Clinton 'most qualified ever' for White House, says Obama

Posted on Wednesday July 27, 2016

Hillary Clinton is the most qualified person ever to run for the White House, President Barack Obama tells the Democratic convention in Philadelphia.

US election: Trump 'encourages Russia to hack Clinton emails'

Posted on Wednesday July 27, 2016

Donald Trump has "actively encouraged" foreign powers to hack his US presidential rival Hillary Clinton, her camp says.

France church attack: Killers 'pledged allegiance to IS' in video

Posted on Wednesday July 27, 2016

Two men who killed a priest in France pledged allegiance to the so-called Islamic State, according to a newly released unverified video.

Jupiter's Great Red Spot 'roars with heat'

Posted on Wednesday July 27, 2016

Jupiter's giant storm is somehow heating the planet's upper atmosphere - possibly by means of sound waves - astronomers discover.

Rio 2016: Russia team depleted by drugs ban gathers at airport

Posted on Wednesday July 27, 2016

The Russian Olympic team gathers at a Moscow airport for the flight to Rio 2016 but many athletes are staying at home, banned over a doping scandal.

Australian cardinal denies child abuse claims

Posted on Wednesday July 27, 2016

Australia's most senior Catholic, Cardinal George Pell, calls claims he sexually abused children "a scandalous smear campaign".

UK nuclear plant set to get final approval

Posted on Wednesday July 27, 2016

Investment in the UK's first new nuclear plant in decades is set to get final approval later on Thursday from the company financing most of the project.

Human nose study yields new antibiotics

Posted on Wednesday July 27, 2016

A new class of antibiotics has been discovered by analysing the bacterial warfare taking place up people's noses, scientists report.

Hour's activity 'offsets sedentary day'

Posted on Wednesday July 27, 2016

An hour's "brisk exercise" each day offsets the risks of early death linked to a desk-bound working life, scientists suggest.

Freddie Gray case: Last charges dropped against police

Posted on Wednesday July 27, 2016

All charges have been dropped against the last Baltimore police officers facing trial over the death of US black detainee Freddie Gray.

Animals go hungry in Venezuela zoos due to shortages

Posted on Wednesday July 27, 2016

Animals in one of Venezuela's main zoos are reported to be dying of hunger because of chronic food shortages.

Florida investigates four mysterious Zika infections

Posted on Wednesday July 27, 2016

Health officials in Florida investigate four cases of Zika that do not appear related to travel, raising fears US mosquitoes may be carrying the virus.

Obama at conventions: From 'skinny kid with a funny name' to outgoing president

Posted on Wednesday July 27, 2016

Barack Obama first made a national name for himself at the 2004 Democratic convention, running for Senate. Delegates at the 2016 convention reflect on his past appearances.

Baghdad bomb site now a shrine to the dead

Posted on Tuesday July 26, 2016

The site of one of the deadliest attacks to ever hit Iraq has been turned into a shrine to the dead.

Hollande attends Notre Dame mass for Fr Jacques Hamel

Posted on Wednesday July 27, 2016

French President Francois Hollande has attended a memorial mass for Fr Jacques Hamel at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.

Syria blast: 'People are buried under the ruins' in Qamishli

Posted on Wednesday July 27, 2016

A bomb blast has hit the Kurdish-controlled city of Qamishli in north-east Syria.

Pope Francis: 'The world is at war'

Posted on Wednesday July 27, 2016

Pope Francis warns that the "world is at war", but says it is a conflict of interests rather than religion.

Australia's Turnbull 'shocked' by juvenile detention abuse video

Posted on Wednesday July 27, 2016

The Australian teenager who has become the face of a juvenile detention scandal has thanked Australians for their support.

How to train your parrot: The man starting a free-flight movement

Posted on Wednesday July 27, 2016

Brody Murray lets his pet parrot Roku fly freely in vast landscapes near Brisbane, and now other enthusiasts are joining the free-fly movement.

Ice Bucket Challenge mum praises ALS 'breakthrough'

Posted on Wednesday July 27, 2016

Nancy Frates, whose son Pete has ALS, welcomes a research breakthrough, but says more donations are needed to find a "cure".