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Abducted Haiti missionaries describe daring escape

The group allegedly navigated by the stars as they trekked through the bush to freedom.

Source: BBC News – Home | 21 Dec 2021 | 10:43 pm(NZT)

The Matrix’s real-world legacy – from red pill incels to conspiracies and deepfakes

As The Matrix returns, we explore the enduring legacy of the franchise in culture, tech and beyond.

Source: BBC News – Home | 21 Dec 2021 | 10:34 pm(NZT)

Silverwood would ‘pick same two teams’ despite England going 2-0 down in Ashes

England coach Chris Silverwood says he would pick the same two teams again despite the tourists going 2-0 down in the Ashes against Australia.

Source: BBC News – Home | 21 Dec 2021 | 10:33 pm(NZT)

Philippines’ Typhoon Rai death toll rises further as some areas remain cut off from help

The death toll from the strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines this year surpassed 300 on Tuesday as humanitarian agencies warned the true scale of destruction remains unknown, partly because rescue workers are unable to access some disaster-hit areas.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 21 Dec 2021 | 9:59 pm(NZT)

Chris Noth: Sex and the City actresses show support for accusers

Three Sex And The City actresses issue a joint statement after co-star is accused of sexual assault.

Source: BBC News – Home | 21 Dec 2021 | 9:48 pm(NZT)

Australia add fast bowler Boland to squad for third Ashes Test

Uncapped fast bowler Scott Boland is added to the Australia squad for the third Ashes Test in Melbourne, starting on 26 December.

Source: BBC News – Home | 21 Dec 2021 | 8:49 pm(NZT)

WHO urges cancelling some holiday events over Omicron fears

“An event cancelled is better than a life cancelled,” warns the World Health Organization’s head.

Source: BBC News – Home | 21 Dec 2021 | 8:20 pm(NZT)

Miscarriage: ‘My body wasn’t working the way it should have’

Former Miss World Rosanna Davison opens up about fertility struggles in a bid to break the stigma.

Source: BBC News – Home | 21 Dec 2021 | 7:29 pm(NZT)

Malaysia: Death toll rises after massive floods

At least 14 are dead and tens of thousands are displaced by one of the worst floods in decades.

Source: BBC News – Home | 21 Dec 2021 | 6:44 pm(NZT)

Hong Kong election: China rejects democracy concerns from West

The US, Britain and others had criticised the tightly-controlled vote for “eroding democracy”.

Source: BBC News – Home | 21 Dec 2021 | 6:38 pm(NZT)

Largest-ever millipede fossil found on Northumberland beach

It is thought to have been more than 8ft (2.5m) long and lived 326 million years ago in Northumberland.

Source: BBC News – Home | 21 Dec 2021 | 4:47 pm(NZT)

The secret lives of Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein

Never-before-seen photos released during her trial shed new light on their private lives.

Source: BBC News – Home | 21 Dec 2021 | 1:53 pm(NZT)

How Covid deepened America’s teacher shortages

Classrooms across the US have been emptied of educators – and the pandemic has made it worse.

Source: BBC News – Home | 21 Dec 2021 | 1:36 pm(NZT)

Saudi entertainment boom raises harassment fears

As festivals become a familiar sight in the kingdom, some women say they do not feel safe to attend.

Source: BBC News – Home | 21 Dec 2021 | 1:34 pm(NZT)

Berlusconi seeks comeback role as Italian president

Despite the scandals and a tax fraud conviction, Italy’s most colourful ex-PM could be head of state.

Source: BBC News – Home | 21 Dec 2021 | 1:33 pm(NZT)

Omicron: South African scientists probe link between variants and untreated HIV

Covid variants may be mutating inside people with suppressed immunity.

Source: BBC News – Home | 21 Dec 2021 | 1:29 pm(NZT)

Why China could win the new global arms race

China has a long-term plan to rival the world’s biggest military powers.

Source: BBC News – Home | 21 Dec 2021 | 1:26 pm(NZT)

The Matrix’s real-world legacy – from red pill incels to conspiracies and deepfakes

As The Matrix returns, we explore the enduring legacy of the franchise in culture, tech and beyond.

Source: BBC News – Home | 21 Dec 2021 | 1:22 pm(NZT)

Indian Christians fear attacks or jail over conversions

Christians in Karnataka state say attacks against them have grown ahead of a new anti-conversion law.

Source: BBC News – Home | 21 Dec 2021 | 1:06 pm(NZT)

Foden & Grealish warned by Guardiola over conduct

Phil Foden and Jack Grealish are warned over their conduct by head coach Pep Guardiola after they were left out of Manchester City’s win over Newcastle on Sunday.

Source: BBC News – Home | 21 Dec 2021 | 1:03 pm(NZT)

Rivaldo: The Brazil & Barcelona great who – in childhood poverty – never dared to dream

Rivaldo is one of the world’s greatest players, a legend of Brazil and Barcelona. At 19, he looked very little like a footballer.

