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04:27 NZST Sun Apr 20 2014
Polish Defence Minister Tomasz Siemoniak says US ground forces will be sent to his country to expand NATO's presence.
04:18 NZST Sun Apr 20 2014
The US Geological Survey say a powerful earthquake has struck off Papua New Guinea.
04:05 NZST Sun Apr 20 2014
Warrap state Information Minister Bol Dhel says more than 100 people have been killed in a cattle raid in the South Sudan state.
03:23 NZST Sun Apr 20 2014
Guinean government data says the Ebola virus has claimed 61 lives in the country out of 109 laboratory-confirmed cases since January.
03:07 NZST Sun Apr 20 2014
Australian mountaineer Gavin Turner says some local guides and climbers are questioning whether to scrap their plans to climb Mount Everest.
00:24 NZST Sun Apr 20 2014
Police in Italy have published a transcript of a jailed mobster giving an order for the execution of a rival clan member.
23:53 NZST Sat Apr 19 2014
President Francois Hollande says four French journalists released after being taken hostage in Syria 10 months ago are in good health.
23:29 NZST Sat Apr 19 2014
Boko Haram Islamist leader Abubakar Shekau has claimed responsibility for a bombing in the Nigerian capital Abuja in which at least 75 people were killed.
Korea ferry captain defends actions
22:50 NZST Sat Apr 19 2014
The arrested captain of the South Korean ferry that capsized with 476 people on board has defended his decision to delay its evacuation.
22:37 NZST Sat Apr 19 2014
A 13th body has been found on Mount Everest following an avalanche on Friday but authorities say there is no hope of finding anyone alive.
22:15 NZST Sat Apr 19 2014
A drone strike has left 15 al-Qaeda suspects and three civilians dead in central Yemen.
17:59 NZST Sat Apr 19 2014
A Filipino nurse who tested positive for the deadly MERS virus in the United Arab Emirates returned to the Philippines on Tuesday, officials say.
15:27 NZST Sat Apr 19 2014
The death toll from the flooding of a coal mine in southwest China has risen to 20 after more bodies were recovered.
Man survives being run over by train
14:30 NZST Sat Apr 19 2014
A man who refused to move out of the path of a New York City subway train survived being run over, but was angrily told off by onlookers who had desperately tried to lift him off the tracks.
14:21 NZST Sat Apr 19 2014
Seismologists say there is no risk of a widespread tsunami following a strong 6.9-magnitude earthquake off Papua New Guinea's Bougainville Island.
12:48 NZST Sat Apr 19 2014
Russia has warned the US against further sanctions as a deal on Ukraine stalls.
Royal couple arrive for Queensland events
12:30 NZST Sat Apr 19 2014
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have arrived in Queensland for a brief visit, which will include spending time with the families of diggers killed in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Gynaecologist charged for taking photos of patients
11:00 NZST Sat Apr 19 2014
A gynecologist in the US has been charged with voyeurism after he allegedly used his mobile phone to take nude photos of patients as he examined them.
Judge tells killer he hopes she dies in prison
11:00 NZST Sat Apr 19 2014
A US judge has told a woman who murdered her boyfriend that he hopes she dies in prison after she showed no remorse and mocked the victim's family.
Missing girls' bodies found after 42 years
11:00 NZST Sat Apr 19 2014
South Dakota authorities have closed a decades-old cold case by confirming that two bodies found in a submerged car belong to a pair of schoolgirls who vanished more than 40 years ago.
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