Royal tour in Australia

Royal visit 'special' for fires victim

On first full day of Australia leg of royal tour, Wills and Kate head inland to scene of devastating bushfires.

Ferry disaster death toll climbs

Strong currents and poor visibility hampering rescuers in search for 287 missing ferry passengers.

MH370 search has a week

Best leads in search for missing Malaysia Airlines plane exhausted in a week, Australia PM says.

Robber jailed 13 years late

Man seeks freedom after he was jailed 13 years after conviction during which time he became a family man.

Separatists take buildings in 10 cities

5:05pm Pro-Russian separatists have taken buildings in 10 cities, as three of their number are killed by Ukranian forces.

Sunshine greets royal trio

royal australia After thrilling the crowds in New Zealand, Prince William and Catherine begin to woo Australia.

Maori protest historic medal's sale

Auction of medal signifying first time a British leader recognised a Maori chief draws trans-Tasman protest.

Fridges invade Aussie

Little Chloe snatched to scare dad

NYPD disbanding spies

William Bratton New police commissioner hopes to improve relations with ethnic minorities as he dismantles post-9/11 units.

Alleged killer hid nine pregnancies

Woman accused of suffocating six of her babies has history of not telling family she was pregnant.

Marathon bag hoax 'symbolism'

Bomb scare on blast anniversary

'Model T Ford' of sharks found

Impeccably preserved fossilised remains of a shark that lived 325 million years ago discovered in the US.

Editor admits hearing hack

Andy Coulson Andy Coulson admits he listened to hacked voicemail messages left by the a government minister.

Kim's bad hair day

Kim Jong Un's "bad hair day" riles North Korean officials.

Lada v tank: Lada wins

Ukraine fights in the east

Elite police detained in Ukraine

Ukrainian authorities have detained members of an elite riot police unit on suspicion of shooting protesters during anti-government clashes in February.

Drone kills NZ terrorist

Al Qaeda-linked Kiwi killed in Yemen was being watched by intelligence agencies, PM says.

UN to meet over Syria

The bodies of the young men in the photographs are emaciated, their bones protruding.

Israeli gas holds promise

Capturing the calm amid chaos

War vowed on the US

Leader of al Qaeda wing in Yemen vows to "remove the cross, (and) the bearer of the cross, America''.

MH370 drone search cut short

MH370 search Technical issues have meant a US Navy underwater has had to resurface early, without finding anything.

Bali Kiwi to remain in jail

Kiwi woman caught up in a Bali drug raid in February will remain in jail for at least another month.

China set to elevate environment

Search drone goes too deep

Slow progress in hunt for MH370

Bluefin 21 sub encounters more difficulties as underwater hunt for missing Malaysia plane continues.

Pistorius murder trial on hold

EMOTIONAL: Oscar Pistorius reacts in court. The Oscar Pistorius murder has adjourned for more than two weeks, resuming May 5.

Gunmen kill nine in bus attack

Gunmen have ambushed a bus carrying dozens of people in Ethiopia, killing nine and wounding six others.

Dozens of schoolgirls abducted

Pistorius reads Valentine's card

Murder accused groom extradited

A British man accused of arranging the slaying of his wife on their honeymoon has arrived under escort in South Africa after his extradition from Britain.

NZ to help Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands flag New Zealand will send health workers and a portable bridge to disaster-hit Solomon Islands.

'Not another quake'

Christchurch woman caught by Solomon Islands flash flooding and quake.

Large waves after quake

Quake strikes near Papua New Guinea

Flooding hits Solomon Islands

A mother and child have been swept away in flood waters as heavy rains hit the Solomon Islands, local media and residents say.

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