16th November, 2018
RESIGNED: Two UK cabinet ministers, including Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab, and four other Conservative Party figures, after British Prime Minister Theresa May announced her draft Brexit deal which will now go to Parliament.
VIOLENCE: Broke out in the Sri Lankan Parliament as MPs came to blows, a day after a no-confidence vote against Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa's Government was passed.
FIRST: Shinzo Abe, Japanese Prime Minister to visit the northern Australian city of Darwin, bombed by the Japanese during World War II, for a meeting with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison.


15th November, 2018
SECURED: The UK cabinet's support, by Prime Minister Theresa May, to take the draft Brexit deal to Parliament.
BACKED: By Fox News, rival network CNN, after it launched a lawsuit against the White House after it revoked press credentials of correspondent Jim Acosta.
FOUND?: The lost city of Tenea - believed to have been founded by captives taken in the Trojan War - in southern Greece.


14th November, 2018
AGREED: According to reports, a draft deal between the UK and EU on Brexit, which is now expected to be presented to the UK Cabinet.
IMPLEMENTED: An Egyptian-brokered ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militant groups including Hamas following two days of violence, the worst outbreak since 2014.
OPENED: Polls in a general election in the Pacific island nation of Fiji, the second election since a 2006 coup.


13th November, 2018
RISING: Death toll from wildfires in Califormia to at least 31 with more than 200 people still missing.
STRIPPED: Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi of Amnesty International's Ambassador of Conscience Award which it gave her in 2009; the organisation has done so because of her failure to speak up for Rohingya Muslims.
DIED: Marvel Comics creator Stan Lee, at the age of 95.


12th November, 2018
MARKED: Around the world, the end of World War I on 11th November, 1918.
BURNING: Wildfires around Malibu in California, with at least 25 people killed and thousands of homes destroyed including those of some well-known celebrities such as actor Gerard Butler.
DECLARED: The Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola outbreak - which has killed almost 200 people since August - as the country's "worst ever", by the health ministry.


9th November, 2018
KILLED: Twelve people after a gunman opened fire in a Californian bar. The gunman, identified as a former US Marine, is believed to have then turned the gun on himself.
SUSPENDED: From reporting at the White House, CNN correspondent Jim Acosta after an exchange of words with US President Donald Trump at a press conference where the White House says he "put his hands on" an intern who was trying to take the microphone from him. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders has subsequently been accused of releasing a doctored video of the incident.
COMMEMORATING: Eighty years since the Kristallnacht - "The night of broken glass" - in Germany in 1938 in which Jewish homes and businesses were attacked.


8th November, 2018
LOST: Control of the US House of Representatives by the Republicans to the Democrats in the US midterm elections while at the same time the Republican hold on the Senate was strengthened.
APOLOGISED 1: South Korea for the rape of women by soldiers sent to put down an anti-government uprising in the city of Gwangju in 1980
APOLOGISED 2: Canada for turning away a ship of more than 900 Jews trying to flee Nazi Germany in 1939.


7th November, 2018
VOTED: The US in midterm elections with record voter turnout numbers expected.
BROKEN OUT: A brawl in the South African Parliament following accusations of racism among legislators.
SUING: Boy Scouts of America by the Girl Scouts of the United States of America after the former announced a name switch to Scouts BSA from next year.


6th November, 2018
KIDNAPPED: Some 79 children and two staff from a school in western Cameroon; the kidnapping is suspected of being linked to a separatist movement.
WARNING: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, that the US will apply "relentless" pressure upon Iran unless it changes course.
KILLED: A 33-year-old Victorian man in a shark attack off Queensland's Whitsunday Islands; the third attack in the area since September.


5th November, 2018
KILLED: At least 29 people after a weekend of wild weather in Italy, including two families killed by flooding in Sicily.
REJECTED: Independence from France, the Pacific territory of New Caledonia in a vote which saw 56.4 per cent choose to remain part of France and 43.6 vote for independence.
FIRST: Person to swim around the 2,800 kilometre coastline of Britain - Ross Edgley, in a 157 day record swim.


2nd November, 2018
WALKED OUT: Staff at Google offices around the world in protest at the company's handling of the issue of sexual harassment.
PERMITTED: In the UK, the use of medical cannabis under prescriptions obtainable only under strict conditions.
DISCOVERED: Bones of a female under the Vatican's embassy in Rome prompting speculation they could be those of one of two 15-year-old girls who went missing in 1983.


1st November, 2018
REVEALED: By Turkey, an official account of how officials there believe dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed, saying he was "choked to death" immediately on entering the Saudi consultate in Istanbul and subsequently dismembered.
WALKING: Three paralysed men after doctors in Switzerland inserted an electrical device in their back to boost signals from their spinal cord.
UNVEILED: In Gujurat, India, the world's tallest statue; of Indian independence leader Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, it stands 182 metres high and reportedly cost $US430 million to build.


31st October, 2018
ACCUSED: Iran's intelligence services, by Denmark, of planning to assassinate an Iranian activist on Danish soil. Iran has dismissed the allegations.
VISITED: The scene of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, US President Donald Trump, amid protests. The visit came as mourners attended the first of the 11 victims' funerals.
DIED: Notorious Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger after an attack by an inmate in a West Virginia prison.


30th October, 2018
ANNOUNCED: By German Chancellor Angela Merkel, that she will step down at the end of her fourth term in 2021.
SENDING: US President Donald Trump, 5,200 troops and military equipment to the country's southern border, in a bid to stop a migrant "caravan" of Central Americans from crossing into the US.
REFUSING: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to leave office after he and the cabinet were sacked by President Maithripala Sirisena who also suspended Parliament in moves which have plunged the country into a political crisis.


29th October, 2018
ELECTED: As Brazil's new president, former army captain and far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro.
NAMED: The 11 people killed when a gunman stormed a Pittsburgh synagogue in the US on Saturday. The suspected gunman, Robert Bowers, 46, of Pittsburgh is in custody.
KILLED: Five people, including Leicester City Football Club owner, Thai billionaire Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, in a helicopter crash near the club's home ground.


26th October, 2018
REVEALED: By the FBI, a growing list of people sent suspect packages including former Vice President Joe Biden and actor Robert De Niro. It comes after suspect packages were intercepted after being sent to the Obamas, Clintons, CNN and others.
FIRST: Female president in Ethiopia (and currently Africa's only female head of state), Sahle-Work Zewde following her election by the nation's parliament.
FOUND: In the Black Sea, the oldest intact shipwreck in the world, a Greek merchant ship dating from more than 2,400 years ago.


25th October, 2018
INTERCEPTED: In the US, suspected pipe bombs sent to Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and other high profile democrats as well as CNN through the mail.
AGREED: By the European Parliament, a ban on single-use plastic bags from 2021.
FREED: Reportedly, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar - one of the founding members of the Taliban, from detention in Pakistan. He was arrested in Karachi eight years ago.


24th October, 2018
MET: The son of slain Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi with the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman who is accused of orchestrating his father's death, in a staged event in Riyadh.
PLANNED: A meeting between US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Paris next month; it comes amid an ongoing dispute over a key nuclear arms treaty.
FOR SALE: The late physicist Professor Stephen Hawking's wheelchair and thesis as part of an upcoming auction at Christie's.


23rd October, 2018
TO CUT: US aid to Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador after US President Donald Trump accused them of not stopping the so-called "caravan of migrants" from leaving their countries in a bid to reach the US.
CONFIRMED: That 11 children and their families have been transferred off Nauru, where they were living under the Australian Government's offshore asylum seeker detention policy, for medical attention. It comes amid ongoing calls to remove all people held on Nauru under the policy.
TRIAL: Of "flying taxis" to begin in Singapore in second half of 2019.


