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Wembley: Shahid Khan withdraws 'divisive' offer to buy national stadium from FA

Fulham owner Shahid Khan withdraws his offer to buy Wembley Stadium from the Football Association.

Source: BBC News - Home | 18 Oct 2018 | 7:29 am(NZT)

Canada Legalizes Recreational Marijuana, and a National Experiment Begins

On Wednesday, Canada becomes the first major world economy to legalize recreational marijuana, presenting the country with enormous public policy challenges.

Source: NYT > World | 18 Oct 2018 | 7:27 am(NZT)

Sri Lanka v England: Eoin Morgan leads tourists to comfortable win

England outclass Sri Lanka to win a rain-affected third one-day international and take a 2-0 series lead with two games left.

Source: BBC News - Home | 18 Oct 2018 | 7:17 am(NZT)

Israel Strikes Gaza After a Rocket Is Fired

The main militant groups in Gaza, including Hamas and Islamic Jihad, issued a joint statement denying responsibility for the rocket fire against Israel.

Source: NYT > World | 18 Oct 2018 | 7:13 am(NZT)

China Imposes Record Fine on Vaccine Maker Over Safety Scandal

The penalty, of $1.3 billion, comes at a time of increasing anxieties among the country’s middle class, already furious about a spate of drug and food safety scandals.

Source: NYT > World | 18 Oct 2018 | 7:10 am(NZT)



Fed indicates it's staying the course on rate hikes despite growing criticism from Trump

Officials remain convinced that continuing to gradually increase interest rates is the best formula to preserve a steady economy, according to minutes released Wednesday, despite what the president thinks.

Source: World News & Analysis | 18 Oct 2018 | 7:00 am(NZT)

Twitter's 'Russia-Iran' troll tweet trove made public

Millions of tweets published by suspected state-linked accounts are made public by Twitter.

Source: BBC News - Home | 18 Oct 2018 | 6:48 am(NZT)

Hurricane Michael: Death toll continues to rise amid searches

The number of deaths blamed on Hurricane Michael continues to increase, with others still missing.

Source: BBC News - Home | 18 Oct 2018 | 6:43 am(NZT)

Crimea attack: College shooting kills 19

An 18-year-old student was behind the shooting, investigators in the Russian-annexed region say.

Source: BBC News - Home | 18 Oct 2018 | 6:27 am(NZT)

Chinese woman kills herself and children after husband 'fakes death'

The man is alleged to have faked his death for an insurance payout - but did not tell his wife.

Source: BBC News - Home | 18 Oct 2018 | 6:25 am(NZT)

Arsene Wenger: Ex-Arsenal boss has offers from 'all over the world'

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he expects to be back in work on 1 January and has offers from "all over the world".

Source: BBC News - Home | 18 Oct 2018 | 6:18 am(NZT)

Audio Offers Gruesome Details of Jamal Khashoggi Killing, Turkish Official Says

The Saudi journalist’s fingers were severed during an interrogation and he was later beheaded, according to details from audio recordings published in the Turkish media.

Source: NYT > World | 18 Oct 2018 | 6:17 am(NZT)

Mike Pompeo Meets Turkish President to Discuss Saudi Journalist’s Fate

President Trump said the United States had asked Turkish officials for what they say are recordings of the gruesome killing of Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi agents.

Source: NYT > World | 18 Oct 2018 | 6:16 am(NZT)

Three things you need to know before you go to Canada for some legal weed

A guide for Americans looking to celebrate the start of marijuana legalization up north.

Source: WorldViews | 18 Oct 2018 | 6:07 am(NZT)

Melania Trump : 'Smoke-filled' plane forced to land

Passengers on board were handed wet towels as the smoke-filled aircraft was forced to turn around.

Source: BBC News - Home | 18 Oct 2018 | 6:03 am(NZT)

Big Bird puppeteer retires after 50 years

Puppeteer Caroll Spinney is flying the nest after a 50-year long career as Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch.

Source: BBC News - Home | 18 Oct 2018 | 5:58 am(NZT)

The Jamal Khashoggi Case: Suspects Had Ties to Saudi Crown Prince

Links between Prince Mohammed and at least four suspects in the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi may make it harder to advance a “rogue killers” explanation.

Source: NYT > World | 18 Oct 2018 | 5:41 am(NZT)

Jamal Khashoggi: Turkish police search Saudi consul's residence

They are investigating the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul two weeks ago.

Source: BBC News - Home | 18 Oct 2018 | 5:30 am(NZT)



Brazil’s Bitter Presidential Race Leads to Scores of Assaults

The country is divided between a far-right candidate who advocates fighting violence with violence, and a leftist rival. The increasing animosity has led to more than 70 attacks on political opponents.

Source: NYT > World | 18 Oct 2018 | 5:27 am(NZT)

Canada is Legalizing Marijuana. Here Are Some Questions, Answered.

As Canada prepares to become only the second country in the world, besides Uruguay, to legalize marijuana, the country is scrambling to get ready.

Source: NYT > World | 18 Oct 2018 | 5:19 am(NZT)

Ian Kiernan, Australian Sailor Who Battled Pollution, Dies at 78

Appalled by the trash he saw in the world’s oceans, he began a cleanup campaign in Sydney that went global.

