ABC News : International (179)

Raging Bull boxing legend Jake LaMotta dies

Jake LaMotta, the brutish former boxing champion whose life of violence in and out of the ring was portrayed in the Martin Scorsese's iconic movie Raging Bull, dies at the age of 95.

'Ignorant, absurd and hateful': Iran's President slams Trump's UN address

Iran will "respond decisively" to any violation of the Iranian nuclear agreement, the country's President warns, while slamming US President Donald Trump's "ignorant, absurd and hateful rhetoric" about Iran being unfit to be heard at the United Nations.

Rescuers in harrowing school search as Mexico City earthquake toll hits 223

Rescue workers continue to dig through rubble through the morning in Mexico City, searching for dozens of children feared buried beneath a school among hundreds of buildings destroyed by the country's most lethal earthquake in decades.

Puerto Rico without power after Hurricane Maria, death toll rises to nine in Caribbean

Hurricane Maria, the strongest storm to hit Puerto Rico in 90 years, pummels the island, tearing off roofs and sending doors flying from hinges, as officials warned it would decimate infrastructure and communities.

Rescuers search rubble as dawn breaks in Mexico City; earthquake toll hits 217

Rescue workers continue to dig through rubble as dawn breaks in Mexico City, searching for dozens of children feared buried beneath a school among hundreds of buildings destroyed by the country's most lethal earthquake in decades.

Hurricane Maria makes landfall in Puerto Rico, death toll rises to nine in Caribbean

Hurricane Maria, one of the strongest hurricanes to ever hit Puerto Rico pummels the island, tearing off roofs and sending doors flying from hinges, as officials warned it would decimate infrastructure and communities.

Spanish police arrest Catalan officials in bid to halt independence referendum

Catalan President Carles Puigdemont says Madrid has effectively taken over his administration after Spanish police raided offices and arrested Catalan officials on Wednesday in the lead up to an illegal referendum on independence.

Russia unveils monument to Mikhail Kalashnikov, designer of iconic AK-47 rifle

Russia unveils a statue of Mikhail Kalashnikov, inventor of the AK-47 assault rifle that became by some estimates the most lethal weapon ever made and the best known Russian brand abroad.

UK police make more arrests in London tube attack investigation

British counter-terror police arrested two more people in relation to the London underground attack that left 30 people injured, bringing the total number to five.

Japan and South Korea applaud Trump for brazenness in UN speech

While some have criticised Donald Trump's speech to the United Nations last night, Japan and South Korea have today applauded the US President for his brazenness on the dilemma of a nuclear North Korea.

Queensland woman dies in Bali scooter crash

A 27-year-old Townsville woman who died in a scooter crash in Bali is remembered as a "determined, gentle spirit".

'I pity her': Myanmar market sellers react to Aung San Suu Kyi's speech

In Myanmar's capital Naypyidaw, sellers at a morning market give their opinions of Aung San Suu Kyi's speech in which she condemned all human rights violations and said anyone responsible for abuses in troubled Rakhine State would face the law.

November deadline set for Indonesia-Australia trade deal

The Australian and Indonesian trade ministers announce a November deadline to complete a bilateral trade deal, of which limited details have been made public.

Trump reverts to familiar formula in controversial UN debut

Just as US President Donald Trump rewrote the rules of acceptable language during the campaign, it was kind of weird to hear the President describe another leader as "depraved", while threatening to "totally destroy" North Korea, writes John Barron.

Firefighter suspended over racist Facebook post resigns

An Ohio man resigns as a volunteer firefighter amid anger over a Facebook post in which he indicated he would save a dog from a burning building before a black person.

Andrew Bogut joins NBA giant LA Lakers

Australian veteran Andrew Bogut signs with the decorated NBA franchise Los Angeles Lakers, six months after his career in the US appeared to be over.

Trump is bulldozing his own path to a more dangerous world for us all

Donald Trump isn't seeking approval from the international community. He's driving a wedge between the US and the world, writes Bruce Wolpe.

Watch the moment onlookers narrowly escape falling glass during Mexico quake

Incredible video emerges in the wake of Mexico's magnitude-7.1 quake, including CCTV footage capturing the moment onlookers in a shopping mall narrowly dodge falling panes of heavy glass, and rescuers celebrating after rescuing a dog from the rubble.

Military helicopter accidentally fires on spectators during war games

A missile accidentally fired by a Russian military attack helicopter during war games explodes near a crowd of spectators, reportedly injuring several people.

The full transcript of Trump's speech to UN General Assembly

Read the full transcript of Mr Trump's address to the UN General Assembly in New York, where he criticised North Korea, China, Iran and the UN itself.

Grenfell death toll may fall as people 'may have invented missing relatives'

The death toll from the terrifying Grenfell Tower fire could drop below the estimated figure of 80, with London police investigating cases where survivors may have falsely claimed they lost relatives in the fire.

Aussie Garfoot wins bronze at world road cycling championships

Australia's Katrin Garfoot adds another world road cycling championships medal to her collection after finishing third in the women's individual time trial in Bergen, Norway.

Bali locals urged to stay calm as volcano threatens to erupt

Seismic activity at the Mount Agung volcano increases significantly, sparking a high alert warning and evacuations around the popular hiking spot.

