A 27-year-old Syrian man denied asylum in Germany a year ago died when he set off a bomb outside a crowded music festival in Bavaria, the fourth violent attack in Germany in less than a week, a...
The head of the Democratic Party has resigned amid a furor over embarrassing leaked emails, hoping to head off a growing rebellion by Bernie Sanders supporters on the eve of the convention to nominate Hillary Clinton for the White House.
Beneficiaries received more than $120 million in advance benefit payments last year for essential costs such as schooling and health care.
More overseas students are choosing New Zealand as their study destination.
The Mangere marae that opened its doors to homeless families two months ago will not accept any more families from the end of this month, saying the "tidal wave" of homelessness has subsided.
A 21-year-old Syrian refugee has been arrested after killing a pregnant woman with a machete in Germany, the fourth violent assault on civilians in western Europe in 10 days, though police said it did not appear linked to terrorism.
A man has been charged with manslaughter over the fatal shooting of a 2-year-old in her Mangere home.
The search for a missing five-year-old Gold Coast girl has shifted after no trace of her was found near the place she was last seen.
A woman was injured when her car collided with a bus that ran a red light in central Dunedin last night, police said.
A gaping chasm has appeared in a south Waikato road as councils across the North Island begin to take stock of damage in the wake of the weekend's storm.
Firefighters struggled on Sunday to contain a fast-spreading wildfire that has killed at least one person, destroyed 18 homes and forced hundreds of evacuations in the drought-stricken canyons north of Los Angeles, officials said.
The Dunedin City Council is investigating building a cycleway linking the harbourside with the Dunedin Railway Station.
Labour MP Trevor Mallard has confirmed plans to give up his electorate seat to run for the job of Speaker.
France's interior minister has rejected an assertion by a senior Nice security official that his staff tried to change a report into policing on the night of the Bastille Day attack that claimed 84 lives.
The Government wants to see more councils amalgamate in order to reduce rates, Prime Minister John Key says.
A former Australian soldier involved in the botched 60 Minutes child abduction in Beirut has been reunited with his family in Sweden.
Legislation that allows high-risk terrorist offenders to remain detained after their jail sentences end must be introduced quickly in the wake of recent global attacks, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says.
Two children who sparked a major police search after they stole away from a Waikato home in the dead of night are now believed to be safe with family.
German police have arrested a 16-year-old Afghan youth on suspicion of a connection to the killing of nine people by an 18-year-old gunman in Munich, authorities say.
The wild weekend weather gives way today to lighter winds and clearer skies.