Germany shut down two train stations in Munich about an hour before midnight on Thursday following a tip from the intelligence service of a friendly country that the Islamic State militant group was planning a suicide bomb attack.
Wayne Rogers, who played wisecracking US Army surgeon "Trapper" John McIntyre in the acclaimed Korean War television series "M*A*S*H" before leaving after three seasons in a contract dispute, has died aged 82.
Residents and visitors of a national park near Bundaberg have been told to leave as a large bushfire threatens the area.
More than 1 million people are expected to crowd into New York City's Times Square under heavy security to celebrate the arrival of 2016 with the traditional dropping of the New Year's Eve crystal ball.
Belgian police held three people for questioning on Thursday, as part of an investigation into an alleged plot to carry out an attack in the capital on New Year's Eve.
A young man has drowned while swimming at a Bay of Plenty waterfall today.
Heavy rain and strong winds are lashing holiday hotspots in the North Island, causing chaos for campers and prompting warnings for boaties and motorists.
Thousands of people flocked to the annual Octagon celebrations in Dunedin on a warm summer's night, enjoying live entertainment and a spectacular fireworks display which brought in the new year. ...
A man is in a stable condition in a Lower Hutt hospital after suffering serious burns while at a popular campsite for New Year's revellers.
The deaths of an elderly woman near Oamaru and a person in Motueka have prompted police to remind drivers to be vigilant, patient and follow basic safety advice while they on the roads this summer.
People are reminded to be careful and considerate of Dunedin's beach wildlife, after an altercation between a dog and a fur seal.
A fire has engulfed a Dubai building in the United Arab Emirates hours before a large fireworks display was set to start nearby from the Burj Khalifa tower, the world's largest building, on New Year's Eve.
Torrential rain and gale force winds have battered northern Britain, cutting power to thousands of homes and forcing some to evacuate flooded streets in the third major storm in a month.
Fifteen firefighters and two helicopters are working to douse a large scrub fire that is threatening a home on Waiheke Island.
At least 100 firefighters were called out to deal with fires and car crashes throughout the Far North last night.
Evacuated Great Ocean Road residents were able to return home in time to ring in the New Year after a potential bushfire crisis was averted.
An energy company in California is attempting to find the source of a gas-well leak responsible for releasing tens of thousands of tonnes of methane into the air and displacing thousands of families.
A French tourist arrived into the country just hours before he died in a rental car.
Dancing was the mutual attraction when Alfred Sullivan met future wife Bernice Hawthorne in Christchurch more than 65 years ago.
Two men have been fined after police snapped them hanging out the doors of a car drinking beer and gesturing to other motorists in a 70km zone south of Pukekohe, near Auckland.