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Harry Harris to Sth Korea, not Australia

Admiral Harry Harris, the tough head of the US Pacific Command, appears to have shifted course from Canberra to the choppy waters of South Korea.

Trump hails North Korea’s ‘honourable’ Kim

US President Donald Trump says North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has been “very honourable” and discussions on a planned summit were going well, but tempered expectations for any quick denuclearisation deal by saying “it may be we’re all wasting a lot of time.”

Trump warns Iran against nuclear program

US President Donald Trump has warned Iran not to follow through with threats to restart its nuclear program, as he and French President Emmanuel Macron struggled to find common ground on saving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

Police eye van suspect’s ‘cryptic’ message

The man accused of ploughing a rental van into pedestrians on a crowded Toronto sidewalk, killing 10 people in Canada’s deadliest mass killing in decades left a “cryptic message” on social media before his attack.

Judge revokes bond for Nashville suspect

After a public outcry, a Tennessee judge has revoked a $2 million bond (A$2.6m) set for the man accused of fatally shooting four people at a Waffle House restaurant, while police tried to discern a motive for the attack.

Bush Sr recovering, responding: spokesman

Former President George HW Bush is “responding and recovering” to treatment at a Houston hospital for an infection that had spread to his blood, according to a family spokesman.

Cosby lawyers rebuked after ‘liar’ attack

Defence lawyers for comedian Bill Cosby have attacked the credibility of women who testified against him at his sexual assault trial, drawing a stern rebuke from prosecutors who said such shaming of victims was the reason women do not report sex crimes.