Violence flares in Baltimore after funeral of Gray

Hundreds of young people faced off with police in Baltimore on Monday after the funeral of a black city man who died in police custody.

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Putin's bikie friends turned back at Poland

Leader of the pack (and target of US sanctions): Alexander Zaldostano.

Polish border guards turned away 10 Russian bikers on Monday after the government vowed to bar entry to a group that planned to ride to Berlin to celebrate Nazi Germany's World War II defeat.

Hopes fade for Nepal earthquake survivors

A child injured in Saturday's earthquake, is carried by a Nepalese soldier after being evacuated as they wait to disembark from an Indian Air Force helicopter at the airport in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Hopes for finding survivors trapped under rubble began to fade two days after Nepal's worst earthquake in decades, even as helicopters rescued 180 climbers trapped on Mount Everest.

US Civil War commemorated in Brazil

From the very old to the very young, descendants of American Southerners Wearing Confederate-era dresses and uniforms dance during a party to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the end of the American Civil War in Santa Barbara d'Oeste, Brazil, Sunday, April 26, 2015. Teenage girls pulled hoop skirts over their cut-off short-shorts and wiggled into bustier tops, taking to the stage painted with a giant Confederate flag on the arms of young men in grey and yellow uniforms. The pairs solemnly presented the flags of the 13 Confederate states and square danced to raucous fiddle music. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

It had all the trappings of a down-home country fair in Alabama - but it was happening 8000 kilometres south.

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Violence flares in Baltimore after funeral of Freddy Gray

Demonstrators throw rocks to the police, after the funeral of Freddie Gray at New Shiloh Baptist Church in Baltimore.

Sheryl Gay Stolberg 7:14 AM   With the words "black lives matter" projected in capital letters on the walls, thousands of mourners crowded into a church here Monday to bid an emotional goodbye to Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old who died from a spinal cord injury while in police custody.

Bali nine's Andrew Chan marries Febyanti as execution looms

Febyanti visits Andrew Chan in March. The couple were married on Monday.

Jewel Topsfield 6:08 AM   Andrew Chan and his fiancee Febyanti Herewila have married on execution island on what is likely to be one of his last day on earth. 

'Two old people reaching out': Auschwitz survivor hugs a Nazi guard

"Two old people reaching out": When Eva Mozes Kor met Oskar Groening.

Sarah Kaplan 3:48 AM   'You cannot predict what will happen when someone from the victims' side and someone from the perpetrators' side meet in a spirit of humanity.'

Bali nine pair Chan and Sukumaran choose their execution witnesses

A man prepares coffins ahead of executions of death row inmates in coming days.

Jewel Topsfield 1:27 AM   The families of Bali nine pair Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan have received the news they were dreading - they will be forced to say their final farewells on Tuesday afternoon.

South Korea's Park Accepts Resignation of Second Premier in Year

South Korea's President Park Geun-hye delivers a speech during a signing ceremony in Chile.

1:04 AM   South Korean President Park Geun Hye accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Lee Wan Koo over bribery allegations, the second premier to quit in a year.

Nepal earthquake: Melbourne woman Renu Fotedar killed

Melbourne woman Renu Fotedar has been killed while in Nepal.

Craig Butt, Rachel Browne, Patrick Hatch 12:18 AM   A Melbourne woman in Nepal to climb Mount Everest has been confirmed dead, among more than 3000 people killed in the massive earthquake.

Families trying to visit Bali nine delayed by Indonesian authorities

A painting, self portrait of Myuran Sukumaran is taken from Kerobokan Prison to Wijaya Pura in Cilacap.

Jewel Topsfield 11:33 PM   The families of Bali nine pair Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan were delayed by an agonising three and a half hours to see their loved ones after Indonesian officials required them to fill out new paperwork.

"They asked for $130k and then more": new claims of bribes in Bali nine duo death penalty case

Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran.

Tom Allard 12:15 AM   The former lawyer of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran says judges who sentenced duo to death asked for more than $130,000 to give them a prison term.

Boston bomber's defence against death sentence begins

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Scott Malone 10:10 PM   The trial of the convicted Boston Marathon bomber enters a new and critical stage on Monday as defence lawyers begin to present their case that a jury should sentence Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to life in prison, rather than death.

