17 min ago The Boston Marathon bombing was the "essence of terror," a US prosecutor said during sentencing.
14 min ago A counterterrorism operation to stop an alleged murder plot on Anzac Day was nearly held up by red tape.
5:30 AM Two people die and 1000 left homeless by a tornado that struck a southern Brazilian city.
Tunisian captain and Syrian crew member of a boat that capsized off Libyan coast, killing hundreds, arrested.
OPINION: Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen are collapsing and it's hard to see how they'll ever be put back together.
Sydney is in for a second night of mayhem as it feels the full force of the biggest storm this century.
Three people killed in flash flooding in the Hunter Valley were trapped in their homes and unable to be reached by rescuers.
Three people died after eating tainted Blue Bell ice-cream products at a Kansas hospital.
Utah woman who admitted to murdering six of her newborn babies was sentenced Monday.
A 93-year-old former bookkeeper at Auschwitz goes on trial in Germany today.
5:00 AM Armenia is at the centre of world attention as the April 24 anniversary of a 1915 slaughter nears.
New Zealand troops bound for Iraq have left on the first leg of their deployment.
A new IS video apparently shows the shootings and beheadings of two groups in Libya.
OPINION: If New Zealand is serious about addressing the crisis in Iraq, Syria and beyond, it should withdraw from the US-led coalition and be guided instead by a UN mandate.
Indonesian court sentences a US woman to 10 years in prison after finding her guilty of playing a role in murdering her mother, whose battered body was found stuffed into a suitcase in Bali.
After years of bloodshed, torture and forced labour in Myanmar, Zaw Zaw has settled in Wellington.
Ethanol poisoning from a locally-brewed gin may have been responsible for the sudden death of 18 people.
As many as 700 people are feared dead after a boat capsized off the Libyan coast as rescuers approached.
Vanuatu's cargo cults are watching keenly and triumphantly as aid flows into cyclone-hit country.
Auckland protester back at sea-level after a five-day Greenpeace protest up an oil rig in the Pacific Ocean.