22nd October, 2018
BLAMED: By Saudi Arabian officials, the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, on a "rogue operation"; Khashoggi was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2nd October.
DERAILED: A train in Taiwan, killing 18 and injuring scores more.
CROSSED: Into Mexico, a migrant caravan of several thousand people from Guatemala, as they advance toward the US border.


19th October, 2018
WARNED: The US, that consequences will be "severe" if it is confirmed that Saudi Arabia ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi with US President Donald Trump saying he presumes Khashoggi is dead.
READY: The EU, to extend the proposed length of the post-Brexit transition period beyond 21 months if the UK requires it.
CREATING: Scientists in China, reportedly, an artificial moon bright enough to replace streetlights in the city of Chengdu by 2020.


18th October, 2018
KILLED: Some 19 people in an attack on a college in Russian-annexed Crimea by a gunman who detonated an explosive device before shooting others and himself.
LEGALISED: The sale of marijuana, in Canada, which becomes the first country in the world to do so.
RETIRED: At age 84, Carroll Spinney, the puppeteer who has portrayed characters including Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, on US TV show Sesame Street for almost 50 years.


17th October, 2018
SPARKED: Strong reactions around the world, a suggestion from Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison that Australia was considering moving its Israel embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv; it comes after the US controversially moved its embassy earlier this year.
REVEALED: By the US military, that it believes an air strike in central Somalia on Friday killed some 60 al-Shabaab militants.
DIED: Ian Kiernan, environmental campaigner and founder of Clean Up Australia, at the age of 78 after being diagnosed with cancer in July.


16th October, 2018
SUGGESTED: US President Donald Trump that "rogue killers" could be behind the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey; Turkish officials believe Khashoggi was murdered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul but the claim has been denied by the Saudis.
DIED: Billionaire Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft (with Bill Gates), at the age of 65 from cancer.
REVEALED: Kensington Palace, that Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, are currently on their first tour to Australia, are expecting their first child.


15th October, 2018
PROTESTED: Tens of thousands in Berlin against racism and discrimination at a time when there are rising concerns over the influence of the far-right in Germany.
UNCERTAINTY: As concerns over what happens on the Irish border prove a difficult issue in Brexit negotiations, leading the British Government to propose a temporary customs union with the EU.
MARRIED: Princess Eugenie, grand-daughter of Queen Elizabeth II, to Jack Brooksbank in a ceremony at Windsor Castle. Meanwhile, newly weds Prince Harry and Meghan have embarked on their first official visit to Australia.


12th October, 2018
KILLED: At least 10 people after floods on the Spanish island of Mallorca; meanwhile at least six people have died after Hurricane Michael made landfall on the US east coast this week on the Florida Panhandle.
ANNOUNCED: In Malaysia, plans to abolish the death penalty via a new bill to be tabled at the next parliamentary sitting.
ABORTED: A Russian flight to the International Space Station after the Soyuz rocket made an emergency landing soon after takeoff due to a thruster problem. The Russian and American on board were reportedly fine after the accident.


11th October, 2018
LANDFALL: In the US state of Florida, category 4 Hurricane Michael, the fiercest hurricane ever to hit the state's so-called "panhandle". 
SHAKEN: The remote island of New Britain, Papua New Guinea, in a magnitude 7.0 earthquake. The impacts are as yet remain unknown.
LEGALISED: In China, "vocational training centres" which observers claim are actually mass internment camps, for Uighur Muslims in western Xinjiang.


10th October, 2018
INVITED: Pope Francis to North Korea in an invitation from Kim Jong-un which will be delivered by South Korean President Moon Jae-in when he meets the Pope next week.
RESIGNED: Nikki Haley as US Ambassador to the UN in a move to take effect from the end of the year.
FLEEING: Tens of thousands of people ahead of Hurricane Michael which is expected to make landfall in Florida on Wednesday.


9th October, 2018
DEMANDED: By Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, that Saudi Arabia must prove a missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi was not murdered after he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last week. He hasn't been seen since.
CONTROVERSY: In Australia over plans to project images advertising a horse race on the Sydney Opera House with more than 230,000 people now signing a petition opposing the decision.
SHUTTING DOWN: Much of the Google+ social network after the data of up to 500,000 users was exposed and may have been accessible by third parties.


8th October, 2018
Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court after the US Senate confirmed his nomination - 50 to 48 votes - following a contentious nomination process.
ANNOUNCED: In China, an investigation into Meng Hongwei, head of international law enforcement body Interpol, by the country's anti-corruption watchdog; the news comes after Mr Meng was reported missing.
WON: Far right candidate Jair Bolsonaro, the first round of the presidential election in Brazil.
KILLED: Twenty people, including a newly wed couple and two pedestrians, when a limousine containing 18 people crashed in New York state.


5th October, 2018
Russian spies of involvement in a series of cyber plots across the globe by Western nations - including Canada, the UK, Netherlands, US, Malaysia and Brazil - with charges leveled in the US against seven agents. Russia has dismissed the accusations.
CONCLUDED: The week long FBI investigation into US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh with senators able to access it behind closed doors.
WELCOMED: Heavy rain, by farmers in drought-affected New South Wales.


4th October, 2018
US President Donald Trump by fellow Republicans including Senators Jeff Flake and Susan Collins after he made fun of Christine Blasey Ford for not remembering details of an incident in the early 1980s in which she alleges US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her. 
ARRESTED: Malaysia's former First Lady Rosmah Mansor on money laundering charges.
TESTED: The 'Presidential Alert' emergency communication system in the US; reaching some 225 million mobile phones.


3rd October, 2018
 1,300, the death toll from the earthquake and tsunami which struck central Sulawesi late last week.
DETECTED: By the Pentagon, envelopes suspected to contain the poisin ricin, which had been addressed to US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis and Admiral John Richardson.
WON: The Nobel Prize for Physics; Canadian Donna Strickland, who becomes only the third woman to win the award and the first in 55 years (she shares it with Arthur Ashkin, from the US, and Gerard Mourou, from France).


2nd October, 2018
 In cities and towns across Catalonia in Spain, marking a year since a controversial referendum on independence.
UNDERWAY: A week long FBI investigation into sexual assault allegations against US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on the orders of US President Donald Trump.
VISITING: Africa, for the first time, US First Lady Melania Trump, taking in Ghana, Malawi, Kenya and Egypt.


1st October, 2018
In Brazil, against far-right presidential candidate - and front-runner - Jair Bolsanaro with tens of thousands turning out across the country.
 South-west Japan, by Typhoon Trami, leaving one dead and scores injured.
SHUNNED: Voters in Macedonia, a referendum on changing the country's name to Northern Macedonia, with preliminary results showing a less than 50 per cent cent turn-out meaning the result may not be legally valid.


28th September, 2018
 A "major terrorist attack" in The Netherlands with the arrest of seven men over an alleged plot involving guns and explosives.
FILED: A lawsuit by the US Securities and Exchange Commission accusing Elon Musk of securities fraud, claiming he had lied when he tweeted that he had the funding to take Tesla private.
NOMINATED: Dr Kirstin Ferguson as acting chair of the ABC by Prime Minister Scott Morrison.


27th September, 2018
 US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, by a third woman of sexual misconduct; Kavanaugh has again denied the allegations.
NAMED: In the UK media, one of the men wanted by Britain for the nerve agent attack on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, as a Russian colonel, Anatoliy Vladimirovich Chepiga.
UPHELD: The legality of Aadhaar, the world's largest biometric database which holds the details of more than a billion people, by India's Supreme Court which has ruled it does not violate citizen's privacy rights.


