Friday 15th December 2017

Wellington

Wellington Govt News

  • New sensors to make Karori Tunnel safer for people on bikes
    New sensors installed at each end of Karori Tunnel will detect people on bikes as they approach the tunnel, and flashing signs will let drivers know to slow down and let the bikes go first.
    - 3 days ago 12 Dec 17, 4:40pm -
  • Karori Campus sale
    Wellington City Council’s Onslow-Western Councillors, Diane Calvert, Andy Foster and Simon Woolf, have responded to Victoria University of Wellington’s announcement of the formal sale and purchase of the Karori Campus bringing public ownership of…
    - 3 days ago 12 Dec 17, 4:00pm -
  • Council calls on public to report myrtle rust sightings
    Wellington City Council is asking the public to report suspected myrtle rust infections in the city, after the tree disease was recently confirmed to have infected a ramarama tree in Lower Hutt suburb Naenae.
    - 3 days ago 12 Dec 17, 3:52pm -
  • World’s first official kererū road safety signs installed in Wellington
    In an effort to make our streets safer and reduce cars killing kererū, Wellington City Council has installed “Slow for kererū” road signs at key locations around Zealandia and Otari Wiltons Bush.
    - 8 days ago 7 Dec 17, 5:02pm -
  • Wellington develops ‘people first’ housing affordability model
    Wellington City Council today adopted a draft Housing Strategy that is expected to set a new standard for measuring housing affordability.
    - 8 days ago 7 Dec 17, 2:41pm -
  • Wellington arts and culture projects receive boost from Council grants
    Wellington City Council allocated $131,760 to 35 arts and culture groups and projects – with recipients representing a wide and diverse range of creative talent from all over the capital.
    - 8 days ago 7 Dec 17, 2:12pm -
  • Bird numbers are soaring in Wellington
    A 2017 bird report by Wellington City Council today revealed that tui, kaka and kakariki numbers have all increased significantly in Wellington Reserves since 2011, and there has been no decrease detected for any other species.
    - 9 days ago 6 Dec 17, 4:55pm -
  • Smooth ride along Hutt Road to be extended
    The new improved walking and biking paths being built along Hutt Road will be extended next year, creating another important link in the planned route from the north and Hutt Valley.
    - 10 days ago 6 Dec 17, 9:36am -
  • Wellingtonians quick to adopt online service
    More than 60 percent of building consents made to Wellington City Council are now received online through GoShift, a new initiative to improve the building consents process.
    - 11 days ago 5 Dec 17, 11:10am -
  • Wellington continues strong S&P credit rating streak, looks to future
    International credit rating agency Standard & Poor's has this week reaffirmed Wellington City Council’s strong credit rating, with an AA rating for longer-term and an A-1+ rating for short-term.
    - 11 days ago 4 Dec 17, 11:38am -
  • Council responds to public queries about its water restrictions
    Wellington City Council has already started working to minimise the watering of lawns and gardens in light of the drought conditions that are hitting the region.
    - 15 days ago 30 Nov 17, 4:16pm -
  • Rail strike: advice for motorists
    Regular rail commuters who decide to drive in to central Wellington during tomorrow’s rail strike should be aware that parking in and around the CBD will be under considerable pressure.
    - 15 days ago 30 Nov 17, 3:17pm -
  • Wellington City Council’s housing team wins top international award
    Wellington City Council’s social housing unit, City Housing, has won a major accolade for the way they work with tenants to improve the services they deliver.
    - 15 days ago 30 Nov 17, 11:25am -
  • Wellington home to its very own superheroes
    Taika Waititi’s Thor and the Hulk aren’t the only superheroes associated with Wellington this month, with five Wellingtonians and two community groups being honoured by Mayor Justin Lester for keeping the city safe at the 2017 Safety in the City…
    - 16 days ago 29 Nov 17, 3:26pm -
  • Civic Square artwork kicks off Wellington’s Art on Walls
    A new public artwork being put up near Civic Square will kick off Wellington City Council’s Art on Walls programme, says Mayor Justin Lester.
    - 21 days ago 24 Nov 17, 3:06pm -
  • Proposed zipline flies past its first hurdle
    The City Strategy Committee has unanimously approved a proposed lease of Council land to go to public consultation, before making a final decision on a new tourism venture for the site.
    - 22 days ago 23 Nov 17, 3:35pm -
  • The biggest Christmas party is coming to town this weekend – and you’re all invited
    Christmas is coming, and so is A Very Welly Christmas – the fun, fabulous and family-friendly festival which stretches along Lambton Quay is back again this weekend, and it’s even bigger and better than before.
    - 24 days ago 21 Nov 17, 3:46pm -
  • Wellington Te Reo Policy to honour Billie Tait-Jones
    Wellington City Council’s proposed Te Reo Māori policy will honour Billie Tait-Jones, the organisation’s Cultural Advisor, who passed away earlier this month.
    - 29 days ago 16 Nov 17, 1:27pm -
  • ‘Tis the season to be festive
    The festive season kicks-off this weekend with Christmas trees appearing in the capital, then Santa will be popping up all over the place, and there’ll be free events and activities happening around the city for all to enjoy.
    - 29 days ago 16 Nov 17, 1:13pm -
  • Time to have your say on once-in-a-generation transport plan
    Wellingtonians have a once-in-a-generation chance to shape the future of their city’s transport and need to make sure their views are known, Wellington Mayor Justin Lester says in response to today’s Let’s Get Wellington Moving consultation lau…
    - 30 days ago 16 Nov 17, 10:32am -

