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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe 'in psychiatric ward'

Her move to a hospital in Tehran follows a hunger strike last month in protest at her detention in Iran.

Source: BBC News - Home | 17 Jul 2019 | 6:46 pm(NZT)

US House condemns Trump attacks on congresswomen as racist

The vote - which divided the House along partisan lines - denounces tweets widely seen as racist.

Source: BBC News - Home | 17 Jul 2019 | 6:27 pm(NZT)

Menstrual cups 'as reliable as tampons'

Scientific review shows they are as leakproof as other sanitary products, say researchers.

Source: BBC News - Home | 17 Jul 2019 | 6:12 pm(NZT)

Amazon in deal with German watchdog to overhaul marketplace terms

Amazon has reached a deal with Germany's anti-trust authority to overhaul its terms of service for third-party merchants.

Source: World News & Analysis | 17 Jul 2019 | 6:06 pm(NZT)

Australian finds message in a bottle written 50 years ago

A fisherman says he is looking for the author of a message in a bottle found off the southern Australian coast 50 years after it was written

Source: World | 17 Jul 2019 | 6:01 pm(NZT)

Tencent-backed live-streaming firm DouYu prices US IPO at low end of range

DouYu sold American depository shares at $11.5 each, compared with a previously stated target of $11.50 to $14.00, the firm said. That makes the deal the largest Chinese IPO in the U.S. so far in 2019.

Source: World News & Analysis | 17 Jul 2019 | 5:38 pm(NZT)

Confusion, fear reigns on Mexico border with new US policy

Asylum-seekers gathered in Nuevo Laredo, across the border from Texas, grappled to understand what a new U.S. policy that all but eliminates refuge claims by Central Americans meant for their bids to find a better life in America

Source: World | 17 Jul 2019 | 5:36 pm(NZT)

Venezuela frees musician jailed after blasting Maduro online

Authorities in Venezuela have released from prison a musician who was jailed six weeks ago after taking to social media to vent her frustration against President Nicolás Maduro’s government

Source: World | 17 Jul 2019 | 5:33 pm(NZT)

Manny Pacquiao camp denies Amir Khan claims over Saudi Arabia boxing bout

"Manny has not signed any contract. As far as I know it has not even been discussed," Pacquiao's publicist Fred Sternberg told the BBC, on claims that Pacquiao will take on Amir Khan in Saudi Arabia later this year.

Source: World News & Analysis | 17 Jul 2019 | 5:32 pm(NZT)

Man in northwest China executed after revenge killing

A man in northwest China has been executed for killing three neighbors in apparent revenge for his mother’s death more than two decades ago

Source: World | 17 Jul 2019 | 5:31 pm(NZT)

A.I. has a bias problem and that can be a big challenge in cybersecurity

Aarti Borkar from IBM Security says artificial intelligence bias can exist at three levels: the program, the data and the people who design those AI systems.

Source: World News & Analysis | 17 Jul 2019 | 5:21 pm(NZT)

How Hamilton & fellow drivers are exerting pressure on F1 bosses over 2021 changes

With radical rule changes for 2021 still being debated, Andrew Benson explains how the drivers are exerting pressure on Formula 1's bosses.

Source: BBC News - Home | 17 Jul 2019 | 5:19 pm(NZT)

Trump’s bigotry poses challenges for Britain’s next leader

Trump is historically unpopular in Britain, but its future prime minister has no choice but to cozy up to the U.S. president.

Source: World | 17 Jul 2019 | 4:59 pm(NZT)

South Korea-Japan trade fight risks 'further escalation'

As the trade battle between South Korea and Japan drags on, Seoul announced it will cut down its economic dependence on Japanese industries.

Source: World News & Analysis | 17 Jul 2019 | 4:22 pm(NZT)

14-year-old 'Shark Tank' success shares her best piece of advice for entrepreneurs

Mikaila Ulmer may be just 14 years old, but the Me & the Bees Lemonade founder knows a thing or two about business.

Source: World News & Analysis | 17 Jul 2019 | 4:22 pm(NZT)

China may be signaling it's going hard-line but it still wants a trade deal, says ex-negotiator

China may have signaled it's going more hard-line on trade, but it could be a good thing, former U.S. negotiator Clete Willems told CNBC.

Source: World News & Analysis | 17 Jul 2019 | 3:58 pm(NZT)

Rescuers look for survivors after building collapse in India

Rescuers are clearing debris and using sniffer dogs to find survivors after a dilapidated residential building collapsed in India’s financial capital of Mumbai, killing at least 12 people

Source: World | 17 Jul 2019 | 3:26 pm(NZT)

The Latest: Iran says it helped a tanker with tow to harbor

An Iranian news agency quotes a Foreign Ministry spokesman as saying Iran helped an oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz amid U.S. concern that Tehran seized one there

Source: World | 17 Jul 2019 | 2:40 pm(NZT)

World Trade Organization opens the way for Chinese sanctions against US tariffs in Obama-era

The WTO ruling recognized that the United States had proved that China used state-owned enterprises to subsidize and distort its economy. But the U.S. must accept Chinese prices to measure subsidies, even though USTR viewed those prices as "distorted," it also said.

