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    Behind bars: India's 'Diamond King' Nirav Modi's fall from grace


    He was India’s response to Europe’s fabled jewellery maisons, his creations worn on red carpets globally. But Nirav Modi's downfall has been just as...

    He was India’s response to Europe’s fabled jewellery maisons, his creations worn on red carpets globally. But Nirav Modi's downfall has been just as swift.

    Ugandan mum of multiple quadruplets struggles to provide for 38 kids


    Three years ago, however, the 39-year-old Ugandan was abandoned by her husband, leaving her to support their surviving 38 children...

    Three years ago, however, the 39-year-old Ugandan was abandoned by her husband, leaving her to support their surviving 38 children alone.

    'You die' if you react too late: Noor breaks silence on Damond death


    Mohamed Noor refused to talk to investigators after the July 2017 shooting of Justine Damond. His testimony was his first public statement since her...

    Mohamed Noor refused to talk to investigators after the July 2017 shooting of Justine Damond. His testimony was his first public statement since her death.

    Prince Harry and Kate honour Anzacs' grim fortitude


    The Duke of Sussex made a surprise appearance alongside the Duchess of Cambridge to commemorate Anzac Day at a thanksgiving service at Westminster...

    The Duke of Sussex made a surprise appearance alongside the Duchess of Cambridge to commemorate Anzac Day at a thanksgiving service at Westminster Abbey.

    What Trump is stonewalling Congress about


    US President Donald Trump is flatly refusing to cooperate in numerous US congressional probes of himself and his administration. What are...

    US President Donald Trump is flatly refusing to cooperate in numerous US congressional probes of himself and his administration. What are they?

    'A radical departure': Trump’s stonewalling takes clash to new level


    It is an extreme position even measured against the reluctance of past administrations to produce potentially damaging witnesses and...

    It is an extreme position even measured against the reluctance of past administrations to produce potentially damaging witnesses and evidence.

    N Korea issued $2.8m bill for comatose Otto Warmbier's care - and Trump paid it


    A US envoy sent to retrieve the comatose American student signed an agreement to pay the medical bill on instructions passed down from President Donald...

    A US envoy sent to retrieve the comatose American student signed an agreement to pay the medical bill on instructions passed down from President Donald Trump.

    Sri Lanka warns of 'imminent' terror attacks, as death toll is revised down by 100


    The UK has advised citizens to avoid Sri Lanka as police officials warned that two would-be suicide bombers were on the loose and more attacks were possibly...

    The UK has advised citizens to avoid Sri Lanka as police officials warned that two would-be suicide bombers were on the loose and more attacks were possibly imminent.

    A cassowary killed its owner. Now it could be yours


    Martin Hajos, 75, fell between two cassowary pens on his Florida property on April 12 and was attacked through the fence by at least one of the...

    Martin Hajos, 75, fell between two cassowary pens on his Florida property on April 12 and was attacked through the fence by at least one of the birds.

    Picture Editor's Choice, April 26, 2019


    The finest photos from the international wire agencies as chosen by our picture...

    The finest photos from the international wire agencies as chosen by our picture editors.

    Former US vice-president Joe Biden launches 2020 presidential campaign


    Trump allies have privately warned that Biden might be the biggest re-election threat given his potential appeal among the white working class in the region that gave Trump a path to the...

    Trump allies have privately warned that Biden might be the biggest re-election threat given his potential appeal among the white working class in the region that gave Trump a path to the presidency.

    Australian woman injured in Sri Lanka bombings now out of danger, father says


    An Australian woman who suffered horrific injuries in the Sri Lankan terror attacks on Easter Sunday is now "out of danger" and is expected to be moved out of intensive care on Thursday evening, her father...

    An Australian woman who suffered horrific injuries in the Sri Lankan terror attacks on Easter Sunday is now "out of danger" and is expected to be moved out of intensive care on Thursday evening, her father says.