26th September, 2018
 US comedian Bill Cosby to three to 10 years after being found guilty of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his home in 2004.
ACCUSED: Iran, of "sowing chaos, death, destruction", by US President Donald Trump in his address to the UN General Assembly in New York.
FIRST: Baby issued with a (mock) security pass at the United Nations, New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's three-month-old daughter Neve Te Aroha.


25th September, 2018
 An Indonesian teenager, 49 days adrift at sea, according to reports, after the floating fishing trap he was looking after slipped its moorings.
DISMISSED: By US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, calls to step aside after a second women has accused him of sexual misconduct decades ago.
SUGGESTED: By Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison, a new national public holiday to celebrate Australia's Indigenous peoples; the comments came as he rejected ongoing calls to move the date of Australia Day from 26th January.


24th September, 2018
 In The Philippines, killing at least 70 people. The disasters come in the wake of Typhoon Mangkhut which tore across the northern part of the country earlier this month.
KILLED: At least 25 people, after four gunmen opened fire on a military parade in the Iranian city of Ahvaz on Saturday.
RELEASED: Australian film-maker Matthew Ricketson after Cambodian authorities pardoned him after an expionage conviction and immediately deported him back to Australia; the conviction had prompted a global outcry.
SACKED: Michelle Guthrie, managing director of Australian national broadcaster ABC, midway through her term.


21st September, 2018
 Russia's anti-doping agency following a three year suspension by the World Anti-Doping Agency following a doping and cover-up scandal in a move opposed by many leading athletes and other anti-doping bodies.
CAPSIZED: A ferry on Lake Victoria in Tanzania with at least 44 people drowned and dozens more feared killed.
FOUND: By astronomers, an exoplanet which is reminiscient of planet Vulcan in the TV and film series, Star Trek, located in a solar system about 16 light years from Earth.


20th September, 2018
CONCLUDED: A summit between South Korean President Moon Jae-in with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang with mass games and speeches as well as, according to the South, commitment from the North to dismantle missile facilities if the US takes reciprocal action.
DENIED: US President Donald Trump, that he has an Attorney-General in a newspaper interview, despite Jeff Sessions being in the role.
RELEASED: Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam, from prison, after a court suspended their sentences for corruption.


19th September, 2018
WARNED: By NGO Save the Children, that a total of 5.2 million children in Yemen now face famine.
RESPONDED: China, to the recent US tariffs, with the imposition of tariffs of its own on about $US60 billion of goods imported from the US.
BLAMED: By Russia, Israel, for an incident in which a Syrian missle shot down a Russian reconnaissance plane over the Mediterreanean Sea, killing all 15 on board, saying it was caught in crossfire as four Israeli jets attacked Syrian targets. Israel said it holds the Syrian Government responsible.


18th September, 2018
ANNOUNCED: Ten per cent tariffs on $US200 billion of Chinese imports by US President Donald Trump. Tech companies were spared.
MEETING: South Korean President Moon Jae-in with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang in a three day summit - the first such meeting in more than a decade.
REVEALED: The first private passenger to book a round the Moon flight with Elon Musk's company SpaceX, as 42-year-old Japanese billionaire, entrepreneur and online fashion tycoon Yusaku Maezawa.


17th September, 2018
ANNOUNCED: By Australia's Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, a Royal Commission into the country's aged care system.
IDENTIFIED: Herself, as Christine Blasey Ford, after claiming she was sexually assaulted by US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh when they were teenagers in the early 1980s.
THREATENED: Japan, to leave the International Whaling Commission, after it was prevented from resuming commercial whaling in the Southern Ocean.


14th September, 2018
RISING: Death toll to 11 with another 44 people injured after a vehicle was driven into a crowd in central China. A suspect was taken into custody.
EVACUATED: Homes in three towns north of Boston in the US after a series of explosions related to their gas supply.
REMEMBERED: Kofi Annan, former UN secretary-general, by world leaders and dignataries at a state funeral in Ghana. Annan died on 18th August in Switzerland at the age of 80.


13th September, 2018
VOTED: The European Parliament, to pursue what has been described as "unprecedented" disciplinary action against Hungary over alleged breaches of the EU's core values.
BRACING: The Philippines as Typhoon Mangkhut bears down, with evacuations ordered and emergency workers on standby.
SUMMONED: By Pope Francis, the presidents of every Catholic bishops' conference worldwide, to the Vatican in February for a summit to discuss preventing clergy sex abuse and protecting children.


12th September, 2018
UPROAR: Around the world over a cartoon by Australian cartoonist Mark Knight depicting tennis player Serena Williams during her outburst at the US Open final; accusations it is racist have been denied by Knight.
PULLED OUT: Jailed former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva; of next month's presidential election in the South American country. It follows a court ruling he is ineligible to stand.
LARGEST: Ever war games involving Russian military underway in the country. Thousands of Chinese troops are also involved.


11th September, 2018
THREATENED: Sanctions against International Criminal Court officials who take part in any investigation into the role of US military and intelligence staff or the role of US allies, by US national security advisor John Bolton.
DISPLACED: Some 30,000 Syrian civlians from Idlib amid expectations of an imminent assault by Syrian Government and Russian forces.
ASKED: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for another meeting with US President Donald Trump, in a letter.


10th September, 2018
PREDICTED: That Sweden's national elections could result in a hung parliament amid gains by the anti-immigration, far-right Sweden Democrats.
MARKED: In North Korea, the 70th anniversary of the country's founding with a military parade.
FINED: Tennis player Serena Williams after an extraordinary on-court outburst in the US Open final in which she accused the umpire of double standards and sexism. The game was won by Naomi Osaka on Japan.


7th September, 2018
SHAKEN: The Japanese island of Hokkaido in a magnitude 6.7 earthquake, killing at least nine people and injuring about 30, as it triggered landslides and cut power.
OVERTURNED: A law banning gay sex in India, by the country's Supreme Court in a unanimous judgement.
MOVED: By Paraguay, its embassy, back to Tel Aviv from Jerusalem. Israel recalled its ambassador from Paraguay in response.
DIED: US actor Burt Reynolds at the age of 82.


6th September, 2018
ISSUED: Arrest warrants for two Russian men by the UK in relation to the nerve-agent poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury.
PUBLISHED: An op-ed in The New York Times by an anonymous Trump administration official who says they are among the "Resistance", a group in the administration actively working to thwart the President, saying at the root of the problem is his "amorality".
ADMITTED: By the Japanese Government, that a worker at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, destroyed by an earthquake and tsunami in March, 2011, died of radiation exposure.


5th September, 2018
LASHED: The west coast of Japan's main island of Honshu by Typhoon Jebi with at least eight dead and more than 150 injured and damage in cities including Kobe and Osaka.
SCRAPPED: By Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison, plans to raise the retirement age to 70. It will be raised to 67 in 2023 but no higher.
FOUND: A pair of ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in the film, The Wizard of Oz, 13 years after they were stolen from a US museum.


4th September, 2018
MEETING: Of numerous heads of African nations along with Chinese leadership in a two day summit expected to focus on China's global infrastructure program known as the 'Belt and Road' initiative.
DESTROYED: The National Museum of Brazil, located in the 200-year-old former Imperial Palace in Rio de Janiero and containing the largest collection of historic artefacts in Latin America, in a fire, sparking angry protests.
ATTENDED: By tens of thousands, an anti-racism concert in the eastern German of Chemnitz in the wake of recent far-right protests which followed the revelation that a Syrian and an Iraqi were suspects in a fatal stabbing more than a week ago.


