Burkina Faso's military has dissolved parliament and announced a transitional government after violent protests against President Blaise Compaore, but it was not immediately clear who was in charge.
The German government has introduced a controversial road toll which will force foreign car drivers to pay up to 130 euros a year for using Germany's Autobahn motorways.
Islamic State militants executed at least 220 Iraqis in retaliation against a tribe's opposition to their takeover of territory west of Baghdad, security sources and witnesses say.
A nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone but has tested negative for the virus has gone for a bike ride, defying Maine's order that she be quarantined in her home and setting up a legal collision with Governor Paul LePage.
Immigration New Zealand says Kim Dotcom might be deported if he has failed to disclose a dangerous driving conviction.
Mystery still surrounds a bizarre incident that left a monk and a buddhist temple president with nails in their heads at a Sydney temple.
Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook has become the most prominent American corporate leader to come out as gay, saying he was trading his closely guarded privacy for the chance to help move civil rights forward.
A 18-year-old male called for help early this morning after sustaining a minor injury while tramping near Gisborne.
A positive change could emerge from the Roast Busters scandal, a victim advocate says, as the Ministry of Education plans new sex education guidelines for schools.
High-flying computer executives at an IBM conference in Las Vegas this week have been left drop-jawed at Dunedin's potential to become a gigabit city.
A group of Portobello Rd, Dunedin, businesses has called for a rethink of a cycleway on a road they say should be for industry.
A new service aimed at solving disputes with quality mediation was launched in Dunedin yesterday.
Members of two wartime clubs are coming together for their ''swan song''.
Those hoping to attend the Otago Medical Research Foundation's 2015 annual dinner are out of luck.
A slow-moving river of molten lava from an erupting volcano crept over residential and farm property on Hawaii's Big Island after incinerating an outbuilding as it threatened dozens of homes at the edge of a former plantation town.
A mother and her ducklings cross the intersection of Taieri Rd and Nairn St, in Dunedin.
Bond star Daniel Craig was given a licence to work on his guns by a Dunedin gym.
Lights, camera, actionLighting booms and reflectors are set up outside the former King Edward Technical College building, in Stuart St, for filming yesterday on The Light Between Oceans.
Lorde loves Dunedin. And Dunedin clearly loves Lorde.
Dunedin taxi drivers have had a third eye watching their backs for nearly four years, and for many it has been ''well worth the investment''.