Regional News

One News New Zealand

Mike Hosking and Toni Street on brink of tears as they farewell Seven Sharp

- 1 hour ago 15 Dec 17, 10:00pm -
Hope as Dunedin's famous sea lion returns to the south, pregnant with another pup

- 1 day ago 14 Dec 17, 9:32pm -
Grant Robertson wants to deliver big for families - without blowing the budget

- 1 day ago 14 Dec 17, 9:14pm -
'We are thrilled' – charities boosted by Government's plan to reduce child poverty

- 1 day ago 14 Dec 17, 9:07pm -
Toni Street and Mike Hosking stepping down from Seven Sharp after four years

- 1 day ago 14 Dec 17, 9:03pm -
Meet the Kiwi family who nearly drowned, and who are now sharing the water safety message

- 2 days ago 13 Dec 17, 9:13pm -

Wellington Library Events

  • newNew popular nonfiction for perfect summer reading!

    New popular nonfiction for perfect summer reading!

    Some fascinating books this time, about sea level rise, AI, conservatism and more! And to end, two very different life stories: that of a young black man Michael A., and that of James Jesus Angleton, CIA spymaster. The water will come : rising seas,…
    - 10 hours ago 15 Dec 17, 1:05pm -
  • NZ writers feature in our latest ‘other genre’ fiction picks

    NZ writers feature in our latest ‘other genre’ fiction picks

    This is the fourth ‘other genres’ selection featuring New Zealand writers this year. There has been an amazing number of novels from new and well known writers published this year. Included in this month’s selection are two veterans of New Zeal…
    - 1 day ago 14 Dec 17, 7:00pm -
  • Staff picks from our extensive CD collection

    Staff picks from our extensive CD collection

    Our music enthusiast John has selected his recent favourites from our extensive CD collection. More coming soon, so keep checking! John’s picks Thurston Moore – Rock ‘n’ Roll Consciousness Sonic Youth fans are in for a treat here as that leg…
    - 1 day ago 14 Dec 17, 3:33pm -
  • Celebrating Hanukkah

    Celebrating Hanukkah

    Hanukkah begins tonight! To celebrate, here are some Hanukkah picture books to share with the family, and we couldn’t resist including some delicious recipes at the very bottom of this post! Also, just because these are wonderful, have a listen to…
    - 4 days ago 12 Dec 17, 9:04am -
  • Our new catalogue has landed!

    Our new catalogue has landed!

