ABC News (Australia)

• Fearless Girl to keep staring down Charging Bull… for now

The Fearless Girl statue facing down Wall Street's Charging Bull — originally due to come down in early April — will hold her ground for at least another 11 months, with supporters working to make the popular sculpture permanent.



• Trump's son-in-law to testify over meeting sanctioned Russian bank

A Russian bank under US economic sanctions over Moscow's incursion into Ukraine discloses that its executives met with Jared Kushner — US President Donald Trump's son-in-law and a top White House adviser — during the 2016 election campaign.



• Aussie frustration with likely series loss evident in Smith's invective

Australia skipper Steve Smith appears to call Murali Vijay a cheat in the final Test after the India opener claims a catch that was later ruled to have hit the ground.



• Gold coin worth $5 million stolen from Berlin museum

A Canadian gold coin weighing 100 kilograms and bearing the image of Queen Elizabeth II is stolen during an overnight heist from Berlin's Bode Museum.



• The 'sand mafia' fuelling India's $120 billion building boom

Sand mining is big business in India — but it's also illegal, dangerous, environmentally catastrophic, and under the control of ruthless criminal gangs. Foreign Correspondent caught the sand miners at work and spoke to some of their victims.



• Hong Kong police arrest more 2014 democracy protest leaders

A day after Hong Kong picked a new Beijing-backed leader, police launch a fresh round of arrests of student leaders and other prominent figures involved with the huge 2014 Umbrella Movement pro-democracy protests.



• Putin critic Navalny jailed after protests across Russia

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny is handed a 15-day jail sentence for his part in an anti-government protest in Moscow which buoyed the liberal opposition's morale a year before a presidential election.



• West will 'lose' if we outlaw Islam, Nigel Farage says

Outspoken British political figure Nigel Farage says he does not agree with comments made about Islam by One Nation leader Pauline Hanson, saying it would be a mistake to outlaw Islam.



• Princess Haya of Jordan calls for political solution to solve Middle East 'chaos'

The Princess of Jordan and wife of Dubai's Emir says the Middle East is in chaos and a political solution is needed to respond to the global refugee crisis.



• Women gather on Westminster Bridge in silent vigil for attack victims

Dozens of women come together on London's Westminster Bridge to link hands in a silent vigil for the victims of last week's terror attack.



• Japan avalanche kills seven high school students, teacher

An avalanche in central Japan kills seven high school students and a teacher who were among a group on a mountain climbing trip, police say.



• Trump plans new White House office for son-in-law Jared Kushner

President Donald Trump is set to announce a new White House office run by his son-in-law that will seek to overhaul government functions using ideas from the business sector.



• Court to consider arrest warrant for Park Geun-hye

A South Korean court will hold a hearing on ousted leader Park Geun-hye's arrest warrant on Thursday, which covers charges such as bribery.



• UNHCR to refer at least 850 refugees for US resettlement

The United Nations refugee agency will refer at least 850 refugees from Manus Island and Nauru for US resettlement, but that is little comfort for one Rohingya family.



• Veteran journalist Ted Koppel slams media in Trump era

Veteran newsman Ted Koppel tells Fox News host Sean Hannity he is "bad for America" in a wide-ranging interview about the role of journalism in the age of Donald Trump.



• Uber suspends self-driving car program after Arizona crash

Uber suspends its pilot program for driverless cars after a vehicle equipped with the self-drive technology crashes on an Arizona roadway.



• Le Pen says 'the European Union will die', globalists to be defeated

The European Union will disappear, French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen tells a rally, promising to shield France from globalisation as she seeks to fire up her supporters in the final four weeks before voting gets underway.



• Russian police detain opposition leader, hundreds of protesters

Police detain hundreds of protesters across Russia, including opposition leader Alexei Navalny, after thousands take to the streets to demonstrate against corruption and demand the resignation of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.



• Intelligence services need access to encrypted messages: UK Minister

Technology companies must cooperate more with law enforcement agencies and should stop offering a "secret place for terrorists to communicate" using encrypted messages, British Interior Minister Amber Rudd says.



• One dead, 15 injured in Ohio nightclub shooting

One person is killed and at least 15 are injured in a shooting at a nightclub in Cincinnati, Ohio, police say.



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