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Lego is building a new $1 billion factory in Vietnam

Toymaker Lego said on Wednesday it plans to build a new factory in Vietnam to keep up with rapidly growing demand for its colored plastic bricks among children across Asia.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 9 Dec 2021 | 11:06 pm(NZT)

New Zealand to ban cigarettes for future generations

No New Zealander born after 2008 will be able to buy tobacco under proposed new health laws.

Source: BBC News – Home | 9 Dec 2021 | 10:52 pm(NZT)

Downing Street party: Investigation could be widened, says Sajid Javid

The health secretary says other gatherings held last year could be included in an official investigation.

Source: BBC News – Home | 9 Dec 2021 | 10:46 pm(NZT)

Farm laws: Farmers end protest after government accepts demands

The announcement was made after hectic negotiations between farmer groups and the government.

Source: BBC News – Home | 9 Dec 2021 | 10:42 pm(NZT)

UN suspends food distribution in two towns in Ethiopia after looting

The World Food Programme (WFP) has suspended food distribution in Ethiopia’s Kombolcha and Dessie towns after looting of supplies that staff were unable to stop due to intimidation, including being held at gunpoint, the United Nations said on Wednesday.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 9 Dec 2021 | 10:36 pm(NZT)

Spurs game against Rennes called off after 13 Covid cases at club

Tottenham’s Europa Conference League match against Rennes on Thursday is off after 13 positive Covid-19 tests at the club.

Source: BBC News – Home | 9 Dec 2021 | 10:09 pm(NZT)

Hong Kong democracy activists found guilty over June 4 assembly

A Hong Kong court found three prominent pro-democracy activists guilty on Thursday of unauthorized assembly over a June 4 vigil last year to mark Beijing’s 1989 crackdown on protesters in and around Tiananmen Square.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 9 Dec 2021 | 9:08 pm(NZT)

Australian lawmakers blast Murdoch’s ‘troubling media monopoly’ in new report

An Australian Senate committee on Thursday issued a scathing indictment of media mogul Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp, calling it the country’s “clearest example of a troubling media monopoly.”

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 9 Dec 2021 | 9:02 pm(NZT)

Epstein and Maxwell pictured at Queen’s residence at Balmoral

The image of the couple at Balmoral was shown to a US court on Wednesday.

Source: BBC News – Home | 9 Dec 2021 | 9:01 pm(NZT)

Ashes: Travis Head hundred gives Australia big lead over England

England’s dismal start to the Ashes series is compounded by Travis Head’s blistering century on day two of the first Test at the Gabba.

Source: BBC News – Home | 9 Dec 2021 | 8:53 pm(NZT)

Chelsea’s Kerr booked for barging pitch invader in WCL stalemate with Juventus

Chelsea boss Emma Hayes says the pitch invader incident involving Sam Kerr during the game with Juventus is a reminder “that we have to put player protection first”.

Source: BBC News – Home | 9 Dec 2021 | 8:38 pm(NZT)

Sports Personality 2021: Can you identify these previous winners?

Can you identify these previous Sports Personality of the Year winners in our quiz?

Source: BBC News – Home | 9 Dec 2021 | 8:01 pm(NZT)

Orkney’s rare Viking sword has ‘many stories to tell’

X-rays have revealed the heavily corroded weapon found in Orkney was highly decorated.

Source: BBC News – Home | 9 Dec 2021 | 7:17 pm(NZT)

British waste dumped in Romania

A BBC investigation has uncovered British waste being illegally shipped to Romania and dumped.

Source: BBC News – Home | 9 Dec 2021 | 7:01 pm(NZT)

Ethiopia war: UN halts food aid in two towns after warehouses looted

Aid workers faced extreme intimidation and were held at gunpoint by looters, the UN says.

Source: BBC News – Home | 9 Dec 2021 | 6:19 pm(NZT)

Hong Kong: Jimmy Lai convicted for taking part in Tiananmen vigil

Jimmy Lai and other prominent activists were convicted for taking part in the unauthorised event.

Source: BBC News – Home | 9 Dec 2021 | 5:48 pm(NZT)

Global supply chain: Lego to build $1bn factory in Vietnam

It will be the toymaker’s second manufacturing plant in Asia after it opened one in China in 2016.

Source: BBC News – Home | 9 Dec 2021 | 5:30 pm(NZT)

Delhi pollution: Indoor air worse than outside, says study

India’s capital routinely tops the list of the world’s most polluted cities.

Source: BBC News – Home | 9 Dec 2021 | 4:15 pm(NZT)

Robbie Shakespeare, influential Sly and Robbie bassist, dies aged 68

The acclaimed Sly and Robbie bassist is credited with revolutionising the sound of reggae and dancehall.

Source: BBC News – Home | 9 Dec 2021 | 3:23 pm(NZT)

Africa needs China and the US to work together

The US promotes democracy and China builds infrastructure but people in Africa want both.

Source: BBC News – Home | 9 Dec 2021 | 1:23 pm(NZT)

Afghan women: Secret diaries of changing lives

Five women’s secret diary posts, sent to the BBC, reveal how deeply the Taliban takeover has affected them.

Source: BBC News – Home | 9 Dec 2021 | 1:18 pm(NZT)

Myanmar coup: The women abused and tortured in detention

Women held for protesting against a military takeover say they were sexually assaulted and tortured.

Source: BBC News – Home | 9 Dec 2021 | 1:15 pm(NZT)

Max Verstappen: Formula 1’s ‘bull fighter’ & the family that shaped him

Max Verstappen was born to be an F1 driver – both his parents were racers. But his father effectively programmed him as one, too.

