A general election was held in the UK on Thursday, May 6.
The attempted car bombing in New York is the latest in a string of terror threats.
Anzac Day in New Zealand this year was marred by the death of three crew members on an Airforce Iroquois helicopter which crashed on its way to memorial services in Wellington.
The eruption of the Eyjafjallajokull volcano in southern Iceland blasted a cloud of ash into the atmosphere on Wednesday April 14, 2010.
The estranged daughter of broadcaster Paul Holmes, Millie Elder continues to hit the headlines in New Zealand.
Up to 200,000 people are feared dead after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck the Caribbean island nation of Haiti on Tuesday January 12 2010.
Superstar Michael Jackson has died after suffering a suspected heart attack in Los Angeles.
On Monday June 2 an Air France jet carrying 228 people crashed in the Atlantic Ocean, the airline's worst disaster in its 75-year history.
The Government has reined in spending and scrapped tax cuts in a budget it says will bring debt under control and set New Zealand on the road to recovery.
One year after a catastrophic 9.0 magnitude quake and tsunami, Japan has not forgotten the devastated mess the south-east area was left in.
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