There is evidence that many passengers on the sinking SKorean ferry were denied a proper chance to escape.
They may have left NA, but there is no escaping the royals and their tour because they simply made a short trip across the ditch.
Firstline's Sacha McNeil travels to the Ha'apai islands to see how locals are getting on, three months after Cyclone Ian.
William, Kate and Prince George emerged onto the tarmac in Sydney to a welcome break from the NZ rain.
A zoo in southwest China has installed a television to entertain a lonely panda.
A security analyst says if Muslim bin John was a member of al-Qaida, then he was a legitimate target.
The prosecution has derided a forensic expert hired by Oscar Pistorius, rubbishing his evidence.
Grave fears are held for almost 300 passengers after a ferry carrying mostly high school students sank en route to a holiday island.
Ukrainian and pro-Russian forces have flexed their military muscles in the restive east of the country.
It's been 10 days of Union Jacks, tiaras and small talk, but this will be the royal tour that goes down in history.
Kiwis might have felt sentimental about the royals while they were here, but was it enough to dismiss talk of a republic.
Ex-military aircrafts, which normally only race in the skies above Reno, Nevada, will be flying in New Zealand.
A taonga gifted to a Ngapuhi chief in 1806 that was last night auctioned off in Sydney for more than $300,000 will finally return to New Zealand.
South Korean coastguard vessels have been dispatched to rescue about 450 passengers from a sinking ferry.
As the rain poured and cameras flashed, the Duke and Duchess stole a sneaky cuddle.
The first New Zealand-born member of al-Qaida has been killed by the United States in a drone strike.
The plane carrying the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George has arrived in Sydney for the start of their 10-day Australian visit.
A man with dual New Zealand-Australian citizenship has been killed in a Predator drone strike in Yemen, Australian media reports.
The heavens opened just as the Duke and Duchess arrived to meet the youngest police recruits.
A new study has brought scientists a step closer to understanding how life survived the ice ages.
They say lightning never strikes twice in the same place - but that doesn't mean it can't strike the same person twice.
A lost baby seal has been discovered crying for its mother in a popular resort town in Sweden.
The chief prosecutor has insisted the Oscar Pistorius intentionally shot his girlfriend to death after they argued.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will finish their Kiwi tour the way they started - in the capital.
Liverpool stars have joined relatives of the 96 Hillsborough stadium disaster victims as the club marked the 25th anniversary.
"You have become the face of America's resolve," US Vice President Joe Biden told survivors.
Descendants of a Maori chief fear a historic and sacred medal will be lost forever after being sold at auction in Sydney.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says Ukraine is on the verge of civil war.
Heavily armed Boko Haram Islamists have abducted more than 100 girls from a secondary school in northeast Nigeria.
Criminal law specialist, Stewart Grieve QC on the strategy the prosecution is using in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial.
The Bluefin-21 returned automatically to the surface when it exceeded its operating depth.
Steps away from the Boston Marathon's finish line some of the items left behind at a makeshift memorial last year are on display.
Russia says Vladimir Putin has received "a lot" of requests "to help, to intervene in some form".
Nigeria's president has blamed the attack on Boko Haram Islamists.
The prosecution has accused Oscar Pistorius of feigning emotion to dodge tough questions about the death of his girlfriend.
The latest UN report on climate change says it's now more affordable for the world to invest in renewable energy - and more critical than ever.
The UN Security Council met late Sunday (local time) in an emergency session as violence escalated in eastern Ukraine
Kate took guard, Wills came in to bowl, and delivered what can only be described as an off-with-her-head ball.
An oil slick has been spotted downwind of the search area for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
The cost of keeping global warming in check is "relatively modest" if action is swift, the UN says.
In his career as a barber, 98-year-old Joe Brown can cite only one bad chapter: the arrival of The Beatles.
Ukraine says it is launching a large-scale operation to resist attacks by armed pro-Russian forces.
When Prince William last visited Christchurch, the streets were covered in liquefaction.
A raging fire leaped from hilltop to hilltop in this colorful port city, killing at least 11 people and destroying more than 500 homes.
Authorities searching for Flight MH370 want to refine the underwater search area before sending down a drone to help find it.
The eastern city of Donetsk is one of the flashpoints of a wave of pro-Russia protests.
It's been three months since Tonga was hit by Tropical Cyclone Ian, and many people are still living in make-shift homes.
Day seven of the royal tour has been dominated by rumours about a possible second baby on the way.
The prosecutor cross-examining Oscar Pistorius tried to shred his version of events saying they do not add up.
A CNN reporter has apologised for a story which mocked the Maori welcome given to the visiting royals.
Homes and businesses lost their roofs, power lines were ripped down, trees split in two.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge received a bike for Prince George at the opening of the National Cycling Centre.
William and Kate were gifted a small bike for Prince George and an NZ cycling t-shirt from Avanti.
This week, Paul thinks itas fair to say, we've all gone a little soppy over the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Dean Barker and Grant Dalton discuss their day with the royal couple and the race that saw the Duchess of Cambridge come out on top.
Ali Ikram spent today in Dunedin, and spoke to some students who want to make their case for a royal visit.
Chloe Campbell hasn't been seen since her parents put her to bed on Wednesday night.
The Duchess of Cambridge came out on top in two yacht races on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour this afternoon.
Hundreds of people have turned out in downtown Auckland hoping to catch a glimpse of the royals.
A Canadian sailor who was rescued from his sinking yacht has made it to dry land in Auckland.