3rd September, 2018
OPPOSED: The European Union to key parts of UK Prime Minister Theresa May's proposals for a trade deal between the two entities, according to the EU's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier.
ENDED: By the US, funding to UN Palestinian refugee aid agency, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), leaving a reported funding gap of $US217 million.
STARTED: Former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, a torture survivor herself, as UN Human Rights High Commissioner.


31st August, 2018
VOICED: Alarm, UN human rights experts, over alleged political education camps for Muslim Uighurs in China, calliong for the immediate release of those detained on grounds of China characterises as "countering terrorism".
THREATENED: US President Donald Trump, to pull out of the World Trade Organization if the body doesn't change the way it treats the US.
COMMEMORATED: US Senator John McCain, who died last Saturday at the age of 81, after a battle with brain cancer, at an Arizona church in a service led by former US Vice-President Joe Biden.


30th August, 2018
CLASHED: British and French fishermen in a confrontation in the French channel off the coast of Normandy over rights to harvest scallops.
REQUESTED: The early release of a $US50 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund, by the Argentine Government as it faces an economic crisis.
REMOVED: A golden statue of Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan from an arts festival in Germany after protests.


29th August, 2018
INDICATED: By UK Prime Minister Theresa May, that she would fight a leadership bid by former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.
DELIVERED: Iran's Parliament, a rare rebuke to President Hassan Rouhani as they voted to reject his explanation of the country's economic crisis.
UNDER FIRE: Australia's Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton over his intervention to help a French au pair into the country in November, 2015.


28th August, 2018
TERMINATING: The North American Free Trade Agreement, by US President Donald Trump, who is pursuing new deals with Mexico and Canada.
PROTESTS: By rival groups in the east German city of Chemnitz, resulting in several injuries including reported assaults on migrants, following the stabbing death of a 35-year-old carpenter on Sunday.
REVEALED: That some of the world's most senior Orthodox Christian figures have reportedly been the target of Russian hackers in attempts to steal their private correspondance.


27th August, 2018
 Three people, including a suspect who reportedly died from self-inflicted wounds, after a gunman opened fire at a video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida. 
SWORN IN: Zimbabwe's new Prime Minister Emmerson Mnangagwa following a divisive election which resulted in violence on the streets of Harare.
DIED: US playwright Neil Simon, at the age of 91, in New York City.


24th August, 2018
 A change of Prime Minister in Australia with a leadership spill is scheduled to take place around noon.
CHARGED: In Uganda, MP and pop star Bobi Wine (real name Robert Kyagulanyi), with treason in a civilian court following his release from military detention.
UNVEILED: A retro-looking electric car by Russian manufacturer Kalashnikov, famous for manufacturing the AK-47 assault rifle.


23rd August, 2018
 In Australian politics as Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull faces a leadership challenge from former minister Peter Dutton with numerous ministers resigning their portfolios and speculation Scott Morrison will run against Dutton in any spill.
THREATENED: Hawaii, by category 4 Hurricane Lane, which will track "dangerously close" to the islands over the next few days.
CLAIMED: In a report by the International Atomic Energy Agency that North Korea is continuing to develop its nuclear weapons programme.


22nd August, 2018
 Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, on eight financial crime charges; meanwhile Michael Cohen, former personal lawyer to US President Donald Trump, has pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations, bank fraud and tax evasion as part of a plea deal.
INTRODUCED: In Venezuela, a new currency - the "sovereign bolivar" - to deal with runaway inflation; the country has also been rocked by a 7.3 magnitude earthquake.
AGREED: Peace talks will be held in Russia, involving the Taliban and nations including China, Iran and Pakistan, in September.


21st August, 2018
SURVIVED: Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, a leadership spill, with defeated challenger Peter Dutton resigning as Home Affairs Minister.
 At least 10 hikers in southern Italy after flash-flooding.
FOUND: Direct evidence of water ice at the bottom of craters on the surface of the Moon.


20th August, 2018
TRAVELLING: To North Korea, a group of elderly South Koreans, to see relatives they have not seen since the Korean War in the 1950s, in the first such initiative involving the two Koreas in three years.
 On the Indonesian island of Lombok following a magnitude 6.9 tremor, with two reported deaths. It comes in the wake of another 6.9 quake which killed at least 460 people two weeks ago.
DIED: Australian artist Charles Blackman, best known for his 'Alice in Wonderland' series, at the age of 90.


17th August, 2018
FLOODED: Parts of Kerala state in southern India as a result of monsoon rains with more than 100 people reportedly killed and some 150,000 left homeless.
 US President Donald Trump after more than 350 US newspapers ran editorials responding to attacks on mainstream media, writing on Twitter that the "fake news media is the opposition party".
DIED: Former Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee, at the age of 93.


16th August, 2018
KILLED: At least 48 people with scores more injured when a suicide bomber detonated a bomb in a tuition centre in the Afghanistan capital of Kabul.
 Death toll from the collapse of a highway bridge in Genoa, Italy, to at least 39.
PASSED: In New Zealand, a law banning sales of existing houses to foreigners in a bid to make homes more affordable.


15th August, 2018
DIED: At least 26 people after a major highway bridge collapsed in Genoa, Italy, with many others injured.
ARRESTED: A man in London on suspicion of terrorism offences after a vehicle crashed outside the Houses of Parliament, injuring several people.
MARKED: In South Korea and Taiwan, the first day to remember Japan's wartime use of 'comfort women', with the unveiling of monuments and protests.


14th August, 2018
BURIED: Dozens of children killed in a Saudi-led coalition attack on a bus in the city of Saada in Yemen last week, in a funeral attended by thousands. 
DECIDED: That Philip Wilson, former Catholic archbishop of Adelaide, will serve his 12 month sentence for concealing child sexual abuse in home detention.
LOST: Melbourne, its title as the "world's most liveable city" - decided by The Economist - to Vienna, Austria, after seven years in the top position.


13th August, 2018
KILLED: At least 39 - including women and children - after an explosion destroys two buildings in northern Syria.
PROTESTS: In the US marking a year since the protests by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, in which Heather Heyer was killed when a man drove his car into a group of counter protestors.
ON ITS WAY: To the Sun, NASA's Parker Solar Probe after launching on Sunday.


10th August, 2018
KILLED: Reportedly, dozens of people, including some 29 children, in an air strike by the Saudi-led coalition on a market in Yemen's Saada province. The coalition claims it was targeting missile launchers.
REJECTED: A bill to legalise abortion, by the Argentina's Senate, after a marathon debate.
CEASEFIRE: Reportedly agreed between Israel and Hamas after more than 24 hours of escalating hostilities.


9th August, 2018
TO IMPOSE: The US, new sanctions on Russia over the use of a nerve agent against ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in the UK in March; Russia has denied any involvement.
GRANTED: Citizenship in Thailand, three previously stateless boys and their soccer coach who were rescued from a flooded cave in the country's north last month.
COMMEMORATED: The centenary of the World War I Battle of Amiens - a key turning point in the war - at a ceremony in France.


8th August, 2018
SWORN IN: New Colombian President Iván Duque, on Tuesday, after a divisive election campaign.
SIGNED: A peace deal between Ethiopian Government and Oromo Liberation Front rebels, previously declared a terrorist movement, according to state television.
DECLARED: That the entire Australia state of New South Wales is officially in drought, along with other parts of eastern Australia.


