the people who are still 'untouchables' after all these years

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 02:15:02 GMT


Lalitha Devi is 65 and remembers how, during her childhood, when she worked in the fields of a high caste landowner, she used to get thirsty and ask for water.

Turkey begins offensive against US-backed Kurdish in Syria

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 09:07:04 GMT


Turkey has started firing shells into the northern Syrian region of Afrin targeting US-backed Kurdish militias, despite warnings from the United States.

US government shutdown begins as budget talks falter in senate

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 10:28:06 GMT


Much of the federal government officially shut down early Saturday after Senate Democrats blocked consideration of a stopgap spending measure.

Senate Democrats block funding bill, US government shuts down

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 06:10:05 GMT


Senate Democrats have blocked passage of a stopgap spending bill to keep the US government open.

Hundreds of police in Thailand block anti-junta march

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 04:53:05 GMT


The planned protests are a rare display of public discontent in the junta-ruled country.

What happens in a US government shutdown?

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 22:41:03 GMT


Washington: The US Congress are racing to meet a midnight Friday deadline to pass a short-term bill to keep the US government open and prevent agencies from shutting down.

Zimbabwe politician dies in US air crash

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 05:41:02 GMT


Leading Zimbabwean opposition politician Roy Bennett and four others, including his wife, have been killed in a helicopter crash

Facebook to serve 'trustworthy' news over fake news, says CEO

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 03:11:05 GMT


"This sounds like extremely good news for news publishers that aren't hated by one side or the other."

Protect the Amazon from big business and greed, Pope Francis urges

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 10:30:06 GMT


Francis has issued a ringing defence of the people and the environment of the Amazon.

Tom Petty died due to accidental drug overdose: coroner

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 01:42:02 GMT


Rocker Tom Petty died in October due to "multisystem organ failure" brought on by an accidental overdose of seven medications.

Las Vegas shooter's Australian girlfriend Marilou Danley 'cleared'

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 01:26:03 GMT


Marilou Danley, who was in the Philippines at the time of the massacre, initially had been described as a "person of interest".

Russia influence: Is this the collusion we were waiting for?

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 10:18:04 GMT


This is one of those episodes that is easy to lose track of amid the avalanche of evidence connecting the Trump administration and Russia.

Costa Rica's first gay marriage suffers bureaucratic hitch

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:01:07 GMT


Notaries who are refusing to recognise it until laws forbidding gay marriage are changed, setting them at odds with their President.

US seeks death penalty for alleged kidnapper of Chinese scholar

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 23:51:04 GMT


Brendt Christensen was indicted in June in connection with the kidnapping, torturing and killing of 26-year-old Yingying Zhang.

Stormy and Trump's 11-month affair according to 2011 In Touch interview

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 23:39:06 GMT


The porn star who says she had an affair with Donald Trump described her relationship with him in detail in a 2011 interview only published on Friday.

It was never about the Boris Bridge, so get over it

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 03:15:05 GMT


Theresa: “Boris, I don’t think that summit with France went very well.” Boris: “Oh, build a bridge and get over it… Hang on, that gives me an idea.”

What should scare us about Trump's porn star scandal

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 10:03:03 GMT


The salaciousness entertains us, and it repulses us, too. But it's the secrecy that should scare us.

Immigration the 'phantom menace' dividing Czech Republic voters

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:15:00 GMT


The refugee intake in the Czech Republic is almost nil,yet immigration is the political hot button in next week's election.

In China, facial recognition is sharp end of a drive for total surveillance

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:15:00 GMT


Facial recognition is the new hot tech topic in China, where the police and security state have been the most enthusiastic about embracing this new technology

Photos of the week: January 20, 2018

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:01:55 GMT


A week in photos from award-winning Sydney Morning Herald photographers.

From riches to rags, working with Cambodia's neediest

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:00:00 GMT


Phnom Penh: When then 18-month-old Sok Ravuth was abandoned at a Cambodian rubbish dump in 2014 doctors said he would not survive and suggested Buddhist monks prepare his spirit for death.

The intriguing image Jacinda Ardern used to announce her pregnancy has a deeper meaning

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 06:45:09 GMT


On face value, announcing a pregnancy with a photo of fishing hooks looks odd. But the meaning is likely twofold.

'Significant' heatwave roasts south-eastern Australia as global records melt

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 05:28:05 GMT


Most of NSW will continue to bake in a prolonged heatwave well into next week, the second big warm event that has got 2018 off to a hot start.

Boris Johnson calls for a bridge across the English Channel. No, really

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 05:05:18 GMT


London: British foreign secretary Boris Johnson has raised the prospect of Britain and France building a bridge over the English Channel as Emmanuel Macron said the two countries should "make a new tapestry together".

