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Exclusive: Myanmar, with $6 billion in foreign reserves, is doing utmost to stabilise currency -minister

FILE PHOTO: Workers count Myanmar’s kyat banknotes at the office of a local bank in Yangon April 2, 2012. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun/(Reuters) – Myanmar’s military-appointed authorities are doing their utmost to stabilise the kyat currency and support an economy in crisis since a coup in February, a cabinet minister told Reuters on Tuesday, blaming the […]

Politics

Claire Trevett: What was behind Labour-National united housing stand against Nimbys?

OPINION: The real value in Tuesday’s surprise grand Kumbaya chorus on housing between National and Labour was not in the detail of what was announced, but in the consensus. The joint press conference between Labour ministers Megan Woods and David Parker and National leader Judith Collins and MP Nicola Willis may well have been a […]

Business

‘No security breach’ says Mitre 10 as multi-day website outage grinds on

There’s good news, of sorts, for Mitre 10 customers and franchisees as the hardware chain’s multi-day website outage grinds on. The company’s corporate office says the e-tail blackout is due to “technical issues” rather than a security breach that could have involved theft of customers’ credit card details. “We apologise that our website is not […]

World News

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Victoria records 1749 new local cases of coronavirus

Victoria has recorded 1749 new locally acquired Covid-19 infections on Tuesday as health authorities identify 25,000 people who they want to get vaccinated as soon as possible. Eleven Victorians died in the past 24 hours, health officials also confirmed. About 88.5 per cent of Victorians above the age of 16 have received one dose of […]

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Fears Squid Game could turn kids into bullies after scenes copied on playground

Watching Squid Game could turn children into bullies, an expert has warned. Dr Sandra Wheatley said the hit Netflix show’s content might ­damage youngsters’ social and emotional development. The psychologist believes it may encourage them to stand by or join in rather than help if they see a someone being harmed. She said: "It may […]

Business

Mitre 10’s website crashes: Customers frustrated as outage drags into third day

Some Mitre 10 customers have taken to social media to vent over a website outage that has now dragged on for days – making life difficult for Aucklanders locked down in level 3 who only have click-and-collect as a buying option. “This is quite an outage 3 days now, any idea when we can expect […]

World News

Adult star Emily Willis sues rivals over claims she engaged in sex acts with dog

A porn star has filed a lawsuit against two fellow adult actresses after they allegedly posted tweets suggesting she was involved in a bestiality video involving a dog. Emily Willis is suing Gianna Dior and Adria Rae after they falsely accused her of participating in a video where a dog had sex acts performed on […]

Business

Wall St set to open lower on slowing China growth, inflation worries

(Reuters) -Wall Street’s main indexes were set to open lower on Monday as economic growth in China slowed, while a relentless surge in oil prices fueled concerns about elevated inflation.FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the main trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the opening bell of the trading session in the […]

Politics

Sir David Amess murder: Man arrested for sending death threats to Labour MP on Qatar trip with Sir David

A man has been arrested for making death threats against an MP who was on the same trip to Qatar as Sir David Amess to meet Afghan refugees. Labour MP Chris Bryant said he got off the flight from Qatar last Wednesday and he had a “pretty clear” death threat in his email inbox. The […]

Politics

Sir David Amess murder: US Capitol riot shows what happens when you ‘whip up a mob’, Speaker warns after MP’s murder

Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle has warned the US Capitol riots show what happens when you “whip up a mob” as he called for more respect after the murder of Sir David Amess. The speaker said everybody needs to “think about the language we use” otherwise a situation like what happened in Washington DC could […]