Polls close as New Zealand awaits result of closely fought election

    Polls have closed in New Zealand's...

Pope candidly admits Church 'arrived late' in confronting abuse

Says will deny appeals in cases where evidence is definitive

Thousands flee Bali volcano as 'huge increase' in activity hikes eruption fears

It last erupted in 1963, killing 1,100 people

China imposes limit on oil supply to North Korea

It is expressing increasing frustration with government of Kim Jong Un

Nasa's Osiris-Rex asteroid chaser passes earth on way to space rock

Nasa's asteroid-chasing spacecraft is swinging...

Macron signs decrees to implement controversial labour reforms in France

The labour overhaul is the central pillar in Macron's promises to create jobs

Watch: Puerto Rico "totally obliterated" by hurricane - Trump

Storm churns toward Turks and Caicos, 32 dead so far

Uber stripped of its licence to operate in London

Company intends to appeal

Syrian activist and daughter murdered in Istanbul home

Barakat was investigating alleged torture in prisons run by government

Hope fades for Mexico quake survivors

Death toll reaches 286

Trump unveils new sanctions against North Korea

Prompts threat to test hydrogen bomb over Pacific

Dozens of migrants feared dead off Libya after boat runs out of fuel

It is believed that more than 100 have gone missing

Ex-Australia PM 'head-butted' amid campaign over status of same-sex marriage

Altercation is one of several allegations of violence

Pope vows 'firmest measures' to deal with abusive priests 'who betrayed call'

Bishops and superiors who cover up for them will also be held accountable

More chaos within France's far-right party

Four months after a decisive election defeat and France's National Front is in further chaos. Its far...

Hurricane Maria clobbers Puerto Rico, plunges island into darkness

Strongest storm to hit Puerto Rico in 90 years

Theresa May slaps down Trump demand to rewrite climate treaty

Singles out Syria, North Korea for condemnation

Internet giants face Europe's glare over extremist content

The leaders of some European countries hardest hit by recent militant attacks use this week's UN general assembly...

Tensions rise as 12 held in Catalan government raids ahead of secession vote

Spain says vote is illegal

Suffragette Millicent Fawcett to get London Parliament Square statue

A century after she successfully campaigned to win women the right to vote, British suffragette Millicent Fawcett...