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Sydney Morning Herald - World (6 hours ago)

The judge appeared to be stunned by the irony of the man's actions given the charge he was facing.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (7 hours ago)

Former US president Donald Trump's fate is in the hands of a New York jury deciding on a verdict.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (7 hours ago)

Jostling crowds have made viewing Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece one of Europe's most disappointing experiences. Now there are moves to protect her from the hordes.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (8 hours ago)

More than 40 million Instagram users have shared this graphic to their stories using a user-generated template.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (9 hours ago)

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (11 hours ago)

The former US president has vehemently denied wrongdoing. Now 12 jurors will decide his fate.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (11 hours ago)

It's the former British colony's biggest national security case under a law imposed by Beijing that has all but wiped out public dissent.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (18 hours ago)

The absence of some world leaders, including Joe Biden, at the peace summit will be a "standing ovation” for Putin, warns Kyiv.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (18 hours ago)

The investigation has not yet identified who the person was, a Dutch police spokesperson said.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (19 hours ago)

Charges dismissed world number one golfer Scottie Scheffler over US PGA Championship arrest.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (19 hours ago)

The outcome of Donald Trump's hush money trial is down to the findings of 12 jurors.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (19 hours ago)

Evacuations ordered in Iceland as volcano erupts for fifth time since last December.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (A day ago)

Health officials in Gaza say the latest Israeli strikes hit tents holding displaced families in Rafah, killing at least 21 people and injuring dozens more.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (A day ago)

Media outlets often receive unsolicited emails from people who make outlandish claims. This one seemed different.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (A day ago)

Gallery: The best photos from around the world on May, 2024

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (A day ago)

If she continues to rise in popularity, the US vice president could neutralise Republican attacks on Biden's age and mental acuity.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (A day ago)

Francis was said to have made the remark when the subject of admitting gay men to seminaries was raised by participants.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (A day ago)

Authorities in Indonesia say the Australian must face justice there, where such crimes can attract the death penalty.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (2 days ago)

During this historic trial, one person exhibited a strength of character the others plainly lack.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (2 days ago)

Defying an appeal from the International Court of Justice, Israeli tanks advanced to the heart of Rafah for the first time after a night of heavy bombardment.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (2 days ago)

Nothing has shattered progressives' sympathy for Israel like Netanyahu's rhetoric and actions, Democrats say, particularly the high civilian death toll in Gaza.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (2 days ago)

Two large snakes have been filmed wrestling in Melbourne.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (2 days ago)

Authorities fear a second landslide and a disease outbreak are looming at the remote scene of Papua New Guinea's mass-casualty disaster.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (2 days ago)

Take a look at Chaise Longue's first-class double-level aeroplane seat prototype.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (2 days ago)

As closing arguments began in the former president's historic trial, the Hollywood star made a surprise appearance in Lower Manhattan.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (2 days ago)

New York court hears closing arguments in the Donald Trump hush money trial.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (2 days ago)

Pressure is being turned up on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after airstrikes in southern Gaza killed dozens of displaced civilians.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (2 days ago)

An Israeli airstrike triggered a fire that killed 45 people, including women and children, in a tent camp in the Gazan city, officials said, prompting an outcry from Israel's closest allies.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (2 days ago)

As many as 2000 people are feared dead after a huge landslide buried a village in Papua New Guinea.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (2 days ago)

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (3 days ago)

Israel's Prime Minister has acknowledged a tragic mistake was made after an airstrike in the southern Gaza city of Rafah killed at least 45 people.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (3 days ago)

Relations between Poland and Russia have deteriorated sharply since Moscow sent tens of thousands of troops into neighbouring Ukraine in February 2022.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (3 days ago)

The videos are often labelled with hashtags such as "Russian beauty” and the women describe how accomplished Chinese men are.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (3 days ago)

Survivors described a terrifying scene of tents in flames and burn victims. A doctor said that of the killed and wounded he saw, a majority were women and children.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (3 days ago)

Aussie claims victory in famous UK cheese-rolling competition.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (3 days ago)

Wild tornadoes and storms kill at least 21 people in the United States.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (3 days ago)

Sorry to rain on Rishi Sunak's parade, but this is a bold idea for an unpopular government to stake its future on. 

