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Thich Nhat Hanh, influential Zen Buddhist monk, dies at 95

Thich Nhat Hanh, the revered Zen Buddhist monk who helped pioneer the concept of mindfulness in the West and socially engaged Buddhism in the East, has died

Source: World | 23 Jan 2022 | 6:21 am(NZT)

‘Wuhan, I Am Here’: Film follows volunteers in sealed city

The homeless, the sick, the elderly: For people who fell through the cracks of the official system, the then-unprecedented decision to isolate the central Chinese city of Wuhan and its 13 million people was a matter of life or death

Source: World | 23 Jan 2022 | 6:18 am(NZT)

Fire in residential building kills 2, injures 17 in Mumbai

A fire in a 19-story building has killed at least two people and injuring 17 others in Mumbai, India’s financial and entertainment capital

Source: World | 23 Jan 2022 | 6:16 am(NZT)

Despite key win, Venezuela’s opposition split over strategy

A deeply symbolic victory for Venezuela’s opposition hasn’t resolved a deep divide over its strategy

Source: World | 23 Jan 2022 | 6:01 am(NZT)

Military trainers, missiles and over 200,000 lbs of lethal aid: What NATO members have sent Ukraine so far

Ukraine is not a NATO member and does not benefit from the organization’s mutual defense pact, but Kyiv has received significant defense support since Russia annexed its Crimea region.

Source: World | 23 Jan 2022 | 6:00 am(NZT)

Sabalenka & Halep reach Australian Open fourth round

Second seed Aryna Sabalenka fights her way past Marketa Vondrousova while Simona Halep breezes into the Australian Open fourth round.

Source: BBC News – Home | 22 Jan 2022 | 6:49 pm(NZT)

Two Canadians shot dead at upscale Mexican resort

The incident began as an argument among guests, one of whom was the gunman, at the hotel near Cancún.

Source: BBC News – Home | 22 Jan 2022 | 6:30 pm(NZT)

England-Australia second T20 in Women’s Ashes abandoned

England’s second Twenty20 against Australia in the Women’s Ashes is abandoned after only 4.1 overs at the Adelaide Oval because of rain.

Source: BBC News – Home | 22 Jan 2022 | 6:25 pm(NZT)

Arnold Schwarzenegger involved in Los Angeles car crash

The actor’s spokesman confirmed that he was driving the SUV involved in the crash.

Source: BBC News – Home | 22 Jan 2022 | 6:22 pm(NZT)

Kiribati goes into first lockdown after Covid flight cases

Until last week, the remote island nation of Kiribati had recorded just two Covid cases.

Source: BBC News – Home | 22 Jan 2022 | 5:49 pm(NZT)

UN condemns deadly air strike on Yemen prison

A Saudi-led coalition denies it struck a detention centre on Friday, killing more than 70 people.

Source: BBC News – Home | 22 Jan 2022 | 5:24 pm(NZT)

Hillary Clinton speaks with Afghan girl hiding from Taliban

‘Lama’ tells the ex-US secretary of state what her life used to look like before the Taliban returned.

Source: BBC News – Home | 22 Jan 2022 | 4:28 pm(NZT)

Gen Z marchers praying for an end to US abortion

The young activists are optimistic their movement’s long-cherished goal may be within reach.

Source: BBC News – Home | 22 Jan 2022 | 4:20 pm(NZT)

Death of horse tripped while filming stunt for South Korean drama prompts outcry

South Korea’s public broadcaster has apologized over the death last year of a horse that was tripped during the filming of a stunt, in a case that has sparked outcry from animal rights advocates.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 22 Jan 2022 | 2:55 pm(NZT)

Thich Nhat Hanh: ‘Father of mindfulness’ Buddhist monk dies aged 95

Thich Nhat Hanh, who set up meditation centres around the world, died on Saturday in Vietnam.

Source: BBC News – Home | 22 Jan 2022 | 2:10 pm(NZT)

Udupi hijab issue: The Indian girls fighting to wear hijab in college

Six Muslim students say they are not being allowed to attend classes because they wear headscarves.

Source: BBC News – Home | 22 Jan 2022 | 2:06 pm(NZT)

Yemen rebel attack on UAE throws challenge to the region

A fatal drone and missile strike raises questions about the war and security across the Middle East.

Source: BBC News – Home | 22 Jan 2022 | 2:01 pm(NZT)

Kenya’s River Yala: Mystery and heartbreak of the dead bodies

At least 19 corpses have been found dumped in western Kenya and relatives want to know how they died.

Source: BBC News – Home | 22 Jan 2022 | 1:57 pm(NZT)

Ukraine crisis: Long journey home to rebel-run Donetsk

One resident returns to their home city in rebel-held east Ukraine, as tensions with Russia rise.

Source: BBC News – Home | 22 Jan 2022 | 1:56 pm(NZT)

‘Hi, thanks for calling. Are you OK? How far away are you?’

A telephone helpline launched in Edinburgh last year, is keeping people company when they walk home alone.

Source: BBC News – Home | 22 Jan 2022 | 1:56 pm(NZT)

Week in pictures: 15 – 21 January 2022

A selection of powerful images from all over the globe, taken this week.

Source: BBC News – Home | 22 Jan 2022 | 1:39 pm(NZT)

Ros Atkins On… China’s zero-Covid dilemma

Ros Atkins examines China’s Covid elimination strategy, while others are learning to live with the virus.

