Lebanese families are taking the treacherous journey across the sea to Cyprus. Little Mohammed didn't make it
Zeinab, her husband Nazir and their four children were hoping to start a new life when they boarded a boat from Lebanon to Cyprus. Instead, they got lost, ran out of fuel and lost their baby son as they drifted at sea. full story
Papua New Guinea celebrates as Justin Olam scores first try of the NRL grand final
In rugby-mad PNG, Melbourne Storm player Justin Olam is being hailed a legend, after earning his spot in the history books by becoming just the fourth Papua New Guinean to be part of a winning NRL grand final team. full story
Why the 2020 US presidential election has millions of Americans waiting in line for hours to vote early
More than 57 million Americans have already cast their ballots with nine days until election day. Emily Olson follows one voter in the battleground state of Wisconsin to learn why so many are willing to wait in record-long lines to vote. full story
Quote of the Day
"Stocks have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau." Irving Fisher, Professor of Economics, Yale University, five days before the Crash of 1929.
1943 - First opposed New Zealand landing since Gallipoli
New Zealanders of 8 Brigade, 3 New Zealand Division, helped their American allies clear Mono Island in the Solomons of its Japanese defenders. Forty New Zealanders lost their lives in weeks of fierce fighting. more...
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