ABC News : International (182)

Pike River families 'stoked' as dropping of charges ruled 'unlawful'

Seven years after 29 men were killed in the Pike River mining disaster, New Zealand's Supreme Court rules a deal which saw charges against the mine's former CEO dropped was unlawful.

Push for contraception, even sterilisation, as Bangladesh struggles with Rohingya influx

As aid agencies struggle to care for the hundreds of thousands of displaced Rohingya Muslims in southern Bangladesh, they're trying to convince the refugees to stop having more children.

Could Charles Manson's body end up in an anatomy lab?

If no-one claims the remains of cult leader and killer Charles Manson, it's unclear what will happen to his body. Will it find an anonymous California grave or face dissection in an anatomy lab?

Flat Earth believer plans flight in homemade rocket

US limousine driver Mike Hughes, who doesn't believe in science, expects to hurtle 550 metres over a ghost town in a steam-powered rocket this weekend.

Marijuana cannon seized on Mexico-US border

A home-made cannon, along with cartridges, chargers and more than 800 kilograms of marijuana is seized by authorities in the Mexican border town of Agua Prieta.

PNG police move in to Manus Island detention centre

Papua New Guinea police move into the Manus Island detention centre to try to end a three-week stand-off with protesting asylum seekers and refugees.

US Olympic gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar pleads guilty to sexual assault

The former doctor has pleaded guilty to multiple charges of sexual assault against seven girls and faces at least 25 years in prison.

Dad called his son to their deaths: Now a grieving mother sees justice in the Mladic verdict

It's the last known evidence of Saliha Osmanovic's husband alive — a chilling video of him telling their son to come out of hiding and not be afraid. They were murdered soon after.

Reopening Yemen main port won't avert famine, rights groups say

Reopening Yemen's main port by Saudi Arabia is insufficient to avert famine unless all restrictions are lifted and commercial goods allowed in, aid groups say.

Mladic conviction caps decades of grief for Srebrenica's survivors

For Saliha Osmanovic, Ratko Mladic's guilty verdict has been a long time coming. The Bosnian Serb death squads that operated under Mladic's command wiped out her whole family, but she says nothing will heal the "wound on my heart".

Lebanon's Prime Minister puts resignation on hold

Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri announces he is putting his resignation on hold to give way for more consultations, nearly three weeks after he unexpectedly announced he was stepping down.

Zimbabwe's incoming leader heralds new era to cheering crowds

Zimbabwe's incoming leader Emmerson Mnangagwa arrives back in Harare, declaring to cheering crowds the country is "witnessing the beginning of a new democracy".

US calls Myanmar operation against Rohingya 'ethnic cleansing'

The United States labels the Myanmar military operation against the Rohingya population "ethnic cleansing", and threatens targeted sanctions against those responsible for what it describes as "horrendous atrocities".

'Butcher of Bosnia' Ratko Mladic found guilty of genocide

A UN court convicts former Bosnian Serb army commander Ratko Mladic of genocide and crimes against humanity, and sentences him to life in prison for atrocities perpetrated during Bosnia's 1992-1995 war.

Indian Army sets world record — with 58 men stacked on a motorbike

Dressed in the saffron, white and green of the Indian flag, 58 soldiers break the world record riding on a single motorbike all at the same time.

'Butcher of Bosnia' Ratoko Mladic found guilty of genocide

A UN court convicts former Bosnian Serb army commander Ratko Mladic of genocide and crimes against humanity, and sentences him to life in prison for atrocities perpetrated during Bosnia's 1992-1995 war.

Indian Army crashes world record — with 58 men stacked on a motorbike

Dressed in the saffron, white and green of the Indian flag, 58 soldiers break the world record riding on a single motorbike all at the same time.

US Navy aircraft with 11 aboard crashes into Pacific

A US navy aircraft carrying 11 crew and passengers has crashed into the Pacific Ocean while en route to the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan, the Navy says.

Thai army returns teen cadet's body — without its heart, brain and other organs

The family of an 18-year-old Thai army cadet demand answers after his suspicious death, and his body was returned without its vital organs. The army said Pakapong Tanyakan died of a sudden heart attack, but did not release details.

Pixar chief takes leave after 'missteps' with employees

The boisterous, Hawaiian shirt-wearing personality behind some of the most beloved children's films of the past 30 years, like Toy Story, is the latest entertainment titan to be exposed for claims of sexual harassment and inappropriate conduct in the workplace.

Meth-laden kiss leads to prisoner's death, girlfriend sentenced to two years

A woman is given a two-year sentence after a ploy to smuggle drugs into prison via a kiss led to her boyfriend's death in the US.

Zimbabwe has been here before. This time its new leader must let it embrace its potential

While Zimbabwe is overcome with euphoria at the end of the Mugabe era, that is tempered with caution. To break the country's poverty spiral, the new leadership need to put aside self-interest and look to the future, writes Andrew Geoghegan.

Hunt for missing sub entering 'critical' phase as air supplies run low

A US aircraft searching for a missing Argentine submarine with 44 crew members spots white flares, but it is unlikely they were from the sub lost for six days in the South Atlantic.

Video shows North Korean defector shot five times in desperate escape

Dramatic video shows a North Korean defector's desperate dash for freedom, where he is shot at least five times. He has just regained consciousness in a South Korean hospital.

Trump set to get his wish with net neutrality to be axed

Donald Trump wasn't happy when net neutrality was enshrined in law. Now it looks likely to be repealed, what does it mean for the future of the internet?

