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Champions League live: Liverpool vs. Napoli

*Refresh the page for live updates*. Liverpool 1 - 0 Napoli Salah 34'. 79' - Now a big chance at the other end. Insigne plays a beautiful ball in behind the Liverpool defense, Callejon has a sitter - but he skies it! 77' - Another huge opportunity for ... Read more

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One killed and 'several hurt' as shots fired in Strasbourg

One person has been killed and six people have been wounded in a shooting incident in the eastern French city of Strasbourg, police say. A military stands in the streets of Strasbourg, eastern France, after a shooting breakout. Photo: AFP. The gunman ... Read more

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Irish player set to compete in Club World Cup

The last Irish men to take part in the tournament were John O'Shea and Darren Gibson who were representing then-Champions League winners Manchester United. Club World Cup Eric Molloy. Ten years on, Eric Molloy is set to play in the Club World Cup. Read more

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Air NZ engineers strike could affect 100000 people - travel agent

A three-day Air New Zealand engineers' strike before Christmas could affect up to 100,000 travellers, a travel agent says. Auckland airport Photo: 123RF. Aviation unions revealed yesterday the strike notice they had issued last week was for three days ... Read more

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Cute lie Chris Hemsworth tells his children

They might be two of the biggest stars in Hollywood but Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky's three young children don't have a clue. Instead, according to Pataky, the couple's three children think Hemsworth is an actual real life superhero actor after ... Read more

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WORLD SPORTS at 1330 GMT

TOP STORIES: SOC--CHAMPIONS LEAGUE ROUNDUP. One of Liverpool, Napoli, and Paris Saint-Germain will fail to advance from the group stage. Napoli can advance with a draw at Anfield. Liverpool needs to win. PSG will qualify with a win at Red Star ... Read more

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'Many' Candidates Vying for Chief of Staff Job, Trump Says

President Donald Trump is disputing news reports that he's having a hard time finding a new White House chief of staff. Dec. 11, 2018, at 3:39 p.m.. More. U.S. News & World Report. 'Many' Candidates Vying for Chief of Staff Job, Trump Says. More. Read more

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Sacked Kiwi Formula One driver linked to big role

Discarded Formula One driver Brendon Hartley will remain part of Porsche's factory driver programme in 2019. The Kiwi, who was sacked by Toro Rosso earlier this month after only one full Grand Prix season, was confirmed in the role at the manufacturer ... Read more

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Barry Soper: Medicinal cannabis law great for drug dealers and Helen Kelly

COMMENT: It should have been called the Helen Kelly Law. When the former Council of Trade Unions boss was alive she had to break the law to get cannabis, both the law she so desperately wanted passed but never lived to see, and the wicked weed she ... Read more

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One dead after car crashed down bank on Christchurch's Dyers Pass Rd

A person has died after a car crashed down a steep bank and burst into flames in Christchurch. The car crashed down a bank on Dyers Pass Rd and landed in the Christchurch Adventure Park. It was found by the park's patrollers on Tuesday morning. A ... Read more

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Realtor, yoga instructor offered as guarantors at Huawei exec's bail hearing

Lawyers for Huawei's chief financial officer say they've found four people willing to put up millions of dollars to guarantee the executive would remain in B.C. while free on bail, pending extradition to the U.S. on fraud charges. The third day of the ... Read more

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'It went up like a bonfire': Suspicious fire destroys two-storey flat in ...

