A Sydney children's court has varied bail conditions for a boy accused of raping a six-year-old girl so he can go on a family holiday.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has met with to US security and defence officials in Washington.
A Jetstar plane was forced to make an unscheduled landing in Brisbane after the cabin filled with smoke.
Indigenous people are 2.3 times more likely to have a disease than other Australians, and six times more likely to have diabetes, a report has found.
Within one week in July, a Sydney suburb was transformed from a quiet neighbourhood to what resident Joyce Wong described as a "place of carnage" with hundreds of people wandering around like "zombies".
We've still got a friend in Boris Johnson, it seems.
A man pinned between a vehicle and a house on the North Shore this week is expected to be discharged from hospital soon.
It's feared hundreds may have perished after a boat carrying nearly 600 migrants capsized off the coast of Egypt.
Researchers have fitted tracker tags on queen bumble bees in a quirky new study adding to the buzz around the cute and furry insects becoming big future pollinators in orchards around the country.
Yahoo says information for at least 500 million user accounts was stolen from its network in 2014 by what it believed was a state-sponsored actor, a theft that appeared to the biggest cyber breach ever.
A motorist has died in a crash between a car and truck on State Highway 1 near Waikanae, north of Wellington.
A thrill-killer who has spent 22 years in prison for a horrific double murder has had his request for parole denied.
The Syrian army has announced the start of a new military offensive in rebel-held eastern Aleppo, while attacks have also taken place in the south and near the Turkish border.
A senior British official has reportedly made clear during to ambassadors from EU countries that his government wants a signal from the EU about what kind of Brexit deal it is willing to accept before triggering divorce talks.
Pressure on Charlotte police has intensified to release a video showing the fatal shooting of a black man by officers that has sparked two nights of violent protests in North Carolina's largest city.
Brad Pitt is under investigation for child abuse, according to multiple reports.
Around 1000 mourners gathered in Palmerston yesterday to farewell a rising Otago sports star, a young man many said they were proud to call ''mate''.
Developing a South Dunedin community hub in its preferred site in King Edward St could be a complex and possibly expensive business.
Dunedin's elections have descended into personal attacks after one mayoral candidate accused another of telling a disabled candidate not to stand for council.
A delegation from Shanghai visits the University of Otago yesterday.