Turkey

Amid US-Turkey tensions, Trump lauds relationship with Erdogan

Trump hails 'very productive' meeting, but tells Erdogan purchase of Russia's S-400 system poses 'serious challenges'.

Turkey-Syria border

US to keep about 600 troops in Syria: Pentagon chief

Secretary of Defense reiterated some troops would remain despite Trump's desire to end Syria involvement.

US to keep about 600 troops in Syria: Pentagon chief

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Reports of ceasefire in Gaza as death toll reaches 32

Israel pounds Gaza for a second day in most violent assault in months as UN envoy heads to Cairo for mediation talks.

Israeli attacks: All the latest updates

Hong Kong

More chaos looms in Hong Kong amid relentless city-wide protests

Protesters block roads, stop trains and buses as campaign designed to paralyse city enters fourth day.

More chaos looms in Hong Kong amid relentless city-wide protests

Asia Pacific

South Korean ex-justice minister summoned in financial probe

Investigation into Cho Kuk centres on suspicious equity investments and his daughter's university education.

South Korean ex-justice minister summoned in financial probe

Australia

Australia bushfire death toll rises as fire risk spreads west

Four people are now known to have died in ferocious blazes on east coast with high temperatures raising risk in west.

Australia bushfire death toll rises as fire risk spreads west

Trump Impeachment Inquiry

Trump impeachment inquiry goes public: Live updates

House Intelligence Committee holds first public hearing as impeachment inquiry marks new phase.

Trump impeachment inquiry public hearings: All the latest updates

US & Canada

Hate crime violence in US hit 16-year high in 2018: FBI

The annual report found that the number of victims in anti-Latino or Hispanic hate crimes increased more than 21 percent

Hate crime violence in US hit 16-year high in 2018: FBI

Trump Impeachment Inquiry

New testimony against Trump as impeachment inquiry goes public

Trump impeachment hearing with two key witnesses focus on Ukraine pressure campaign in first day.

United States

Congress and White House at odds as Erdogan and Trump meet

US Congress prepares possible economic sanctions as White House seeks to manage friction with a NATO ally.

Congress and White House at odds as Erdogan and Trump meet

China

Two treated for deadly pneumonic plague in Chinese capital

The victims are from northwestern Inner Mongolia province and are being treated at a central hospital in Beijing.

Two treated for deadly pneumonic plague in Chinese capital

Australia

Australian police officer charged with murdering Aboriginal teen

Officer charged with one count of murder after 19-year-old man shot during attempted arrest in Northern Territory town.

Australian police officer charged with murdering Aboriginal teen