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Mystery Covid-19 case detected in New Zealand

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Workers in the central business district of New Zealand's largest city have been asked to work from home after the country announced a new...
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Mummified Maori heads welcomed home to New Zealand from Germany

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Four mummified Maori heads have been welcomed home to New Zealand’s national museum, after returning to the country from Germany. The Toi moko were...
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Australia opens quarantine-free travel bubble with New Zealand

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The first flight as part of Australia's one-way travel bubble with New Zealand arrived in Sydney on Friday, with around 200 passengers allowed to...
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New Zealand says it has ‘squashed’ Covid-19, again

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New Zealand has “squashed” coronavirus once again and now has no active community cases of Covid-19, Health Minister Chris Hipkins announced on Wednesday. The country...
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Covid-19 causes largest-ever GDP fall for New Zealand

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New Zealand's gross domestic product (GDP) has suffered its largest fall on record as the economic impact of Covid-19 hit, the government's official...
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New Zealand reports first coronavirus death in three months

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New Zealand on Friday reported its first Covid-19 death in more than three months. A man in his 50s died in Auckland as a...
People grieve at a memorial of the Manchester Arena attack in Manchester, Britain, May 22, 2020. Manchester on Friday marked the third anniversary of the terrorist attack which killed 22 people and injured hundreds. The attack happened when Salman Abedi detonated a bomb at the end of a concert by U.S. pop singer Ariana Grande on May 22, 2017. (Photo by Jon Super/Xinhua)

Christchurch mosque shooter designated as terrorist entity in New Zealand

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The offender responsible for the Christchurch terror attacks on March 15, 2019 has been designated as a terrorist entity, New Zealand Prime Minister...
KUMAMOTO, April 17, 2016 (Xinhua) -- Firefighters check the buildings in the earthquake rocked Mashiki in Kumamoto prefecture, Japan, April 17, 2016. A powerful magnitude-7.3 earthquake struck the island of Kyushu in southwestern Japan early Saturday just a day after a sizable foreshock hit the region, with the number of fatalities now standing at 41 according to the latest figures on Sunday. (Xinhua/Ma Ping)

5.5-magnitude quake hits 115 km NE of Maketu, New Zealand – USGS

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An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.5 jolted 115 km NE of Maketu, New Zealand at 15:47:06 GMT on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey...
Supporters confront the police in front of the building of a media group in Istanbul, Turkey, on Oct. 28, 2015. Turkish police on Wednesday used tear gas and water cannon to storm the headquarters of the media group known for its opposition to the government. (Xinhua/Cihan)

Turkish police seize 1,147 historical artifacts in Istanbul

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Turkish police on Friday seized 1,147 stolen historical artifacts in Istanbul, local media reported. The Istanbul Police Department teams have recently...
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison (R) and Australian Treasurer Josh Frydenberg (L) arrive to speak to the media prior to a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, 12 March 2020. Morrison announced an economic stimulus package, worth 17.6 billion Australian dollar (around 11.4 billion US dollar) for the fiscal year, to keep the Australian economy from entering into a recession due to the coronavirus epidemic. EPA/LUKAS COCH AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT

Life sentence for Christchurch terrorist “justice” – Australian PM

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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has welcomed the life sentence for Christchurch terrorist Brenton Harrison Tarrant. Tarrant, an Australian, was on Thursday...
Medical workers are seen in a COVID-19 quarantine hospital in Cairo, Egypt, on June 15, 2020. Egypt reported on Monday its highest single-day COVID-19 deaths with 97 fatalities, taking the death toll in the North African country to 1,672, said the Egyptian Health Ministry. According to the ministry's spokesman Khaled Megahed, 1,691 new COVID-19 infections have also been registered in the past 24 hours, bringing the total confirmed cases to 46,289. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

India’s COVID-19 tally surpasses 3.3 million, S. Korea reports highest cases since March

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COVID-19 cases continue to surge in some Asia-Pacific countries on Thursday as India's tally surpassed 3.3 million while South Korea reported 441 new...
A boy lights a candle at the Place de la Republique square to mourn for the victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris, capital of France, Nov. 15, 2015. (Xinhua/Zhou Lei)(azp)

Christchurch mosque gunman sentenced to life imprisonment in New Zealand

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The gunman of last year's terrorist attack on two Christchurch mosques in New Zealand was sentenced to life imprisonment, the High Court announced on...
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Uganda struggles to regain grip in fight against COVID-19

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The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. - - - - KAMPALA -- New...
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Court starts sentencing hearing of Christchurch mosque gunman

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The High Court in Christchurch of New Zealand started Monday the sentencing hearing of the gunman in the Christchurch mosque shootings, who killed 51...
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New Zealand delays general election until October over new outbreak

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New Zealand will delay its general election by a month as the country grapples with a second outbreak of Covid-19, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern...
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New Zealand releases recovery plan to stabilize international education

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The New Zealand government has released a long-term strategic recovery plan, backed by 51.6 million NZ dollars (34.4 million U.S. dollars) investment from the...
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New Zealand declares state of emergency after 50 new COVID-19 cases confirmed

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A state of emergency has been declared on Wednesday in New Zealand after 50 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in the country. ...
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New Zealand Police unveils 1st AI officer

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New Zealand Police is modernizing its services by unveiling its first Artificial intelligence (AI) officer on Wednesday. New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike...

Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2020 launched

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Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall, Vice-Patron of the Royal Commonwealth Society, has today launched The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2020 at Tūranga...
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Edward Osei-Nketia Competes For New Zealand At IAAF Championship

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Ghanaian-born Edward Osei-Nketia represented New Zealand at the IAAF World Athletics Championship in Doha. The 18-year-old competed in the Men’s 100metres event and finished fifth...
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New Zealand gives authorisation for gun bill after attack on Christchurch

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The New Zealand parliament passed the Arms Amendment Bill after its third or the final reading Wednesday night, less than a month after the...
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Presidency Dissects Erdogan’s Remarks on New Zealand Attacks

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's remarks on New Zealand terror attack, were "taken out of context," Presidency said on Wednesday amid a diplomatic spat...
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Christchurch Suspect is Believed to Purchase His Weapons Online

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New Zealand's largest gun dealer, Gun City, said Monday that four out of the five firearms that the man charged with murder had during...
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Ghana, New Zealand, Sri Lanka lend support to Britain’s battle against marine pollution

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British Prime Minister Theresa May announced Sunday that New Zealand, Sri Lanka and Ghana have joined Britain in an alliance to fight against plastic...
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Paris-Compatible Pathway Lacking Sufficient Implementation

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After a decade of rapid growth, we see a strong decrease in the growth rates of global CO2 emissions over the past years, sending...
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U-20 Women’s World Cup Slated For March 8, 2018

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Representatives of the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, France 2018,...
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International Alliance works on Social Enterprise and investment promotion across Asia

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Leading global and regional organisations have announced their support for an ambitious multi-stakeholder initiative to promote the growth of social enterprise and impact investment...

Scientists close to new cure for Gonorrhea

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A vaccine to protect people from the sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea may be one step closer to reality, New Zealand researchers report. That’s welcome news,...

2018 Cricket World Cup: Ghana’s qualification, shaky following team’s poor start

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Ghana's dream of qualifying to the 2018 Cricket World Cup hit a snag following their disappointing start in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Africa...

AU and New Zealand sign partner to provide geothermal energy

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The African Union Commission (AUC) and The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) have signed a Partnership Agreement, providing a framework and...