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South Korean dairy giant apologises for controversial advert

The company also faced a backlash over the advert’s similarity to “molka”, or secret filming.

Source: BBC News – Home | 15 Dec 2021 | 6:36 pm(NZT)

Dissident journalist jailed in Vietnam for 9 years for ‘anti-state’ acts

A court in Vietnam jailed a journalist and prominent dissident for nine years on Tuesday for anti-state activities, her lawyers and state media said, in a case that attracted the attention of international human rights groups.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 15 Dec 2021 | 6:15 pm(NZT)

Philippines’ Duterte quits senate race in new election twist

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday withdrew his bid to become a senator, the same day his preferred successor quit the presidential race, adding to uncertainty about the mercurial leader’s political future and the scope of his influence.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 15 Dec 2021 | 6:08 pm(NZT)

Mark Meadows: Trump ex-chief of staff in contempt of Congress

The Democrat-led House of Representatives rebuked Mark Meadows for defying a congressional panel.

Source: BBC News – Home | 15 Dec 2021 | 5:56 pm(NZT)

Two zebras returned to US farm after months on the lam

Officials had been tracking the pair since they first escaped from a Maryland farm in August.

Source: BBC News – Home | 15 Dec 2021 | 5:50 pm(NZT)

Australia moves to lift Covid-19 restrictions amid surge in Omicron infections

Australia’s largest state, New South Wales (NSW), has announced its highest number of new Covid-19 cases in three months, with local officials attributing the rise to an outbreak of the highly transmissible Omicron variant.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 15 Dec 2021 | 5:04 pm(NZT)

Covid pass starts in England despite biggest rebellion of Johnson era

Over-18s must now prove they are double-jabbed, or have a recent negative test, to enter certain venues.

Source: BBC News – Home | 15 Dec 2021 | 3:14 pm(NZT)

Covid: Omicron spreading at unprecedented rate, WHO says

The WHO’s head warns that the Covid variant is being underestimated, despite its potential impact.

Source: BBC News – Home | 15 Dec 2021 | 2:16 pm(NZT)

Ethiopia civil war: How PM Abiy led fight-back against rebel advance

Abiy Ahmed has thwarted a rebel advance on the capital a year into a brutal civil war.

Source: BBC News – Home | 15 Dec 2021 | 2:02 pm(NZT)

James Webb: A $10bn machine in search of the end of darkness

The biggest space telescope ever built is ready to show us the first stars to light up the cosmos.

Source: BBC News – Home | 15 Dec 2021 | 1:59 pm(NZT)

China: The death of a man bullied for being ‘effeminate’

A young man’s death sparks discussions on gender norms, even as the state targets “sissy men”.

Source: BBC News – Home | 15 Dec 2021 | 1:35 pm(NZT)

Paris’ largest taxi firm suspends Tesla Model 3 cars after fatal crash

One person died and 20 were injured after a cab driver lost control of their car over the weekend.

Source: BBC News – Home | 15 Dec 2021 | 1:33 pm(NZT)

‘He’s phenomenal and we need him’ – is De Bruyne back to his best as Man City thrash Leeds?

Kevin de Bruyne has struggled for his best form this season but was more like his menacing self in Manchester City’s 7-0 thrashing of Leeds.

Source: BBC News – Home | 15 Dec 2021 | 1:24 pm(NZT)

David Fuller: How police caught a killer

Familial DNA techniques helped police arrest the perpetrator of two murders from over 30 years ago.

Source: BBC News – Home | 15 Dec 2021 | 1:13 pm(NZT)

Southern right whales: Tracking unexpected Southern Ocean migrations

New Zealand scientists have used satellite tags to follow whales around the Southern Ocean.

Source: BBC News – Home | 15 Dec 2021 | 1:12 pm(NZT)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: Will Arsenal begin to move on from the striker?

Disciplinary issues have turned the spotlight on Aubameyang’s Arsenal future, but there has been a sense of change for some time.

Source: BBC News – Home | 15 Dec 2021 | 1:09 pm(NZT)

British MPs back Covid passes despite revolt

Nearly 100 Tory MPs defy Boris Johnson – but the measures become law thanks to Labour support.

Source: BBC News – Home | 15 Dec 2021 | 1:08 pm(NZT)

Covid-19: US surpasses 800,000 pandemic deaths

More than a quarter of lives lost in the pandemic came after all US adults were eligible for a vaccine.

Source: BBC News – Home | 15 Dec 2021 | 1:07 pm(NZT)

Leeds boss Bielsa ‘can’t find anything that can be valued’ in rout by Man City

Marcelo Bielsa “can’t find anything that can be valued” in “the worst performance” of his Leeds reign, the 7-0 thrashing by Manchester City.

