Ian Lovett 8:48 PM California will become the fifth US state to allow doctors to prescribe life-ending drugs to terminally ill patients, after Governor Jerry Brown signed the measure into law.
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Ian Lovett 8:48 PM California will become the fifth US state to allow doctors to prescribe life-ending drugs to terminally ill patients, after Governor Jerry Brown signed the measure into law on Monday.
Nick Miller 8:37 PM A team of human rights lawyers including Amal Clooney and Geoffrey Robertson will ask the Australian government to impose targeted sanctions and travel bans on Maldives judges and other officials, over the illegal imprisonment of the country's ex-president Mohamed Nasheed.
Aditya Kalra 6:42 PM India's Supreme Court has given New Delhi three days to come up with a plan to clean up the air in a city ranked by the World Health Organisation as the most polluted in the world.
Tom Arup 5:06 PM The historic fall in China's coal use is a clear and consistent trend and should be factored in by Australian business, one of the world's leading experts on China's environment policy says.
Don Riseborough 4:41 PM Charles O'Brien, Los Angeles deputy attorney-general, displays seized weapons to .a US senate subcommittee on security.
Doyle McManus 3:16 PM Russia's airstrikes against Syrian rebels last week surprised many Americans. They shouldn't have.
Victoria Ward 1:25 PM A British millionaire is in hospital after a supercar crashed at a motor show, injuring 28 people.
12:55 PM A British law that is supposed to give laboratory monkeys special protection has failed to prevent large numbers of the primates from being subjected to "unnecessary and unjustifiable" testing, a leading animal rights organisation claims.
David Alire Garcia 12:28 PM Mexico's most popular comedians have found away to get back at Donald Trump.
10:32 AM An American Airlines Group Inc. captain died after falling ill during a Phoenix-to-Boston flight, forcing the first officer to divert the plane to Syracuse, New York.
Nick O'Malley 10:10 AM Boy killed daughter because she would not let him see her puppy, mother says.
9:21 AM All nations should agree to toughen curbs on greenhouse gas emissions every five years under a UN accord to combat global warming due in December, according to a first suggested text of a UN agreement on Monday.
Alex Nussbaum 9:02 AM Citigroup Inc., the third-biggest US bank, said it will cut back on financing for coal mining projects, in the latest blow to the industry that's viewed as a key contributor to global warming.
Liam Stack 8:39 AM Four Northern California high school students have been arrested in connection with what law enforcement officials called a highly detailed plan to shoot and kill fellow students and teachers, just days after a mass shooting on a community college campus in rural Oregon.
Zachary Fagenson 7:58 AM Missing cargo ship El Faro, hit by powerful Hurricane Joaquin, is believed to have sunk off the Bahamas and one presumed crew member is confirmed dead, the US Coast Guard said on Monday.
7:39 AM A two-year-old girl who disappeared on Friday night from her great-grandparents' home in rural Ohio was found alive Sunday evening in a nearby field.
Alissa J. Rubin 7:12 AM US commander's comments contradict Doctors Without Borders' claim there had been no fighting around the hospital.
Andrew E. Kramer 5:04 AM As NATO protests a Russian warplane incursion into Turkey, the Kremlin signals a deepening involvement in the Syria war.
Harriet McLeod 3:38 AM Torrential rainfall that South Carolina's governor called a once-in-a-millennium downpour triggered flooding in the southeastern US state on Sunday, causing at least nine deaths in the Carolinas.
Jewel Topsfield 11:27 PM A company with Australian links is reportedly being investigated by Indonesian police over a fire on a palm oil plantation in Borneo as the republic tries to crack down on companies responsible for the haze choking the region.