Murray McCully has offered to send NZ soldiers to the Middle East if there's an unsanctioned peace deal between Palestine and Israeli.
At least 37 people are thought to have been killed and dozens of children remain missing after a powerful tornado hit Oklahoma City.
Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy says New Zealand meat stalled at Chinese customs may already be starting to enter the country.
Nearly a month since the devastating collapse of a clothing factory in Bangladesh, survivors say they still haven't received promised compensation.
A tornado which swept through Shawnee, Oklahoma killed two people, injured others and tore off roofs.
A former military helicopter pilot will become the first official British astronaut to go into space.
Next month marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of American civil rights leader Medgar Evers.
Some lucky person walked into a supermarket in Florida and bought a ticket now worth an estimated US$590.5 million (NZ$712 million).
Tornadoes in a powerful storm system in the Plains and upper Midwest have damaged homes and buildings near Oklahoma City.
Pakistan is holding a repeat election in an upmarket area of the southern city of Karachi that was plagued with allegations of vote-rigging.
GlaxoSmithKline has joined forces with aid agency Save the Children to provide a chemical used in mouthwash to disinfect the bellybuttons of newborn babies.
A series of scandals is threatening to derail US president Barack Obama's second term.
The United States' Obama administration denounced Russia on Friday for providing Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime with anti-ship missiles.
A former politician says that police brutality in South Africa is as bad now as it was during the apartheid era.
A senior Australian politician has fallen foul of social media.
Police in Rio de Janiero have been forced to admit to using excessive force after one of their helicopters sprayed the streets below with gunfire.
Australia's budget was also delivered this week, with two significant changes.
UK lawmakers subjected search giant Google to blistering criticism, accusing the US Internet company of playing games with Britain's tax rules.
Ten tornadoes touched down in several small communities in North Texas leaving at least six people dead, dozens injured and hundreds homeless.
A Syrian activist group says rebels have withdrawn from a prison in the northern city of Aleppo after heavy fighting with government troops.
A group of keen bird lovers in America is proving there's a lot more to bird watching than meets the eye.
The US Navy has successfully launched an unmanned stealth drone from an aircraft carrier.
Scientists have finally recovered stem cells from cloned human embryos, which could lead to new treatments for such illnesses as diabetes.
The journey may be over for a globetrotting giant rubber duck, after the 12-metre high inflatable collapsed during a visit to Hong Kong.
Prince Harry is wrapping up a weeklong visit to the US in the affluent New York City suburb of Greenwich, where he is playing in a polo match.
Syrian rebels attacked the main prison in the northern city of Aleppo Wednesday with a pair of car bombs.
Syrian rebels and Islamic fighters have joined forces in a push to reopen an arms supply route and retake a key town near Damascus.
Britain's Prince Harry toured two New Jersey shore communities devastated by Superstorm Sandy.
A US diplomat disguised in a blond wig was caught red-handed as he tried to recruit a Russian counterintelligence officer in Moscow.
Britain's Prince Harry is headed to the New Jersey shore to visit two communities hard hit by Superstorm Sandy.
A Philadelphia jury called Dr Kermit Gosnell a murderer who killed three babies after they were born alive.
A Soyuz space capsule carrying a three-man crew from the International Space Station has landed safely on the steppes of Kazakhstan.
The two parties have settled a long-running legal battle which involves a financial settlement in exchange for assistance in an extradition case.
Syria's main opposition bloc wants to consult its allies before deciding to join a US-Russia initiative.
Kiwi and America's Cup CEO Stephen Barclay is fed up with the lies and speculation about the death of Andrew Simpson
A massive ice wave has ploughed through lakeside cottages in Canada and the United States near the border.
Spanish police snuck up on a British fugitive as he sunbathed, arresting him in a dramatic raid on Friday.
The three women allegedly imprisoned and sexually abused for years inside a padlocked Cleveland house asked for privacy Sunday.
New Orleans police say that 17 people have been shot during a Mother's Day second-line parade.
Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif looks poised to return to office with a resounding election victory.
The America's Cup has plunged into further crisis with Luna Rossa's boss telling organisers he's considering whether they'll pull out.
No one can quite get their mind around Andrew Simpson's tragic death on the water yesterday. Many questions remain unanswered.
The man accused of holding three women captive for a decade in his Cleveland home terrorised the mother of his children, her relatives say.
Bangladesh rescue workers have freed a woman trapped for 17 days in the rubble of a collapsed building.
A worldwide gang of criminals stole a total of US$45 million [NZ$53.5m] in a matter of hours by hacking their way into a database.
The search is continuing for two people who fell from a cruise ship on the New South Wales coast on Wednesday night.
English strategist and Olympic gold medallist Andrew Simpson became trapped when the AC 72 catamaran he was on capsized in San Francisco Bay.
Prince Harry is in the US for a week-long visit devoted to the wounded victims of war.
Three Court of Appeal judges in London say Elliot Turner's conviction and sentence were appropriate.
Turkey is testing injured Syrians seeking treatment across the border for chemical weapon wounds, the foreign minister said Thursday [local time].
A fire in an 11-story garment factory in Bangladesh has killed eight people.
Ariel Castro lured the women into his vehicle, according to court documents. He was ordered held on US$8 million bail.
In the tight-knit neighbourhood near downtown where many conversations are spoken in Spanish, it seems most everyone knew Ariel Castro.
A search is underway off the coast of New South Wales after two passengers were reported missing from a cruise ship.
The man who organised a trip for two WWII vets to return to the battleground has come under fire for not taking their health into consideration.
Two of the Ohio women kept for years against their will have been taken home to scenes of jubilation.
Kidnapping and rape charges were filed against a man arrested after three women missing for about a decade were found alive at his home.
Britain's Conservative-led government announced legislation to tighten immigration rules, curb welfare expenses and invest in infrastructure.
The three women held captive for a decade at a run-down Cleveland house were apparently bound with ropes and chains, police say,
One of Pakistan's most prominent politicians, former cricket star Imran Khan, fell at a political rally yesterday.