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (3 days ago)

The death toll in Papua New Guinea is expected to rise following a catastrophic landslide that destroyed a village in remote Enga province.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (3 days ago)

More than 2000 people are feared buried alive after the deadly landslide in Papua New Guinea.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (3 days ago)

At least 35 people have been killed in the latest air strikes on a camp in Rafah in southern Gaza.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (3 days ago)

A drive-by shooting carried out by a feared drug cartel wounded a teenager in a Mexican town. They weren't targeting rival drug dealers – it was a tortilla shop.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (3 days ago)

The contenders in the much anticipated July election will be doing their best to argue the other guy can't be trusted.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (4 days ago)

A strong 6.6 magnitude earthquake has struck the South Pacific island nation of Tonga.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (4 days ago)

Former US president Donald Trump has been booed while at a Libertarian convention.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (4 days ago)

UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announces he plans to bring back national service if he wins the election.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (4 days ago)

Earlier on Sunday, the Israeli military said eight projectiles had been launched from Rafah toward Tel Aviv – the first rocket attack in months.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (4 days ago)

At least 12 people injured after a flight from Doha to Dublin was hit by major turbulence.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (4 days ago)

Hamas has fired rockets towards Tel Aviv, setting off air raid sirens in the Israeli city for the first time in four months.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (4 days ago)

June Mendoza's painting of John Gorton caused a sensation when it was unveiled. She remains the only woman to have painted an official portrait of an Australian prime minister.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (4 days ago)

The raucous event for the former president marked a sharp departure from the typical celebratory atmosphere at such Trump campaign gatherings.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (4 days ago)

One wonders how many of those making the Israel-Hamas equivalence point, including quite a few in the press, had taken 10 minutes to read the ICC prosecutor's statement.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (4 days ago)

The incident comes five days after a man died and dozens of people were injured when a Singapore Airlines flight from London hit severe turbulence.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (4 days ago)

Dozens of people including children are dead after a fire raged at an amusement centre in India.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (4 days ago)

Rapper Nicki Minaj says police in the Netherlands discovered marijuana in her bags as she was preparing to leave the country for her next concert.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (4 days ago)

Richard Sherman, the musical genius behind some of Disney's best work, has passed away at the age of 95.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (4 days ago)

If China were to attack Taiwan, this string of islands is at the front line. Kinmen is less than 10 kilometres from the Chinese mainland and remnants of past battles are everywhere.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (4 days ago)

This is not about moral equivalence, but seeking arrest warrants for Hamas and Israeli leaders is an attempt to impose equal justice.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (4 days ago)

The British prime minister, facing internal and external political pressures, says his plan for 18-year-olds would create a renewed sense of pride in the UK.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (4 days ago)

Josh Jones wasn't expecting to lose his dream job. He has shared the performance reviews and messages that shed light on a typically confidential process.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (5 days ago)

RSBN has allowed the former Republican president to bypass traditional media and inject his vision for America directly into the veins of his diehard supporters.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (5 days ago)

A magnitude 6.4 earthquake has struck Vanuata near Port Vila.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (5 days ago)

A major fire broke out on Saturday at an amusement park in Gujarat state in western India, killing at least 27 people, police and media reports said.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (5 days ago)

Rapper Nicki Minaj has been arrested in the Netherlands for drug possession.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (5 days ago)

At least 27 people, including children, were killed in an amusement park fire in India.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (5 days ago)

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (5 days ago)

The UN's top court has ordered Israel to stop its invasion of Rafah, declaring it could bring about the destruction of the Palestinian people.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (5 days ago)

The PNG Post Courier reported the increased death toll and said 1182 houses were destroyed, citing an MP. At least six villages were affected, Australian officials said.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (5 days ago)

Australia earlier this week reported its first human case of avian influenza in a child in Victoria whom authorities said had been infected in India.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (6 days ago)

Nearly 80 Conservative MPs will not seek re-election on July 4, that's nearly a quarter of all Tories serving under the British prime minister now.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (6 days ago)

"Carlo was the light answer to the dark side of the web,” his mother said of the "patron saint of the internet” who will now be canonised.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (6 days ago)

Papua New Guinea locals have been desperately searching for survivors after a landslide in a rural part of the island nation.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (6 days ago)

The man behind the Supersize Me documentary Morgan Spurlock has died at the age of 53.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (6 days ago)

The United Nation's top court has ordered Israel to immediately halt its military offensive in the southern Gaza city of Rafah.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (6 days ago)

A boring prime minister in Keir Starmer may be the best Britain can hope for if it's to end the omnishambles era.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (6 days ago)

While the International Court of Justice has no means to enforce its orders, the case was a stark sign of Israel's global isolation over its campaign in Gaza.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (6 days ago)

Almost half the 211 passengers on Singapore Airlines flight 321 were injured in what has become one of the most serious turbulence events in modern aviation history. 