A two-storey flat in the upmarket Auckland suburb of Remuera has been destroyed by a fire. Ed Grover, who owns the complex on Basset Rd, said he woke at 3.15am on Wednesday to hear a car motor continuously going. "At first I thought someone was trying ... Read more

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India A Complete One-Day Series Sweep vs New Zealand A

India A registered a 3-0 clean sweep against New Zealand A in a three-match series held at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui. India A won the third match by a 75-run margin, as New Zealand A were bundled out for 200 while chasing a 276-run target. Read more

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Flat Bush murder: Mother killed, man appears in court, all details suppressed

The man charged with murdering a South Auckland mother while her toddler was nearby has appeared in court. But a suppression order prohibits the Herald from publishing his name and all other details of the case. The 34-year-old Flat Bush woman died ... Read more

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Consumer NZ report shows most sunscreens not living up to label claims

Consumer NZ's latest test of sunscreens has found six out of 10 products did not meet their label claims. The chief executive of the non-profit organisation, Sue Chetwin, said the six products tested didn't provide the sun protection claimed. One ... Read more

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Report reveals extent of family violence in New Zealand

The report shows that last year police launched family harm investigations once every four minutes. (Photo / Getty). AddThis Sharing Buttons. Share to Facebook FacebookShare to Twitter TwitterShare to Email App Email AppShare to Pinterest ... Read more

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Air New Zealand strikes extended to three days before Christmas

The unions representing Air New Zealand Engineering and Logistics say their planned strike on December 21 will be extended to three days. On Tuesday they confirmed that last week they issued three full-day strike notices for December 21, 22, and 23. Read more

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Otago University Students' Association buys one of the last bars near campus

The Otago University Students' Association has bought one of the last remaining bars near the Dunedin campus. Speaking to student magazine Critic, OUSA events manager Jason Schroeder said the Association wanted to address the decline in student bars ... Read more

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Remuera house fire being treated as suspicious

A fire that has destroyed a large two storey house in Auckland is being treated as suspicious. No caption. Twelve emergency vehicles are at the scene of the fire. Photo: RNZ / Richard Tindiller. Seven people were at the Bassett Road, Remuera address ... Read more

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Rugby League: Warriors boss Cameron George says side has the talent to win NRL ...

Warriors boss Cameron George has dismissed suggestions the club will go through a rebuilding phase as they search for a new NRL halfback to replace Shaun Johnson next season. George accepts it is difficult to replace a player of the calibre of Johnson, ... Read more

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Burning questions: Should NZ Rugby do all it can to bring Joe Schmidt back to ...

Summer has officially started and the Black Caps are back in town, but that doesn't mean the rugby grapevine is withering. There is still plenty to talk about when it comes to the Game Made In Heaven. Sevu Reece, who had his contract with Irish club ... Read more

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James Bond has a 'severe chronic alcohol problem,' science says

Take it easy, James. Screenshot by Eric Mack / CNET. Spending decades as an international super-spy might require a few nightcaps to take the edge off, but researchers say James Bond has definitely been overdoing it. A scientific analysis of 24 movies ... Read more

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Microsoft Releases Surface Toolkit to Repair Hardware and Software Problems

Microsoft has released a so-called Surface Diagnostic Toolkit for Business whose purpose is to help IT pros diagnose and repair issues with the Surface devices in their organizations. Specifically aimed at enterprises, this toolkit comes with the ... Read more

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Jardin Whanga-Elliott died after falling from moving vehicle, inquest told

There's been an explosive start to the inquest into the death of Jardin Whanga-Elliott, with police confirming he died after falling from a moving vehicle, not as a result of being in a fight. The Hamilton-raised 21-year-old, who was living in ... Read more

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Solomon Islands passes dual citizenship legislation

The Solomon Islands parliament has passed the country's first dual-citizenship legislation. Solomon Islands parliament Photo: RNZ/ Koroi Hawkins. The government said it would have wide-ranging benefits for the country. Earlier this year during a ... Read more

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Petition to ban private sale of fireworks presented to parliament

The tradition of writing your name in the air with a sparkler may be set to fizzle out, as calls to ban fireworks mount. A petition of nearly 18,000 signatures calling for a ban on the retail sale of fireworks was presented to Parliament on Tuesday ... Read more

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Taranaki father and daughter duo's delight over $100000 My Kitchen Rules win

The father and daughter winners of My Kitchen Rules (MKR) New Zealand say their win still hasn't sunk in. Liam and Eden McPhillips, of Taranaki, picked up a $100,000 prize for winning the fourth season of the cookery show, in which six teams battle it ... Read more

