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.
A US-based seabed exploration firm said it was moving a vessel closer to a possible search area for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 as it soon expects to be awarded a contract by Malaysia to resume the search.
US President Donald Trump said the United States has "foolishly" handed Pakistan more than $US33 billion in aid over the last 15 years while getting nothing in return, and pledged to put a stop to it.
There were reports of a man accused of murdering his girlfriend with a samurai sword, a woman indicted for killing her husband and hiding his body parts in their house, and a man arrested for rigging a booby trap to a door.
A 3-year-old boy playing with the burners on a kitchen stove started a fire in a New York City apartment building that killed 12 people, including four children, city officials said.
A storm that has dumped more than 165cms of snow this week on Erie, Pennsylvania, is expected to slightly taper off after leaving drifts that buried cars, paralysed the area and made the county declare an emergency.
Apple Inc defrauded iPhone users by slowing devices without warning to compensate for poor battery performance, according to eight lawsuits filed in various federal courts in the week since the year-old software change was revealed.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has signalled that New Zealand will criticise US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital in a United Nations vote tomorrow.
Cardinal Bernard Law, who was forced to resign in 2002 as archbishop of Boston over a sex abuse scandal after a two-decade reign as one of the highest-ranking Catholic officials in the United States, has died.
Indonesian police have arrested an Australian, an American and a Malaysian on the holiday island of Bali for drugs offences, the latest foreigners to run afoul of some of the world's strictest laws against narcotics.
The Trump administration has publicly blamed North Korea for unleashing the so-called WannaCry cyber attack that crippled hospitals, banks and other companies across the globe earlier this year.
The elder son of former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin was in jail, facing assault and burglary charges in her home state of Alaska.
A firefighter was killed on Thursday while battling a mammoth California wildfire as crews sought to protect coastal cities and towns in the path of flames that have destroyed more than 700 homes.
New York police will adjust security plans for the traditional New Year's Eve celebrations attended by hundreds of thousands of revelers in Times Square after a botched suicide bombing in a subway tunnel earlier this week.
US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand fired back at President Donald Trump and said she would not be silenced after he attacked her on Twitter for calling for an investigation into accusations of sexual harassment against him.