China stands by HK leader despite protests

广东时时彩11选五 China is maintaining its support for Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam after days of protests against the planned bill to allow extraditions to China.

US seeks support in Iran stand-off

The US is hoping to use diplomatic pressure from a united international community, over two oil tanker attacks it's blaming on Iran.

Huawei 'like a damaged plane': founder

Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei says revenues will be $A44 billion less than forecast over the next two years, likening his company to a badly damaged plane.

Thai police nab Italy's 'Bonnie and Clyde'

An Italian couple, wanted in their home country for impersonating Hollywood star George Clooney to dupe investors, have been arrested in Thailand.

Pakistan probes human trafficking networks

Trafficking networks that convince impoverished Pakistanis to marry off their daughters to Chinese men for cash are being investigated by Pakistani authorities.

Hong Kong activist released from prison

After walking free from prison, activist Joshua Wong has vowed to join a mass protest movement demanding the city's Beijing-backed leader Carrie Lam steps down.

Earthquake strikes eastern Indonesia

An magnitude-6.2 earthquake has struck on Timor island in eastern Indonesia, with no immediate report of any casualties or damage.

Fatal shooting at US graduation party

Authorities in Philadelphia say one person has been killed and at least seven others have been shot during a graduation party.

Hunt for cause of huge Argentina blackout

Argentina has begun an investigation into the cause of a massive blackout that stopped trains and communications, closed shops and sent hospital patients home.

Mexico steps up action to stem migration

Mexico has begun cracking down on migrants travelling through its territory to get to the US, in an effort to ease pressure from the Trump administration.

Last Hong Kong protesters being moved on

Hong Kong authorities are trying to clear away the last of the protesters remaining outside government headquarters, after a massive march took over the city.

African surge coming to Mexican border

Unprecedented numbers of African people fleeing human rights abuses are arriving at the Mexico border seeking entry to the US.

Nuclear powers keep upgrading arsenals

While there's been a drop in the number of nuclear warheads around the world, nuclear powers are continuing to upgrade their capability, says a Swedish group.

Boeing says it will take time to win trust

Boeing chairman Dennis Muilenburg has acknowledged the company made a mistake in failing to disclose a defective cockpit warning light on its 737 MAX.

Israel names Golan settlement after Trump

A tiny Israeli settlement in Golan Heights has been named Ramat Trump, Hebrew for Trump Heights, in a gesture of appreciation for the US president.

Sudan's al-Bashir in rare appearance

Sudan's former president Omar al-Bashir has been taken out of his prison in Khartoum for the first time since he was toppled.

Paris orangutan Nenette celebrates 50th

One of the world's oldest Borneo orangutans in captivity has turned 50, with zoo staff in Paris throwing a party that included cake and exotic fruits.

Blast-hit tankers being assessed off UAE

Two tankers crippled in attacks in the Gulf of Oman last week are being assessed off the coast off the United Arab Emirates and will have their cargo unloaded.

Iran to scale back nuke deal compliance

Iran is set to announce that it will be further scaling back its compliance of a nuclear deal, that the United States abandoned last year.

Israel PM's wife admits to funds misuse

A court has ordered Sara Netanyahu, the wife of Israel's prime minister, to pay a fine for misusing state funds, following a plea bargain agreement.

Babe Ruth baseball jersey fetches $A8.1m

An anonymous bidder has paid more than $A8 million for a Yankees jersey that belonged to America's baseball legend Babe Ruth - a record for sports memorabilia.

Hong Kong protester dies after fall

A protester in Hong Kong has become the first fatality of the state's political unrest after falling from a scaffolding while hanging a political banner.

Eight Kenyan police killed in bomb blast

Eight Kenyan police officers have been killed by a roadside bomb near the border with Somalia, while other deadly explosions rocked Mogadishu.

Notre Dame holds first mass since fire

About 30 people wearing protective headgear have attended the first mass at Notre Dame Cathedral since a fire devastated the building on April 15.

