The US ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert, is recovering from surgery after having his face and arm slashed by a knife-wielding activist in an attack applauded by North Korean state media.
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Josh Rogin and Eli Lake 7:34 AM A Congress inquiry into attacks in Libya in 2012 has been extended and threatens to mar Hillary Clinton's campaign to be president.
By Jung Ha-won 7:18 AM The US ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert, is recovering from surgery after having his face and arm slashed by a knife-wielding activist in an attack applauded by North Korean state media.
6:40 AM Around 200 holiday skiers in the Italian Dolomites have been winched to safety after getting stranded in cable car cabins buffeted by 130km/h winds.
6:17 AM The chief of staff of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo says the Indonesian leader is expected to visit the White House in early June to forge closer ties with the US.
Tom Allard 6:14 AM The absurd display during the transfer of Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan to the site of their execution is part of a trend.
Brian K. Sullivan 6:12 AM An El Nino developed in the Pacific Ocean in February, and it's probably too weak to have much global impact, the US Climate Prediction Centre said.
Ishaan Tharoor 4:22 AM The award came before the king's meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry.
Andrea Hopkins 4:08 AM Reverend Hyeon Soo Lim was last heard from on January 31 after North Korea has clamped down on Christian groups.
Abby Phillip 4:04 AM A 7-month-old baby is unharmed after being thrown 25 feet from a van during a serious roadway accident that involved a van, a car and a semi-trailer.
Paola Totaro 2:22 AM Pope Francis has given the green light for an historic reform of the Holy See’s finances, vesting Cardinal George Pell with sweeping new financial oversight powers but stopping short of delivering him control over Vatican real estate.
Lindsay Murdoch and Tammy Mills 1:39 AM There a calls for the execution of a Melbourne man accused of killing a child and orchestrating an international paedophile ring in the Philippines.
Philip Dorling 1:27 AM Australian spies are targeting Indonesia’s largest mobile phone network as well as the telecommunications systems of Australia’s small Pacific Island neighbours, according to documents obtained from the former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden.
Harriet Alexander and Nick Allen 1:03 AM When a black homeless man was shot dead by police in Los Angeles, it was seen as another example of white American officers being too quick to reach for their guns. But the real story is far more complex, involving dreams of Hollywood stardom and a foiled bank robbery.
Evgenia Pismennaya and Henry Meyer 1:01 AM Russia's Security Council has accused the United States of plotting to oust President Vladimir Putin by financing the opposition and encouraging mass demonstrations.
Ferguson, Missouri police menaced African-American citizens for revenue, US federal investigation concludes
Nick O'Malley 12:59 AM In the City of Ferguson on the outskirts of St Louis in Missouri, police did not protect and serve, rather they menaced African American citizens for revenue, encouraged by city officials and enabled by local courts, a federal investigation has found.
Philip Wen 12:57 AM China has cut its growth target to the lowest level in 15 years, as its leaders seek to curb the side effects of a generation of heady economic development which include official corruption, polluted skies and severe imbalances in the economy.
Jung Ha-won 8:59 PM The US ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert, has been slashed on his face and arm by a lone, blade-wielding activist opposed to ongoing US-Korean military drills.
Jewel Topsfield 8:33 PM A prisoner swap suggested by Foreign Minister Julie Bishop in a last ditch bid to spare the lives of the Bali nine ringleaders is "unthinkable", according to Indonesia's Attorney General.
Bali nine executions: Why Indonesians and Australians have different views on the death penalty for drug dealers
Jewel Topsfield 5:40 PM For many Indonesians, drug smuggling is a crime of mass murder that merits the death penalty.
Lisa Visentin 4:32 PM All passengers and crew on a Turkish Airlines flight have escaped with their lives after their plane skidded off the runway as it attempted to land in dense fog in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Jewel Topsfield 4:26 PM Bizarre photographs have emerged on Indonesian news websites of the Denpasar police chief posing with Bali nine pair Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran on their last flight before execution.