Explosions rang out near the crash site of downed flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine as international investigators arrived.
Save the Children is calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, condemning Israel's targeting of schools and hospitals.
Lego has become the latest target of Greenpeace protesters due to the toy company's relationship with oil giant Shell.
The deaths of 57 more people from Ebola in west Africa have pushed the fatality toll to 729.
Pacific leaders warn that entire island nations will disappear under the waves unless action is taken to address climate change.
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu will not accept any ceasefire that does not allow the destruction of tunnels used by militants.
The insulation method is in thousands of New Zealand homes, and it's being sold with no warnings that it can kill.
The US confirmed it had restocked Israel's supplies hours after strongly condemning an attack on a UN school in Gaza.
The FBI sent its deputy general to New Zealand today for a meeting at the Beehive - most likely to discuss Kim Dotcom's extradition.
Robotic cars controlled entirely by sensors and cameras could be driving along Britain's roads next year.
The famous Victorian pier in the English seaside town of Eastbourne has been engulfed in flames.
Video has emerged of two women surviving being run over by a train on 25m-high tracks.
Australian police have issued arrest warrants for two Australian Islamic extremists who've boasted about beheading soldiers in Iraq.
At least 15 people have been killed and 150 people wounded in an Israeli air strike on a market near Gaza City.
Fears are growing that the west African Ebola outbreak could spread to other continents.
It may seem a long way away right now, but this disease kills 90 percent of the people who get it - so could the disease make its way to New Zealand?
Blacks cats are being abandoned in large numbers by owners who don't think they photograph well.
The 45th Pacific Islands Forum has officially opened in Palau and John Key's absence was duly noted by host president Tommy Remengesau.
An Israeli shell slammed into a UN school being used as a shelter for those displaced by fighting, killing 20 people.
Students at UCLA found themselves inundated a not with homework, but with water a after a huge water main burst on Sunset Boulevard.
A Russian mission to find out whether geckos could successfully mate in space went awry when contact with their craft was lost.
A new study has found that the worldwide perception of Britons is that they drink too much, eat bad food and have to endure bad weather.
"John Key says he's skipping the forum because it's too close to the election - but he has clearly disappointed the host country."
Israel has intensified its Gaza bombardment, as Palestinian leaders offer a day-long truce
The EU and the US have adopted fresh economic sanctions against Russia, hoping to make it change course in Ukraine.
Under a new plan jobseekers would be forced to search for 40 jobs a month in order to receive their payments.
John Campbell tonight spoke to UNICEF's child protection specialist working in Gaza discuss what the $127,000 raised will be spent on.
The hosts of the 45th Pacific Islands Forum reckon they have a plan for survival that could inspire other island nations.
Lightning, hail and flash-flooding have put an end to the summer barbeques in the UK.
A burglar in the US who used a dog door enter a house learned getting in and out wasn't quite as straight forward as he hoped.
They've only just arrived, but Prince William and Kate have already been spotted at the gymnastics, boxing, swimming and hockey.
Ukraine's army has seized control of part of the vast site where Malaysian airliner MH17 crashed, insurgents say.
Seven children have been killed by a missile which has slammed into a refugee camp in Gaza City .
The Pacific Islands Forum will officially open tonight in Palau, a small island nation in the northwestern Pacific.
Ship horns blared Sunday as the wrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner limped into the Italian port of Genoa to be scrapped.
Hamas has fired more rockets at Israel, despite claims it had accepted a UN request for an extension of a humanitarian truce.
Heavy shelling around the crash site of Malaysian flight MH17 has forced Dutch and Australian police to scrap a planned trip.
There are reports a New Zealand-born soldier in the Israeli army is among those killed in the Gaza strip.
Has reporting of the recent fighting between Hamas and Israel been balanced? Or has truth again become a casualty of war?
UNICEF says the impact of the current conflict between Israel and Hamas "runs much deeper" than previous flare-ups.
Brazil's preparation for the 2016 Olympics has been slammed as the "worst ever" by the International Olympic Committee.
A woman suffering from the first confirmed case of Ebola in Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, has died.
A Dutch citizen is the first MH17 victim to be identified, as grieving parents of an Australian victim defy safety concerns to visit the crash site.
Israel's decision to continue a ceasefire signalled a pause in the assault on Gaza, but Hamas says Israeli tanks must withdraw for the Palestinians to comply.
A New Zealander lobbying for better rights for Kiwis across the ditch says he doesn't expect much change, despite promises from Australian politicians.
A team of Dutch and Australian investigators have found more human remains at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines MH17.
Israel and Hamas have started at 12-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip after US Secretary of State John Kerry was unable to reach a lasting truce.
Protesters around New Zealand today marched against the Israeli offensive in Gaza.
Glasgow temperatures have been hitting record highs this week, with Commonwealth Games visitors loving the weather.
There may be some respite for disadvantaged Kiwis living across the Tasman, as the Australian Treasurer hints he may consider rule changes.
A picture of the Queen seemingly photo-bombing two Australian hockey players has thrown the internet into a frenzy.
An inmate being put to death in Arizona has taken nearly two hours to die, in the latest controversy to hit America.
An Australian Federal Police officer has inspected security at the crash site of downed flight MH17.
The Israeli Defence Force says 31 tunnels have been discovered since it invaded Gaza two weeks ago.
Tens of thousands of people have marched towards Jerusalem from the West Bank, many clashing with police.
Fifteen Palestinians were killed when an Israeli shell slammed into a UN-run school where hundreds of civilians had taken refuge.
The wreck of an Air Algerie plane that went missing with 116 people on board has been found in Mali near the Burkina Faso border.
Like a recurring nightmare the conflict in Gaza continued today with the latest reports putting the number of dead at 681.
Robotic surgery has become a selling point for many medical centres across the United States.
An Australian politician has embarrassed herself by publicly revealing she's looking for a "well-hung" man with "heaps of cash".