Both Dunedin and Mumbai, India, have expressed a desire to develop their waterfronts in an attempt revitalise those parts of their cities. We look at five cities around the world who revived their waterfronts visually and economically.
Vanessa Trump and two other people were taken to a New York hospital after she opened a piece of mail containing an unidentified white powder that was later determined to be non-hazardous, officials said.
The US Defense Secretary said it was too early to tell whether a diplomatic detente between the two Koreas at the Winter Olympics would lead to results, but the move had not driven a wedge between Washington and Seoul.
Poland's president signed into law a bill that imposes jail terms for suggesting the country was complicit in the Holocaust, prompting sharp criticism from Israel and the United States.
The Dow Jones industrial average plunged more than 1,100 points today as stocks took their worst loss in six and a half years.
If you are not a fan of spiders, you may not like the creepy little arachnid scientists found entombed in chunks of amber from northern Myanmar. Unlike its spider cousins alive today, this guy had a tail.
Former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to an additional 40 to 125 years in prison for molesting young female gymnasts, capping weeks of horrifying testimony from nearly 200 victims.
Poland is seeing a resurgence of anti-Semitism over pending legislation that would impose jail terms for suggestions that the nation was complicit in the Holocaust, local minority groups warned.
Guns from the United States have been used to commit crimes approximately once every 31 minutes across Mexico, Canada, Central America and the Caribbean, a left-leaning US policy group said.
The enraged father of three daughters sexually abused by Larry Nassar charged towards the former USA Gymnastics national team doctor and tried to attack him during a sentencing hearing in a Michigan courtroom.
Exiled Zimbabwe opposition leader Roy Bennett and four other people were killed in a helicopter crash in a remote northern part of the US state of New Mexico, officials and his political party have said.
US President Donald Trump had a normal score on a cognitive exam and is in excellent health, although he could benefit from a lower-fat diet and more exercise, the White House physician says.
The US military's Pacific Command said there was no ballistic missile threat to Hawaii after an official message was mistakenly sent to Hawaii residents' mobile phones warning them of an imminent attack.
African politicians and diplomats labelled US President Donald Trump a racist after he was reported to have described some immigrants from Africa and Haiti as coming from "s***hole" countries.
A 20-year-old man from Florida's Gulf Coast claimed a $NZ622 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot and opted to receive a one-time payment of nearly $282 million, Florida lottery officials said on Friday.
At least 13 people died and thousands fled from their homes in Southern California as a powerful rainstorm triggered flash floods and mudslides on slopes where a series of intense wildfires burned off protective vegetation last month.
But with the cloud of sexual harassment hanging over Hollywood's annual round of self-congratulations, the Golden Globe ceremony marks the first test of how the industry will handle the scandal live on the world's stage.
President Donald Trump's lawyer said on Thursday he would try to stop publication of a book that portrays an inept president in a fumbling White House.
Longtime New York City Ballet chief Peter Martins said he was retiring from the prestigious dance company and from the American School of Ballet, after allegations of sexual harassment and verbal and physical abuse of dancers.