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Covid: New variant classed 'of concern' and named Omicron

More nations are restricting travel to southern Africa to try to slow the spread of a new variant.

Source: BBC News - Home | 27 Nov 2021 | 5:54 pm(NZT)

Covid: US joins EU in restricting flights from southern Africa over new coronavirus variant

Flights from eight African nations to be blocked as new variant is classified as being "of concern".

Source: BBC News - Home | 27 Nov 2021 | 5:19 pm(NZT)

Musical theatre icon Stephen Sondheim dies at 91

The US composer and lyricist reshaped America's musical theatre in a career spanning over 60 years.

Source: BBC News - Home | 27 Nov 2021 | 2:50 pm(NZT)

NFHS: Does India really have more women than men?

An Indian government survey says so - but the numbers don't add up.

Source: BBC News - Home | 27 Nov 2021 | 1:59 pm(NZT)

Covid: Conspiracy and untruths drive Europe's Covid protests

Amid some legitimate concerns, misinformation and extreme views are radicalising people to violent protest.

Source: BBC News - Home | 27 Nov 2021 | 1:56 pm(NZT)

Kenya tree felling sparks anger over Nairobi's new highway

Some 4,000 young and mature trees face being cut down to make way for a Chinese-financed project.

Source: BBC News - Home | 27 Nov 2021 | 1:53 pm(NZT)

Winter Olympics 2022: Testing times in the Chongli mountains

Beijing is pushing ahead with Winter Olympics test events, despite Covid and human rights allegations.

Source: BBC News - Home | 27 Nov 2021 | 1:49 pm(NZT)

Russia-Ukraine border: Why Moscow is stoking tensions

The Kremlin is sending the West a message, but how big a risk is there of conflict?

Source: BBC News - Home | 27 Nov 2021 | 1:44 pm(NZT)

Week in pictures: 20-26 November 2021

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

Source: BBC News - Home | 27 Nov 2021 | 1:33 pm(NZT)

Ros Atkins on... Migrants crossing English Channel to UK

This week at least 27 migrants died while trying to make the journey, the deadliest crossing on record.

Source: BBC News - Home | 27 Nov 2021 | 1:29 pm(NZT)

Covid: Swiss vote on ending restrictions while cases surge

Sunday's referendum is held in a country with one of the lowest vaccination rates in Western Europe.

Source: BBC News - Home | 27 Nov 2021 | 1:28 pm(NZT)

Channel disaster: Kurdish woman is first victim identified

Maryam Nuri Mohamed Amin was a 24-year-old Kurdish woman from northern Iraq.

Source: BBC News - Home | 27 Nov 2021 | 12:46 pm(NZT)

Djokovic helps Serbia to Davis Cup victory over Austria

World number one Novak Djokovic needs just one hour to see off Dennis Novak and help Serbia beat Austria on the second day of the Davis Cup.

Source: BBC News - Home | 27 Nov 2021 | 12:16 pm(NZT)

Dressing-room culture review part of ECB's new anti-discrimination plan

A full review of dressing-room culture is part of a wide-ranging action plan to tackle discrimination and racism in cricket in England and Wales.

Source: BBC News - Home | 27 Nov 2021 | 12:13 pm(NZT)

Obituary: Stephen Sondheim

The composer and lyricist was a giant of musical theatre with a knack for adapting unlikely subjects.

Source: BBC News - Home | 27 Nov 2021 | 12:02 pm(NZT)

'Now I want to go lift the trophy at the end' - Walker on his double dream and Guardiola influence

Manchester City full-back Kyle Walker says playing under Pep Guardiola has helped him to understand football better.

Source: BBC News - Home | 27 Nov 2021 | 10:24 am(NZT)

UK PM under pressure to act on migrant sea crossings

Lives remain at risk, but as the crisis persists, the greater the political risks for the PM too.

Source: BBC News - Home | 27 Nov 2021 | 9:22 am(NZT)

Malawi defends decision to ask Mike Tyson to be its cannabis ambassador

The government of Malawi has defended its decision to invite the former heavyweight champion boxer Mike Tyson to become the country's official cannabis ambassador following a backlash over his conviction for rape in the 1990s.

Source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - World | 27 Nov 2021 | 7:40 am(NZT)

Wales host Austria & Scotland face Ukraine in World Cup play-off semi-finals

Wales have been drawn against Austria while Scotland host Ukraine in the play-off semi-finals for the 2022 Qatar World Cup.

Source: BBC News - Home | 27 Nov 2021 | 6:45 am(NZT)

Adele: 30 becomes 2021's fastest-selling album despite sales drop

The singer lands a number one album with 30, while lead single Easy On Me dominates singles chart.

Source: BBC News - Home | 27 Nov 2021 | 6:44 am(NZT)

Premier League chief supports 'principle' of regulator but warns of 'unintended consequences'

Chief executive Richard Masters says the Premier League supports the idea of an independent regulator for English football, but warns that it could damage the game if implemented incorrectly.

