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Islamic State using 'tens of thousands' as human shields in Mosul, UN says

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 11:27:51 GMT


Islamic State forces in Iraq have abducted "tens of thousands" of men, women and children from areas around Mosul and are using them as human shields in the city as Iraqi government troops advance, the United Nations human rights office said on Friday.

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte says God told him to stop swearing

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 09:48:59 GMT


He called the Pope a 'son of a bitch' and told Barack Obama to 'go to hell' - now he says he will never swear again.

Oregon stand-off: Militants acquitted of conspiracy in wildlife refuge occupation

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 11:17:07 GMT


The surprise verdict was a stinging defeat for federal prosecutors and law enforcement.

Dozens charged in the US over India-based tax phone scam

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 05:44:10 GMT


US authorities have charged 61 people and entities with taking part in a scam involving India-based call centres where agents demanded payments for non-existent debts.

Landmark Hobart deal creates world's largest marine park in icy Antarctic seas

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 09:49:11 GMT


More than 50 countries including Australia, the US, China, Russia and members of the European Union have agreed to make the Ross Sea the world's first large-scale marine park in international waters.

Iceland elections: The Pirate Party's march to power

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 01:17:48 GMT


Snowdens of the world rejoice, the Pirate Party is coming.

Yazidi women who fled Islamic State slavery receive EU's Sakharov Prize

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 11:07:58 GMT


Nadia Murad and Lamiya Aji Bashar have been honoured with the Sakharov Prize for their advocacy for women's rights.

How a common swift can stay aloft for 10 months

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:37:20 GMT


The lifespan of the common swift means that the accumulated flight distance of a bird is equal to seven journeys to the moon and back.

Postcard from abroad: a magical scene as Hindus chase away the darkness

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:58:00 GMT


On one day, every year, New Delhi is transformed from an ugly duckling into a beautiful princess, every part of it lit up by millions of flickering diyas.

It's official: Xi Jinping is China's most powerful leader in decades

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 05:38:07 GMT


The title change strengthens Xi's hand ahead of a major leadership reshuffle late next year, where he will try to further consolidate his base.

UN vows to push on with plans to evacuate sick and wounded from Aleppo

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:54:06 GMT


The United Nations vowed on Thursday to press ahead in securing medical evacuations of hundreds of sick and wounded from the Syrian city of Aleppo.

Sara Connor murder trial over Bali policeman's death to begin on November 9

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 02:47:43 GMT


Supporters of Byron Bay woman Sara Connor are calling for those who know her to write a character reference ahead of her trial.

The oldest member of Japan's imperial family, Prince Mikasa, dies aged 100

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 05:22:08 GMT


The oldest member of the Japanese imperial family has died aged 100.

US, Britain sending planes, troops to deter Russia in the east

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 04:29:06 GMT


While Russian warships head to Syria; the US, Germany, Britain, Canada flesh out troop deployment plans for Poland and Romania.

Cyanide coffee murder: Australian resident Jessica Wongso jailed for 20 years

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:08:33 GMT


Australian permanent resident Jessica Kumala Wongso has been sentenced to 20 years' jail for murdering her friend with cyanide-laced coffee after a sensational trial broadcast live on national television in Indonesia.

Daily world dispatch - 'we know nothing about them'

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 01:06:29 GMT


Overwhelmed by information? You are in famous company. But presidential candidates have fewer excuses.

The world's 10 most gender-equal countries (Australia ranks 46th)

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 11:14:09 GMT


Women are going to get pay equality - they'll just have to wait for another 170 years.

Innocent: 'Patient Zero' Gaetan Dugas not the first to spread HIV in the US, according to new data

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 01:08:04 GMT


The virus appeared in New York as early as 1971, according to a new genetic analysis, and spread from there to San Francisco.

Strong earthquakes hit central Italy causing 'apocalyptic' damage

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 11:14:06 GMT


Three quakes were strong enough to be felt more than 150 kilometres south in Rome, where lamps swayed on the upper floors of buildings.

Pakistan arrests National Geographic's 'Afghan girl' Sharbat Gula

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:07:02 GMT


An Afghan girl whose portrait on the cover of National Geographic in 1985 became one of the world's most recognisable photographs has been arrested.

