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Manchester Ariana Grande concert explosion: Frantic parents turn to social media to hunt for missing children

Tue, 23 May 2017 05:13:07 GMT


Desperate parents and friends are using social media to search for loved ones after a blast killed at least 19 people at a British concert by US singer Ariana Grande.

Donald Trump's visit to Israel sparks hope of unconventional peace deal

Tue, 23 May 2017 04:26:07 GMT


In the last few years, the word "peace" has become something of a dirty word in Israeli politics, replaced by more diplomatic and vague terms. Until now.

'Even in war hospitals are exempt from attacks': Thais denounce bombing

Tue, 23 May 2017 03:19:05 GMT


Thailand's military government, opposition parties and human rights groups have denounced the targeting of patients in a bomb-attack at a military-run hospital.

Manchester explosion: British PM Theresa May suspends election campaigning - Sky

Tue, 23 May 2017 02:17:09 GMT


Theresa May has said her thoughts are with the victims and families of those affected in the blast as her party suspends campaigning for the June 8 election.

Turkey protests to US over treatment of Recep Erdogan bodyguards

Tue, 23 May 2017 02:17:07 GMT


Turkey summoned the US ambassador in Ankara to protest about the "aggressive" action taken against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's bodyguards.

Manchester Ariana Grande concert explosion: Locals open up their doors for stranded concert-goers

Tue, 23 May 2017 02:33:05 GMT


Manchester locals have offered up their homes as places of refuge after an explosion at a concert which has killed 19 people.

'Dementia' tax talk forces Theresa May into U-turn

Tue, 23 May 2017 00:56:04 GMT


British Prime Minister Theresa May has been forced to backtrack on one of her most striking election pledges to force elderly people to pay more for their social care.

Live: 19 killed in Manchester Arena explosion after Ariana Grande concert

Mon, 22 May 2017 23:43:11 GMT


Police say at least 19 people have died and about 50 injured following an explosion at Manchester Arena.

Manchester Arena explosion at Ariana Grande concert: What we know so far

Tue, 23 May 2017 02:00:09 GMT


A number of people have died after reports of an explosion at the Manchester Arena where US singer Ariana Grande had just finished a concert. Here's what we know so far:

Manchester Arena: Fatalities reported following explosion

Mon, 22 May 2017 22:47:02 GMT


A number of people have died following an explosion at Manchester Arena in northern England.

Manchester Arena: Deaths confirmed following explosion at Ariana Grande concert

Tue, 23 May 2017 03:57:09 GMT


Nineteen people have died and about 50 people are injured following an explosion at Manchester Arena in northern England.

UN's North Korea sanctions monitors hit by 'sustained' cyber attack

Mon, 22 May 2017 21:08:04 GMT


United Nations experts investigating violations of sanctions on North Korea have suffered a "sustained" cyber attack .

'Just a show': Iran's president mocks Donald Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia

Mon, 22 May 2017 20:12:04 GMT


Flush from his decisive re-election victory, Iran's president struck back on Monday after a weekend of verbal affronts from the Saudi-US summit meeting.

Roger Ailes' teenage son Zachary vows to go after his dad's accusers

Mon, 22 May 2017 19:51:05 GMT


Roger Ailes' teenage son vowed that he's "coming after" the dozens of women who've said they were victims of sexual harassment by his father.

What was that glowing orb Donald Trump touched in Saudi Arabia?

Mon, 22 May 2017 19:29:04 GMT


A mysterious glowing orb is exerting uncanny power over the world's social media.

Former Trump adviser Michael Flynn defies US Senate subpoena in Russia probe

Tue, 23 May 2017 00:25:10 GMT


Former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn declined on Monday to comply with a subpoena from the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Veteran big game hunter dies after elephant, felled by gunfire, collapses on him

Mon, 22 May 2017 16:27:04 GMT


Botha was leading a group of hunters in western Zimbabwe on Friday afternoon when the incident occurred.

