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UK PM’s press chief spoke at 2020 Christmas party

Jack Doyle gave a speech and handed out awards at the gathering on 18 December, it is understood.

Source: BBC News – Home | 10 Dec 2021 | 11:20 pm(NZT)

England fightback ‘vitally important’ for Ashes series – Malan

England’s second-innings fightback in the first Ashes Test was “vitally important” to show they can compete in the five-match series, says Dawid Malan.

Source: BBC News – Home | 10 Dec 2021 | 11:15 pm(NZT)

SenseTime’s public debut may be spoiled by US-China tensions

SenseTime’s big public debut may be hitting a snag because of brewing tensions between the United States and China.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 10 Dec 2021 | 10:49 pm(NZT)

Taylor Swift to face trial in Shake It Off copyright case

The phrase “haters gonna hate” is at the centre of the case, which had previously been dismissed.

Source: BBC News – Home | 10 Dec 2021 | 10:33 pm(NZT)

LeBron James scores 100th triple-double but LA Lakers lose to Memphis Grizzlies

LeBron James registers the 100th triple-double of his career but he could not stop his Los Angeles Lakers side losing 108-95 to the Memphis Grizzlies.

Source: BBC News – Home | 10 Dec 2021 | 9:19 pm(NZT)

Demaryius Thomas: Denver Broncos pay tribute after death of “beloved” wide receiver

Tributes are being paid in memory of Denver’s Super Bowl winner Demaryius Thomas who has died at the age of 33.

Source: BBC News – Home | 10 Dec 2021 | 9:12 pm(NZT)

India pays tribute to helicopter crash victims ahead of funerals with military honors

India was mourning the victims of a helicopter crash that killed 13 people including the country’s top military official, as their funerals got underway on Friday.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 10 Dec 2021 | 9:08 pm(NZT)

Russia Ukraine: Putin compares Donbas war zone to genocide

Russia’s leader ramps up his rhetoric as the US and Ukrainian presidents discuss border tensions.

Source: BBC News – Home | 10 Dec 2021 | 9:05 pm(NZT)

Larry Hoover: Kanye and Drake set aside feud for prisoner concert

The former friends stage a concert in a bid to free Larry Hoover, who’s been in jail for decades.

Source: BBC News – Home | 10 Dec 2021 | 9:04 pm(NZT)

Mexico truck crash: At least 54 people killed as trailer overturns

More than 100 were injured when a trailer carrying Central American migrants overturned.

Source: BBC News – Home | 10 Dec 2021 | 8:51 pm(NZT)

Ashes: Joe Root & Dawid Malan give England hope at the Gabba

Joe Root and Dawid Malan breathe life into the first Ashes Test against Australia with a defiant partnership of 159 on day three at the Gabba.

Source: BBC News – Home | 10 Dec 2021 | 8:50 pm(NZT)

Pakistani Taliban declares end to ceasefire

Taliban militants in Pakistan declared an end to a month-long ceasefire arranged with the aid of the Afghan Taliban, accusing the government of breaching terms including a prisoner release agreement and the formation of negotiating committees.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 10 Dec 2021 | 7:14 pm(NZT)

Formula 1 set for one of most intense title showdowns in its history

Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton face off for the 2021 Formula 1 World Championship in Abu Dhabi this weekend in what is arguably the most intense title decider in the sport’s history.

Source: BBC News – Home | 10 Dec 2021 | 7:07 pm(NZT)

Matthew Hunt: Killer of New Zealand policeman sentenced to life in jail

Eli Epiha is sentenced to life in jail for gunning down a policeman who tried to help him.

Source: BBC News – Home | 10 Dec 2021 | 6:48 pm(NZT)

Spam sales hit record high for seventh year in a row

Hormel, which makes the iconic brand, plans to further expand the range of Spam products in 2023.

Source: BBC News – Home | 10 Dec 2021 | 6:24 pm(NZT)

Starbucks to get its first unionised US store since 1980s

Staff at one branch vote to unionise, the first in the coffee chain’s own stores since the 1980s.

Source: BBC News – Home | 10 Dec 2021 | 5:23 pm(NZT)

Nicaragua ends relations with Taiwan in diplomatic victory for China

Nicaragua’s government has broken off diplomatic relations with Taiwan and embraced Beijing, declaring “that there is only one China in the world.”

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 10 Dec 2021 | 4:57 pm(NZT)

Mexico truck crash: At least 53 people killed as trailer overturns

Dozens are injured when a trailer crammed with Central American migrants overturned, officials say.

