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O'Sullivan beats Ding to reach 13th Masters final

Ronnie O'Sullivan beats China's Ding Junhui 6-3 to reach the final of the Masters at Alexandra Palace in London.

Source: BBC News - Home | 20 Jan 2019 | 5:48 am(NZT)

Wife of Former Interpol Chief Seeks Asylum in France

Grace Meng, whose husband, Meng Hongwei, was abruptly detained in China on corruption charges last year, says she fears for her safety.

Source: NYT > World | 20 Jan 2019 | 5:14 am(NZT)

May should be Brexit mediator - ex-PM

Sir John Major says MPs should be given a series of votes on different options to break the deadlock.

Source: BBC News - Home | 20 Jan 2019 | 5:14 am(NZT)

Death Toll in Mexico Blast Rises to 66; Leader Vows to Intensify Crackdown on Fuel Theft

The pipeline north of Mexico City exploded after thieves ruptured the line, causing an explosion that killed at least 66 people and injured 76 others.

Source: NYT > World | 20 Jan 2019 | 5:09 am(NZT)

Thai Buddhist monks killed in temple shooting

Two Buddhist monks are fatally shot "at close range" inside a temple in southern Thailand.

Source: BBC News - Home | 20 Jan 2019 | 4:55 am(NZT)

Jota hat-trick as Wolves beat Leicester in seven-goal thriller

Diogo Jota completes his hat-trick in injury time to earn Wolves a thrilling victory over Leicester at Molineux.

Source: BBC News - Home | 20 Jan 2019 | 4:52 am(NZT)

‘Order! Order!’: Parliament Speaker Is Brexit’s Surprise Star and Villain

Speaker John Bercow has overturned precedent to give the British Parliament a bigger role in Brexit.

Source: NYT > World | 20 Jan 2019 | 4:45 am(NZT)

Buzzfeed's Trump lawyer report not accurate - Mueller's office

A claim that President Trump told his lawyer to lie is "not accurate", the special counsel says.

Source: BBC News - Home | 20 Jan 2019 | 4:41 am(NZT)

Mexico pipeline blast kills 66 and injures dozens more

Scores more were injured as they scrambled to steal fuel in Tlahuelilpan, near the capital.

Source: BBC News - Home | 20 Jan 2019 | 4:37 am(NZT)

Saracens beat Glasgow to secure home quarter-final

Saracens secure a home Champions Cup quarter-final as they eventually subdue a spirited Glasgow at home.

Source: BBC News - Home | 20 Jan 2019 | 4:31 am(NZT)

More Than 100 Migrants Die at Sea in Wreck Off Libya

The scale of the catastrophe became clear after three survivors who were rescued by the Italian Navy told aid workers 117 migrants had died in a wreck of an inflatable dingy.

Source: NYT > World | 20 Jan 2019 | 4:30 am(NZT)

In Turkey, Senator Calls for Slower, Smarter U.S. Withdrawal From Syria

Lindsey Graham, who met with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said he was on a mission to ensure that the withdrawal of troops did not damage American long-term interests.

Source: NYT > World | 20 Jan 2019 | 4:27 am(NZT)

Pipeline Erupts in Fiery Explosion in Mexico, Killing Many

The explosion came amid an epidemic of fuel thefts across the country. Initial reports said dozens were killed or injured.

Source: NYT > World | 20 Jan 2019 | 4:11 am(NZT)

Rappers Skengdo and AM breached injunction by performing drill music

Skengdo and AM breached a gang injunction by performing music which "incited violence", police say.

Source: BBC News - Home | 20 Jan 2019 | 3:50 am(NZT)

Mayor’s Funeral Unites Gdansk. His Killing Exposed Poland’s Deep Divides.

Even before the mayor, Pawel Adamowicz, was laid to rest on Saturday, it was clear that his death could have profound political consequences.

Source: NYT > World | 20 Jan 2019 | 3:30 am(NZT)

Research continually shows how distracting cell pones are—so some schools want to ban them

According to Pew Research Center, 95 percent of teens have a smartphone or access have to one and 45 percent are online on a near-constant basis.

Source: World News & Analysis | 20 Jan 2019 | 3:30 am(NZT)

Gladys Knight defends singing national anthem at Super Bowl

The soul singer says she wants to "give the anthem back its voice" and criticised Colin Kaepernick.

Source: BBC News - Home | 20 Jan 2019 | 3:23 am(NZT)

US shutdown: George W Bush gives pizza to security team

The former president gives pizza to his Secret Service staff who are unpaid during the shutdown.

Source: BBC News - Home | 20 Jan 2019 | 3:20 am(NZT)

Number of 2020 bids by women buoys gender equality advocates

Advocates for gender equality are reckoning with what one called a "wonderful challenge" — four or more women running for president in 2020.

Source: World News & Analysis | 20 Jan 2019 | 1:18 am(NZT)

French 'Yellow Vests' gather in Paris for tenth weekend of protests

Source: World News & Analysis | 20 Jan 2019 | 12:07 am(NZT)

Mexico Dispatch: Amid Border Strife, Mexico Beach Town Asks: Where Have All the Tourists Gone?

Rosarito, Mexico, is usually bustling with throngs of young Americans. But on a recent visit, the town south of Tijuana was desolate, with locals blaming turmoil at the border — and a migrant caravan.