Jakarta governor Ahok withdraws appeal against blasphemy jail sentence

Mon, 22 May 2017 14:50:05 GMT


The outgoing governor of Jakarta has shocked the capital by withdrawing an appeal against his two-year jail sentence for blasphemy against Islam within minutes of it being filed.

Donald Trump lands in Israel, hails 'rare opportunity' for peace

Mon, 22 May 2017 12:27:02 GMT


Arriving in Israel, the US President said his travels in the region have given him "new reasons for hope".

Rolf Harris arrives at court for groping trial days after being released from prison

Mon, 22 May 2017 10:57:12 GMT


Rolf Harris has attended his trial on groping allegations for the first time since leaving prison on Friday and heard as one of his accusers testified that she would never seek compensation and was motivated only by the quest for "justice" and "vindication."

China confirms six Japanese men arrested amid spying allegations

Tue, 23 May 2017 03:21:07 GMT


Amid spying allegations, the Chinese government has confirmed that six Japanese men have been detained.

Benjamin Netanyahu twists arms ahead of Donald Trump's visit to Israel

Mon, 22 May 2017 08:30:05 GMT


Unlike the royal pomp and ceremony with which President Donald Trump was greeted over the weekend in Saudi Arabia, the plans for his arrival in Israel had devolved into an unseemly political ruckus before Air Force One touched down.

China's internet erupts over Monash University's drunk officials quiz question

Mon, 22 May 2017 10:02:04 GMT


University forced to withdraw embarrassing question, reputation in lucrative student market suffers.

Bomb blast injures dozens in Bangkok on anniversary of coup

Mon, 22 May 2017 15:53:04 GMT


A bomb blast at a hospital in the Thai capital wounded 25 people on Monday, on the third anniversary of a 2014 military coup.

Protesters call for Michel Temer resignation as uncertainty grips Brazil

Mon, 22 May 2017 03:16:08 GMT


Demonstrators gathered across Brazil on Sunday to call for the resignation of President Michel Temer.

'It feels grand': Kim Jong-un on view from missile that tested warhead guidance

Mon, 22 May 2017 02:12:06 GMT


North Korea said the latest missile launch aimed at testing the reliability of the late-stage guidance of the nuclear warhead, indicating further advances in the ability to hit US targets.

Australian climber Francesco Marchetti dies on Mount Everest

Mon, 22 May 2017 19:38:03 GMT


Australian climber Frank Marchetti has been remembered as a "principled, honest, driven" man.

North Korea's Unit 180, the cyber warfare cell that worries the West

Sun, 21 May 2017 23:34:02 GMT


North Korea's main spy agency has a special cell called Unit 180 that is likely to have launched some of its most daring and successful cyber attacks, according to defectors, officials and internet security experts.

Syrian government says retake of Homs complete

Mon, 22 May 2017 15:57:07 GMT


Hundreds of Syrian rebels and their families have left the last opposition-held district of Homs, handing the whole city back to Bashar al-Assad.

Iran Foreign Minister scorns Donald Trump after Saudi Arabia arms deal

Mon, 22 May 2017 15:55:03 GMT


Mohammad Javad Zarif has criticised US President Donald Trump for sealing an arms and other deals with his country's arch-rival.

Donald Trump abandons anti-Muslim rhetoric in Saudi Arabia

Sun, 21 May 2017 22:21:05 GMT


"America is prepared to stand with you - in pursuit of shared interests and common security," the US president said.

Rex Tillerson defends Donald Trump's Comey disclosures to Russian officials

Sun, 21 May 2017 18:29:05 GMT


US Secretary of State defends President Donald Trump over Comey disclosures to Russian officials.

Australian climber dies on Mount Everest, officials say

Sun, 21 May 2017 17:54:05 GMT


Three Mount Everest climbers – including one Australian – have died with storms and high winds hitting the world's tallest peak, authorities said Sunday.