Source: BBC News - Home | 27 Nov 2021 | 6:17 am(NZT)

The pilot who helped 1,000 Afghan refugees flee to the US

• 'Afghan Girl' from National Geographic magazine cover granted refugee status in Italy

Source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - World | 27 Nov 2021 | 6:13 am(NZT)

Priti Patel, Britain's hardline home secretary, exposes the fault lines of a divided country

Priti Patel, Britain's hardline home secretary, is under renewed scrutiny following the deaths of dozens of people in the English Channel -- one of the worst tragedies affecting migrants bound for Britain in recent memory.

Source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - World | 26 Nov 2021 | 11:26 pm(NZT)

A murder suspect fled to China from Taiwan. Now he's stuck in Covid quarantine

China's stringent zero-Covid policy has allowed authorities to catch thousands of imported coronavirus cases. But, occasionally, it might help catch a fugitive too.

Source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - World | 26 Nov 2021 | 8:52 pm(NZT)

Country where 54 percent of adults drink alcohol once a week may run out of liquor for Christmas

Shops in the United Kingdom could run short of wine and liquor ahead of Christmas because there aren't enough drivers to make deliveries.

Source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - World | 26 Nov 2021 | 6:55 am(NZT)

Germany is giving nearly two million workers a 25% pay rise

Almost 2 million workers in Europe's biggest economy are set for a big pay rise.

Source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - World | 26 Nov 2021 | 2:11 am(NZT)

US adds a dozen Chinese companies to its trade blacklist

The Biden administration is piling more pressure on Chinese companies it claims could undermine US national security.

Source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - World | 25 Nov 2021 | 11:54 pm(NZT)

Airbus A340 plane lands on Antarctica for first time

For the first time in history, an Airbus A340 plane has landed on Antarctica.

Source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - World | 24 Nov 2021 | 9:04 pm(NZT)

It's beginning to look a lot like .... lockdown

Austria has introduced unprecedented new Covid measures, Ireland's under a midnight curfew, but India has reopened to vaccinated tourists.

Source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - World | 23 Nov 2021 | 5:39 am(NZT)

'Euphoria' makeup artist reveals change lies ahead for characters next season

In most industries, getting your work noticed is the first step towards success. But for screen makeup artist Doniella Davy -- who goes by Donni for short -- the goal was for her hand to remain hidden.

Source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - World | 18 Nov 2021 | 2:53 am(NZT)

Museum casts fresh doubt over the authenticity of $450M 'Salvator Mundi'

The "Salvator Mundi," which sold for $450 million at Christie's auction house as a fully authenticated Leonardo da Vinci, has been downgraded by curators at the Prado national museum in Madrid, Spain. It was bought in November 2017 by the Saudi culture minister, Prince Badr bin Abdullah, apparently for the Louvre Abu Dhabi.

Source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - World | 16 Nov 2021 | 11:51 pm(NZT)

Billionaire couple sells off $676M of art in divorce settlement

Nearly three years after the high-profile divorce proceedings of New York real estate developer Harry Macklowe and his wife, Linda, a portion of their art collection has smashed estimates to sell for over $676 million.

Source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - World | 16 Nov 2021 | 5:23 pm(NZT)

‘It is not enough’: World leaders react to COP26 climate agreement

Many call on countries to move faster to curb greenhouse gas emissions and help nations damaged by climate change, after last-minute moves weakened Glasgow’s final deal.

Source: World | 15 Nov 2021 | 5:32 am(NZT)

Cuban government, dissidents head toward Monday confrontation

Biden administration says ‘circumstances have changed’ in Cuba as it tries to fashion a new policy toward the island.

Source: World | 15 Nov 2021 | 5:20 am(NZT)

A weatherman’s BBC News theme remix was a lockdown hit. He just raised $3M in a 24-hour drumathon.

An ensemble of 50 drummers joined Owain Wyn Evans to raise money for BBC Children in Need.

Source: World | 15 Nov 2021 | 5:01 am(NZT)

How a Cairo bookshop beat the odds to write its own story

Detractors said Diwan Bookstore was bound to fail. But it transformed Egypt’s literary scene.

Source: World | 15 Nov 2021 | 1:00 am(NZT)

Queen Elizabeth II sprains her back, will miss first scheduled public appearance since hospitalization

The Remembrance Sunday service was expected to be the queen's first public appearance since spending the night in hospital last month.

Source: World | 15 Nov 2021 | 12:00 am(NZT)

With Irn-Bru and climate-funding pledges, Scotland’s leader made a role for herself at COP26

Nicola Sturgeon was keen to remind people that Scotland is a semiautonomous nation — and would like to be independent.

Source: World | 14 Nov 2021 | 11:00 pm(NZT)

One dead, three arrested after car explodes outside hospital in Liverpool

Police said the men were arrested under the country's terrorism act, though they have not yet provided any evidence or further details about the explosion.

