Stuff : International (222)

Teenager who planned, videotaped friend's 'awesome' suicide to face murder trial

Weeks before her death, US 16-year-old Jchandra Brown confided in her friend, Tyerell Przybycien, that she wanted to kill herself.

US threats of war with North Korea 'dangerous, short-sighted', says Hillary Clinton

Former US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says "cavalier" threats to start war on the Korean peninsula are "dangerous and short-sighted", urging the United States to get all parties to the negotiating table.

Man jailed for five years after filming gang rape of 'scared' teen at party

A man who filmed the "revolting" gang rape of a semi-conscious, intellectually impaired 16-year-old girl in Australia has been sentenced to at least five years in prison.

No tsunami threat after magnitude-6.4 earthquake strikes off Tonga

A magnitude-6.4 earthquake has struck off the east coast of the Pacific island of Tonga on Wednesday, the US Geological Survey says.

Donald Trump and the new politics of honouring war dead

After her son died in an armoured vehicle rollover in Syria while serving in the US Army in May, Sheila Murphy says, she got no call or letter from US President Donald Trump, even as she waited months for his condolences, wrote to him to say "some days I don't want to live", and still heard ...

American hostage rescued from Afghanistan rushed to hospital

An American woman who was rescued with her family last week by Pakistani troops has been rushed to hospital, her husband said.

A month after Hurricane Maria, the clean-up continues

Inside the shell of her house, nine-year-old Jacey Anselm hugs Sassy tightly.

Six fishermen missing of the coast of Australia

 Appalling weather is hampering the search for six fishermen feared drowned off Australia's Queensland coast as their families pray for a miracle.

Beyond the orbit of Neptune, a dwarf planet is found to have a ring

There may be more ringed objects in the outer solar system than anyone knew.

China's space lab will soon crash to Earth and no one knows where it will hit

Sometime within the next few months, the heavens will come crashing down.

Chinese President Xi Jingping opens Communist Party congress

Chinese President Xi Jinping has been opening a critical Communist Party congress, where he is expected to cement his authority with a closely watched address signalling how he intends to put that power to use during a second five-year term.

A month after Hurricane Maria, the cleanup continues

Inside the shell of her house, nine-year-old Jacey Anselm hugs Sassy tightly.

Trump boasts about calling families of slain soldiers, says other presidents didn't

US President Donald Trump has pulled bereaved military families into a painful political fight of his own making, going so far as to cite the death of his chief of staff's son in Afghanistan to question whether Barack Obama and other presidents did enough to honour the military dead.

Residents see cows wash away in Queensland flood

 Residents are leaving properties as floodwaters begin to rise in parts of central Queensland due to major rainfall.

Wooden canoe found in Florida could date back to 1600s

Florida researchers may be closer to figuring out the mysterious origin of an old canoe that surfaced after Hurricane Irma.

'Czech Trump' Andrej Babis poised to deliver latest blow to EU order

Europe's year of political upheaval isn't over. In the Czech republic, a charismatic, controversial billionaire dubbed the 'Czech Berlusconi' – and more recently the 'Czech Trump' – is poised to take power.

US Senate Democrats vow to fight drilling in Alaska reserve

A fight is brewing to ensure one of earth's remaining paradises located in America remains unsullied.

Catalans vow to resist after Spain court rules vote illegal

Spain's top court has ruled a recent independence referendum in Catalonia was unconstitutional, adding legal weight to the government's efforts to block an attempt by the wealthy region's leaders to break away from the rest of the country.

Australian teen arrested for allegedly driving fake emergency services truck

​A teenager has been arrested for allegedly terrorising Australian motorists in a fake emergency services truck he modified himself. 

The gruesome nerve agent assassination of Kim Jong Un's brother

On the morning of February 13, a pudgy, balding, middle-aged man approached a self-check-in kiosk in a terminal of Malaysia's Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

Trump vows retribution against McCain: 'It won't be pretty'

​US President Donald Trump has promised retribution against Senator John McCain, for his opposition to several GOP health-care plans and his comments implicitly criticising Trump's views and leadership.

New Zealand Rebels gang boss Aaron 'AJ' Graham kicked out of Australia

The New Zealand Rebels motorcycle outlaw gang boss Aaron "AJ" Graham is the latest bikie to be kicked out of Australia after a new law was pushed through targeting organised crime figures. 

Ancient Egypt's rulers mishandled climate disasters. Then the people revolted

The leaders of ancient Egypt knew a thing or two about natural disasters.

