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Army denies involvement in death of four-month old in violence-plagued anglophone region
Across EU, voters boost Greens and far right to leave centrist groups diminishedread now
Only weeks after overturning what would have been the first suspension of his storied career, Geelong’s Gary Ablett is again mulling whether to challenge a one-game ban.
Match review officer Michael Christian came down hard on the dual Brownlow medallist for hitting Gold Coast opponent Anthony Miles in the jawread now
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It is the first time since 1963 that a Turkish Cypriot has been elected to office [Philippos Christou/AP]
Niyazi Kizilyurek, a 59-year-old university professor, wasread now
President Donald Trump doubled down on his support for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s scathing view of former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Monday, dismissing criticism that he was siding with a dictator over a fellow American.read now
U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton is “more than ignorant” to argue that North Korea’s recent missile tests violated U.N. resolutions, the North’s foreign ministry said in a statement on Monday.read now
James* travelled to Russia last year with ‘fan ID’ on the promise of a glittering football career, but soon found himself stranded in Sochi [Julian Colling/Al Jazeera]
Names marked with an asterisk* have been changed to protect interviewees’ anonymity.
Sochi and Moscow, Russia – At around the timeread now
Benin says it is working with the French government to arrange the return of precious artifacts stolen during the colonial era.
But one of the challenges is the capacity to look after the items once they arrive.
Many of the items are thought to have been taken from the Kingdomread now
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed received General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan in Abu Dhabi [AP]
The head of Sudan’s military council has concluded a visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) ahead of a general strike called by Sudan’s protest movement demanding the council hand over power to civilians.
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Police officials said authorities were investigating Sunday’s blasts [Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters]
Security forces in Nepal have been on high alert amid a general strike on Monday called by an outlawed communist group suspected in a series of explosions that killed four people and wounded seven more in the capital.
Two vehicles wereread now
Algerian demonstrators march during a protest in Algiers on March 29, 2019 [File: Toufik Doudou/AP]
As the announcement of the deal of the century approaches, the Arab world is growing increasingly tense. Widespread rumours about the contents of the proposal have fuelled public outrage across the region.
Poland’s ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) surged to a clear victory in Sunday’s European Parliament vote, a stamp of approval for the party’s nationalist, eurosceptic platform before a national election later in the year.read now
ASAD Ahmed, one of about 1.2 million young Indians entering the cutthroat job market each month, diligently scribbles notes at a computer class in New Delhi.
While nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi won a new five-year term promising to step up his campaign for a “new India”, 18-year-old Ahmed isread now
DONALD Trump on Monday became the first foreign leader to meet Japan’s newly enthroned Emperor Naruhito — an honour Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hopes will help charm the US president when it comes to thorny trade talks.
After Trump and Naruhito greeted each other in the Tokyo palace, they stoodread now
As Europe stands at the precipice of further integration or a stark return to the supremacy of nation states, one member — Hungary — is showing what might happen if the latter route is chosen.read now
Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber becomes the first big-name to fall at this year’s French Open, but there is no such worry for the returning Roger Federer.read now
The Pope urges doctors and priests to support pregnancies being carried to term even if the foetus is likely to die and says opposing abortion is not a religious issue but a human one.read now
Papua New Guinea is being engulfed in political turmoil; in the face of growing dissent, the Prime Minister has announced he is stepping down, but who will replace him, and how it will happen, remains very uncertain.read now
China’s automated censors are working overtime to block content as the 30th anniversary of the bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protests at Tiananmen Square nears.read now
The families of Islamic State fighters, including Australians, are living in increasingly desperate conditions at a Syrian refugee camp. But some aid groups are choosing to stay away.read now
THERE’S no more important issue for Australia at this time in the history of its international economic and foreign affairs than to get the relationship with China right. It’s an issue that went through to the keeper during the election. But for the new Morrison government, forging a viable, credibleread now
THE tiny tropical nation of Brunei is making international headlines again. Repeating the international outrage that saw the absolute monarchy’s emphasis on Islam in 2013 and 2014, global attention is again focused on the ‘recent’ implementation of the Syariah Penal Code Order 2013 (SPCO 2013). Criticism has rained down onread now
Taiwan’s first official same-sex weddings kicked off Friday in a landmark moment for LGBT rights in Asia as gay couples took the historic step of registering as married, the culmination of a three-decade fight for equality.