Source: BBC News – Home | 21 Dec 2021 | 1:00 pm(NZT)

Ghislaine Maxwell trial jurors begin deliberations

The British socialite faces up to 80 years in prison if convicted on sex-trafficking and perjury charges.

Source: BBC News – Home | 21 Dec 2021 | 12:33 pm(NZT)

WHO urges cancelling some holiday events over Omicron fears

“An event cancelled is better than a life cancelled,” warns the World Health Organization’s head.

Source: BBC News – Home | 21 Dec 2021 | 12:28 pm(NZT)

Robertson ‘lucky he’s still walking’ – ex-referee Clattenburg criticises officiating on Kane challenge

Former Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg criticises the officiating of Sunday’s draw between Tottenham and Liverpool, saying Andy Robertson is “lucky to be walking”.

Source: BBC News – Home | 21 Dec 2021 | 12:11 pm(NZT)

Saudi-led coalition forces target Yemeni airport in air strike

Saudi state media claimed that UN aid workers were warned to leave the airport ahead of the strike.

Source: BBC News – Home | 21 Dec 2021 | 11:45 am(NZT)

Fake Covid passes advertised for sale online in UK

The BBC found Facebook posts claiming to sell Covid vaccine passes to people who hadn’t been jabbed.

Source: BBC News – Home | 21 Dec 2021 | 11:12 am(NZT)

No new Covid measures but we rule nothing out – UK PM

Boris Johnson urges people to exercise “caution” ahead of Christmas, as Omicron cases surge.

Source: BBC News – Home | 21 Dec 2021 | 10:43 am(NZT)

Biennial World Cup ‘would make extra £3.3bn’

Fifa says a biennial World Cup would generate more than £3.3bn in additional revenues over a four-year cycle.

Source: BBC News – Home | 21 Dec 2021 | 9:26 am(NZT)

Russian businessman with Kremlin ties extradited to US and charged in multi-million-dollar insider trading scheme

A Russian businessman was extradited to the US this weekend from Switzerland to face charges in an insider trading scheme worth tens of millions of dollars for allegedly hacking into US computer networks, the Justice Department announced on Monday.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 21 Dec 2021 | 9:10 am(NZT)

Elon Musk says he’ll be paying $11bn in tax this year

The Tesla founder and world’s richest person has been involved in a public spat over his tax bill.

Source: BBC News – Home | 21 Dec 2021 | 8:56 am(NZT)

Leftist Gabriel Boric to become Chile’s youngest ever president

Gabriel Boric, 35, says he will look after democracy after a convincing win over his far-right rival.

Source: BBC News – Home | 21 Dec 2021 | 8:53 am(NZT)

No new Covid measures but we rule nothing out – UK PM

Boris Johnson urges people to exercise “caution” ahead of Christmas, as Omicron cases surge.

Source: BBC News – Home | 21 Dec 2021 | 8:52 am(NZT)

Premier League and EFL to fulfil festive schedule amid record Covid cases

Premier League and EFL clubs decide to keep all fixtures in place over the festive period despite record positive Covid-19 tests.

Source: BBC News – Home | 21 Dec 2021 | 8:24 am(NZT)

The Queen cancels Sandringham Christmas

The Queen will stay in Windsor Castle for Christmas, amid concerns over the Omicron variant.

Source: BBC News – Home | 21 Dec 2021 | 8:16 am(NZT)

Prosecutors call Ghislaine Maxwell predator as defence claims sensationalism

Prosecutors said Ms Maxwell was a “sophisticated predator”. Her lawyers called it “sensationalism”.

Source: BBC News – Home | 21 Dec 2021 | 7:48 am(NZT)

UFC: Julianna Pena on setbacks, title win and Amanda Nunes rematch

Julianna Pena did the unthinkable when she beat Amanda Nunes at UFC 269. She tells her story from horrific car crash to UFC champion.

Source: BBC News – Home | 21 Dec 2021 | 7:44 am(NZT)

Alaa Abdel Fattah: Leading Egyptian activist jailed for five years

Alaa Abdel Fattah is convicted of spreading false news after a trial called a sham by rights groups.

Source: BBC News – Home | 21 Dec 2021 | 7:19 am(NZT)

Philippines Super Typhoon Rai death toll surges

The number of fatalities rises rapidly to at least 375, as the Red Cross appeals for urgent aid.

Source: BBC News – Home | 21 Dec 2021 | 7:16 am(NZT)

Garden photo with UK PM ‘shows work meeting’

The PM defends the image showing him, his wife and 17 staff with wine in the No 10 garden during lockdown.

Source: BBC News – Home | 21 Dec 2021 | 6:58 am(NZT)

Young pupils allegedly forced to re-enact Holocaust in Washington school

An investigation is underway regarding the alleged incident involving young pupils in Washington DC.

Source: BBC News – Home | 21 Dec 2021 | 6:33 am(NZT)

Donald Trump sues NY attorney to block inquiry into his company

The former US president says the probe into his businesses violates his constitutional rights.

