It was a balmy night when mortar struck the courtyard of Shahdin Mohammad's home, killing his son and grandson and injuring three other family members who were asleep outside.
A Melbourne man accused of murdering his neighbour over a barking dog hatched a plan to place an inflatable kangaroo on the road to send his neighbour's car swerving into a gum tree.
Fighting between India and Pakistan paused after days of heavy shelling and gun battles across their disputed Himalayan border in Kashmir, the worst skirmishes between the nuclear-armed rivals in more than a decade.
A Chinese student who was killed in Canada in May 2012 was stabbed 55 times and then dismembered, a forensic pathologist told a Montreal court.
A major wildfire burning northeast of Sacramento has charred more than 420 acres (170 hectares) and destroyed five homes.
Pro-business opposition candidate Aecio Neves has gained support and is running neck-and-neck with leftist President Dilma Rousseff ahead of Brazil's October. 26 presidential runoff, two polls showed
Hong Kong student protesters said on Friday they were determined to maintain their campaign for full democracy, undaunted by the city government's rejection of talks aimed at defusing a standoff that has shaken communist China's capitalist hub.
President Barack Obama declared himself fully committed to "net neutrality" while US regulators review controversial new regulations that would govern how Internet service providers (ISPs) manage traffic on their networks.
Japan is bracing for its strongest storm this year, a super typhoon powering north towards the Okinawa island chain that threatens to rake a wide swathe of the nation with strong winds and torrential rain.
A 29-year-old California woman with terminal brain cancer has moved to Oregon because it allows assisted suicide for the terminally ill and she is spending the last few weeks of her life campaigning for others facing death to have the same right.
A box containing an old train set - and what was believed to be a corroded mortar bomb - triggered a major police callout in central Dunedin yesterday.
Kees Meeuws has no plans to stop getting ta moko.
Two New Zealand nurses who worked with ebola patients in Sierra Leone have told of their difficult mission.
Conservative Party leader Colin Craig has dropped his defamation case against Russel Norman over comments the Green Party co-leader made at the Big Gay Out.
Flights in and out of Hawke's Bay Airport were disrupted this afternoon after a light plane flipped as it came in to land on the main runway.
A stolen car has crashed while being pursued by police in Hamilton with a woman and child in the back seat, police said.
A victim of a violent assault is fighting for justice after his alleged attacker's case was thrown out by a judge who thought it was "unfair" to try him because of a delay in proceedings.
Three Bay of Plenty people have been admitted to hospital amid an epidemic of rare and painful food poisoning believed to be caused by bagged carrots and lettuce.
An objection from the neighbours of a wedding and function venue near Outram against it getting an on-licence is of little relevance to the decision on whether it should be granted, the lawyer for the venue says.
The woman accused of abducting a 5-day-old baby from Middlemore Hospital can now be named.