    We’re delighted to introduce you to our catalogue, please give it a try. Supplied by the same company as our Classic Catalogue, it’s smartphone-friendly and presents a lot more information to help you choose what you want to borrow. It still has…
    - 4 days ago 11 Dec 17, 6:07pm -
  • New contemporary fiction featuring Aussie award winners

    New contemporary fiction featuring Aussie award winners

    This month’s selection of new contemporary fiction show cases the best latest works from several well-known, much acclaimed writers. There are three debut authors, whose novels have been much praised. Also two award winning Australian writers, Man…
    - 4 days ago 11 Dec 17, 12:16pm -
  • Brilliant New Year ideas for your home

    Brilliant New Year ideas for your home

    Give your home and your beloved objects an exciting new life using unique ideas found in this collection of books, including inspirational real-life stories from downsizers revealing how successfully they’ve handled the challenges. Happy reading!…
    - 7 days ago 9 Dec 17, 11:00am -
  • There’s movie guides galore in these new film & tv books!

    There’s movie guides galore in these new film & tv books!

    Check out some of these newly catalogued books on movies and TV shows, including the historical side stories of the very popular TV series; Game of Thrones and Doctor Who. A variety of movie guides such as The Bad Movie Bible should not be missed. Yo…
    - 7 days ago 8 Dec 17, 11:19am -
  • Holiday hours for 2017-2018

    Holiday hours for 2017-2018

    A warm seasons greetings to all our library borrowers and visitors with best wishes for a happy holiday season. Here are the opening hours across all our libraries from Saturday 23 December 2017 to Wednesday 3 January 2018. All our libraries will…
    - 10 days ago 5 Dec 17, 11:31am -
  • Recent eAudiobook fiction perfect for your summer holiday!

    Recent eAudiobook fiction perfect for your summer holiday!

    Sometimes you want to listen to something familiar, like an official sequel to Little House on the Prairie, and sometimes you want to listen to something a bit different, like a story about an ancient, powerful, lovesick mummy who’s terrorising hum…
    - 11 days ago 4 Dec 17, 12:00pm -
  • From Vaughan to vinyl: New books about music

    From Vaughan to vinyl: New books about music

    Check out this variety of newly catalogued books on popular music. They include Vinyl Freak, which offers a fascinating read about love for vinyl, and two intriguing books on the year of 1967; Detroit 67 and 1967: a complete rock music history of the…
    - 13 days ago 3 Dec 17, 11:00am -
  • Discover the joy of Christmas crafting! New craft books

    Discover the joy of Christmas crafting! New craft books

    Make your own decorations in the run-up to Christmas using ideas and inspiration found in the books we have selected for you! Wellington City Libraries wishes you all a joyful Christmas season! A very pompom Christmas : 20 festive projects to make…
    - 13 days ago 2 Dec 17, 1:00pm -
  • Get your headphones ready! We’ve got new CD box sets

    Get your headphones ready! We’ve got new CD box sets


    - 14 days ago 1 Dec 17, 6:00pm -
  • New murder mystery madness!

    New murder mystery madness!

    Another wonderful variation on the theme of murder in this month’s selection of new mysteries recently received. Set around the world from France to Atlanta, London to Los Angeles, Spain to Texas, there are many hours of thrilling reading for the m…
    - 14 days ago 1 Dec 17, 12:47pm -
  • Cults, colonies and cyberterrorism: New sci-fi and fantasy

    Cults, colonies and cyberterrorism: New sci-fi and fantasy

    From astronomy to cyberterrorism, cults to space colonies, virtual reality to time travel, artificial intelligence to alternative histories, this selection of new science fiction and fantasy novels illustrates the wonderful diversity of theme and bri…
    - 17 days ago 28 Nov 17, 3:00pm -
  • More Classical CD additions

    More Classical CD additions

    We have been busily processing new classical purchases (much more to come over the next few weeks!). Here are a few highlights: Symphony No. 6, Pathétique, Tchaikovsky. Performed by MusicAeterna. “Teodor Currentzis feels a very strong attachment t…
    - 18 days ago 28 Nov 17, 9:18am -
  • Summer booksale starts Tuesday 5 December