Source: BBC News – Home | 10 Dec 2021 | 4:42 pm(NZT)

Aung San Suu Kyi is back behind bars. But that won’t stop Myanmar’s pro-democracy movement

Global condemnation followed the jailing of Myanmar’s ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 10 Dec 2021 | 4:04 pm(NZT)

Pakistani Taliban declares end to ceasefire

Taliban militants in Pakistan declared an end to a month-long ceasefire arranged with the aid of the Afghan Taliban, accusing the government of breaching terms including a prisoner release agreement and the formation of negotiating committees.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 10 Dec 2021 | 4:01 pm(NZT)

UK PM’s press chief spoke at 2020 Christmas party

Jack Doyle gave a speech and handed out awards at the gathering on 18 December, it is understood.

Source: BBC News – Home | 10 Dec 2021 | 3:34 pm(NZT)

Mothers reborn: The surprising benefits of lifelike dolls

Reborn dolls are hyper-realistic dummies, treated like real children, given a birthing ceremony and even a heartbeat.

Source: BBC News – Home | 10 Dec 2021 | 3:20 pm(NZT)

Margaret River bushfires: Blazes force evacuations in Australia tourist region

The blazes near Margaret River have forced evacuations and scorched over 6,000 hectares of land.

Source: BBC News – Home | 10 Dec 2021 | 3:10 pm(NZT)

Jussie Smollett: Actor found guilty of lying about attack

A lawyer for the actor has said his client plans ‘100%’ to appeal the verdict.

Source: BBC News – Home | 10 Dec 2021 | 1:50 pm(NZT)

The Nepalese children made to work in bars and clubs

Nepalese children, some as young as 11, are trapped in the worst forms of child labour.

Source: BBC News – Home | 10 Dec 2021 | 1:44 pm(NZT)

Madagascar food crisis: How a woman helped save her village from starvation

Loharano has avoided the fate of many in southern Madagascar through the use of new farming methods.

Source: BBC News – Home | 10 Dec 2021 | 1:38 pm(NZT)

‘It was magical’ – meet the first disabled crew to fly in zero-gravity

The disabled crew making space travel more inclusive for everyone.

Source: BBC News – Home | 10 Dec 2021 | 1:34 pm(NZT)

Where are Afghanistan’s women MPs now?

Sixty of Afghanistan’s 69 women MPs are scattered across the globe, but many aim to continue fighting for women’s rights.

Source: BBC News – Home | 10 Dec 2021 | 1:32 pm(NZT)

Valérie Pécresse: Part-Thatcher, part-Merkel and wants to run France

Valérie Pécresse has given the Republicans a lift, and a poll suggests she could be president.

Source: BBC News – Home | 10 Dec 2021 | 1:30 pm(NZT)

Africa’s week in pictures: 3 – 9 December 2021

A selection of the best photos from the African continent and beyond.

Source: BBC News – Home | 10 Dec 2021 | 1:21 pm(NZT)

Carolina García: The woman deciding what you watch

US-based executive Carolina García shares how she picks hit TV shows and how she plans to improve diversity both on-screen and behind the scenes.

Source: BBC News – Home | 10 Dec 2021 | 1:02 pm(NZT)

The country that is Europe’s hub for cargo bikes

In Germany, generous subsidies are leading to more sophisticated cargo bikes.

Source: BBC News – Home | 10 Dec 2021 | 1:01 pm(NZT)

Capitol riot: US appeals court rejects Trump’s request to block files

A panel investigating the Capitol riot wants to see the ex-president’s White House records.

Source: BBC News – Home | 10 Dec 2021 | 12:40 pm(NZT)

Leicester knocked out of Europa League in dramatic finish to group

Leicester City are made to pay for slack defending as hosts Napoli advance in the Europa League at the Foxes’ expense.

Source: BBC News – Home | 10 Dec 2021 | 10:43 am(NZT)

Johnson’s press chief spoke at No 10 party last year

Jack Doyle gave a speech and handed out awards at the gathering on 18 December, it is understood.

Source: BBC News – Home | 10 Dec 2021 | 10:37 am(NZT)

Rangers end Europa League group campaign with draw in Lyon

Giovanni van Bronckhorst is satisfied with how his “brave” Rangers side are picking up his style of play after earning a creditable Europa League draw away to Ligue 1 side Lyon.

Source: BBC News – Home | 10 Dec 2021 | 10:25 am(NZT)

How a Russian invasion of Ukraine could spill over into Europe

A senior Western intel official warns war would have far-reaching consequences on the continent.

Source: BBC News – Home | 10 Dec 2021 | 10:04 am(NZT)

US-led coalition against IS ends combat mission in Iraq

Troops will remain to “advise, assist and enable” Iraqi security forces to stop a resurgence of IS.

Source: BBC News – Home | 10 Dec 2021 | 9:59 am(NZT)

Beijing Winter Olympics boycott is insignificant, says Macron

The French president says some Western countries’ refusal to send officials has no useful outcome.