7th August, 2018
SIGNED: A new ceasefire and power sharing deal by South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and rebel leader and Vice-President Riek Machar. 
WARNING: From researchers, that even if nations reach their CO2 targets, humanity could soon face a 'hothouse Earth' with extreme heat and rising seas.
ONGOING: Protests by tens thousands of students in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka as they demand road safety reforms.


6th August, 2018
PROTESTS: In Tel Aviv, Israel, by members of minority groups including the Druze, against the passing of a law that declares Israel the nation-state of the Jewish people and downgraded the status of the Arabic language.
ARRESTED: Six people who, according to the Venezuelan Government, were involved in an attempt to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro which employed drones.
KILLED: Twenty passengers and crew aboard a German, World War II-era plane when it crashed in the Swiss Alps on Saturday.


3rd August, 2018
DECLARED: Zimbabwe's Electoral Commission that incumbent Emmerson Mnangagwa has won the presidency.
PROTESTS: Involving thousands of students in Dhaka, Bangladesh, calling for justice and new road safety measures after two teenagers were killed by a speeding bus on Sunday.
FOUND: A 29-year-old Australian who had been missing for week after failing to retunr from a solo climb of Mount Aspiring on New Zealand's South Island.


2nd August, 2018
DEMANDED: US President Donald Trump, an end to the inquiry by Robert Mueller into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, describing it as a "rigged witch hunt". 
DECLARED: A new outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo just days after another in which 33 people died was declared over.
WON: The Fields Medal, described as the "Nobel Prize for mathematics", Prof Caucher Birkar of Cambridge University, Prof Akshay Venkatesh, an Australian based at Princeton and Stanford in the US, Prof Alessio Figalli, from ETH in Zurich and Prof Peter Scholze, from Bonn University.
STOLEN: Some of Sweden's crown jewels from the Strangnas Cathedral by thieves who escaped in a speedboat.


1st August, 2018
CLAIMED: By Zimbabwe's Opposition party, the MDC Alliance, that its candidate, Nelson Chamisa, has won Monday's presidential election. The electoral commission has urged patience as it counts the votes.
REJECTED: By Iran, the offer for talks between US President Donald Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani with senior officials saying Mr Trump was "not trustworthy".
REVEALED: Former star of MASH, actor Alan Alda, that he has Parkinson's disease.


31st July, 2018
COUNTING: Has begun in Zimbabwe's first elections since the removal of former President Robert Mugabe.
READY: To meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, with no pre-conditions, says US President Donald Trump after the pair traded hostilities earlier this month.
IDENTIFIED: A body found in the French Alps in 2005 as that of a French skier Henri Le Masne who disappeared 64 years ago after skiing in a storm near the Matterhorn.


30th July, 2018
SHAKEN: The Indonesian island of Lombok in a 6.4 magnitude earthquake which killed at least 14 people, injured hundreds and damaged more than 1,000 buildings.
CLAIMED: Victory, Prime Minister Hun Sen's Cambodian People's Party in Cambodian general elections despite claims from critics that the election was a "sham".
EVACUATED: More than 50,000 people in northern California as forest fires kill six and destroy hundreds of buildings.


27th July, 2018
DECLARED: Victory in Pakistan's general election, Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf, with it as yet unclear if the PTI would obtain a simple majority or have to form a coalition government.
COMING: The longest lunar eclipse in 100 years in the early hours of Saturday, 28th July (AEST), causing the Moon to glow red.
PERFORMED: Former Beatle Paul McCartney, a surprise gig at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, where the Beatles made their name more than 50 years ago.


26th July, 2018
ANNOUNCED: A proposed merger of Australian media entity Fairfax with Nine to create a new integrated media company.
FOUND: On Mars, indications there could be vast lake of liquid water below the planet's south pole.
KILLED: At least 31 people in a suicide bombing near a polling centre in the city of Quetta as Pakistanis go to the polls in a general election.


25th July, 2018
RISING: Death toll as a result of forest fires near Athens in Greece with at least 74 people killed and more than 200 injured.
WASHED AWAY: A number of villages in Laos after a dam wall collapsed in the country's south with several people confirmed dead and hundreds still missing. 
UNVEILED: By US President Donald Trump, a $US12 billion bail-out plan for farmers aimed at helping those affected by backlash from tariffs he has imposed on other nations.


24th July, 2018
BURNING: Forest fires near Athens in Greece with reports of at least 20 people killed and more than 100 injured.
IDENTIFIED: As Faisal Hussain, 29, a gunman who opened fire in a crowded restaurant precinct in the Canadian city of Toronto on Sunday, killing two people and wounding more than a dozen, before he was killed in as yet unclear circumstances.
SUING: The US city of Minneapolis and several police officers, by the family of late Australian woman Justine Damond Ruszczyk, for violating her civil rights when she was shot dead by a police officer in July last year.


23rd July, 2018
EVACUATED: By Israel, from south-western Syria to Jordan, hundreds of 'White Helmets' - members of a volunteer civil organisation which operates emergency rescue services in rebel held areas.
SURVIVED: A bomb which killed 14 people at Kabul's airport shortly after his arrival back in Afghanistan following a year in exile, controversial Afghan Vice-President Abdul Rashid Dostum.
MOURNING: In Missouri, the death of 17 people (including nine from the same family), killed when an amphibious boat capsized on Table Rock Lake.


20th July, 2018
INVITED: Vladimir Putin, to visit the US, by US President Donald Trump, later this year; it follows the much discussed meeting of the two leaders in Helsinki this week.
PASSED: A controversial new law in Israel which explicitly defines the country as the national home of the Jewish people with Jerusalem as its "united" capital.
REFUSED: A Turkish court, to allow the extradition of accused Islamic State terrorist Neil Prakash to Australia to face trial.


19th July, 2018
ENDED: A nationwide state of emergency in Turkey, imposed two years ago after a failed coup attempt and under which tens of thousands have been arrested or dismissed from their jobs, according to reports.
FIRST: Commercial flight between Ethiopia and Eritrea in 20 years; it was greeted with cheering and song as it landed in the Eritrean capital of Asmara.
RAGING: Wildfires in Sweden, including inside the Arctic Circle, prompting the nation to call for help in fighting the fires from the European Union.


18th July, 2018
TURNED BACK: Scores of displaced Syrian civilians who approached the border with Israel at Golan Heights pleading for sanctuary, by Israeli soldiers.
COMING INTO FORCE: A new international crime of "agression" - under which government and military leaders can be held responsible for invasions and major attacks - at the International Criminal Court, after 35 countries ratified the new offence.
PLOTTED: The orbits of 12 new moons discovered orbiting Jupiter.


17th July, 2018
MET: US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland - Mr Trump's comments in a subsequent press conference sparked strong reactions in the US with former CIA director John  Brennan labelling his comments as "nothing short of treasonous".
WELCOMED: As heroes, the victorious French national soccer team by hundreds of thousands of fans with President Emmanual Macron awarding them the Légion d'Honneur.
TRIALLING: Usain Bolt, the world's fastest man, with Australian soccer team the Central Coast Mariners; meanwhile, Australian soccer great Tim Cahill has announced his retirement from the Socceroos.


16th July, 2018
WON: The FIFA World Cup, France, in a 4-2 victory, over Croatia, in the final in Moscow, sparking mass celebrations in the team's home country.
LABELLED: As the top "foe" of the US - the European Union, by President Donald Trump, along with other "foes" China and Russia, in an interview with CBS News ahead of his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday.
PROTESTS: In southern Iraq amid widespread unrest over better public services and jobs. At least two protestors were reportedly killed.


