Russia was responsible for the 2006 killing of Alexander Litvinenko, who died an agonising death after he was poisoned in London with Polonium 210, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled.
George Holliday, the plumber who shot video of Los Angeles police officers beating black motorist Rodney King in 1991, has died at a hospital in California.
Prince Andrew has been served with a sexual assault lawsuit in the US by lawyers for a woman who says she was forced to have sex with him in London, court papers show.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has narrowly won re-election but failed to secure a majority in parliament, after alienating some voters by calling a snap vote two years early.
Police are concerned for the welfare of a Dunedin woman who hasn't been seen or heard from since early August.
Government emails about billionaire Larry Page show he wanted his child's medical evacuation to New Zealand to be kept quiet.
A man who tested positive for Covid-19 spent half an hour in North Shore Hospital may have come into contact with up to 20 staff, the Waitemata DHB says.
A Good Samaritan was treated for smoke inhalation after trying to extinguish a fire in Brighton yesterday.
New South Wales has reported 1022 new locally acquired cases of Covid-19 and 10 deaths as the government creates a "kids bubble" in time for the school holidays.
Otago Boys' High School has sought to reassure parents after a pupil breached lockdown by travelling from Auckland to Dunedin without an exemption.
National leader Judith Collins has vowed to fight on as National leader, saying she will never resign from the job.
New court rulings have confirmed insurers Southern Response can now directly contact 3000 quake-affected Canterbury homeowners about $300 million compensation owed to them.
The US will reopen in November to air travellers from 33 countries, including most of Europe, who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19, easing tough pandemic-related restrictions that started last year.
Some Dunedin motorhome and horse truck owners have added their voices to a call for the NZTA to drop a controversial clampdown, or pay the costs itself.
It was one of NZ's worst road trauma tragedies, which claimed the lives of a mother, father, their five children from Tokoroa and the driver of a car coming the other way from Wellington. Details of how the horrific crash at Atiamuri can now be revealed.
Dunedin Police were justified in using a police dog to arrest a man who breached Alert Level 4 lockdown restrictions and tried to run from officers.