New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gave birth to a daughter Thursday and posted a message welcoming the healthy newborn "to our village." She is the second elected world leader to give birth while holding office after late Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, who gave birth to daughter Bakhtawar in 1990.
New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern arrived Thursday at the country's largest public hospital as she prepared to give birth to her first child. Her pregnancy has been followed around the world, with many hoping the 37-year-old will become a role model for combining motherhood with political leadership.
Hundreds of sailors lined ship decks and piers on Tuesday as a Pearl Harbor attack survivor who doggedly pushed the federal bureaucracy to identify the remains of fellow servicemen killed in the bombing visited the storied naval base to say what could be his final goodbyes.
Kensington Palace says Prince Harry, and his wife, the former actress Meghan Markle, will be touring Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga and New Zealand this fall.
Australia's foreign minister on Tuesday expressed concern at Qantas Airways' decision to describe Taiwan as a Chinese territory after pressure from Beijing.
New Zealand plans to slaughter about 150,000 cows as it tries to eradicate a strain of disease-causing bacteria from the national herd. Politicians and industry leaders announced the ambitious plan on Monday.
New Zealand's transport minister will no longer oversee aviation safety after he violated rules by making a cellphone call on a plane. Phil Twyford told reporters Thursday he called a staffer on May 17 while on a flight from Wellington to Auckland.
The stories seem as tall as the lake is deep. For hundreds of years, visitors to Scotland's Loch Ness have described seeing a monster that some believe lurks in the depths.
New Zealand's government plans to spend billions of dollars rebuilding rotting hospitals and schools and improving other infrastructure as the economy continues to grow at a healthy clip.
An opinion writer and three newspaper executives in Fiji are awaiting a judge's verdict Friday on sedition charges in a case that has major implications for press freedom in the South Pacific nation.
Romania was disqualified from the 2019 Rugby World Cup on Tuesday after fielding ineligible players in qualifying. Russia took its place.
New Zealand announced Tuesday that it plans to significantly boost the amount of aid money it spends in the South Pacific, at a time that international concern is rising about China's growing influence in the region. Foreign Minister Winston Peters said the government plans to spend an extra 714 million New Zealand dollars ($500 million) over four years in international aid, with most of it directed at the Pacific.
A 104-year-old British-born Australian scientist who is planning to kill himself on Thursday says he doesn't think the drugs used for assisted suicide should be available to just anyone, but that doctors should be able to prescribe them.
People smugglers are marketing New Zealand as a back door into Australia, an Australian government minister said Monday after Malaysian authorities intercepted a boat carrying Sri Lankan asylum seekers.
Australia's prime minister said on Thursday his wife was "flattered and charmed" to be described by President Emmanuel Macron as "delicious," a compliment that has sparked lighthearted conjecture during the French leader's first official visit Down Under.
Australian Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Vatican official to be charged in the Catholic Church sex abuse crisis, will face two trials within months on sex crime allegations spanning decades, a court heard on Wednesday.
Turkey's state-run news agency says a bus transporting New Zealanders to ANZAC Day ceremonies commemorating the 103rd anniversary of the World War I Gallipoli landings caught fire in northwestern Turkey.
Thousands of Australians have gathered at pre-dawn services around the country to commemorate the moment when Australian and New Zealand Army Corps troops waded ashore at the Gallipoli peninsula in Turkey 103 years ago in their first major battle of World War I.
Hundreds of people waited in long lines for water and other essentials Tuesday in Wilmington, still mostly cut off by high water days after Hurricane Florence unleashed epic floods, and North Carolina's governor pleaded with more than 10,000 evacuees around the state not to return home yet.
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