Here's everyone Trump blasted in his debut at the UN

The UN General Assembly sits through 41 minutes of unfiltered, blunt messaging from Donald Trump, with North Korea, China, "loser terrorists" and the Iran nuclear deal in the US President's firing line.

Rohingya refugees condemn Aung San Suu Kyi's 'impossible' promise

Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh say a vow by Myanmar's de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi to allow their repatriation is meaningless, as they're being asked to meet impossible criteria.

Children killed in school collapse among more than 200 dead in Mexico quake

Rescuers are continuing to search through the destroyed remains of a Mexican school, where 22 students have perished and dozens more are missing, as the country reels from its most lethal earthquake in a generation.

Chester Bennington's wife shares family video showing 'what depression looked like to us'

A video showing the late Linkin Park frontman laughing with his family hours before he took his own life serves as a reminder that depression is not always obvious.

Trump warns US will 'totally destroy' North Korea and its 'rocket man' leader if threatened

Donald Trump issues a stark warning that the United States will be forced to "totally destroy" North Korea unless it backs down from its weapons program, while mocking Pyongyang leader Kim Jong-un as a "rocket man on a suicide mission".

Dozens of Manus, Nauru refugees told they'll be resettled in the US

More than 50 refugees in Australia's offshore detention centres will today be told they have been granted resettlement in the United States. One of them, a Rohingya refugee, says the news has given him hope of a safe new life.

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More than 200 dead after 7.1 magnitude earthquake strikes Mexico

The earthquake caused extensive damage to Mexico City.

46 dead, many trapped as powerful earthquake hits Mexico

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake hits Mexico, killing at least 46 people and trapping an unknown number of others beneath the rubble of collapsed buildings.

Chester Bennington's suicide a reminder 'depression doesn't have a face or mood'

A video showing late Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington laughing with his family hours before taking his own life is a reminder depression is not always obvious.

Indonesian court orders Australia into mediation over detained children

The Central Jakarta District Court orders the Australian Government enter mediation in a case involving 115 Indonesians who allege they were under the age of 18 when they were convicted of people smuggling and jailed in adult prisons across Australia.

Trump to UN: United States will 'totally destroy' North Korea if threatened

Donald Trump issues a stark warning that the United States will be forced to "totally destroy" North Korea unless it backs down from its weapons program, while mocking Pyongyang leader Kim Jong-un as a "rocket man on a suicide mission".

Manus and Nauru refugees to be approved for US resettlement

The ABC understands 54 refugees on Manus Island and Nauru will be told today they have been granted resettlement in the United States and are expected to arrive by the end of the month.

Hurricane Maria causes 'mind boggling' damage in Dominica, barrels toward Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria, the second major storm to hit the Caribbean this month, pushes towards the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico after ripping through Dominica causing "mind boggling damage".

Manus and Nauru refugees to be approved for US resettlement

The ABC understands about 50 refugees on Manus Island and Nauru will be told today they have been granted resettlement in the United States and are expected to arrive by the end of the month.

Hurricane Maria pummels Dominica, barrels toward US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria, the second major storm to hit the Caribbean this month, creeps towards the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico after ripping through Dominica causing widespread devastation.

Stanislav Petrov, who saved the world from nuclear war, dies at 77

Stanislav Petrov, the Soviet officer credited with saving the world from nuclear disaster during the Cold War in 1983, has died in Moscow aged 77.

Was Aung San Suu Kyi's speech too little, too late?

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi may be a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, but her address to the nation was more the speech of a politician, writes Anne Barker.

Cyclist breaks record completing round the world trip in 79 days

British endurance cyclist Mark Beaumont smashes the Guinness World Record for the fastest circumnavigation of the planet on a bicycle.

'What sort of future are we creating?': Photographer shares photo he wished didn't exist

The photographer behind a compelling image of a tiny seahorse gripping a cotton bud in Indonesia says he hopes the photo will "affect people's lives and create a change".

Aung San Suu Kyi condemns all rights violations in Myanmar

In her first address since a military crackdown that has seen more than 410,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing into Bangladesh, Myanmar's leader says the country does not fear international scrutiny and is "committed to the restoration of peace and stability".

Australian woman dies while swimming at Phuket beach

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is assisting the family of an Australian woman who died in Thailand.

'The winds are merciless!' Dominica's PM rescued as Hurricane Maria makes landfall

Dominica's Prime Minister captures the fury of Hurricane Maria's landfall in a series of Facebook posts, as the storm brings widespread devastation to the small Caribbean island.

Is it odd that Sharapova still won't answer a basic question about meldonium?

She's back on the global tennis circuit and looking to move on, but Maria Sharapova refuses to say how she has replaced banned substance meldonium in her personal supplements regime.

Bali on alert amid fears volcano will erupt

Indonesia's emergency agency has expanded the evacuation area around a volcano that killed 1,100 people in 1963 amid fears it could erupt again.

Sean Spicer dismisses fury over surprise Emmys appearance

Not everyone was laughing at the former White House press secretary's Emmys appearance, with some saying it excused "unethical, racist and sexist" behaviour. But Sean Spicer says people are "reading too much into this".

Trump envisages Bastille Day-style military parade for US

US President Donald Trump says he is considering plans for a July 4 parade, similar to France's Bastille Day celebration, showcasing US military might along Pennsylvania Avenue.