Enough support for Iran deal

With the support of 34 Democrat senators, US President Barack Obama can now use his presidential veto if necessary to shoot down any Republican challenges to the Iran nuclear deal.

4:38 AM  President Barack Obama secured a landmark foreign policy victory over the Iran nuclear deal in Congress.

Charges remain in Gray case

Officers stand guard just after the 10pm curfew at the intersection of West North Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue as protestors walk for Freddie Gray in May.

5:19 AM  Baltimore judge refuses to dismiss charges against six police officers in Freddie Gray death.

Brooks returns to old job

Rebekah Brooks, who will return as News Corp's CEO of News UK next week, with News Corporation CEO Rupert Murdoch in 2011.

5:19 AM  News Corp, Rupert Murdoch's media empire, has confirmed Rebekah Brooks is back in top spot in London.

Migrants halt Eurostar trains

Passengers wrapped in thermal foil blankets given out by emergency services after their Eurostar train was stranded at Calais Station as migrants blocked the tracks.

5:41 AM  Hundreds of migrants poured onto the high-speed railway linking Paris with London near French port.

Closer to cracking bombing

Thai police spokesman Prawut Thawornsiri shows a sketch of a suspect believed to be involved in the recent Bangkok blast at the Royal Thai Police headquarters in Bangkok.

Police claimed significant progress towards finding the mastermind of Thailand's deadliest attack.

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australia

No regrets over pregnancy hoax

Alizee Michel and Andy Sellar come clean about a Sunshine Coast viral hoax video.

Man behind "pregnant" tourist hoax says he doesn't regret pretending she was suicidal.

Sheep to break Shrek's record?

Shrek's fleece was 27kg. Will this Australian challenger surpass his record?

Pregnant tourist a hoax video

Killed by bleach

americas

A typhane or hurricoon?

A storm by any other name - Kilo as it straddles the International Dateline.

The clever little tropical storm that travels in time and changes its names.

WWE wrestling icon charged with murder

Retired wrestling legend Jimmy Snuka has been arrested and charged with murder over the death of a girlfriend 32 years ago.

Republican 2016 U.S. presidential candidate businessman Donald Trump (L) heads to the stage behind fellow candidate and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush (R) for the start of the first official Republican presidential candidates debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign in Cleveland, Ohio, August 6, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Trump vs Bush on Instagram

Billionaire businessman Donald Trump is going after Republican presidential rival Jeb Bush with a new campaign video about immigration.

europe

Migrant chaos at train station video

A policeman tries to control migrants as ticket control rules now mandate each passenger to have allocated seats on trains bound for the West from Budapest, Hungary.

Hundreds of migrants demonstrated outside Budapest's Eastern Railway demanding they be allowed to travel to Germany.

Mr Assange, it's time to go

Fancy dress or a rooftop dash: Ecuador's plans to eject Julian Assange.

A migrant from Guinea is found hiding in a car engine in a bid to enter Spain from Morocco.

Migrant found wrapped around car engine

Refugees taking extreme measures to smuggle themselves into Europe.

middle east

Egypt sets election date

Cairo University students show their support for the Muslim Brotherhood and deposed President Mohamed Mursi.

After three years without a parliament, Egypt will hold an election in October.

30 injured at Saudi Arabian oil compound fire

A fire at an oil workers residential compound in Saudi Arabia claims one casualty and injured 30 more.

After the scuffle with the boy, the soldier is swarmed by the boy's female relatives.

Israel under fire over soldier scuffle video

Video showing Israeli soldier clashing with Palestinian child and women viewed more than 2m times on Facebook.

asia

Police closer to cracking Bangok blast

Thai police spokesman Prawut Thawornsiri shows a sketch of a suspect believed to be involved in the recent Bangkok blast at the Royal Thai Police headquarters in Bangkok.

Police claimed significant progress towards finding the mastermind of Thailand's deadliest attack.

Another China plant explosion video

Chemical plant in Shandong shaken by blast as country still on edge from explosion that killed 145 people last month.

Security forces inspect the site of a blast in central Bangkok, Thailand.

Thailand arrests foreign suspect in Bangkok blast probe: PM

Thailand has arrested a foreign suspect in Bangkok blast probe, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has confirmed.

africa

Festival goes on despite dead girls

Maidens prepare to deliver the reeds at Ludzidzini royal palace on Sunday. During the eight-day ceremony, virgin girls cut reeds and present them to the queen mother. The Reed Dance also allows Swaziland's King Mswati III to choose a wife if he wishes. Mswati currently has 15 wives.

Thousands of young women and girls danced before Swaziland's king, despite calls to cancel the dance after dozens died in a car crash.

Verdict 'sends dangerous message'

Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney has slammed the three-year prison sentences handed to three Al Jazeera journalists.

Nigerien soldiers have been battling Boko Haram militants for years.

Boko Haram murder 56

Islamic extremists slaughter a remote Nigerian village, as the terrorist group expands its campaign.

south pacific

Asylum seekers 'water-boarded'

Wilson Security has rejected the water-boarding and zipping claims and dismissed the submission as "inflammatory, incorrect and misleading".

Guard at Nauru detention centre claims NZ and Australian staff water-boarded asylum seekers.

6.9 quake strikes off Solomons

A powerful 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck on Monday about 173 kms south of Dadali in the Solomon Islands.

The earthquake hit just before 7am NZT.

6.6 quake hits near Solomons

A magnitude-6.8 earthquake has hit near the Solomon Islands.

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Police closer to cracking Bangok blast

Police claimed significant progress towards finding the mastermind of Thailand's deadliest attack.

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