13th July, 2018
RETAKEN: By Syrian Government forces, the rebel-held part of the city of Deraa where the revolt against President Bashar al-Assad first broke out.
CRITICISED: UK Prime Minister Theresa May's proposed Brexit deal, by US President Donald Trump in an interview with The Sun newspaper.
FIRST: Country - Ireland - to sell off its investments in fossil fuel companies after a bill was passed through the country's Parliament.


12th July, 2018
CALL: From US President Donald Trump for NATO members to double the amount they aim to spend on the military to four per cent of GDP.
INVITED: Macedonia, to join NATO, which would become the 30th nation to join the alliance.
DECIDED: That Croatia will play France in the World Cup final after beating England in a 2-1 extra time victory.


11th July, 2018
REJOICING: Across Thailand and around the world as the last of the 12 boys along with their coach, who were trapped in a cave system in Thailand's Chiang Rai province 18 days ago, were rescued after an international effort to save them.
 Death toll in Japan from flooding and landslides - to at least 157 with dozens still missing.
ANNOUNCED: That the first Israeli spacecraft - and first privately funded unmanned mission - to land on the Moon will be launched in December.


10th July, 2018
RESIGNED: UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson in protest at the Government's plans for a close trading relationship with the European Union following Brexit; Jeremy Hunt has been appointed as his successor.
 Rescues of more of the 12 boys and a soccer coach from a system of caves in Chiang Rai province in Thailand where they have been trapped for more than 10 days.
AGREED: Eritrea and Ethiopia to end the state of war between the two nations and reestablish trade and diplomatic ties.
CHRISTENED: Prince Louis in a private ceremony in St James's Palace, London; the Queen was absent due to her busy schedule.


9th July, 2018
RESCUED: The first four of 12 boys and a soccer coach from a system of caves in Chiang Rai province in Thailand where they have been trapped for more than 10 days.
EVACUATING: Millions in Japan as floods and landslides in the country's west kill more than 65 people.
DIED: A woman who, along with her partner, was poisoned with the nerve agent Novichok in Wiltshire in southern England.
RESIGNED: David Davis, the UK Government's Brexit Secretary, on Sunday.


6th July, 2018
RESIGNED: Scott Pruitt, embattled administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency; his resignation has been accepted by US President Donald Trump.
CAPSIZED: A boat carrying tourists off the island of Phuket in Thailand with 49 people still missing. 
According to local media, Chizuo Matsumoto, former leader of the Aum Shinrikyo doomsday cult, that carried out a sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway in 1995, killing 13.


5th July, 2018
CONFIRMED: That a British couple are critically ill after being found poisoned in their Wiltshire home on Saturday by Novichok, the same nerve agent used to poison ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal.
FOUND: Some 25,000 archaeological artefacts, worth an estimated €40 million, excavated from sites in Italy in raids across Europe.
Australian and former Rio Tinto executive Stern Hu from prison in China, eight years after he was convicted of bribery and industrial espionage.


4th July, 2018
ARRESTED: Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak in relation to alleged corruption offences.
FLEEING: Some 700 people from a village near Bali's Mount Agung after increased activity at the volcano.
A 76-year-old Japanese national while climbing Uluru in Central Australia, the 37th fatality at the site since records began. Traditional owners have asked people not to climb since the mid-1980s and a ban comes into effect in October next year.


3rd July, 2018
FOUND: Thirteen Thai boys, aged between 11 and 16, and their soccer coach in a partially flooded cave system in Chiang Rai province after being missing for nine days. Rescue operations are now underway.
DISPLACED: Some 270,000 people in south-west Syria as fighting escalates thanks to a Syrian army Russian-backed offensive to recapture rebel-held territory.
Members of the national Australian and Philippine basketball teams at a FIBA World Cup qualifying match in Bulacan leading to the match to be abandoned.


2nd July, 2018
Thousands of people in a reported 700 US gatherings across the US in response to President Donald Trump's immigration policies, including one which led to family separations.
KILLED: At least 19 people, mostly Sikhs, in a suicide bombing in the Afghan city of Jalalabad.
POISED: To win the presidency in Mexico, left-winger Andrés Manuel López Obrador in what would represent a major shift for the country.


29th June, 2018
At least five people when a gunman opened fire at a newspaper in Annapolis in the US state of Maryland. A suspect is in police custody.
In France, national service for all 16-year-olds - with both mandatory and optional components; compulsory military service was scrapped in 1996.
CLOSED: The airport on the Indonesian island of Bali as the volcano Mt Agung erupts again, sending an ash cloud more than two kilometres into the air.


28th June, 2018
To take place between US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin at a yet to be announced location.
Fires on moorland in north-west England as the country experiences a heatwave.
DIED: Patriarch of the musical Jackson family, Joe Jackson, at the age of 89. 


27th June, 2018
Between Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte and some MPs and Catholic bishops in the country after the President called God "stupid".
On appeal, a death sentence given to Sudanese woman Noura Hussein for killing her husband as he tried to raped her, by an appeal court in Khartoum; the decision follows an international outcry.
LISTED: Route 66 in the US on the National Trust for Historic Preservation's list of 11 most-at-risk historic sites.


26th June, 2018
Israel; Prince William in an historic tour becoming the first official British Royal to visit the country and Palestinian Territories; Prince William flew in from a two-day visit to Jordan.
In the Iranian capital of Tehran over the failing economy.
SEARCHING: In Thailand, for a dozen boys aged between 11 and 15, who haven't been seen since they entered a cave system with their coach in Chiang Rai province on Saturday afternoon.


25th June, 2018
Recep Tayyip Erdogan as President of Turkey for a second term, according to initial results released by the state broadcaster; the main Opposition party is yet to concede.
CLASHES: Between Fulani herdsmen and farmers in Nigeria's Plateau state with at least 86 people reportedly killed since last Thursday.
PROTESTING: Tens of thousands in London, calling for the UK Government to hold a final public vote on the terms of Brexit.


22nd June, 2018
Some €2.8 billion in EU tariffs on US goods, in retaliation against US President Donald Trump's trade policies.
PASSED: Through Australia's Parliament, a landmark $AUD144 billion income tax package, which Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said would lead to a "fairer" tax system.
BORN: A daughter to New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in Auckland, who becomes just the second world leader to give birth in office (after Pakistan's then-prime minister Benazir Bhutto 28 years ago).


21st June, 2018
By US President Donald Trump, an executive order to end the separation of migrant families which had occurred under a 'zero tolerance' approach.
MISSING: Some 180 people after a ferry sank earlier this week on Lake Toba in northern Sumatra, Indonesia.
PASSED: In Hungary by the government of Viktor Orban, legislation that bans lawyers and activists from helping asylum seekers.


20th June, 2018
The US, from the UN Human Rights Council, citing the lack of reform within the body and its "chronic bias against Israel".
LEGALISED: In Canada, recreational use of marijuana, becoming the first G7 nation to do so.
DIED: Australian golfing great (and five time British open winner), Peter Thomson, at the age of 88.


19th June, 2018
The creation of a new military 'Space Force' by US President Donald Trump to provide "American dominance in space".
ELECTED: Conservative Iván Duque as President of Colombia following an election on Sunday, the first since the end of the war with rebel group FARC.
REBUKED: A teenager in France for addressing President Emmanuel Macron informally as 'Manu', by the President during meeting at a ceremony commemorating General Charles De Gaulle's call for resistance during World War II.