Source: World | 14 Nov 2021 | 10:11 pm(NZT)

Goodbye, city life. Green acres in Japan beckon as pandemic shifts priorities.

Young Japanese residents are rethinking their priorities. Expensive and stressful Tokyo is not among them.

Source: World | 14 Nov 2021 | 10:00 pm(NZT)

Cuba harasses, detains activists on eve of planned protest

Several government critics reported that security forces were preventing them from leaving their homes.

Source: World | 14 Nov 2021 | 9:52 pm(NZT)

Israel approves coronavirus vaccines for younger children

Israel has approved giving the COVID-19 vaccine to children between the ages of 5 and 11

Source: World | 14 Nov 2021 | 9:37 pm(NZT)

Gadhafi's son announces candidacy for president of Libya

Libya’s election agency says the son and one-time heir apparent of late Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi has announced his candidacy for the country’s presidential election next month

Source: World | 14 Nov 2021 | 8:54 pm(NZT)

Man sets himself on fire to protest court verdict in Iran

A 65-year-old man has died after he set himself on fire in central province of Markazi when a court issued a verdict against him in dispute with his employer

Source: World | 14 Nov 2021 | 8:39 pm(NZT)

Gaddafi’s son to run for president of Libya as December election looms

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi is wanted by the International Criminal Court.

Source: World | 14 Nov 2021 | 8:35 pm(NZT)

Ten years after South Sudan’s independence, millions remain displaced and foreign interest fades

Frustrated by the lack of progress in a country where two-thirds of residents rely on humanitarian aid, the international community is reassessing how much help it can give South Sudan.

Source: World | 14 Nov 2021 | 8:31 pm(NZT)

Egypt announces clinical trials of its own COVID-19 vaccine

Egypt’s national research body says it will start clinical trials for a domestically made coronavirus vaccine

Source: World | 14 Nov 2021 | 8:24 pm(NZT)

Argentine midterms could make president a ‘lame duck’

Argentines angry at high inflation and rising poverty could strip President Alberto Fernández’s coalition of its control of the Senate in mid-term elections that will impact his final two years in office

Source: World | 14 Nov 2021 | 8:08 pm(NZT)

At center of Europe’s migrant crisis, tales of how Belarus clears the way — and punishes ‘pawns’ sent back

Migrants describe how Belarusian forces shuttle migrants up and down the 250-mile border with Poland to find the best places to cross.

Source: World | 14 Nov 2021 | 6:02 am(NZT)

World leaders reach climate agreement at U.N. summit following two weeks of negotiations

Source: World | 14 Nov 2021 | 3:00 am(NZT)

Historians found a WWI bunker ‘frozen in time’ in the Alps. Climate change makes it a bittersweet discovery.

The intact cavern contains munitions, books, cigarette holders and animal bones, and it was once teeming with Austro-Hungarian troops.

Source: World | 14 Nov 2021 | 2:57 am(NZT)

After going dark on the climate stage, United States reclaims the leadership role at COP26

The American delegation at the world summit in Glasgow was in full force.

Source: World | 14 Nov 2021 | 1:00 am(NZT)

Provocative art exhibition opens in Italy amid Chinese embassy protests

At a museum in Brescia, northern Italy, Shanghai-born artist Badiucao is making final adjustments to an exhibition that has enraged Chinese officials.

Source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - World | 13 Nov 2021 | 1:37 am(NZT)

Plans unveiled for high-tech '10-minute city' in Seoul

The idea of a "15-minute city," in which residents can all reach work and leisure facilities within a quarter-hour walk -- or cycle -- of their homes, has gained significant traction among urban planners during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - World | 11 Nov 2021 | 2:02 pm(NZT)

US cities are losing 36 million trees a year. Here's why it matters

If you're looking for a reason to care about tree loss, the nation's latest heat wave might be it. Trees can lower summer daytime temperatures by as much as 10 degrees Fahrenheit, according to a recent study.

Source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - World | 19 Sep 2019 | 4:44 am(NZT)

Miami's Little Haiti wasn't a target for developers. Until the seas started to rise

Source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - World | 13 Jul 2019 | 3:14 am(NZT)

How rich people could help save the planet from the climate crisis

Rich people don't just have bigger bank balances and more lavish lifestyles than the rest of us -- they also have bigger carbon footprints.

Source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - World | 12 Jul 2019 | 9:20 pm(NZT)

This was once the most glamorous way to travel

In March 1969, just months before Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, Concorde made its maiden flight. The supersonic plane embodied a vision of the future as daring as that of Apollo 11 -- but far better looking.

Source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - World | 21 Sep 2018 | 8:32 pm(NZT)

'The future is bleak.' Why more Brits are turning to food banks

Source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - World | (NZT)

Attacked, rejected and harassed: Asians around the world speak out on workplace discrimination

Source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - World | (NZT)


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