Islamic State followers are being urged to attack by any means possible.
8:52 PM A Royal New Zealand Air Force patrol plane has played a key role in the seizure of NZ$360 million worth of hashish off the coast of Somalia.
A US mother fatally shot managed to save her daughter with her final movement.
New Zealand soldiers training in Papua New Guinea have helped survivors from a fatal plane crash.
NASA is back on Mars after a 700 million kilometre journey that began nearly a year ago.
A woman killed by a school bus in Sydney while carrying her baby daughter was caught in the vehicle's blind spot, an inquest hears.
A young boy has died after being trapped beneath a collapsed sand dune on the NSW south coast.
A US mother fatally shot managed to save her daughter with her final movement, the child's grandmother has revealed.
Discerning McDonald's diners may soon be able to build-their-own burger.
The parents of a missing US teen fear her disappearance was the result of foul play.
Pope Francis denounces extremists around the world who are ‘‘perverting’’ religion to justify violence.
British relief over the Scottish people's decision to reject independence has given way to squabbling.
The Pope is off to Albania for a packed one-day visit that will spotlight the country as a model of inter-religious harmony.
One of the casualties of Syria's civil war is history.
Tens of thousands of Syrian Kurds have flooded into Turkey, fleeing an onslaught by Islamic State militants.
Iran is ready to work with the United States and its allies to stop Islamic State militants.
Rival candidates in the bitterly disputed Afghan presidential election have signed an agreement on a unity government.
Japan vows to continue hunting whales, despite the International Whaling Commission voting in favour of a NZ-led resolution.
The killers of two British tourists are likely to have fled a Thai resort island amid false police leads and a contaminated crime scene.
Mary Jorjor is no longer a mother - all seven of her children have died in fighting in South Sudan.
Sierra Leone ushered in a controversial three-day curfew across the entire country in a bid to halt the deadly Ebola virus.
Four civilians were killed in the remote north of Cameroon in a cross-border attack by Boko Haram militants, according to state radio.
Fiji’s first democratically elected prime minister in eight years formally claimed victory today.
Coup leader Frank Bainimarama is on verge of sweeping a historic vote to become Fiji's first elected leader in eight years, as international observers give the ballot stamp of approval
The president of Kiribati says visiting the melting Arctic has helped him appreciate the threat his islands face.