Explosions rock Somalia capital, 11 killed

Eleven people have been killed and dozens more have been wounded after two car bombs exploded near security checkpoints in Mogadishu, Somalia.

Oil tanker crew flown from Iran to Dubai

Crew members from a Norwegian-owned oil tanker that was attacked in the Gulf of Oman have landed in Dubai on an Iran Air flight.

New Moldovan PM vows to boost EU ties

Moldovan Prime Minister Maia Sandu has vowed to advance relations with the European Union after the first formal cabinet meeting of her coalition cabinet.

Johnson's rivals say no to 'coronation'

Boris Johnson's rivals for the Conservative Party leadership have spoken out against plans that would allow the former London mayor to be elected unchallenged.

Italian director Franco Zeffirelli dies

Italian director Franco Zeffirelli, who delighted audiences around the world with his romantic vision and extravagant productions, has died at the age of 96.

Knox slams media in emotional Italy return

Wrongly convicted of murder, Amanda Knox has made an emotional speech in which she defended her version of what happened the night Meredith Kercher was killed.

Roadside bomb kills Kenyan police

Several Kenyan police officers have been killed by a roadside bomb that hit their vehicle while patrolling near Kenya's border with Somalia.

Why HK's extradition bill fuelled protests

Changes to Hong Kong laws to allow extraditions to mainland China have been shelved indefinitely following the city's biggest street protests in three decades.

Iran renews ultimatum on nuclear deal

Iran says it will further scale back its compliance with a nuclear deal unless signatories show "positive signs" amid rising tensions with the United States.

Mortar attack hits Iraq base of US troops

Three mortar shells have hit an air base just north of Baghdad where American trainers are present, the Iraqi military said.

Hong Kong suspends extradition bill

After widespread anger and violent protests, Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has delayed indefinitely a proposed law to allow extraditions to mainland China.

Trump seeks Iran talks after tanker blasts

US President Donald Trump has blamed Iran for attacks on oil tankers near the Strait of Hormuz, but he also held out hopes for talks with the Islamic Republic.

Trump gets transgender military ban boost

US President Donald Trump's attempt to ban transgender people from serving the military has been given a boost by an appeals court.

Singer Kenny Rogers plans to stick around

Country singer Kenny Rogers, 80, is being treated for dehydration but says reports he's dying of bladder cancer are "wild misinformation".

UN chief calls for tanker attacks probe

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres wants a probe into the Gulf of Oman tanker attacks and says he's willing to mediate between the US and Iran.

Carbon pricing essential for climate: Pope

The Pope has criticised those who deny human-induced climate change and called carbon pricing "essential" for stemming its impacts.

Main suspect in Sri Lanka attacks detained

The main suspect in the Easter Sunday suicide bombings that killed more than 250 in Sri Lanka has been arrested in the Middle East and deported to the country.

Investigators to identify MH17 suspects

Criminal proceedings will reportedly be brought against suspects in downing of the Malaysia Airlines' MH17 that killed 298 people, including 38 Australians.

Johnson vows UK will leave EU in October

UK prime ministerial frontrunner Boris Johnson says delaying Brexit past October 31 will risk doing terminal damage to trust in politics.

Tens of thousands in Israel gay parade

Tens of thousands of people have marched in a gay pride parade in Tel Aviv, Israel with hundreds of police on hand to guarantee security for the event.

Parkinson's diagnosis for Chase UK star

The Chase UK star Paul Sinha has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease after two years of health problems including type two diabetes.

Trump says he won't fire Kellyanne Conway

The US Special Counsel says President Donald Trump should fire counsellor Kellyanne Conway over partisan political comments, but he's standing by her.

India to levy higher tariffs on US goods

India will impose higher tariffs on some US goods although the US has warned that any retaliatory tariffs by India would not be "appropriate" under WTO rules.

Southern China bridge collapses into river

Two people are missing after a 120-metre section of a bridge in southern China's Guangdong province collapsed and fell into a river.

