Islamic State is claiming responsibility for a suicide attack in Afghan capital Kabul that killed at least 61 people.
Torrential rainfall in China has caused landslides and flooding that have killed at least 87 people and forced 16 million from their homes.
An Auckland property agent must pay back more than $30,000 in rent - after it was found tenants were living in an illegally converted garage.
Malaysian authorities say they have foiled a bomb attack on top police officers and arrested 14 suspected Islamic State (IS) operatives in a week-long operation.
NASA has released a timelapse video showing a year in the life of our planet, taken from 1.6 million kilometres away.
In the delirium of the Republican National Convention, Newshub political editor Patrick Gower took some time out to debrief on the party's love-fest which has been "blowing [his] brain to mush".
A woman has lost a court battle for compensation after becoming pregnant following a failed sterilisation.
Freedom camping and minimum standards for rental homes are among the issues being discussed at a council conference.
The government is warning New Zealanders in the German city of Munich to stay vigilant after at least nine people died in a shooting attack at a shopping mall.
DJR Team Penske driver Scott Pye, teammate of Kiwi Fabian Coulthard, has crashed during practice for the Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint Supercars event in Queensland.
American Kendra Harrison earned some consolation for the heartache of missing out on the Rio Olympics when she broke a 28-year-old world record by winning the 100 metres hurdles at the London Diamond League.
Almost two years to the day since Brisbane sacked him, Anthony Griffin enjoyed a triumphant Suncorp Stadium return on Friday night as Penrith jumped into the NRL top eight with an upset 31-12 win over the Broncos.