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Xenophon falls short in major election disappointment

Nick Xenophon told supporters his team has established a "beach head" in South Australia despite a poor result that could see non SA Best MPs elected.

Trump's lawyer calls on Justice Department to immediately end Russia probe

President Donald Trump's lawyer called on the Justice Department to immediately shut down the special counsel probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election, in the wake of the firing of FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.

Crack on Florida bridge was discussed in meeting hours before collapse

Engineers and state and university officials met hours before a newly built pedestrian collapsed, killing six people, but concluded that a crack in the bridge was not a safety concern, Florida International University said on Saturday.

Sarah Palin headlines event at Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club dinner

If they came to see the president, they were disappointed. But the well-dressed crowd of Republican activists who gathered at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club on Friday night still got a glimpse of party royalty.

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Prince William and heavily pregnant Kate celebrate St Patrick's Day

Prince William and heavily pregnant Kate braved rain and icy weather watch a traditional St Patrick's Day parade of the Irish Guards.


How white nationalists are trying to co-opt 'Black Panther'

White nationalists have embraced the blockbuster Black Panther to push their argument online that nation-states should be organised by ethnic groups.

World's coldest capital seeks to kick its deadly coal habit

Since 2016, in addition to being the world's coldest capital city, it has had the highest recorded levels of air pollution. But it is trying to change that.

Human rights concerns cast shadow over ASEAN summit

A human rights crisis will cast a shadow over Malcolm Turnbull’s closed-door talks with regional leaders in Sydney.


Russia expels 23 British diplomats as crisis over nerve toxin attack deepens

In a move that was tougher than expected, Russia has expelled 23 British diplomats in a carefully calibrated retaliatory move against London.


Politics live: Batman byelection and South Australia election results

Voters go to the polls in Melbourne's inner city in the Batman byelection and in the South Australian state election.


Engineer of Florida Bridge reported crack days before collapse

The report was made in a voicemail message not retrieved until after the collapse.

Boris Johnson points finger at Vladimir Putin over ex-spy poisoning

In a rapid escalation of a diplomatic crisis, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said the UK's problem was not with the Russian people but with the Russian leader.


Batman's generational divide reflected as polls open in byelection

The Greens might be on the march in Batman, but voters in the north of the electorate still appear to prefer the colours red and blue.


Trump signs Taiwan travel bill that China has opposed

The move adds to strains between the two countries, as Beijing would rather the US respected the One China policy.


He was Malaysia's 'snake whisperer' - until a cobra fatally bit him

Hussin said he inherited his skills from his father, whom he called a "snake charmer", and started training with snakes in 2007.

Friday, Mar 16

Thursday, Mar 15

Indonesian President Widodo says Australia should be in ASEAN

The arrangement could transform Australia's formal engagement with its Asian neighbours.

Border Force commissioner sacked for helping girlfriend get job

Australian Border Force chief Roman Quaedvlieg has finally been sacked after nearly 10 months on paid leave for "misbehaviour".

Wednesday, Mar 14

Professor Stephen Hawking has died, aged 76

The eminent professor and author's family confirmed that he had died peacefully in his home in Cambridge.

Tuesday, Mar 13

Trump ousts Secretary of State Tillerson, taps CIA director Pompeo

Trump asked Tillerson to step aside last week, and the embattled top diplomat cut short his trip to Africa on Monday to return to Washington.

Monday, Mar 12

Adani owner rich enough to fund Carmichael mine himself, analyst says

The billionaire Adani family behind Australia's most controversial coal mine proposal has enough wealth to fund the project itself, an analyst says.