    Summer booksale starts Tuesday 5 December

    Every year thousands of avid readers and movie & music lovers gather at Central Library for our book sales. Judging by their past popularity, this sale should be no different. Past buyers have used the sale to find the best book deals, to complete t…
    - 21 days ago 24 Nov 17, 2:32pm -
  • We have tablets available to borrow at most libraries

    We have tablets available to borrow at most libraries

    Since earlier this year, adult customers have been able to borrow   iPad minis for 3 weeks from the Second Floor desk at the Central Library. They are now also available at the following branch libraries: Miramar, Ruth Gotlieb (Kilbirnie), Newtown…
    - 21 days ago 24 Nov 17, 2:15pm -
  • Pukapuka hou: Kōanga, 2017 (New books: Spring 2017)

    Pukapuka hou: Kōanga, 2017 (New books: Spring 2017)

    Wellington City Libraries now holds Cyrus Hingston’s Pou o Whakaue: marae of Whakaue, and we look forward to the arrival of his companion book, Pou o Ue. Rangi Matamua published Matariki the star of the year, and we welcome now the reo Māori edi…
    - 22 days ago 23 Nov 17, 11:27am -
  • Pioneers of art: 10 new books on artistic beginnings

    Pioneers of art: 10 new books on artistic beginnings

    For this selection of new art books we decided to take a look at beginnings, from prehistoric evidence of creativity and expression, to the early renaissance, right through to the more recent emergence of artistic collaboration or co-art. Whether…
    - 24 days ago 22 Nov 17, 10:00am -
  • Start a new series: New graphic novels

    Start a new series: New graphic novels

    Two new series are included in this month’s selection of new graphic novels. Each month, with our selections we attempt to illustrate the diversity of this most popular collection. Highly recommend is the latest work from the much acclaimed Jeff Le…
    - 24 days ago 21 Nov 17, 6:00pm -
  • What the soul feels: 10 new Photography books

    What the soul feels: 10 new Photography books

    They say, that photography, like art, it is less what the eye sees and more what the soul feels, and we couldn’t agree more. So whether your soul feels the mists of the mountains, the droplets of water from a dog shaking his coat, vintage cameras,…
    - 24 days ago 21 Nov 17, 12:29pm -
  • All you need now is a garden: New eBooks

    All you need now is a garden: New eBooks

    Cicero once said that if you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. And while he probably didn’t expect that library to include eBooks, he’d be happy to know that Robert Harris’ acclaimed ‘Cicero’ trilogy is now a part o…
    - 25 days ago 20 Nov 17, 6:00pm -
  • Paris, thrifting and a Haircult: New fashion & beauty books

    Paris, thrifting and a Haircult: New fashion & beauty books

    Paris and Scandinavia are on the fashion itinerary this week, as well as a world atlas of street style! We have a nifty new guide to thrift shopping, a browse through some questionable fashion choices and a look at the all important Ladies’ Haircu…
    - 25 days ago 20 Nov 17, 11:58am -
  • Tim’s NaNoWriMo Tips

    Tim’s NaNoWriMo Tips

    Starting your first NaNoWriMo can be a daunting experience, but never fear! Our resident NaNoWriMo veteran Tim will give you the low-down on what to expect during your thirty day writing epic – including tips and tricks to help you through those mo…
    - 28 days ago 18 Nov 17, 10:00am -
  • Nothing but biography: Recent biographies

    Nothing but biography: Recent biographies

    “Read no history: nothing but biography, for that is life without theory.” So wrote the esteemed Benjamin Disraeli. A little sweeping maybe, but we biography-lovers cannot but concur. There are some excellent examples of the craft on offer this m…
    - 28 days ago 17 Nov 17, 12:43pm -
  • Cultivating compassion: recent beliefs books

    Cultivating compassion: recent beliefs books

    November’s list of recent books kicks off with a highly readable spotlight on Norse mythology, and an important exploration of animism, as well as including several books on creating space for happiness. Norse mythology, by Neil Gaiman. Read about…
    - 32 days ago 14 Nov 17, 10:59am -
  • “Water” you waiting for? Check out these new non-fiction books!

