Nigeria's delayed presidential polls open

广东时时彩11选五 Nigeria's delayed presidential polls have opened, with President Muhammadu Buhari casting his ballot in what is predicted to be a tight race.

One dead, two wounded in Kathmandu blast

Police say one person has been killed and two others wounded in an explosion outside a telecommunications company in the Nepalese capital.

Trump sets up abortion obstacles

The US government has set up new obstacles for women seeking abortions, barring taxpayer-funded family planning clinics from making abortion referrals.

R Kelly charged with assaulting teen girls

Grammy-winning R&B singer R. Kelly has been charged with the aggravated sexual assault of four people, including three teenage girls.

NASA, SpaceX test flight to go ahead

The first test flight of the new commercial Dragon space capsule will go ahead following approval by NASA and SpaceX.

Aid concert highlights Venezuela turmoil

Embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is under pressure to let emergency food and medicine in as the country's political turmoil drags on.

US and China extend trade talks

Following two days of US and Chinese high-level trade talks, President Donald Trump says he hopes to meet next month with President Xi Jinping.

US parents of 13 plead guilty to torture

A California couple face at least 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to torture and years of abuse against 12 of their 13 children.

Syria Kurds hail Trump troop reversal

The reversal of US President Donald Trump's decision to pull troops out of Syria, and maintain a peacekeeping contingent, has been welcomed by Kurdish forces.

Corbyn could back a second Brexit vote

UK Opposition Leader Jeremy Corbyn has revealed he would consider holding a second Brexit referendum if his party won the next general election.

Troops in South Korea not on table: Trump

President Donald Trump has ruled out drawing down US troops in South Korea ahead of talks with North Korea's Kim Jong Un.

News from around the world

Stories from around the world overnight.

El Chapo to seek new trial over jury claim

Convicted Mexican drug trafficker Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is planning to ask for a retrial after a juror revealed some members of the panel broke the rules.

Truck spill near Glencore DRC mine, 20 die

A truck carrying acid to Glencore's Mutanda Mine in Democratic Republic of Congo has collided with two other vehicles, killing about 20 people.

Smollett's character cut from Empire

Jussie Smollett's character on the drama series Empire, Jamal Lyon, will be cut from the last two episodes of the season, 20th Century Fox Television says.

US 'will arm Venezuela opposition': Russia

Moscow has cited unspecified information to back its assertion about the plans for the US and its allies to arm the opposition in Venezuela.

Mag 7.5 quake strikes Ecuador/Peru border

Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno says preliminary reports indicate no major damage from a magnitude 7.5 earthquake that struck the Peru-Ecuador border region.

Kim, Trump impersonators spotted in Hanoi

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un (or at least two men who look like them) have appeared on the steps of Hanoi's opera house ahead of the next US-North Korea summit.

Zimbabwe banks begin trading new currency

Zimbabwe has begun trading with its new currency, known as RTGS dollars.

India orders end to assaults on Kashmiris

An attack in Muslim-majority Kashmir has raised tensions elsewhere in Hindu-majority India. Now the nation's top court has stepped in to curb more retaliation.

Ninth MP quits UK's 'broken' Labour Party

Another UK Labour MP, Ian Austin, has quit the party, the ninth to do so this week.

Kenya court delays gay sex ban ruling

Kenya's LGBT community will now have to wait until late May to see if the country will strike down laws that ban gay sex.

Food poisoning kills 5 Pakistan children

A family of eight in Pakistan has been devastated after five of their children died from food poisoning after dining at a restaurant.

French bishops agree to abuse victim compo

A French Catholic Church official says he hopes a system for making 'a financial gesture' to sex abuse victims will be in place in under a year.

Bootleg liquor kills at least 17 in India

Deaths from illegally produced alcohol are common in India, and now 17 tea plantation workers have died and more than 40 in hospital.

Time's Up US CEO quit after son accused

The CEO of Time's Up in the US has resigned after it emerged her son had been accused of sexual assault.

IS 'slip into Iraq' to fight another day

Hundreds - likely more than 1000 - of Islamic State militants have crossed the open, desert border from Syria to Iraq in the past six months.

Deportations of Kiwis 'corrosive': NZ PM

The deportation of Kiwis from Australia is "corrosive" to the trans-Tasman relationship, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says.

Almost 300 Turkish military arrested

Almost 300 Turkish military personnel have been arrested over suspected links to a Muslim cleric who is accused of orchestrating a 2016 attempted coup.

Anti-Aussie Oscars will be fun to watch

Roma is the short-priced favourite to win Best Picture, but expect a shock winner to take Hollywood's highest honour.

Two more women accusing singer R Kelly

Two more women are accusing US singer R Kelly of sexual misconduct, over events they claim happened when the women were 15 and 16 years old.

Israel's moon rocket blasts off in Florida

Israel is seeking to become only the fourth country to land on the moon - after Russia, the US and China - with the launch of its Beresheet spacecraft.

