The billionaire businessman was found to have cheated investors and embezzled huge sums as head of his insurance conglomerate.
Malaysia's ruling regime for the past six decades has been voted out, with Mahathir Mohamad leading the Opposition Alliance to a highly unlikely victory.
The decision of the High Court to rule Katy Gallagher ineligible has led to the resignation of three MPs, as Labor feels the full brunt of the citizenship scandal.
The Turnbull government has set aside $50 million in the federal budget to go towards the prosecution of those responsible for the downing of MH17.
European leaders are scrambling to convince Iran not to revert to nuclear bomb building in the wake of Trump's decision to cut ties with the 2015 accord.
It has been described as the biggest scandal in the history of Australian horse racing, with well-known industry figures found guilty of doping-related offences.
The British foreign secretary is leaving no stone unturned in his bid to keep the Iran accord in play.
Three board members face being ousted at Thursday's annual general meeting, and Murray has implored investors to not let emotion dictate their decision-making.
Volkswagen's former CEO is squarely in the sights of the US Justice Department and German prosecutors, after being indicted on charges of conspiracy and wire fraud.
South Korea has requested the United Nations use its expertise to verify the closure of North Korea's nuclear test site Punggye-ri.
Australia's most senior Catholic, and the third ranked figure in the Vatican behind Pope Francis, has been committed to stand trial on historical sexual offence charges.
What Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claims to be evidence, is nothing more than a beat up of old issues to aid Donald Trump's move against Iran, officials say.
The chairman has been sent packing and directors have had their fees slashed as AMP tries desperately to get back on the rails.
Disgraced comedian and actor Bill Cosby may spend the rest of his life behind bars after being found guilty of three counts of sexual assault.
Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull has told the Konrad Adenauer Foundation gathering in Berlin that the key to gaining support for multiculturalism is having control of your borders.
At least nine people have died and 16 injured after a van mounted a kerb and struck a crowd of pedestrians in Toronto on Monday.
Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong has reached a $US5 million settlement with the US government and Floyd Landis before the whistleblower lawsuit could go to trial.
The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) was charging dead customers for financial advice, the banking royal commission heard yesterday.
The House of Lords has backed an amendment to May's Brexit blueprint aimed at securing a customs union deal by the end of October.
Nikki Haley has warned Syria's President that the US would strike again without hesitation if he was to carry out another chemical attack.
Digital currency exchanges now have to comply with Australia's financial intelligence agency, as the government cracks down on money laundering and terrorism financing through cryptocurrency.
Donald Trump is considering removing Robert Mueller from the Russian interference probe over Monday's FBI raids on his lawyer Michael Cohen, but Senator Chuck Schumer doesn't intend to let that happen.
The West is ready to take military action against Syria if it is confirmed government forces were behind a toxic gas attack in Douma, but Russia has blocked an independent investigation proposed by the US.
If you don't want targeted ads on your news feed then you'll have to pay for it, says Mark Zuckerberg.
Emails, financial documents and business records from the offices of Trump's personal lawyer have been seized by the FBI, and the President has called it an "attack on our country".
Having been denied his plea to avoid incarceration while he exhausts all appeal avenues, President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva must now surrender to police by Friday afternoon.
Border state governors are hailing Trump's move to deploy the National Guard in an effort to bolster the defence against illegal immigration and drug smuggling.
After opening fire at YouTube's sprawling campus and injuring at least three employees, the female suspect was found dead with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The public will soon have an app with an emergency button that will enable their videos and photos of public incidents to be turned into real-time intelligence for first responders.
The US President says he's standing up for the postal service and brick-and-mortar retailers, others believe Amazon shareholders are paying the price for his long-standing grudge with CEO Jeff Bezos.
US goods have been hit with tariffs totalling $3 billion, as China shows intent to counter any Washington trade move.
The Silicon Valley power broker says the social media giant has spun out of control because of its business model and needs reining in.
State governments cracked down on Lottoland betting on domestic lotteries last year, and now the federal government is looking to stop synthetic lotteries from even operating in the country.
