Two building collapses in New Delhi and Tamil Nadu states killed at least 11 people and left dozens trapped, highlighting the need for increased monitoring of construction across India where such incidents are common.
President Barack Obama, under pressure from some lawmakers for greater US backing for Syria's opposition, has asked the US Congress to approve $500 million to train and equip moderate Syrian rebels seeking to oust President Bashar al-Assad.
Emergency services were called, about 5.50pm, to a a head-on smash on State Highway 1, just north of the Dunedin suburb of Pine Hill, last night.
The bodies of three missing Israeli teenagers were found in the occupied West Bank, and Israel vowed to punish Hamas, the Palestinian group it accuses of abducting and killing them.
Two people had to be extracted from their vehicles after a crash on Dunedin's northern motorway, just north of Pine Hill, this evening.
The long-haired schoolboy who was suspended for refusing to cut his locks has won a High Court battle to keep his long hair.
The motorcyclist killed while fleeing police in Christchurch today has left behind a young son, his distraught friends say.
The Dunedin City Council says it is taking stock of the South Dunedin cycle network and reviewing the way forward as project costs and complications start to mount.
Police decided not to prosecute an officer involved in an incident with off-duty officers, it has been revealed.
A young mother must have been ''rotten drunk'' when she drove across town, three times over the legal breath-alcohol limit, with her 2-year-old son in the car, a Dunedin judge said yesterday.
Dunedin's education sector is working on an ambitious plan to boost the city's economy by more than $160 million a year by attracting more international students.
Staff at a mental health facility made at least three calls and sent a fax to police advising a dangerous female inpatient had fled.
Prime Minister John Key has announced a $212 million roading and construction package in a bid to shoreup National's vote in regional New Zealand for the September 20 election.
Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull is looking at a 3% wage increase next year, and councillors 2.8%, following the Remuneration Authority's latest review.
The Dunedin City Council will consider increasing rates or cutting services as it grapples with earning $4.5 million less from its companies, Mayor Dave Cull says.
The Department of Conservation is appealing for information after a dog attacked and killed a protected fur seal on Brighton beach, near Dunedin.
Air New Zealand has returned a direct morning flight from Auckland to Dunedin to its schedule, a small piece of good news for the city's air services and business community.
More than 50 people have been killed in two days of clashes in Central African Republic, witnesses and officials said, with foreign troops struggling to stop recurrent violence between Muslim and Christian communities.
A woman has received facial injuries in an unprovoked assault in a central city bar.
A New Zealand resident has been rescued from the Pacific Ocean after the boat he was in began sinking during a 3800km rowing race.