    Millions of kids miss measles shot: UNICEF


    More than 160 million children missed out on vaccines across the world in the past eight years, with the virus now causing disease outbreaks...

    More than 160 million children missed out on vaccines across the world in the past eight years, with the virus now causing disease outbreaks globally.

    Historic summit between Kim Jong-un and Vladimir Putin 'fruitful'


    Putin has a track record of making world leaders wait for him, but the Russian leader arrived at the venue about half an hour...

    Putin has a track record of making world leaders wait for him, but the Russian leader arrived at the venue about half an hour early.

    From the Archives, 1949: Shanghai under threat from Communist army


    In 1949, a Communist army was threatening to overwhelm Shanghai. The city was a tinderbox of tension, a single spark could cause an explosion of unprecedented...

    In 1949, a Communist army was threatening to overwhelm Shanghai. The city was a tinderbox of tension, a single spark could cause an explosion of unprecedented proportions.

    'Staggering': Bali bombing survivors lash nightclub proposal for Sari Club site


    Survivors of the 2002 Bali bombing have expressed their shock at a proposal to build a five-storey restaurant on the site destroyed in the terror...

    Survivors of the 2002 Bali bombing have expressed their shock at a proposal to build a five-storey restaurant on the site destroyed in the terror attack.

    UN evacuates hundreds of African refugees trapped in Libya's war


    More than 3600 jailed migrants have been trapped in Tripoli since forces from the east of the country started an advance to capture...

    More than 3600 jailed migrants have been trapped in Tripoli since forces from the east of the country started an advance to capture it.

    New Zealand and France to call for an end to online terror


    NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and French President Emmanuel Macron are seeking a pact to block extreme content...

    NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and French President Emmanuel Macron are seeking a pact to block extreme content online.

    Made in China, exported to the world: surveillance states


    Armed with joysticks, Ecuadorian police control the cameras and scan the streets for drug deals, muggings and killings. If they spy something, they zoom...

    Armed with joysticks, Ecuadorian police control the cameras and scan the streets for drug deals, muggings and killings. If they spy something, they zoom in.

    Scores dead after flooding in South Africa


    At least 60 people are dead after torrential rains swept through Durban, with informal settlements being some of the worst hit...

    At least 60 people are dead after torrential rains swept through Durban, with informal settlements being some of the worst hit areas.

    The Sri Lankan attacks are uniquely senseless


    The Sri Lankan case is different because it imports foreign ideology even to the extent of picking a target that makes no local sense at...

    The Sri Lankan case is different because it imports foreign ideology even to the extent of picking a target that makes no local sense at all.

    Texas executes white racist for dragging a black man to his death


    John William King received a lethal injection for killing James Byrd jnr, who was chained to the back of a truck and dragged along a secluded road for five...

    John William King received a lethal injection for killing James Byrd jnr, who was chained to the back of a truck and dragged along a secluded road for five kilometres.

    Suspected Islamic State member arrested, believed to have planned Gallipoli attack


    But Prime Minister Scott Morrison says there is no clear link between the arrest a potential plot to disrupt Anzac Day services. It's rather "a very big...

    But Prime Minister Scott Morrison says there is no clear link between the arrest a potential plot to disrupt Anzac Day services. It's rather "a very big assumption".

    Ukraine's fury over Russian citizenship decree for separatists


    Poroshenko called on the international community to prevent "the worst scenario" and tighten sanctions on Russia over the...

    Poroshenko called on the international community to prevent "the worst scenario" and tighten sanctions on Russia over the move.

    Pregnant wife of Sri Lanka bomber detonated suicide vest


    One of the ringleaders of the Sri Lankan bomb attacks was the son of a spice tycoon who was "brainwashed" by his radical younger...

    One of the ringleaders of the Sri Lankan bomb attacks was the son of a spice tycoon who was "brainwashed" by his radical younger brother.

