A tennis ball-sized rough diamond unearthed nearly two years ago by Canada's Lucara Diamond Corp has been sold for $NZ59 million, the Vancouver-based company said
Deaths have been reported in Croatia and Italy and Australian firefighters are heading north to help Canada as wildfires rage in several countries in the Northern Hemisphere.
Former US President Jimmy Carter, appearing fully recovered from dehydration suffered while helping to build a home for charity in Canada, was released from an overnight hospital stay and addressed the project's closing ceremony.
Five agents and analysts at Canada's spy service are suing their bosses with allegations of homophobia, racism and Islamophobia, the latest high-profile accusations of bad behaviour to hit Canadian security forces.
A Canadian mother who hid the decomposing remains of her six babies in a storage locker was sentenced to eight and a half years in jail, as a judge said her actions must be denounced.
Rapidly spreading wildfires in British Columbia disrupted operations at two mining companies and damaged public utilities as 14,000 people were forced from their homes.
Canada is enjoying a renewed sense of global prominence as it gears up to celebrate its 150th anniversary but Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the legacy of a mistreatment of indigenous people may be part of the festivities.
A Canadian soldier became the first female infantry officer to take command of troops guarding Queen Elizabeth's Buckingham Palace residence in London.
President Donald Trump said he pulled back from the brink of killing the 23-year-old trade pact with Canada and Mexico after requests from their leaders and expressed optimism about winning better US terms in a renegotiated deal.
The highly secretive meeting being held in Queenstown this weekend is a gathering of intelligence and security agencies related to the Five Eyes spying network.