Bloodied children and body bags: just another day in Syria

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 16:06:58 GMT


The images are horrifying, yet they show a familiar scene from perhaps the most violent and complex conflict in the world today.

Australia experiencing more extreme fire weather, hotter days as climate changes

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 21:42:05 GMT


Australia is already experiencing an increase in extreme conditions - and it's projected to get worse.

Migrant crisis: Tents and shelters set ablaze as Calais Jungle clearance resumes

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 10:49:14 GMT


Large fires were set once again amid the wood, plastic and fabric of the camp and vast plumes of smoke rose about the site.

Suspected Syrian government air strike kills Turkey-backed rebels

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 07:47:52 GMT


It appears to be the first direct clash with Syrian forces since Turkey launched a cross-border incursion against Islamic State in August.

Montara oil spill: Push to raise disaster at Bali summit as Julie Bishop visits Indonesia

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 10:49:16 GMT


An advocate for victims of the worst oil spill in the history of Australia's offshore petroleum industry is lobbying for the 2009 maritime disaster to be on the agenda at a Bali meeting.

Pizza, the 'saddest polar bear' lives in a shopping centre in China

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 05:47:39 GMT


In a shopping mall in southern China, a polar bear named Pizza paces past murals of icebergs in his glass enclosure.

He gave her his liver, she gave him her heart

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 04:09:02 GMT


Heather Krueger and Chris Dempsey's origin story began in a darker place than most: with stage 4 liver cancer.

Daily World Dispatch - Trump's slog, China's justice

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 01:09:08 GMT


Trump appears to be marching towards destiny - friendless, while Democrats fear a November surprise.

Pope forbids Catholics from keeping, scattering ashes in fear of New Age ideas about afterlife

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 12:57:39 GMT


In some circumstances, those who request it for themselves should even be denied a "Christian funeral".

China recalls 10,000 webcams after hack

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 19:17:05 GMT


Up to 10,000 webcams will be recalled in the aftermath of a cyber attack that blocked access last week to some of the world's biggest websites, Chinese manufacturer Hangzhou Xiongmai Technology Co has told Reuters.

Ex-senator goes nuclear on Donald Trump in targeted advertisement

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 12:57:54 GMT


Bill Bradley is a long-time vociferous critic of super PACs but formed just such a group to go after Donald Trump.

Operation Fox Hunt: Melbourne grandmother Zhou Shiqin prosecuted after return to China

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:59:13 GMT


The return of international 'fugitives' through the Fox Hunt operation has been the subject of triumphant state media coverage.

Nurse charged with killing eight nursing home patients in Canada

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 12:57:40 GMT


A Canadian nurse has been charged with using drugs to murder eight elderly patients at two long-term care facilities in the province of Ontario, police say.

Australian paedophile Robert Ellis sentenced to 15 years' jail in Bali

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 08:46:15 GMT


Australian paedophile Robert Andrew Fiddes Ellis has been sentenced to 15 years' jail after being found guilty of persuading children to commit an indecent act.

Barnaby Joyce pushes for resolution of disrupted live cattle trade with Indonesia

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 05:57:24 GMT


Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce warns any interruption to trade will hurt exporters, importers and Indonesian consumers.

Gunmen kill dozens in attack on police academy in Pakistani city of Quetta

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:26:40 GMT


At least 62 people are killed and more than wounded when gunmen storm a police academy in a city long associated with the Afghan Taliban.

Daily world dispatch - what happens next?

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 01:06:37 GMT


In Thailand, China, the US and Brazil, we see that shocking events can shed light on deeper trends.

US robots defeat Australia in soccer RoboCup Challenge

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 21:47:40 GMT


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.

Climate scientist Gordon Hamilton dies after driving into crevasse in Antarctica

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 11:07:56 GMT


Hamilton was driving a snow machine when he hit a crevasse and fell 30 metres into the ice.

Bomb in Thailand's south kills one, injures 19

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 02:27:06 GMT


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.

Brazilian farmers face charges over shooting of Kaiowa people, private militias

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:52:08 GMT


Five Brazilian farmers have been arrested in connection with a land dispute that is killing the Guarani-Kaiowa people.

Explosion in Chinese town of Xinmin leaves more than 100 people dead or injured

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 11:07:57 GMT


A powerful blast at a house in north-west China has killed at least seven people and injured almost 100.

