World News

Escaped Auckland cockatiel’s mammoth journey to the Coromandel

Keith the cockatiel’s first time flying outside wasn’t just a short trip in the local area – but a more than 60km journey across the North Island. Keith hadn’t been outdoors before, when, on December 23, his owner Peter Champion forgot the bird was sitting on his shoulder and walked out the front door for […]

Politics

British fishermen cry BETRAYAL over Johnson Brexit deal – ‘Boris is a kipper!’

Brexit: Government has 'screwed up' on fisheries says Blackford Cabinet minister Michael Gove pledge to give a funding package to modernise trawlers and fish processing plants amid the new deal. A post-Brexit agreement on trade and other issues including fishing was agreed just a week before the transition period between the UK and European Union will […]

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Eru George farewelled: Mourners pay tribute to Te Arawa kaumātua

A gentleman, a leader with immense knowledge and a snappy dresser – to know Eru George is to know a man considered among his people as a “real treasure”. It was a farewell fitting for the humble Te Arawa kaumātua as hundreds of people gathered at Mokai Marae, between Rotorua and Taupō, to remember the […]

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Hi-tech breathalyser that detects Covid in 2 minutes passes first clinical trial

A hi-tech breathalyser test that can detect coronavirus in just two minutes has passed its first clinical trial. The "pain free" test requires patients to blow into a tube and is 93% accurate. A successful trial was led by Researchers at Indonesia's Gajah Mada University. The coronavirus breathalyser, named GeNose, has been approved by the […]

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The 16 areas facing Tier 4 lockdown as Boris Johnson holds crisis meeting

There are 16 places at risk of being moved into a Tier 4 lockdown as Boris Johnson holds a crisis meeting, according to data from Public Health England (PHE). The Prime Minister is chairing a meeting of the "Covid-O" committee ahead of Health Secretary Matt Hancock's announcement on Wednesday. Each of the areas has a […]

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SAGE warns second wave deaths to ‘exceed’ first wave fatalities ‘by January’

The Daily Star’s FREE newsletter is spectacular! Sign up today for the best stories straight to your inbox Independent SAGE is predicting deaths from the second wave of Covid-19 will be higher than the first wave by mid-January in a doomsday warning. The organisation is calling for an immediate national lockdown to fight the highly […]

Politics

How Richard Jewell’s Lawyer Became a Pro-Trump Conspiracy Theorist

L. Lin Wood had a message from God to deliver. “Don’t believe the media. They’re liars,” the celebrity defamation lawyer declared in October at a gathering of evangelicals in Atlanta. Then he vowed, “We’re going to take them down,” bringing the crowd to its feet. Mr. Wood’s speech to a packed ballroom at the Faith […]

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Mum heartbroken after gifts and balloons left at dead son’s grave are stolen

A mum has been left heartbroken after balloons and gifts she left on her baby's grave on Christmas Day were taken. The personalised items left by Marie Worton, 42, at her tragic little boy's final resting place were removed and later found on fire in a cemetery. On Boxing Day, she received a phone call […]

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Brawl outside Aurora restaurant over cold food ended in deadly shooting, arrest documents show

A man trying to keep the peace outside an Aurora restaurant as several people argued over refusing to pay for food that had gone cold was shot in the chest and later died as a result of his injuries, according to an arrest affidavit obtained by Denver7 on Monday. Jacqueline De Paz, 28, was arrested two […]

Business

Fed extends Main Street Lending Program to Jan. 8

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) questions Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin during a hearing on “Examination of Loans to Businesses Critical to Maintaining National Security” before the Congressional Oversight Commission at Dirksen Senate Office Building, in Washington, U.S., December 10, 2020. Alex Wong/Pool via REUTERS(Reuters) – The Federal Reserve on Tuesday said it had […]