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Second “Hammer Killer” trial opens with prosecutor comparing 1984 murders in Lakewood, Aurora

“Semen and similarities.” With those words, the prosecution opened its case Tuesday afternoon against Alex Ewing, the man standing trial in Jefferson County in connection with the gruesome killing of 50-year-old Patricia Smith in her Lakewood home 37 years ago. Prosecutors made clear that they intend to directly tie Smith’s death with another grisly crime […]

Business

Mood of the Boardroom: Second harbour crossing in Auckland takes priority, say CEOs

Chief executives rate a second harbour crossing in Auckland as the most important priority among a suite of future infrastructure projects. They rated it at an average 6.82/10 on a scale of 1-10 where one equals not important and 10 equals extremely important. But CEOs from companies whose business is dependent on reliable transport across […]

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London retains second place behind New York in list of world’s best financial hubs, latest research suggests

New York has maintained its place at the top of the Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI), while London has held on to second place as Chinese cities slipped. The index, published by the Z/Yen Group in partnership with think-tank China Development Institute, will be a relief to London in particular after it lost access to […]

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Second manslaughter charge against Taranaki police officers dismissed

By Robin Martin for RNZ A second manslaughter charge against three police officers charged over the death of a man at a Taranaki police station last year has been dismissed. Allen Ball died at the Hāwera police station in the early hours of June 1, 2020. The officers, who have name suppression, were initially charged […]

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Melbourne begins second shutdown after cases spike

Australia’s second-largest city has begun a second lockdown in response to a spike in new coronavirus infections. Five million Melbourne residents will be barred from leaving home for six weeks, except for essential reasons. Police say they are setting up a “ring of steel” around the city, with “checkpoints anytime and anywhere” to enforce the […]