Source: BBC News – Home | 10 Dec 2021 | 9:48 am(NZT)

New York’s Met museum to remove Sackler name from exhibits

The Sackler family founded Purdue Pharma, which manufactured opioids linked to the deaths of thousands.

Source: BBC News – Home | 10 Dec 2021 | 9:03 am(NZT)

Astroworld: Travis Scott says he was unaware fans were hurt

The US rapper says he only discovered the impact of a deadly crowd surge after the festival in Texas.

Source: BBC News – Home | 10 Dec 2021 | 8:45 am(NZT)

Tottenham’s match at Brighton postponed after Covid cases in Spurs camp

Tottenham’s Premier League match at Brighton is postponed following a number of positive Covid-19 cases among Spurs’ players and staff.

Source: BBC News – Home | 10 Dec 2021 | 7:54 am(NZT)

Kenya police recruits brag: ‘We are the bad ones’

A video of Kenyan police recruits acting in an intimidating fashion is widely condemned.

Source: BBC News – Home | 10 Dec 2021 | 6:48 am(NZT)

Sienna Miller says Sun illegally sought medical records of pregnancy

Actor Sienna Miller makes the accusation as she says the paper tried to “profit out of her misery”.

Source: BBC News – Home | 10 Dec 2021 | 6:29 am(NZT)

Ghislaine Maxwell: Jury sent home for day after lawyer falls sick

The lawyer – who has a non-Covid-related illness – is needed for questioning of an upcoming witness.

Source: BBC News – Home | 10 Dec 2021 | 6:25 am(NZT)

Uyghur tribunal rules that China ‘committed genocide’ against the Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities

A London-based independent tribunal has ruled that China committed genocide against Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities in its western Xinjiang region, accusing China’s senior leadership including President Xi Jinping of “primary responsibility” for acts perpetrated against Muslim minority groups.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 10 Dec 2021 | 6:18 am(NZT)

Boris and Carrie Johnson announce birth of baby daughter

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his wife Carrie Johnson have announced the birth of a “healthy baby girl,” according to the UK’s Press Association. The baby was born on Thursday morning at a London hospital.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 10 Dec 2021 | 6:15 am(NZT)

And Just Like That: ‘Moodier’ Sex and the City revival splits opinion

The new series is either “dull” or “a return to form” depending on which critics you believe.

Source: BBC News – Home | 10 Dec 2021 | 5:38 am(NZT)

Omicron: WHO concerned rich countries could hoard vaccines

There are concerns that booster rollouts in wealthy nations could threaten supply to poorer countries.

Source: BBC News – Home | 10 Dec 2021 | 5:17 am(NZT)

Glimmers of hope emerge in the supply chain nightmare

Epic port congestion is easing. Shipping prices are falling from sky-high levels. Deliveries are speeding up a bit. There are growing signs that the supply chain mess is finally starting to get cleaned up.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 10 Dec 2021 | 5:15 am(NZT)

Space sleeping bag to solve astronauts’ squashed eyeball disorder

Scientists hope the hi-tech sleeping bag will stop eyeballs being squashed by zero-gravity in space.

Source: BBC News – Home | 10 Dec 2021 | 5:01 am(NZT)

In pictures: Israel hands seized relics to Egypt

The haul includes figurines of ancient queens, hieroglyphic inscriptions and burial offerings.

Source: BBC News – Home | 10 Dec 2021 | 4:59 am(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 | 10 Dec 2021 | 4:51 am(NZT)

I’m treated differently to other drivers – Verstappen

Before his title-deciding race with Lewis Hamilton, Max Verstappen feels he is treated differently from other drivers when it comes to the rules.

Source: BBC News – Home | 10 Dec 2021 | 4:28 am(NZT)

Woman fined €1,200 for causing Tour de France pile-up

The woman’s cardboard sign brought down dozens of cyclists during a stage of the elite race in June.

Source: BBC News – Home | 10 Dec 2021 | 3:27 am(NZT)

They sailed into a hurricane, now these unmanned Saildrones are seeking data on our carbon uptake

Six unmanned Saildrones are heading out on a six-month voyage to face some of Earth’s most hostile ocean conditions, in hopes of improving climate change and weather forecast computer models.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 10 Dec 2021 | 3:27 am(NZT)

England’s Leach given ‘a hospital pass’ – Tufnell

England spinner Jack Leach should not be playing in the first Ashes Test and has been given “a hospital pass”, says former spinner Phil Tufnell.

Source: BBC News – Home | 10 Dec 2021 | 3:06 am(NZT)

GameStop’s losses are widening. It’s still up more than 800% this year

For once, investors are treating GameStop like a normal stock.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 10 Dec 2021 | 2:15 am(NZT)

EU wants millions of gig economy workers to get paid leave and a minimum wage

As many as four million European gig economy workers could become employees if new draft EU legislation becomes law.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 10 Dec 2021 | 12:51 am(NZT)

 

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