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American held by North Korea released

Peter Baker Jeffrey Fowle, one of three Americans imprisoned by North Korea, has been released and is on his way home after six months of captivity.

Watergate-era editor Ben Bradlee of Washington Post dies at 93

The hard-charging editor who guided The Washington Post through its coverage of the Watergate scandal, Ben Bradlee, has died aged 93.

Egyptian military raids human rights organisations

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Mohannad Sabry, Jonathan Landay CAIRO: Egyptian authorities have raided the offices of 17 domestic and international human rights and democracy organisations, in a sharp intensification of the military's crackdown that recalled the...

Hitting terrorist organisations in the wallet

Louise Hall NITSANA DARSHAN-LEITNER has dedicated her life to fighting terrorism her way: using courts around the world to bankrupt terrorist organisations and disrupt the flow of funds from rogue states.

'Rock star' welcome planned for Indian PM

On his way: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (in orange) arrives at the headquarters of the ruling BJP in Delhi on Saturday.

Jason Koutsoukis Australia's Indian community are planning a Sydney stadium welcome for new Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi after he addresses Parliament in Canberra.

Sri Lanka announces early presidential election

Shihar Aneez Sri Lanka will hold a presidential election in January, nearly two years ahead of schedule, the government's spokesman said

Nigeria's success in stopping Ebola held up as example by WHO

Sign of confidence: An electronic information board on Ebola in Lagos states in pidgin English

Nick Cumming-Bruce Africa's most populous country has brought an Ebola outbreak to an end, but the deadly virus is spreading elsewhere.

Turkey to let Iraqi Kurds reinforce Kobane as US drops arms to defenders

An explosion rocks the Syrian city of Kobane during a reported suicide car bomb attack by the militants of Islamic State group on a People's Protection Unit (YPG) position.

Gulsen Solaker and Tom Perry Turkey said on Monday it would allow Iraqi Kurdish fighters to reinforce fellow Kurds in the Syrian town of Kobane, while the United States air-dropped arms for the first time to help the defenders...

Spanish nurse tests negative as Liberia makes plea for help to stop Ebola

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has appealed for a global effort to beat Ebola.

Michaela Cancela-Kieffer Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf fears a generation of Africans is at risk of being lost because of the Ebola crisis.

Australia set to seize assets of corrupt Chinese officials

China is seeking Australia's help in arresting citizens on corruption charges - but questions remain.

Philip Wen China is seeking the extradition and seizure of assets of corrupt officials who have fled to Australia with illicit funds running into the hundreds of millions of dollars.

Hong Kong street clashes erupt despite imminent talks

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James Pomfret and Elzio Barreto Violent clashes erupted in Hong Kong on Sunday for a second night, deepening a sense of impasse.

Hong Kong protesters reclaim city streets in fresh clashes with police

Street action: Protesters break down police barricades in Mong Kok early on Saturday.

Philip Wen Pro-democracy protesters have rallied to reclaim protest sites the police had earlier cleared.

South-east Asia's lucrative cargoes attract pirates

Law enforcers: Indonesian Navy Kopaska troops storm the

Lindsay Murdoch The Malacca Strait, a bottleneck for 50,000 ships a year carrying more than a third of the world's shipping trade, is proving a happy hunting ground for pirates.

Ebola crisis: 1000 people monitored in US

Alarm: Pentagon workers walk through a pedestrian tunnel in the South Parking lot area that crosses under Interstate 95 highway during an Ebola scare.

Michael Muskal and Geoffrey Mohan The fear of Ebola in the United States is spreading at a much faster rate than that of Ebola diagnoses.

Picture of woman in home-made Hazmat suit goes viral

A woman wears a Hazmat suit at a US airport: it's unclear whether it was a stunt.

Melanie Kembrey The depth of the fears about Ebola spreading to the US have been encapsulated in a picture of a woman wearing a home-made Hazmat suit at the airport.

'Sorry, Mr President ...' Barack Obama's credit card declined

The buck stops here: It even happens to the President of the United States.

Christine Mai-Duc Even the president of the United States can have trouble with his credit card.

Indonesia wants us to get off the beaten track

Bali house swap. Candidasa, Bali. Looking out the kitchen window of villa at Villa Sasoon at the lush foliage and coconut  palms CREDIT SHERIDEN RHODES

Michael Bachelard, John Garnaut Australians are some of the world's great travellers, but when it comes to our near neighbour, Indonesia, we are a sadly predictable bunch.