Bali executions 'not this week'

HOPE LOST: Bali nine pair Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran will face the firing squad 'soon.'

Indonesian president Joko Widodo say 10 drug felons, including Bali nine ringleaders 'will be soon.'

Meth-filled soda bust

SODA POPPED: Methamphetamine hidden in soft drink and cocaine were seized in the $160m bust.

Australian authorities seize meth-filled lemonade bottles worth $160m.

US ambassador slashed

UNPROVOKED: US Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert after being slashed in the face by an unidentified assailant.

US ambassador to South Korea hospitalised by activist who once set himself on fire.

Putin deflects condemnation

TEFLON: Russian President Vladimir Putin has whipped the country into a patriotic fervour with Ukraine conflict.

Russian president Vladimir Putin's resilience is concerning liberal opponents.

Spies target Pacific

AIRWAY SPIES: US whistleblower Edward Snowden's document release shows widespread mobile phone spying across the South Pacific.

Mobile phone networks across the South Pacific and Indonesia targeted by Aussie spies.

Ad Feedback
australia

Royal radio prank 'broke law'

ROYAL PRANK: 2Day FM presenters Mel Greig and Michael Christian.

Australia's High Court has backed up broadcasting watchdog's finding on 2Day FM's royal prank call.

When redback spiders fight snakes video

They said it rarely happened, but redback spider versus snake duels have been captured in Australia - twice.

Govt appeals sexting mum's punishment

3 killed in Queensland shooting

americas

US hit by huge storm

SNOW BLIND: A man shovels snow off the footpath in New York City.

4:17 PM  America's nasty winter weather continues with a storm battering the entire east coast.

Bomber 'swayed by brother'

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was anti-American terrorist with 'murder in his heart' say prosecutors

WAR RAVAGED: An American high school student is accused of helping get a man to war-torn Syria to join Islamic State.

Teen 'helped man join Islamic State'

A US student is in custody accused of helping a man get to Syria to fight with Islamic State.

europe

Putin deflects condemnation

TEFLON: Russian President Vladimir Putin has whipped the country into a patriotic fervour with Ukraine conflict.

Russian president Vladimir Putin's resilience is concerning liberal opponents.

Slain Putin critic laid to rest video

Mourners call slaying of Boris Nemtsov a "watershed" that has left them afraid for future of Russia.

SANCTIONS: Violations of the shaky ceasefire between Russia and the Ukraine could prove costly as sanction threat looms.

Russia faces sanctions

More ceasefire violations will mean more serious sanctions for Russia, warns world leaders

middle east

Iran dismisses 'lies'

Iran's ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency, Reza Najafi, addresses the media after a board of governors meeting at the IAEA headquarters in Vienna on Wednesday.

Iran's president calls Israeli's PM "an aggressor person, an evil person," after controversial speech.

Nuke demand 'unacceptable'

Iran has slammed Obama's demand that it stops nuclear development for a decade, but will continue talks.

VENGEANCE: Shi'ite fighters fire a rocket during clashes with Islamic State militants near the captured city of Tikrit.

Sectarian payback fuels battle

Iraqi security forces surrounding Islamic State-held city yet to ask for coalition help.

asia

N.Korea nukes 'of great concern'

NUCLEAR THREAT: North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong addresses United Nations, underlining the country's nuclear powers.

North Korea's nuclear capabilities include highly-advanced, precise, long-range missiles.

Bali executions 'not this week'

Indonesian president Joko Widodo say 10 drug felons, including Bali nine ringleaders 'will be soon.'

UNPROVOKED: US Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert after being slashed in the face by an unidentified assailant.

US ambassador slashed

US ambassador to South Korea hospitalised by activist who once set himself on fire.

africa

Boko Haram films beheadings

MILITANT DEFEAT: A Chadian soldier walks past a burnt-out armored vehicle that belonged to Islamist insurgent group Boko Haram.

Boko Haram has chillingly followed the IS example, moving from rambling rhetoric to beheadings in its latest video.

Ebola didn't kill them - fear did

Fear of Ebola led to murder - and a whole village was punished.

TOUGH TERRAIN: Firefighters battle to control a bushfire in Cape Town's Tokai forest.

SA fires prove tough battle

Temperatures and terrain are making huge fires in Cape Town difficult to fight.

south pacific

Tonga bans fruit imports

A Queensland fruit fly, like those discovered in Auckland.

Tonga has banned fresh fruit imports from Auckland, fearing the Queensland fruit fly.

Toothfish boat on way to Nelson

The Antarctic Chieftain is heading back to Nelson under its own steam after spending five days five days trapped by ice near Antarctica.

Anthony de Malmanche was arrested after allegedly trying to smuggle meth into Bali, police say.

Bali drugs trial delayed

The trail of New Zealander Antony de Malmanche, facing a potential death sentence on drug charges in Bali, has been postponed. 

Video

Homeless man's fake life

Reports say dead man was an ex-con and using a stolen French passport.

Ad Feedback
special offers