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Global Covid-19 deaths this year surpass 2020 total

Fresh reports have confirmed more people have died from Covid-19 globally in 2021 than the entirety of 2020 when the viral outbreak began. The world suffered 1.88 million Covid deaths in 2020. That number has already reached 1.9 million less than halfway through this year, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. “Increasingly, we […]

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Man who died fleeing police jailed 18 years ago for fatally stabbing teen

A man who died this week fleeing police in Horowhenua was jailed 18 years ago for fatally stabbing a teenager in the heart. Steven Hoani Bunyan, 43, of Ōtaki, was pulled over by police near Manakau on Tuesday afternoon. Bunyan stopped his vehicle but when an officer approached the car, Bunyan drove off at speed […]

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Decision due on Sydney New Year fireworks – but which cities are still set to celebrate?

Sydney officials are under pressure to make a decision over whether its traditional New Year’s Eve fireworks display can go ahead. Some Australian media say the event is “definitely happening”, despite dissenting voices from the Australian Medical Association. Doctors have warned it risks public safety as policing the crowds would take essential workers away from […]

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Denver man sentenced to 11 years in federal prison for meth distribution

A Denver man was sentenced Friday to 11 years in federal prison for distribution of methamphetamine and illegal possession of a firearm. Nicholas Meyers, 26, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge William J. Martinez, according to a U.S. Justice Department, District of Colorado, news release. Meyers’ sentence will be followed by five years of […]