Shane Lin and Marc Yuan, a couple who fell in love at college, wereread now
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The ABC can reveal the Australians were closely tailed by the Chinese military earlier this month as they made their way towards Vietnam, and as the Task Group departed Cam Ranh port.read now
A NSW court hears a man accused of killing his girlfriend, Carly McBride, sought sex with another woman the day after the alleged murder.read now
AFL strugglers Carlton have selected former Fremantle midfielder Josh Deluca with the top pick in the mid-season draft.
Deluca, who played four senior games for the Dockers before being delisted in 2017, has since been plying his trade for Subiaco in the WAFL.
Gold Coast on Monday night took Mitchread now
“I’ve had pain in my left forearm for a few weeks and last night an MRI confirmed a grade two tear which could unfortunately could get a lot worse if I play today.
The Czech player has been replaced in the draw by lucky loser Kaja Juvan of Slovenia.
A Far North Queensland man is charged with grievous bodily harm and firearm offences after his son found his pistol and accidentally shot his little sister.read now
A pair of teenagers, accused of kicking and stomping a young man to death at a house party in Sydney’s west, will remain behind bars for at least two months.
Friends of 18-year-old Alex Ioane, who died at the Ingleburn gathering on Friday night, are calling for calm on theread now
An expert on Papua New Guinea affairs says the outcome of the political turmoil in the Pacific island country is uncertain.
Papua New Guinea’s Prime Minister Peter O’Neill announced on Sunday he would resign after seven years, citing a need for change following the resignations of several of his ministers.
Victoria’s debt will more than double to $54.9 billion over the next five years as Daniel Andrews’ re-elected Labor government borrows big to fund major transport builds.
Net debt is now sitting at $22.8 billion, growing to $39 billion in 2019/20 before swelling to $54.9 billion – or 10 perread now
US President Donald Trump said he would work with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to bring home Japanese citizens who were kidnapped by North Korean agents decades ago.
Trump, on a four-day state visit to Japan, was speaking at a meeting with some of the relatives of people abducted. Theyread now
Australia’s new agriculture minister, Senator Bridget McKenzie, looks for practical ways to help farmers doing it tough during the drought.read now
The biggest surprise of Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas’s fifth budget was there were no big surprises.
As Mr Pallas and Premier Daniel Andrews said repeatedly in the lead up to Monday’s budget: there will be a surplus, election promises will be delivered and debt will increase while interest rates areread now
Victorian Budget 2019: Car buyers, foreign investors and public service take a hit while stamp duty slumps
Foreign property investors, luxury car buyers and public servants will bear the brunt of a steep decline in stamp duty revenue amid the sharpest 12-month fall in housing prices in Victorian history.
Fresh from Labor’s thumping election win last November, and three and a half years out from the government’sread now
A freak accident at a Sydney dump has left one man dead and another injured.
Media are reporting the men became trapped under tonnes of landfill during a workplace incident at Eastern Creek at about midday Monday.
Rescuers tried frantically to dig out the men by hand but it wasread now
Just when Australians thought they were free of Jon Snow on Mondays, winter hit the country with brutal force.
A cold snap arrived in southern NSW and Victoria, bringing with it strong winds, rain, and snow.
NSW’s snow season has started strongly, with 20 centimetres of snow falling at Perisherread now
The landmark decision to allow uncapped damages in actor Rebel Wilson’s defamation case was “plainly wrong” and shouldn’t have been mirrored in the Geoffrey Rush ruling, the Daily Telegraph’s barrister says.
Rush was awarded $850,000 in general and aggravated damages plus $42,300 interest after Justice Michael Wigney found the Sydneyread now