Doubts raised over Thai poll verdict date

深圳风采投注 The head of Thailand's election body has raised doubts it will meet a May 9 deadline to announce the complete results of the March general election.

Putin: Security guarantees needed for NK

Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un have ended their summit in Russia after discussing Pyongyang's denuclearisation.

Car, bomb scare rattle nervous Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan authorities briefly locked down the central bank and shut the road leading to Colombo airport amid a jittery atmosphere after the Easter bombings.

World stocks slip as growth fears linger

World equity markets have slipped amid worries on growth in both Asia and Europe.

Joe Biden announces 2020 President run

Joe Biden has formally entered the 2020 race for US President, saying in an announcement that Democrats "are in the battle for the soul of this nation".

UK spurns 'high-risk' 5G vendors: minister

UK Cabinet Office minister David Lidington says the country will not consider high-risk equipment vendors in security-critical parts of its 5G networks.

Police clear protesters from London bourse

Climate change activists who glued themselves to the London Stock Exchange and climbed on top of a train have been removed by police.

Taliban ambush Afghan convoy, kill nine

The Taliban have ambushed an Afghan security convoy and killed nine policemen in the western Farah province, according to an official.

Aussies moved by broken Anzacs in UK

Thousands of Australians, Kiwis and British in London have commemorated the Anzacs, with a special focus on the shattered men who returned from WWI.

William visits 5yo Christchurch victim

Prince William has snuck in a hospital visit with a five-year-old girl hurt in the Christchurch mosque shootings between public engagements in New Zealand.

Germany halts Russian oil pipeline imports

Germany and Poland have suspended imports of Russian crude oil via the major Druzhba pipeline due to poor quality.

Elevator crash kills 11 in north China

A snapped cable on an elevator at a construction site in northern China has sent 11 workers to their deaths.

US Playwright Mark Medoff dies aged 79

Playwright Mark Medoff whose Children of a Lesser God won Tony and Olivier awards and whose screen adaptation earned an Oscar nomination has died aged 79.

Russia offers passports to east Ukraine

An order from Vladimir Putin making it easier for residents of separatist-controlled eastern Ukraine to get Russian passports has angered Kiev and Washington.

Clinton warns over rush to impeach Trump

Former US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has warned against rushing to impeach Donald Trump after the release of the redacted Mueller report.

Tesla $700m Q1 loss larger than expected

Tesla has posted a larger than expected $US702 million net loss in the first quarter as its electric car sales slumped.

Prince William at Auckland Anzac service

Prince William has joined Kiwis in marking Anzac Day in Auckland as part of his short trip to New Zealand to meet Christchurch terror attack survivors.

US measles cases at highest since 2000

The US has recorded the highest incidence of measles cases since the country declared it had eliminated the virus in 2000.

US call for Armenian genocide recognition

Armenian Americans have marched in Los Angeles to demand recognition of the deaths of 1.5 million Armenians under the Ottoman Empire as genocide.

Facebook readies for $5bn pay-out

An ongoing Federal Trade Commission probe into Facebook's privacy practices has prompted the social media giant to ready itself for a $5 billion pay-out.

At least 60 dead after South Africa rains

Heavy rains have caused flooding and mudslides in the southern and eastern parts of South Africa, killing at least 60 people.

Basketballer charged with Aust man's death

Teenager Kristopher Smith says he had not been drinking before he struck and killed West Australian man Andrew Mallard in Hollywood last week.

Turkey arrest ahead of Anzac service

Turkish police have arrested a suspected Islamic State member for planning an attack on the Gallipoli commemoration.

Ancient tomb uncovered in Egypt

Archaeologists uncover ancient tomb with mummies in southern city of Aswan dating back to Greco-Roman period.

Iran says can continue to export oil

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says his country will continue to export oil despite the US plan to impose sanctions on Iranian crude supplies.

Foreign groups behind Sri Lanka attack: US

The US ambassador to Sri Lanka says foreign groups may be behind Sunday's attacks, as details emerged on the bombers, including one who studied in Australia.