US President Donald Trump's Saudi speech – full transcript

Sun, 21 May 2017 17:14:04 GMT


The full text of a speech made by US President Donald Trump in Saudi Arabia on May 21, 2017.

Picture Editor's Choice, May 23, 2017

Sun, 21 May 2017 15:10:05 GMT


Some of the world's most stunning images from the best photographers on the planet.

Donald Trump hits out at Iran, says region 'held at bay by bloodshed and terror'

Sun, 21 May 2017 17:15:04 GMT


US President Donald Trump delivers keynote speech to the Arab Islamic American Summit in Riyadh.

Best of the world: May 22, 2017

Sun, 21 May 2017 14:00:00 GMT


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

Eleven Asia-Pacific nations agree to salvage Trans-Pacific Partnership

Sun, 21 May 2017 13:29:02 GMT


Eleven Asia-Pacific nations, including Australia, agreed on Sunday to salvage a massive free trade deal that US President Donald Trump pulled out of days after taking office in January.

North Korea fires medium-range ballistic missile

Sun, 21 May 2017 12:58:02 GMT


North Korea fired an unidentified projectile on Sunday, South Korea's military said, a week after it test-fired a mid-long range missile which experts said marked an advancement in the reclusive state's missile program.

Britain follows Australia's lead on plain packaging for tobacco

Sun, 21 May 2017 09:08:02 GMT


Britain has introduced tough new rules which mean cigarettes and tobacco products must be sold in plain green packets and feature prominent, graphic health warnings. 

Donald Trump mocked Barack Obama for bowing to a Saudi king. And then he …

Sun, 21 May 2017 07:30:02 GMT


Donald Trump embarked on his first overseas trip as president to visit Saudi Arabia on Saturday.

Russia links: House inquiry turns attention to Trump campaign worker

Sun, 21 May 2017 07:09:02 GMT


Michael Caputo, a protege of Roger Stone, has been asked to submit to a voluntary interview and to provide any documents he may have that are related to the inquiry.

Cornered Brazilian president Temer lashes out at 'criminal', 'windbag' accuser

Sun, 21 May 2017 06:41:04 GMT


In a brief but combative television address, Michel Temer levelled charges against his accuser of insider trading and manipulation of audio tapes to incriminate him.

Washington's portable toilet industry is flush, thanks to Trump

Sun, 21 May 2017 05:54:06 GMT


Donald Trump's economic legacy is far from sealed, but it's safe to say he has made at least one industry flush: the Washington region's portable toilet business.

Saudis want end to Obama policies and think Trump can give them a new America

Sun, 21 May 2017 04:39:04 GMT


Donald Trump's first trip abroad since becoming President was intended to be a blunt rejection of Barack Obama's vision for the Middle East.

China stifled US spying by killing CIA informants

Sun, 21 May 2017 03:21:03 GMT


The Chinese systematically dismantled CIA spying operations in the country starting in 2010, killing or imprisoning more than a dozen sources over two years.

Finding Megumi: Michael Kirby calls for 'peaceful initiatives' on North Korea

Sun, 21 May 2017 01:57:05 GMT


Megumi Yokota was just 13 when she was captured by North Korean agents on her way home from school in Japan's Niigata prefecture.

Twitter founder 'sorry' if it helped elect Donald Trump

Sun, 21 May 2017 01:49:02 GMT


A co-founder of Twitter says he's sorry if the popular social media platform helped put Donald Trump in the White House, as the US President has suggested.

Afghan Vice-President Dostum flies to Turkey despite rape, torture claims

Sun, 21 May 2017 01:32:08 GMT


Controversial first vice-president, under virtual house arrest for months over accusations of assault, flew to Turkey on Saturday for "medical tests".

Donald Trump signs 'tremendous' deals with Saudi Arabia on his first day overseas

Sun, 21 May 2017 03:50:09 GMT


"It was a great day," Trump said. He cited "tremendous investments in the United States ... and jobs, jobs, jobs."