US says Iran removed mine from tanker

Iran has denied involvement in the attacks on two oil tankers near the Strait of Hormuz, despite a video showing removing an unexploded limpet mine.

Trump official consults climate deniers

US President Donald Trump doesn't believe in climate change, and one of his officials has been liaising with a think tank that doesn't believe in it either.

Missy Elliott into Songwriter Hall of Fame

Missy Elliott has become just the third rapper to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the ceremony brought her to tears.

Expedia fined for providing Cuba services

Expedia may have sold travel services to Cuba to over 2000 people between 2011 and 2014, which constitutes a violation of an embargo in the United States.

Sparks: author objected to pro-gay agenda

Recently revealed emails show author Nicholas Sparks complained about "an agenda that strives to make homosexuality open and accepted".

Pause in Hong Kong extradition protests

There's been a lull in the protests that have gripped Hong Kong but the standoff with authorities over a proposed extradition bill is likely to resume.

Thousands renew protests in Haiti

Protests over government corruption are continuing in Haiti as the country's President refuses to step down.

Kardashian supports prisoner rehab effort

Kim Kardashian West has lent her support to Trump administration reforms to help released prisoners get jobs and stay out of trouble.

Instagram is back up after global outage

Facebook's photo-sharing service Instagram is back on line after suffering an outage that spread across the world.

Chile's coast hit by powerful earthquake

A magnitude 6.5 earthquake has hit Chile's pacific coast with no major damage reported so far.

Protests after police shooting in Memphis

Police and journalists were injured in rock-throwing protests in Memphis after the police shooting of a wanted black man.

Talks in Sweden on Venezuela's crisis

International talks are being held in Sweden in an attempt to make progress in the stand-off between Venezuela's President and Opposition.

Rhino horn, ivory smuggled into US

Tonnes of elephant ivory and horn from endangered rhinoceros was smuggled into the US by and African ring, according to prosecutors.

NZ mosque attack accused denies charges

The 28-year-old Australian man arrested over the Christchurch mosque attacks has pleaded not guilty to all 92 murder and terror charges he faces.

Gooding Jr. pleads not guilty to groping

US actor Cuba Gooding Jr. has pleaded not guilty after being charged with forcible touching and abuse of a woman at a New York bar.

US father sentenced to death for 5 murders

A US father has been sentenced to death for killing his five children and disposing of their bodies nine days later .

Sanders should run for governor : Trump

The President is encouraging his departing press secretary Sarah Sanders to run for Arkansas governor, when she finishes her post at the end of the month.

Saudi Arabia vows to supply oil markets

Saudi Arabia has re-affirmed its commitment to the reliable supply of oil to international markets in the wake of the attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf.

Giant Ice Age wolf head found in Siberia

The severed head of a wolf that died about 40,000 years ago has been found in Siberia perfectly preserved in the Siberian permafrost.

Johnson ahead in contest to be British PM

Boris Johnson has won 114 out of 313 votes to become the next UK Conservative Party leader and in turn prime minister, putting him far ahead of rivals.

Turkey won't back down on Russian missiles

Turkey says a US threat to exclude it from the F-35 fighter jet program won't stop it installing Russian-made S-400 missile defence systems.

Sudan prosecutors charge Bashir with graft

Sudan's former military dictator Omar al-Bashir has been charged with "suspected illicit wealth and emergency orders" by state prosecutors.

Trump lauds talks with 'Prince of Whales'

US President Donald Trump has mistakenly referred to Prince Charles as the "Prince of Whales" on Twitter before deleting his Tweet.

East Libya to capture Tripoli before talks

Aguila Saleh, head of the parliament based in eastern Libya, says there can be no peace talks until their forces capture the country's capital Tripoli.

Clashes after US marshals kill black man

At least two dozen US police have been injured in clashes with protesters after US Marshals shot dead a black man they were trying to arrest in Memphis.

Trump slammed over foreign dirt comments

US President Donald Trump has been criticised for saying he would be open to accepting dirt on a 2020 election opponent from the foreign power.