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At least four people have been killed and 27 injured in a building collapse on the Spanish tourist island of Mallorca.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (6 days ago)

Australia has joined global condemnation of China's aggressive military response to the inauguration of Taiwan's new president.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (6 days ago)

More than 50 homes, many with people still asleep inside, were buried when the landslide hit Kaokalam village around 3am.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (6 days ago)

More than 100 people are feared dead after a massive landslide struck a remote village in Papua New Guinea.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (6 days ago)

The French, as everyone knows, do things differently. Including, it would seem, their security alerts for the Paris Olympics.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (6 days ago)

Days away from learning his fate in a historic hush money trial, the former president drew thousands of fans to a campaign rally in one of America's poorest neighbourhoods.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (6 days ago)

Two key figures, adored and detested by their respective tribes in equal measure, will make life harder for Rishi Sunak and Keir Starmer.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (A week ago)

Four people have died and 21 more have been injured after a beach club collapsed on the Spanish island of Mallorca.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (A week ago)

Keith Davis spoke a day after staff surrounded him in a hospital cafe when it became apparent he was about to talk to the media.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (A week ago)

In the ongoing blame game, it's hard not to point to Macron himself as the arsonist in chief. He's the one who set in motion a vote in Paris that triggered the protests in New Caledonia.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (A week ago)

The US government is suing the world's biggest live entertainment company in an attempt to break up what it calls an illegal monopoly.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (A week ago)

Chinese military surrounds Taiwan after new president takes office.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (A week ago)

They often stand out in the pews, with the men in ties and the women sometimes with the lace head coverings that all but disappeared from American churches more than 50 years ago.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (A week ago)

Iranians are celebrating the death of their president by dancing in the streets, setting off fireworks and posting an endless stream of helicopter-themed memes. Meanwhile the Australian government has sent its condolences.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (A week ago)

Tom Turcich spent seven years walking the globe with his beloved dog Savannah, a rescue pup he picked up in Texas not long after setting off on his journey.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (A week ago)

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (A week ago)

A dozen Australians are in hospital in Bangkok after their Singapore Airlines flight plummeted mid-air.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (A week ago)

A high gust of wind has toppled the stage at a campaign rally in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, killing at least five people.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (A week ago)

China has started its most expansive military drills in a year around Taiwan, just days after Lai Ching-te took over as the island's new president.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (A week ago)

French President Emmanuel Macron has arrived in riot-hit New Caledonia and says that he wants to see peace, calm and security return.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (A week ago)

The former presidential hopeful's endorsement of Trump is notable given her criticism of the "herd mentality” of fellow Republicans.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (A week ago)

Wellington man Dan O'Donnell has unearthed two guns, including an AK-47, on his first day of metal detecting.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (A week ago)

A new fence erected on the Napier property owned by Simon Bicknell and Carol McLennan completely blocks their neighbours view of the sea.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (A week ago)

The British PM is attempting to pull off a turnaround that would be unique in modern political history. It's not off to a convincing start.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (A week ago)

Citizen journalist Zhang Zhan who reported the Wuhan COVID-19 outbreak has been released from a Chinese jail.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (A week ago)

The French military has flown 103 Australians from New Caledonia to Brisbane.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (A week ago)

Some are evidently traumatised. Many are seriously injured. One man limps by in a gown, neck brace and sling.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (A week ago)

Tens of thousands of Iranians attend the funeral of President Ebrahim Raisi in Tehran.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (A week ago)

In power since 2010, the Tories have tanked in opinion polls on the back of a post-COVID cost-of-living crisis and successive political scandals.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (A week ago)

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announces a general election to be held on July 4.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (A week ago)

Israel responded angrily to the news, recalling Israel's ambassadors and summoned the three countries' envoys in Israel.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (A week ago)

Donald Trump has found himself in hot water over a social media post that used Nazi rhetoric.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (A week ago)

A Singapore Airlines flight from London to Singapore hit severe turbulence on Tuesday, with eight of the more than 50 Australians on board in hospital.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (A week ago)

The UN's food agency has stopped its aid convoys into under-siege Gaza for security reasons, after Israel launched an incursion into the area.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (A week ago)

Lawyer and human rights advocate, Nyadol Nyuon OAM recently travelled back to Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya with Australia for UNHCR. This was her first visit to the camp since she left almost two decades ago.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (A week ago)

In my near four decades of flying that exact route as a Qantas captain, l learnt that especially during the wet season there are particular challenges pilots face.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (A week ago)

A former British soldier charged with helping the Hong Kong intelligence service has been found dead in a park.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (A week ago)

In an astonishing own goal, the defence team made a last-minute decision to call brash New York lawyer Robert Costello to testify.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (A week ago)

Geoffrey Kitchen was travelling with his wife of more than 50 years, Linda, who has been transferred to hospital in Bangkok for treatment. 

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Singapore Airlines says one person has died and others were injured when a London-Singapore flight hit severe turbulence on Tuesday.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (A week ago)

Singapore Airlines CEO Goh Choon Phong says the carrier is "very sorry" after one person died and dozens more were injured when their plane encountered extreme turbulence.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (A week ago)

Some 108 Australians and other tourists landed in Brisbane, Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong said. More flights are expected.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (A week ago)

US Vice President Kamala Harris has rebuked Donald Trump over an 'appalling' video he shared.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (A week ago)

More than 50 Australians were aboard a Singapore Airlines plane when it hit severe turbulence, leaving one passenger dead.