    “Water” you waiting for? Check out these new non-fiction books!

    This month: the hot topic of water, and just how lucky are we? The origin of others / Toni Morrison ; with a foreword by Ta-Nehisi Coates. “America’s foremost novelist reflects on the themes that preoccupy her work and increasingly dominate natio…
    - 32 days ago 13 Nov 17, 11:51am -
  • Recently added Classical CDs

    Recently added Classical CDs

    For this selection of new classical music CDs we spotlight some vocal works: some Baroque Italian music (sacred and secular), and a post-Romantic opera. Pelléas et Mélisande, Debussy. Performed by the London Symphony Orchestra and soloists. “Debu…
    - 33 days ago 13 Nov 17, 11:00am -
  • New CDs at your library

    New CDs at your library

    Check out some of these newly catalogued CDs, from newcomers London Grammar to veterans such as Steve Winwood and Brian Wilson. The long awaited third installment in a deluxe reissue series A New Career in a New Town by David Bowie has already been…
    - 33 days ago 13 Nov 17, 10:11am -

Google NZ News

  • newKaikoura lifeline reopened - waateanews.com

    Kaikoura lifeline reopened - waateanews.com

    waateanews.comKaikoura lifeline reopenedwaateanews.comState Highway 1 into Kaikoura reopens this afternoon, 13 months after a devastating earthquake cut off the town. A million cubic metres of material has been removed from 1500 damaged sites along 1…
    - 12 hours ago 15 Dec 17, 11:39am -

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    • newNew Air Force personnel graduate
      Defence Minister Ron Mark welcomed new Royal New Zealand Air Force recruits and officers into the service in a combined Graduation Parade at Base Woodbourne in Blenheim today.
      - 6 hours ago 15 Dec 17, 5:00pm -
    • newWorkplace fatalities highlight need for vigilance
      The tragic spate of four work-related fatalities over the past three days is a timely reminder for all workplaces to remain vigilant for workplace safety as New Zealand approaches the holiday season, says Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety I…
      - 6 hours ago 15 Dec 17, 4:51pm -
    • newHow many children lifted out of poverty?
      Labour needs to come clean on exactly how many additional children will be lifted out of poverty with their Families Package, National Party Finance Spokesperson Steven Joyce says.
      - 8 hours ago 15 Dec 17, 3:44pm -
    • newMinister congratulates grant recipients
      Minister for Ethnic Communities, Hon Jenny Salesa congratulates the 71 groups receiving $520,000 from the new Ethnic Communities Development Fund.
      - 8 hours ago 15 Dec 17, 2:56pm -
    • newGovernment short on DHB capital
      The Government’s incomplete ‘mini-Budget’ leaves the health system without a sufficient budget for capital expenditure, National Party Health Spokesperson Jonathan Coleman says.
      - 9 hours ago 15 Dec 17, 2:34pm -
    • newTracking bovis cows vital – O’Connor
      Farmers keeping accurate records of stock movements is a vital part of halting the spread of Mycoplasma bovis, says Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor.
      - 9 hours ago 15 Dec 17, 2:31pm -
    • new$14.9 million in tourism funding announced
      The Government is investing $14.9 million in tourism infrastructure and cycle trails around the country, Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis announced today.
      - 9 hours ago 15 Dec 17, 2:13pm -
    • newSupport for Cape Foulwind conservation
      A project to protect native species and enhance the landscape of Cape Foulwind in Buller will be boosted by support from the DOC Community Fund, Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage has announced.
      - 9 hours ago 15 Dec 17, 2:03pm -
    • newNew Administrator of Tokelau announced
      Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters has announced that Mr Ross Ardern will be the next Administrator of Tokelau.
      - 9 hours ago 15 Dec 17, 1:52pm -
    • newRobertson Continues Nats’ Taxation By Stealth
      “Grant Robertson will allow new benefits to rise in line with inflation while tax brackets will remain the same, pushing middle income New Zealanders into the highest bracket”, says ACT Leader David Seymour
      - 10 hours ago 15 Dec 17, 1:42pm -
    • newBill to enrol newborns passes 1st reading
      A law requiring newborns to be enrolled in a general practice before they are six weeks old is a step closer, thanks to a private member’s Bill submitted by National MP Dr Parmjeet Parmar.
      - 10 hours ago 15 Dec 17, 1:24pm -
    • newBaby bonus adds to confused set of entitlements
      It is clear that Labour’s new baby bonus in its revised Families Package is a rushed addition to a spaghetti of entitlements that will only confuse families, National Party Finance Spokesman Steven Joyce says.
      - 10 hours ago 15 Dec 17, 12:52pm -
    • newMinister silent while farmers wilt
      The Minister for Primary Industries needs to officially declare a drought and mobilise the support mechanisms in place for farmers before it’s too late, National’s Primary Industries spokesperson Nathan Guy says.
      - 11 hours ago 15 Dec 17, 12:39pm -
    • newDigital Advisory Group to Be Established
      A new advisory group is to be set up to advise the Government on how it can build the digital economy and reduce digital divides.
      - 11 hours ago 15 Dec 17, 11:47am -
    • newHave Your Say on the End of Life Choice Bill
      Parliament’s Justice Committee is now seeking public submissions on the End of Life Choice Bill.
      - 12 hours ago 15 Dec 17, 11:16am -
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    National News