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Yealands Estate Wines prosecuted for 'unprecedented offending'

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has prosecuted leading New Zealand wine company Yealands Estate Wines for what it decribed as deliberate, deceptive and sustained breaches of the Wine Act. Pleading guilty to a total of 39 charges in the ... Read more

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Vietnam says Google 'taking steps' to open local office

Google is taking steps to set up an office in Vietnam to comply with a new law, Hanoi said Tuesday, as the communist country prepares to enact a controversial cyber bill that critics say is aimed at silencing dissent. The cybersecurity law, which ... Read more

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'Raheem is an incredible human being' - Guardiola rallies behind Sterling amid ...

The Englishman was praised for his strength of character by the Manchester City boss and fellow team-mate Leroy Sane. Pep Guardiola has hailed Raheem Sterling as an "incredible person" after the Manchester City and England winger spoke out amid ... Read more

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'Gucci' priest reprimanded by Russian church for flaunting designer goods on ...

The Russian Orthodox Church is pursuing disciplinary action against a priest in the city of Tver for a series of immodest Instagram posts in which he flaunts Gucci shoes and Louis Vuitton handbags, a church spokesman has said. The account, belonging to ... Read more

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The best USB-C hubs for your laptop or tablet

A USB-C hub is quickly becoming an indispensable piece of gear. Though we like to mock Apple for its rat's nest of wired dongles for connecting legacy peripherals, more and more PC laptop and tablet makers are adopting USB-C, making it a headache to ... Read more

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Will Australia reach its 2030 climate targets using a 'loophole'?

The Federal Government is fond of saying Australia will meet its 2030 carbon emissions reduction targets "at a canter". One way it might be hoping to achieve that is by using what's been described as a "loophole" in the way emissions are counted ... Read more

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Digger cuts fibre optic cable on Whangārei intersection upgrade

A digger working on the SH1/Tarewa Rd intersection upgrade in Whangārei has cut a fibre optic cable, affecting about 1500 customers. New Zealand Transport Agency Senior Manager Project Delivery Chris Hunt says the incident happened mid- morning on ... Read more

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Traffic stopped on State Highway 1 in Northland after truck catches fire

Traffic on State Highway 1 near Brynderwyn in Northland has ground to a halt after a truck caught fire on the road. Smoke can be seen billowing into the sky from the truck, with Fire and Emergency New Zealand crews in attendance. A section of bush ... Read more

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One person with critical injuries after car crash in suburban Wellington

A person suffered critical injuries when a car and truck crashed in the Wellington suburb of Wadestown. The crash happened on Wadestown Rd about 2.20pm on Tuesday, police said. One person was critical and another was moderately injured. Wadestown ... Read more

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Aussies will fight back, but India has upper hand: Ghavri

MUMBAI: Former Test pacer Karsan Ghavri expects beaten Australia to fight back in the remainder of the four-match rubber starting with the second Test at Perth, but backed the Virat Kohli-led India to hold fort. He also hailed Cheteshwar Pujara, who ... Read more

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Measles alert for travellers on flight to Auckland from the Philippines

Travellers on a flight from the Philippines are being contacted over health concerns after a passenger on board was discovered to have measles. The infected person flew into Auckland from Manila on Philippine Airlines flight PR218 on November 30 at 2 ... Read more

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France Gilets Jaunes: Macron promises divide protest leaders

A woman at the forefront of the "yellow-vest" protest movement in France has called for a "truce" in response to a series of concessions from President Emmanuel Macron. Jacline Mouraud said protesters couldn't "spend the rest of our lives on roundabouts". Read more

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Dunedin vigil for Grace Millane

A vigil planned for Dunedin tomorrow to honour slain English tourist Grace Millane follows one in Queenstown tonight. Ex-flatmate says Millane murder-accused moved out quickly. The Dunedin vigil will be held in the Octagon from 7pm tomorrow. Read more

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Tired and beaten up, Marina Erakovic knew her time was up

In the end, the journey back into professional tennis was one that Marina Erakovic didn't want to take. The 30-year-old New Zealander, who reached a career high of 39 and won one WTA singles titles and eight in doubles, announced on Tuesday that she ... Read more

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Meghan's on-message AGAIN! Duchess supports organisation set up by Prince ...