Malta air crash: Five dead after military aircraft crashes after take-off

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 14:09:02 GMT


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.

'Milestone': Global greenhouse gas levels accelerate past key marker

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 20:24:11 GMT


Carbon dioxide concentrations are rising at a record rate,

Simon Crean to hold talks in Jakarta amid concerns over new cattle breeding rule

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 08:17:25 GMT


Australian live cattle representatives have flown to Jakarta for talks amid fears a proposed new trade rule could threaten the viability of the industry.

China's expanding deserts on a collision course with its cities

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 04:57:11 GMT


Three deserts in northern China are expanding to form a vast sea of sand that could become uninhabitable.

Daily world dispatch - of human (and political) captivity

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 01:07:58 GMT


A man who was detained at an airport for a year now lives among us. The struggle, it would seem, is to keep moving.

Artificial intelligence computer 'judge' predicts court findings

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 01:08:02 GMT


A computer "judge" using artificial intelligence has correctly predicted verdicts of the European Court of Human Rights with 79 per cent accuracy.

While the world watches Syria, Russia is creeping closer to Georgia

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 05:44:47 GMT


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.

Somali pirates free two dozen sailors held for four years

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 23:23:27 GMT


Somali pirates have freed more than two dozen Asian sailors after more than four years of captivity in a small fishing village.

Islamic State storms strategic town of Rutbah in Iraq counterattack

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 20:17:40 GMT


Islamic State captured northern districts of the town of Rutbah, and local government offices in its centre.

'Like something out of a horror movie': Flesh-eating bacteria infection kills man in four days

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 10:17:41 GMT


Tens of thousands of people get some form of vibriosis every year. Michael Funk was one of the unlucky ones.

China's Xi Jinping expected to 'bend the rules' in seeking further five-year term

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 10:48:05 GMT


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.

13 dead: bus crash one of the worst in California's history

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:17:27 GMT


The bus was travelling west on Interstate 10 when the crash occurred near Palm Springs, a city about 160 km)east of Los Angeles.

Hezbollah sees door 'wide open' for Michel Aoun to become president of Lebanon

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 23:36:25 GMT


The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah movement, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, said on Sunday the door to electing a president was "wide open".

Guard dies in Haiti prison break as 174 inmates flee, firearms stolen

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 13:27:45 GMT


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.

Lithuania goes to polls with centre-right opposition set to win power

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 11:56:48 GMT


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.

Digital guru and satirist Leslie Nassar killed in Idaho hit-and-run crash

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 21:29:07 GMT


Leslie Nassar, a prolific Australian humorist, digital innovator and father of three, has been killed in a hit-run crash in the United States.

Explosions in Japanese park kill one

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 10:58:19 GMT


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.

Prince Albert buys childhood home of Grace Kelly

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 02:24:04 GMT


The house where Grace Kelly grew up and accepted Prince Rainier's marriage proposal is now in the hands of Monaco's royal family.

Mohamed Morsi's 20-year prison sentence upheld by Egyptian court

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 16:02:07 GMT


An Egyptian court confirmed a 20-year prison sentence against former president Mohamed Morsi on Saturday.

Clashes break out in Aleppo after ceasefire ends without civilian evacuations

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 02:36:53 GMT


Clashes and exchanges of artillery fire broke out in Aleppo on Saturday, a monitoring group said, shortly after a Russian-announced cease-fire ended.

Russian helicopter crash kills 19 in northwest Siberia

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 14:18:28 GMT


\A helicopter crashed in northwest Siberia on Friday, killing 19 people on board, Russia's Federal Air Transport Agency said on Saturday.

Indonesian villages rewarded for not burning to tackle annual haze crisis

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 00:36:54 GMT


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.

Crocodile meat and piles of cash: China's lifestyles of the rich and disgraced

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 05:04:47 GMT


A Chinese TV series about corruption is meant to underline that President Xi Jinping is serious about wiping out graft.

Donald Trump's new justification for attacking the Clintons

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 03:58:46 GMT


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.

South Africa says it will quit the International Criminal Court

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 07:19:05 GMT


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.

Islamic State, under fire in Mosul, hits back

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 03:39:05 GMT


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.

So who broke the internet?

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 04:58:02 GMT


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.