Source: World News & Analysis | 17 Jul 2019 | 2:13 pm(NZT)

U.S. imposes travel restrictions on Myanmar military leaders over ‘atrocities’

The government crackdown has forced more than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims into Bangladesh.

Source: World | 17 Jul 2019 | 2:05 pm(NZT)

China may slip back into its old habits as growth slows. That could raise debt levels

As China's economic growth declines, some analysts say Beijing may have to spend more on infrastructure, adding to concerns about high debts.

Source: World News & Analysis | 17 Jul 2019 | 1:12 pm(NZT)

Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens dies at 99

John Paul Stevens, who served on the Supreme Court for nearly 35 years and became its leading liberal, has died.

Source: World News & Analysis | 17 Jul 2019 | 12:55 pm(NZT)

Females to the fore? What golf is doing to attract more women

Golf has realised it needs to make the sport more attractive to women, on and off the playing course.

Source: BBC News - Home | 17 Jul 2019 | 12:11 pm(NZT)

Debt fears over India's decision to borrow from abroad

Borrowing in dollars is expected to be cheaper but foreign debt also carries some risk.

Source: BBC News - Home | 17 Jul 2019 | 12:06 pm(NZT)

Disability emojis: Guide dog and wheelchair user made available

The Emojis have been released by Apple to represent disabled people better.

Source: BBC News - Home | 17 Jul 2019 | 12:05 pm(NZT)

How Stranger Things inspired an entire album of Stranger Songs

Ingrid Michaelson is such a fan of the Netflix sci-fi show she's written a whole album about it.

Source: BBC News - Home | 17 Jul 2019 | 12:03 pm(NZT)

Talking about sex no longer so taboo in the Arab world

Discussing sex has long been socially awkward in the Arab world, but there are signs that attitudes are changing.

Source: BBC News - Home | 17 Jul 2019 | 12:02 pm(NZT)

Merkel: The steady woman whose shaking has touched a nation

After three bouts of trembling in public, Germany's Angela Merkel health has come under scrutiny.

Source: BBC News - Home | 17 Jul 2019 | 11:55 am(NZT)

If nerves didn’t give this smuggler away, it was probably the pound of cocaine under his toupee

A precariously perched hairpiece hid 30,000 euros in cocaine.

Source: World | 17 Jul 2019 | 10:11 am(NZT)

‘Go back’? Trump’s grandfather’s German hometown has a different message for the U.S. president

“Seeing the not-so-imposing homes of his ancestors might bring him back to earth,” said Thomas Jaworek, the mayor of the town where Trump's grandfather was born.

Source: World | 17 Jul 2019 | 9:43 am(NZT)

News Analysis: The Choice in India: ‘Our Trump’ or a Messier Democracy

The results of India’s Parliamentary election will reveal not just a decision on Narendra Modi, but a deeper decision on what kind of government Indians want.

Source: NYT > World | 21 May 2019 | 12:51 am(NZT)

French Patient in Right-to-Die Dispute Is Taken Off Life Support

Vincent Lambert was left in a vegetative state after a 2008 car accident. His family has been split over whether to let doctors stop artificially feeding and hydrating him.

Source: NYT > World | 20 May 2019 | 11:32 pm(NZT)

Australia’s China Challenge

With Beijing pushing as far as it can wherever it can in the era of President Xi Jinping, Australia has become a global case study in Chinese government influence.

Source: NYT > World | 20 May 2019 | 11:26 pm(NZT)

Donald Trump, India, ‘Game of Thrones’: Your Monday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know.

Source: NYT > World | 20 May 2019 | 9:38 pm(NZT)

Violence Involving ISIS Prisoners Leaves Dozens Dead at Tajikistan Prison

The Justice Ministry said the violence broke out at a prison near the capital when militants armed with knives killed three guards and several prisoners.

Source: NYT > World | 20 May 2019 | 9:20 pm(NZT)

Sprinter Dutee Chand Becomes India’s First Openly Gay Athlete

Ms. Chand, a runner on India’s national track and field team with hyperandrogenism, had previously made headlines for fighting to compete against women.

Source: NYT > World | 20 May 2019 | 8:42 pm(NZT)

Syrian Government Starts Campaign to Retake Last Opposition Stronghold of Idlib

The regime has gradually cornered rebels, extremist fighters and civilians alike in Idlib Province.

Source: NYT > World | 20 May 2019 | 6:45 pm(NZT)

In a Surprise, Japan’s Economy Grew in the First Quarter, Despite a Slowdown in China

But the strong figure masks lingering weakness, giving Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a mixed bag as he tries to strike a trade deal with the U.S.

Source: NYT > World | 20 May 2019 | 5:53 pm(NZT)

European Parliament, Deutsche Bank, Austria: Your Monday Briefing

Let us help you start your day.

Source: NYT > World | 20 May 2019 | 5:03 pm(NZT)

Rain Much on Your Vacation? One Italian Island Offers Hotel Refunds

Tourists who visit Elba, off the coast of Tuscany, get one night back for every day during which it rains for more than two hours at a time.

Source: NYT > World | 20 May 2019 | 4:18 pm(NZT)


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