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Bangladesh ferry fire: Dozens killed near Jhalakathi

At least 37 people die and about 100 are injured after a ferry catches fire in southern Bangladesh.

Source: BBC News – Home | 24 Dec 2021 | 10:47 pm(NZT)

What was 2021’s most memorable moment in rugby union?

Wales’ Six Nations win, Scotland’s historic Twickenham victory and the Red Roses’ records – read our most memorable moments of 2021 and vote for yours.

Source: BBC News – Home | 24 Dec 2021 | 9:59 pm(NZT)

Selfridges sold for £4bn to Thai-Austrian alliance

The British luxury store chain is being bought by Thailand’s Central Group and Signa Group of Austria.

Source: BBC News – Home | 24 Dec 2021 | 9:51 pm(NZT)

‘Be brave and eradicate mistakes’ – Root demands improvement in vital third Test

England have to be brave, show trust and eradicate “quite basic” mistakes in the third Ashes Test in Melbourne, says captain Joe Root.

Source: BBC News – Home | 24 Dec 2021 | 8:56 pm(NZT)

Haridwar: Police case after outrage over anti-Muslim hate speech

Viral videos show Hindu religious leaders making provocative anti-Muslim speeches at a conclave in Haridwar.

Source: BBC News – Home | 24 Dec 2021 | 8:43 pm(NZT)

South Korea pardons disgraced former President Park Geun-hye

The South Korean government has pardoned former President Park Geun-hye, who was serving 22 years in prison for corruption, the country’s Justice Ministry said on Friday.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 24 Dec 2021 | 6:56 pm(NZT)

Japan says it won’t send government officials to Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics

Japan will not send any senior officials or Cabinet ministers to the Beijing Winter Olympics in February, the government said Friday — but stopped short of calling the decision a diplomatic boycott.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 24 Dec 2021 | 6:07 pm(NZT)

Hong Kong universities remove more monuments marking Tiananmen

It comes a day after a famous statue marking the 1989 massacre was removed from a university.

Source: BBC News – Home | 24 Dec 2021 | 5:21 pm(NZT)

Rare pink handfish spotted in Australia for first time in decades

Australian researchers found the endangered “walking” handfish in wild waters off Tasmania.

Source: BBC News – Home | 24 Dec 2021 | 4:45 pm(NZT)

Qatar’s ambitions to become ‘the art Mecca of the Middle East’

The Middle East nation of Qatar has announced an ambitious plan to expand its public art program as it prepares to play host to the 2022 Fifa World Cup.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 24 Dec 2021 | 4:37 pm(NZT)

Park Geun-hye: South Korea’s ex-president granted government pardon

Park had previously received a 22-year prison term for her role in a vast corruption scandal.

Source: BBC News – Home | 24 Dec 2021 | 3:30 pm(NZT)

Thailand seizes $30 million of crystal meth hidden in boxing punch bags

Thai authorities have seized crystal methamphetamine with a street value of almost $30 million stuffed inside boxing punch bags bound for Australia, officials said on Thursday.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 24 Dec 2021 | 3:10 pm(NZT)

Mali: West condemns Russian mercenaries ‘deployment’

Fifteen European countries and Canada accuse Russia of providing support to the mercenaries.

Source: BBC News – Home | 24 Dec 2021 | 2:56 pm(NZT)

What do giant veg growers eat on Christmas Day?

BBC News meets gardeners who use their gargantuan growing skills to help food banks and feed friends.

Source: BBC News – Home | 24 Dec 2021 | 2:03 pm(NZT)

Omicron: Good news, bad news and what it all means

There are many things in our favour, but Omicron is spreading fast. What have we learned this week?

Source: BBC News – Home | 24 Dec 2021 | 1:47 pm(NZT)

What do giant veg growers eat on Christmas Day?

BBC News meets gardeners who use their gargantuan growing skills to help food banks and feed friends.

Source: BBC News – Home | 24 Dec 2021 | 2:03 pm(NZT)

Switzerland’s wolves get too close for comfort

Alpine villages say the animals have started approaching children and they need to fend them off.

Source: BBC News – Home | 24 Dec 2021 | 1:22 pm(NZT)

Murray Head: ‘Unsung at home, but a hero in France’

Murray Head is all but forgotten in the UK, but in his adopted home France he ranks among the greats.

Source: BBC News – Home | 24 Dec 2021 | 1:14 pm(NZT)

Climate change: Small army of volunteers keeping deniers off Wikipedia

A group of editors is working tirelessly to keep bad climate info off the user-generated encyclopaedia.