Russia to reply to US deployment in Poland

Russian lawmakers have warned they will respond to the"aggressive intentions" United States, which has pledged to deploy 1000 troops in Poland.

UN chief condemns Oman tanker attacks

The United Nations and Arab League secretary-generals have condemned a suspected attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, while Russia has urged caution.

Ex-aide guilty in Poland president crash

A Polish court has found an ex-prime minister's aide guilty of negligence over a flight that crash killing President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others in 2010.

Johnson ahead in UK Tory leadership race

Former British foreign secretary and leading Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson has secured 114 of 313 votes case in the first Conservative Party leadership vote.

Two oil tankers attacked in Gulf of Oman

Two oil tankers sailing in the Gulf of Oman have been attacked, with one of the ships in flames and the US Navy responding to distress calls.

At least 18 killed across Afghan provinces

At least 18 people are dead and 13 wounded after clashes in three provinces in Afghanistan as the country's long-running conflict goes on.

Iran rules out more negotiations with US

Iran's leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says his nation does not trust the United States and he will not repeat the previous experience of nuclear negotiations.

UK signs extradition order for Assange

The United Kingdom has signed an extradition order for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to be sent to the United States.

Cyclone Vayu veers away from Indian coast

India's weather bureau says Cyclone Vayu, the season's second major storm, has jogged west, skirting the coast of the western state of Gujarat.

Tsai wins primary, set for re-election bid

Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen is set up for a likely run for re-election in January after winning a ruling party primary.

China vice premier urges support measures

China's Vice Premier Liu He has suggested Beijing will soon unveil more policies to bolster growth amid rising US trade pressure.

Uneasy calm in Hong Kong after violence

An uneasy calm has settled over Hong Kong's financial district after some of the worst violence since Britain handed the city back to Chinese rule in 1997.

Trump would hear foreign dirt on rivals

President Donald Trump says he'd be open to accepting offers of information from foreign powers if they had dirt on his 2020 opponent.

The contenders in the Tory leadership race

The contenders in the Tory leadership race have launched their campaigns ahead of voting by Conservative MPs.

Cascabel could become a top copper mine

Ecuador's government says the Australian-run Cascabel mining project could become one of the world's largest copper, silver and gold mines.

Researchers urge less red meat in diets

Experts have warned that eating red and processed meat increases the risk of an earlier death and have urged people to switch to fish and vegetables.

US court asked to delay census ruling

Challengers of Trump administration plans to add a citizenship question to the 2020 US census say it's aimed at boosting Republicans' electoral power.

Ecuador court approves same-sex marriage

In a landmark case Ecuador's highest court has authorised same-sex marriage.

Turkey: Russian missiles already bought

Tensions are heightening between the US and Turkey over Ankara's purchase of Russia's S-400 missile defence system due for delivery next month.

September 11 victims' compo extended

Laws extending compensation for first responders to the September 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Centre have been approved by a congressional committee.

US to send 1000 troops to Poland: Trump

The US will divert 1000 troops from Germany to Poland, with Polish President Andrzej Duda citing Russia's past aggression as a reason for the influx.

Gooding Jr to turn self in on grope charge

A 29-year-old woman has accused Cuba Gooding Jr of groping her at a Manhattan bar, with the 51-year-old expected to turn himself in to police.

Abe warns of accidental US-Iran conflict

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, in Tehran, says an accidental conflict between Iran and the US is possible and should be avoided at all costs.

Uber set to unveil Volvo self-driving car

Uber's new self-driving car will be assembled by Volvo Cars in Sweden and is said to be safer and more reliable than older vehicles in the fleet.

MI5's tip-off on London bridge attacker

Two years before the London Bridge terror attack, British security agency MI5 received a tip-off that one of the perpetrators, Khuram Butt, was an extremist.

Heavy rains in China leave 49 dead

At least 49 people have died and up to 300,000 have been evacuated since heavy rainfall hit southern China earlier this month.

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