The UberPop transport service will be banned in France from Jan. 1 to avoid unfair competition, the interior ministry said as taxi drivers impeded morning traffic into Paris in a one-day protest against the U.S.-based online cab-hailing firm.
A 29 year-old man was taken to hospital with serious burns after a domestic incident this morning.
More than 2,000 Amazon staff at German warehouses went on strike to press demands for better pay and conditions as the online retailer races to ensure Christmas orders are delivered on time.
Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is due to appear in court in Boston this week for the first time in more than a year, at a final hearing before his trial begins next month, one of his attorneys said.
Christmas spending in Otago has soared more than 7% during the first 14 days of December, compared with the corresponding period last year.
Dunedin city councillors will wait until a proposal for a new aquatic centre in Mosgiel is assessed by staff, before discussing it.
New Zealanders caught up in the area where a hostage drama is unfolding in central Sydney have spoken about their experiences.
The striking of regular chimes around Port Chalmers from the restored Iona Church clock is again setting the pulse of the small harbour town community.
A Dunedin teenager who spent her childhood in and out of foster care does not consider herself a role model despite winning an award for achieving greatness.
The Dunedin City Council has stopped a trial of a new freedom camping area in the city in its tracks, concerned instead of sharing the load, it may add to the problem.
A silver Toyota Altezza rolled off Hawthorne Ave, near Lonsdale St, and travelled down a bank in Mornington yesterday.
A far north Queensland community is grieving the death of an 18-year-old man who was attacked by a shark in front of shocked friends.
One person is dead after a car collided with an Intercity bus at Awakino in Taranaki today.
Enjoy a brief glimpse of sun while it lasts -- the country is set for more heavy rain and strong winds later this week.
A precision flying pilot who flew his homemade bi-plane into the sea in a deliberate attempt to take his own life was possibly inspired by the missing Malaysian Airline flight MH370, a coroner has found.
A Whangarei man will appear in court today after allegedly leading police on short, high-speed chase.
Serial sex-offender Stewart Murray Wilson has been granted parole.
Police are seeking information on a cluster of South Dunedin burglaries over the weekend.
Fiji Airways will begin flights direct from Wellington to Nadi.
A 17-year-old youth made a brief appearance in court today over an attack on an elderly Waikanae couple last week.