Auckland to move back to Alert Level 3
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced Auckland will once again move to Alert Level 3 restrictions, this time for seven days, after another new community COVID-19 case this evening.
February 27, 2021 4:12 pm
Hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls taken in mass abduction
Gunmen in northern Nigeria abducted 317 girls from a boarding school today, the latest in a series of mass kidnappings of students in the West African nation.
February 27, 2021 10:04 am
US says Saudi prince approved Khashoggi killing
A US intelligence report has found that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved the murder of exiled journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018.
February 27, 2021 8:55 am
Missing fraud suspect's foot found on Australian beach
Australian police say they have found the partial remains of a fraud suspect who vanished from her Sydney home four months ago.
February 26, 2021 5:54 pm
US House passes legislation protecting LGBT rights
The US House of Representatives has passed sweeping legislation that prohibits LGBT discrimination, but it faces an unlikely future in the Senate.
February 26, 2021 1:52 pm
Biden raises human rights in call with Saudi king
US President Joe Biden has talked by phone with King Salman of Saudi Arabia as he seeks to put relations with America’s old ally on a new footing.
February 26, 2021 1:15 pm
As hospital numbers fall, fatigued staff get relief at last
When COVID-19 patients inundated St. Louis hospitals, respiratory therapists arriving for yet another grueling shift with a dwindling supply of ventilators would often glance at their assignments and cry.
February 26, 2021 11:48 am
EU urged to adopt 'vaccine passports'
Greece and Austria are urging other EU states to adopt coronavirus vaccination “passports” which could help revive Europe’s stricken tourist industry.
February 26, 2021 10:38 am
Former PNG Prime Minister dies at age of 84
Papua New Guinea’s first prime minister, Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare, has died at the age of 84.
February 26, 2021 6:43 am
Australia passes law to make Google and Facebook pay for news
Australia has passed a world-first law aimed at making Google and Facebook pay for news content on their platforms.
February 25, 2021 12:42 pm
FDA finds the single-shot jab safe
A review by US regulators of the single-shot Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine has found it is safe and effective.
February 25, 2021 11:37 am
Texas train carrying fuel in flames after crossing collision
A goods train transporting petrol has burst into flames after colliding with a lorry at a level crossing in the US state of Texas, police say.