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Israel strikes arms depot near Damascus airport in Syria - sources

Israel struck an arms supply hub operated by the Lebanese group Hezbollah near Damascus airport, targeting weapons sent from Iran via commercial and military cargo planes, Syrian rebel and regional intelligence sources said.

Australian woman dies after Bali scooter crash

A 29-year-old Australian woman has been found dead in Bali after a motor scooter accident.

Large explosion rocks Syrian capital

A large explosion rocked the Syrian capital early Thursday, followed by a fire near the Damascus airport, Syrian opposition activists and a monitor said. The explosion was heard across the capital, jolting residents awake, the head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights Rami Abdurrahman said. He ...

Woman rescued after climbing on giant construction crane in Toronto

A woman who climbed to the end of a construction crane pulley in downtown Toronto, Canada, has been rescued, then arrested, and could face mischief charges, authorities said.

China and Europe in talks to create 'moon village'

It's been many years since man was last on the moon, but humans may return - for a much longer stay - if talks between China and Europe go well.

White House briefs US senators on 'very grave threat' from North Korea

​The Trump administration is ratcheting up its campaign against North Korea, summoning all 100 US senators to the White House.

Far-right French leader Marine Le Pen pulling from Donald Trump playbook to win election

With a tense battle for the future of France underway ahead of a presidential runoff election next month, the far-right insurgent Marine Le Pen is pulling a page from the same improbable victory playbook as US President Donald Trump: by encouraging her opponents to stay home.

Trekker found alive after 47 days missing on Nepal mountain

A Taiwanese man who was missing on a mountain in Nepal for 47 days has been found alive, but his girlfriend had died just three days before they were discovered.

Death sentence for sniper attack which killed a US state trooper

A survivalist convicted of killing a Pennsylvania, USA state trooper in a 2014 sniper attack that launched a massive manhunt has been sentenced to death.

This breastfeeding mum caused a stir in church

US mum Annie Peguero was trying to soothe her agitated 19-month-old baby in church on Sunday, when she did what she often does - she nursed her. But her efforts to calm her daughter caused a stir in the sanctuary of Summit Church in Springfield, Virginia.

Runaway tyre smashes into pharmacy injuring two men

Three men have been fortunate to escape serious injury after a loose tyre bounced through the door of a pharmacy in Turkey.

Feldman: US Dept promotion of Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago belongs in impeachment file

OPINION: What did the US President know about the Mar-a-Lago ad that appeared on official government websites? And when did he know it?

'Dead' woman revived an hour later by police officers

A French woman has reportedly been brought back to life by police, an hour after paramedics declared her dead.

Congress scrambles to wrap up deal averting US government shutdown

The US Congress moved closer to a deal to avoid a government shutdown at the stroke of midnight on Friday, as negotiators worked to clear away remaining disputes in a massive spending bill.

Nasa's spacewalking suits in short supply

Nasa's spacewalking suits are in short supply, and a replacement is still years away despite the nearly US$200 million spent on new technology, the space agency's inspector general says.

Surfers caught unaware as shark drops in on drone video off Australia

An Australian drone operator has told of his urgent efforts to raise the alarm after a shark made an unexpected appearance in his video, coming disturbingly close to unsuspecting surfers

The US office tasked with helping victims of crime committed by immigrants

Stymied on his top immigration initiatives, US President Donald Trump is making good on one plan that critics denounce as fearmongering and misleading: Opening an office for victims of crimes committed by immigrants.

Overnight update: Call to charge president, more trouble for Fox and renowned director dies

What news did you miss overnight? Check out Stuff's morning update video to catch up on the main headlines.

This 508-million-year-old sea predator had a remarkable mouth

Half a billion years ago, a large creature named Tokummia katalepsis hunted prey along the ocean floor. Perhaps the sand worms knew to flee from the ominous shadow of Tokummia - massive for its time at almost 10cm long.

Texas mayor blasted after she says lack of faith in God causes poverty

A few weeks ago, the World Bank updated its analysis of Global Extreme Poverty, dozens of chapters dedicated to exploring, in minute detail, the many complex and intersecting reasons as to why people are poor.

Donald Trump's travel ban plays into the hands of extremists - David Cameron

Donald Trump's attempts to prevent citizens of six predominantly Muslim nations from entering the US is helping the cause of extremists, former British Prime Minister David Cameron has declared.

Mar-a-Lago article not reviewed before publication on government site

​An article about US President Donald Trump's private Mar-a-Lago Club was not reviewed for ethics or conflict-of-interest issues before it was published this month on a government website, State Department spokesman Mark Toner said Tuesday.

Charge Rodrigo Duterte with mass murder, lawyer tells The Hague

A blackened body lies unidentified on a slab in a Manila funeral home, one of thousands of suspected extra-judicial killings, or EJKs, as they have become known in Philippine President Rodrigo ​Duterte's war on drugs.

Australian family reunited with dog missing for four years

It was October 2013 during a regular walk in the bush for a Queensland, Australia family that their dog, Sammy, disappeared.

Man attacks mountain bikers with pole, chases them with chainsaw in Australian mountains

A man has allegedly attacked mountain bike riders with a pole, before chasing them with a running chainsaw in a frightening ordeal in the Dandenong Ranges in Victoria, Australia.