Donald Trump throws a party as shut-down looms

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 04:11:04 GMT


Washington: President Donald Trump will mark the first anniversary of his inauguration on Saturday with a celebration at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, with tickets starting at $100,000 a pair.

As NASA reveals stunning images, Antarctica had record low sea-ice coverage in 2017

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 03:55:08 GMT


US agency declares 2017 the third warmest for the globe and worst year for sea ice coverage in Antarctica.

The grim life of the children rescued from their California house of horrors

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 03:49:05 GMT


Riverside, California: She had been physically tortured, chained and deprived of sleep. And she had been psychologically tortured, too – apple pies and unopened toys left out in the open that she and her 12 brothers and sisters were forbidden to touch.

Women will march again as Trump triggers new era of activism

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 02:58:13 GMT


New York: Women around the world will return to the streets this weekend, one year after millions marched to protest against US President Donald Trump's election. Their goal is to have more women's rights advocates elected.

France to target chemical attacks

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 01:50:03 GMT


France has asked 30 countries to work together to preserve evidence of chemical weapons attacks in Syria.

Concern over climate change linked to depression, anxiety: study

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 01:33:02 GMT


Those hit hardest are women and people with low incomes who worry about the planet's long-term health.

United Nations staff allege sexual harassment, assault

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:58:05 GMT


UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is "adamant" about dealing with the issue.

'Do you want me to marry you?': Pope performs first marriage on board papal plane

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:05:07 GMT


Pope Francis has celebrated an impromptu first-ever airborne papal wedding, marrying two flight attendants from Chile at 36,000 feet during a flight from Santiago.

Last-minute scramble to avoid US government shutdown

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 04:44:05 GMT


Some American agencies have begun preparing for a possible government shutdown on the weekend.

Turpin daughter planned California 'House of Horrors' escape for two years

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 23:00:00 GMT


The house contained hundreds of journals kept by the children, which they say will be crucial in building a case against the parents.

US-led coalition killed up to 6000 civilians in fight against IS: watchdog says

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:40:04 GMT


Australia announced in December it had ended its contribution to the air strikes in Iraq and Syria, recalling six super hornet strike aircraft.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern pregnant with first child

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 04:54:04 GMT


New Zealand's leader Jacinda Ardern is expecting her first child in June.

Israel puts Gaza tunnel on display, and proposes an underground wall

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 05:17:10 GMT


The Islamic Jihad militant group said the tunner was designed to allow an attack on Israel in the next armed confrontation.

Californian shackled siblings' parents charged with torture, sexual abuse

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 20:14:04 GMT


"As a prosecutor there are some cases that haunt you," the prosecutor told reporters.

Construction manager with links to Tax Office sting arrested in Belgrade bust

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:58:15 GMT


A wealthy property developer entangled in the Australian Taxation Office fraud sting is accused of playing a key role in an international cocaine syndicate busted in Serbia on Tuesday.

Hundreds mourn slain Kosovo Serb leader Ivanovic

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 18:22:06 GMT


Serbia has halted normalisation talks with Kosovo over killing of the leader who advocated post-war dialogue with Kosovo Albanians.

Trump contradicts top aide by saying border wall stance has not 'evolved'

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:50:04 GMT


US President Donald Trump has contradicted his own chief of staff, saying his much-touted concept of building a wall along the US border with Mexico "has never changed or evolved".

Malcolm Turnbull shifts language to praise China during Japan trip

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:26:02 GMT


Malcolm Turnbull has softened his rhetoric on China, Australia's largest trading partner, as Australia seeks closer defence ties with its strategic rival Japan.

Canberra-region businessman arrested in Serbia over $500-million cocaine haul

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:45:07 GMT


Three men linked to the ACT arrested in Serbia suspected of ties to an international drug ring.

Take the 10-minute mental test Trump's doctor said he scored 100 per cent on

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 02:44:06 GMT


The results of President Donald Trump's first presidential physical are in. And his doctor says they're conclusive: Trump is a "very sharp" and "articulate" guy.

The Olympics will only make the Korea crisis worse

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:41:04 GMT


Participating nations have always seen the Olympiads as perfect opportunities to strut their sovereignty on a grand global stage.

Sweden prepares public for war amid unease about Russia

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 04:39:04 GMT


A manual on what to do in the event of war, along with upgrading of bunkers and contingency plans are under way.

Republican senator blasts Trump's 'fake news awards', likens him to Stalin

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:18:06 GMT


Republican Senator compares Trump to Stalin while calling Trump's attacks on the media as "shameful, repulsive'.

Russia probe: Bannon avoids grand jury after deal with Mueller

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:06:04 GMT


Former White House strategist has done a deal, a source familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.