Source: NYT > World | 19 Jan 2019 | 11:00 pm(NZT)

Serbians Are Fighting to Keep Democracy Alive as the Country Takes an Authoritarian Turn

As pro-democracy protesters flooded the streets of Belgrade for the sixth consecutive week, Russian President Vladimir Putin also attracted a crowd here. At a time when authoritarianism is on the rise, a visit like this suggests that Serbia may also be moving in a similar direction. We went to Belgrade to understand why.

Source: NYT > World | 19 Jan 2019 | 10:45 pm(NZT)

Faced With Tough Words From China, Taiwan Rallies Around Its Leader

Support for Taiwan’s president, Tsai Ing-wen, has risen after she criticized an unpopular proposal by China’s leader to unify the two sides.

Source: NYT > World | 19 Jan 2019 | 10:31 pm(NZT)

Stocks getting a bit frothy after move higher, could pause as more earnings roll out

Stocks have gotten a boost from optimism for U.S.-China trade talks, but earnings could take a bigger role in the week ahead, when reports roll in from a diverse group of companies in tech, railroads, pharma, airlines and consumer products.

Source: World News & Analysis | 19 Jan 2019 | 12:38 pm(NZT)

Russia conducted another successful test of an anti-satellite missile, US intel report says

The latest revelation comes on the heels of the Pentagon's missile defense review, which addresses anti-satellite capabilities that "could threaten U.S. space-based assets."

Source: World News & Analysis | 19 Jan 2019 | 10:20 am(NZT)

Seems like investors just overreacted—big time—when they dumped all that stock

Compared to the rough ride down, stocks have much more quietly and gently recovered more than 13 percent of their losses from the Christmas Eve low.

Source: World News & Analysis | 19 Jan 2019 | 9:40 am(NZT)

Apple ordered to pull part of press release in Qualcomm case

Apple has been ordered by a German court to stop using part of a press release claiming all iPhones would be available in the country through carriers and resellers

Source: World News & Analysis | 19 Jan 2019 | 9:23 am(NZT)

Austrian data privacy activist files complaint against Apple, Amazon, others

Apple and Amazon are among eight tech firms named in a complaint filed in Austria by non-profit organization NOYB, which cited their failure to comply with the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Source: World News & Analysis | 19 Jan 2019 | 8:59 am(NZT)

White House: Next Trump summit with Kim Jong Un will take place near the end of February

The summit would be the second between Trump and Kim as the U.S. pushes North Korea to dismantle its nuclear and missile programs.

Source: World News & Analysis | 19 Jan 2019 | 8:30 am(NZT)

Most South Koreans think Moon, not Trump, is leading the way on North Korea talks

Polls suggest that South Koreans are happy with Preisdent Moon Jae-in's tactics but doubtful North Korea will actually give up its nuclear weapons.

Source: WorldViews | 19 Jan 2019 | 7:00 am(NZT)

Britain’s Prince Philip, 97, crashed his car. Rescuers say it’s ‘amazing people weren’t seriously injured.’

Prince Philip, 97, flipped his Range Rover on Thursday afternoon in a accident, under investigagtion, outside the Queen's Sandringham estate. Passersbys said Friday it was 'amazing' that the Queen Elizabeth's husband and the passengers in the other car were not seriously injured.

Source: WorldViews | 19 Jan 2019 | 6:04 am(NZT)

China offers 6-year import boost in trade talks with US: Sources

China has offered a six-year boost in imports during its ongoing talks with the U.S., officials familiar with the matter told CNBC.

Source: World News & Analysis | 19 Jan 2019 | 4:21 am(NZT)

A growing number of towns around the world are offering homes to newcomers for almost free

An Italian town just began offering homes for less than $2. Elsewhere, similar programs have long been in place.

Source: WorldViews | 19 Jan 2019 | 3:13 am(NZT)

Tiny Indian state proposes world’s biggest experiment with guaranteed income

Sikkim, known for banning plastic bags and pesticides, wants to set up a system of minimum guaranteed income for its small population.

Source: WorldViews | 19 Jan 2019 | 1:38 am(NZT)

In U.S. and Britain, a permanent sense of crisis

The hard-bitten nationalism of some voters has driven both countries to a cliff’s edge.

Source: WorldViews | 18 Jan 2019 | 6:59 pm(NZT)

Rescuers begin digging new tunnels in frantic search for Spanish toddler trapped in well

Two-year-old Julen Rosello plummeted down a 360-foot borehole in the Spanish countryside Sunday. He has not been seen or heard since.

Source: WorldViews | 18 Jan 2019 | 5:51 am(NZT)

What is Brexit? Theresa May’s big defeat, explained.

Your guide to the latest twists in Britain's Brexit drama.

Source: WorldViews | 18 Jan 2019 | 4:25 am(NZT)

A new push to end the Korean War? North Korean visit raises hopes.

The future of the two Koreas is still tightly tied to their past — in particular to a war in which the bulk of the fighting stopped 65 years ago.

Source: WorldViews | 18 Jan 2019 | 4:04 am(NZT)

It’s not just ISIS. Many terrorist groups have been declared dead — only to rise again.

Trump and Pence say the Islamic State is defeated. History books suggest otherwise.

Source: WorldViews | 18 Jan 2019 | 1:34 am(NZT)

How defeated is the Islamic State?

The death of Americans in Syria raises fresh questions about whether the extremist group is really so weak.

Source: WorldViews | 17 Jan 2019 | 6:59 pm(NZT)


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