Zimbabwe's military is looking after its own interests — not democracy

Contrary to popular sentiment that the coup in Zimbabwe would usher in a new era of democracy, the military intervention is much more about a succession crisis in the ruling ZANU-PF party.

Sacha Baron Cohen offers to pay Borat mankini fines

The actor offers to pay the fines of six Czech tourists who were arrested in Kazakhstan for wearing a Borat-style mankini in public.

Sumo world rocked by bar brawl scandal and cover-up

A senior wrestler allegedly hit a junior wrestler over the head with a beer bottle in a bar for showing a lack of respect, but witnesses are changing their stories to protect their superiors.

Trump discounts sexual assault accusations against Roy Moore

Donald Trump urges voters not to support Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore's rival, pointing to his denial of allegations from multiple women that he sexually assaulted or molested them as teenagers.

A massive hack exposed 57 million Uber accounts and Uber didn't tell anyone

Two people downloaded the data of 57 million Uber users and the company paid them more than $100,000 to delete it. Now the CEO says the company did not disclose the breach.

John Lennon's stolen diaries, glasses found in Berlin

John Lennon's glasses and a diary which ends on the day he was shot dead have turned up in Berlin after being stolen from his widow Yoko Ono in 2006.

US TV anchor Charlie Rose sacked over allegations of unwanted sexual advances

The latest allegation of sexual assault in the United States is prominent US television host Charlie Rose, who has been sacked after eight women accused the network anchor of unwanted sexual advances.

Russia confirms spike in radioactivity over the Urals, denies nuclear accident

Russia admits it recorded "extremely high contamination" of ruthenium-106 in a cloud over the Ural Mountains but insists it poses no health risks.

Mugabe: From political prisoner and freedom fighter to cartoonish modern dictator

Robert Mugabe claimed to be the father of Zimbabwe, but by the time of his resignation he had become a cartoonish figure of the stereotypical African dictator. He leaves behind a once-capable nation on the brink of ruin and a people scarred by years of poverty and torture.

Here's the next president of Zimbabwe. You can call him 'The Crocodile'

Emmerson Mnangagwa is the man preparing to take over as president of Zimbabwe. He's 75 years old, shared a cell with Robert Mugabe and is known to be an enforcer. This is the man they call "The Crocodile".

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Charlie Rose fired from CBS; New details on the fallen Border Patrol agent

Game of Thrones hacker charged by US prosecutors

US prosecutors charge an Iranian national with hacking into cable TV network HBO and stealing episodes and plot summaries for unaired programs including Game of Thrones, then threatening to release the data unless he is paid almost $8 million.

Global banking system 'not safe', former BoE governor says

Not enough has been done since the global financial crisis to ensure banks won't collapse if the economy or markets go pear-shaped, former Bank of England governor Lord Mervyn King says.

Mass celebrations as Robert Mugabe resigns as president of Zimbabwe

Wild celebrations break out on the streets of Zimbabwe as Robert Mugabe resigns as president, ending 37 years of rule by a man who turned from independence hero to archetypal African strongman.

Zimbabwe's Parliament begins impeachment process against Mugabe

A motion is presented to Zimbabwe's Parliament to begin the impeachment process against President Robert Mugabe that looks set to bring his 37-year domination of the country to an end.

Bali's Mt Agung volcano erupting but alert level remains unchanged

Bali's Mt Agung volcano begins erupting with an ash cloud rising 800 metres above the summit, but authorities say the eruption is small so far and locals are being urged to remain calm.

Myanmar keeping Rohingyas 'in dehumanising system of apartheid', Amnesty says

Myanmar's policies that restrict ethnic Rohingyas from travelling, visiting a hospital or going to school are slammed in a new report from Amnesty International, which describes it as a system designed to make the minority's "lives as hopeless and humiliating as possible".

Bali's Mt Agung volcano erupting but alert level remains unchanged

Bali's Mt Agung volcano begins erupting with an ash cloud rising 700 metres above the summit, but authorities say the eruption is small so far and locals are being urged to remain calm.

At least 50 killed in Nigeria suicide bombing

Police in north-eastern Nigeria say at least 50 people are dead after a teenage bomber detonated his explosives as he mingled among worshippers at a mosque in Adamawa state.

Video shows fox hunter whipping activist in violent clash

A huntswoman and an anti-hunting activist are filmed in a vicious clash that sees the fox hunter whipping the saboteur with her riding crop.

US Justice Department sues to block AT&T-Time Warner merger

The US Justice Department is suing AT&T to stop its $US85 billion purchase of Time Warner, with its antitrust chief saying a merger will hike television bills and hamper innovation, particularly in online television service.

First ladies who live in the lap of luxury

As Robert Mugabe's reign over Zimbabwe draws to a close, attention has turned to the role his wife — known for her extravagant spending — has played in his plunging popularity. But she's not the only wife of a world leader living large while their countrymen live in poverty.

'Enough is enough': Journalist calls out councillor over 'sexual joke'

New Zealand journalist Angela Cuming takes a local councillor to task after he sends her a "grossly inappropriate joke" and then attempts to apologise for what he describes as a "silly" photo sent to a mate.

Trump ends protections for Haitians in the US

The Trump administration will end a temporary residency program in July 2019, that was offered to about 59,000 Haitian immigrants after a devastating 2010 earthquake.

One dead, dozens injured in cosmetics factory explosions

A man is killed and dozens of other workers and firefighters are injured in two explosions and a fire at a New York cosmetics factory, which has been cited for nine occupational safety violations this year.