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Biden’s summit: What’s democracy got to do with it?

For all its good intentions, President Biden's democracy summit this week has become a magnet for global criticism.

Source: World | 9 Dec 2021 | 6:01 am(NZT)

Study: Guatemala's tortilla industry depends on girls' labor

For millions of Guatemalan families hand-made corn tortillas are indispensable with every meal, but many of those tortillas pass through the hands of girls and young women trapped in poverty

Source: World | 9 Dec 2021 | 5:15 am(NZT)

Women seek diverse paths to leadership in Islamic spaces

From religious courts to spiritual care to Islamic scholarship, Muslim women have been carving out spaces for themselves and paving the way for others to follow in their footsteps

Source: World | 9 Dec 2021 | 5:14 am(NZT)

Boris Johnson's aides joked about Christmas party in Downing Street while London was in lockdown

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is facing fierce criticism after a leaked video recording obtained by CNN affiliate ITV News shows senior Downing Street staff joking about when Johnson allegedly threw a Christmas party for his staff during last year's lockdown.

Source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - World | 9 Dec 2021 | 5:14 am(NZT)

Barred from priesthood, some Catholic women find other roles

Women aspiring to leadership in the Catholic church have long come to terms with the glass ceiling that exists in the male-dominated institution

Source: World | 9 Dec 2021 | 5:11 am(NZT)



Jamal Khashoggi: France releases Saudi man held over journalist's murder

A man with the same name as a suspect in the killing was arrested at a Paris airport on Tuesday.

Source: BBC News - Home | 9 Dec 2021 | 4:55 am(NZT)

India's top military chief among 13 killed in air force helicopter crash

India's top military official was killed Wednesday when an Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopter carrying 14 people crashed in southern India, the IAF confirmed, with only one survivor.

Source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - World | 9 Dec 2021 | 4:39 am(NZT)

Covid: Pfizer says booster shot promising against Omicron

The company says a third dose of its vaccine could improve protection against the new variant.

Source: BBC News - Home | 9 Dec 2021 | 4:39 am(NZT)

'We are a bit scared' - Conte as Spurs return 13 positive Covid tests including eight players

Tottenham manager Antonio Conte says that eight players and five members of staff have tested positive for Covid-19 at the club.

Source: BBC News - Home | 9 Dec 2021 | 4:38 am(NZT)

Man lynched in Pakistan buried in native Sri Lanka

The body of a Sri Lankan factory manager who was tortured and set on fire by a mob in Pakistan for alleged blasphemy has been buried in his native village with state honors

Source: World | 9 Dec 2021 | 4:32 am(NZT)

Pele: Brazil legend back in hospital for treatment on colon tumour

Brazil legend Pele is in hospital to have treatment for a colon tumour.

Source: BBC News - Home | 9 Dec 2021 | 4:32 am(NZT)

Germany's Olaf Scholz takes over from Merkel as chancellor

Olaf Scholz is sworn in as chancellor, leading a three-party coalition after 16 years of Merkel rule.

Source: BBC News - Home | 9 Dec 2021 | 4:31 am(NZT)

Father's Nazi past haunts Chilean presidential frontrunner

A recently revealed identification card shows that the German-born father of Chilean presidential candidate José Antonio Kast belonged to  Adolf Hitler’s Nazi party

Source: World | 9 Dec 2021 | 4:26 am(NZT)

China is the world’s 'biggest captor of journalists’ with 127 detained, report says

Researchers said Chinese authorities have used the coronavirus pandemic as “an excuse for increased repression.”

Source: World | 9 Dec 2021 | 4:19 am(NZT)

Bipin Rawat: India's top general dies in helicopter crash

General Bipin Rawat was killed alongside his wife and 11 others in the crash in Tamil Nadu.

Source: BBC News - Home | 9 Dec 2021 | 4:15 am(NZT)

Germany records highest number of daily Covid-19 deaths since February

Germany recorded its highest number of daily deaths from Covid-19 since February on Wednesday, as it struggles to bring a fourth wave of the pandemic under control.

Source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - World | 9 Dec 2021 | 4:12 am(NZT)

Europe's largest travel company says Omicron is hurting winter bookings

TUI says a surge in Covid-19 infections and the Omicron variant is taking its toll on winter holiday bookings.

Source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - World | 9 Dec 2021 | 4:05 am(NZT)

Boss says sorry for 'blundered' mass Zoom firing

Vishal Garg says he "is deeply sorry" for sacking 900 staff in an online meeting.

