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The heat is on: 'Lucifer' heat wave has southern Europe sweltering

A heat wave dubbed "Lucifer" has sent temperatures soaring to record highs across southern Europe. Authorities have issued weather alerts after at …

Weather

Malcolm Turnbull's fragile grip on power approaches a final, defining crisis

The second will arrive the minute either Julia Banks, Matt Canavan or Malcolm Roberts attempt to take their seats in Parliament. The building, both …

Australia

Islamic State sent 'military-grade explosive' to Australia undetected as part of alleged terror plot

Messages between Lakemba man Khaled Mahmoud Khayat, 49, and IS spanned months and delved into how the most destructive plot ever concocted on …

Terrorism

Full transcript: Donald Trump and Malcolm Turnbull telephone conversation

<b>Conversation with Australian Prime Minister Turnbull</b><p>JANUARY 28, 2017 FROM 5:05 TO 5:29 P.M. EST.<p><b>Prime Minister Turnbull:</b> Good evening.<p><b>The President:</b> …

Australia

Gulf states say talks with Qatar are possible if demands are met

Gulf leaders in Bahrain have said talks with Qatar are possible but Doha must take demands seriously. On the sidelines, the Saudis accused Qatar of …

Saudi Arabia

Islamic State: Indonesian mosques accused of supporting radical group's ideology

Dozens of mosques across Indonesia are under surveillance for supporting the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group, spreading its ideology and …

George Brandis

Vladimir Putin to expel 755 US diplomatic staff from Russia in retaliation over sanctions

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he will expel 755 American diplomats in response to last week's vote in Congress to expand sanctions.<p>Moscow …

US responds to North Korea missile test with show of force

A bilateral mission led by US strategic bombers on Saturday flew over the Korean Peninsula in a direct response to the North's launch of an …

US and allies demonstrate military strength against North Korea

BREAKING: U.S., Japanese and South Korean fighter jets fly over the Korean Peninsula in show of force against North Koreapic.twitter.com/bxdO3I0Ep7<p>96 …

Putin oversees naval parade

Russia has paraded its warships and submarines off Saint Petersburg and enclaves such as Kaliningrad and Vladivostok. US troops are leading a joint …

Russia

Taiwan braces for more storms after Typhoon Nesat lashes island

Typhoon Nesat has swept across parts of Taiwan, leaving a trail of chaos and destruction. The island is bracing for more flooding as a second storm …

Weather

Labor senator Sam Dastyari calls for total ban on political donations

Labor senator Sam Dastyari has called for an end to the way in which parties compete for donations, and a total ban on all future political donations.<p>…

Russian official threatens retaliation over U.S. sanctions | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top Russian diplomat on Sunday lambasted the United States Congress for voting to sanction Russia, and warned of retaliation by Moscow.<p>Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov speaks during a news briefing in the main building of Foreign Ministry in Moscow, December …

Russia

Malcolm Roberts case set for High Court as Pauline's sister waits in the wings

If Senator Roberts is ruled invalidly elected the seat would normally go to the next person on the One Nation ticket, who is in this case Queensland …

Bill Shorten vows to hold vote on republic during first term of a Labor government

The promise means a first vote on the issue would be held sometime between 2019 and 2022, to be followed by a second vote after that would settle on …

Which cities will fare best in response to the changing nature of work?

Who will fare the best against the challenges of automation predicted for our future?<p>One team of researchers believe we've been approaching this …

Labor MP Justine Keay dodges queries over UK citizenship

Federal Labor MP Justine Keay has refused to reveal when the UK formally revoked her citizenship, amid questions about the validity of her …

Planes grounded, trees down as wild winds hit

Strong gusts have damaged homes, cut power and grounded planes around the state as Victoria endures a heavy windstorm.<p>State Emergency Service crews …

Fears United States in range after latest North Korea missile launch

"As a result of their launches of ICBM-level missiles, this clearly shows the threat to our nation's safety is severe and real," said Japanese Prime …

North Korea

Sweden's data breach claims ministers as PM reshuffles cabinet

Prime Minister Stefan Lofven vowed he would be staying on despite speculation he could call a snap election.<p>Interior Minister Anders Ygeman, a …

Europe

Stop 'greenies running the show': Joyce unloads on Four Corners water report

Mr Joyce took aim at the <i>Four Corners</i> investigation broadcast this week that identified apparent rorting by some irrigators of billions of litres in …

Australia

Putin signs Syria base deal, cementing Russia's presence there for half a century | Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin has signed a law ratifying a deal with the Syrian government allowing Russia to keep its air base in Syria for almost half a century, official documents show.<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin watches a display during the MAKS 2017 air show in Zhukovsky, …

Middle East

Malcolm Roberts did not receive confirmation he renounced British citizenship until months after election

It was not until December 5 that he got a response from the British High Commission confirming his citizenship was revoked.<p>The question now will be …

Disability

Aleppo district shows Assad's delicate dance with Kurds | Reuters

ALEPPO, Syria (Reuters) - Kurdish fighters wearing the blue eagle insignia of the Asayish security force stopped the taxi entering the Sheikh Maqsoud district in Aleppo, checking papers and searching for contraband.<p>When they waved it on into the Kurdish-controlled district, it stayed inside the …

Middle East

Details emerge of the German administrators of Hansa Market on the darknet

Two Germans are believed to be behind the notorious darknet drug market Hansa. Right after the pair were arrested last month, authorites secretly …

Darknet

Conservation Council and One Nation at one on WA fracking bans

They might seem like strange political bedfellows but both the Conservation Council and One Nation are calling for the WA Labor Government to …

Tony Abbott praises Malcolm Turnbull for backing party reform

"It's not just politically right, it is right morally.<p>"We must ensure that every member of our party has a say in preselections in every measure, …

Australia

Bitcoin averts split as miners back new software upgrade

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Digital currency bitcoin on Friday averted a split into two currencies after its network supported an upgrade to its software that would enhance its ability to process an increasing number of transactions.<p>Bitcoin's miners have signaled their support for the so-called Bitcoin …

Bitcoin

Labor preparing to announce major new tax policy to rival negative gearing crackdown

Mr Shorten observed voters were "hungry for something more substantial than the current political fare".<p>Sources in the shadow ministry said Labor had …

Australia