International

May on course for sweeping UK election win

Britain's Theresa May appears on course to win a crushing election victory in June after opinion polls put support for her ruling Conservative party at around 50 per cent, double that of the opposition Labour party. May's decision to call a June...... Read More

Taliban kill at least 140 in base attack

Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani has declared a national day of mourning after scores of soldiers were killed by Taliban fighters disguised as fellow soldiers, in the deadliest attack of its kind on an Afghan military base. The defence ministry has...... Read More

NZ Navy to patrol Fiji waters

The New Zealand Defence Force is jumping in to help patrol Fiji's Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) over the next six months. The Royal New Zealand Navy Inshore Patrol Vessel HMNZS Hawea is scheduled to leave the Devonport Naval Base in Auckland today. The...... Read More

Fur coat worn on Titanic goes to auction

A fur coat worn by a stewardess when the Titanic sank is expected to fetch almost $150,000 at auction this weekend. The garment, which was picked up by Mabel Bennett to wear over her nightdress as lifeboat crews arrived, will go under the hammer in the...... Read More

One-off deal to send refugees to US

The Australian Government has struck a one-off deal to send 1250 refugees from Naru and Papua New Guinea's Manus Island to the United States How will the deal work? * Refugees who are now on Nauru and Papua New Guinea's Manus Island will get...... Read More

Cycling’s staggering benefits

New research suggests cycling to work can reduce the risk of dying from a heart attack by more than half. Academics Jason Gill and Carlos Celis-Morales explain below...   Research has consistently shown that people who are less physically...... Read More

Cosmetic surgery can’t fix psychiatric condition  

Most of us have some insecurities about how we look, and some aspects of our appearance that we might secretly wish were different. But for people with body dysmorphic disorder, these issues become an obsession and constant focus of concern. Body dysmorphic...... Read More

Chinese court goes easy on NZ fugitive

A court in China has handed down a suspended sentence to a graft suspect who gave himself up after fleeing to New Zealand, saying his cooperation contributed to his light punishment, state media says. Yun Jian had been on China's list of 100 most...... Read More

Attack overshadows French election

The killing of a policeman in an Islamist militant attack has overshadowed the last day of France's unpredictable presidential election campaign as centrist Emmanuel Macron held onto his status as frontrunner in the polls. An Elabe survey of voter...... Read More

Bridges to travel to the United Arab Emirates

Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges will travel to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) tomorrow for meetings with Ministerial counterparts in Dubai. “New Zealand’s relationship with the UAE continues to go from strength to strength....... Read More