Source: BBC News – Home | 15 Dec 2021 | 12:43 pm(NZT)

At least 62 dead after gas tanker explodes in Haiti’s second largest city

At least 62 people have been killed and dozens left injured after a tanker transporting gasoline exploded in Cap-Haitien, Haiti’s second largest city on Monday, authorities said.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 15 Dec 2021 | 12:43 pm(NZT)

‘I want to be a scoring midfielder like Gerrard’ – Ramsey inspires Villa to win at Norwich

Aston Villa claim their fourth win in six games since Steven Gerrard took charge as they beat their former boss Dean Smith’s new team Norwich – whose relegation fears deepen.

Source: BBC News – Home | 15 Dec 2021 | 12:10 pm(NZT)

Premier League agrees new Covid measures to stem outbreaks at clubs

Premier League players and club staff will need to take a lateral flow test every day in order to get into training grounds to try to stem the rise of the new Omicron variant of coronavirus.

Source: BBC News – Home | 15 Dec 2021 | 11:48 am(NZT)

Billie Eilish says porn exposure while young caused nightmares

The singer-songwriter spoke about how “abusive” pornography skewed her early sexual experiences.

Source: BBC News – Home | 15 Dec 2021 | 11:37 am(NZT)

Haiti fuel tanker blast kills dozens in Cap-Haïtien

The victims had been gathering leaking fuel from a vehicle involved in an accident, reports say.

Source: BBC News – Home | 15 Dec 2021 | 11:27 am(NZT)

House lawmakers push Biden administration to do more to deter Russian aggression against Ukraine

US lawmakers who have just returned from a trip to Ukraine are urging the Biden administration to take proactive steps to prevent further Russian aggression toward the country and to be prepared to place “extreme sanctions” on Moscow if it moves militarily against its neighbor.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 15 Dec 2021 | 10:24 am(NZT)

Malta to become first country in Europe to legalize cannabis for recreational use

Malta is set to become the first European Union country to legalize cannabis for recreational use.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 15 Dec 2021 | 10:14 am(NZT)

Malta becomes first EU nation to legalise cannabis

The landmark move is expected to be followed by more European countries.

Source: BBC News – Home | 15 Dec 2021 | 10:14 am(NZT)

Kentucky tornadoes: I spent my 40th birthday trapped under rubble

Kyanna Parsons-Perez never imagined that her 40th birthday would be spent pinned to the floor of the Mayfield candle factory.

Source: BBC News – Home | 15 Dec 2021 | 8:57 am(NZT)

Lewandowski equals Bundesliga great Muller’s goal record in Bayern win

Robert Lewandowski equals Gerd Muller’s Bundesliga record for goals scored in a single calendar year as Bayern Munich thrash Stuttgart.

Source: BBC News – Home | 15 Dec 2021 | 8:30 am(NZT)

UAE suspends multi-billion dollar weapons deal in sign of growing frustration with US-China showdown

The United Arab Emirates has suspended a multi-billion dollar deal to buy US-made F-35 fighter jets, in a sign of Abu Dhabi’s growing frustration with Washington’s attempts to limit Chinese technology sales to the oil-rich Gulf state.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 15 Dec 2021 | 8:27 am(NZT)

Russia told to pay compensation to woman whose hands were cut off

Europe’s top human rights court says authorities failed to protect her against domestic violence.

Source: BBC News – Home | 15 Dec 2021 | 8:16 am(NZT)

 

Man City 7-0 Leeds: Premier League leaders go four points clear after attacking masterclass

Manchester City increase their lead at the top of the Premier League to four points after tearing Leeds apart with an attacking masterclass.

Source: BBC News – Home | 15 Dec 2021 | 10:55 am(NZT)

Gerrard takes Aston Villa up to ninth with win over Smith’s Norwich

Aston Villa claim their fourth win in six games since Steven Gerrard took charge as they beat their former boss Dean Smith’s new team Norwich – whose relegation fears deepen.

Source: BBC News – Home | 15 Dec 2021 | 10:54 am(NZT)

British MPs back Covid passes despite revolt

Nearly 100 Tory MPs defy Boris Johnson – but the measures become law thanks to Labour support.

Source: BBC News – Home | 15 Dec 2021 | 10:36 am(NZT)

Malta to become first country in Europe to legalize cannabis for recreational use

Malta is set to become the first European Union country to legalize cannabis for recreational use.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 15 Dec 2021 | 10:14 am(NZT)

Malta becomes first EU nation to legalise cannabis

The landmark move is expected to be followed by more European countries.

