The man Newsweek claimed was the founder of bitcoin has denied he had anything to do with it.
The European Union has suspended talks with Russia on a wide-ranging economic pact and a visa agreement.
Britain's Prince Harry is launching the "Invictus Games," a new sporting event for wounded, injured and sick service personnel.
A group of Italian scientists have successfully launched a the world's first 'pastrynaut' into the stratosphere.
As Reeva Steenkamp lay dead or dying in his home, a weeping, praying Oscar Pistorius knelt at her side and struggled in vain to help her breathe, a witness testified.
Ukraine, the EU and the US have condemned Crimea's planned referendum to decide whether to join Russia.
A new magazine hit Italian newsstands today, dedicated completely to covering Pope Francis.
Bystanders and officers helped pull the woman and her children from their nearly submerged minivan.
Australia correspondent Tom McCrae takes a look at what's making news across the ditch.
Facing off in Europe's capitals, Russia and the West began building the elements of a diplomatic solution to the crisis in Ukraine.
The former NOTW editor did acknowledge paying a PR guru "in part" to stop allegations coming out.
Oscar Pistorius' trial has recounted a previous gun incident the paralympic athelete was involved in.
Time lapse footage has emerged of a massive storm that hit Sydney yesterday afternoon.
The EU is hoping to get the Russian and Ukrainian foreign ministers in the same room for the first time since the dispute over Crimea began.
Tim Burrowes attempts to shed some light on how Corby's situation has reached this desperate point.
The US and the European Union are preparing economic and diplomatic sanctions against Russia.
US Secretary of State John Kerry walked the streets where more than 80 anti-government protesters were killed and promised aid.
The virus was recovered from the permafrost of northeast Siberia and poses no threat to humans.
Rebekah Brooks said that she received abuse and death threats after it was revealed News of the World had hacked voicemails.
Firstline spoke to Novotel's general manager to talk about overseas accommodation prices.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared that Western actions were driving Ukraine into anarchy.
The first witness in the Pistorius murder trial broke down in tears, saying she still remembers the terrified screams of Reeva Steenkamp.
Gates, who led the list for 15 of the past 20 years, won the spot back from Mexican telecom mogul Carlos Slim Helu.
It is not clear if Vladimir Putin's move was an attempt to heed the West's call to de-escalate the crisis that has put Ukraine's future on the line.
US residents are dealing with the latest snow day in a winter full of them.
James Mates live from Sevastapol, Crimea discusses where the rest of the world stands.
The US is suspending miliary exercises with Russia in light of Moscow's involvement in Ukraine.
Two classic Corvettes have re-emerged from a giant sinkhole that gobbled up eight prized vehicles.
Japan says crew from the Bob Barker tried to sever a steel warning wire its ships were towing.
A Russian defence spokesman dismissed reports troops had ordered two Ukrainian warships to surrender.
A woman in Minnesota has had a different kind of family pet living in her house for the past 16 years.
Ukrainians appreciate NZ's stance on Russia's action in Crimea, but have realistic expectations of what it will achieve.
New Zealand has no plans to pull out of the Sochi Paralympic Games, as tensions between Russia and Ukraine escalate.
A neighbour of Oscar Pistorius said screams woke her in the pre-dawn hours of Feb 14 last year, when Reeva Steenkamp was killed.
Russia has issued an ultimatum demanding that the crew of two Ukrainian warships in Crimea immediately surrender.
Oscar Pistorius has plead not guilty to the charge of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at the start of his trial in South Africa.
David Shearer joins Paul Henry to discuss the issue and how forceful New Zealand should be.
The anticipated story with Corby might have landed her in more trouble with Balinese authorities.
A Tongan immigrant facing deportation has been told her home country can't meet her medical needs.
All the tough talking in the world is having little effect on Russia's president, Vladimir Putin.
North and South editor Virginia Larson and Media lecturer Neil Curtis take a look at the week's news.
Ukrainians shouldn't expect the West to come to its aid militarily there be a war, says a NZ-based expert on the region.
An eight-year-old boy whose father died in Iraq five weeks after he was born has given a priceless gift to another officer.
Police blamed a slashing rampage that killed 29 people at a train station in southern China on separatists from the country's far west.
The storm marked a sharp departure from many months of drought that has grown to crisis proportions for the state's vast farming industry.
Prince William and Kate will bring eight-month-old Prince George with them to New Zealand when they come in April.
US Secretary of State John Kerry called Russia's military incursion into Ukraine "an incredible act of aggression".
Some experts say Pistorius could still be vulnerable to a homicide conviction even if he is acquitted of murdering his girlfriend.
Paralympic sprint champion Oscar Pistorius will go to trial for the murder of his girlfriend tomorrow.
Russia is on the brink of invading Ukraine. Observers say the events bare a close resemblance to Russia's conflict with Georgia in 2008.
An group of knife-wielding assailants killed around 30 people at a train station in south-western China.
Parliament in Moscow gave President Vladimir Putin a green light Saturday to proceed to protect Russian interests.
Criminal gangs have been arrested over a so-called boiler room fraud that police say is similar to the scam portrayed in the movie The Wolf of Wall Street.
There has been a spectacular and rare display of the Northern Lights across Ireland, Scotland and southern parts of the UK.
Yanukovych made his first appearance in Russia to deliver a defiant condemnation of a "bandit coup".
One of two young girls caught on camera attacking an elderly man has turned herself in.
Russian military were blocking an airport in the Black Sea port of Sevastopol in Crimea.
A pig born without back legs, named Chris Bacon, has become a popular guest at an American hospital.
The UN relief agency supporting Palestinian refugees made a visit to a Palestinian camp in Syria's capital.
An Army captain has been cautioned for using Army letterhead to recommend an Afghan interpreter be allowed to come to NZ.