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Canberra-region businessman arrested in Serbia over $500-million cocaine haul

Three men linked to the ACT arrested in Serbia suspected of ties to an international drug ring.

Take the 10-minute mental test Trump's doctor said he scored 100 per cent on

The results of President Donald Trump's first presidential physical are in. And his doctor says they're conclusive: Trump is a "very sharp" and "articulate" guy.

Wednesday, Jan 17

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Study narrows range of Earth's warming response as greenhouse gases rise

Brisbane Times

New research has sharply narrowed the likely estimate of how much the Earth will warm with a doubling of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, potentially honing estimates that have stood for a quarter century.

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The Bayeux Tapestry is heading 'home' - but is it a French stitch-up?

Brisbane Times

Britons are ecstatic - the Bayeux Tapestry is coming home. But is Macron needling the English over Brexit?

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Picture Editor's Choice, January 18, 2018

A selection of photographs from around the world by Fairfax picture editors.

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Turnbull invited to the 'control tower' of Japanese security policy

Brisbane Times

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will attend a meeting of Japan's National Security Council when he arrives in Tokyo on Thursday, Japanese media has reported.

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Cambodian court delays bail decision on James Ricketson and returns him to jail

Brisbane Times

Support for Mr Ricketson is growing in Australia where thousands of people have signed a petition calling for his release.

South Korea hides its dirty dog meat secret in shadow of the Olympics

Many farmers are seeking a way out as the country's appetite for dog meat declines.

James Ricketson investigated for 'links' to now-disbanded Cambodian opposition party

Brisbane Times

Support for Mr Ricketson is growing in Australia where thousands of people have signed a petition calling for his release.

Tuesday, Jan 16

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The silencing of Rappler, the Philippines' most independent media voice

Brisbane Times

Journalists and human rights advocates have condemned a move by the Philippines to shut down a popular news website that has been critical of President Rodrigo Duterte.

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Picture Editor's Choice, January 17, 2018

A selection of photographs from around the world by Fairfax picture editors.

Macron seeks solution to the 'road of misery' that ends in Calais

Brisbane Times

French president Emmanuel Macron may exploit Brexit to arm-twist the UK government into accepting more refugees to clear out Calais’ notorious migrant camps.

Monday, Jan 15

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Twin suicide blasts leave dozens dead, injured in Baghdad

Brisbane Times

Two suicide bombers blew themselves up in central Baghdad on Monday, killing dozens of people and injuring scores more.

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'Seen as censorship': Richard Branson lifts Virgin Trains' ban on Daily Mail

Richard Branson has ordered Virgin Trains in the UK to lift a ban on the Daily Mail newspaper.

Picture Editor's Choice, January 16, 2018

A selection of photographs from around the world by Fairfax picture editors.

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Australian Bahais fear for relatives in Yemen after detainee sentenced to death

Brisbane Times

The mayor of Hornsby in Sydney's north, Philip Ruddock, has spoken of his horror at the death sentence.

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Beirut civil war museum is haunting, but few Lebanese want to disturb the ghosts

It is supposed to be a symbol of remembrance and reconciliation but residents are divided over what to do with the famous 'yellow building' in Beirut.

Sunday, Jan 14

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Picture Editor's Choice, January 15, 2018

A selection of photographs from around the world by Fairfax picture editors.

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East Timor's minority government could fall within days

Brisbane Times

Only four months after taking office East Timor’s minority government is set to fall.

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'Is this the end of my life?': False missile alert sends Hawaii scrambling

For 38 harrowing minutes, residents and tourists in Hawaii were left to believe that missiles were streaming across the sky toward the Pacific islands.

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Trump supporters tried to arrest London's mayor. People laughed

An anti-Islamic nationalist attempted to "arrest" the city's first Muslim mayor as he gave a speech on Saturday.

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Iran vows 'serious response' to new sanctions and rebuffs Trump's demands

Iran's Foreign Ministry says that it would not agree to any changes to the nuclear deal.

Saturday, Jan 13

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Meet the Australian lawyer trying to fix the US electoral system a vote at a time

Brisbane Times

"I think that is not democratic and that is the problem," Greenwood says.

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Picture Editor's Choice, January 14, 2018

A selection of photographs from around the world by Fairfax picture editors.

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Goodbye Indonesia, I will miss you

Brisbane Times

I can't pinpoint the moment I fell in love with Indonesia.

Friday, Jan 12

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'Pompous popinjay': Boris Johnson furious after Trump cancels visit

Brisbane Times

Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson blamed Jeremy Corbyn and Sadiq Khan for Donald Trump's decision to abandon a visit to London, as he vowed not to let the Labour leader and London mayor put the "crucial relationship at risk."

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Merkel reveals the wurst-fuelled coalition deal that may save her job

Brisbane Times

Germany will cap the number of refugees it takes and restrict family reunification rights in a coalition deal that may end Germany's democratic deadlock.

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California's green rush as recreational marijuana use becomes legal

One in five Americans can now legally buy weed. But is the land of the free jumping head first into a dangerous experiment?

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China trade with Australia soars, along with war of words

Brisbane Times

China's trade with Australia grew strongly last year, with the latest data showing a 23 per cent increase.

Thursday, Jan 11

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Fire and Fury author Michael Wolff says Donald Trump book is 'all factual'

Brisbane Times

In an interview with ABC Radio, he said people should read it themselves to make up their own minds about it.