18th June, 2018
Two, at a mosque in Nigeria's Borno state on Saturday, killing at least 31 and wounding scores more; terror group Boko Haram is suspected of being behind the attacks.
DOCKED: The rescue ship Aquarius in the Spanish port of Valencia after the ship, carrying more than 600 people rescued from the Mediterranean Sea, was refused landing in both Italy and Malta.
SIGNED: The deal between Greece and what will now be known as North Macedonia after Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras survived a no confidence vote in Parliament on Saturday.


15th June, 2018
A lawsuit by the State of New York against US President Donald Trump, his children and the Trump Foundation, alleging "illegal conduct" by the non-profit organisation. 
CONCLUDED: That former FBI Director James Comey made a "serious error of judgement" when he announced he was reopening an investigation into presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server just days before the 2016 election, by Inspector General Michael Horowitz in a 500 page report.
OPENED: The FIFA World Cup in Russia with an opening ceremony feauring Robbie Williams. Russia scored an upset victory over Saudi Arabia in the event's opener.


14th June, 2018
Between France and Italy after Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini refused entry to a ship which had rescued more than 600 would-be migrants from drowning in the Mediterranean Sea; the decision provoked a sharp response from France. Spain has said it would accept the ship.
REFUSED: Macedonian President, Gjorge Ivanov, to sign off on an agreement between Greece and Macedonia to rename the latter as the 'Republic of Northern Macedonia'.
ANNOUNCED: The 2026 FIFA World Cup will be held in the US, Canada and Mexico.


13th June, 2018
At their summit in Singapore, invitations for US President Donald Trump to visit North Korea and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to visit the US.
RENAMED: Macedonia as the 'Republic of Northern Macedonia' following an agreement between the nation's government and Greece which ends a 27 year dispute.
ORDERED: By the International Criminal Court, the release of former Democratic Republic of Congo rebel leader and Vice-President Jean-Pierre Bemba, after his 2016 conviction on war crimes and crime against humanity was overturned.


12th June, 2018
US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in an historic summit on Singapore's Sentosa Island.
REFUSED: Italy and Malta, to allow a rescue ship carrying 600 asylum seekers picked up in the Mediterranean Sea, to dock. Spain said it would allow the ship to dock.
ATTACKED: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau by US President Donald Trump as "very dishonest and weak" following what British Prime Minister Theresa May described as a "difficult" G7 meeting in Canada.


8th June, 2018
Ever women-majority cabinet in Spain following the election of new Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez.
FOUND: New types of organic molecules capable of preserving life beneath the surface of Mars, by NASA's Curiosity rover.
CLAIMED: That the world's first 3D printed housing development will be built in The Netherlands with the first residents expected next year.


7th June, 2018
At least 46 migrants trying to cross from Somalia to Yemen, according to the UN.
GRANTED: By US President Donald Trump, a clemency plea for grandmother Alice Johnson, jailed on a non-violent drug charge in 1996, after her case was highlighted by Kim Kardashian West during a meeting with Mr Trump last week.
ORDERED: By the Iraqi Parliament, a manual recount of votes cast in last month's legislative elections following allegations of fraud.


6th June, 2018
Death toll from Guatemala's erupting Fuego volcano to at least 72 with expectations it will continue to rise as emergency workers search for bodies.
SCRAPPED: The swimsuit element of the Miss America pageant.
Dead in her New York apartment, US fashion designer Kate Spade, 55, in an apparent suicide.


5th June, 2018
The death toll from the eruption of Guatemala's Fuego volcano to at least 62.
RULED OUT: Former US President Bill Clinton, that he needed to apologise to Monica Lewinsky in light of the #MeToo movement.
Fifty years since the assassination of Senator Robert Kennedy, in Los Angeles, California.


4th June, 2018
At least 46 would-be migrants after their boat sank off the coast of Tunisia en route to Africa in one of the worst migrant boat accidents in recent years. At least 67 others were rescued.
ERUPTED: Guatemala's Fuego volcano, killing at least seven and injuring hundreds.
By Pope Francis, Bishop Gregory O'Kelly, as apostolic administrator for Adelaide's archdiocese after Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson last month became the most senior Catholic cleric worldwide to be convicted of covering up child sex abuse.


1st June, 2018
By the US, tariffs on imports of steel and aluminium from Canada, Mexico and EU nations; the move had sparked a sharp response from affected nations. 
In italy, the formation of a new government to be led by Prime Minister-designate Giuseppe Conte after a dispute with President Sergio Mattarella over Mr Conte's choice of economy minister was settled in the choice of Giovanni Tria. 
 On Pluto, methane ice dunes, thanks to images obtained by Nasa's New Horizons mission in 2015.


31st May, 2018
That the shooting murder of Russian journalist Arkady Babchecko in Kiev was faked as part of an operation by Ukrainian security services to expose a Russian assassination plot. 
A senior North Korean official, General Kim Yong-chol, with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in the US as preparations for a summit in Singapore apparently continue.
 By Singapore Airlines, that it will launch the world's longest commercial flight - a non-stop flight between Singapore and New York City of 18 hours, 45 minutes - in October.


30th May, 2018
TV show Roseanne, in the US and Australia, after star Roseanne Barr made a racist tweet about a former Obama advisor.
By police, a suspect who killed three people, including two police, in the Belgian city of Liege, in what a prosecutor has called a "terrorist incident".
More than 8,000 Starbucks stores in the US so training can be provided to all staff about racism. It follows an incident in which two black men were wrongly arrested for "trespassing" at a store in Philadelphia.


29th May, 2018
By Italian President Sergio Mattarella, former International Monetary Fund official Carlo Cottarelli, as interim Prime Minister of Italy. New elections are expected.
A ban on single use plastic items, like straws and cutlery, in the European Union.
OFFERED: French citizenship, by President Emmanuel Macron, to 22-year-old Malian Mamoudou Gassama, nicknamed 'Spiderman', for climbing an apartment block to rescue of a child hanging off a balcony.


28th May, 2018
The US-North Korean summit in Singapore after US and North Korean officials met in Panmunjom to prepare for the meeting.
A bid to form a government in Italy after President Sergio Matarella vetoed PM-designate Giuseppe Conte's choice of economy minister leading to Mr Conte's withdrawal.
DENIED: That he has sexually assaulted any women, US actor Morgan Freeman, following claims of bad behaviour, saying "it is not right to equate horrific incidents of sexual assault with misplaced compliments or humour."


25th May, 2018
By US President Donald Trump, the proposed summit between him and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore next month with Mr Trump citing North Korea's "open hostility" displayed in the North Korean's most recent statement.
That the Russian military was behind the downing of Malaysian Airline Flight MH-17 over Ukraine in 2014, killing 298 people, following a Joint Investigation Team inquiry based in The Netherlands.
APOLOGISED: Actor Morgan Freeman in the wake of sexual harassment claims by multiple women.


24th May, 2018
By Iran, a series of conditions for European powers if they want Tehran to stay in the nuclear deal after the US exits.
Banning plastic straws, New York City council.
DIED: Controversial US novelist Philip Roth at the age of 85.


23rd May, 2018
A year since 22 people were killed in a bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, UK.
Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg to European Union politicians for a massive data leak, saying the organisation "didn't take a broad enough view of our responsibilities".
STANDING ASIDE: Catholic Archbishop of Adelaide Philip Wilson after he was found guilty on Tuesday of failing to inform police of allegations of child sexual abuse. He is yet to be sentenced.


