Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, congratulates Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl as he attends the wedding of Kneissl with with Austrian businessman Wolfgang Meilinger in Gamlitz, southern Austria, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018. (Roland Schlager/pool photo via AP)

Putin dances at wedding before meeting Merkel

He made a flying visit to Austria to attend the wedding before heading to Berlin for talks with the German Chancellor.

Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dies aged 80

Mr Annan was a Ghanaian diplomat who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations.

Ex-cricketer Imran Khan sworn in as Pakistan prime minister

Mr Khan was sworn in as the country's 21st prime minister today.

More than 300 people have been killed in the worst flooding in southern India in a century.

Monsoon flooding sparks desperate rescue efforts in India, thousands evacuated

More than 300 people have been killed in the worst flooding in southern India in a century.

With growing anger towards authorities, most of the 38 victims' families have opted for private ceremonies.

Angry families of Genoa bridge disaster victims shun offer of state funerals

Anger and sadness erupted at the funeral for four men in their twenties.

Chilean man angered over airline losing his suitcase allegedly makes multiple bomb threats

The man was arrested after his phone was linked to the threats.

The four-metre-long cetacean whale was found entangled in the net off the coast of Puerto Williams.

Watch: Navy divers cut fishing net to untangle trapped whale off Chile coast

The whale was seen trapped off the coast of Puerto Williams.

Reigning Miss America claims she has been bullied, manipulated by pageant's leadership

It comes three weeks before the crowning of the next Miss America.

Bodies of two Colorado girls found submerged in crude oil as father accused of their killing

The body of the girls' mother, Shannan Watts, 34, remains missing.

Kiwi chopper pilot killed fighting NSW bushfires may have got water bucket stuck in trees

Allan Tull has been described as an amazing man with years of experience fighting fires from the air.

Supplier ProPharma has confirmed the shortage, and more supplies are on their way.

Birth control: The condom, the pill and now, the smartphone?

Swedish startup says new app is effective and lets women avoid side effects common with other methods.

The cricketer-turned-politician is likely to need coalition partners to secure power, however.

Meet Pakistan's new president: Cricket great Imran Khan officially gets the nod, but can he stop impending economic crisis?

Khan, 65, saw his party sweep to victory in a July 25 general election promising to fight corruption and lift millions of people out of poverty.

Kiwi chopper pilot killed in crash while fighting NSW wildfires 'one of the most experienced fire bombing pilots in industry'

"The aviation firefighting industry is very close and this tragic loss will be felt by all involved."

speaks onstage at Elon Musk Answers Your Questions! during SXSW at ACL Live on March 11, 2018 in Austin, Texas.

Elon Musk breaks down in tears during interview outlining 'excruciating year'

The Tesla CEO says he works 120 hours a week and takes ambien to sleep.


Cricket Australia staffer sacked for criticising Tasmaina's abortion services takes case to court

Angela Williamson was offered a new job at cricket Australia but refused.

It comes as the President’s own Director of National Intelligence warned of Russian meddling.

President Trump cancels military parade plans over price tag

Trump tweeted "maybe we will do something next year when the cost comes WAY DOWN."

Thousands of children are feared to have been abused by Priests, prompting the unusually strong comments by the Vatican.

The Vatican expresses 'shame and sorrow' over child sex abuse in Pennsylvania

Clergy raped and molested children in six dioceses in that state.

First transgender nominee wants to restore democracy 'in spite of a despot' in US

Christine Hallquist wants to empower marginalised communities targeted by President Trump.

Locals say they had warned of problems with the four-lane highway for years.

Shock turns to anger after Genoa bridge collapse

Many technicians had advised replacing the Genoa bridge after previous collapses.

Volunteers wait outside a venue as final preparations are made at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. The Games which officially opens on Saturday Aug. 18, will feature approximately 11,500 athletes, which is about 1,000 more than a typical Summer Olympics. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)

Dozens killed in Indonesia in clean up campaign leading to Asian Games

Amnesty International says this is 'unnecessary and excessive' force as local police fatally shoot 31 people.

Aussie underwear thief nabbed after repeat offences

A man has been charged with pinching women's underwear from clotheslines in Victoria.

Transgender sceptic's sold-out Perth talk cancelled due to safety risk

Pediatric endocrinologist Quentin Van Meter says transgender people have "a delusional disorder".

Last minute decision sees young Melbourne man bag $50 million Powerball prize

The winner split the $100 million lottery prize with one other lucky punter.

Christopher Watts stood on his porch in Colorado and lamented to reporters how much he missed them.

Watch as US father pleads for return of missing wife and kids in chilling video, before being arrested over their alleged murder

Christopher Watts stood on his porch in Colorado and lamented to reporters how much he missed them.

John Brennan says  Mr Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia in the 2016 election.

Former CIA director hits back at Trump after his security clearance revoked

John Brennan alleges Trump-campaign collusion with Russia.

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