Disruptive passenger duct taped to his seat as flight lands under military escort

Sat, 20 May 2017 20:33:03 GMT


A man was handcuffed and led off a plane in Honolulu on Friday after passengers helped duct-tape him to his seat and fighter jets escorted the flight to the airport.

Melania Trump takes centre stage in Saudi Arabia –without a head scarf

Sat, 20 May 2017 19:04:07 GMT


Melania Trump debuts on the foreign stage, stepping off Air Force One in Riyadh minus a head scarf.

Picture Editor's Choice, May 21, 2017

Sat, 20 May 2017 14:05:10 GMT


Some of the world's most stunning images from the best photographers on the planet.

'Maximum damage': What's going wrong in our deep blue and warming sea

Sat, 20 May 2017 14:00:00 GMT


Climate scientists warn Sydney will have tropical waters by 2040-60.

Iranians demanding change deliver emphatic victory for President Hassan Rouhani

Sat, 20 May 2017 12:17:05 GMT


Iranians yearning for more freedom at home and less isolation abroad have emphatically re-elected President Hassan Rouhani, throwing down a challenge to the conservative clergy that still holds ultimate sway.

President Donald Trump gets king's welcome to Saudi Arabia on first foreign trip

Sat, 20 May 2017 17:38:11 GMT


President Donald Trump has touched down in Saudi Arabia as he sought to escape the scandals and chaos that have engulfed his administration back home.

Julian Assange's cat-and-mouse existence still to play out

Sat, 20 May 2017 07:03:04 GMT


Julian Assange has hidden for long enough now that Sweden has, rather grumpily, given up. But there are others still in the game.

Descent into paranoia preceded Times Square rampage

Sat, 20 May 2017 06:50:04 GMT


Richard Rojas did not speak much about his three years in a Navy uniform, but when he returned to the Bronx from a naval base in Jacksonville, Florida, in 2014, he was a different man.

Iran counts votes after big turnout in presidential election

Sat, 20 May 2017 04:49:04 GMT


Iranian authorities were counting votes on Saturday after a strong turnout in a presidential election pitting President Hassan Rouhani, who wants to normalise ties with the West, against a hardline judge who says he has already gone too far.

Detained sisters Ashwaq and Areej become face of women's rights in Saudi Arabia

Sun, 21 May 2017 00:24:01 GMT


Their pleas for safety recorded on a mobile phone, two teenage sisters are the latest faces of the protest against the conservative kingdom's male guardianship laws.

Donald Trump flees 'Russia thing' - and Washington is left reeling

Sat, 20 May 2017 13:03:08 GMT


Donald Trump is off to Saudi Arabia, Israel and various points in Europe on his first foreign trip as President. In his wake Washington is reeling.

'If you're not at the table, you're on the menu': in the Trump age, women emerge determined to run for office

Sat, 20 May 2017 16:12:04 GMT


Six months after Americas first female presidential candidate was defeated, there's growing enthusiasm from women to enter politics.

Victims call hackers' bluff as ransomware deadline nears

Sat, 20 May 2017 01:26:04 GMT


With the clock ticking on whether a global hacking attack would wipe out his data, Bolton Jiang had no intention of paying a 21st-century ransom.

Xi warned Philippines of war over South China Sea: Duterte

Fri, 19 May 2017 23:52:04 GMT


Manila: China's president warned the Philippines that it would go to war if Manila insisted on enforcing an international arbitration decision rejecting China's claims over disputed areas of the South China Sea, the Philippine president said in a televised speech Friday.

James Comey to testify to Senate in public hearing over Russian interference

Fri, 19 May 2017 23:50:06 GMT


Former FBI Director James Comey has agreed to testify in open session before the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Donald Trump told Russians firing 'nut job' James Comey eased pressure from investigation

Fri, 19 May 2017 20:56:08 GMT


Trump told Russians that firing FBI director, James Comey, had relieved "great pressure": document.