The Duchess of Sussex is known for her 'woke wardrobe', and last night she took the opportunity to promote a cause close to her father-in-law's heart as she took to the stage at the British Fashion Awards. Meghan, 37, sported three bangles and a pair ... Read more

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New space agency a booster for Marshall government

Share this article. Facebook · Twitter · Email; Print. Australia's first dedicated space agency will be headquartered in Adelaide in a major boost to the South Australian Marshall government as it looks to tap into a $US345 billion global industry ... Read more

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Greater transparency sought in gas sector

The government is reviewing information disclosure requirements in the gas industry following the extended shutdown of part of the Pohokura field. Offshore production from the field, the country's biggest gas producer, has been halted twice this year ... Read more

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Three earthquakes strike offshore west of Vancouver Island

A series of earthquakes have once again struck in a seismically active area west of Vancouver Island. RELATED STORIES. Earthquake strikes offshore from northern end of Vancouver Island · Aftershocks from 7.0-magnitude earthquake continue near ... Read more

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Younger Blitzboks 'happy with growth' they are showing in World Sevens Series

CAPE TOWN – The younger generation of Blitzboks again showed in Cape Town that they are able to compete at the highest level of the World Sevens Series pool, according to Dewald Human, one of the newer players in the Springbok Sevens set-up. Read more

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Johnny Sexton extends IRFU contract until 2021

World Player of the Year Johnny Sexton has signed an IRFU contract extension that ties him to Leinster and Ireland until 2021. Sexton has had an incredible year with both province and country. The 33-year-old won a Grand Slam, a series in Australia and ... Read more

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Hannah Gadsby takes aim at 'good men' talking about 'bad men'

Hannah Gadsby rose to prominence with her Netflix special, Hannah Gadsby: Nanette. The special was an instant hit among social circles mainly because of the hard-hitting content the woman put across about body-shaming, sexual harassment and ... Read more

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Alisson's impact on Liverpool's defensive improvement assessed

Alisson's impact on Liverpool's defensive improvement should not be underestimated. Here, we take a look at why... No team in the history of the Premier League has conceded fewer goals than Liverpool have at this stage of the season. Jurgen Klopp's ... Read more

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Primary sector exports soaring

The Ministry for Primary Industries' latest Situation and Outlook forecasts New Zealand's primary industry exports are to increase by 3.8% for the year ending June 2019 to $44.3 billion. The forecast has been increased $505 million from the previous ... Read more

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Unexplained death in Sandringham, Auckland, investigated by police

A man has been found dead at a house in a central Auckland suburb and police are continuing to investigate. Police were called to a residential property in Sandringham just after 7am on Tuesday. On arrival, a man in his 50s was found dead, police said. Read more

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Russia's 'Werewolf Killer' to spend rest of his life behind bars for murdering ...

A former Russian policeman has been handed two life sentences after confessing to more than 80 murders from the 1990s and 2000s. Key points: Targeted women walking streets at night he believed were immoral; Brutally stabbed victims to death in ... Read more

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Stats: Robertson set for LFC milestone against Napoli

Andy Robertson could make a landmark appearance for Liverpool in tonight's Champions League clash with Napoli. The 24-year-old defender, who joined the club from Hull City in July last year, will play his 50th match for the Reds if selected for the ... Read more

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Do you want fries with that? Mexican bid for Restaurant Brands looking like a ...

Finaccess Capital's $881.5 million bid for three-quarters of Restaurant Brands is looking like becoming a done deal after the Mexican asset management company won the board's approval. Restaurant Brands' independent directors said they had elected to ... Read more

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Meghan Markle Is Being Called "Difficult," and Black Women Can Read Between ...