    How we should respond to Mueller report


    What our country needs now is clear-eyed patriotism, not reflexive...

    What our country needs now is clear-eyed patriotism, not reflexive partisanship.

    Prince William joins Jacinda Ardern for Anzac Day service


    Prince William has paid tribute to Australian and New Zealand soldiers at an Anzac Day service as he prepares to visit the survivors of the Christchurch mosque...

    Prince William has paid tribute to Australian and New Zealand soldiers at an Anzac Day service as he prepares to visit the survivors of the Christchurch mosque attacks.

    'Excessive': Expert slams Noor's decision to shoot Justine Damond


    A use-of-force expert testified that Mohamed Noor's actions were "excessive, objectionable, unreasonable and extremely...

    A use-of-force expert testified that Mohamed Noor's actions were "excessive, objectionable, unreasonable and extremely dangerous".

    19-year-old basketballer charged with Andrew Mallard's death


    Kristopher Smith surrendered to the police after widespread media coverage in LA and Australia about Mallard's tragic life and...

    Kristopher Smith surrendered to the police after widespread media coverage in LA and Australia about Mallard's tragic life and death.

    Meet the press? Don’t bother, White House sets a new record


    Tuesday saw yet another record broken by the Trump White House: the longest run without an official news media...

    Tuesday saw yet another record broken by the Trump White House: the longest run without an official news media briefing.

    Woman reportedly wakes up from coma after 27 years


    A car crash in 1991 left Munira Abdulla in a comatose state but her son never lost hope that she would wake...

    A car crash in 1991 left Munira Abdulla in a comatose state but her son never lost hope that she would wake up.

    Try looking through China's eyes in the Pacific


    Empathy is rarely discussed in international relations, but it is going to be necessary to prevent future conflict between the US, its allies, and...

    Empathy is rarely discussed in international relations, but it is going to be necessary to prevent future conflict between the US, its allies, and China.

    Sri Lankan minister points to bomber's Australian link


    A Sri Lankan minister said one of the suspects who carried out the multiple suicide bombings on Easter Sunday had studied in the UK and...

    A Sri Lankan minister said one of the suspects who carried out the multiple suicide bombings on Easter Sunday had studied in the UK and Australia.

    'Vengeful': Hong Kong protest leaders jailed four years later


    Two high-profile university professors who founded the Occupy movement that brought Hong Kong to a standstill in 2014 have been...

    Two high-profile university professors who founded the Occupy movement that brought Hong Kong to a standstill in 2014 have been jailed.

    Convicted ringleader in Texas dragging death to be executed


    John William King, who is white and an avowed racist, was put on death row for chaining James Byrd jnr to the back of a truck and dragging him for nearly five...

    John William King, who is white and an avowed racist, was put on death row for chaining James Byrd jnr to the back of a truck and dragging him for nearly five kilometres.

    British, US agencies join Sri Lanka probe as President vows shake-up


    London's Metropolitan Police wants to look at any images and footage taken before, during or after the Easter Sunday bombings that killed an estimated 321...

    London's Metropolitan Police wants to look at any images and footage taken before, during or after the Easter Sunday bombings that killed an estimated 321 people.

    Kim Jong-un to seek Putin's help in Russia


    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is en route to the Russian city of Vladivostok for his first meeting with Vladimir...

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is en route to the Russian city of Vladivostok for his first meeting with Vladimir Putin.

    The family photo on my fridge now has a tinge of sadness


    I’ve been thinking about that photo extra-hard this week after I saw a similar one in the newspaper after the Sri Lanka...

    I’ve been thinking about that photo extra-hard this week after I saw a similar one in the newspaper after the Sri Lanka bombings.

    Netanyahu wants to name Golan Height settlement after Donald Trump


    Netanyahu, who ended up winning another term, says he wants to repay the US president: by naming a new settlement there after...

    Netanyahu, who ended up winning another term, says he wants to repay the US president: by naming a new settlement there after him.