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Matthew Trickett and two others were due to appear at London's Central Criminal Court for a hearing on Friday on spying charges.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (A week ago)

A Royal Australian Air Force plane has landed in New Caledonia to bring 300 Australians stranded on the South Pacific island home.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (A week ago)

There has been an immediate and angry reaction from Israel and Hamas to the International Criminal Court's attempts to pursue their leaders for alleged war crimes.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (A week ago)

A six-year inquiry has found the deaths of about 3000 people and the infections of some 30,000 others could have mostly been avoided. The PM has vowed compensation.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (A week ago)

On the fifth anniversary of his inauguration, the comedian-turned-wartime leader concedes his allies need to push so-called "red lines” and get more involved.

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British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Monday offered his government's apologies to the victims of the tainted blood scandal.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (A week ago)

The now dead Iranian president and foreign minister did everything they could to consolidate the "Axis of Resistance”. There is a decision to be made.

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The former PM has shared his insights on the Republican former president, who heads towards November's election with more support from evangelical Christians than ever before.

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This is the atmosphere in which Taiwan on Monday inaugurated its new president, Lai Ching-te.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (A week ago)

Will Netanyahu, Hamas leaders be arrested? Once an arrest warrant has been issued, an individual risks arrest if they travel to an ICC signatory state.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (A week ago)

Michael Cohen says he stole from Donald Trump's company as defence presses key hush money trial witness.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (A week ago)

Clooney, a prominent human rights lawyer, had been criticised for not speaking out on the war.

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British court rules WikiLeaks founder Assange can appeal against an extradition order to the US.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (A week ago)

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court says he is seeking arrest warrants for Israeli and Hamas leaders, including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (A week ago)

London's High Court ruled that assurances it sought from the US were insufficient and that it would allow the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to appeal against his extradition on espionage charges.

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Rapper Sean 'Diddy' Combs has admitted to assaulting his ex, as Australian politicians call for a boycott of his music.

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In a possible high-stakes test for the Albanese government, the case of Gregor Haas, father of NRL star Payne, has the making of a three-way diplomatic tangle.

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Iran's president, foreign minister and others are confirmed dead after helicopter crash.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (A week ago)

A year after Raisi's election, Iran's "hijab and chastity law” resulted in the death of young Kurdish Iranian woman, Mahsa Amini, which triggered months of uprisings.

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President Ebrahim Raisi and other officials in the helicopter had been missing for more than 12 hours when rescuers spotted the wreckage.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (2 weeks ago)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces increasing criticism from within his war cabinet, while protesters accuse him of extending the conflict to protect himself.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (2 weeks ago)

The French embassy in Australia is calling on the "solidarity and generosity” of French expatriates living in Melbourne to billet French people stranded in the city by the conflict in New Caledonia.

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Iran views itself as the chief patron of Palestinian resistance to Israeli rule, and top officials have called for Israel to be wiped off the map.

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The helicopter carrying Iran's president and top officials suffered a 'hard land', sparking rescue operations.

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Roderick Macdonald's adventures with British glider troops was the first time any war correspondent had joined an airborne invasion. They would later honour him with the right to wear their red beret.

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More details have emerged about the alleged crimes of Australian man Gregor Johann Haas, who was arrested in the Philippines on Wednesday.

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (2 weeks ago)

Inexcusably, not a single officer of our navy had bothered to travel from Canberra to attend our AUKUS partner's principal naval strategic forum.

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What appears to be a huge meteor has been filmed streaking over northern Portugal.

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In Pakistan, where people live in fear of powerful security services, conspiracy theories have long been embraced. Did you know Osama Bin Laden was Jewish?

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Sydney Morning Herald - World (2 weeks ago)

Donald Trump is increasingly leaning into religion, and his support is as strong as ever among evangelicals and other conservative Christians.

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Gunmen opened fire on a market in a tourist area in central Afghanistan, killing six and wounding four, including an Australian.

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The city of Kyle in Texas attempted to break the world record for the largest gathering of people with one name.

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Unorganised and loosely connected criminals – some hired on social media – are believed to be behind a series of crimes once dominated by yakuza.

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Benny Gantz, a popular centrist member of Israel's three-member war cabinet, threatened to resign from the government if it doesn't adopt a new plan for the war in Gaza.

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Paul's Warehouse owner Paul Dwyer brought in Steve Waugh to help promote a luxury hotel development in Sri Lanka. Seven years later it's unfinished and mired in controversy.

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Climate change is devastating this island nation. Has Australia thrown it a lifeline?

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In the face of a terrible war in Gaza, a group of bereaved Israelis and Palestinians are agitating jointly for peace, and their message is carrying to the world.

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We are witnessing an epoch-defining communications disaster.

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