Source: BBC News – Home | 24 Dec 2021 | 1:13 pm(NZT)

Your pictures on the theme of ‘sparkles’

A selection of striking images from our readers around the world.

Source: BBC News – Home | 24 Dec 2021 | 1:11 pm(NZT)

Africa’s week in pictures: 17-23 December 2021

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

Source: BBC News – Home | 24 Dec 2021 | 1:10 pm(NZT)

James Webb Space Telescope: How does it work?

The telescope has been 30 years in the making and is nearly ready to launch, but what makes it so special?

Source: BBC News – Home | 24 Dec 2021 | 1:00 pm(NZT)

Georgia: The rise of the right

LGBT activists cancelled Tbilisi Pride this year after violence from far-right protesters.

Source: BBC News – Home | 24 Dec 2021 | 1:00 pm(NZT)

US intel and satellite images show Saudi Arabia is now building its own ballistic missiles with help of China

• Opinion: France’s $19 billion weapons deal is sweet revenge

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 24 Dec 2021 | 12:54 pm(NZT)

Queen’s Christmas message expected to be personal

She is pictured wearing a brooch worn on her honeymoon with her late husband Prince Philip.

Source: BBC News – Home | 24 Dec 2021 | 11:42 am(NZT)

Boston College student’s girlfriend pleads guilty over his suicide

Inyoung You was accused of being abusive towards Alexander Urtula, who died in May 2019.

Source: BBC News – Home | 24 Dec 2021 | 11:38 am(NZT)

Daunte Wright death: US ‘Taser mix-up’ ex-officer guilty of manslaughter

The April shooting led to days of demonstrations against police killings of black men.

Source: BBC News – Home | 24 Dec 2021 | 11:08 am(NZT)

A Chinese city found a Covid cluster. All 13 million residents are now under lockdown

• How long should you isolate if you’re fully vaccinated but have Covid-19?

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 24 Dec 2021 | 11:02 am(NZT)

Covid: £10m Bounce Back Loan fraudsters jailed

Two men are jailed for a total of 33 years for laundering £70m, of which £10m came from Covid loans.

Source: BBC News – Home | 24 Dec 2021 | 10:53 am(NZT)

Key moments in Daunte Wright shooting trial

The trial saw emotional testimonies and dramatic bodycam footage of the fatal shooting.

Source: BBC News – Home | 24 Dec 2021 | 10:46 am(NZT)

US and Russia agree to talk as Putin hits out on Ukraine

Russia’s leader demands an immediate response to his calls for Nato to pull back in Eastern Europe.

Source: BBC News – Home | 24 Dec 2021 | 10:41 am(NZT)

Covid: Ecuador makes vaccination mandatory for most citizens

All those from the age of five must be jabbed, although people with medical reasons are exempt.

Source: BBC News – Home | 24 Dec 2021 | 10:11 am(NZT)

Daunte Wright death: US ‘Taser mixup’ ex-officer guilty of manslaughter

The April shooting led to days of demonstrations against police killings of black men.

Source: BBC News – Home | 24 Dec 2021 | 9:28 am(NZT)

Joan Didion: US literary icon dies at 87

She was known for chronicling US culture and was a screenwriter for the 1976 film A Star is Born.

Source: BBC News – Home | 24 Dec 2021 | 9:20 am(NZT)

US and Russia agree to talk as Putin hits out on Ukraine

Russia’s leader demands an immediate response to his demands for Nato to pull back in Eastern Europe.

Source: BBC News – Home | 24 Dec 2021 | 8:46 am(NZT)

Omicron up to 70% less likely to need hospital care

However, a major report showed the protection from catching Covid started to wane 10 weeks after the booster.

Source: BBC News – Home | 24 Dec 2021 | 8:29 am(NZT)

Guardiola raises prospect of player strike, but does not think it would happen

Pep Guardiola raises the possibility of players going on strike over their welfare – but adds he does not think it will happen.

Source: BBC News – Home | 24 Dec 2021 | 8:23 am(NZT)

James Franco: I’ll admit, I did sleep with students… and that was wrong

The actor paid $2.2m (£1.6m) after being sued over “sexually-charged behaviour towards female students”.

Source: BBC News – Home | 24 Dec 2021 | 8:04 am(NZT)

Afghanistan’s first president wants the world to work with the Taliban

Former Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai believes it is now time for the international community to work with the Taliban to prevent millions of people from starving to death.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 24 Dec 2021 | 6:48 am(NZT)

TikTok ousts Google to become favourite online destination

Tiktok.com overtook other US tech giants in 2021, including Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Netflix.

