Members of the Melbourne Fire Brigade (MFB) prepare to take food parcels to residents in a locked down public housing estate in Melbourne. Photograph: William West/AFP via Getty

Melbourne began a six-week lockdown on Thursday following a spike in new coronavirus cases, as states around the country tightened internal borders to(...)

Armed police at the scene of a shooting incident following a routine traffic stop in Auckland, New Zealand. Photograph: TV New Zealand via AP

An unarmed police officer was shot and killed and another was wounded after they tried to pull over a car in New Zealand’s largest city, police said. (...)

Operation to recover bodies from White Island after a volcanic eruption on Monday. Photograph: New Zealand Defence Force/PA Wire

A New Zealand military team in gas masks and hazmat suits recovered six bodies on Friday from the volcanic island that fatally erupted earlier this w(...)

 View from a rescue helicopter as it heads toward the smoldering White Island volcano off the coast of New Zealand’s North Island. Photograph: Getty

Victims of New Zealand’s deadly volcanic eruption off White Island were covered in ash and appeared to have been badly burned, said a helicopter rescu(...)

This aerial photo shows White Island after its volcanic eruption in New Zealand. Photograph: George Novak/New Zealand Herald via AP

Five people have died and eight are still missing following an eruption on a volcanic island in New Zealand, according to prime minister Jacinda Arder(...)

Gabriel Makhlouf: Joan Burton called for the process of appointing Mr Makhlouf as governor of the Cental Bank to be paused because of controversy engulfing him in his native New Zealand, where he is head of the treasury.

The recruitment process to pick the next Central Bank of Ireland governor cost €70,236, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has disclosed, as his cho(...)

Gabriel Makhlouf ‘believes that at all times he acted in good faith’. Photograph: Vivek Prakash/Bloomberg via Getty

A fresh investigation is to be held in New Zealand into charges that top official Gabriel Makhlouf, who is to be Ireland’s next Central Bank governor,(...)

Newly appointed governor of the Central Bank of Ireland, Gabriel Makhlouf, is under mounting pressure to resign in his final weeks as head of the New (...)

Brenton Tarrant, charged for murder in relation to the mosque attacks, is seen in the dock during his appearance in the Christchurch District Court, New Zealand. Photograph: Mark Mitchell/New Zealand Herald/Pool/ Reuters

New Zealand police have charged the man accused of murder in shootings at two Christchurch mosques in March with engaging in a terrorist act, the firs(...)

Well-wishers light 49 candles as they pay respects to victims outside the hospital in Christchurch on March 16, 2019, after a shooting incident at two mosques in the city the previous day. Photograph: Anthony Wallace/AFP

A three- and four-year old are among the victims of the terrorist attack on two Christchurch mosques in New Zealand carried out on Friday. New Zealan(...)

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