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Met Office confirms white Christmas as snow falls in Scotland

Snow fell overnight in Aberdeenshire, Shetland, Perthshire and the Scottish Borders.

Source: BBC News – Home | 25 Dec 2021 | 11:53 pm(NZT)

Bairstow and Crawley in as England make four changes for third Ashes Test

Zak Crawley and Jonny Bairstow are among four changes made by England for the must-win third Test against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Source: BBC News – Home | 25 Dec 2021 | 11:27 pm(NZT)

White Christmas: When Wales woke to a month’s worth of snow

On 7 January, 1982, snow fell non-stop for 36 hours creating 6m high snow drifts.

Source: BBC News – Home | 25 Dec 2021 | 10:32 pm(NZT)

Covid: Holiday plans disrupted as Omicron surge grounds flights

Airlines say they are experiencing Covid-related staffing shortages over the busy Christmas period.

Source: BBC News – Home | 25 Dec 2021 | 10:02 pm(NZT)

Robert Carlyle: Begbie has followed me my whole life

He is one of Scotland’s most successful and versatile actors yet one role has defined his career.

Source: BBC News – Home | 25 Dec 2021 | 9:23 pm(NZT)

Kate surprises concert audience with piano performance

The duchess appears with musician Tom Walker at the event for people who helped in the pandemic.

Source: BBC News – Home | 25 Dec 2021 | 4:50 pm(NZT)

In pictures: World celebrates Christmas

For the second year running, fewer people are attending festive events because of the Covid outbreak.

Source: BBC News – Home | 25 Dec 2021 | 2:51 pm(NZT)

Daniel Sturridge: Former Liverpool striker ordered to pay £22k over lost dog

Ex-Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge must pay a reward to the man who found his dog, a court says.

Source: BBC News – Home | 25 Dec 2021 | 2:39 pm(NZT)

Why I travel back in time for Christmas

Nostalgia-lovers are marking Christmas in the style of times past for very different reasons.

Source: BBC News – Home | 25 Dec 2021 | 1:39 pm(NZT)

Parosmia from Covid: Coping with distorted smell and taste at Christmas

Sufferers of parosmia – a long Covid side-effect that ravages taste and smell – gear up for Christmas.

Source: BBC News – Home | 25 Dec 2021 | 1:38 pm(NZT)

No time for war: Russians see no chance of conflict

With rhetoric becoming harsh and fears of an invasion growing, Muscovites give their views on the crisis.

Source: BBC News – Home | 25 Dec 2021 | 1:15 pm(NZT)

Climate change: Lapland reindeer gone astray in search for food

Herders are struggling to find thousands of reindeer that have run away in search of food.

Source: BBC News – Home | 25 Dec 2021 | 1:10 pm(NZT)

Choir creates multi-sensory Christmas carol

The group say they produced the carol to make it accessible to everyone.

Source: BBC News – Home | 25 Dec 2021 | 1:05 pm(NZT)

Art: ‘People amazed I fold paper for a living, then they see it’

Artist Polly Verity loves the look and feel of paper and has been “lost in its landscape” for years.

Source: BBC News – Home | 25 Dec 2021 | 1:03 pm(NZT)

Tractor parade: More than 300 get Christmas glow up for charity

The 342-tractor parade takes a rural village tour in Leicestershire raising funds for two charities.

Source: BBC News – Home | 25 Dec 2021 | 1:01 pm(NZT)

SA urges halt to Nelson Mandela’s Robben Island prison cell key auction

Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black president, spent 18 years in a tiny cell on Robben Island.

Source: BBC News – Home | 25 Dec 2021 | 12:21 pm(NZT)

French zoo closed temporarily after pack of nine wolves escape

No people were injured during the incident, but the wolf pack was killed due to safety concerns.

Source: BBC News – Home | 25 Dec 2021 | 11:59 am(NZT)

Robert Carlyle: Begbie has followed me my whole life

He is one of Scotland’s most successful and versatile actors yet one role has defined his career.

Source: BBC News – Home | 25 Dec 2021 | 11:14 am(NZT)

White Christmas: When Wales woke to a month’s worth of snow

On 7 January, 1982, snow fell non-stop for 36 hours creating 6m high snow drifts.