Taliban attack major Afghan city

Taliban fighters leaving Kunduz province in 2001: Now, they are back and threatening to overrun parts of the provincial capital.

9:22 PM   Hundreds of Taliban insurgents attacked police and army checkposts in the province of Kunduz on Monday, officials said.

Hundreds of Australians still feared missing in Nepal

The ancient city of Bhaktapur in Nepal is destroyed by the earthquake on April 25.

Deborah Gough, Marissa Calligeros, Beau Donelly 7:07 PM   Two Victorian teenagers were injured by falling rocks, but are among the survivors of the Nepal earthquake.

France and Australia to swap counter-terrorism officers to improve national security

French President Francois Hollande welcomes Prime Minister Tony Abbott to the Elysee Palace, in Paris, on Monday.

Nick Miller in Paris 7:02 PM   France and Australia will swap counter-terrorism police officers in a new exchange program aimed at improving national security in both countries.

Greens propose deep emissions cuts for post-2020

Bayswater Power Station in the Hunter Valley

Peter Hannam 6:29 PM   With climate change accelerating, Australia - and the rest of the world - need to aim for deep emission cuts, the Greens say in revealing their post-2020 targets.

'Grave fears' for missing Australian on Everest

People sit on the rubble of a temple after an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal April 26, 2015, a day after the 7.9 magnitude earthquake killed more than 2,400 people and devastated Kathmandu valley. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Rachel Browne 4:57 PM   Grave fears are held for an Australian climber still missing from the Mount Everest base camp in Nepal where the death toll continues to mount as rescue organisations scramble to the disaster zone amid challenging weather conditions and terrifying aftershocks.

Mali's main rebel group says it will sign peace deal next month

Islamist policemen patrol the streets of Gao, northern Mali in 2012. Once one of west Africa's most stable democracies, Mali was plunged into turmoil when soldiers seized power in Bamako that year.

Emma Farge 4:41 PM   Mali could be closer to solving a five-decade struggle that has split the country in two.

Indonesian AG in key post when alleged intervention led to Bali 9 death penalty

Indonesia's Attorney-General H.M. Prasetyo.

Tom Allard 4:03 PM   Concerns of potential conflict of interest for the attorney general as he pushes for quick execution of Chan and Sukumaran before investigation of bribes completed.

Cop cam footage raises privacy concerns

Officer Daniel Enriquez, equipped with a body camera, in Seattle on April 24, 2015.

Timothy Williams 3:49 PM   US Police departments have been moving with unusual speed to equip officers with body cameras to film their often edgy encounters with the public.

Bali nine execution: 'Law 2/1964' dictates final hours of Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan

Indonesian police commandos escort Myuran Sukumaran as he arrives in Cilacap in central Java island on March 4 on his way to a maximum security prison ion Nusakambangan island.

Marcus Strom 2:54 PM   The final days and moments the lives of Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan are clearly laid out under Indonesian law. 

Elvis Presley's planes to remain at Graceland

The Hound Dog II, one of two jets once owned by late singer Elvis Presley, on display at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

2:50 PM   It looks like Elvis Presley's planes are staying at Graceland after all.

Bali nine: How Indonesia executes death row inmates

On death row: (from top left) Australians Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan, Frenchman Serge Atlaoui and Brazilian Rodrigo Gularte, (bottom row) Nigerian Raheem Agbaje Salami, Filipina Mary Jane Fiesta Veloso, and Nigerian Silvester Obiekwe Nwolise.

Kanupriya Kapoor 2:37 PM   Indonesia is expected to soon execute by firing squad a group of 10 convicts, most of them foreigners, for drug offences on the prison island of Nusakambangan in Central Java.

Malaria vaccine offers partial protection

A mother holds her baby as she receives the candidate vaccine as part of a trial in western Kenya.

1:52 PM   Despite the investment of hundreds of millions of dollars, the world's most advanced malaria "candidate vaccine" offers young children only partial protection that wanes with time.

MH17 crash: Germany knew flight risks, according to local media

Parts of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 at the crash site near the village of Hrabove, some 80 kms east of Donetsk.

1:36 PM   Berlin knew the risks of flying over war-torn east Ukraine before Flight MH17 was shot out of the sky but did not inform German airlines, local media has reported.