    • new$15 billion: Official costing Greens given on total ban on new coal mines, oil drilling and fracking
      An indefinite ban on new coal mines, offshore oil drilling and fracking consents would cost New Zealand more than $15 billion in lost royalties and revenue, as well as shake business confidence and the security of energy supply.The...
      - 5 hours ago 15 Dec 17, 6:20pm -
    • newMan charged after allegedly poisoning people by lacing cake with drugs
      A man has been charged with poisoning after a number of people were hospitalised as a result of eating cake allegedly laced with drugs.Detective Inspector Richard Corbidge, of the Waitemata confirmed that a Rodney man faces a number...
      - 5 hours ago 15 Dec 17, 6:16pm -
    • newCar fleeing from police involved in three-vehicle crash in Whangarei
      A crash has closed State Highway 1 in Whangarei after a man involved in a police pursuit crashed into two other vehicles.The crash happened about 4.45pm near the intersection of SH1 and Raumanga Valley Rd.Northbound traffic has...
      - 5 hours ago 15 Dec 17, 6:14pm -
    • newMan dead after bulldozer crash in Taranaki
      A man has died in a bulldozer crash in Taranaki today.The bulldozer is reported to have rolled down a bank in a forestry block at around 2pm.WorkSafe have been notified, and police are assisting at the remote scene, on Mokau Rd,...
      - 5 hours ago 15 Dec 17, 6:12pm -
    • newAuckland petrol stations run out of fuel
      Motorists leaving work for the week may struggle to find fuel as multiple gas stations in Auckland have run out of diesel. The Herald was alerted to Z Stations in Te Rakau, Pakuranga and Botany running out of diesel.Te Rakau...
      - 5 hours ago 15 Dec 17, 6:06pm -
    • newTempers flare in Parliament as families' package debate drags out
      Tempers boiled over at Parliament during debate on legislation that will replace the previous Government's planned tax cuts – with one MP booted from the debating chamber, and another being told to "take his pills".The Government...
      - 5 hours ago 15 Dec 17, 6:05pm -
    • newNorthland farmers' murder revenge for alleged sexual abuse
      A Northlander who killed a farmer with a knife told flatmates it was a revenge act after the alleged sexual abuse of a child.Marcus Bax, 39, pleaded guilty during a callover in the High Court at Whangarei this week to murdering...
      - 6 hours ago 15 Dec 17, 5:42pm -
    • newNude woman videoed running around Parnell carpark
      A video has surfaced of a naked woman running around an upmarket Auckland suburb.The woman with long brown hair does not appear to be coherent and is seen racing around a carpark in Parnell on Wednesday evening.A few men tried...
      - 6 hours ago 15 Dec 17, 5:28pm -
    • newSir John Key awarded with a Doctor of Commerce honorary degree
      Former prime minister Sir John Key as though he was "dressed like Harry Potter" today as he was awarded an honorary degree by his alma mater. The three-term leader of New Zealand was granted a Doctor of Commerce (honoris causa)...
      - 6 hours ago 15 Dec 17, 5:11pm -
    • newAuckland should pay for its growth, says Phil Twyford
      Auckland has to pay for its growth, it cannot go cap in hand to people in Palmerston North and Wanganui, Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford said today.Speaking at the launch of the Herald 's annual Project Auckland...
      - 7 hours ago 15 Dec 17, 4:45pm -

