The White House is considering a "wide array" of options for closing the US military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, spokesman Josh Earnest said on Monday, declining to rule out executive action as an option.
A Ukrainian national guardsman was killed and nearly 90 others wounded by grenades hurled from a crowd of nationalist protesters as they were guarding parliament where lawmakers backed giving more autonomy to rebel-held areas.
Hurricane Fred strengthened early Monday in the eastern Atlantic as it approached the Cape Verde Islands, while the remnants of Tropical Storm Erika brought flooding to parts of South Carolina, according to US forecasters.
A ride in a truck convoy is ''so important'' for children with disabilities, a Dunedin mum says.
Stormy weather lashing the North Island has flooded roads, caused slips and lifted roofs from houses.
A man was seriously assaulted during a home invasion in Matamata early this morning.
Midwives have great job satisfaction, but the pay for lead maternity carers is making it unviable, Dunedin midwife Prue Thomson says.
The adult son of a New Zealand woman last seen six years ago is now a person of interest in his mother's murder investigation.
A jewellery thief ran a red light, narrowly missing a bus and pedestrians, as he fled a central Dunedin heist with a $2500 ring, police say.
A flu season with some ''horrific'' medical complications is easing, Mornington Health Centre manager Jo Rowe says.
Dunedin has to start making healthier choices, researcher Cle-Anne Gabriel said last night.
The scope and cost of work required to bring Dunedin's historic courthouse out of mothballs has been delivered to Justice Minister Amy Adams.
As open days go, it doesn't get much bigger than this - the Dunedin Heritage Festival has been a hit.
Dive Otago instructors Chris Zinsli (left) and Levi Healey do ''breath holds'' to raise money for non profit organisation Project Aware's Fin-A-Thon, a global event designed to raise awareness about the fight to stop shark finning.
The country's largest education union says it too will take legal action over gender discrimination in the workforce.
Five people were taken to hospital after a two car crash in Dunedin yesterday.
A dead man was found inside a Porirua home yesterday after neighbours complained about the smell.
The group running the flag referendum has just released a set of 40 flag designs from which the final four will most likely be chosen for the vote in November.
People who used adult sex websites are being targeted by extorters, police say.
Protesters jostled with police last night as they tried to disrupt a National Party fundraising event in Dunedin.