ABC News : International (161)

Lions, tigers and bears rescued from zoo in besieged Aleppo

Amid the fighting and chaos of civil war, a group of animals from a zoo in a heavily-bombed part of Syria is evacuated to safety by a team of international rescuers.

High school student killed on Ohio fair ride had just enlisted with Marines

An 18-year-old killed after he was thrown 15 metres when a thrill ride broke apart at a US fair was a high school student who had just signed up to be a marine.

Trial date set for accused killers of Kim Jong-nam

Two women accused of murdering the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un by by smearing his face with the banned VX nerve agent at a crowded airport in Malaysia will face trial in October.

'Let Obamacare implode,' Trump says after senators scuttle repeal bid

US President Donald Trump says Republican and Democrat senators who rejected a last-ditch measure to repeal parts of Obamacare have "let the American people down".

Video of shark being 'dragged behind a speedboat' sparks claims of torture

A viral video that appears to show a shark being dragged behind a speedboat by a rope prompts an online petition calling for those responsible to face community service.

F1 drivers divided over 'halo' safety design

Formula One drivers are still questioning the need or the value of the newly approved "halo" cockpit head-protection system that will be introduced from 2018.

Core part of internet culture celebrates 30th birthday

The man responsible for a central part of the internet's ability to build an enduring, open, dynamic culture of users able to understand each other celebrates 30 years since his breakthrough invention.

The Mooch and THAT Scouts speech: What a week in US politics

There was a vulgar rant from the White House Director of Communications, a few more zingers from President Donald Trump, a speech to a bunch of scouts that wasn't supposed to be about politics, and an impassioned plea from a beloved senator.

Nick Philippoussis pleads not guilty to child sex abuse charges

Nickolaos Philippoussis pleads not guilty to sexually abusing two nine-year-old girls he was privately coaching as he faces the possibility of life in US prison.

Why 1.2 million people tuned in to watch a couple of kids play basketball

A Las Vegas gym is almost shut down due to fire-code concerns and more than 1 million people tune in online as 15-year-old LaMelo Ball and Zion Williamson went toe to toe.

White House comms boss Scaramucci in vulgar rant against Bannon, Priebus

Donald Trump's tough-talking new comms boss Anthony Scaramucci launches an epic, expletive-laced tirade against the President's chief of staff Reince Priebus and chief strategist Steve Bannon, as internal tensions boil over in spectacular-style.

Local council investigated for corporate manslaughter over Grenfell Tower fire

British police investigating the Grenfell Tower fire that killed at least 80 people in London last month say there are grounds to suspect corporate manslaughter may have been committed by the local council.

Charlie Gard to be moved to hospice to die as no agreement reached: British judge

Charlie Gard will spend his final hours in a hospice until the ventilator that keeps him alive is turned off, a British judge rules, after his parents failed to reach agreement with the Great Ormond Street Hospital on how to spend more time with their terminally ill baby.

WATCH: World News 07/27/17: Dad Surprises Son With Baseball Bat

Senate Republicans determined to pass 'skinny repeal'; New developments in murder-at-sea case

Hinds: We can't ignore the numbers behind concussion in sport

Convenient as it may be, the statistics behind concussion in sport are too chilling to be ignored any longer, writes Richard Hinds.

'We don't transmit orders via Twitter': US military transgender policy unchanged for now

The US military will continue to permit transgender individuals to serve openly until the Pentagon receives President Donald Trump's "direction" to change the policy and how to implement it, the US military's top officer says, as Pentagon officers express alarm over the Twitter announcement.

Charlie Gard to be moved to hospice to die as no agreement reached: British judge

Charlie Gard will spend his final hours in a hospice until the ventilator that keeps him alive is turned off, a British judge rules, after his parents failed to reach agreement with the Great Ormond Hospital on how to spend more time with their terminally ill baby.

Violence, alleged kidnapping attempt, confusion over winner at PNG's election

The final day of Papua New Guinea's election counting sees buildings burned, an alleged kidnapping attempt and a confusing declaration of two winners for one seat.

Life inside the 'temporary' refugee shelter that has become Jordan's fourth largest city

About 80,000 Syrians live here, and as far as refugee camps go, aid groups say it is the gold standard.

Celebrations in the streets as Israel removes Al Aqsa Mosque security measures

Palestinians celebrate after the Israeli government backs down and removes all new security measures outside the Al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem.

UK acid victims demand tougher penalties to stop rise in life-changing attacks

The United Kingdom has one of the worst records of acid attacks in the developed world, and it is thought many incidents go unreported.

'We will sue in a heartbeat': Rights groups condemn transgender troops ban

Human rights groups are threatening an immediate legal challenge if a proposal from US President Donald Trump to ban transgender forces from the military goes ahead.

Young men working less to play more video games, US study finds

Video games may be meeting the needs of younger men traditionally satisfied by meaningful work, researchers studying the labour market in the United States have found.

Scouts prepared for 'highly political' Trump speech, sent out guidelines

The Boy Scouts of America's boss says they gave "a lot of thought" to inviting Donald Trump to speak to 30,000 members and sent adult staff "stringent guidelines" about how to react to the US President's rhetoric.

