World headlines with summaries.
A minute's silence will be held across the UK to remember the 38 people, including 30 Britons, killed in the Tunisia beach attack a week ago.
Malaysia says that it wants to set up an international tribunal to prosecute those suspected of shooting down flight MH17.
As temperatures in the UK soar to record highs, a travelling Kiwi reports from the sweaty London Underground and sweltering shops.
US Vice President Joe Biden has sent an Independence Day message to New Zealand praising the connection between the two countries. (VIDEO)
Jetstar has cancelled flights in and out of Bali as an ash cloud from a volcanic eruption in Indonesia drifts towards Denpasar International Airport.
Greece's government says it may resign if Sunday night's referendum on the country's financial future goes against it.
BP has reached an $US18.7bn ($NZ27.8 billion) settlement with the US Department of Justice (DoJ) following the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Eurozone finance ministers have ruled out any further talks on a fresh bailout for Greece until the country holds its referendum on Sunday.
Europe is in the midst of a heatwave with the UK recording its hottest July day on record, with temperatures hitting 36.7°C.
Sir Nicholas Winton, the Englishman who organised the rescue of 669 children destined for Nazi concentration camps, has died aged 106.
Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has made a defiant speech as cash withdrawal limits begin to bite for Greek bank customers.
A wave of attacks by Islamic State militants in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula has left at least 50 people dead, security and medical sources say.
People in Greece are deeply uncertain about their country's economic future following its failure to make a €1.5 billion payment to the IMF. (AUDIO)
Officials say at least 140 bodies have been recovered after a military transport plane crashed in a residential area of Medan in Sumatra.
Greece made last-minute overtures to international creditors for aid but it was not enough to save the country from default on loans with the International Monetary Fund.
One of the world's best-known radio DJs, Zane Lowe, has kicked off Apple Music's new radio station, Beats 1, with a reference to his New Zealand roots.
Indonesian officials say all 113 people aboard a military transport plane are believed to have died when it crashed on the island of Sumatra.
Heavily armed police have been called to a riot at Melbourne's maximum security prison, the Metropolitan Remand Centre in Ravenhall.
European leaders have been lining up to warn the Greek government that it is putting the future of Europe at risk, with its behaviour over the debt crisis. (AUDIO)
Australian politicians have been infiltrated by the Calabrian mafia, according to an investigation by Fairfax Media and ABC programme Four Corners. (AUDIO)