An intense heatwave has killed at least 14 people in Japan, and high temperatures hampered the recovery in flood-hit areas where more than 200 people died last week.
The victim of an alleged assault at a Dunedin petrol station may not survive, his daughter says.
A man pulled from a Nelson river has died despite attempts by rescuers to resuscitate him this morning.
A Republican congressman filmed for Sacha Baron Cohen's satirical TV series who appeared to back a fictitious scheme to train toddlers to use guns says he's the victim of "a sick fraud."
A New Zealand-born teenager has been released after nearly four months in detention in Australia following an appeal to win back his visa.
An office manager who stole $50,000 from her employer to feed her gambling habit has been sentenced to four months' home detention and must pay back all of the money.
British Prime Minister Theresa May has won a series of votes in parliament, keeping her over-arching strategy to leave the EU just about on track after bowing to pressure from Brexit supporters in her party.
US President Donald Trump's backing of Russia over his own intelligence agencies is a matter for the US Congress and the American people to sort out, Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters says.
A British cave diver involved in the Thailand cave rescue says he is considering legal action against Elon Musk after the Tesla chief executive suggested on Twitter the diver was a paedophile.
A blob of hot lava from the erupting Kilauea Volcano has struck an ocean tour boat just off the Big Island of Hawaii, injuring 23 people.
An 800-year-old tradition of counting the swans owned by the Queen is under way - an annual ceremony of "swan upping" that in modern times has become a means of wildlife conservation.
Four members of the Pussy Riot protest group have been jailed for 15 days after invading the pitch wearing fake police uniforms during the World Cup final.
A 29-year-old Russian woman living in Washington has been arrested and charged with conspiracy to act as an agent of the Russian government.
A judge has temporarily barred the US government from the rapid deportation of immigrant parents reunited with their children, while a court considers the impact on children's rights to seek asylum.
A dispute between flatmates in Dunedin resulted in an armed offenders squad call-out in the early hours of this morning.
Standing with Vladimir Putin, US President Donald Trump refused to blame him for meddling in the 2016 elections, casting doubt on the findings of his own intelligence agencies and sparking a storm of criticism at home.
A West Auckland couple who were swept to their deaths at Muriwai have left behind nine grieving children and one grandchild.