One dead, more fighting for life after amusement park ride breaks apart

A swinging and spinning amusement park ride called the Fire Ball breaks apart on the opening day of a fair in Ohio, hurling people through the air, killing at least one and injuring seven others.

Last orca calf born in captivity at SeaWorld park dies

The last killer whale born in captivity under SeaWorld's controversial orca-breeding program dies at the US company's San Antonio park.

'You just opened a can of whoop-ass': Transgender troops return fire on Trump's ban

Donald Trump's decision to ban transgender people from serving in the US military is met with anger and defiance by current and former troops, with one saying he "would like to see them try" to kick him out and another daring the President to tell her she was not worthy to her face.

Emma McKeon claims more Aussie silver at world swimming titles

Emma McKeon falls just short of striking Australia's first gold at the world swimming championships in Budapest, finishing in a dead heat for second in the 200 metres freestyle.

Trump's transgender ban: What you need to know

US President Donald Trump announces he will not allow transgender individuals to serve in the United States military in any capacity. Here's what you need to know about the ban.

United Airlines sued over death of giant rabbit

A group of Iowa businessmen file a lawsuit against United Airlines over the death of a giant rabbit whose lifeless body was discovered in a kennel after a flight from London to Chicago.

Djokovic to miss rest of 2017 season due to elbow injury

This season will mark the first time since 2010 that Novak Djokovic will fail to win a major, after succumbing to an elbow injury.

12,000 flee bushfires as planes waterbomb French Riviera coast

Backed by planes dropping water and fire retardant, more than 1,000 firefighters battle bushfires on France's southern Cote d'Azur.

'What if it was your child?': Charlie Gard's parents lash out as judge orders baby can't die at home

A British judge gives the parents of the critically ill child until a deadline to finalise arrangements for his death with the hospital caring for him, failing which he will be transferred to a hospice where his ventilation tube will be removed.

Trump tweets ban on transgender troops in US military

Donald Trump says he will not allow transgender individuals to serve in the US military in any capacity, seemingly unwinding a landmark Pentagon policy and going back on his campaign vows to fight for the rights of trans people.

WATCH: World News 07/26/17: Trump Tweets Sweeping Ban of Transgender People From Serving in the Military

New TSA electronics policy announced; Family grateful to nursing aide for loving care provided to deceased mother

Thousands evacuated from tourist-heavy French Riviera as wildfires rage

French authorities evacuate thousands of tourists and local residents after a wildfire breaks out on France's Riviera coast.

Minneapolis police set stricter body camera rules after Justine Damond shooting

Minneapolis establish police body camera rules more than a week after officers failed to activate cameras during the fatal police shooting of Australian woman Justine Damond.

'What if it was your child?': Charlie Gard's parents lash out as judge orders baby cannot die at home

A British judge gives the parents of the critically ill child until noon on Thursday to finalise arrangements for his death with the hospital caring for him, failing which he would be transferred to a hospice where his ventilation tube would be removed.

Trump tweets ban on transgender troops

Donald Trump says he will not allow transgender individuals to serve in the US military in any capacity, seemingly unwinding a landmark Pentagon policy and going back on his campaign vows to fight for the rights of trans people.

Trump says transgender individuals can no longer serve in US military

Donald Trump says he will not allow transgender individuals to serve in the United States military in any capacity, seemingly unwinding landmark Pentagon policy just 12 months after a ban was lifted.

Moscow warns new US sanctions take ties into 'uncharted territory''

Russia warns new US sanctions against Moscow will take already battered ties to a new low, and that it is close to taking retaliatory measures of its own.

'Not a food for consumption': Bali Governor cracks down on dog meat trade

Bali's Governor has instructs government agencies to "order against the sale of dog meat" after shocking revelations of animal cruelty and dog meat being sold to tourists.

Indonesian investigator injured in acid attack rallies anti-corruption efforts

Novel Baswedan paid a high price for pursuing Indonesia's corrupt — returning home from dawn prayers one morning in April he was attacked with acid, causing severe damage to both his eyes.

Australian 'Solo Man' faces drugs charges in Cambodia

The Australian actor who played the "Solo Man" in the 1980s soft drink commercials is arrested in Cambodia on drug charges.

Manus Island refugees told to leave or be forced out by police

Residents have been warned that police will be brought in if they refuse to leave, but many fear for their safety at a so-called "transit centre".

New Russia sanctions have passed US House of Reps, but will Trump sign them?

The US House of Representatives has voted overwhelmingly to impose new sanctions on Russia and force Donald Trump to obtain politicians' permission before easing any sanctions, but the President is yet to decide whether to sign off or veto the measure.

Obamacare repeal bill fails in US Senate

A Republican plan to repeal and replace former US president Barack Obama's signature healthcare fails in the Senate, in the first of many expected votes this week.

Spanish border cop hurls barrier at knifeman

While several officers at a busy border crossing checkpoint were trying to reason with the knife-wielding assailant, another snuck up slowly behind the suspect with an unlikely weapon — a giant plastic barrier.

Baby of murdered NYC policeman born 3 years after his death

The widow of a New York City policeman who was murdered in 2014 gives birth to his daughter.

UK set to ban sales of petrol and diesel cars from 2040: reports

Britain's Government is set to ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars from 2040 when all vehicles must be fully electric as part of a plan to clean up air pollution, reports say.