Biden says he hopes to have a ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas conflict in Gaza start by next Monday.
A Christchurch high school was evacuated this afternoon when pupils deliberately lit two fires inside a school building.
Data disproves the government's claims that reducing the number of tobacco retailers would lead to an increase in ram raids, according to a public health professor.
The new housing minister has set a target of having homes costing just three to five times household incomes - well below what they are now in most of New Zealand.
An Australian photographer said he was punched by Taylor Swift's father on a wharf on Sydney Harbour early this morning after her final Sydney concert, prompting a police investigation.
Countdown Dunedin South remains on track to reopen tomorrow after a second day without rat sightings.
Flight control engineers expect to lose contact with the private US moon lander Odysseus on Tuesday, cutting short the mission five days after its sideways touchdown.
Victims of the Whakaari / White Island disaster returned to the Auckland District Court to confront the five tourism companies found guilty in last year's trial.
The bodies of two missing men have been found on a rural property more than a week after the couple were allegedly murdered by a serving NSW police officer.
Legislation disestablishing the Māori Health Authority will be introduced and passed under urgency in Parliament today, before a Waitangi Tribunal hearing can take place challenging the move.
Child poverty statistics released by Statistics New Zealand show despite the previous government's push at addressing poverty, there's been no improvement.
Residents have heard loud sirens and yelling, and watched armed officers chase a man down the road during a police stand-off in Lower Hutt.
A young mother who didn’t properly protect her two-year-old daughter from her abusive boyfriend, resulting in the toddler’s beating death, hung her head in a courtroom dock today.
Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny was "killed" because he was close to being freed in a prisoner swap and President Vladimir Putin couldn't tolerate him being released, a close ally alleges.
A US military service member who had set himself on fire outside the Israeli Embassy in Washington in an apparent act of protest against the war in Gaza, has died.
Scientists in Australia have made a breakthrough discovery that could lead to a new treatment for severe asthma, a disease that has limited remedy options.
After combing every inch of 20 virtual golf courses around the world, Jack Wylie was tempted to give the sport a crack - this time in real life.
Tens of thousands of Victorians are on alert for bushfire danger and 100 schools shut as the Australian state braces for potentially catastrophic weather conditions.