View latest Top Stories snippets from the most trending searched Keywords


thumbnail

Fancy footwork: Why NBA players love pedicures

DJ Augustin likes his water just so. Hot, but not too hot. He wants to feel the caress of the exfoliating seaweed scrub on his toes, and Augustin has no problem advising the pedicurist of his preferred temperature when filling the tub. After 11 years ... Read more

thumbnail

Search and Rescue squad on way to search for missing Far North woman

A woman has gone missing in Kaitaia this morning and police are asking for any sightings of her to be reported immediately. Police are concerned for the welfare of 27-year-old Hinepukohurangi Papuni, also known as Hine. She was last seen at about 12am ... Read more

thumbnail

Uneasy calm in Zimbabwe amid stay-at-home fuel price protest

An uneasy calm returned to Zimbabwe's main cities but businesses and schools remained closed and mobile networks enforced a government internet shutdown on the final day of a national strike triggered by a steep rise in fuel prices. In central Harare ... Read more

thumbnail

Could Wagyu beef protect against heart disease?

Good news for beef lovers! A new study suggests grass-fed beef could help protect against heart disease. Researchers at the Liggins Institute at Auckland University are looking into whether grass-fed Wagyu beef can protect against the disease. Study ... Read more

thumbnail

Kenya attack leaves 14 dead; siege over, says president

Uhuru Kenyatta says more than 700 people rescued from the hotel complex following attack claimed by al-Shabab. 11 hours ago. whatsapp. Kenya attack leaves 14 dead; siege over, says president. President Kenyatta said 14 civilians died in the attack ... Read more

thumbnail

Barcelona could snap up Stuani for less than buy-out clause

Barcelona's search for a '9' to reinforce its squad after the departure of Munir to Sevilla is in full swing. Cristhian Stuani is the latest name being linked to the club, who, aside from the Girona striker, have also set their sights on Chelsea's ... Read more

thumbnail

Taiwan News: Tsai Vows to Cope With Cross-Strait Changes at Military Visit

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Tuesday that her administration would adapt to changing circumstances to protect the sovereignty and security of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and safeguard Taiwan's democracy and freedom. Tsai made her remarks ... Read more

thumbnail

'Biggest signing since Raudonikis': Eastwood spurns retirement in shock move

That's the celebratory cry reverberating up King Street, after the Newtown Jets secured the prized signature of the former Kiwi international and two-time NRL grand finalist. Not since NSW and Kangaroos legend Tommy Raudonikis made Henson Park home ... Read more

thumbnail

Brexit, El Chapo, Nairobi: Your Wednesday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here's the sign-up.) Good morning,. We start with the fallout from the Brexit deal's defeat in Parliament, the shutdown's effect on federal workers' finances, and an update from El Chapo's trial. Read more

thumbnail

Two-time Olympic kayaker Mike Dawson retires

Mike Dawson has represented New Zealand in canoe slalom for the past 15 years but the 32-year-old paddler is handing over to a new generation of paddlers coming through. Photos by Jamie Troughton/Dscribe Media. Mike Dawson pulled the curtain down ... Read more

thumbnail

Beatriz Haddad Maia vs Angelique Kerber live streaming: Australian Open preview

If you want to watch Beatriz Haddad Maia vs Angelique Kerber live streaming online at the Australian Open, these are the live streaming instructions. Match: Beatriz Haddad Maia vs Angelique Kerber. Competition: Australian Open 2019. Stage: Round of 64. Read more

thumbnail

Northern Knights batsman Daryl Mitchell dismissed for obstructing the field

Daryl Mitchell has been given out in one of the rarest dismissals in cricket. The Northern Knights batsman was sent on his way for "obstructing the field" in his side's T20 Super Smash match against the Canterbury Kings at Seddon Park in Hamilton on ... Read more

thumbnail

Elderly flyer boards wrong plane, ends up 2000km from home

An investigation is underway after an elderly passenger got onto the wrong Ryanair flight and ended up 2000km from home. Pawel Lawreniuk had been visiting family in the UK and was heading home from Leeds Bradford Airport to Gdansk in Poland. Read more