Japan space probe touches down on asteroid

A Japanese space probe named after a falcon, Hayabusa 2, has touched down on an asteroid more than 300 million kilometres from Earth.

Alabama ISIS bride's family sues US govt

The father of an Alabama woman who joined ISIS has filed a suit against the Trump administration in an effort to repatriate her.

UN: Future of food under 'severe threat'

The future of food supplies is under "severe threat" because of the number of disappearing animal and plant species, the UN says.

'Space Jam 2' gets July 2021 release date

Warner Bros has set a July 16, 2021 date for "Space Jam 2".

Long lost giant bee spotted in Indonesia

The Wallace's giant bee, the world's largest bee which had not been seen since 1981, has been rediscovered in Indonesia.

Warren backs black American reparations

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren says she supports the government issuing reparations to black Americans economically affected by slavery.

El Chapo's sons charged with trafficking

The sons of convicted drug boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman have been charged with drug trafficking, US authorities say.

China sees 'potential' amid Saudi visit

China and Saudi Arabia will step up trade and high-tech cooperation after a two-day visit by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to Beijing.

Teen IS bride begs for mercy

Islamic State bride Shamima Begum says she’s “willing to change”, pleading for “mercy” after being stripped of her UK citizenship.

US officials to press EU on agriculture

US officials want the European Union to make key changes in order to facilitate greater agricultural trade between the regions.

Charged Smollett recent lynching doco host

Actor Jussie Smollett, charged with filing a false police report of a racist attack against him, recently hosted a documentary on US hate crimes and lynching.

Maduro begins border closures to block aid

Embattled Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro has threatened to close the border with Colombia, having already done so on the Brazilian frontier.

Monkees star Peter Tork dead at 77

Peter Tork, the goofy, lovable bass guitarist in the made-for-TV rock band The Monkees, has died aged 77 in the US.

Brazil opens probe into president's son

The senator son of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is under investigation by federal authorities for money laundering.

Brexit date too soon for key trade deals

The British government will not have a large number of key trade deals ready by Brexit day on March 29.

US citizen charged in Somalia kidnapping

A US citizen has been charged with kidnapping for his alleged role in the abduction of a journalist who was held hostage in Somalia for nearly three years

N.Korea economic potential key at summit

Donald Trump will lay out the economic benefits North Korea could gain if it agrees to denuclearise at next week's summit in Vietnam, senior US officials say.

Israel centrists unite for Netanyahu fight

Two centrist challengers of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will join forces and run together in the April 9 general election.

Britain and EU haggle over Brexit deal

Diplomats say Britain and the EU are edging closer to a Brexit compromise as high level talks in Brussels continue.

Putin ready for Cuban Missile-style crisis

Vladimir Putin says Russia does not want another Cuban Missile Crisis but its weapons would give his country the edge if tensions with the US increase.

Pope vows 'concrete' steps against abuse

Pope Francis has urged Catholic leaders from around the world to "listen to the cry of the little ones who are seeking justice" as he opens a key conference.

Fire guts old Dhaka district, dozens dead

The death toll from a huge fire in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka has been revised from 81 down to 67, with dozens also injured.

Smollett 'unhappy with pay, staged attack'

Empire actor Jussie Smollett has been accused of taking advantage of anger over racism to promote his career, paying nearly $A5000 to stage an attack.

Polish bishops hid sex abuse: charity

Twenty-four Catholic bishops in Poland have been accused of covering up the sexual abuse of children, in a report by a charity.

Congo police execute 27: rights group

Human Rights Watch says Congolese police have executed at least 27 people in Kinshasa, with some of the victims strangled and mutilated.

Actor Jussie Smollett arrested in Chicago

US actor Jussie Smollett has been arrested less than a month after he told police he was attacked on the street by two apparent Donald Trump supporters.

Pakistan flash floods toll rises to 26

At least 26 people have been killed in heavy rains and flooding in Pakistan.

81 dead as fire guts old Dhaka district

A fire has swept through a historic district of Bangladesh's capital, Dhaka, killing at least 81 people.

IS on brink of defeat in Syria enclave

Iraqi authorities have taken in 150 Iraqis who were fighting with Islamic State.

Revised Brexit vote may 'happen next week'

UK finance minister Philip Hammond says a vote on a revised Brexit deal could happen next week.

Two people dead in Munich shooting

Two people have been killed in a shooting in the German city of Munich.

Spacecraft begins distant asteroid landing

A Japanese spacecraft is ready to touch down on the distant asteroid Ryugu.

Scientists discover a new moon at Neptune

Scientists have discovered a tiny moon orbiting Neptune.

Paltrow countersues for $1 over ski crash

Gwyneth Paltrow has launched legal proceedings against a Utah doctor who sued her last month over a skiing accident.

French court fines Swiss bank $A7 billion

Swiss bank UBS has been ordered to pay 4.5 billion euros ($A7.1 billion) by a French court for helping wealthy French clients evade tax authorities.

Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen to testify next week

Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen will testify in a public hearing before a US House of Representatives committee on February 27.

US, China sketch outlines of trade deal

The United States and China have started to outline commitments in principle in their trade dispute, a sign of progress towards an eventual deal.

Long lost tortoise found on Galapagos

A living member of a species of tortoise not seen in more than 110 years has been found in a remote part of the Galapagos island of Fernandina.

'Empire' considers Smollett suspension

Fox is considering removing Jussie Smollett from production on "Empire" after he was charged with filing a false police report, according to US reports.

Dane elected UN environment chief

The UN General Assembly has elected Inger Andersen of Denmark as the new executive director of the United Nations Environment Program, based in Kenya.

Trump: EU car tariffs remain on table

The US may still impose car tariffs on the European Union if the sides are unable to reach a deal on trade.

White nationalist allegedly planned attack

A self-identified US white nationalist has been arrested after he apparently started to stockpile weapons for a mass attack against liberal public figures.

Storm dumps snow, heavy rain across US

A sprawling storm has dumped several inches of snow from the US Midwest to the East Coast and deluged the US South with rain.

Abuse victims demand to see Pope Francis

Twelve sexual abuse victims have met with Vatican officials ahead of an unprecedented conference that aims to guide bishops on how best to tackle the issue.

Nigeria herdsmen attack kills 16

An official in the central Nigerian state of Benue says 16 people have been killed in an attack apparently staged by herdsmen.

Fitch may lower UK's 'AA' rating on Brexit

Fitch Ratings says it may downgrade the United Kingdom's 'AA' debt rating based on growing uncertainty around Brexit.

US House Dems resolve to stop Trump wall

Democrats in the US House of Representatives intend to introduce a resolution to end President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration.

Bolsonaro's Brazil to raise retirement age

Brazil is planning pension reforms and a retirement age increase aimed at saving the government more than 1 trillion reals ($US270 billion) over 10 years.

Another Aussie fly causes stir in NZ

A second Queensland fruit fly has been found in New Zealand's biggest city, with authorities now ramping up efforts to find more of the pests.

Guaido ambassador takes Costa Rica embassy

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido's designated ambassador to Costa Rica has taken control of Venezuela's embassy in the country.

Trump expects to meet Kim after Hanoi

US President Donald Trump does not think next week's scheduled summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will be the last time the pair meet.

Samsung announces Galaxy Fold phone

Samsung has announced it will release a $A2700 folding smartphone in April with specially adapted apps in a bid to compete against Apple and Huawei.

Mass rape, killing, torture in S.Sudan: UN

A UN Commission on Human Rights report has detailed how people in South Sudan are being held for years and tortured and children are being raped and killed.

US dismisses Putin remarks as 'propaganda'

A US State Department spokeswoman has called Russian President Vladimir Putin's remarks on matching US nuclear missile deployments "propaganda".

May vows to deliver Brexit after MPs quit

British Prime Minister Theresa May insists her party is doing the right thing in relation to Brexit after three pro-EU MPs quit the Conservative party.

Putin delivers state-of-the-nation speech

Vladimir Putin has delivered a wide-ranging state-of-the-nation address in Moscow, focusing on social needs across Russia.

One dead after Swiss ski slope avalanche

A French citizen who worked for the local snow patrol in the Swiss Crans Montana resort has died after an avalanche hit, with three others injured.

Citizen scientist finds oldest white dwarf

A volunteer scientist had been searching for brown dwarfs when she found something much brighter and farther away: the oldest-known white dwarf.

Galapagos: 'extinct' giant tortoise found

An adult female specimen of the Chelonoidis Phantasticus giant tortoise has been found by an expedition on one of the Galapagos islands.

Climate change an 'imminent' security risk

Climate change threats are a growing security risk and require concerted action to ensure they don't spark fresh violence, according to security experts.

Two rescued after Japan fighter jet crash

Two Japanese air force crew members have been rescued after their fighter jet crashed into the Sea of Japan.

Jeffrey Rosen nominated as US deputy AG

US President Donald Trump plans to nominate Jeffrey Rosen as the next deputy US attorney general.

Attentive partners improve health: study

Having an attentive partner can significantly improve a person's long-term health and even life expectancy, new research suggests.

Trump: I'll defeat declaration challenge

Donald Trump has expressed confidence he'll win a lawsuit filed by states seeking to block his declaration of a national emergency to fund a border wall.

Religious orders sorry for abuse inaction

Catholic religious orders around the world such as the Jesuits, Salesians and Christian Brothers have apologised for failing to respond to priests' child abuse.

US man preyed on Aust kids: prosecutors

US and Australian authorities allege Ohio man Cody Swinnerton used Instagram and Facebook to coerce children into sending him sexually explicit images.

Paltrow: I stood my ground with Weinstein

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow says she was not afraid to stand up to disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and only had one "weird experience" with him.

Bernie Sanders will run for US president

US Senator Bernie Sanders will run for office in the 2020 US presidential election.

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