The Syrian Observatory for Human Rightsr says the Syrian army has seized control of all parts of the Old City of Aleppo which had been held by rebels
A Dunedin shark cage diving operator says he will operate without a permit from today if the Department of Conservation cannot get itself sorted.
A bank customer who was careless with her account pin received an early Christmas present today when her stolen $5000 was returned.
The Cannabis Party's plans to offer exclusive tours to California to buy legal cannabis have been thwarted by Ministry of Health advice.
Thailand's defence minister says authorities will investigate the BBC on suspicion of insulting the monarchy.
The waxwork figures of the Queen and her family have been festively decorated with kitsch Christmas jumpers to help raise awareness of a children's charity appeal.
The youth justice age will be raised to 18 - a move that has been welcomed by the Human Rights Commission, but greeted warily by the police union.
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman, Finance Minister Bill English and Corrections and Police Minister Judith Collins have confirmed they will run as National Party leader to replace John Key.
Judith Collins says she will not go ahead with tax cuts and may review iwis' role in planning decisions if she is made Prime Minister.
Doctors are demanding they are not forced to help patients die if Victoria becomes the first state to legalise limited euthanasia.
The US has "enduring" interests in the Asia-Pacific region and is working for an orderly transfer of power to the Trump administration,US Defence Secretary Ash Carter says.
CEO of Fairfax Media Greg Hywood has warned it would "become endgame" if the proposed NZME/ Fairfax merger was disallowed.
John Key may have shocked the nation with his decision to step down, but for one North Island community, the move was timed to perfection.
Dozens of dangerous toys are on Santa's naughty list this year after a pre-Christmas safety blitz by NSW Fair Trading.
A New Zealander being booted out of Australia has been arrested after a stand-off with police at Sydney airport.
It's one of the most successful video game franchises of all time, but the latest instalment of the Fifa franchise may be banned from Russia.
Nearly 17ha of Wellington CBD office floor space spread across 16 separate buildings is now closed to 50 tenants after last month's earthquake, experts says.
A badly quake-damaged stretch of State Highway 1 south of Kaikoura could be reopened by mid-December.
Trauma specialists say it's simply not safe for kids to jump on a trampoline together, as a new report suggests parents are thumbing their noses at safety guidelines.
One of the models at the centre of the actor sex trial has described how he touched her inappropriately during a secret one-on-one acting class in his locked office.