NASA's Maven spacecraft slips into orbit around Mars
NASA's Maven spacecraft slips into orbit around Mars

Nasa's MAVEN spacecraft has begun orbiting Mars, on a mission to study how the Red Planet's climate changed over time from…

Syria refugee flood to Turkey hits 100,000
Syria refugee flood to Turkey hits 100,000

The 19-year-old Kurdish militant, who has been fighting the Islamic State group in Syria, brought his family across the…

Aussie MP's sharia law gaffe
Aussie MP's sharia law gaffe

Controversial senator equates sharia law with acts of terrorism in a much-criticised television interview.

'Voters were tricked' - Salmond
'Voters were tricked' - Salmond

No voters in the independence referendum "look like they have been tricked" by Westminster, Alex Salmond has claimed.

World

Egypt militants claim blast near foreign ministry

CAIRO (AP) An Egyptian militant group has claimed responsibility for Sunday's bomb blast in a busy downtown Cairo street…

New Zealand leader wants flag vote held next year

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) Fresh off a big election win, New Zealand Prime Minster John Key says he wants the nation…

Hong Kong students on strike in democracy battle

HONG KONG (AP) Thousands of Hong Kong students are gearing up to boycott classes Monday over Beijing's decision to restrict…

US firm in China meat scandal lays off 340 staff

BEIJING (AP) A U.S. meat supplier said Monday it is laying off most of the workforce of a Chinese subsidiary accused of…

Asian shares slip on jitters over China growth

TOKYO (AP) Asian shares were mostly lower Monday as investors awaited the release of a preliminary manufacturing survey…

Australia to prohibit secret service torture

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) The Australian government has bent to public pressure by proposing a specific prohibition on secret…

Fiji election results confirm big win for ruler

SUVA, Fiji (AP) Official results Monday from a landmark Fiji election confirm a big win for the nation's military ruler. Voreqe…

3 Afghan soldiers missing from US base

CAMP EDWARDS, Massachusetts (AP) Police and military officials were searching Sunday for three soldiers from the Afghanistan…

NASA: Maven explorer arrives at Mars after voyage of nearly a year, enters red planet's orbit

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (AP) NASA: Maven explorer arrives at Mars after voyage of nearly a year, enters red planet's orbit…

Siemens to acquire Dresser-Rand for $7.6 billion

HOUSTON (AP) German electronics and engineering company Siemens AG has reached a deal to acquire oilfield equipment maker…

China says 2 killed, many injured in explosions

BEIJING (AP) Multiple explosions in a county in China's western region of Xinjiang have killed at least two people and…

Xinjiang authorities say multiple explosions kill 2 people, injure many others

BEIJING (AP) Xinjiang authorities say multiple explosions kill 2 people, injure many others.

Energy companies push New Zealand stocks higher

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) Trading in energy companies pushed New Zealand's stock market higher Monday following an election…

WORLD SPORTS at 0000 GMT

TOP STORY: SOC--ENGLISH ROUNDUP MANCHESTER, England Chelsea's winning start to the Premier League was ended by a dramatic…

Monday, September 29

Today is Monday, September 29, the 272nd day of 2014. There are 93 days left in the year. Highlights in history on this…

Jamaica to plant breadfruit trees at schools

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) Roughly 5,000 breadfruit trees are expected to be planted on school properties across Jamaica to…

Nelsons to debut as BSO music director this week

BOSTON (AP) A new era begins this week for the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Andris Nelsons is scheduled to make his debut…

Western Mexico state reports new mine spill

CANANEA, Mexico (AP) Authorities in northern Mexico have issued a new alert of a toxic spill in the Sonora River basin…

Southwest flight makes emergency landing at LAX

LOS ANGELES (AP) A Southwest Airlines flight from Sacramento, California, had to make an emergency landing in Los Angeles…

Deeper Saudi supply cuts needed to sustain high oil prices
Deeper Saudi supply cuts needed to sustain high oil prices

Saudi Arabia will need to keep cutting oil output to sustain prices above $100 a barrel as global oil…

World Archives

Space

Bezos v Musk: Billionaire race to space heating up
Bezos v Musk: Billionaire race to space heating up

Billionaire Jeff Bezos will team up with a Boeing-Lockheed Martin to develop US-made rocket engines, in competition with…

More Space
Be part of the news. Send pics, video and tips to nzherald.

Send

Syria

British hostage in new Isis video
British hostage in new Isis video

The Islamic State group released a video showing a British journalist who says he is a prisoner of the extremists.

More Syria

© Copyright 2014, APN New Zealand Limited

Assembled by: (static) on red akl_n4 at 22 Sep 2014 18:38:13 Processing Time: 23ms