Russia probe reaches White House official close to Donald Trump

Fri, 19 May 2017 19:45:10 GMT


The senior White House adviser under scrutiny by investigators is someone close to the president

Driver who mowed down Times Square pedestrians charged with murder

Fri, 19 May 2017 17:04:04 GMT


The US Navy recruit who drove his car along a crowded Times Square sidewalk, killing a young woman and injuring many others, is due to appear in court in Manhattan on Friday to face charges of murder, attempted murder and vehicular homicide.

Former US congressman Anthony Weiner pleads guilty to 'sexting' a teenager

Fri, 19 May 2017 15:32:02 GMT


Disgraced former US Congressman Anthony Weiner has pleaded guilty to one count of sending obscene messages to a minor.

Sweden drops Julian Assange rape investigation

Fri, 19 May 2017 18:17:07 GMT


Sweden has dropped its investigation into a rape allegation against Julian Assange.

Video nasty: Turkish president Erdogan sat through attack on US protesters

Fri, 19 May 2017 13:19:02 GMT


Senior US senators demand action after video shows Erdogan looking on his security team charge protesters.

One Dead and 22 Injured as Car Rams Into Pedestrians in Times Square

Fri, 19 May 2017 05:02:02 GMT


A Navy washout on a suicide mission plowed his car through three blocks of sidewalk pedestrian traffic in Times Square killing a teenage tourist and injuring 22 others.

Defiant Brazilian President Michel Temer says corruption probe should be shelved

Fri, 19 May 2017 07:00:07 GMT


Brazilian President Michel Temer listened to the explosive recording that directly implicated him in South America's biggest-ever corruption probe.

How basketball and soccer helped sell Australian wines to Chinese millennials

Sat, 20 May 2017 00:53:05 GMT


The Aussie brands conquering the wallets of Chinese millennials.

James Comey is said to have become unsettled by interactions with Donald Trump

Fri, 19 May 2017 03:06:07 GMT


James Comey tried to blend into the background as Donald Trump entered the room.

Basquiat painting sells for a stunning $US110 million

Fri, 19 May 2017 02:52:02 GMT


An artwork by Jean-Michel Basquiat has sold for a record $US110.5 million at auction in New York.

Worried James Comey prepared for meetings with Donald Trump

Fri, 19 May 2017 01:26:02 GMT


Comey practised Trump's likely questions and his answers with a small group of his most trusted confidants.

Russia anxious about political chaos engulfing Donald Trump

Fri, 19 May 2017 01:18:04 GMT


The Kremlin's growing increasingly unhappy at being in the center of US political storms that threaten to knock President Donald Trump off course.

Schapelle Corby: life after Bali

Fri, 19 May 2017 21:50:06 GMT


She's wanted daily life responsibilities with 'normal life problems', but a quiet life back home won't be as easy as it sounds.

In the eye of the storm, Donald Trump has good reason to worry

Fri, 19 May 2017 09:52:05 GMT


In a city in which the Trump tempest whips up a daily torrent of news, it's like we're in the eye of the storm.

Working for Donald Trump is the worst job in Washington right now

Fri, 19 May 2017 00:49:04 GMT


As Trump grows increasingly angry with his staff, the targets of his ire have their own gripe: their boss.

US slaps sanctions on Venezuela Supreme Court judges

Fri, 19 May 2017 00:01:10 GMT


The Trump administration imposed sanctions on the chief judge and seven other members of Venezuela's Supreme Court on Thursday as punishment for seizing powers from the opposition-led Congress earlier this year, US officials said.

WikiLeaks source Chelsea Manning shares first picture of herself since release

Fri, 19 May 2017 04:14:05 GMT


Chelsea Manning shared a photo of herself for the first time since she was released from prison.