Jesus Campos, Vegas security guard shot before rampage, appears to have vanished

The story seemed straightforward: The unarmed security guard approached Stephen Paddock's room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, distracting the gunman and potentially saving lives.

Judge in Hawaii blocks latest version of Trump's travel ban

A judge in Hawaii has blocked the Trump administration from enforcing its latest travel ban in the US, just hours before it was set to take effect.

Anne Frank Halloween costume triggers outrage in US

The costume, a blue button-up dress, is accessorised with a green beret and a brown shoulder bag.

Taliban launch wave of attacks in Afghanistan, killing 74

The Taliban unleashed a wave of attacks across Afghanistan, targeting police compounds and government facilities with suicide bombers and killing at least 74 people, officials say.

William and Kate expecting third child next April

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge say their third child will be due in April.

At least six killed in Turkey coal mine collapse

Turkish media reports say a coal mine has collapsed in southeast Turkey, killing at least six miners.

US mother accused of killing her children in a hot oven

A US mother has been charged with murder after authorities say it appears she put two of her young sons in an oven and turned it on.

Ophelia hits Scotland and England, after leaving 3 dead

Storm Ophelia has moved on to Scotland and northern England, after leaving three people dead and hundreds of thousands without power in Ireland.

Four-month-old baby fighting for life after knife attack, grandmother charged

A retired Queensland, Australia schoolteacher has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly slashing her sleeping baby grandson's face repeatedly with a large knife.

Islamic State defeated in Raqqa, its Syrian capital

 

Ex-hostage freed in Afghanistan didn't believe Donald Trump was president

A man held hostage for half a decade in Afghanistan has revealed his disbelief over Donald Trump's presidency.

Four killed in Turkey coal mine collapse

Turkish media reports say a coal mine has collapsed in southeast Turkey, killing at least four miners.

Big and brilliant: complex behavior of whales and dolphins tied to brain size

Whales and dolphins  are among the brainiest of beings. In terms of sheer brain size, the sperm whale is tops on Earth, with a brain six times larger than that of a person.

Australian police 'confident' human remains in croc that of missing grandmother

Australian authorities are "very confident" the human remains and personal belongings found inside a 4.3 metre crocodile in far north Queensland belong to a grandmother who disappeared a week ago.

More than two-thirds of Australians cast vote in marriage equality survey

More than two-thirds of Australians have cast their votes in the same-sex marriage postal survey.

Apocalypse wow: Tropical Storm Ophelia turns UK and Ireland sky red

Red sky and a reddish-looking sun have reported across the UK and Ireland as tropical storm whips up dust from the Sahara. 

American soldier Bowe Bergdahl could be jailed for life

An American army sergeant who pleaded guilty to charges of endangering comrades in Afghanistan could be sentenced to prison for life.

Why I thought twice before saying #MeToo

OPINION: When women and some men started sharing their stories of sexual harassment and assault on social media using the hashtag #MeToo, it almost didn't occur to me to join in.

UK academic blackmailed victims into sending horrific abuse images

A British academic who blackmailed victims into sending him depraved images which he shared on dark web forums dedicated to torture, sadism and paedophilia has admitted 137 offences.

The Raj Pink diamond could fetch $41 million at auction

The largest known fancy intense pink diamond in the world is set to go under the hammer - and it could sell for up to $41 million .

France to impose on-the-spot sexual harassment fines

Men who wolf whistle or are aggressively lecherous towards women on French streets face fines under a new sexism and sexual abuse law to be passed next year, the government confirmed yesterday .

US politician says aliens took her on a spaceship. Now she's running for Congress

​Florida has a US senator who once flew aboard the Space Shuttle.

Sydney's 175th birthday: Tackling the horse manure mountain and pungent smells

Graphic details of some of the most odious and forgotten jobs in Sydney's past have emerged as the City of Sydney today announces details of a celebration of the 175th anniversary of its inauguration.

Donald Trump mocks Mike Pence: 'He wants to hang all gay people'

During a discussion about LGBT rights, US President Donald Trump joked his vice president wanted to "hang all gay people".

Three dead as Tropical Storm Ophelia batters Ireland

At least three people are dead, planes grounded, and power outages widespread as the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia slams into Ireland with wind gusts of up to 130kmh.

Wildfires kill at least 39 in Portugal and Spain

At least 36 people are dead as wildfires rage through parched farmlands and forests in Portugal and another three in neighbouring northwestern Spain.

Julian Assange hits back at Hillary Clinton's claim he is a Russian 'tool'

Julian Assange has hit back at Hillary Clinton over her claim on Four Corners that he was "a nihilistic opportunist" and "a tool of Russian intelligence".