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16 November 2017 8:08 AM Macron invites Hariri family to France 'not at all' for exile

Paris: Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri and his family will travel to France in coming days, a French presidential source says, after Emmanuel Macron invited him as part of efforts to defuse tensions in the Middle East. Speaking in the German city of Bonn after a climate conference on Wednesday, Macron said his invitation was not an offer of exile 16

3 November 2017 1:24 PM Australian detained in Lebanon, suspected of trying to join Islamic State in Syria

An Australian teenager, suspected of trying to travel to Syria to fight for Islamic State, has been arrested in Lebanon, local officials say. The Lebanese Internal Security Forces (ISF) said in a statement it had arrested a Lebanese-Australian man, who had lived in Sydney for several years "and embraced extremist ideology". The ISF said the man, born in 1999, had become 9

3 November 2017 10:41 AM Tim Cahill injury spells trouble for Socceroos as Honduras tie looms

The Socceroos have been dealt a body blow on the eve of their World Cup qualifiers with Honduras, with Tim Cahill limping off while playing for A-League club Melbourne City. Cahill was a surprise name on City's team sheet for Friday night's clash with Sydney FC, making his first start of the season. Looking to build on his side's strong start to the new campaign 15

2 November 2017 6:37 AM 'Patterns of radicalisation': Uzbekistan's history with terrorism and the US

Sayfullo Saipov, a 29-year-old "radicalised" Uzbek man, was behind the wheel of the truck which killed eight people in Manhattan on October 31. But the revelation about his country of origin led social media users to question why US President Donald Trump hadn't included Uzbekistan on his travel ban list. The attack is the fourth major fatal incident 40

1 November 2017 3:40 AM Manus detention centre: Australia is still responsible for these men — and those who haven't made it this far

Australia has "closed" the Manus Island detention centre, and all eyes are on the hundreds of men who have barricaded themselves in, refusing to move to the "transit" accommodation in nearby Lorengau for fear of what awaits them there. All Australian security personnel and essential services have been withdrawn, leaving the men to fend for themselves 10

1 November 2017 1:47 AM Illegal tobacco helps fund North Korea’s nuclear regime

A US security chief’s allegation may answer the enduring question of where Kim Jong-un’s North Korea finds the money for its intimidating military stockpile. David Luna says the North Korean regime accumulates most of its wealth through a network of “criminal enterprises that trade in everything from goods made by forced labour to counterfeit currency 26

30 October 2017 3:23 AM Australian victory at Beersheba remembered

Through the machine gun and rifle fire they charged, a cloud of dust rising as men of the Australian light horse, clutching their bayonets, hurtled towards Turkish defences around the city of Beersheba. In the age of the machine gun, men and horses should have been mown down but on that late afternoon of October 31, 1917, daring and desperation produced 19

30 October 2017 1:10 AM Tamim Khaja pleads guilty to planning terrorist attack in Sydney

A Sydney teenager has pleaded guilty to planning a terrorist attack and carrying out a shooting spree in Sydney. Tamim Khaja, 20, was convicted in the NSW Supreme Court in Parramatta this morning of planning a terrorist attack in Sydney which would have resulted in the “mass murder” of innocent civilians. Khaja conducted reconnaissance on a number of sites 67

25 October 2017 6:46 PM North Korea diplomat says take atmospheric nuclear test threat 'literally'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The recent warning from North Korea’s foreign minister of a possible atmospheric nuclear test over the Pacific Ocean should be taken literally, a senior North Korean official told CNN in an interview aired on Wednesday. “The foreign minister is very well aware of the intentions of our supreme leader, so I think you should take his words 14

25 October 2017 12:25 AM Trump introduces 'enhanced' screening for refugees from 11 'high-risk' countries

US President Donald Trump has allowed the resumption of refugee admissions as a complete ban he instituted four months ago expired. But the administration is adding "enhanced" screening procedures and a 90-day review for nationals from 11 countries believed to pose a higher risk to US national security. Officials refused to identify the 11 countries 32