22nd May, 2018
At least 14 ambassadors from Venezuela in protest after Nicolas Maduro claimed victory in the country's highly controversial presidential election.
In Sweden, leaflets to citizens in how to cope if war breaks out. The leaflet doesn't specify where the threat may come from but commentators have suggested growing Russian agression may be the catalyst for the publication.
FOUND: A "hidden" inscription under a strip of tape on a 16th century drawing which says "From Michelangelo's hand". Experts, however, say it was most likely written by one of his students.


21st May, 2018
That there have been "mass irregularities" in the Venezuelan presidential election as polls closed with only 30 per cent of the electorate voting.
DEMANDED: By US President Donald Trump, via Twitter, that the US Department of Justice investigate whether "FBI/DOJ infiltrated or surveilled the Trump Campaign for Political Purposes".
The sea, the lava flow from the Kilauea volcano on the island of Hawaii. Dozens of properties have been destroyed and the first major injury - to the leg of a man - has been recorded from the lava.


18th May, 2018
By US President Donald Trump, the so-called 'Libya model' in reference to the denuclearisation of North Korea.
REVEALED: That Chinese authorities in the province of Xinjiang have imprisoned thousands of Muslim Chinese in mass internment camps.
By the US Senate, that Gina Haspel will become the first female director of the CIA.


17th May, 2018
By Malaysian police, the home of former Prime Minister Najib Razak in connection with a corruption probe.
CHANGES: To the way in which live sheep are exported from Australia following a Federal Government-initiated review.
That Prince George and Princess Charlotte, the oldest two children of William and Kate, will both play roles in the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Saturday.


16th May, 2018
Over whether the summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un takes place after North Korea cancelled a meeting with South Korea and said it was not interested in a "one-sided" demand for it to give up all its "nukes". 
ATTACKED: The western Afghanistan city of Farah, by Taliban fighters, forcing the governor to flee and officials into besieged compounds.
US author Tom Wolfe, writer of The Bonfire of the Vanities and The Right Stuff, at age 88.


15th May, 2018
By the Catalan Parliament in Spain, Quim Torra as regional leader, heralding an end to seven months of direct rule from Madrid. 
CALLED: Kensington Palace in the UK, for "understanding and respect" following reports Meghan Markle's father will not attend her wedding this Saturday.
Actress Margo Kidder, who played Lois Lane in the Superman franchise of the 1970s and 1980s, at age 69.


14th May, 2018
VOTED: Iraqis, in the first national parliamentary elections since the defeat of the so-called Islamic State.
By police, a suspect in a terrorist attack in Paris which left one man dead and another four people injured late on Saturday.
CELEBRATING: People in Israel, after Netta Barzilai, representing Israel, won Eurovision.


11th May, 2018
REVEALED: In a tweet by US President Donald Trump, that his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will take place on 12th June in Singapore.
SWORN IN: Mahathir Mohamad as Malaysia's seventh Prime Minister following his surprise victory in a national election.
RAMPED UP: US pressure on Iran with new sanctions on individuals and companies tied to the country's Revolutionary Guard.


10th May, 2018
WON: Former Prime Minister Mahatir Mohamad, a majority in Malaysia's Parliament, ending 60 years of rule by the Barisan Nasional (National Front).
RELEASED: Three US citizens - Kim Dong-chul, Kim Hak-song and Tony Kim - by North Korea. They were being flown to a meeting with US President Donald Trump.
REPORTED: By Israel, that Iranian forces have fired rockets on its positions in the occupied Golan Heights; no casualties were recorded.


9th May, 2018
WITHDRAWING: The US from the Iran nuclear deal, following a decision from President Donald Trump who described it as a "hoorrible, one-sided deal".
RULED: Australia's High Court, that Labor Senator Katy Gallagher is ineligible to sit in Federal Parliament because she did not renounce her British citizenship in time for the 2016 election.
RETURNED: Ebola, to the Democratic Republic of Congo, with 17 deaths.


8th May, 2018
REPORTED: The UN, that at least 107 boys and men attending a religious ceremony were killed and wounded when Afghan Government forces opened fire in an operation near Kunduz last month.
SWORN IN: Vladimir Putin, for another six years as President of the Russian Federation.
GAINED: The Iranian-backed Hezbollah group, at least 43 seats in parliamentary elections in Lebanon; the main Western-backed faction headed by Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri lost a third of its seats.


7th May, 2018
WARNED: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, that the US will have "historic regret" if President Donald Trump scraps the nuclear agreement between Iran, the US, China, Russia, Germany, Framce and the UK.
INJURED: Pakistan's Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal in an assassination attempt in the north-eastern city of Narowal.
RECOMMENDED: In a world first, that exercise become a prescribed component of care for cancer sufferers, by the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia.


4th May, 2018
BATTERED: Parts of north and western India by dust and rain storms, killing at least 90.
EXPELLED: From the US Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski.
PREPARING: Vanuatu, to permanently evacuate the 10,000 strong population of the island of Ambae as a volcano there spews thick ash.


3rd May, 2018
SHUTTING DOWN: Cambridge Analytica, the political consultancy at the centre of a Facebook data-sharing scandal.
APPOINTED: Former Test batsman Justin Langer as the new coach of the Australian cricket team which was recently at the centre of a ball-tampering scandal.
PASSED: In the US state of Hawaii, a new law banning sunscreens that contain chemicals harmful to ocean eco-systems.


2nd May, 2018
BOMBS: Exploded in the Nigerian town of Mubi in and around a mosque, killing at least 27 people.
CLASHED: In Paris between police and anarchists after violence broke out on the sidelines of annual May Day labour protests; hundreds have been arrested.
ANNOUNCED: By Mark Zuckerberg, plans to launch a dating service on Facebook.


1st May, 2018
KILLED: More than 30 people - including nine journalists - in two suicide bombings in Kabul, Afghanistan. Another journalist was shot dead in a separate incident near the border with Pakistan.
ANNOUNCED: By Syria's Assad's regime, that Syrians have just weeks to register and prove they own homes in the country - a decision which could have significant impacts on refugees.
POISED: Armenia's Parliament, to elect opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan as the next Prime Minister after former PM Serzh Sargsyan resigned following weeks of protests.


30th April, 2018
RESIGNED: UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd after saying she "inadvertently misled" MPs over targets for removing illegal immigrants from the country.
DIED: Alfie Evans, the British toddler at the centre of a long-running legal battle over his treatment between his parents and doctors.
DISCOVERED: By the Terrus museum in Elne, France, that more than 80 works it had purchased which were originally attributed to artist Etienne Terrus, are fakes.


27th April, 2018
MEETING: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un with South Korean President Moon Jae-In at the Peace House in South Korea; it is the first time a North Korean leader has crossed into the south since the Korean War.
CONFIRMED: Former CIA head, Mike Pompeo, as US Secretary of State by the US Senate.
GUILTY: US actor Bill Cosby, of drugging and molesting a woman 14 years ago. Cosby remains on bail until sentencing.


26th April, 2018
ADDRESSED: The US Congress, French President Emmanuel Macron during a visit to the US, telling law-makers to reject fear and nationalism.
WORN: Jewish skullcaps, thousands of non-Jewish Germans, in a nationwide statement of solidarity with the Germany's Jewish community amid growing concerns over anti-Semitism.
UNVEILED: The first statue commemorating a female - in this case women's suffragist leader Millicent Fawett - in London's Parliament Square.


24th April, 2018
RESIGNED: Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan of Armenia after mass protests.
ADMITTED: To intensive care, former US President George HW Bush; it comes just days after the 93-year-old buried his wife, Barbara.
BORN: A son to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, brother to Prince George and Princess Charlotte.