Reserve Bank raises official interest rate to 3.5%

Chris and Erena Wilson

Tree death shadows lives

The father of a woman killed by a tree branch opens up as he campaigns to stop it happening again.

Plane crash kills dozens

7:12am A plane making a second landing attempt in stormy weather crashes on island, killing 47.

First MH17 bodies arrive

As first bodies of MH17 victims arrive in Netherlands, rebels shoot down two fighter jets in Ukraine.

US pushes for truce

Israeli troops battle Hamas militants near a southern Gaza Strip town as the top US diplomat reports progress in efforts to broker a truce.

While you were sleeping

8:17am Dozens are dead in another airline disaster, more car recalls and The Rock's Hercules movie confounds critics.

'We need to live with this every day'

mh17 maslin family Parents who lost three children on MH17 wouldn't wish their hell on anyone - even the killers.

Hockey's learning experience

Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey's trip to NZ was a reminder of how closely our two countries are intertwined.

HIV-positive man guilty of GBH

MH17 remains may still be in the open

MH17 cockpit 'sawed in half'

mh17strap The rebels who cordoned off the wreckage apparently took some of it. | Reporter apologises | Satellite images

Slenderman victim's priceless gift

Of the many purple hearts sent to Slenderman stabbing victim, one was particularly special.

MH17 disaster 'a mistake'

Orange isn't the new black

Evicted from world's tallest slum

The half-built 45-storey skyscraper in Caracas, Venezuela, was originally intended to be a bank centre.

MH17 victim's eerie premonition

Miguel Panduwinata In the hours before flight MH17 Miguel Calehr should have been excited. He was panicking.

Black boxes not tampered with

The Dutch Safety Board take charge of an international investigation into the crash of a Malaysian airliner in which 298 people died.

Jets shot down from Russia

Bodies flown out

Strangers answer MH17 phones

Grieving relatives of victims of MH17 disaster receive chilling confirmation of looting at the crash site. | First bodies arrive

Baghdad's tattoo parlours

tattoo Dante, a back street tattooist in Baghdad, plies his trade with Sunnis and Shiites alike.

Syrian insurgents seize 3 towns

An Al Qaeda affiliate is trying to build an Islamic emirate to compete with the Islamic State.

Potential shift in Gaza conflict

'No safe place for civilians'

More Tel Aviv flights cancelled

Air France and Germany's two largest airlines cancel more flights to Tel Aviv because of ongoing safety concerns.

The eye-rolling Russian rebel

ukraine borodai The unknown and unpolished leader of the self-declared Donetsk People's Republic is a key figure in the MH17 tragedy.

Thailand extends military law

It doesn't look like there'll be a quick return to civilian rule in Thailand.

Crack down on rumours, porn

Plague death after marmot bite

China braces itself for second typhoon

China is preparing for the arrival of a second typhoon in as many weeks, after the first one killed 46 people.

Peacekeeper killings arrest

Arrest, arrested, handcuffs A suspect in the abduction, torture and killing of two Irish United Nations peacekeepers in Lebanon 34 years ago has been arrested.

Gunmen kill 21 in Egypt

Gunmen killed 21 Egyptian military border guards near the frontier with Libya.

Critical injuries in turbulence

Pistorius in night club altercation

Nigeria's deadly secrets

In the three months since 200 Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped by Islamic extremists, 11 of their parents have died.

Nina search 'poorly managed'

Families of seven people lost in the Tasman when their yacht vanished have criticised New Zealand's search.

Nina searchers praised

NZ search authorities praised for going beyond what any other nation would do in the hunt for the yacht Nina.

Wait continues for Bainimarama's visa

Slain man to be laid to rest in NZ

Flooding hits Solomon Islands

A mother and child have been swept away in flood waters as heavy rains hit the Solomon Islands, local media and residents say.

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