Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has ruled out placing a temporary memorial on the Canterbury Television (CTV) site, despite the idea having city councillors’ support.
A suicide car bomber has struck Yemen’s Defence Ministry, killing 52 soldiers and paving the way for a carload of gunmen wearing army uniforms to storm the heavily guarded compound in the capital of Sanaa, military and hospital officials said.
A fierce storm has battered northern Europe with hurricane force winds, leaving four people dead or missing, disrupting travel and forcing thousands to flee their homes over fears of the worst tidal surge in decades.
Wellington ratepayers will pay $20,000 to get early-morning revellers home safely as the city prepares for the “early morning rush-hour” when bars start closing at 4am.
An Italian prosecutor has demanded that an appeals court find Amanda Knox guilty of the 2007 murder of her British flatmate, a killing he argues may have been rooted in arguments about cleanliness and triggered by a toilet left unflushed by the only man now in jail for the murder.
Saudi Arabia dislikes the deal the West has cut with Iran for two reasons.
The first is obvious: it is an encouragement to its greatest regional rival, a country it regards as a menace.
The second reason is subtler. Its bluff has been called, and now it must live up to the responsibilities it has invoked for itself.
US officials say two US B-52 bombers flew over disputed islands in the East China Sea during a training mission, defying China’s new territorial claims.
Romnick Abadines’ heart pounded as a Philippine air force C-130 carried him above typhoon-wrecked Tacloban city. He had never been on a plane before, never watched silvery-white clouds pass from a small round window. It was not the first time, or the last, that he felt helpless and out of his element.
An anonymous caller warned authorities that his roommate was on his way to Yale University to shoot people, leading officials to lock the Ivy League campus down as police searched for a gunman.
Back when Yahoo was something hollered at a rodeo and no one could conceive of Googling anything, President Ronald Reagan signed an executive order that extended the power of US intelligence agencies overseas, allowing broader surveillance of non-US suspects.