People have died and others are reported trapped under rubble after a 6.2 magnitude earthquake in central Italy.
A Christchurch man has been crushed by a 13 tonne digger.
Alarming photos have hit the internet, showing armed French police officers surrounding a middle-aged Muslim woman on the beach and making her remove some of her clothing.
Queensland police are keeping an open mind as they investigate a fatal stabbing at a hostel, despite the alleged offender making comments of an "extremist" nature.
Fedor, a three-week-old squirrel monkey in Russia, was abandoned by his mother - so now he rides a cat.
A deaf and mute man was shot dead by police in North Carolina last week for not following their commands.
A student has suffered injuries to his skull after being attacked with a hammer in Auckland on Saturday night.
University of Otago students have been left shaken after claiming their student flat was trashed on Tuesday morning.
A Hawke's Bay school is to reopen after test results gave the drinking water from its private bore the all clear.
Kelly Slater has defied his 44 years to post only the ninth perfect 20-points score in 40 years of world surfing championship history.
Simon and Deb Meech don't believe there is any special secret in raising siblings who win Olympic medals within two days of each other.
Parramatta have made their first major signing after missing out on Jarryd Hayne, with Corey Norman re-signing for three more NRL seasons.