Source: BBC News – Home | 21 Dec 2021 | 5:56 am(NZT)

Why the mask mandate on planes is good for business

Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly stirred up some controversy Wednesday when he suggested that wearing masks on planes did little to prevent the spread of Covid.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 21 Dec 2021 | 5:52 am(NZT)

Viya: Top Chinese live-streamer fined $210m for tax evasion

Internet celebrity Huang Wei, known as Viya, is accused of hiding her personal income from officials.

Source: BBC News – Home | 21 Dec 2021 | 5:07 am(NZT)

Timed Teaser: Bruce Springsteen’s back catalogue – who bought it?

Test your knowledge of the news these last few days – 10 questions, 10 seconds each. Go!

Source: BBC News – Home | 21 Dec 2021 | 4:39 am(NZT)

What is Russia’s Vladimir Putin planning?

The BBC’s Steve Rosenberg looks at what might be on the Russian leader’s mind amid growing tensions.

Source: BBC News – Home | 21 Dec 2021 | 4:03 am(NZT)

Hong Kong sees record low voter turnout

Hong Kong’s first “patriots only” legislative election witnessed a record low turnout on Sunday, reflecting a steep decline in civic and political engagement following Beijing’s overhaul of the city’s electoral processes.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 21 Dec 2021 | 2:52 am(NZT)

The Ashes: Australia would ‘love’ 5-0 whitewash – Steve Smith

Australia would “love” to subject England to another 5-0 Ashes whitewash after winning the first two Tests, says Steve Smith.

Source: BBC News – Home | 21 Dec 2021 | 2:15 am(NZT)

Gabriel Boric: From student protest leader to Chile’s president

At the age of 35, Gabriel Boric has become the youngest ever president of a deeply polarised country.

Source: BBC News – Home | 21 Dec 2021 | 1:30 am(NZT)

Fearing possible execution, Iranian powerlifter quit team in Norway and ran for his life

Athletes who are good enough to compete in the world championships are among the very best in their field. They dedicate their lives to the pursuit of their craft, they are proud to represent their countries, and they all dream of returning home with medals around their necks.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 21 Dec 2021 | 1:29 am(NZT)

Spurs out of Europa Conference League after Uefa rules forfeit of Rennes match

Tottenham are out of the Europa Conference League after Uefa rules they forfeited their final match against Rennes.

Source: BBC News – Home | 21 Dec 2021 | 12:03 am(NZT)

Pope Francis says domestic violence against women is ‘almost satanic’

Pope Francis has said that men who commit violence against women engage in something that is “almost satanic.”

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 21 Dec 2021 | 12:01 am(NZT)

Australia take 2-0 lead over England despite Buttler resistance

Australia complete a 275-run victory over England in the final session of the second Ashes Test to take a 2-0 lead in the series.

Source: BBC News – Home | 20 Dec 2021 | 11:47 pm(NZT)

Ethiopia war: World heritage site Lalibela back in government hands

Tigray forces have left Lalibela, a town famous for its rock-hewn churches.

Source: BBC News – Home | 20 Dec 2021 | 11:40 pm(NZT)

Leftist Gabriel Boric, 35, wins Chile’s presidential election

Leftist and former student leader Gabriel Boric, 35, will become Chile’s youngest President after he won a presidential runoff election on Sunday.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 20 Dec 2021 | 10:28 pm(NZT)

Science reporters say new Covid-19 surge is a ‘collective issue’

A version of this article first appeared in the “Reliable Sources” newsletter.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 20 Dec 2021 | 4:57 pm(NZT)

International banks in UAE to switch to Monday to Friday work week

Deutsche Bank AG, JPMorgan Chase & Co and Societe Generale SA are changing to a Saturday-Sunday weekend from the New Year in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) which is aligning its working week with most global markets.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 20 Dec 2021 | 9:35 am(NZT)

Richard Rogers, Pritzker Prize-winning British architect, dies aged 88

Pritzker Prize-winning architect Richard Rogers, whose landmark buildings include the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the 3 World Trade Center tower in New York and London’s Millennium Dome, has died aged 88. Rogers “passed away quietly” on Saturday evening, his representative Matthew Freud of Freud Communications confirmed to CNN on Sunday.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 20 Dec 2021 | 7:28 am(NZT)

20 astonishing facts about the A380 superjumbo

Beloved by passengers for its spaciousness and comfort, but disliked by airlines because of its running costs, the Airbus A380 has already entered its sunset years, even though it debuted commercially just 14 years ago.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 18 Dec 2021 | 10:42 pm(NZT)

Suspects in assassination of Haiti’s president say they’re ‘victims of a set up’

CNN’s Matt Rivers spoke with five of the Colombian suspects arrested in connection with the assassination of Haiti’s president, who say they were beaten and made to sign testimonies in a foreign language.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 18 Dec 2021 | 3:17 pm(NZT)

London bars and restaurants are shutting themselves down as Omicron rips through UK

As the Omicron variant sweeps through the United Kingdom, pushing daily coronavirus infections to their highest level on record, British businesses are shutting their doors again — but not because of government instructions.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 18 Dec 2021 | 1:06 am(NZT)



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