Obama, Netanyahu relationship turns poisonous

Nick O'Malley 12:58 PM   The relationship between Benjamin Netanyahu and Barack Obama, the leader of his nation’s most crucial ally, is now frankly, transparently, poisonous.

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Tribunal charges ex-Khmer Rouge boss

Former Khmer Rouge navy commander Meas Muth in 2006.

Lindsay Murdoch 1:01 PM   Cambodia's Khmer Rouge tribunal has charged one of the murderous regime's commanders with crimes against humanity.

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What Bibi doesn't understand about US, Iran

Same speech, different venue: Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a joint session of the US Congress.

Paul McGeough 12:09 PM   We knew before Benjamin Netanyahu arrived at the US Congress, that he would have nothing new to say.

Hopes for Russian democracy 'buried'

Lit candles are placed on the ground as people gather to attend a memorial service before the funeral of Russian leading opposition figure Boris Nemtsov.

Helen Womack 2:04 PM   Russia’s beleaguered opposition queued with flowers in the frost to pay their respects to slain liberal politician Boris Nemtsov.

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Quirky revolt against arranged marriage inspires other Indian women

Indian woman Indhuja Pillaihas rejected the traditional Indian route to marriage via advertisements.

Dean Nelson 2:02 PM   Indhuja Pillai, a 24-year-old who works at a Bangalore technology site, has been hailed as a symbol of hope after her quirky matrimonial advertisement rejected expected stereotypes and staked her claim to a life of adventure on her own terms.

Petraeus negotiates plea deal over classified material

David Petraeus in 2012, when he was the director of the CIA.

Michael Schmidt 2:00 PM   David Petraeus will plead guilty to one count of unauthorised removal and retention of classified material, which carries a maximum penalty of one year in prison.

Chan and Sukumaran: the "nice criminals" facing the firing squad

MICHAEL BACHELARD 2:00 PM   A few weeks before the devastating news that his clemency bid had been rejected by the Indonesian president, Myuran Sukumaran made contact with this reporter through back channels with a request: could Fairfax Media please stop using a particular photograph of him and fellow death row convict Andrew Chan.

Bali nine executions: what happens now for Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran

Channel Nine photo of the earthen wall it claims Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran will be executed against.

1:51 PM   The Bali nine prisoners Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran have begun their journey from Kerobokan prison to Nusakambangan Island where they are set to be executed by firing squad.

Bali nine prisoners transferred from Kerobokan to execution island under heavy military guard

A Wolf armoured vehicle carrying Bali nine duo Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran leaves Kerobokan prison to begin the transfer to Nusakambangan prison island where they are to be executed.

Tom Allard, Jewel Topsfield 1:30 PM   Indonesian police and military have arrived at Kerobokan prison to being the transfer of Bali nine duo Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran to Nusakmbangan island, the place were they are to be executed by firing squad.

Bali nine: Black Sabbath legend appeals to Bali's metalhead president for clemency

Black Sabbath's Tommy Iommi.

Peter Vincent 1:28 PM   Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has appealed to metal-loving Indonesian president Joko Widodo to spare the lives of the two Australians on death row.

Obama, Netanyahu relationship turns poisonous

US President Barack Obama has not hidden his unhappiness with Israel's PM Benjamin Netanyahu.

Nick O'Malley 12:58 PM   The relationship between Benjamin Netanyahu and Barack Obama, the leader of his nation’s most crucial ally, is now frankly, transparently, poisonous.

Kenya burns ivory to deter elephant poachers

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta, centre, looks on as 15 tonnes of ivory confiscated from smugglers and poachers is burnt in Nairobi National Park.

David Malingha Doya 12:58 PM   Kenya's president Uhuru Kenyatta has set a three-metre-high pile of elephant tusks and horns on fire at Nairobi National Park in an effort to deter elephant poachers.

Fewer women run major US companies than men named John

The low number of women in Prime Minister Tony Abbott's cabinet has been a source of criticism.

Josephine Tovey 12:34 PM   There are more major American companies run by men named John than there are companies run by women in the United States. Women in Australia are similarly under-represented in areas of public life.

