Syrian government and rebel forces are battling for control of high ground on the Aleppo outskirts as warplanes bomb the city's opposition-held east relentlessly.
Hundreds of top scientists warned against Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's vow to pull the United States out of the Paris climate-warming accord if elected in November.
Australians who have been on welfare for long periods could soon see an overhaul of their payments under changes to be called for by the federal government.
Comment: Helen Clark did not lightly enter the contest to become the UN Secretary-General and she is not going to quit lightly, NZ Herald political editor Audrey Young writes.
Police have arrested a man wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of another man in Auckland on Saturday.
It started on a whim and ended with a barrage of rainbow-coloured corn starch.
It was puppy love at first sight for three young girls and one smoochy pooch in Dunedin yesterday.
A woman was trapped in her car with a broken leg and three others were also injured in a crash involving two cars and a petrol tanker near Dunedin on Saturday night.
When Pete Strang fell down a crevasse on an Antarctic expedition and lived to tell the story, little did he know the worst was yet to come.
Some southern mayors are claiming victory after reforms said to threaten the fabric of local government were placed on the back-burner.
The Otago Fish and Game Council’s Take a Kid Fishing day was a crowd-puller.
Amanda Young had been fretting about how she was going to be able to buy equipment for her team of special-needs powerlifters.
Two Dunedin racing clubs have won a reprieve after appealing a Dunedin City Council decision to decline rates relief because of connections to gambling.
New Zealand Paralympic silver medallist Holly Robinson (pictured, right) joins about 250 other people in the Dunedin Walk 2 D’Feet MND event yesterday.
A fire broke out on an oil tanker of Mexican state oil company Pemex in the Gulf of Mexico, forcing all the crew to be evacuated in the latest accident to plague the struggling firm.
A man believed to have opened fire with a rifle at a Washington state mall, killing five people, has been captured a day after the attack, authorities say.
Eight people have been injured, one a 3-year-old girl, in a shooting in Baltimore in the US state of Maryland.
US police have released two videos showing the fatal shooting of a black man but the footage failed to settle the question of whether the victim Keith Scott was holding a gun.
Minor flooding has hit parts of the country following heavy rain and weather warnings.
There's a call for charity boxing events to come under the same rules as the rest of boxing following the death of a man at a corporate event in Hamilton.