- IOC chief: Small nations like New Zealand could host games Updated: May-05-15 12:04 am
AUCKLAND, New Zealand - International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach says there's no reason a small nation such as New Zealand shouldn't aspire to host the Olympics.
- UN official praises China's assistance to Nepal after quake Updated: May-04-15 8:55 am
BEIJING - The leader of the U.N. Development Program on Monday praised China's relief efforts in Nepal and said the country's importance to global development will only grow.
- Magnitude-5.6 quake jolts New Zealand; no major damage Updated: May-03-15 11:41 pm
WANAKA, New Zealand - A magnitude-5.6 earthquake jolted the South Island of New Zealand Monday afternoon, but there were no initial reports of major damage or injuries.
- Melbourne City beats Wellington 2-0 in A-League playoff Updated: May-03-15 5:20 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Melbourne City will meet top-ranked Melbourne Victory in a semifinal derby after beating Wellington 2-0 Sunday in a playoff match in Australian football's A-League.
- New Zealand squad edges Washington men in Windermere Cup Updated: May-02-15 8:54 pm
SEATTLE - The defending under-23 world champions from New Zealand pulled ahead early in the race and edged Washington in the men's final of the Windermere Cup on Saturday.
- US Open winner Michael Campbell says he's quitting Updated: May-01-15 6:59 pm
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Former U.S. Open champion Michael Campbell says he has lost the motivation to play top-level golf and is quitting to concentrate on teaching.
- Israel, New Zealand resolve diplomatic spat over new envoy Updated: Apr-29-15 7:08 am
JERUSALEM - Israel and New Zealand have resolved a diplomatic dispute that had prevented New Zealand's new ambassador from taking up his post for more than half a year.
- Melbourne Victory finish A-League season in 1st place Updated: Apr-26-15 5:33 am
SYDNEY - Adelaide United will play Brisbane and Wellington will host Melbourne City in next weekend's first round of playoff matches in Australian football's A-League.
- Thousands honor soldiers on 100th year of Gallipoli battle Updated: Apr-25-15 10:05 am
GALLIPOLI, Turkey - For the first time at age 95, Bill Grayden has come to Gallipoli, where his father stormed the beach and took a bullet through his lung during the ill-fated British-led World War I invasion.
- Families stream to battlefields for 100th year of Gallipoli Updated: Apr-24-15 10:09 am
GALLIPOLI, Turkey - Families of soldiers who served in the Gallipoli campaign of World War I, along with world leaders, streamed onto the battle sites on Friday for ceremonies marking 100 years since the British-led invasion.
- Scott Dixon is chasing IndyCar wins leaders, not spotlight Updated: Apr-24-15 10:02 am
- New Zealand Prime Minister apologizes for ponytail pulling Updated: Apr-22-15 12:27 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key has apologized to a cafe worker who said he'd repeatedly pulled her ponytail when he visited the cafe near his home over a period of months, even after she'd told him to stop.
- New Zealand wants UN push for Israeli-Palestinian talks Updated: Apr-21-15 10:49 pm
UNITED NATIONS - New Zealand said Tuesday it has been working on a U.N. resolution aimed at restarting stalled negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians.
- AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd pleads guilty to threatening to kill Updated: Apr-21-15 8:20 am
TAURANGA, New Zealand - AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd pleaded guilty in a New Zealand court Tuesday to a charge of threatening to kill a man who used to work for him. He also pleaded guilty to possessing methamphetamine and marijuana.
- Director Peter Jackson unveils WWI exhibition in New Zealand Updated: Apr-17-15 5:20 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Taking a break from filmmaking, Peter Jackson has created a museum exhibition he hopes will broaden people's perception of World War I from monochrome to color.
- Kiwi and Aussie currencies converge, fueling new rivalry Updated: Apr-15-15 7:11 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - They tussle over cricket, rugby, movie stars and even a fluffy meringue dessert they call Pavlova, which both countries claim as their own.
- Australia to deploy 300 additional troops to Iraq Updated: Apr-14-15 2:16 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Australia's government said Tuesday it had completed preparations to send about 300 additional troops to Iraq and would deploy them over the coming weeks.
- Britain's Prince Harry plans New Zealand visit in May Updated: Apr-13-15 2:11 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Britain's Prince Harry is planning a weeklong visit to New Zealand next month that will include a stop on remote Stewart Island, population 378.
- Prince Harry meets Australian public at start of army trip Updated: Apr-06-15 6:44 am
CANBERRA, Australia - Britain's Prince Harry joked and chatted with an enthusiastic crowd Monday at his only scheduled public appearance during a monthlong embedment with Australia's army, declaring pride in his ginger hair and telling a self-obsessed younger generation that "selfies are bad."