Meghan Markle's name hasn't left the news since her engagement to Prince Harry was announced last year, and now that the two are married and expecting, the rumor mill is in full swing. Whether from "palace sources" or Meghan's own loose-lipped family ... Read more

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A-League: Wellington Phoenix look to build on momentum against Central Coast ...

After turning heads with one of their greatest-ever A-League performances, the Wellington Phoenix have dialed up the expectations on themselves. Defender Steven Taylor believes their emphatic 3-1 win over Sydney FC has added to the internal pressure, ... Read more

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The Great Kiwi Bake-Off: We're chocking till we're literally dropping

Good evening and welcome back to another riveting round up of What Happened On Bake Off - Who nailed it and who utterly effed it up? WHAT'S THE HAPPS ON TONIGHT'S EPISODE: It's the (semi) final countdown and we are literally chocking till we're ... Read more

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Champions League: Lionel Messi mystery hangs over Tottenham Hotspurs' bid to ...

Who would want to travel to the Nou Camp without seeing Lionel Messi? Well, probably quite a few Tottenham Hotspur fans this evening, given they have every reason to fear the maestro. Even in a game with nothing to play for, Messi can be a destroyer of ... Read more

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Remembering Lyudmila Alexeyeva, One of the Last of the Soviet Dissidents

Lyudmila Alexeyeva, one of the last former Soviet dissidents active in Russian politics, died on Saturday. She was ninety-one years old. Alexeyeva's life can be divided into two unequal parts: her Soviet life and her anti-Soviet life. She came from ... Read more

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Medicinal cannabis bill passes final hurdle in Parliament

The government's medicinal cannabis bill has passed its final hurdle in Parliament - with just the National Party in opposition. Medical marijuana buds in daily pill organizer with branded prescription bottle lid sitting on green background. Photo: 123RF. Read more

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One person with critical injuries after car crash in suburban Wellington

A person suffered critical injuries when a car and truck crashed in the Wellington suburb of Wadestown. The crash happened on Wadestown Rd about 2.20pm on Tuesday, police said. One person was critical and another was moderately injured. Wadestown ... Read more

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Wellington Phoenix look to build on impressive win against Sydney FC

Wellington Phoenix defender Steven Taylor says there has been little time to celebrate their impressive away win against Sydney FC. "Yes we had a good result but don't dwell on it. For us you can't lose your concentration.The manager has made it very ... Read more

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Truck fire blocks SH1 at Brynderwyn Hills north of Auckland

A truck carrying grain has caught fire and is blocking a section of State Highway 1 just south of Waipu, Northland. The incident occurred on a narrow stretch of highway that snakes through the Brynderwyn Hills, which carries the main flow of traffic ... Read more

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Valverde says Barca want to 'help' difficult Dembele

Barcelona (AFP). Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said on Monday that the club wants to "help" French winger Ousmane Dembele realise his potential, after the youngster's latest disciplinary transgression. The 21-year-old arrived two hours late for ... Read more

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Kevin Hart 'excited as hell' to be in NZ

Comedian Kevin Hart has just arrived in Aotearoa to continue his Irresponsible Tour. Hart took to Instagram to show off his Kiwi adventures so far and to give fans a glimpse of his pals supporting him on his trip down under. Talking to the camera via ... Read more

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Drone captures video of a woman surrounded by orca as she swims off Hahei beach

A drone has captured video of a woman surrounded by orca as she was swimming off Hahei beach on the Coromandel Peninsular. Judie Johnson said she was out for a swim by herself last week when she found herself with unexpected company. Johnson ... Read more

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Will Brexit be stopped? Is May's deal doomed?

Confused about Brexit? You're not alone. Britain's path to leaving the European Union has gotten rather complicated and long, full of forks in the road, U-turns and more than a few dead ends. Even seasoned Brexit watchers have been left at a loss for ... Read more