Australian journalist Tracey Spicer has launched NOW Australia with the help of likeminded celebrities – a crowd-funding campaign and not-for-profit organisation that aims to raise A$250,000 to assist victims of sexual harassment and assault.
It started with the UK, now the US, a host of European countries, and other allies such as Australia and Canada, are removing Russian diplomats and intelligence officers from their countries.
OPINION: Forget Bancroft, make an example of Smith, Warner, and the rest of the so-called leadership group
The cheating by the Australian cricket team has left a proud sporting nation shell-shocked. But Cameron Bancroft should not be the poster boy for this ball-tampering plot.
America's partners are on the clock. They have to come up with trade deals that are acceptable to Trump or they'll be slapped with the metal levies too.
The Facebook CEO has admitted to 'mistakes' over the Cambridge Analytica scandal, but with lawmakers breathing down his neck has failed to explain why it took a media probe for the company to finally investigate the Big Data firm.
The troubled billionaire businessman has stepped down from the board in the wake of relationship breakdowns, ill-fated business decisions, and his implication in Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's corruption scandal.
Residents of an upstate New York town are concerned about the energy consumption of cryptocurrency miners, and council has responded with a moratorium on new applications.
Facebook's inaction over the illegal harvesting of data from 50 million unsuspecting users has caused uproar, and authorities want answers from CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
The likes of Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes and leading entrepreneur Steve Baxter have been warning the Australian government about the tech skills shortage for years, and now at last it is taking steps to correct the situation.
Elizabeth Holmes was America's youngest billionaire, the inventor whose technology would change the landscape of medicine globally, but the SEC has confirmed it was all built on lies.
The South African government has blasted its Australian counterpart for suggesting white farmers are being persecuted and need help.
Theresa May has announced the largest expulsion of Russian diplomats since the Cold War, after Moscow refused to offer an explanation as to how a Soviet-developed nerve agent was used in an assassination attempt on a former double agent.
On the advice of the US foreign investment watchdog, the President has closed the door on Broadcom's takeover of Qualcomm.
If the Putin government fails to explain what it knew of the attempt on Sergei Skripal's life, the UK is likely to impose tougher sanctions.
Party leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Julius Malema's aggressive rhetoric has the potential to incite more violence against white farmers in South Africa.
President Donald Trump has left the door ajar for other allies, after granting Mexico and Canada exemptions from the steel and aluminium tariffs.
Gun buyers must be 21 and teachers will have the right to be armed, under new legislation in Florida
A controversial gun control bill, which permits trained teachers to carry firearms, just awaits Governor Rick Scott's signature.
The government is ramping up its fight against gender discrimination, announcing plans to roll out software that can monitor unfair pay discrepancies.
Double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia are fighting for life after an apparent assassination attempt, which has invited comparisons to the FSB murder of Alexander Litvinenko in a London hotel in 2006.
News Corp and Telstra are inching closer to the public listing of the combined Foxtel entity, after the two parties indicated the merger will be finalised within the next four months.
With the European Union vowing to return fire, and a host of trade partners slamming the move to impose the tariffs, Republican lawmakers have turned on the President too.
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is cracking down on cryptocurrency companies operating outside of its laws.
After the release of Jan Kuciak's unfinished bombshell expose on the Italian mafia's infiltration into Slovak politics, thousands of protestors converged on the centre of Bratislava to demand his bravery force a clean out.
During the first daily five-hour truce, two civilians lost their lives as air-raids continued unabated.
Revellers in Oxford Street on Saturday night for Mardi Gras will be free to roam between venues in the wee hours, thanks to the government's goodwill gift to the LGBTIQ community.
Xi Jinping could stay in power indefinitely with the removal of the presidential term limits.
The UK banking group has revealed its female investment bankers are being paid almost half that of their male colleagues.
An attachment that turns semi-automatic weapons into machine guns will soon be banned under the orders of the President.
Like hundreds of other westerners, Jamie Williams joined the Kurdish YPG militia in Syria because he took the IS threat personally. Now, back in Australia, he faces the prospect of having to clear his name for a second time.