Rodrigo Duterte: I didn't mean the Philippines would cut ties with the US

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 04:47:40 GMT


The explanation comes after he told an audience in China he was cutting off ties with the US.

Wonder Woman named honorary UN ambassador; not everyone is happy about it

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 00:56:32 GMT


The Washington Post

Faith, blind faith and Donald Trump

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 01:35:32 GMT


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.

WikiLeaks claims its supporters are behind the massive DDoS cyber attack

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 00:37:22 GMT


The massive cyber attack that knocked offline Amazon, Reddit and Netflix, has been linked to Wikileaks.

High Court rules out $US125 million lawsuit against Jakarta international school

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 00:35:50 GMT


The mother of one of the children sued the school after claiming that both the cleaners and educators sexually assaulted her son.

Shun The Sun: Brits hit Twitter to urge boycott of Murdoch newspaper

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 02:17:28 GMT


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.

On Mars surface, NASA satellite spots remains of ESA's Schiaparelli lander

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 21:56:31 GMT


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.

Massive disruptions hit PayPal, Twitter, spread from US to Europe, Asia

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 23:58:05 GMT


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.

Turkey, Iraq agree cooperation deal as battle for Mosul intensifies

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:39:10 GMT


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

US sends a warship to flex its muscles in the South China Sea

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 17:19:03 GMT


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.

Man arrested under terror laws after package found on London tube train

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:56:04 GMT


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.

Why the US media turned on Donald Trump, according to CNN anchor Hala Gorani

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:15:00 GMT


Did the US media really turn on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump midway through the election campaign?

Russia makes show of naval strength in the English Channel in the way to Syria

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 21:45:52 GMT


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.

Islamic State retaliates as Iraq forces push on Mosul

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:09:04 GMT


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.

World of Photos: October 22, 2016

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:40:48 GMT


The best photos from the international wire agencies as chosen by Fairfax picture editors

Thai junta fines former PM Yingluck, orders assets seized over failed rice scheme

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 06:47:14 GMT


Thailand's ousted PM says the junta has fined her $1.3 billion over a rice subsidy scheme critics say haemorrhaged billions of dollars.

Britain will posthumously pardon thousands of gay men once considered criminals

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 01:48:02 GMT


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.

'People are going to snap': Sweet-toothed Egypt endures a sugar crisis

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 05:17:09 GMT


A weeks-long sugar shortage has plunged Egyptians into a panic, stoking anger against President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi's rule.

'Three of us against the world': Duterte announces 'separation' from the US

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 06:37:36 GMT


Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte insulted and mocked Americans during a strongly anti-US speech in China's Great Hall of the People. 

Bring them back alive: Jakarta offers bounty to citizens who catch rats

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 02:59:05 GMT


The infamous Jakarta rat now has a hefty price on its head, as the city outsources its vermin eradication program to the populace.

Deadly typhoon Haima displaces thousands in the Philippines

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 22:44:26 GMT


The strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines this year has killed at least eight people with more than 90,000 evacuated.

Postcard from Budapest's Memento Park, where Communist statues are exiled

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:45:03 GMT


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.

BHP-Vale Samarco dam: 21 employees, including Australian, charged over deaths

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 21:27:27 GMT


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.

Australian coach kidnapped in Yemen appears in video

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:49:11 GMT


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

European council president Donald Tusk gloomy on new free trade agreements

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:54:41 GMT


The call is a big blow to Australia, which is about to start trying to negotiate a free trade agreement.

On Syrian border, rebel focus on Aleppo not shared by Turkish backers

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 06:48:09 GMT


The young rebels who drove Islamic State back with Turkish help may find their backers aren't so keen on their next objective.

'It's time to say goodbye': Rodrigo Duterte dismisses US to embrace China

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 04:19:05 GMT


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.

Berlin talks: Germany and France tell Vladimir Putin short Aleppo ceasefire is not enough

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:56:21 GMT


'We agree that terrorism must be combated, but not at the price that 300,000 people there must lose their lives', Angela Merkel said.

Daily World Dispatch - The third US debate, the third day of the battle for Mosul

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 01:08:48 GMT


The third and final US Presidential debate is underway.

Typhoon Haima smashes into Philippines

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 21:36:02 GMT


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.

'Decorum cops' remove mural of Pope as graffiti-artist

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:56:26 GMT


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.