Baby humpbacks whales 'whisper' to their mothers

Baby humpback whales "whisper" to their mothers to avoid attracting unwanted attention from predators and marauding males, scientists studying whale behaviour in Western Australia have discovered.

Chinese court sentences US citizen to jail for espionage

A Chinese court has sentenced a US citizen to three years, six months in prison for espionage but then ordered she be deported, her lawyer says.

White House scurries as President Trump's 100-day mark nears

The final frenzy at the White House began on Monday, with a private reception for conservative news publications, a tariff on softwood lumber imports from Canada and the late-night debut of a website highlighting President Donald Trump's "First 100 Days" achievements.

Whoever wins France's presidency will still face a big challenge: Governing

ANALYSIS: As two political outsiders battle to become France's president ahead of a runoff next month, each is looking ahead to a biting reality: If they want to pass laws, they need lawmakers on their side.

US military begins moving THAAD missile defence to South Korea site

The US military has started moving parts of the controversial THAAD anti-missile defence system into a planned deployment site in South Korea, amid high tensions over North Korea's missile and nuclear programmes.

Madeleine McCann case may never be solved, police admit

Almost a decade after three-year-old Madeleine McCann vanished, UK police are still following critical lines of inquiry but say they might never solve the case.

Elizabeth Thomas' abduction made her a different child. Her family isn't sure how to help her

Elizabeth Thomas has said little to her family about the 38 days she spent on the run with her former high school teacher, a man accused of "brainwashing" the teenage girl and then taking her across nine states in the US.

Malcolm Turnbull to hold first meeting with President Donald Trump in New York

Their phone call didn't go well. Now they'll meet face-to-face.

The saga of a YouTube family who pulled disturbing pranks on their own kids

Heather Martin, aka "MommyOFive", is screaming.

Former Trump adviser Michael Flynn's secret ties 'likely' broke the law

Donald Trump's former National Security Adviser may have violated US law.

Another Trump order blocked by judge - this time it's sanctuary city money

A federal judge in San Francisco has blocked a Trump administration order to withhold funding from communities that don't fully co-operate with US immigration authorities.

Fighting for every vote, British PM Theresa May takes on 'separatists'

Despite her runaway lead in opinion polls, Prime Minister Theresa May said she would fight for every vote in an election she hopes will strengthen her in Brexit talks with the EU and help her prevent the break-up of the United Kingdom.

Ivanka Trump jeered after defending father at women's panel discussion in Germany

Ivanka Trump pledged to push for "incremental, positive change" for women in the US economy and defended her father's attitudes toward women as she made her first international outing as a White House adviser.

Trump signals shift on wall funding to avert government shutdown

President Donald Trump has signalled he may be willing to wait a little longer to secure federal funding for his controversial border wall, a shift that could make it possible for Congress to finish work on spending legislation in time to avoid a government shutdown.

Bullying keeps youth suicides high in Japan

Schoolyard bullying has long bedevilled Japan where some students have taken their own lives after being harassed in person or online through emails, text messages and blogs.

NSA newsletter reveals 'critical gaps' in intelligence during '04 North Korea drill

Newly released documents sourced from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden reveal details of the intelligence community's planning for large-scale evacuations and the response to a North Korea attack.

North Korea conducts massive artillery drill on military anniversary

North Korea has staged its largest live artillery "bombardment", involving 400 long-range cannons, in the eastern town of Wonsan under the watch of leader Kim Jong-un.

Gallipoli dead remembered on 102nd anniversary of WWI battle

NZ Justice Minister Amy Adams and Australia's foreign minister have joined hundreds of people on the former battlefields of the World War I Battle of Gallipoli, to remember those killed there.

US President Donald Trump facing government shut-down amid federal funding feud

A stoush over funding for the United States' federal government may see it shut down at the end of this week, unless lawmakers can come to an agreement.

UK woman attacked by shark near Ascension Island saved after husband punched it

A UK woman has been saved when her husband punched a shark that attacked her off a remote island in the South Atlantic. 

Russians who hacked Clinton campaign also targeted French candidate Macron

Hackers linked to the same Russian military unit that hacked Democratic computers in the United States during last year's election also have sought to penetrate the networks of a leading candidate in France's presidential elections, a leading cybersecurity firm says.

Arkansas puts first killer to death, while judge halts second in planned double execution

An Arkansas murderer was put to death on Monday and the state's top court and the US Supreme Court denied last-minute appeals from a second killer, clearing the way for Arkansas to become the first US state since 2000 to carry out multiple executions on the same day.

Chile 6.9 earthquake prompts evacuations in Valparaiso, near Santiago

An earthquake of magnitude 6.9 has struck off the coast of Chile, rocking the capital Santiago and generating at least two significant aftershocks.

After years of hiding their relationship, Brigitte and Emmanuel Macron enter the political stage together

When French voters are asked to describe the centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron, age appears to be a defining characteristic in several ways. The 39-year-old Macron could become the youngest contemporary French president. He would also be accompanied into the Élysée Palace by his ...

Hoax call to New Zealand Jewish centre tipped off authorities to alleged Israeli hacker

A teenager has appeared in court in Israel charged with threatening to blow up Jewish institutions and schools in New Zealand and around the world.