Source: BBC News – Home | 9 Dec 2021 | 1:08 pm(NZT)

Barcelona’s Champions League exit: ‘A resignation from football elite’ says Spanish media

One Spanish newspaper calls it Barcelona’s “resignation from the football elite” as they are knocked out of the Champions League before Christmas.

Source: BBC News – Home | 9 Dec 2021 | 1:06 pm(NZT)

UK government advisor quits over Christmas party joke

The tearful ex-journalist apologised, saying she would “regret the remarks for the rest of my days”.

Source: BBC News – Home | 9 Dec 2021 | 12:57 pm(NZT)

Spurs game against Rennes called off after 13 Covid cases at club

Tottenham’s Europa Conference League match against Rennes on Thursday is off after 13 positive Covid-19 tests at the club.

Source: BBC News – Home | 9 Dec 2021 | 12:09 pm(NZT)

England tightens restrictions amid party row

Boris Johnson announces tougher Plan B coronavirus measures as row over No 10 Christmas party continues.

Source: BBC News – Home | 9 Dec 2021 | 11:54 am(NZT)

Capitol riot: Lawmakers to hold ex-Trump chief of staff in contempt

In response, Mark Meadows sued the 6 January committee members, alleging a civil rights violation.

Source: BBC News – Home | 9 Dec 2021 | 11:43 am(NZT)

Chelsea denied top spot in group by Zenit’s added-time equaliser

Chelsea finish second in their Champions League group after a dramatic stoppage-time equaliser for Zenit St Petersburg in Russia.

Source: BBC News – Home | 9 Dec 2021 | 11:42 am(NZT)

Brazil will have sold off dozens of airports by end of 2022, government says

Brazil is auctioning airports in what the government describes as a bid to raise investments and modernize infrastructure.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 9 Dec 2021 | 11:35 am(NZT)

Barcelona out of Champions League after defeat against Bayern

Barcelona lose to Bayern Munich to miss out on a Champions League last-16 place and drop down into the Europa League.

Source: BBC News – Home | 9 Dec 2021 | 11:23 am(NZT)

Ghislaine Maxwell: Ex-boyfriend of Maxwell accuser backs up statement

The accuser, known in court as Carolyn, alleged she had sex with Jeffrey Epstein from age 14 to 18.

Source: BBC News – Home | 9 Dec 2021 | 11:21 am(NZT)

Netherlands to buy Rembrandt Standard Bearer self-portrait

The Dutch government puts aside €150m for the 1636 work, currently owned by the Rothschild family.

Source: BBC News – Home | 9 Dec 2021 | 9:57 am(NZT)

US Navy seized Iranian petroleum products and hundreds of missiles from vessels in Arabian Sea

The US Navy seized hundreds of Iranian missiles and 1.1 million barrels of Iranian petroleum products from vessels in the Arabian Sea in what became the US government’s “largest-ever forfeiture of fuel and weapons shipments from Iran,” according to a release from the Justice Department.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 9 Dec 2021 | 9:57 am(NZT)

Elizabeth Holmes testifies she ‘never’ misled investors

Holmes’ defence team rested their case after seven days of testimony from the Theranos founder.

Source: BBC News – Home | 9 Dec 2021 | 9:47 am(NZT)

Chelsea denied top spot in group by Zenit’s added-time equaliser

Chelsea finish second in their Champions League group after a dramatic stoppage-time equaliser for Zenit St Petersburg in Russia.

Source: BBC News – Home | 9 Dec 2021 | 9:02 am(NZT)

Kean winner against Malmo sees Juventus finish ahead of Chelsea

Juventus beat Malmo to finish above Chelsea and advance into the Champions League last 16 as Group H winners.

Source: BBC News – Home | 9 Dec 2021 | 8:56 am(NZT)

UK and Canada join diplomatic boycott of China Winter Olympics

The two nations say their diplomats will not attend the games, citing Chinese human rights abuses.

Source: BBC News – Home | 9 Dec 2021 | 8:10 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 | 7:15 am(NZT)

Russia Ukraine: Sending US troops not on table – Biden

The US president says a Western response to a Russian invasion would not include boots on the ground.

Source: BBC News – Home | 9 Dec 2021 | 7:08 am(NZT)

Ex-Ryder Cup player Olesen cleared of sex assault on flight

Ryder Cup winner Thorbjorn Olesen weeps in court as he is found not guilty of sexual assault, assault by beating and being drunk on a British Airways flight.

Source: BBC News – Home | 9 Dec 2021 | 6:18 am(NZT)

Cavendish assaulted by armed men during burglary at his home

British cyclist Mark Cavendish was assaulted by four armed men during a burglary at his home on 27 November.

Source: BBC News – Home | 9 Dec 2021 | 5:53 am(NZT)

Boss says sorry for ‘blundered’ Zoom firing of 900 staff

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

Source: BBC News – Home | 9 Dec 2021 | 5:38 am(NZT)

France frees Saudi man after mistaking him for one of Jamal Khashoggi’s killers

French authorities have released a Saudi man detained on Tuesday, after mistaking him for one of the killers of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 9 Dec 2021 | 5:00 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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Moments the UK government was asked about ‘that’ party

Watch to see what the PM and ministers have said when questioned about the No 10 Christmas party.

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

For the first time in 16 years, Germany has a new chancellor

Olaf Scholz has been sworn in as Germany’s new Chancellor on Wednesday, bringing to an end Angela Merkel’s four terms at the helm of Europe’s largest economy.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 9 Dec 2021 | 12:28 am(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)

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)

 

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