Source: BBC News – Home | 25 Dec 2021 | 11:08 am(NZT)

Kate surprises concert audience with piano performance

The duchess appears with musician Tom Walker at the event for people who helped in the pandemic.

Source: BBC News – Home | 25 Dec 2021 | 10:30 am(NZT)

‘Let’s go, Brandon’: Caller pranks Biden at White House event

A father from Oregon uttered a term that is code for an obscenity directed at the president.

Source: BBC News – Home | 25 Dec 2021 | 8:56 am(NZT)

Chris Noth: Fifth woman accuses Sex and the City actor of misconduct

US singer Lisa Gentile alleges the Sex and the City actor groped her in a New York apartment in 2002.

Source: BBC News – Home | 25 Dec 2021 | 7:21 am(NZT)

Bangladesh ferry fire: Dozens killed near Jhalakathi

At least 39 people die and about 100 are injured after a ferry catches fire in southern Bangladesh.

Source: BBC News – Home | 25 Dec 2021 | 6:43 am(NZT)

Police stray bullet kills teen in LA store’s dressing room

The teenager was in a changing room with her mother trying on dresses for her 15th birthday party.

Source: BBC News – Home | 25 Dec 2021 | 6:34 am(NZT)

Afcon 2021: Manchester City’s Riyad Mahrez set to lead Algeria’s title defence

Manchester City’s Riyad Mahrez is set to captain Algeria at the Africa Cup of Nations as he is named in defending champions’ squad.

Source: BBC News – Home | 25 Dec 2021 | 5:34 am(NZT)

Washington player Everett injured in fatal accident

Washington Football Team player Deshazor Everett is in hospital with “serious but not life-threatening injuries” after being involved in a car accident in which a passenger died.

Source: BBC News – Home | 25 Dec 2021 | 5:17 am(NZT)

Premier League meeting ‘a waste of time’, says Spurs boss Conte

Tottenham boss Antonio Conte says Thursday’s meeting between managers and the Premier League to discuss issues around the Covid-19 pandemic was like talking to a brick wall.

Source: BBC News – Home | 25 Dec 2021 | 4:31 am(NZT)

Russia fines Google over illegal content breach

The verdict marks the first time Russia has fined a technology giant based on their annual turnover.

Source: BBC News – Home | 25 Dec 2021 | 4:23 am(NZT)

Omicron: US to lift travel restrictions from southern Africa

The White House said the measures were no longer necessary amid a US explosion of Omicron cases.

Source: BBC News – Home | 25 Dec 2021 | 3:51 am(NZT)

Dutch cyclist Pieters in induced coma after accident

Dutch cyclist Amy Pieters is in an induced coma following a fall during a training ride with the national team in Alicante this week.

Source: BBC News – Home | 25 Dec 2021 | 3:50 am(NZT)

Arrival of Russian Wagner mercenaries in Mali condemned by European governments

Sixteen European governments have issued a statement to “firmly condemn the deployment of mercenary troops” in the west African state of Mali.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 25 Dec 2021 | 3:44 am(NZT)

Covid: Christmas flights cancelled and new curbs amid Omicron spread

Millions face travel disruption and more restrictions as Omicron upends Christmas plans worldwide.

Source: BBC News – Home | 25 Dec 2021 | 3:31 am(NZT)

World Tour hopes over for Africa’s top cycling team

Team Qhubeka NextHash, Africa’s top cycling team, fails in its bid to secure a World Tour spot in 2022.

Source: BBC News – Home | 25 Dec 2021 | 3:29 am(NZT)

Ethiopia to lose access to lucrative US trade program following CNN investigation

The White House will eject Ethiopia from a trade program between sub-Saharan African countries and the United States over human rights violations, according to a statement Thursday.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 25 Dec 2021 | 2:41 am(NZT)

See how French presidential candidate compares to Trump

French presidential candidate Eric Zemmour is being compared to former President Trump as well as Fox News’ Tucker Carlson for his far-right stance and rhetoric. CNN’s Cyril Vanier reports.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 25 Dec 2021 | 1:47 am(NZT)

Burnley-Everton called off because of Covid cases and injuries

The Premier League postpones Everton’s match at Burnley on Sunday because of coronavirus cases and injuries.

