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Trump complains he will never get Nobel Prize

US President Donald Trump has made the case that he deserves to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on North Korea and Syria, but complains he will probably never get the honour.

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Man guns down five shortly after being fired, Illinois police say

An employee opened fire inside an Illinois warehouse - killing five people and wounding five police officers - after finding out that he had been fired, authorities said

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Indonesia's pulp and palm oil polluters 'owe millions' in fines

Plantation companies who burned huge areas of land have failed to pay hundreds of millions of dollars in penalties meant to hold them accountable.

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Squirrels are cute, cuddly - and on the menu in London

After 200 years, the non-native grey squirrel is still not welcome in Britain. Apart from when it's served in lasagne at London's trendy Native ...

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Nigeria's presidential election postponed by a week

Officials said the delay was needed to hold free and fair elections.

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Trump to raid Pentagon accounts for wall money

Immediately after announcing his use of emergency powers, he was hit with a series of lawsuits challenging his actions.

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'Mental state' of US policeman who shot Australian key to his defence

Mohamed Noor believed his life was in danger when he was approached by yoga instructor Justine Damond-Ruszczyk in her pyjamas, his lawyers will tell a US court.

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Trade talks to continue in Washington as deadline looms

Xi Jinping said progress has been made in talks between China and the US - but he gave few details.

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'This will get Trump re-elected': Amazon dumps New York, sparking elation, outrage

Depending who you ask, the decision was either a triumph for community activism over corporate greed or an ideologically-motivated act of economic suicide.

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'I just want to come home': UK grapples with infamous ISIS bride's plea

Her story rocked the UK when she and two other teenage girls fled London to join Islamic State. But now, 19-year-old Shamima Begum just wants to come ...

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'Walls work': Trump declares national emergency to build border wall

President Donald Trump plans to siphon billions of dollars from federal military construction and counter-drug efforts to fund his promised ...

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'Off the rails': Inside Trump's attempt to claim victory, almost sinking border wall deal

"Zero chance you could spin this as a win for Republicans," one Republican congressman said, adding that the bipartisan deal was "a total capitulation" and "a waste of three weeks".

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US elections 2020: who’s lining up to be the next US president

A year away from the first primaries, five senators have already declared they are running and more candidates are expected to nominate in coming weeks.

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Emergency declaration a shattering step, even for Trump

Trump's move to declare an emergency to build a border wall could transform Washington, expanding the authority of the president at the expense of Congress.

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Trump gains weight, now considered obese

But Dr Sean Conley, the President's physician, said the 72-year-old "remains in very good health overall".

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Suspect in custody after US Netflix scare forces lockdown

Netflix's Hollywood campus was evacuated over a report of a person with a deadly weapon on the roof of the company's building.

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'Hotheads': Russia warns against Venezuela intervention

Russia is "very much concerned that some hotheads may be considering a military action against Venezuela", according to its ambassador to the UN.

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Tidal power among North Korea's new sanctions-proof energy technologies

The power-strapped country is exploring ambitious alternative energy sources that could greatly improve living standards and reduce reliance on oil imports.

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Plans for first Chinese solar power station in space revealed

It could reliably supply energy 99 per cent of the time, at six-times the intensity of solar farms on earth, researcher says.

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US House passes border security bill, sends to Trump

The White House has said Trump will sign it into law, but will also attempt to use unilateral powers to obtain money for a wall. 

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Benjamin Netanyahu accidentally tells the truth

It's tempting to think of the Israeli PM's "common interest of war with Iran" declaration as a blunder. A better way to see his tweet is as a ...

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El Chapo conviction leaves Sinaloans shrugging their shoulders

US officials are hailing El Chapo's conviction as a big win against drug traffickers, but residents in his home state of Sinaloa are far from ...

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MPs savage May's plans as Brexit descends into 'appalling shambles'

This was May’s tenth loss in the Commons. She lost by 258 to 303, deserted by both Brexit hardliners and pro-Remain MPs from her own ...

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Donald Trump to sign border bill, declare national emergency

President Donald Trump will declare a national emergency to obtain funds for his promised US-Mexico border wall, the top Senate Republican said.

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He boycotted Nike over Colin Kaepernick. Now his store is closing

Stephen Martin heard all the arguments defending NFL players who protested against social injustice and police brutality. He even understood them, to an extent.

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Israeli minister questioned on Malka Leifer case

Officials in Israel say a deputy cabinet minister is being investigated for ethics violations over the extradition case of former Melbourne school principal.

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Second Beijing-based ambassador goes rogue over detained citizen

Sweden's foreign ministry has confirmed that its ambassador to China, Anna Lindstedt, had been recalled to Stockholm on Wednesday and was under internal investigation.

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