Australia government braces for defeat in crucial by-election

The sprawling Sydney constituency takes in the famous Bondi Beach and the haunts of stars like Russell Crowe and Hugh Jackman.

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Saudi Arabia admits Khashoggi died in consulate, Donald Trump says Saudi explanation credible

Though Trump said Riyadh's account was credible, it drew doubt from some US lawmakers

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Iran gets February deadline to fix terror financing: Watchdog

The Islamic republic this month approved one bill to help meet demands imposed by the international Financial Action Task Force (FATF). 

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US President Donald Trump says Saudi Arabia's explanation on Jamal Khashoggi's death credible

Speaking to reporters, Trump said Saudi Arabia's announcement on the circumstances of Khashoggi's death was a "good first step."

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Saudi Arabia admits Khashoggi killed in Istanbul consulate, fires two officials

The kingdom also sacked deputy intelligence chief Ahmad al-Assiri and royal court media adviser Saud al-Qahtani, both top aides to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman who has faced mounting pressure…

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Developments since Saudi journalist's disappearance: A timeline

Jamal Khashoggi, a US resident has not been seen since he entered the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul on October 2.

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Turkey questions employees of Saudi consulate on Khashoggi

Khashoggi went missing more than two weeks ago after entering the consulate to obtain documents in relation to a forthcoming marriage.

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Israeli forces injure 130 Palestinians at Gaza border protest

An Israeli military spokeswoman said about 10,000 demonstrators massed at the border and that some threw burning tyres, grenades and explosive devices at the troops across the fence.

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Migration over US-Mexico border 'reaching a moment of crisis': Mike Pompeo

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday illegal migration across the US-Mexican border is near crisis levels, as a caravan of Honduran migrants… Read Article

Iran gets February deadline to fix terror financing: Watchdog

A global financial watchdog on Friday warned Iran to clamp down on terrorism financing by February or face a deeper squeeze on its sanctions-hit… Read Article

Germany orders recall of 43,000 Opel diesels

Germany's KBA transport authority said Friday it had ordered carmaker Opel to recall tens of thousands of diesel vehicles worldwide that were… Read Article

Julian Assange sues Ecuador over 'fundamental rights'

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange sued the Ecuador government Friday for violating his "fundamental rights" and limiting his access to the outside… Read Article

US, South Korea suspend additional military exercise: Pentagon

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and his South Korean counterpart Jeong Kyeong-doo have cancelled the "Vigilant Ace" military exercise that was slated… Read Article

Russia, Uzbekistan hail $11 billion nuclear plant project during Putin visit

Russian President Vladimir Putin was paying a first state visit to Uzbek counterpart Shavkat Mirziyoyev since Mirziyoyev replaced the late Islam Karimov, who ruled for nearly three decades before…

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Clash over Trump tariffs heats up with barrage of WTO litigation

Disputes over US tariffs and retaliatory moves by other states have sparked 12 requests for adjudication at the World Trade Organization, signalling… Read Article