Blast kills 17 in rebel-held Syria town

An explosion in the centre of Jisr al Shughour has killed at least 17 people, with another 27 injured.

IS suspect 'planned Gallipoli attack'

Turkish police have arrested a suspected Islamic State member who is believed to have been planning an attack on Anzac commemorations in Gallipoli.

Trump vows to fight impeachment efforts

US President Donald Trump has promised to take any legal battle to the Supreme Court if congressional Democrats launch impeachment proceedings against him.

US-China trade talks next week in Beijing

Trade talks between top US and Chinese officials will take place in Beijing next week, the White House says.

NZ, France bid to tackle online extremism

Jacinda Ardern and Emmanuel Macron will co-chair a meeting in Paris in a bid to stop social media being used to promote terrorism and violent extremism.

NASA probe detects likely 'marsquake'

Scientists say NASA's robotic probe InSight has detected a "marsquake," marking the first time a likely tremor has been recorded on another planet.

Legal action against US Boy Scout leaders

The names of 130 Boy Scout leaders in New York who have been accused of molesting boys in their care have been released by lawyers who intend to sue.

Google firm gets OK for drone deliveries

After thousands of flights in Australia, Google affiliate Wing Aviation has federal approval allowing it to make commercial deliveries by drone in the US.

NZ yet to see link to Sri Lanka massacres

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Adern says her government has yet to see any intelligence showing a link between the Sri Lanka and Christchurch massacres.

May gives green light to Huawei role in 5G

The UK government has reportedly approved Chinese telecoms giant Huawei helping build Britain's new 5G network despite warnings of security threats.

Malawi first with malaria vaccine for kids

Malawi has become the first country to immunise children against malaria, using the only licensed vaccine to protect against the mosquito-spread disease.

UN adopts resolution on wartime rape

The UN Security Council has adopted a resolution on sexual violence in conflict after a phrase was removed to satisfy US concerns over abortion.

Trump, Twitter CEO chat at White House

Donald Trump, just hours after attacking Twitter over claims it is biased against conservatives, has met with the social media company's CEO at the White House.

UN slams Myanmar prosecution of reporters

The prosecution of two Reuters reporters in Myanmar is "unacceptable", UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres believes.

Magnitude 6.1 quake hits Assam in India

A magnitude 6.1 earthquake has hit India's Assam region early in the morning, with tremors felt across the border in Tibet, the USGS says.

Saudi Arabia beheads 37 'terrorists'

Saudi Arabia has beheaded 37 prisoners for various terrorism-related crimes, including pinning a body to a public pole for several hours, as a deterrent.

One arrest over N Ireland journalist death

One woman has been arrested as the New IRA militant group apologised for the killing of journalist Lyra McKee in Londonderry on Thursday.

NKorea's Kim may meet Putin this month

A Russian news report says Kim Jong-un will visit Vladivostok for a summit with President Vladimir Putin on April 25.

Second quake hits Philippine as toll rises

A second earthquake, recorded by USGS as a 6.5 magnitude, struck southern Philippines on Tuesday afternoon, while 15 people were killed in Monday's quake.

Chopper crew found safe on NZ island

A chopper crew that went missing off the New Zealand coast while on a rescue mission have been found safe walking on a remote island.

Bernie Sanders: Israeli government racist

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says Israel has every right to exist but is "now run by a right-wing, dare I say, racist government."

Fans want Spears out of psych facility

A small protest has been held in LA to demand the release of pop star Britney Spears from a psychiatric facility.

Hemsworth: Career debatable before Thor

Chris Hemsworth says that before he was cast as Thor his career was "debatable".

Proteins keep DNA tangle-free: study

Scientists have uncovered a process that cells use to unravel knotted strands of DNA - resembling a method used to control climbing ropes.

Kate shares snaps of Louis

New snaps of Prince Louis taken by his mother the Duchess of Cambridge have been released ahead of his first birthday.

