Germany has edged France to advance to the U-20 Women's Football World Cup final in Canada.
Kiwi straight-shooter Steve Hansen says the All Blacks can lift 10 or 12 notches from their Bledisloe-opening draw.
The United States' most senior law enforcement official has sat down with college kids, community leaders and angry residents in Ferguson.
Jihadists told the family of US journalist James Foley he would be executed, says one of the media outlets he worked for.
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino doesn't believe the sultry conditions in Cyprus will impact his team's Europa Cup match against AEL Limassol.
A seven-year-old girl paralysed from the neck down as result of an Israeli airstrike has finally left Gaza for treatment.
During a televised interview, Clive Palmer lashed out at Chinese "bastards", calling them "mongrels" who "shoot their own people".
John Key faced more questions about Dirty Politics, around emails from Cameron Slater about an OIA request being expedited by the SIS.
Nigeria have cruised into the final of the U20 Women's Football World Cup in Canada with a 6-2 win over Korea DPR.
3 News political reporter Brook Sabin says a letter contradicting John Key's claims about the SIS is "potentially explosive".
Kiwi Miley Cyrus fans will be glad to know the pop star is bringing her tongue slide and giant hot dog to NZ.
Celtic opened the scoring but were held to a 1-1 draw away to Maribor in the first leg of the Champions League playoffs.
Liam Messam returns to the All Blacks starting side after being rested for last week's Test against the Wallabies in Sydney.
Ports of Auckland posted a 90 percent gain in full-year profit, after lifting volumes of containers and freight while reining in costs.
Seventeen players from Cronulla's 2011 squad have been handed show-cause notices from the ASADA.
A letter from a former spy boss contradicts John Key's assertion he knew nothing about SIS info being released to Cameron Slater.
The armed wing of Hamas has warned foreign airlines against flying into Tel Aviv, threatening to step up its six-week conflict with Israel.
Miley Cyrus has announced she will be bringing her Bangerz Tour to New Zealand in October this year.
Ryan Crotty will make his first All Blacks start after being named as the replacement for the injured Ma'a Nonu.
Junior Warriors forward James Bell has copped a three-match ban after a NRL judicial found him guilty of spitting blood at an opposition player.
National and Labour's 2014 political party ads have so far been unsurprising - but as we've seen not all advertisements are created equal.
Vloggers are getting such a following they're becoming as popular as movie stars and making a fortune out of their fame.
The hunt is on to find intelligent life out in space.
A girl who grew up amid violence and alcohol had to act as mother to her younger sister, and eventually she was sent to a foster home.
One Otago University student has come up with a better way to raise money, and it's changing lives all over the world.
For one Rotorua couple getting engaged didn't quite come off as either had planned, yet it all ended up happening in the most wonderful way.
There are currently only two qualified examiners in New Zealand, and not surprisingly they're keen to see greater use of lie detectors in the country.
New Zealand's champion stayer, Silent Achiever, is heading across the Tasman to hopefully line up for the Melbourne Cup.
After missing last season's campaign with a groin injury Tim Nanai-Williams can't wait for his first Ranfurly Shield defence.
There are now 1 million more reasons fans should head to Cricket World Cup matches in New Zealand next year.
The eighth-placed Warriors insist they're still in control of their NRL playoff destiny.
Labour has held the Palmerston North electorate for almost 40 years, but this year's election could be relatively action packed.
Pressure's building on John Key, with the official watchdog for the country's spy agencies announcing an inquiry.
Davender Singh's wife Amandeep Kaur and 28-year-old Gurjinder Singh have appeared in court charged with his murder.
A man has been sentenced to five months' home detention for his role in a drunken attack on former All Black Justin Marshall.
An African woman picked up by immigration with suspected tuberculosis won't be discharged until at least tomorrow.
Rocket fire and air strikes have resumed across the Israeli-Gaza border following the end of the latest ceasefire.
Mighty River Power investors will receive an increased dividend after a better-than-expected annual result.
John Key says he knew Judith Collins had a "close relationship" with Cameron Slater, but didn't know she was passing information to him.
An Israeli air strike on Gaza City has killed the wife and infant daughter of elusive Hamas military chief Mohammed Deif, the Islamist group says.
Climate experts say that the ocean set a record last month for the highest average July temperature.
Mighty River Poweras chief executive Doug Heffernan has urged politicians not to meddle with an electricity system that he says is working.
Scottish champions Celtic will look to use their reprieve from Champions League oblivion and gain a positive result away at Slovenian titleholders Maribor in the first leg of their play-off.
Judith Collins is feeling heat from Canterbury lawyers after she named a street in Christchurch after a friend and colleague.
The jihadist group says it has executed James Foley in revenge for US air strikes against its fighters in Iraq.
Entertainment options this week include Hairspray, Cirque du Soleil's Totem and The Raid 2 on Blu-ray.
Tarantula venom can be used as a painkiller a and it's even more effective than morphine, without the side-effects.
Assyrian teenagers in Wellington are taking up the fight against IS - the only way they know how.
Greenpeace put a camera in a national park to shoot video for a campaign on climate change on glaciers - but got something else entirely.
David Farrar says he is making some changes at Kiwiblog, despite coming out of Dirty Politics looking relatively clean.
Comedian Tim Vine has hoovered up the prize for the funniest one-liner told during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
An American mum has taken drastic action after growing frustrated with her children repeatedly ignoring her phone calls.
Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton has taken part in the fastest ever interview ever with British comedian James Corden.
David Cunliffe is dissatisfied with the explanation John Key has given for not sacking Judith Collins as Minister of Justice.
Ten man Arsenal played out a scrappy 0-0 draw with Besiktas in the first leg of their Champions League qualifier.
An Israeli air strike on a house in Gaza City has killed a young girl and a woman and wounded 16 other people
Police from the US city of St Louis have shot dead another suspect a short distance from a suburb that is already the scene of protests.
Vector Energy wants its drivers to be able to break certain road rules so they reach where the power is out faster.
Sixteen-year-old Max Verstappen will become the youngest driver in Formula One history next season after being unveiled as Toro Rosso's new signing.
Lorde has announced a tour of New Zealand kicking off in October, with shows in Christchurch, Dunedin, Wellington and Auckland.