Source: BBC News – Home | 25 Dec 2021 | 1:35 am(NZT)

Russian priest who adopted 70 children jailed for abuse

Nikolai Stremsky, reputed to have had Russia’s biggest family, is convicted of raping children.

Source: BBC News – Home | 24 Dec 2021 | 11:58 pm(NZT)

The woman keeping tabs on 150 reindeer

In the Scottish Highlands you’ll find a large herd of reindeer roaming the Cairngorms National Park.

Source: BBC News – Home | 24 Dec 2021 | 9:43 pm(NZT)

Analysis: What Putin’s attempts to rewrite the past say about Russia’s future

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s past came into sharper focus recently with the admission that, in the tumultuous days following the collapse of the Soviet Union, he earned cash on the side as a taxi driver.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 24 Dec 2021 | 9:17 pm(NZT)

‘Be brave and eradicate mistakes’ – Root demands improvement in vital third Test

England have to be brave, show trust and eradicate “quite basic” mistakes in the third Ashes Test in Melbourne, says captain Joe Root.

Source: BBC News – Home | 24 Dec 2021 | 8:56 pm(NZT)

Haridwar: Police case after outrage in India over anti-Muslim hate speech

Viral videos show Hindu religious leaders making provocative anti-Muslim speeches at a conclave in Haridwar.

Source: BBC News – Home | 24 Dec 2021 | 8:43 pm(NZT)

Biden signs bill banning goods from China’s Xinjiang over forced labor

US President Joe Biden on Thursday signed into law legislation that bans imports from China’s Xinjiang region over concerns about forced labor, the White House said, provoking an angry Chinese condemnation.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 24 Dec 2021 | 5:39 pm(NZT)

Hong Kong universities remove more monuments marking Tiananmen

It comes a day after a famous statue marking the 1989 massacre was removed from a university.

Source: BBC News – Home | 24 Dec 2021 | 5:21 pm(NZT)

Rare pink handfish spotted in Australia for first time in decades

Australian researchers found the endangered “walking” handfish in wild waters off Tasmania.

Source: BBC News – Home | 24 Dec 2021 | 4:45 pm(NZT)

What do giant veg growers eat on Christmas Day?

BBC News meets gardeners who use their gargantuan growing skills to help food banks and feed friends.

Source: BBC News – Home | 24 Dec 2021 | 2:03 pm(NZT)

Tencent is giving away $16 billion of its stake in JD.com

Tencent is dramatically cutting its stake in JD.com, China’s second largest e-commerce company, as it seeks to stay on the right side of Beijing, which has been cracking down on tech giants to rein in their growing power and influence.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 24 Dec 2021 | 3:38 am(NZT)

OnlyFans founder Tim Stokely steps down as CEO

OnlyFans is getting a new CEO after a tumultuous year.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 23 Dec 2021 | 2:20 am(NZT)

The huge luxury hotel in the middle of nowhere

Nothing much lies on Qatar’s border with Saudi Arabia. A few sunbaked outposts and miles and miles of vast, empty desert in all directions.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 23 Dec 2021 | 12:28 am(NZT)

The Turkish lira swings wildly as Erdogan’s big gamble continues

Turkey’s experiment in cutting interest rates to fight inflation has sent its currency crashing to record lows this year. Now, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is trying to prop up the lira with a raft of new unorthodox economic measures.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 22 Dec 2021 | 4:31 am(NZT)

20 astonishing facts about the A380 superjumbo

Beloved by passengers for its spaciousness and comfort, but disliked by airlines because of its running costs, the Airbus A380 has already entered its sunset years, even though it debuted commercially just 14 years ago.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 18 Dec 2021 | 10:42 pm(NZT)

2021’s best celebrity red carpet trends

After a year of awkwardly Zoomed-in awards show speeches and tie dye hoodies, it’s been a relief to see stars returning to the red carpet. Glamour came back with a vengeance, filling our feeds with color, sparkle and flashes of nostalgia.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 16 Dec 2021 | 8:12 pm(NZT)

 

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