Donald Trump says 'no collusion' between his campaign and Russia

Thu, 18 May 2017 21:40:04 GMT


President Donald Trump insisted on Thursday that there was no collusion between his presidential campaign and Russian officials.

Convicted killer Sean Price accused of luring Sydney schoolgirl to US via Snapchat: court

Thu, 18 May 2017 21:54:05 GMT


An American man accused of meeting a Sydney schoolgirl on Snapchat and enticing her to the US for sex is behind bars.

Vice President Pence has a growing credibility problem

Thu, 18 May 2017 19:29:04 GMT


Pence has hardly been immune from Trump's foibles. And twice in the past week, his defences of the White House have been contradicted in ways that question his credibility.

US strikes pro-Assad militia in Syria threatening allied forces, officials say

Thu, 18 May 2017 18:25:03 GMT


As the strikes appeared defensive in nature, they did not suggest a shift in the US' focus in Syria.

Times Square: Speeding vehicle strikes pedestrians in New York City

Fri, 19 May 2017 13:46:07 GMT


A driver with a history of drunken driving arrests ploughed through crowds of pedestrians on packed sidewalks along three Times Square blocks.

President Donald Trump claims to be victim of 'witch hunt' after special counsel appointed

Thu, 18 May 2017 15:47:02 GMT


Trump also claimed - without evidence - Clinton and Obama had got away with illegal acts.

UK election: Australian workers to suffer under Theresa May's immigration pledges

Thu, 18 May 2017 18:10:02 GMT


New anti-migrant policies announced in the Conservative election manifesto will make it harder for Aussies to find jobs in the UK.

Trump campaign had at least 18 undisclosed contacts with Russians, sources say

Thu, 18 May 2017 11:17:06 GMT


Advisers to Donald Trump's campaign were in contact with Russian officials at least 18 times.

Rolf Harris to be released from prison ahead of court appearance

Thu, 18 May 2017 22:10:02 GMT


Australian entertainer released from British prison to face allegations of groping teenage girls.

Schapelle Corby 'deserves her freedom', says former prison governor

Thu, 18 May 2017 14:36:09 GMT


The former governor of Bali's Kerobokan jail has said Schapelle Corby has served her three years of parole in Bali well and deserves her freedom.

Australian woman 'strip-searched and jailed' in Hawaii after US border checks

Thu, 18 May 2017 08:12:02 GMT


A Melbourne woman bound for a holiday in the United States claims she was strip-searched, locked up in a federal prison and sent back to Australia by border officials.

Cambodia surrogacy: Australian nurse Tammy Davis-Charles sent back to jail

Thu, 18 May 2017 14:32:06 GMT


Australian nurse and surrogacy broker Tammy Davis-Charles shook her head in dismay when a court postponed a verdict at her trial.

Post-WannaCrypt, US government moves to weaken NSA secret-keeping

Thu, 18 May 2017 02:42:02 GMT


A bill proposed in US Congress would require the National Security Agency to inform representatives of other US government agencies about security holes it finds in software like the one that allowed the recent ransomware attacks.

What are the odds? Online bettors punt on early end to Trump presidency

Thu, 18 May 2017 02:38:03 GMT


International bettors are ramping up wagers in online markets over whether Donald Trump will serve out a full term as US president in the wake of the controversies surrounding his dismissal of FBI Director James Comey.

JBS chairman taped Brazil President Michel Temer discussing hush money: O Globo

Thu, 18 May 2017 14:07:07 GMT


The Brazilian government has moved to distance itself from explosive revelations of corruption by President Michel Temer.

Everything you need to know about the Russia investigation's 'special counsel'

Thu, 18 May 2017 01:10:08 GMT


But what exactly is a "special counsel," and how will his investigation work?

On Trump-Russia links, a telling silence from the Republicans

Thu, 18 May 2017 08:25:05 GMT


But as the White House hunkers, Republicans in Congress have reached a crossroads.