Chancellor Angela Merkel says her efforts to form a three-way coalition government had failed, thrusting Germany into a political crisis.
Rebel government lawmakers in Australia have vowed to force a powerful inquiry into the country's scandal-hit banking sector, further turmoil for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull as he languishes in the polls amid a citizenship crisis.
Police are searching for an armed 26-year-old man after a taxi driver was shot in Wellington at the weekend.
Charles Manson, the US cult leader who orchestrated a string of gruesome killings in California by his "family" of young followers in the late 1960s, has died, prison officials say.
The Pike River families have welcomed the planned deadline of a March 2019 re-entry to the mine, saying no “crime scene” should remain uninvestigated for seven years.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the case of mistaken identity where someone had thought that Donald Trump mistook her for Justin Trudeau’s wife has nothing to do with the Canadian leader.
The critical main road north of quake-hit Kaikoura will only operate during daylight hours once it’s reopened next month, the NZTA says.
The Queen and husband Prince Philip will mark their platinum wedding anniversary with a small family get-together - a far cry from the pomp and celebration which greeted their marriage 70 years ago.
Doctors believe the three people left gravely ill after eating wild boar are suffering from botulism.
A man and his three young sons who failed to return home after a hunting trip in the Far North have been found safe.
Teenagers as young as 14 in Australia could be locked up for 36 hours without charge if they're terrorism suspects, under proposed Victorian government laws.
Two men arrested after a record $50 million methamphetamine bust in Christchurch last week can now be named.
Conservative members of the Turnbull government are split over when to debate religious protections in same-sex marriage laws.
Tsunami waves have been observed in New Caledonia and Vanuatu after a magnitude 7 earthquake struck near the Pacific Islands this morning.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says a bill for flexible paid parental leave, allowing both parents to take it at the same time, could be passed next year.
A Dunedin family's Christmas presents were stolen in one of several burglaries in the city over the weekend.
A Government crisis meeting will take place tomorrow to tackle a rising road toll that has already passed last year's.
Viewers have slammed Jack Tame as "rude" and "bizarre" over an awkward interview with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.
Fifteen people were killed and five more injured when a stampede broke out as food aid was being distributed in a market in a southwestern Moroccan town.
Last week's tempestuous weather, which included thunder and hundreds of lightning strikes, is clearing with light, isolated showers the worst of what's forecast for the week.