north korea

Family of man held in NK worried

The family of a missionary imprisoned in North Korea said it was "devastating" to read his health had deteriorated.

Sitting on a fortune

8:10pm The outlook for a handful of tankers holding some $300 million worth of Kurdish oil is not looking good.

Ukraine premier stays on

8:00pm Ukraine's parliament rejected Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk's resignation on Thursday.

More MH17 remains found

The remains of more bodies have been found at the MH17 crash site in eastern Ukraine.

Who is the woman in black?

For months, she walked across America. Now she has stopped and revealed her remarkable story.

MH17 reporter threatened

MH17 Veteran reporter has an AK47 held to his head near the site of the MH17 crash.

Covering up mental illness

A healthworker alleges Australia is covering up mental illness in asylum-seeker children.

When Carney met Corby

80 bodies may still be at MH17 site

Hack bears signs of China

Cybersecurity expert says attack on Canadian govt network similar to attacks mounted by elite Chinese army unit.

CIA spied on CIA probe

Agency concedes it spied on those who were investigating the CIA's tactics and secret prisons.

Argentina defaults on debt

Demotion prompts shooting

Tribespeople show themselves

Amazon tribespeople emerge from the rainforest and make contact with the wider world.

Ex-royal aide charged over abuse

Buckingham Palace security breach Prosecutors have charged a former aide to Prince Philip with three indecent assaults against a young girl in the early 1970s. 

Moscow fights back after sanctions

Russia fought back over new US and EU sanctions imposed over Ukraine.

Rolf Harris' sentence stands

Convicted of shooting 28 workers

NZ must take more responsibility

New Zealand should make a pitch for change at the United Nations, write Robert G Patman and Laura Southgate.

Gaza death toll soars

Gaza child Israel pressed ahead with its Gaza offensive saying it was days from destroying all cross-border attack tunnels.

When it's just too much to bear

After being asked about childrens' deaths in Gaza, the UN official's chin quivered. Then he fell apart.

Gaza school attack 'outrageous'

US in $822m missile deal with Iraq

Three-day ceasefire in Gaza

Hamas, the dominant militant group in the Gaza Strip, says it will abide by a three-day mutual ceasefire with Israel.

Landslide kills 21 in India

India Rescuers in India have uncovered submerged homes, with the confirmed death toll at 21.

Fears over drug-resistant malaria

Drug-resistant malaria parasites have spread to border regions of Southeast Asia.

150 feared buried in landslide

Dozens dead in China clash

Explosion rips streets apart

Video captures moment of gas explosion in Taiwan that killed at least 24 and injured 271.

Giraffe killed by low bridge

 Giraffe killed after hitting bridge It was like something from a movie. A giraffe on a trailer and a low bridge. What happened next was tragic.

Temporary ceasefire in Tripoli

Rival Libyan militias fighting for control of Tripoli's airport have agreed to a temporary ceasefire.

Liberia in lockdown over Ebola

Could Ebola reach New Zealand?

Hacktivists wage war on Kenya

Cyber criminals threaten to turn nation's dream of e-government into nightmare.

Pacific oceans declaration

Pacific Forum Pacific leaders have made a declaration on oceans, determined the fate of Fiji, and elected a new regional leader.

McCully's $5m safety boost for Pacific

Money spent updating shipping charts will also support trade in Pacific, says Foreign Minister.

Forum starts to conch call

Pacific plea for NZ support

Round-the-world teen pilot killed

Teenager on fundraising around-the-world-in-30-days tour killed and his father missing after their plane crashed.