Source: NYT > World | 18 Oct 2018 | 4:25 am(NZT)

If Australia moves its embassy to Jerusalem, it could put an $11 billion trade deal at risk

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison told reporters this week that he was “open-minded” about such a move.

Source: WorldViews | 18 Oct 2018 | 4:18 am(NZT)

Indian Cabinet Minister Resigns Amid #MeToo Allegations

M.J. Akbar, the minister of state for external affairs, has been accused by multiple women of sexual harassment during his time as a newspaper editor.

Source: NYT > World | 18 Oct 2018 | 4:15 am(NZT)

The orphans left behind by the Islamic State

In orphanages in Baghdad and Mosul, children born to both foreign and local fighters are learning to cope with abandonment and reentry into a society they can hardly understand.

Source: WorldViews | 18 Oct 2018 | 4:15 am(NZT)

China is still the wildcard in the stock market's wild ride — here's why

The U.S. stock market has regained some of the ground it lost last week, but it's still gyrating. Analysts fear China's slowing debt-ridden economy could send global markets on another wild ride. The spillover effect could be severe.

Source: World News & Analysis | 18 Oct 2018 | 4:15 am(NZT)

Khashoggi case puts Saudi Arabia's vision of hosting major sports events under the microscope

Major events in tennis, golf and soccer are due to take place in Saudi Arabia over the next year.

Source: World News & Analysis | 18 Oct 2018 | 4:14 am(NZT)

Italian bonds sell off as key EU official says Brussels is 'very likely' to reject its budget plan

EU Budget Commissioner Oettinger dismisses an earlier report suggesting the decision has already been taken.

Source: World News & Analysis | 18 Oct 2018 | 4:13 am(NZT)

Brexit worries hit UK marketing budgets and the industry is feeling pessimistic

U.K. marketing budgets are growing at their slowest rate since 2015, according to industry body the Institute for Practitioners in Advertising (IPA). Figures saw their slowest rise for almost three years during the third quarter of 2018.

Source: World News & Analysis | 18 Oct 2018 | 4:10 am(NZT)

Shahid Khan withdraws offer to buy the UK's famous Wembley Stadium

Shahid Khan has withdrawn his offer, according to England's Football Association. 

Source: World News & Analysis | 18 Oct 2018 | 3:40 am(NZT)

US trade talks with China on 'hiatus,' Commerce Secretary Ross says

American and Chinese officials have suggested that the leaders of the two countries may be able to advance talks at the upcoming G-20 summit in Argentina. Asked about that possibility, Ross suggested it was unlikely that much would be accomplished there. 

Source: World News & Analysis | 18 Oct 2018 | 3:23 am(NZT)

A new version of MTV's 'The Real World' is heading to Facebook Watch video

Facebook's Watch service was a latecomer to the streaming video market. Facebook wants to get more of the video ad market, projected to hit $19.81 billion in the U.S. by 2020. Meanwhile, MTV-owner Viacom is focused on a turnaround plan.

Source: World News & Analysis | 18 Oct 2018 | 2:14 am(NZT)

Baidu becomes the first Chinese firm to join US-led A.I. body

Search engine Baidu has become the first Chinese firm to join a U.S. supergroup on AI (artificial intelligence) development that counts Amazon and Apple among its members.

Source: World News & Analysis | 18 Oct 2018 | 2:05 am(NZT)

Saudi Arabia’s spat with Canada was a lesson. Trump ignored it.

What the U.S. can learn from that time Riyadh picked a fight with Ottawa.

Source: WorldViews | 18 Oct 2018 | 2:01 am(NZT)

Browder says if murder is proven, Khashoggi assassins must suffer 'most grave' sanctions

The fate of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi remains unknown after he entered a Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2.

Source: World News & Analysis | 18 Oct 2018 | 1:57 am(NZT)

Hungary bans homeless people from living in public spaces, in law described as ‘cruel’ by the U.N.

Hungary argues that it offers sufficient space in emergency shelters to accommodate all individuals without a home.

Source: WorldViews | 18 Oct 2018 | 12:18 am(NZT)

Eastern Europe is trying to break its dependence on Russian gas. Western Europe is doing the opposite.

Will a gas pipeline help Europe repair its relations with Moscow — or make it more susceptible to Russian interference? That question is dividing the continent.

Source: WorldViews | 18 Oct 2018 | 12:00 am(NZT)

The real Brexit breakdown

Yet again, there's little hope for major progress on Brexit talks. Will that ever change?

Source: WorldViews | 17 Oct 2018 | 5:59 pm(NZT)

Crimea has a solution for its poor economy: Tourism by Syrians

A Crimean delegation visited Damascus for two days, bearing gifts for Bashar al-Assad.

Source: WorldViews | 17 Oct 2018 | 5:57 am(NZT)

Irish students unite to save their classmate from being deported to Nigeria

Nonso, 14, grew up in Ireland and was "terrified" of returning to Nigeria.

Source: WorldViews | 17 Oct 2018 | 4:28 am(NZT)

British Parliament is populated by bullies, gropers and sexual harassers, says government report

The House of Commons is is populated by members of Parliament and their senior staffs who are groping, vulgar, serial sexual harassers, says independent inquiry.

Source: WorldViews | 17 Oct 2018 | 3:39 am(NZT)














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