A whale called Juno is fast becoming a star at an aquarium in the US state of Connecticut.
Travel agents and airlines are closely monitoring a volcano in Iceland that is threatening to erupt, following hundreds of earthquakes.
Hamas has announced that three of its senior commanders were killed in a pre-dawn Israeli air strike in southern Gaza.
Thousands of rescuers have combed through the wreckage of homes engulfed by landslides in western Japan.
Two American missionaries who fell ill with the dangerous Ebola virus while working in Liberia have been released from a US hospital.
James Foley's jihadist captors had demanded a huge ransom for his release, his employer has confirmed.
Protests in Ferguson have cooled after officials pledged a full investigation into the slaying of black teenager.
Scientists in the US are now working on what they call 4D printing - objects that can change their shape.
A US policeman has been stood down after threatening to kill a protester amidst the unrest in Ferguson.
US personnel recently tried to rescue American hostages held in Syria by the so-called Islamic State, but failed.
Fresh fighting has reignited in Gaza as Hamas vows to unleash hell following an Israeli strike that killed the family of the group's leader.
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.
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".
The armed wing of Hamas has warned foreign airlines against flying into Tel Aviv, threatening to step up its six-week conflict with Israel.
The hunt is on to find intelligent life out in space.
Rocket fire and air strikes have resumed across the Israeli-Gaza border following the end of the latest ceasefire.
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.
The jihadist group says it has executed James Foley in revenge for US air strikes against its fighters in Iraq.
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.
An American mum has taken drastic action after growing frustrated with her children repeatedly ignoring her phone calls.
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.
Iceland has warned of the risk of an eruption at one of its largest volcanoes.
Author Nick Davies joins Paul to discuss his new book Hack Attack and recalls the moment he realised that he had a monster story by the tail.
Two people have been shot and dozens arrested in the Missouri town of Ferguson as racially charged unrest continues.
Four specialist cleaners abseiled down Big Ben to clean the 312 pieces of glass on the famous landmark.
US police have again fired tear gas to break up a crowd of demonstrators in the Missouri town of Ferguson.
The Israel-Gaza ceasefire that was to expire this morning was extended, but only for a day.
Today 3 News followed the trail from the person who posted the video to a man on the end of a phone. But he was reluctant to talk for free.
The Fiji Maritime Workers Association is outraged by a YouTube that appears to show four fishermen being shot dead at sea.
US warplanes and drones have carried out 15 air strikes against Islamic State militants battling for control of a major dam in northern Iraq.
US National Guard troops have begun deploying in Ferguson after the governor lifted a curfew imposed on the Missouri town
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is to finally leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London two years after claiming political asylum there.
The Gaza death toll has risen above 2000 as the clock ticks towards a midnight ceasefire deadline.
The Governor of Indonesia's Aceh province is under increasing pressure to pass a law which has the potential to wipe out an entire ecosystem.
Questions are being asked in the UK today about why the BBC knew that Sir Cliff Richard's home was going to be raided by police before it happened.
A zoo in Philadelphia has built a series of overhead walkways so that visitors can look up and experience the animals in a new way.
US police have used tear gas on race rioters in St Louis after Molotov cocktails were thrown at officers, KMOV-TV reports.
Fiji police are investigating a video posted on YouTube that appears to show fishermen being shot dead at sea.
Two people are still missing three days after a tourist boat struck a reef and sank off the Indonesian coast.
The clock is winding down on the latest truce in Gaza with the current five day ceasefire due to end at Midnight on Monday.
Australian police investigating the death of Warriena Wright are examining what they think is a similar a case from nearly 30 years ago.
At least two New Zealanders have been rescued after the boat they were on sunk off the eastern coast of Indonesia.
US President Barack Obama has formally notified Congress that he had authorised "limited" airstrikes in Iraq to help security forces.
A spokesman for Vladimir Putin is denying claims by Ukrainian separatists that they have received a large shipment of weapons from Moscow.
Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga forces backed by US air strikes have retaken the country's largest dam from jihadist militants.
UK police have revealed the 35 people found inside a container that came off a ferry at an Essex dockyard were Sikhs from Afghanistan.
One person has been shot and seven people arrested with police battling to impose a curfew in the riot-hit US town of Ferguson.
One man has been found dead and 34 others still alive in a shipping container.
This week two Australian couples were not allowed to take their surrogate children out of the country.
As the humanitarian crisis worsens in Iraq and Syria, pressure is mounting on NZ to offer refuge to Christians facing persecution.
Calm has finally hit the St Louis suburb where protests raged after an unarmed black teen was shot by a city police officer.
The UN has passed sanctions against the jihadists and the EU has voted to arm the Kurds, as the move to regain control of northern Iraq gains momentum.
Rallies have been held around the country today to protest against the on-going conflict in the Gaza Strip.
Police believe the Wellington woman who died after falling from a Gold Coast balcony was trying to escape her attacker.
Gold Coast man Gable Tostee is planning to fight a charge of murdering a New Zealand woman who plunged from a balcony.