A movement has begun in the United States, with students, parents and teachers indicating they won't stop until Congress takes action to curb gun violence.
Three men used the threat of physical harm to try and keep a key witness from pointing the finger at them.
The shooting at a Florida high school is the eighth in the US already this year resulting in death — it's only February — and somehow the focus is on mental health rather than gun control.
Julian Assange won't be able to leave the Ecuadorean embassy any time soon, after a UK judge ruled against revoking his arrest warrant.
Jacob Zuma will receive the tap on the shoulder from the ANC party, and if he refuses to stand down, he is likely to lose a parliamentary vote of confidence.
The UK-based charity is expected to hand over all the details of its internal investigation into sexual exploitation, as the British government threatens to withdraw its millions in state aid.
The Islamic State group responsible for the mass beheadings of journalists and aid workers has finally been brought to justice, with confirmation that the last two of its British-bred foreign fighters have been captured.
The Las Vegas and Macau heavyweight continues to deny allegations made against him by former workers but has opted to stand down in the best interest of Wynn Resorts.
Robert Doyle has been admitted to hospital for stress-related "serious ill health" and quit his post, after being the victim of unfair treatment, says wife.
No less than 37 cases of salmonella infections have been linked to Lactalis' milk in the last year alone, prompting a mass recall and factory shut down.
The President is expected to allow the release of the controversial Nunes memo in full, which he says provides evidence of FBI and Justice Department bias against him.
Anyone who refers to Auschwitz as a 'Polish' death camp will soon be risking jail time, as nation's senate introduces law to distance itself from horrors of the Holocaust.
The former Prime Minister says the public broadcaster's suggestion that he knew about safety risks prior to the roll-out of the home insulation scheme is rubbish, as he prepares for legal action.
‘He was stopped by the victims, who had to fight through being silenced, being threatened, being mocked’
Predator Larry Nassar will spend the rest of his life in the cold confines of a prison cell, after 160 young women came forward, including decorated Olympians Simone Biles and Aly Raisman (pictured), to testify against the former physician of the US gymnastics team.
After describing a meeting between Trump associates and a Russian lawyer as "treasonous" in Michael Wolff's new book, Bannon has been ordered to testify as part of Robert Mueller's investigation.
Two Sydney musos are taking Sheeran to court, accusing the pop-star of plagiarising their chart-topping song almost "note-for-note".
Ecuador has naturalised the Wikileaks founder as it attempts to arrange safe passage from the London embassy he has called home for the last five and a half years.
Detectives have begun investigating the former Neighbours star over shocking allegations of sexual assault during The Rocky Horror Picture Show Tour in 2014.
The manufacturer of the Colt M4 Carbine describes it as the "weapon of the 21st century warfighter", and now it will be carried by NSW officers.
Less than six months after being released from prison, Curtis has been handed the keys to a start-up aiming to raise $60 million for the roll-out of a controversial healthcare app.
The Oscar-winning actress says her rejection of his relentless sexual advances saw him spiral into rage and threaten her life.
A plot to hit Downing Street and murder the Prime Minister has been foiled by police and MI5.
Despite pleading guilty to child pornography charges, the former A Current Affair reporter has been given a three year good behaviour bond.
Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce is one of five MPs to be disqualified from Parliament, as High Court hands down its verdict.
The "good stuff" relating to JFK's assassination will be held back for six months after late lobbying from the CIA.
Inspectors found Shigeo Ishiyama had falsified payment records to hide the fact he was paying his Japanese workers less than half the minimum the wage.
It turns out brazen criminals target even the world's most rich and powerful.
Daphne Caruana Galizia’s fearless fight against corruption ended on Monday when one of her many enemies planted a powerful explosive in her car.
Maurice Blackburn Lawyers (MBL) alleges the lender failed to keep shareholders up to date while making “misleading and deceptive” statements about its compliance with anti-money laundering laws.
Residents of Williamtown were only informed of toxic chemical contamination three years after the Department of Defence stopped using the hazardous fire-fighting foam.