UK pair from Perth among Sri Lanka dead

A British doctor and her retired firefighter husband who lived in Perth have been named as victims of the Easter Sunday terror attacks in Sri Lanka.

Tesla: Robotaxis coming to US next year

Tesla robotaxis with no human drivers will be available in some US markets next year, Chief Executive Elon Musk says.

US militia targeted Obama, Clinton: FBI

The head of a militia group detaining migrants on the US-Mexico border boasted of training volunteers to kill former president Barack Obama, an FBI agent says.

Chelsea Manning's bail request denied

A US court has denied Chelsea Manning's request for bail, meaning the former army officer will remain behind bars for refusing to testify before a grand jury.

LAPD hunt for Mallard's killer continues

Video footage has emerged showing WA man Andrew Mallard crossing Sunset Boulevard and what appears to be a silver sedan striking him.

Trump sues to block access to records

Donald Trump has launched a legal bid to stop a Democrat-controlled committee in the US Congress from getting hold of his financial records.

British man's family killed in Sri Lanka

A British man has paid tribute to his wife and two children, who were killed in an explosion in Colombo as the family were sitting at their table.

Sri Lankans scour hospitals for loved ones

Friends and relatives of Sri Lankans caught up in a series of Easter suicide bomb attacks have spent the day searching hospitals and morgues for loved ones.

Danish tycoon loses 3 kids in SL attacks

Three of Danish retail tycoon Anders Holch Povlsen's children have been killed in the Sri Lanka bomb blasts.

Australian rescuers revisit Thai cave

Australian doctors Richard Harris and Craig Challen have returned to the cave in northern Thailand where they helped rescue a boys' soccer team and coach.

Six dead in Philippines earthquake

At least six persons are believed to have been killed after a severe earthquake in the Philippines resulted in collapsed buildings and blackouts.

Cyprus probes suspected serial killing

Two women were found murdered and dumped in a mine shaft and a third, a six-year-old child, is still missing.

Tesla probes Chinese 'exploding car' video

American electric car maker Tesla is investigating a video shared on Chinese social media apparently showing one of its vehicles "exploding" while parked.

US 'to tighten oil sanctions against Iran'

Expectations that the US will remove exemptions on importing oil from Iran sent the price of crude oil rising as much as 3.2 per cent in early Asian trading.

Easter Sunday bombs kill 290 in Sri Lanka

The Sri Lanka government admits it had "prior information of the attack" as the island reels from the Easter Sunday carnage that has killed 290 and injured 500.

Sudan protests continue after coup

Protests continue in Sudan after the ouster of long-time president Omar al-Bashir as demonstrators question the military's commitment to a civilian government.

Landslide kills 17 in Colombia

The death toll from Sunday's landslide in Colombia rose to 17 as President Ivan Duque announced he will visit the affected region to meet with relief officials.

Macedonian candidates tie in vote

Macedonia's two main presidential candidates have emerged tied in the first round of a vote dominated by divisions over a name change to North Macedonia.

Giuliani defends Trump taking Russian help

There was "nothing wrong" with Donald Trump's 2016 campaign taking information from the Russians, the president's lawyer Rudy Giuliani says.

Attack on Mali army base kills 11 soldiers

Gunmen believed to be jihadists with links to al-Qaeda have overrun an army base in Mali, killing 11 soldiers, stealing equipment and burning the camp.

Easter mass honours Notre-Dame firemen

The firefighters who fought for many hours to save Notre-Dame Cathedral and rescued her relics from an inferno were in the front row at Paris' Easter mass.

Trump marks Easter, tweets about report

President Donald Trump continues to tweet about the Mueller report as he attended church and wished many of his social media followers a happy Easter.

Moroccans protest activists' prison terms

Thousands of Moroccans have closed one of the main avenues of the capital Rabat as they protested against the prison sentences handed to anti-poverty activists.

Comedian wins Ukraine presidential race

Comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy has won Ukraine's presidential race by a landslide, exit polls show, as the emotional incumbent, Petro Poroshenko, conceded defeat.