Source: BBC News - Home | 9 Dec 2021 | 4:04 am(NZT)



Boris Johnson’s staff denied there was a 2020 Christmas party — except they joked about it on camera

The scandal emerges as the country faces new coronavirus restrictions to curb the omicron variant.

Source: World | 9 Dec 2021 | 3:53 am(NZT)

Sanna Marin: Finland's PM sorry for clubbing after Covid contact

Sanna Marin went on a night out on Saturday, hours after her foreign minister had tested positive.

Source: BBC News - Home | 9 Dec 2021 | 3:50 am(NZT)

UK joins diplomatic boycott of China Winter Olympics

Prime Minister Boris Johnson says no ministers will attend the games, citing human rights abuses.

Source: BBC News - Home | 9 Dec 2021 | 3:45 am(NZT)

French authorities release man held as suspect in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, citing an identity mix-up

The announcement came almost 30 hours after French authorities detained a suspect at Charles De Gaulle Airport in Paris.

Source: World | 9 Dec 2021 | 2:55 am(NZT)

Bipin Rawat: India's 'inspiring commander' who died in helicopter crash

General Bipin Rawat, who died in a helicopter crash, had a decorated and sometimes controversial career.

Source: BBC News - Home | 9 Dec 2021 | 2:14 am(NZT)

India military chief dies in helicopter crash that kills 13

India's NDTV news channel reported at least 13 people dead without disclosing the victims’ identities.

Source: World | 9 Dec 2021 | 1:46 am(NZT)

Palestinian girl stabs Israeli woman in Jerusalem in new wave of lone wolf attacks

The Israeli woman was stabbed from behind as she was walking with her children near the neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah.

Source: World | 9 Dec 2021 | 1:30 am(NZT)

Robert E Lee: Confederate general statue to be turned into art

The statue was at the centre of a white nationalist rally in 2017, which led to the death of a woman.

Source: BBC News - Home | 9 Dec 2021 | 1:25 am(NZT)

Mercedes ends sponsorship deal with firm linked to Grenfell Tower disaster

Mercedes' sponsorship deal with Kingspan, a firm that made insulation material involved in the Grenfell Tower disaster, is ended a week after its announcement.

Source: BBC News - Home | 9 Dec 2021 | 1:21 am(NZT)

Morocco sex for grades: Hassan I University lecturers in court

They are charged with incitement to debauchery, gender discrimination and violence against women.

Source: BBC News - Home | 9 Dec 2021 | 1:09 am(NZT)



‘Discriminatory’ coronavirus rules leave expats frustrated while sparking diplomatic disputes

Unequal vaccination and testing requirements, targeted quarantines and broad travel bans have led to accusations of xenophobia as governments struggle to protect citizens from the pandemic.

Source: World | 9 Dec 2021 | 12:35 am(NZT)

Moments the UK government was asked about 'that' party

Boris Johnson and Dominic Raab are among the politicians questioned about the No 10 Christmas party.

Source: BBC News - Home | 9 Dec 2021 | 12:31 am(NZT)

Germany’s new chancellor, Olaf Scholz, takes over as Angela Merkel’s long goodbye has its last act

After 16 years, Merkel steps down and center-left politician Scholz becomes one of Europe’s most powerful leaders.

Source: World | 9 Dec 2021 | 12:07 am(NZT)

Homegrown film on Haiti’s challenges stirs national pride

In a difficult year, "Freda," about the everyday struggles of a Haitian woman and her circle, is a breath of "fresh air."

Source: World | 9 Dec 2021 | 12:00 am(NZT)

Hamilton v Verstappen - the key moments of a thrilling season

BBC Sport looks back on the key moments of a memorable F1 season as Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen prepare for a thrilling finale.

Source: BBC News - Home | 8 Dec 2021 | 11:31 pm(NZT)

Nick Cannon: Comedian announces death of five-month-old son Zen

The American's five-month-old son Zen died after having had a brain tumour, he said on his show.

Source: BBC News - Home | 8 Dec 2021 | 11:18 pm(NZT)

Japanese billionaire launches into space, plans cash giveaways and a zero-gravity haircut

Yusaku Maezawa, 46, who is flying on a Russian spacecraft, joins a small group of wealthy entrepreneurs who are also private space travelers.