thumbnail

Northern Knights batsman Daryl Mitchell dismissed for obstructing the field

Daryl Mitchell has been given out in one of the rarest dismissals in cricket. The Northern Knights batsman was sent on his way for "obstructing the field" in his side's T20 Super Smash match against the Canterbury Kings. In the fifth over, he played a ... Read more

thumbnail

BC-TEN--Australian Open Results

MELBOURNE (AP) — Results Wednesday from the Australian Open at Melbourne Park (seedings in parentheses):. Men's Singles. Second Round. Marin Cilic (6), Croatia, def. Mackenzie Mcdonald, United States, 7-5, 6-7 (9), 6-4, 6-4. Fernando Verdasco (26) ... Read more

thumbnail

Clemson QB Lawrence: Politically charged meme is fake

Clemson University star quarterback Trevor Lawrence has beef with a politically charged fake meme about his hamburger dinner at the White House. The gridiron star says the meme — which circulated online Tuesday and shows a photo of him with the ... Read more

thumbnail

City get Berenguer boost for danger game

Melbourne City have been given a boost ahead of their banana skin game against Central Coast on Wednesday night with the return to action of French midfielder Florin Berenguer. Florin Berenguer is set to return to the City side after a calf injury ... Read more

thumbnail

Coastal Pacific back on track and primed to feature in 12 hour TV special

A South Island passenger train will feature in a 12-hour television special almost one month after it returned. The Coastal Pacific service, which runs between Picton and Christchurch, will be one of several Great Journeys to appear on Prime's new half ... Read more

thumbnail

Kenya declares hotel siege over with all attackers killed, final toll at 14

NAIROBI — In a morning address to the nation on Wednesday, Kenya's president, Uhuru Kenyatta, declared the end of a 19-hour terror attack on a Nairobi hotel and office complex. He said 14 civilians had been killed, as well as all the attackers, and ... Read more

thumbnail

Cryptocurrency users try to reclaim funds from hacked exchange

About 40 people have come forward to try and reclaim their investments with the New Zealand cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia, which crashed this week after being hacked. Bitcoin crash concept. Stock market arrow on digital background. 3d illustration. Read more

thumbnail

Rat hunt on Rākino Island following reported sighting

A biosecurity inspection team has been called upon for a rat hunt on Rākino Island. The team, including staff from Auckland Council and the Department of Conservation (DOC), was assembled after a person reported seeing a rat. Four rodent detecting dogs ... Read more

thumbnail

Heat wave bakes Australia with record-breaking temperatures

Forecasters have cautioned that there is "no reprieve" from the heatwave until at least the weekend as already record-breaking temperatures reach their peak. Parts of Sydney will swelter into the 40s on Wednesday, just a precursor of a 45C high to come ... Read more

thumbnail

Australian Open 2019: Michael Venus and Artem Sitak both through to doubles ...

Kiwi doubles ace Michael Venus and partner Raven Klaasen have come from a set down to advance through to the Australian Open doubles second round. The sixth-seeded New Zealand / South African duo topped American Bradley Klahn and Mikhail ... Read more

thumbnail

Russia Buying Bitcoin To Ditch the US Dollar Could Be Fake News

The prediction made by Russian economist Vladislav Gink that Russia could start a crypto bull run by buying off billions of dollars lacked sufficient evidence and could be fake news, Finder reported on January 15, 2019. Read more

thumbnail

City launch event kicks off Hamilton's second Sevens weekend

Media release. City launch event kicks off Hamilton's second Sevens weekend. 16 January 2019. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. Hamilton's second tournament in World Rugby's HSBC World Sevens Series kicks off next Friday evening (25 January) with a ... Read more

thumbnail

Dane Gagai chooses Maori team over Indigenous for All Stars clash

Dane Gagai has opted to play for the Maori team rather than the Indigenous side ahead of the All Stars clash in February. Australia international Gagai, who was eligible for both teams, represented the Indigenous All Stars between 2015-17, but has ... Read more