Trump, Sanders win in New Hampshire

Nick O'Malley 2:06 PM   Billionaire businessman Donald Trump has won New Hampshire's Republican presidential nominating contest, and Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders has beaten Hillary Clinton.

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Aleppo: 300,000 lives at risk as city encircled

A woman wanting to leave Turkey holds her baby as she waits in line to pass through a border gate as a few Syrian ...

A top adviser to President Bashar al-Assad says Syria won't stop offensive until it secures its border with Turkey, potentially cutting off 300,000 people from humanitarian aid.

Palace of Henry VIII has 500 year first

Father Anthony Howe sets up the Tudor plate, and a collection of Tudor artefacts used to dress the altar for a service ...

"Henry VIII will be spinning in his grave!" screamed a headline in The Daily Mail, a British tabloid. Hampton Court Palace on Tuesday held its first Roman Catholic service in centuries.

Police crack Thai fake passport racket

Some of the fake passports displayed by Thai police.

Lindsay Murdoch 2:31 PM   Police have disrupted a major fake passport syndicate supplying travel documents to people wanting to reach Australia.

North Korea satellite achieves stable orbit

An unidentified object - thought to be North Korea's rocket launch - is photographed from Dandong, China, on Sunday.

A satellite launched by North Korea at the weekend has now stabilised in its orbit around the Earth in a step forward from a previous launch in 2012, a US official says.

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Routs for Trump and Sanders jolt political system

Senator Bernie Sanders has decisively won the Democratic nod in the New Hampshire primary.

PATRICK HEALY and JONATHAN MARTIN 2:46 PM    

US presidential election: the New Hampshire primary live

Bernie Sanders campaigning in New Hampshire.

Marcus Strom, Chris Zappone 2:17 PM   The US presidential primary season moves to New Hampshire today after a nail-biter of contest in Iowa. Follow the results as they come in, with reporting from Fairfax Media's Nick O'Malley who at the scene.

Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders win in New Hampshire

Donald Trumps greets voters at Webster Elementary School in Manchester, NH.

Nick O'Malley 2:06 PM   Billionaire businessman Donald Trump has won New Hampshire's Republican presidential nominating contest, and Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders has beaten Hillary Clinton.

'Human error' responsible for German head-on train crash

Rescue workers lift an injured person into a helicopter after two trains collided head-on in Bavaria on Tuesday.

Friederike Heine 1:43 PM   System that makes trains brake if they pass a red light or when track is not clear was working at time of crash, railway spokesman says.

12-year-old boy's heartbreaking letter to the King of Sweden

Ahmed, a 12-year-old Syrian migrant, mails a letter to the King of Sweden.

Michael E. Miller 11:36 AM   "I could not go to school anymore because my teacher was killed by a shot right before our eyes," Ahmed wrote. "I cannot forget those seconds. They were my worst moments."

Mother's internet sleuthing about her daughter leads to a troubling discovery

Mother Deanna Rennon took matters into her own hands, researching what may be affecting daughter Erica's teeth.

Sandra G. Boodman 10:12 AM   When she clicked on a paediatric journal article, the photos of patients' missing and distinctly misaligned teeth stopped her cold. "The teeth looked just like Erica's," she said.

Assault with a deadly weapon? Florida man charged with throwing alligator into Wendy's

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Niraj Chokshi and Sarah Larimer 8:22 AM   Accused's parents say actions were part of a prank and that son viewed late Australian conservationist Steve Irwin as an idol.

Ten killed, 150 injured in train collision in southern Germany

Rescue workers retrieve a body at the site where two trains collided head-on near Bad Aibling, southern Germany, on Tuesday.

7:47 AM   Brakes should have automatically applied if any train ignored red light or entered track that was not clear, German Transport Minister says.

New Hampshire primary: first votes cast

Voters arrive to cast their ballots in the first-in-the-nation New Hampshire presidential primary at the Chichester Town ...

5:50 AM   New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation primary began well before sunrise on Tuesday US time, with residents in Dixville Notch casting their traditional first ballots just after midnight.

What is Ash Wednesday?

The symbol of Ash Wednesday.

4:54 AM   Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, is literally marked on the forehead of observant Christians.

UN renews call for impartial war crimes investigations in Sri Lanka

Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa talks to Buddhist monks at a function organised last week to sign a ...

Shihar Aneez and Ranga Sirilal 4:21 AM   The United Nations will not force Sri Lanka to accept a role for international judges in investigating possible war crimes during the 26-year Tamil insurgency.

Guns, drugs and cars: Why Americans die younger

The push to control gun sales is being fiercely resisted in the US, where the right to bear arms is entrenched in the ...

John Tozzi 4:00 AM   The average American will die as many as two years sooner than if they lived in Western Europe or Japan, according to a new study.

Taiwan developer in custody after tower collapses in earthquake

Emergency crews work through the night in search of survivors.

J.R. Wu 3:12 AM   A local court in the southern Taiwan city of Tainan has ordered into custody the developer of a building which collapsed during an earthquake that killed at least 39 people.

What the fall of Aleppo would mean for the world

Syrian refugees wait to cross the border into Turkey.

Ishaan Tharoor 2:33 AM   What happens to Aleppo over the next few weeks may have ramifications for the Syrian conflict and for the rest of the world. Here's why.

North Korea's new satellite flew over Super Bowl site

A South Korean man watches a TV news report on North Korea's rocket launch at Seoul Railway Station.

Eric Talmadge 1:57 AM   Here's a bit of Super Bowl trivia: North Korea's newest satellite passed almost right over the stadium just an hour after it ended.

Woman wins payout after doctors started caesarean without anaesthetic

A London hospital has admitted starting a caesarean without giving a pregnant woman adequate pain relief.

Jane Kirby 1:56 AM   A woman has been awarded $55,000 after a London hospital started a caesarean without giving her adequate pain relief.

Syrian government is 'exterminating' its population: UN

Brazilian Paulo Pinheiro, Chairperson of the Commission of Inquiry on Syria, fronts the media to talk about the UN ...

Stephanie Nebehay 1:47 AM   Detainees held by the Syrian government are dying on a massive scale, amounting to a state policy of "extermination" of the civilian population, United Nations investigators say.

Donald Trump, Jeb Bush and the Caddyshack connection

Has money, will offend: Rodney Dangerfield as Al Czervik in <em>Caddyshack</em>.

Nick O'Malley 11:23 PM   The 1980s comedy tells us something about the relationship between Donald Trump and Jeb Bush.

Indonesian radicals jailed for Islamic State training, recruitment

Meatball seller Ahmad Junaedi was sentenced to three years' jail for taking part in military training with Islamic State.

Jewel Topsfield 11:01 PM   A group of young Indonesians are jailed for their involvement with Islamic State, while an old face of radicalism pleads for leniency.

Shots fired in Hong Kong as violence flares

A rioter is taken away by police on a street in Mong Kok district of Hong Kong.

Philip Wen 11:00 PM   Hong Kong police fired "warning shots" in a bid to contain hundreds of surging rioters as Lunar New Year celebrations descended into a night of chaos.

It's a 'crisis' in environmental science, scientists say

Environmental science at CSIRO is under attack, one scientist facing the axe says.

Peter Hannam 9:27 PM   CSIRO scientists say deep staffing cuts facing key divisions constitute "a real crisis for all environmental science" in the organisation, amid mounting international criticism.