Source: World | 8 Dec 2021 | 11:09 pm(NZT)

They fled hundreds of miles to escape war in Ethiopia. But they fear it wasn’t far enough.

The abduction of a Nairobi businessman in late November led to escalating concern in the Tigrayan community.

Source: World | 8 Dec 2021 | 11:00 pm(NZT)

Japanese billionaire blasts off to play golf in space

Yusaku Maezawa will spend 12 days at the International Space Station before returning to Earth.

Source: BBC News - Home | 8 Dec 2021 | 10:57 pm(NZT)

What you need to know about Olaf Scholz, the new German chancellor

The 63-year-old Scholz is sometimes lampooned for his dry public persona, but he also wins praise as a steady hand.

Source: World | 8 Dec 2021 | 10:37 pm(NZT)



Olaf Scholz: Who is Germany's new chancellor?

The centre-left leader was vice-chancellor and succeeds Angela Merkel after securing a coalition deal.

Source: BBC News - Home | 8 Dec 2021 | 10:21 pm(NZT)

Leaked letter suggests Boris Johnson backed dog and cat airlift from Kabul as Afghans sought refuge

“The prime minister’s fingers are all over this, aren’t they?" said an opposition lawmaker who read out the letter from a top Johnson aide in Parliament.

Source: World | 8 Dec 2021 | 10:16 pm(NZT)

Woeful England blown away on day one of Ashes series

England's Ashes campaign begins in depressingly familiar fashion as the tourists are skittled for just 147 by Australia on the opening day of the series.

Source: BBC News - Home | 8 Dec 2021 | 8:48 pm(NZT)

Malaysia court upholds guilty verdict for former PM Najib's 1MDB conviction

A Malaysian court on Wednesday upheld former Prime Minister Najib Razak's guilty verdict on corruption charges over a multi-billion dollar scandal at state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), dealing a blow to his hopes of a political comeback.

Source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - World | 8 Dec 2021 | 7:14 pm(NZT)

Fish ‘whoops and growls’ recorded on restored reef

Recordings of fish 'whooping, croaking and growling' reveal reef coming back to life, scientists say.

Source: BBC News - Home | 8 Dec 2021 | 6:00 pm(NZT)

哈萨克斯坦与乌兹别克斯坦签署《同盟关系宣言》

  中新网努尔苏丹12月7日电 当地时间6日,哈萨克斯坦总统托卡耶夫与乌兹别克斯坦总统米尔济约耶夫在哈首都努尔苏丹签署《同盟关系宣言》。

Source: 中新网国际新闻 | 8 Dec 2021 | 8:37 am(NZT)

南非新冠肺炎检测呈阳性率达26.4%

  (抗击新冠肺炎)南非新冠肺炎检测呈阳性率达26.4%

Source: 中新网国际新闻 | 8 Dec 2021 | 8:03 am(NZT)

偷袭珍珠港纪念日当天 近百名日本议员参拜靖国神社

  中新网12月7日电 据日本共同社报道,当地时间7日上午,日本跨党派国会议员团体“大家一起参拜靖国神社”成员集体参拜了靖国神社。而当天正是日本偷袭珍珠港80周年纪念日。

Source: 中新网国际新闻 | 8 Dec 2021 | 8:02 am(NZT)

一款3D打印安乐死胶囊仓即将在瑞士上市 死亡过程30秒

  中新网12月7日电 据“瑞士资讯”网报道,近日,一款名为“Sarco”的3D打印安乐死胶囊舱在瑞士通过法律审核,计划于2022年在瑞士上市。

Source: 中新网国际新闻 | 8 Dec 2021 | 7:28 am(NZT)

就任日本自民党干事长一个月 他被看好为首相接班人?

  中新网12月7日电 据日本共同社6日报道,日本自民党干事长茂木敏充就任已满一个月,自民党内对他的积极评价接连出现,一名该党高层称,看到他有成为日本首相岸田文雄接班人的可能性。不过,2022年的日本参议院选举将成为他的一大考验。

Source: 中新网国际新闻 | 8 Dec 2021 | 7:26 am(NZT)



希腊雅典确诊两例奥密克戎病例 成年人可免费领新冠检测盒

  中新网12月7日电 据希腊《中希时报》报道,当地时间6日,希腊首都雅典发现2例新冠病毒变异株“奥密克戎”的感染者,该国“奥密克戎”感染者人数已增至3人。

Source: 中新网国际新闻 | 8 Dec 2021 | 7:10 am(NZT)

多国智库专家质疑“民主峰会”:脱离实际 难有成效

  中新社北京12月7日电 综合消息:本月9日至10日,美国将通过视频形式举办所谓“民主峰会”。近期,多位国际问题专家学者就此撰文,多方面质疑“民主峰会”举办目的,称其脱离实际、难有成效。

Source: 中新网国际新闻 | 8 Dec 2021 | 6:54 am(NZT)

美总统拜登:处方药价格在这个国家“贵到离谱”!