Growing fear in Russia leaves opposition in despair after murder of Nemtsov

Members of the Nemtsov family embrace as people bring flowers to the grave of the slain Russian opposition figure.

Henry Meyer 11:54 AM   Russia's liberal opposition is in despair after the slaying of opposition figure Boris Nemtsov. While the murder elicited deep suspicions of the Kremlin, rank-and-file activists say the Russian president Vladimir Putin looks stronger than ever.

Bali nine: where are the other members of the group?

Scott Rush, Michael Czugaj and Renae Lawrence during their trial in 2006.

11:41 AM   As Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran are transferred to Nusakambangan, the other seven members of the Bali nine group are also in Indonesia, most serving life sentences.

Bereaved view aircraft wreckage at Dutch airbase

Wreckage from Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, which was shot down over Ukraine in July 2014, is laid out in a hangar on Gilze-Rijen airbase in the Netherlands.

11:39 AM   The first of around 500 relatives of those killed in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine have visited the wreckage at a Dutch airbase.

Benjamin Netanyahu gives controversial speech to US Congress

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a joint meeting of Congress in a stirring speech that damned the US government's nuclear negotiations with Iran. The speech is two weeks before Israel's national election.

Nick O'Malley 10:48 AM   Benjamin Netanyahu used his controversial address to Congress to paint a dystopian vision of an Iran acting as a nuclear-armed ISIL terrorizing the world should President Barack Obama continue to pursue negotiations with the regime.

Hillary Clinton email flap puts Democrats in scramble mode

Then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at the State Department in Washington in 2012.

Steve Holland and Amanda Becker 10:35 AM   Democrats scrambled on Tuesday to contain the fallout for Hillary Clinton, their favored 2016 presidential candidate, after allegations she inappropriately used her personal email for work while secretary of state.

Queen Elizabeth strips entertainer Rolf Harris of CBE honour over child sex conviction

Jailed pedophile Rolf Harris has been stripped of the CBE the Queen awarded him nearly a decade ago.

Michael Holden 8:12 AM   London: Britain's Queen Elizabeth has stripped veteran entertainer Rolf Harris of an honour she bestowed on him in 2006, basing the move on his conviction for child sex crimes last year, an official notice on Tuesday revealed.

Parents who let children walk alone guilty of 'unsubstantiated child neglect'

A United States case has triggered fierce debate about when it is safe to let a child walk without adult supervision.

Donna St George 7:56 AM   Danielle and Alexander Meitiv say they will not be deterred by a ruling they were neglectful in letting their children walk home from a park alone.

Europe unlikely to meet 2050 climate goal, study finds

Belchatow Power Station, Europe's largest coal-fired plant.

MELISSA EDDY 7:42 AM   The European Union will fail to meet an ambitious goal of significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 unless it takes more aggressive measures to limit the use of fossil fuels and adopts new environmental policies, according to a new report.

Over 3000 people evacuated as Chile's Villarrica volcano erupts

The Villarica volcano erupts near Pucon, Chile, early on Tuesday morning.

Antonio De la Jara and Rosalba O'Brien 6:51 AM   Santiago: A volcano in southern Chile has begun erupting, forcing the evacuation of some 3385 people in nearby villages.

Nadia Savchenko hunger strike: female Ukrainian pilot could starve to death in Russia

Hero of Ukraine ... Ukrainian air force officer Nadezhda Savchenko has been on a hunger strike for over two months.

Trudy Rubin 6:47 AM   A Ukrainian air force pilot who has been on hunger strike in a Russian jail for 81 days after she says she was kidnapped and taken to the country may 'die within days'.

Welcome to 'Cat Island', where felines outnumber humans

This is our island: Cats crowd the harbour at Aoshima.

Chris Meyers 6:43 AM   'I carry tourists every week, even though the only thing we have to offer is cats,' a ferry captain said.

Bali nine duo to be transferred to execution island on Wednesday

Andrew Chan, one of the Bali nine duo at Kerobokan Prison on his last day in Kerobokan Prison before he is  transferred to Nusakambangan prison island.

Tom Allard and Jewel Topsfield 6:40 AM   Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran will be transferred to the execution island of Nusakambangan on Wednesday, it has been announced.