THE thought of Toy Story character Woody being considered an airport terror threat may seem laughable to most, but not to security staff who seized his gun.
A FATHER frantically smashed car windows to get to his young children after the vehicle, which he had been following, crashed head-on with a truck.
A PARISH priest has demanded an apology after a casino projected a 30ft image of a semi-naked woman onto the side of his church in Northampton.
AN Auckland school has removed religious education classes from its school day after complaints from parents.
COPENHAGEN Zoo has gone ahead with its plan to kill a giraffe and feed it to lions in front of onlookers, despite a $680,000 offer to back away from the idea.
NEW Zealand Prime Minister John Key has defended downing several cups of beer during a drinking game yesterday, saying it was not "too crazy".
A SURFER who pushed a shark away after it bit into his leg says he was so scared that he never wanted to see water again.
WHEN she fell down a 10m deep sinkhole and landing on the remains of dead animals, Jill Clendon's first thoughts focused on whether she had broken any bones.
A SCULPTURE of a half-naked, sleep-walking man in the middle of a college campus has drawn hundreds of complaints from students.
THE Vatican’s moral authority has been left in tatters by a United Nations report condemning the Catholic Church’s “code of silence” on pedophile priests.
EXPATRIATE Kiwi advocates have launched another bid for support from Australia's human rights watchdogs in their campaign to end discrimination against them.
IMMEDIATE action is required to combat a "tidal wave of cancer" that will sweep the globe in the next 20 years, the World Health Organisation has warned.
BEARDED, bloated and wearing nothing but his bedraggled underwear, José Salvador Alvarenga stumbled ashore on a remote island in the Pacific last weekl.
A SCHOOL principal who stopped enforcing rules on a primary school playground said he has seen an immediate decrease in bullying, vandalism and injuries.
CYCLING is around 35 times safer than rugby, according to Auckland University researchers who compared accident claims and participation rates in activities.
A 16-YEAR-OLD girl has astonished doctors by surviving a 1000 metre fall after her parachute failed to open properly.
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