Hassan Khalif Shire Ali was on bail for routine traffic offences when he killed one man and injured two others during a stabbing rampage in central Melbourne.
Students who don't know what the word "trivial" means won't be marked down for concocting their own interpretation in an NCEA exam.
On today's Viewpoint NZ we hear from residents who say Airbnb is pushing them out of their homes - an issue affecting Queenstown and wider Central Otago.
Police were deployed to a Dunedin primary school this morning after drug utensils were found on the grounds.
A Dunedin church opposed to the blessing of same-sex civil marriages has withdrawn from the Anglican diocese, with its minister saying homosexuality is an "abomination".
A homeless man hailed Melbourne's "trolleyman" is wanted over a string of burglaries and breaching his bail conditions.
Dozens of people are dead and more than 600 reported as missing in the deadliest wildfire in California's history.
Police and Customs have found more than 190kg of cocaine in a container of bananas - the biggest bust of the Class A drug in NZ to date.
The last relative of a soldier killed in World War I says he is disappointed that a memorial cross appears to have been taken by a member of the public to use as a garden ornament.
New Zealand’s professional body for barristers is calling on a swift resolution to the ongoing Ministry of Justice industrial action after a “serious incident” involving gang members.
A man has been arrested overnight after repeatedly attempting to break into cars in Dunedin's student quarter.
The US Food and Drug Administration has announced sweeping new restrictions on flavoured tobacco products, including e-cigarettes in an effort to prevent a new generation of nicotine addicts.
Nauru's President Baron Waqa has reportedly claimed 40 out of 300 asylum seekers detained on the island and later resettled in the US wanted to come back.
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Demonised by US President Donald Trump and exhausted after a harrowing journey, members of Central American migrant caravans now face a new threat: open hostility from some Mexicans on the US border.
Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor is seeking the death penalty for five suspects charged in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Everyone knows the dangers around cooking with onions, but it turns out it's not just cutting them that can bring tears to your eyes.
A case against two men accused of raping a Dunedin teenager in which the suspects said she was "into it" was dropped despite text messages showing she begged friends for help throughout the incident.