Investigators have conducted an exhaustive search of the foul-smelling, filthy home where a California couple are accused of keeping captive and nearly starving 13 minor and adult children, police say.
A coach who sent dozens of girls for treatment to USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar, who has pleaded guilty to molesting female athletes, told the disgraced physician to "go to hell" for his crimes.
President Donald Trump says the United States is considering a big "fine" as part of a probe into China's alleged theft of intellectual property.
Former White House strategist Steve Bannon has agreed to be interviewed rather than appear before a grand jury over links between Russia and Donald Trump's presidential campaign.
Russia has criticised a US-led effort to increase international pressure on North Korea, saying it was making the situation worse and undermining the United Nations.
Things are looking up for a family of German tourists who had their car and belongings stolen then came across a woman allegedly selling their belongings the next day.
The hair raising antics of two motorcyclists in the Gisborne region have prompted police to take a "firm stand" against such behaviour.
British lawmakers have voted in favour of the government's legislative blueprint for Brexit, marking a victory for Prime Minister Theresa May over political opponents who want a softer approach to leaving the EU.
New Zealand is the most wasteful country in the developed world but investment in organic waste facilities could reduce that by almost a third.
An international flight was forced to make an emergency landing at Auckland International Airport overnight after the plane experienced major hydraulic problems.
Actor Alec Baldwin has publicly supported film-maker Woody Allen as a growing number of entertainment industry stars seek to distance themselves from the director as part of a campaign against sexual misconduct.
The Royal Albatross Centre will put to the side a neighbourly water squabble and potentially spend millions on a tidal-powered desalination plant.
Dunedin-developer equipment that measures brain function is being used in a zero-gravity environment to help discover why brains work better in space.
A record 67 school pupils will next week attend a University of Otago summer camp for senior pupils from rural, small and low-decile schools throughout the country.
Some criminals do extensive planning, but when it comes to murder there is still ''no such thing as a perfect crime'', a United States forensic pathologist says.
The Government will look into an apparent double-up in which New Zealanders are paying millions of dollars a year to support two national weather forecasting agencies.
Dunedin Hospital rebuild leader Pete Hodgson has taken the first step in stamping his identity on the project, appointing an advisory group to provide local government, iwi and transportation advice.
The newest puppy patrol recruit and the constable fostering him both have high aspirations in Dunedin's police force.
A Dunedin man jailed for eight and a-half years for sexually abusing his partner, has been released on parole.
The poor condition of hundreds of life jackets traded in last week in Otago-Southland is a big warning about boating safety.