Iraqi forces captured a neighbourhood in east Mosul, pushing deeper to the heart of Islamic State's Iraq stronghold and destroying three sites where it produced car bombs used in waves of suicide attacks, the campaign's commander said.
A US drone strike in Syria has killed an Islamic State militant linked to the January 7 2015 attack on satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo in Paris, defense officials said
The European Union said on Friday it would introduce more sanctions on Syrian individuals and entities over the offensive on Aleppo, where Syrian government forces with the backing of Russia and Iran have been pushing out rebels.
Samoa is hoping for a knock-out result from one of its favourite sons tonight. But it is already guaranteed a winning outcome for its tourism business.
A magnitude 6.9 earthquake has just struck the Solomon Islands a day after another big quake.
South Korean lawmakers have voted overwhelmingly to impeach President Park Geun-hye over an influence-peddling scandal.
Revellers in Guatemala have burnt effigies of Donald Trump wearing devil horns during a traditional ceremony, the'' Burning of the Devil''.
US President-elect Donald Trump pumped a total of $66 million ($NZ92 million) of his own money into his campaign, figures show.
Kanye West has reportedly been told he should divorce wife Kim Kardashian before becoming the next ``casualty''.
A chunk of amber spotted by a Chinese scientist in Myanmar contains part of the tail of a sparrow-sized dinosaur, complete with feathers.
Time magazine says its Person of the Year cover featuring US President-elect Donald Trump with devil horns is "entirely coincidental".
Conjoined 2-year-old twin girls who were separated at a California hospital this week were recovering in stable condition after 17 hours of surgery, officials said on Thursday.
South Korean President Park Geun-hye, engulfed in an influence-peddling scandal, is facing a historic impeachment vote in parliament.
UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura says he plans to meet "people around the team" of US President-elect Donald Trump to discuss the nearly six-year conflict.
John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth and later the world's oldest astronaut, has died at the age of 95.
Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger is a father for the eighth time after his ballet dancer girlfriend gave birth to a son in New York this week, his publicist says.
Residents in the Solomon Islands were shaken awake this morning when a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit the small South Pacific country.
Even the most responsible orangutans can have accidental babies.
The death toll from the powerful earthquake that hit Indonesia's Aceh province has passed 100, with one person still missing.
Time Magazine has named US President-elect Donald Trump its person of the year, citing the upheaval in American politics brought about by the New York businessman's election campaign and victory.