Source: BBC News – Home | 24 Dec 2021 | 6:46 am(NZT)

Capitol riot: Proud Boy pleads guilty and agrees to cooperate with authorities

Matthew Greene is believed to be the first far-right group member to plead guilty and co-operate.

Source: BBC News – Home | 24 Dec 2021 | 6:11 am(NZT)

Sudan women protest against ‘rape by security forces’

Women and girls were allegedly sexually abused by security forces during a demonstration on Sunday.

Source: BBC News – Home | 24 Dec 2021 | 5:54 am(NZT)

Harry and Meghan release first photo of Lilibet

The image, taken this summer at the couple’s home in California, is released with a seasonal message.

Source: BBC News – Home | 24 Dec 2021 | 5:51 am(NZT)

Man Utd almost back to full strength following Covid outbreak – Rangnick

Ralf Rangnick says his Manchester United squad is almost at full strength following the recent outbreak of Covid-19 at the club.

Source: BBC News – Home | 24 Dec 2021 | 5:25 am(NZT)

Philadelphia congresswoman carjacked at gunpoint in broad daylight

Philadelphia lawmaker Mary Gay Scanlon’s car was located on Wednesday with five suspects inside.

Source: BBC News – Home | 24 Dec 2021 | 4:50 am(NZT)

Liverpool-Leeds & Wolves-Watford postponed because of Covid cases

The Premier League postpones Liverpool’s game against Leeds United and the match between Wolves and Watford because of coronavirus.

Source: BBC News – Home | 24 Dec 2021 | 4:10 am(NZT)

Netlicks? ‘The TV screen you can taste’

A Japanese professor invents a prototype TV that sprays flavours onto a lickable “hygienic film”.

Source: BBC News – Home | 24 Dec 2021 | 3:12 am(NZT)

US intel and satellite images show Saudi Arabia is now building its own ballistic missiles with help of China

• Opinion: France’s $19 billion weapons deal is sweet revenge

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 24 Dec 2021 | 2:34 am(NZT)

Andy Murray given Australian Open wildcard

Andy Murray is given a wildcard for the main draw of the Australian Open in January.

Source: BBC News – Home | 24 Dec 2021 | 2:29 am(NZT)

Is Russia preparing to invade Ukraine? And other questions

What you need to know about Russia’s troop build-up along Ukraine’s borders.

Source: BBC News – Home | 24 Dec 2021 | 2:01 am(NZT)

Belgium agrees to close controversial ageing nuclear reactors

The plants have for years sparked safety fears from neighbours including Germany.

Source: BBC News – Home | 24 Dec 2021 | 1:38 am(NZT)

Omicron: Half of colds will be Covid, warn UK researchers

If you have a sore throat, runny nose and a headache, get a Covid test, experts advise.

Source: BBC News – Home | 24 Dec 2021 | 1:38 am(NZT)

Gay Santa ad highlights big shift in Norwegian society

The ad showing Father Christmas kissing a man highlights 50 years of changes in Norwegian LGBT rights.

Source: BBC News – Home | 24 Dec 2021 | 1:03 am(NZT)

Coldplay to stop making music as a band in 2025

The band’s frontman Chris Martin made the revelation in an interview with BBC Radio 2’s Jo Whiley.

Source: BBC News – Home | 24 Dec 2021 | 12:17 am(NZT)

A Chinese city found a Covid cluster. All 13 million residents are now under lockdown

• How long should you isolate if you’re fully vaccinated but have Covid-19?

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 24 Dec 2021 | 12:11 am(NZT)

13 million put into lockdown in Chinese city

On Tuesday, the central Chinese city of Xi’an recorded 52 new Covid-19 cases. By Wednesday, authorities had imposed strict lockdown measures on its estimated 13 million residents. CNN’s Selina Wang has more.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 24 Dec 2021 | 12:08 am(NZT)

Tunisia’s former President sentenced to prison in absentia, state media reports

A Tunisian court has found former President Moncef Marzouki guilty of “undermining the external security of the State” and sentenced him in absentia to four years in prison, the state news agency TAP reported Wednesday.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 23 Dec 2021 | 11:36 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)

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)

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)

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)

2021’s best celebrity red carpet trends

After a year of awkwardly Zoomed-in awards show speeches and tie dye hoodies, it’s been a relief to see stars returning to the red carpet. Glamour came back with a vengeance, filling our feeds with color, sparkle and flashes of nostalgia.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 16 Dec 2021 | 8:12 pm(NZT)

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