  中新网12月7日电 据美国中文网报道,美国总统拜登6日就药价发表讲话,他称美国的处方药价格已极其高昂,并称其开支法案将有助于降低药价,呼吁国会参院尽快通过。

Source: 中新网国际新闻 | 8 Dec 2021 | 5:31 am(NZT)

美国应该好好给自己补一补民主课(钟声)

  掀开美式民主的“光鲜外衣”,“三宗罪”历历在目:一是自身民主制度千疮百孔;二是国内民主乱象频生;三是肆意对外输出民主贻害无穷

Source: 中新网国际新闻 | 8 Dec 2021 | 5:29 am(NZT)

《十问美国民主》发布 中外人士认为美国应正视自身民主问题

  《十问美国民主》研究报告揭开美国民主真实面目,出席发布会的中外人士认为——

Source: 中新网国际新闻 | 8 Dec 2021 | 5:27 am(NZT)

多国专家质疑“民主峰会”:只能挑起世界的分裂和对立

  中新社北京12月7日电 综合消息:针对美国将要举办所谓“民主峰会”一事,多国专家近日纷纷表示,美国的“民主峰会”是有选择性的,是按照美式价值观进行的一次政治审查,只能挑起世界的分裂和对立。

Source: 中新网国际新闻 | 8 Dec 2021 | 5:26 am(NZT)

加拿大总理接受驻华大使鲍达民辞呈

  中新社多伦多12月6日电 (记者 余瑞冬)加拿大总理特鲁多12月6日发出声明表示,他已经接受加拿大驻华大使鲍达民(Dominic Barton)的辞呈。

Source: 中新网国际新闻 | 8 Dec 2021 | 5:26 am(NZT)

环球视线丨《十问美国民主》报告揭美国民主虚伪面具

  中国人民大学重阳金融研究院12月6日发布《十问美国民主》研究报告,报告从哪十个方面用事实揭露了美式民主的真实面目?为什么说在美国能做主的并不是人民,而是“一国六主,实无民主”?又为什么说美国民主对内沦为少数人谋取私利的工具,对外成了美国维护霸权、干涉他国内政、破坏国际秩序的幌子和借口?美国民众对自己的民主发出了怎样的质疑?美国高举民主幌子的霸权行为遭到了国际社会怎样的批评?“环球视线”邀请研究报告发布者进行深入解读。

Source: 中新网国际新闻 | 8 Dec 2021 | 5:24 am(NZT)

俄驻美国休斯顿总领馆仅剩2名外交官 包括总领事本人

  中新网12月7日电 据俄罗斯卫星网报道,俄罗斯驻美国休斯顿总领事馆目前只有两名外交官,包括总领事本人,但总领事亚历山大·扎哈罗夫6日表示,与美国的签证谈判的进展将允许更多的工作人员抵达。

Source: 中新网国际新闻 | 8 Dec 2021 | 5:24 am(NZT)

国际锐评|向金钱臣服的“美式民主”怎会是真民主?

  “美国是一个富豪统治的国家,而不是一个民主国家。”新加坡国立大学亚洲研究所卓越院士马凯硕近日在接受采访时做出这样的评价。事实上,在美国,“民主”服务富豪、金钱俘获权力,早已不是什么秘密。正如中国一家智库6日发布的《十问美国民主》报告所指出,美国在“民主”的名义下,体现自己意志的却是“钱主”。

Source: 中新网国际新闻 | 8 Dec 2021 | 5:21 am(NZT)



中外学者:美方举办“民主峰会”极具讽刺意味

  中外学者:美方举办“民主峰会”极具讽刺意味 现有的民主衡量方式亟须完善

Source: 中新网国际新闻 | 8 Dec 2021 | 5:05 am(NZT)

“我们应积极倡导全人类共同价值”

