Rex Tillerson says Pakistan must help get Taliban to peace table

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Pakistan must adopt a "different approach" to ending the 16-year Afghanistan conflict.

Posted on: 22 August 2017 | 6:50 pm

With Bannon back in charge, Breitbart unleashes fury at Trump for Afghanistan speech

It's officially on. Breitbart News, with former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon back in charge, is ripping mad at US President Donald Trump after Monday's Afghanistan speech foreshadowed an increase in ground troops.

Posted on: 22 August 2017 | 6:39 pm

Astronauts could turn their own body waste into tools

Astronauts could turn their own body waste into tools and supplements allowing them to boldly go further into space than ever before.

Posted on: 22 August 2017 | 5:00 pm

US puts new penalties on Chinese, Russian firms over North Korea

The US imposed sanctions on 10 companies and six individuals from China and Russia who it says helped North Korea develop its nuclear and ballistic missile programs.

Posted on: 22 August 2017 | 4:25 pm

'My actions were despicable': Catholic priest reveals he was a Klansman

A Catholic priest in Arlington, Virginia, is temporarily stepping down after revealing he was a member of the Ku Klux Klan 40 years ago.

Posted on: 22 August 2017 | 3:43 pm

USS John McCain collision adds to fears about US decline in Asia

Few images could have been as damaging to the US reputation in the Asia-Pacific as that of the guided-missile destroyer limping into port.

Posted on: 22 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Orange Donald Trump ecstasy pills surface in Germany

Police in Germany came across 5000 of the tablets — shaped like the head of the leader of the free world.

Posted on: 22 August 2017 | 2:32 pm

Treasury secretary's wife Louise Linton mocks Instagram critic: 'Your life looks cute'

The labels-loving wife of Steven Mnuchin replied condescendingly to an Instagram poster about her lifestyle.

Posted on: 22 August 2017 | 1:49 pm

Muslim instant divorce law ruled 'unconstitutional' by India's top court

The law allows Muslim men to divorce their wives simply by uttering the word "talaq" three times.

Posted on: 22 August 2017 | 12:49 pm

Barcelona plotters planned bigger attack with explosives, suspect tells court

Madrid: An alleged member of an Islamist group that carried out the Barcelona van attack told a Spanish court on Tuesday that the group had been planning a much bigger attack using explosives, a judicial source said.

Posted on: 22 August 2017 | 12:41 pm

US and North Korea clash at UN arms forum on nuclear threat

North Korea and the United States accused each other on Tuesday of posing a military threat to the other, with Pyongyang's envoy declaring it would never put its nuclear arsenal up for negotiation.

Posted on: 22 August 2017 | 9:23 am

Deadly earthquake hits Italian island of Ischia, near Naples, injuring dozens

An earthquake hit the tourist-packed holiday island of Ischia on Monday night, killing two people, injuring dozens and trapping three young brothers who survived for up to 16 hours before being rescued

Posted on: 22 August 2017 | 9:18 am

Best of the world: August 23, 2017

The Herald's picture editors showcase the best images from around the globe.

Posted on: 22 August 2017 | 9:05 am

'Price of war': Global coalition defends deaths of children of Australian jihadist Khaled Sharrouf

Civilian casualties, including the child fighters of the Australian jihadist Khaled Sharrouf, are part of the "price of the war," despite efforts to minimise their deaths, says the spokesperson for the global coalition fighting Islamic State.

Posted on: 22 August 2017 | 8:57 am

US divers find remains of missing sailors in hull of damaged destroyer USS John McCain

US Navy and Marine Corps divers searched for 10 missing sailors in sealed sections of a US guided-missile destroyer on Tuesday after it collided with a merchant vessel near Singapore, the US Navy said.

Posted on: 22 August 2017 | 7:38 am

Girl in Slender Man stabbing case pleads guilty to lesser charge

One of two Wisconsin teenage girls charged in the 2014 Slender Man stabbing of a classmate has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.

Posted on: 22 August 2017 | 4:26 am

Trust deficit undermines Donald Trump's Afghanistan speech

There were two remarkable things about Donald Trump's speech on Afghanistan

Posted on: 22 August 2017 | 2:34 am

Rodrigo Duterte's drug war a 'deep concern' for Foreign Minister Julie Bishop

Foreign minister Julie Bishop says Australia is deeply concerned about a fresh wave of killings in the Philippines under president Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs.

Posted on: 21 August 2017 | 11:59 pm

Donald Trump clears way for troop increase in Afghanistan

President Donald Trump opened the door to an increase in US troop numbers in Afghanistan on Monday night.

Posted on: 21 August 2017 | 9:33 pm

Armed group stops migrant boats from leaving Libya

An armed group is stopping migrant boats from setting off across the Mediterranean from a city west of Tripoli that has been a springboard for people smugglers.

Posted on: 21 August 2017 | 7:28 pm

Canada's far-right Rebel Media site down after service cut

Canada's conservative Rebel Media said a technology company stopped directing traffic to its website, making it inaccessible to some users around the world.

Posted on: 21 August 2017 | 6:53 pm

Female torso found near where journalist Kim Wall died on submarine trip

The mystery surrounding the fate of Swedish journalist Kim Wall deepens as police make a grisly discovery.

Posted on: 21 August 2017 | 6:17 pm

Donald Trump stares at solar eclipse without protective glasses

An aide warned "don't look" at the president as he gestured toward the sun.

Posted on: 21 August 2017 | 5:29 pm

Barcelona attack: Police shoot suspect Younes Abouyaaqoub as death toll rises to 15

The toll rose as authorities announced the driver in the attack stole a getaway car and killed its owner.

Posted on: 21 August 2017 | 4:54 pm

Solar eclipse: Millions of Americans turn to the skies for the total eclipse

Viewers outside the US can watch the total eclipse by livestream.

Posted on: 21 August 2017 | 3:27 pm