A crane operating on a barge near Sydney's Luna Park has collapsed and fallen into Sydney Harbour.  Witnesses say it came down with a loud noise.

In what many would consider a decision that is long, long overdue, the Queensland government is removing a number of racist place names from the map.  It may come as a surprise to some that the "N-word" appeared on the Australian map at all in 2017.

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Several members of the US National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC) resigned en masse to protest Donald Trump's inattention to growing cyber-security threats and his despicable reaction to neo-nazi violence in an American college town.

Uber's board chose Expedia's Dara Khosrowshahi to be the ride-hailing company's new chief executive.  It ends the long search that began in June when controversial boss Travis Kalanick stood down.

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Once the most powerful man in South Korea, the boss of the massive Samsung corporation has been sentenced to five years in prison for bribe paying and embezzlement.

Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who lost her job in the 2014 military coup, failed to show up in court to hear the verdict in her corruption trial.  The coup government put out a warrant for her arrest.

The European Union is condemning Israel after security forces destroyed EU-funded schools for Palestinian children in the West Bank.

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The High Court will in October hear the cases of politicians accused of having dual citizenship which may make them ineligible to hold elected office in Australia.

Brazil's unelected conservative government has stripped the protected status of a vast natural reserve to open it up to commercial mineral exploitation.

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Swiss researchers say that governments of the world have pretty much already missed their chance to avoid catastrophic levels of global warming.

The government of Chile has rejected a proposed open-pit copper and iron mine that critics say would have threatened a popular colony of vulnerable Humboldt Penguins.

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Some of the biggest pioneers of tech, artificial intelligence, and robotics are calling on the United Nations to ban the development of autonomous weapons, which many are labeling "killer robots".

Anglo-Australian mining giant BHP Billiton is "actively pursuing options" to get out of the shale oil business, bowing to pressure from shareholders to offload the underperforming sector.

Donald Trump delivered a long-awaited speech on his administration's policy on Afghanistan.  Although details were scant, the overall theme flies 180 degrees counter to the non-interventionist message he's espoused for most of the decade.  And the new diplomatic push seems likely to antagonize Pakistan, a nuclear power.