Avalanches hamper Nepal search

Small avalanches hampered the search for Nepali porters and guides missing for six days after a devastating Himalayan storm.

Royals confirm April birth

Prince William and his wife Kate's second child is due in April, Kensington Palace announces.

Robbers steal from Pakistan charity

Armed robbers have raided one of  Pakistan's leading charities and stolen $US400,000 ($NZ503,000) in  cash as well as five kilos of gold, police say.

US airdrops arms to rebels

US military drops arms to Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State militants near Kobani, its first acknowledgment it has delivered lethal aid to the rebels.

Pentagon to train Ebola support team

Pentagon to create a 30-person team of medical experts that could quickly leap into a region if new Ebola cases emerge in the US.

Charges over 1970s mystery

Colour TV was still a year away when Barbara McCulkin and her daughters vanished.

MH17: The ones left behind

Helena Sidelik's brother just wants to pay his last respects to his sister.

Aussie politicians: Say what?

Aus aims to end extinction

Dilemma of the Ebola zone

When the camera itself seems to betray what a respected photographer hopes to offer his subjects.

Nazi collecting US Social Security

Dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards got millions from US taxpayers, an AP investigation finds.

Trying to quell Ebola fears

Negative Ebola test

Rabbi's voyeurism arrest

An internationally known Orthodox rabbi allegedly secretly videotaped naked woman in a ritual bathing area.

Vatican synod backtracks

Activists have lashed out at the Catholic Church's failure at a major synod to open its doors to gay people.

Pro-Russian rebels blamed

Germany report believes flight MH17 was shot down by pro-Russian rebels using a missile taken from a Ukraine military base.

NZ 'nails' UN seat

Next year in Berlin?

Sweden hunts for 'foreign vessel'

Sweden releases grainy photo of mysterious vessel as its military hunts for a foreign submarine or divers.

Workers sprayed with petrol

Court hears New Zealander sprayed petrol on Dubai money transfer office employees in attempted robbery.

Isis advance on Kobani halted

US airstrikes have caused an abrupt reversal in Isis' fortunes, with fighters "paralysed, not able to move".

How to cover the Islamic State

US, Kurdish claim upper hand

PM ramps up talk of Kiwis in Iraq

NZ troops could soon follow Australia in training Iraqi security forces to fight Islamic State.

Hong Kong crisis deepens

Low expectations for upcoming talks as pro-democracy protests enter a fourth week with further clashes.

Zoo bear bites boy's arm off

A bear in central China has bitten off the arm of a nine-year-old boy who tried to feed it through its cage, media reports say.

Koreas exchange gunfire

HK street battles rage on

Japan minister resigns

A second Japanese minister has resigned over a misused funds scandal.

Girls' release doubts

Wave of violence after truce with Boko Haram raises doubt about whether kidnapped schoolgirls will really be released.

Hitman dies before testifying

The hitman who shot Shrien Dewani's wife has died before giving evidence in Dewani's trial.

Ebola 'humanitarian disaster'

Boko Haram bomb attacks

Nigeria declared Ebola-free

The World Health Organization declare Nigeria as free of Ebola, a rare victory in the months-long battle against the fatal disease.  

Locking up 3-year-old defended

Samoa’s police are defending themselves after locking up a three-year-old boy.

Kiwi funds frozen in Nauru stoush

New Zealand aid money to Nauru has been caught up in a financial spat after an Australian court froze the island nation's accounts.

Search for MH370 to resume

Bainimarama sworn in

Fiji stability 'threatened'

Voreqe Bainimarama says destructive forces re-emerging in Fiji as video of captured soldiers released.

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