Source: BBC News – Home | 15 Dec 2021 | 10:14 am(NZT)

At least 62 dead after gas tanker explodes in Haiti’s second largest city

At least 62 people have been killed and dozens left injured after a tanker transporting gasoline exploded in Cap-Haitien, Haiti’s second largest city on Monday, authorities said.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 15 Dec 2021 | 9:33 am(NZT)

Premier League agrees new Covid measures to stem outbreaks at clubs

Premier League players and club staff will need to take a lateral flow test every day in order to get into training grounds to try and stem the rise of the new Omicron variant of coronavirus.

Source: BBC News – Home | 15 Dec 2021 | 9:15 am(NZT)

Kentucky tornadoes: I spent my 40th birthday trapped under rubble

Kyanna Parsons-Perez never imagined that her 40th birthday would be spent pinned to the floor of the Mayfield candle factory.

Source: BBC News – Home | 15 Dec 2021 | 8:57 am(NZT)

Covid: Omicron probably in most countries, WHO says

The heavily mutated coronavirus variant is spreading at an unprecedented rate, the WHO’s head warns.

Source: BBC News – Home | 15 Dec 2021 | 8:38 am(NZT)

Lewandowski equals Bundesliga great Muller’s goal record in Bayern win

Robert Lewandowski equals Gerd Muller’s Bundesliga record for goals scored in a single calendar year as Bayern Munich thrash Stuttgart.

Source: BBC News – Home | 15 Dec 2021 | 8:30 am(NZT)

UAE suspends multi-billion dollar weapons deal in sign of growing frustration with US-China showdown

The United Arab Emirates has suspended a multi-billion dollar deal to buy US-made F-35 fighter jets, in a sign of Abu Dhabi’s growing frustration with Washington’s attempts to limit Chinese technology sales to the oil-rich Gulf state.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 15 Dec 2021 | 8:27 am(NZT)

UK removes all 11 countries from red list

The UK has taken all 11 African countries off England’s red list, easing travel restrictions.

Source: BBC News – Home | 15 Dec 2021 | 8:22 am(NZT)

Russia told to pay compensation to woman whose hands were cut off

Europe’s top human rights court says authorities failed to protect her against domestic violence.

Source: BBC News – Home | 15 Dec 2021 | 8:16 am(NZT)

Trump’s son urged father to intervene in 6 January Capitol riot

Donald Trump Jr urged his father’s aides to get the ex-president to stop the mob, text messages show.

Source: BBC News – Home | 15 Dec 2021 | 7:44 am(NZT)

Phillip Adams: Ex-NFL player who shot six dead had CTE brain disease

US footballer Phillip Adams’ brain showed evidence of damage linked to repeated head trauma.

Source: BBC News – Home | 15 Dec 2021 | 7:40 am(NZT)

Belarus opposition leader jailed for 18 years

Sergei Tikhanovsky, a former presidential candidate, is convicted after a trial condemned as a sham.

Source: BBC News – Home | 15 Dec 2021 | 7:10 am(NZT)

Channel tragedy: French authorities identify 26 victims

Sixteen Kurdish people, including two friends from Iraq, were among those who perished last month.

Source: BBC News – Home | 15 Dec 2021 | 7:00 am(NZT)

Toronto police release video of ‘suspect’ in billionaires’ 2017 murders

Barry and Honey Sherman were found dead at home four years ago, but police have made no arrests.

Source: BBC News – Home | 15 Dec 2021 | 6:52 am(NZT)

Congolese rumba wins Unesco protected status

The music and dance style from the two Congos is a fundamental part of the countries’ identities.

Source: BBC News – Home | 15 Dec 2021 | 6:04 am(NZT)

Haiti fuel tanker blast kills dozens in Cap-Haïtien

The victims had been gathering leaking fuel from a vehicle involved in an accident, reports say.

Source: BBC News – Home | 15 Dec 2021 | 5:32 am(NZT)

Spider-Man: No Way Home plays the ‘greatest hits’ and pleases critics

No Way Home brings Tom Holland’s superhero together with characters from previous eras.

Source: BBC News – Home | 15 Dec 2021 | 5:12 am(NZT)

Arctic heat record is like Mediterranean, says UN

The highest temperature recorded in the region last year – 38C (100F) – is officially confirmed.

Source: BBC News – Home | 15 Dec 2021 | 4:05 am(NZT)

The Ashes: Why England can still beat Australia despite heavy first-Test defeat

All is not lost – there are plenty of reasons why England can still fight back in the Ashes.

Source: BBC News – Home | 14 Dec 2021 | 7:10 pm(NZT)

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