20:43 More than 1100 people have now died in the major heatwave sweeping India, and forecasters warn searing temperatures will continue.
17:41 Several top FIFA officials have been arrested on corruption charges in an early-morning operation in Zurich.
17:37 Judge David Collins has reserved his decision in the historic legal battle at the Wellington High Court to lift the ban on assisted suicide.
17:35 Labour's concerned new workplace safety laws could be toothless if watered down too much. The select committee was due to report back this week.
17:27 SH 1 on the Kaikoura Coast is closed until at least 2 o'clock tomorrow morning. Tidal surges have already affected sections of the road today.