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Stand News: Independent outlet to close after senior staff arrested

Seven people linked to Stand News are arrested for “conspiracy to publish a seditious publication”.

Source: BBC News – Home | 29 Dec 2021 | 11:05 pm(NZT)

Cristiano Ronaldo statue divides opinion in India

The statue of the Portuguese football star is unveiled in Goa state, a former Portuguese colony.

Source: BBC News – Home | 29 Dec 2021 | 11:01 pm(NZT)

‘The feelgood factor is back’ – will British tennis build on 2021 success?

A stunning year for Emma Raducanu and Cameron Norrie, plus encouraging signs for Andy Murray – BBC Sport assesses British tennis in 2021.

Source: BBC News – Home | 29 Dec 2021 | 10:44 pm(NZT)

Hong Kong pop star Denise Ho arrested by national security police

Cantopop star and prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Denise Ho was arrested at her home on Wednesday morning by the city’s national security police.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 29 Dec 2021 | 10:07 pm(NZT)

Raheem Sterling: Manchester City and England forward discusses England & Euro 2020 with Gareth Southgate

Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling speaks to his England head coach Gareth Southgate as part of a guest editor role for the BBC Today programme.

Source: BBC News – Home | 29 Dec 2021 | 9:15 pm(NZT)

Covid: US reports record infections as Europe’s Omicron cases also soar

Several nations see their biggest surge in daily infections as the WHO warns of Omicron’s “very high” risk.

Source: BBC News – Home | 29 Dec 2021 | 9:04 pm(NZT)

This year saw divisions on democracy, vaccines and climate. 2022 is unlikely to be an oasis of calm

A year that began with a chaotic attack on democracy in Washington, DC — the “insurrection” at the US Capitol — ended with a more dignified defense of it, President Joe Biden’s “Summit for Democracy.”

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 29 Dec 2021 | 8:36 pm(NZT)

John Madden: NFL coach, broadcaster and video game icon dies at 85

John Madden, legendary American Football coach, broadcaster and face of Madden NFL Football has died.

Source: BBC News – Home | 29 Dec 2021 | 8:35 pm(NZT)

Snorkeller rescues newlywed’s ring

Mick Haddock had only been married a week when he lost his wedding ring while swimming in Lough Neagh.

Source: BBC News – Home | 29 Dec 2021 | 7:43 pm(NZT)

Save the Children staff confirmed dead in Myanmar Christmas Eve attack

Two Save the Children staff, missing in eastern Myanmar after a deadly attack on civilians allegedly carried out by government soldiers, have been confirmed dead, the non-profit organization said on Tuesday.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 29 Dec 2021 | 4:45 pm(NZT)

Indonesia says it will turn away Rohingya refugees in stricken boat

Indonesian authorities will help repair a stranded boat packed with more than 100 Rohingya refugees off its coast, but will not allow its passengers to seek refuge in the Southeast Asian country and will turn the vessel away, officials told Reuters on Tuesday.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 29 Dec 2021 | 4:05 pm(NZT)

Boeing 737 Max: Indonesia lifts ban after 2018 Lion Air crash

The announcement came just a day after Ethiopian Airlines said it would resume 737 Max flights.

Source: BBC News – Home | 29 Dec 2021 | 3:36 pm(NZT)

Biodiversity: The tale of the ‘un-extinct’ fish

A Mexican fish species has been “brought back from extinction” after a decades-long rescue mission.

Source: BBC News – Home | 29 Dec 2021 | 2:04 pm(NZT)

Music preview 2022: The biggest releases, tours and films

What will Britney do now she’s free of her conservatorship, and who’s releasing new music in 2022?

Source: BBC News – Home | 29 Dec 2021 | 1:15 pm(NZT)

The mystery of the home where the Queen was born

Where was the original site of the house where the Queen was born? And was it bombed in the war?

Source: BBC News – Home | 29 Dec 2021 | 1:12 pm(NZT)

2021 in pictures: Striking photojournalism from around the world

A selection of some of the best images taken by agency photographers during the past year.

Source: BBC News – Home | 29 Dec 2021 | 1:10 pm(NZT)

Why Mauritius is losing its seashells

The beaches of the Indian Ocean island seem bereft of the beautiful shells popular with tourists.

Source: BBC News – Home | 29 Dec 2021 | 1:09 pm(NZT)

Fighting to learn in Venezuela

Despite the country’s continuing economic crisis, both pupils and teachers are determined to continue with schooling.

Source: BBC News – Home | 29 Dec 2021 | 1:05 pm(NZT)

How costly could Liverpool’s loss at Leicester be?

“Tonight it’s ‘wow’ but in completely the other way,” says Jurgen Klopp after Liverpool’s defeat by Leicester dents their hopes in the title race

Source: BBC News – Home | 29 Dec 2021 | 12:35 pm(NZT)

Ghislaine Maxwell jury told to meet every day because of Covid

The judge in Ghislaine Maxwell’s sex trafficking trial asks jurors to deliberate every day.

Source: BBC News – Home | 29 Dec 2021 | 11:47 am(NZT)

Robert E. Lee: Virginia workers open Civil War era time capsule

The 130-year-old capsule contained flags, books and bullets related to the Confederate States.

Source: BBC News – Home | 29 Dec 2021 | 11:43 am(NZT)

Richard Marcinko: Seal Team Six founder dies at 81

Richard Marcinko played a vital role in boosting America’s counter-terrorism capabilities but was a divisive figure.

Source: BBC News – Home | 29 Dec 2021 | 10:52 am(NZT)

Ten-man Southampton frustrate Tottenham at St Mary’s

Antonio Conte is frustrated as his Tottenham side are held by Southampton despite having a one-man advantage for over 50 minutes.

Source: BBC News – Home | 29 Dec 2021 | 9:28 am(NZT)

Denial to acceptance: Five stages of grief with England

England’s latest Ashes defeat has caused the nation’s fans to go through the all-too-familiar stages of cricketing grief, writes BBC Sport’s Stephan Shemilt.

Source: BBC News – Home | 29 Dec 2021 | 9:05 am(NZT)

The cultural moments that defined 2021

Year two of the pandemic was, in many ways, just as challenging and weird as the first.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 28 Dec 2021 | 3:58 pm(NZT)

‘Massive tragedy’ as heavy floods killed more than a dozen in Brazil

Heavy flooding has left at least a dozen people dead and more than 280 injured in the northeast region of Brazil, officials say. Journalist Stefano Pozzebon reports.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 27 Dec 2021 | 10:04 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)

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 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)

The year’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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