    World News

    • new'Folk' medicine's wildlife traffickers go social

      'Folk' medicine's wildlife traffickers go social

      So-called "traditional" medicines represent an outsized proportion of wildlife smuggling, some 42 percent in the European Union alone. But as Reuters' Matthew Larotonda explains, old black market channels are starting to take a back seat to social me…
      - 5 hours ago 15 Dec 17, 6:37pm -
    • newVenezuelan exodus into Brazil threatens humanitarian crisis

      Venezuelan exodus into Brazil threatens humanitarian crisis

      Hundreds of Venezuelans, fleeing the political and economic turmoil in their country walk across the border with Brazil each day - placing a major strain on local services.
      - 13 hours ago 15 Dec 17, 9:47am -
    • newU.S. claims 'evidence' of Iran arms shipments

      U.S. claims 'evidence' of Iran arms shipments

      The United States on Thursday presented for the first time pieces of what it said were Iranian weapons supplied to the Iran-aligned Houthi militia in Yemen, describing it as conclusive evidence that Tehran was violating U.N. resolutions.
      - 14 hours ago 15 Dec 17, 9:18am -
    • newPutin: U.S. gripped by fabricated 'spymania'

      Putin: U.S. gripped by fabricated 'spymania'

      Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday the United States was in the grip of a fabricated spymania whipped up by President Donald Trump's opponents but he thought battered U.S.-Russia relations would recover one day. Scarlett Cvitanovich re…
      - 15 hours ago 15 Dec 17, 8:40am -
    • newPutin warns against U.S. strike on N.Korea

      Putin warns against U.S. strike on N.Korea

      Russian President Vladimir Putin says the U.S. and North Korea should "stop aggravating the situation" on the Korean peninsula. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
      - 15 hours ago 15 Dec 17, 8:03am -
    • newThree-man astronauts crew returns to Earth after space mission

      Three-man astronauts crew returns to Earth after space mission

      American, Russian and Italian astronauts land safely in Kazakhstan after a five-month mission in the International Space Station.
      - 15 hours ago 15 Dec 17, 8:02am -
    • newTwo Reuters journalists are facing jail in Myanmar

      Two Reuters journalists are facing jail in Myanmar

      Two Reuters journalists have been arrested in Myanmar. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo had been covering a military crackdown on the Rohingya in Rakhine State. Lucy Fielder reports.
      - 15 hours ago 15 Dec 17, 8:00am -
    • 'Folk' medicine is wildlife smugglers' hidden giant

      'Folk' medicine is wildlife smugglers' hidden giant

      In an evidence locker near London's Heathrow airport lay shelves of so-called "traditional" or "folk" medicines containing contraband wildlife tissue, a smuggling racket that by some measures dwarfs higher profile seizures like ivory caches. Matthew…
      - 1 day ago 14 Dec 17, 6:35pm -
    • NYC terror suspect expected to make court appearance

      NYC terror suspect expected to make court appearance

      New York City bombing suspect Akayed Ullah could make his first court appearance as soon as Wednesday via video conference, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s office said. Lisa Bernhard reports.
      - 2 days ago 14 Dec 17, 6:03am -
    • Palestinian leader says Trump's 'crime' over Jerusalem precludes U.S. peace role

      Palestinian leader says Trump's 'crime' over Jerusalem precludes U.S. peace role

      Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told Muslim leaders on Wednesday that a U.S. decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital was a crime which showed that Washington should no longer play a role in Middle East peace talks. Emily Wither report…
      - 2 days ago 14 Dec 17, 3:39am -

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