Source: BBC News – Home | 22 Jan 2022 | 1:00 pm(NZT)

Gabby Petito: Boyfriend of blogger ‘responsible’ for her murder

Brian Laundrie admitted in a journal to killing Gabby Petito during a cross-country trip, says the FBI.

Source: BBC News – Home | 22 Jan 2022 | 11:56 am(NZT)

Carlow body: Inquiry after ‘dead man’ taken into post office

Reports suggest a deceased pensioner was “propped up by two men” who tried to claim his pension.

Source: BBC News – Home | 22 Jan 2022 | 11:52 am(NZT)

First goals & a new father – ‘crazy couple of weeks’ as Sargent pulls Norwich out of drop zone

Josh Sargent scores twice as Norwich City win at Watford to move out of the Premier League relegation zone.

Source: BBC News – Home | 22 Jan 2022 | 11:52 am(NZT)

Man Utd to support players on family security after Lindelof break-in

Manchester United will speak with players about improving security after Victor Lindelof’s family were the subject of a “traumatic and scary” break-in.

Source: BBC News – Home | 22 Jan 2022 | 11:30 am(NZT)

Deadly ISIS prison break attempt fuels fears of the group’s resurgence

At least seven fighters from the US-allied Syrian Democratic Forces were killed when ISIS attempted to break thousands of its fighters out of a Syrian prison on Thursday, an attack underlining concerns the terror group could be quietly resurging.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 22 Jan 2022 | 10:58 am(NZT)

Canadian high school named after Prince Andrew to be renamed

The Prince Andrew High School in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, will be renamed as the sex abuse civil case against the British royal continues moving forward in the United States, school officials say.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 22 Jan 2022 | 10:09 am(NZT)

Almost entire town leveled after explosives delivery truck crash in Ghana

At least 17 people were killed in a blast in western Ghana on Thursday after a motorcycle collided with a vehicle carrying explosives, according to officials.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 22 Jan 2022 | 9:34 am(NZT)

Airstrikes kill 70 and knock out internet in Yemen

• Analysis: A drone attack in Abu Dhabi could mark dangerous turning point for Middle East

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 22 Jan 2022 | 7:00 am(NZT)

British white supremacist, initially sentenced to read Austen and Dickens, imprisoned for two years

Ben John, who had been described by British police as an extremist with neo-Nazi sympathies, was originally told to read English literature before his sentence was overturned.

Source: World | 22 Jan 2022 | 6:44 am(NZT)

How far would the United States go to back Ukraine?

Talk is growing of a combined response in the event of an invasion that could mix economic pain with a higher cost for Russian President Vladimir Putin on the battlefield in the form of a U.S.-backed, pro-western Ukrainian insurgency.

Source: World | 22 Jan 2022 | 6:01 am(NZT)

Four maps that explain the Russia-Ukraine conflict

The conflict playing out between Russia and Ukraine is one marked by land borders and shaped by strategic influence.

Source: World | 22 Jan 2022 | 5:46 am(NZT)

More than 60 killed, including children, in airstrikes in Yemen

The strikes raised the death toll in a particularly violent week for the war-torn country.

Source: World | 22 Jan 2022 | 5:43 am(NZT)

Kurdish-led forces repel Islamic State prison assault; dozens of casualties

Despite their defeat in 2019, Islamic State fighters still carry out attacks in Syria and Iraq.

Source: World | 22 Jan 2022 | 5:33 am(NZT)

Mining truck explosion kills at least 13 and wounds more than 100 in Ghana

Police initially reported 17 deaths but revised the toll to 13 Friday, saying four had been mistaken for dead.

Source: World | 22 Jan 2022 | 5:13 am(NZT)

Italy needs a new president and a stable government. Mario Draghi cannot be the answer to both.

Italy on Monday is beginning the process to select a new president.

Source: World | 22 Jan 2022 | 5:12 am(NZT)

Teenage pilot Zara Rutherford becomes the youngest woman to fly solo around the world

The 19-year-old British-Belgian aviator completed her more than 32,000-mile journey when she touched down in Belgium on Thursday.

Source: World | 22 Jan 2022 | 5:09 am(NZT)

Mexican president undergoes cardiac catheterization

Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has undergone cardiac catheterization at a military hospital

Source: World | 22 Jan 2022 | 4:25 am(NZT)

Some governments have launched plans to fine the unvaccinated. Experts caution against the approach.

A growing number of governments is offering people a stark choice: Get your coronavirus vaccine or pay up.

Source: World | 22 Jan 2022 | 3:59 am(NZT)

Two Canadians are killed in shooting at Mexican beach resort

The shooting is the latest to take the life of a foreigner along Mexico’s troubled Riviera Maya.

Source: World | 22 Jan 2022 | 2:33 am(NZT)

The human toll of the Russia-Ukraine conflict since 2014

As the standoff between Russia and Ukraine intensifies, many fear a repeat of the 2014 conflict, which left death, destruction and displacement in its wake.

Source: World | 22 Jan 2022 | 1:10 am(NZT)

Major airlines say the 5G doomsday scenario is over

Airline executives breathed a sigh of relief to their investors Thursday, saying they believe the threat to their operations from the rollout of 5G technology is now behind them.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 22 Jan 2022 | 12:13 am(NZT)

In Venezuela, a soldier can be sent to prison for being gay. The courts could change that.

Venezuela’s highest court will weigh the constitutionality of an article in the military code of justice banning “sexual acts against nature.”

Source: World | 22 Jan 2022 | 12:00 am(NZT)