World videos

 Israel, Hamas trade fire despite truce video Israel, Hamas trade fire despite truce

Israel and Hamas have each launched new attacks after…

Dramatic Libyan Militias footage video Dramatic Libyan Militias footage

Dramatic footage obtained by The Associated Press…

More World videos
Fist bumps less germy than handshakes
Fist bumps less germy than handshakes

Fist bumps are more hygienic than handshakes and drastically reduce the risk of spreading disease, researchers in Britain…

Qantas says it's 'safe' to fly over Iraq
Qantas says it's 'safe' to fly over Iraq

Qantas has reassured passengers it's still safe to fly over Iraq, despite network partner Emirates' deciding to steer clear…

Black box reveals why MH17 crashed
Black box reveals why MH17 crashed

A Ukrainian security official says black box data recovered from MH17 shows the jet was brought down by shrapnel from a…

Stop female genital mutilation - Obama
Stop female genital mutilation - Obama

President Obama has urged young African leaders to empower women and eliminate female genital mutilation and violence against…

World

Argentina in last-ditch effort to avert default

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) Argentina's government said Monday it will make another effort to reach a deal with US. creditors…

UN presses for Mali peace talks starting Aug. 17

UNITED NATIONS (AP) The United Nations Security Council is welcoming agreement on a roadmap for negotiations between the…

Tuesday, August 5

Today is Tuesday, August 5, the 217th day of 2013. There are 148 days left in the year. Highlights in history on this date: 1716…

Brazil's leader calls Gaza conflict 'a massacre'

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) Brazil's president is calling Israel's conflict with Hamas "a massacre." Brazilian President Dilma…

White House: EU, US to impose new Russia sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) The United States and European Union plan to impose new sanctions against Russia this week, including penalties…

US teen held in Israel after arrest at protest

WASHINGTON (AP) The U.S. is confirming that a 15-year-old American citizen is being held by Israeli authorities for his…

Dominican officials destroy 2,000 seized guns

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) Authorities destroyed roughly 2,000 firearms Monday and plan to use the mangled…

House approves bill to toughen NKorea sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) The House has passed a bill to toughen sanctions against North Korea and restrict its access to hard currency. The…

Florida State law professor was killed in his car

TALLAHASSEE, Florida (AP) A neighbor found a Florida State University law professor bleeding from a gunshot to the head…

Lawmaker sorry he mistook US officials as Indian

WASHINGTON (AP) A freshman Republican lawmaker has apologized for mistaking two senior U.S. government officials as Indian…

Hamas, Israel trade blame for deaths of 9 children

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) Hamas and Israel blamed each other for an explosion at a Gaza park Monday that killed at least…

Ronstadt gets answer to 'When Will I Be Loved?'

WASHINGTON (AP) Singer Linda Ronstadt got the answer to that question she's been asking for decades: "When Will I Be Loved?" The…

France offers asylum to Christians of north Iraq

PARIS (AP) France is ready to open its door to Christians from northern Iraq who were hounded out of their homes by extremist…

Officials: Little risk of Ebola outbreak in US

NEW YORK (AP) U.S. health officials are monitoring the Ebola outbreak in Africa but say the risk of the deadly germ spreading…

Mayor: Times Square characters should be licensed

NEW YORK (AP) Cookie Monster may soon need a license. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday he believes the people…

Senator ends hold on nominees over US flight ban

WASHINGTON (AP) A potential Republican presidential contender in 2016 is no longer blocking confirmation of a series of…

Obama mulls large-scale move on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) Even as they grapple with an immigration crisis at the Mexican border, White House officials are making…

Poker pros' cash hasn't freed betting suspects

LAS VEGAS (AP) Lawyers in Las Vegas want immigration authorities to release a wealthy Malaysian businessman who was charged…

Malta oil worker kidnapped in Libya released

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) Malta's prime minister says the Maltese oil company worker who was kidnapped by Libyan rebels on July…

NY mayor: Brooklyn Bridge security breach a worry

NEW YORK (AP) New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says a security breach involving the changing of flags at the Brooklyn…

World Archives

Space

Russian geckos going at it in space despite glitches
Russian geckos going at it in space despite glitches

An orbital sex mission by five Russian geckos has gone from lust in space to lost in space.

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

Send

Syria

Isis attacks Syrian bases
Isis attacks Syrian bases

Isis has used military equipment seized from Iraq in its biggest challenge yet to Assad regime forces.

More Syria

© Copyright 2014, APN New Zealand Limited

Assembled by: (static) on red akl_a4 at 29 Jul 2014 11:51:15 Processing Time: 24ms