'Blood everywhere' after Sri Lanka bombs

Worshippers and hotel guests were caught unawares when bombs went off across Sri Lanka, with witnesses recounting panic and seeing blood everywhere.

Sri Lanka attacks: what we know so far

At least 207 people have been killed and 450 wounded in eight blasts, six of them near simultaneous, at three churches and three in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.

Arrests after Sri Lanka toll passes 200

At least 207 people were killed and more than 450 injured in near simultaneous blasts at churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.

Churches and hotels targeted in Sri Lanka

Several blasts have torn through three churches and three luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, the bloodiest outbreak of violence in a decade.

Pope condemns Sri Lanka Easter attacks

Pope Francis has condemned attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka that killed at least 138 people and wounded more than 400 people.

Suspect devices prompt NIreland evacuation

One person has been arrested after two suspicious devices were found outside homes in Londonderry on Sunday morning.

Four dead in Saudi police station attack

Four attackers have been killed in a foiled attack on a Saudi police station near Riyadh, state media has reported.

Ukraine set to elect comedian as president

A fictional president on a TV series is the leading contender to be elected Ukraine's President as voting begin's in Sunday's election.

India, Aussie warships in China for parade

Warships from more than a dozen countries, including India and Australia are in China's Qingdao for a naval parade to mark 70 years of the PLA Navy.

Explosions rock Tripoli after air strikes

Fighting in Tripoli has intensified, with an aircraft - possibly a drone - circling Libya's capital for 10 minutes before opening fire on a suburb.

Pope leads heralds Easter with vigil mass

Pope Francis has carried the Easter candle up the aisle of the darkened St Peter's Basilica before celebrating the vigil mass and baptising eight people.

Yellow vests angry at lack of response

Yellow vest protesters have hit the streets again, many angry at the huge sum for Notre-Dame renovations from French moguls as they struggle to make ends meet.

Seven dead in attack on Afghan ministry

The Afghanistan communications ministry in Kabul has come under attack, with at least seven people killed; the Taliban has denied it was behind the assault.

Columbine shooters sparked hours of terror

Twenty years on, The Associated Press has republished an account of the attack by two young men at Columbine High School, killing 12 students and a teacher.

Rare tiger attacks keeper in Kansas zoo

A zookeeper in the US state of Kansas has been attacked by a rare Sumatran tiger after an "error" allowed the big cat to enter the area where she was working.

Milosevic's widow buried at family home

The ashes of Mirjana Markovic, the widow of Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic, have been buried in his grave in the backyard of the family estate in Serbia.

Briton pleads guilty to creating malware

The British cybersecurity expert hailed a hero for finding a "kill switch" to the WannaCry virus in 2017 has pleaded guilty in the US to creating malware.

London police arrest 750 climate activists

British police arrested 750 climate change activists over six days during protests at various landmarks in central London, as Oxford Circus opened to traffic.

Kosovo brings back families of jihadists

Kosovo has repatriated from Syria citizens who had fought with Islamic State as well as the families of the jihadists, including 74 children, earning US praise.

Tributes for Columbine 20th anniversary

A remembrance service in Colorado will pay tribute to the 13 lives lost in the Columbine High School massacre, which took place 20 years ago.

Bus crash kills at least 11 in Kazakhstan

At least 11 people have been killed and at least 30 injured in Kazakhstan after a bus took evasive action to avoid colliding with a parked vehicle.

Two arrested for N Ireland journo shooting

Two teenagers have been arrested over the shooting death of a journalist in Northern Ireland, in the latest flare-up of violent protests.

Mueller report becomes bestselling book

Despite being available free online, special counsel Robert Mueller's report into possible Russian interference in the US election is a bestselling book.

Blast then gunfire in Afghanistan capital

There are no immediate claims of responsibility after a blast in the centre of Kabul in Afghanistan, which followed several months of relative calm.

Robert De Niro lays into 'loser' Trump

Actor Robert De Niro, whom Donald Trump calls 'a very low IQ individual', has unleashed on Trump again, calling him a wannabe gangster and a loser.

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