An auction of 31 artworks donated by some of Britain's most successful contemporary artists has raised close to 2 million pounds ($NZ3.7m) for survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire that killed about 80 people in June.
Australia has won its bid for a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council despite criticism of its own record.
Human remains have been located inside a large crocodile that police believe killed an elderly woman in Queensland's far north.
After nine months of searching the skies, scientists were preparing to pack up their equipment when they found something that set their world - and universe - alight.
A judge has questioned attorneys defending the Trump administration about a classified report the government is using to justify its latest ban on citizens of some countries from entering the United States.
At least 36 people have died in wildfires raging through parched farmlands and forests in Portugal and another three in neighbouring northwestern Spain.
Millions of women across the world have been sharing their experiences of sexual harassment and abuse in an online campaign using the hashtag #MeToo on Twitter and Facebook posts.
Iraqi government forces have captured the major Kurdish-held oil city of Kirkuk, responding to a Kurdish referendum on independence that transforms the balance of power in the country.
The sky over London turned an unusual shade of yellow on Monday as Storm Ophelia brought dust from the Sahara and smoke from wild fires in southern Europe.
Three people died as Tropical Storm Ophelia battered Ireland's southern coast, knocking down trees and power lines and whipping up 10 metre waves.
Vietnam braced for typhoon Khanun after destructive floods battered the country's north and centre last week, killing 72 people, the disaster prevention agency said.
Indonesian soccer fans are mourning the death of Choirul Huda, the long-term goalkeeper and captain of top flight side Lamongan FC, usually known as Persela, following a collision with a teammate during a weekend match.
A multi-storey building collapsed in the south Indian city of Bengaluru, killing at least five people and injuring several, officials said.
Firefighters have gained some ground on the deadliest wildfires in California history, as lower winds and more manpower gave an edge on blazes that have killed at least 40 people.
AirAsia has apologised after a terrifying mid-air emergency forced the pilot to turn back a flight from Perth to Bali.
Ireland has dispatched its armed forces to bolster flood defences as the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia threaten the country with its worst storm in 50 years.
More than 200 people were killed by twin bomb blasts that struck busy junctions in the heart of Somalia's capital, Mogadishu.
Austria holds a parliamentary election on Sunday in which a young conservative star hopes to beat the far right at its own game with a hard line on refugees and pledging to prevent a repeat of Europe's migration crisis.
Fast-moving fires have forced thousands more Californians to evacuate their homes as the death toll from the deadliest blaze recorded in the US state's history rose to at least 40, with hundreds of people still missing.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has expelled Oscar-winning producer Harvey Weinstein, amid allegations that he sexually harassed or assaulted a number of women over the past 30 years.