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Former Centrepoint site in Albany, Auckland now a ‘playground for artists’

By Michelle Cooke of RNZ Down the road from one of the country’s largest malls and across the highway from a big shopping complex is the old Centrepoint site, which has become the new home of a colourful and vibrant community. Thousands of people drive past each day and most have no idea what is […]

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Colorado to tighten rules for unvaccinated staff, residents in nursing homes

The state will require stricter virus testing and mitigation practices inside residential care facilities because of the spread of the delta variant of COVID-19. Colorado’s Department of Public Health and Environment on Friday afternoon announced a series of new guidelines for those facilities, which call for daily rapid testing of unvaccinated staff members, plus testing […]

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Police hunt sex attackers as two teen girls ‘lured into woodland’ and molested

Don’t miss a thing by getting the Daily Star’s biggest headlines straight to your inbox! Police are hunting two teen suspects after two girls were sexually assaulted in Surrey woodland. The two teenage girls had been "lured" into the wooded area before the attack took place. Both suspects have distinctive tattoos that could help them […]

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Man almost masturbates himself to death after suffering life-threatening stroke

A man almost died from masturbation when he suffered a stroke not long after ejaculating. The single 51-year-old man was said to have enjoyed pleasuring himself several times a day, according to the medical report published in the Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases. This fateful time, he suffered a subarachnoid haemorrhage where a sudden […]

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Covid 19 coronavirus: NSW records 136 community cases – highest daily total since Sydney outbreak began

New South Wales have recorded 136 new cases of Covid, their highest daily total of infections so far. One person has also died. The man who died was 89 years old. The Premier says the situation that exists now in New South Wales, namely around south-western and now Western Sydney suburbs, is regarded as a […]

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‘The water came so fast’: Floods strand people in central China

Unusually heavy rains engulfed roads and bridges, flooding towns and cities in central China. The extreme weather has killed 33 people, displaced 250,000, and caused widespread disruption. Chen Shuying was sitting at home with her husband and their 3-year-old grandson on Tuesday when water began to surge through the door. Within minutes, it was well […]

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Vaccinations rise in some states with soaring infections

Vaccinations are beginning to rise in some states where COVID-19 cases are soaring, White House officials said Thursday, and hospitals are running out of space because of the delta variant, which is “spreading with incredible efficiency.” Coronavirus coordinator Jeff Zients told reporters that several states with the highest proportions of new infections have seen residents […]

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Sloan’s Lake closed because of increase in potentially deadly algae

Sloan’s Lake is closed to visitors because of an increase in blue-green algae bloom, city officials said Thursday. The park area remains open, but an increase in the potentially deadly algae led to the ban on contact with any lake water. This is the first time Denver Parks and Recreation staff can recall closing a […]

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Shake Shack opens at Denver airport, brings booze with burgers and fries

Shake Shack, the New York City-born burger chain, expanded its reach in Colorado and beyond Tuesday, opening a long-in-the-works location in Denver International Airport. It adds booze to the mix with the standard burger and fries. On the B Concourse mezzanine, the new location is the cult favorite franchise’s sixth in the Denver area. Marketing […]