Weeping relatives hugged each other and reached out to touch the coffins at a state funeral for some of the 291 people killed in an earthquake in Italy this week.
A French court has suspended a ban on women wearing full-body "burkini" swimsuits on a Mediterranean town's beach but the prime minister says the debate is not over.
Some $500,000 in two years has reportedly been donated to the Liberal Party by Chinese businessmen with links to Foreign Minister Julie Bishop.
A new global deal on curbing aviation emissions is likely to give states the right to opt out of its initial voluntary phases in a concession to developing countries including aviation powerhouses China and India.
Comment: Helen Clark did not lightly enter the contest to become the UN Secretary-General and she is not going to quit lightly, NZ Herald political editor Audrey Young writes.
Suspended President Dilma Rousseff will make a last stand in Brazil's Senate in an impeachment trial that is widely expected to remove her from office and end more than a decade of leftist rule by...
From today, police will attend every single burglary.
A man who alleges he was the victim of a 16-hour Mongrel Mob bashing has had his interview with police, recorded just hours after the attack, played in court.
An animal rights organisation says the death of three jump-racing horses in three weeks is unacceptable.
The ocean between New Zealand and Australia is one of the fastest-warming ocean regions on the planet, heating up at four times the global average.
Spark is giving out free data to its customers thanks to growing demand in usage.
Police have arrested a man who was allegedly carrying a machete near Westbrook Primary School.
A woman accused of importing more than 250kg of drugs had discovered "almost the perfect scam", a court has heard.
Singapore has confirmed 41 cases of locally transmitted Zika virus, mostly among foreign construction workers, and said it expected more cases to be identified.
Police have launched a full investigation into a viral video in which an officer appears to push a teenager off his bike and up against a fence.
Police believe a body found in a national park northeast of Perth is that of a missing New Zealand man.
Nigeria would let Boko Haram choose a non-profit organisation as an intermediary in any talks on the release kidnapped schoolgirls.
A 27-year-old man will appear in Dunedin District Court on Friday after police recovered stolen goods.
At least 34 Libyan fighters were killed as they closed in on the last Islamic State militant holdouts in Sirte.
German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel has said that Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives had "underestimated" the challenge of integrating record numbers of migrants.