  12月4日,“民主:全人类共同价值”国际论坛在北京开幕。120多个国家和地区、20多个国际组织的500余名嘉宾线上线下参会。与会嘉宾认为,民主的实现形式是多种多样的,没有放之四海而皆准的唯一模式。各国应在相互尊重、平等相待基础上就民主问题开展交流对话,共同为全人类进步作出贡献。

Source: 中新网国际新闻 | 8 Dec 2021 | 5:03 am(NZT)

美军在叙利亚发动空袭又击中6名平民!一名10岁男孩头部受重伤

  中新网12月7日电 据多家美媒6日报道,当地时间3日,美军在叙利亚发动了一次针对基地组织头目的空袭,导弹发出后击中6名平民,其中一名10岁儿童伤势严重。

Source: 中新网国际新闻 | 8 Dec 2021 | 4:59 am(NZT)

美国,如此“民主”

  中新网北京12月7日电(蒋鲤) 民主理念同今天的美国已经貌合神离。从金钱政治到精英统治,从政治极化到制度失灵,美式民主已身染沉疴。国会山的枪声与闹剧彻底揭开美式民主的华丽外衣;黑人弗洛伊德之死揭露了美国社会长期存在的系统性种族歧视;新冠疫情持续失控,经济发展红利分配不均,普通民众收入长期停滞。美式民主难以有效维护公序良俗,无法充分提供公共福祉。世界需要对美国的民主情况作深入检视,美国自己也需要好好反躬自省。

Source: 中新网国际新闻 | 8 Dec 2021 | 4:51 am(NZT)

德国新政府内阁名单出炉 “网红”公卫专家将任卫生部长

  德国新政府内阁名单出炉 “网红”公卫专家将出任卫生部长

Source: 中新网国际新闻 | 8 Dec 2021 | 4:47 am(NZT)

American productivity fell by the largest amount since 1960

US labor market productivity tanked in the third quarter. Paychecks grew and the number of hours worked jumped, but workers' output increased only at a moderate pace.

Source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - World | 8 Dec 2021 | 4:46 am(NZT)

How to practice religion could be a big question for some space tourists

For centuries, a setting sun has signaled the end of fasting rituals on holidays such as Ramadan and Yom Kippur, a cue to tuck into a delicious meal after a full day of deprivation. But what if the sun's clockwork were to suddenly change, as it does for astronauts riding aboard the International Space Station, which whips around the Earth at 17,000 miles per hour, giving passengers 16 sunrises and sunsets each day?

Source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - World | 8 Dec 2021 | 4:22 am(NZT)

In militants’ hands, drones emerge as a deadly new wild card in the Middle East

Since the U.S. killing of a key Iranian general two years ago, Iran-backed militias have acquired scores of attack drones — along with a growing willingness to use them.

Source: World | 8 Dec 2021 | 12:23 am(NZT)

John Paul I was pope for just 33 days. The story of his death is still evolving.

His legacy has been shaped by mystery, conspiracy theories and attempts to correct the record.

Source: World | 7 Dec 2021 | 11:51 pm(NZT)

'Biblical' flooding in South Sudan displaces hundreds of thousands

The climate crisis has triggered 'biblical' flooding in South Sudan displacing hundreds of thousands of residents. CNN's Clarissa Ward reports.

Source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - World | 7 Dec 2021 | 12:35 pm(NZT)

World's second tallest building tops out in Malaysia

The spire of a soaring 118-story skyscraper has topped out at over 2,227 feet above Malaysia's capital, Kuala Lumpur.

Source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - World | 3 Dec 2021 | 10:16 pm(NZT)

They bought a cheap house in Italy. Here's what they learned

Buying a cheap property in Italy is an attractive prospect for many travelers, particularly with the ever-growing number of towns offering up homes for next to nothing through regeneration schemes.

Source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - World | 3 Dec 2021 | 1:38 pm(NZT)

Virgil Abloh, artistic director for Louis Vuitton and Off-White founder, dies of cancer at 41

Virgil Abloh, the acclaimed menswear designer for Louis Vuitton and founder and CEO of Off-White, died Sunday of cancer, according to a post from his verified Instagram account. He was 41.

Source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - World | 30 Nov 2021 | 2:17 am(NZT)

The photographer who captured high society at play

Slim Aarons built a career documenting the lives of the rich and beautiful.

Source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - World | 23 Nov 2021 | 3:32 pm(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)

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)

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

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

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

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