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Last-ditch rescue attempt for Beluga whale stranded in Seine
NZHerald 08 Aug 01:53 PM
Beluga whale caught in France's Seine River
French environmentalists are working around the clock to try and feed a dangerously thin Beluga whale that has strayed into the Seine River.
Beluga whale stranded in Paris' Seine to be moved to saltwater
Rescuers hope to spare the whale the fate of an orca that strayed into the Seine and died in May.
Beluga whale dies after rescue attempt from Seine
The beluga whale which was lifted out of the River Seine earlier on Wednesday has died, despite the mission to save it, according to local authorities.
The story behind an old travelling jaguar dubbed 'The Boss'
They call him “El Jefe,” aka "The Boss". He is at least 12 years old and his crossing of the heavily guarded US-Mexico border sparks celebrations on both sides.
Man convicted of fatally shooting his 2 daughters in Texas
Yaser Said, 65, was found guilty of capital murder in the deaths of 18-year-old Amina Said and 17-year-old Sarah Said.
Tourist hurt after polar bear attack on remote Norwegian island
Some residents in Svalbard want a round-the-clock polar bear watch, while others advocate killing all bears that get close to humans.
Polar bear killed after injuring woman in Norway
The polar bear attacked a campsite injuring a French tourist.
US man who shot Ahmaud Arbery gets life sentence for hate crime
Travis McMichael was one of three defendants convicted in February of federal hate crime charges.
Ahmaud Arbery killer given life sentence for federal hate crime
Father, son get life for hate crime in Ahmaud Arbery’s death
Arbery - a Black man - was chased and killed by three white men in the US state of Georgia in 2020.
Trump 'declined to answer' questions under oath in NY civil investigation
The former US president invoked the fifth amendment while being questioned as part of the New York attorney general's long-running civil investigation into his business dealings.
Trump refuses to answer questions in NY investigation
The former US president has said he refused to answer questions in a civil investigation into his family's business practices, invoking the Fifth Amendment
Trump refuses to answer questions in New York attorney general probe
Donald Trump expected to testify soon in New York civil case
The former US President could be questioned under oath in the coming days in a long-running investigation into his dealings as a real estate mogul.
Trump refuses to answer questions in probe into his business dealings
“My great company, and myself, are being attacked from all sides," Trump wrote beforehand on Truth Social.
One killed as blasts rock Russian air base in annexed Crimea
One person has been killed when a Russian air base near seaside resorts in the annexed Crimean peninsula was rocked by a series of blasts that Moscow said were…
RNZ 9:01 am today
Five injured as blasts rock Russian air base in annexed Crimea
Trump says his Mar-a-Lago estate 'under siege' as FBI raids offices
But while the search may be bad news for the president in legal terms, it's only boosted his political popularity.
1 News 40 mins ago
Trump seeks to raise money off news of FBI search of his Florida home
Israeli strikes on Palestine continue; women and children among dead as Jihad commander killed
Israeli aircraft pummeled targets in the Gaza Strip, raising the Palestinian death toll.
NZHerald 08 Aug 06:56 AM
Egypt calls for ceasefire to end Israeli air strikes in Gaza Strip
Egyptian officials indicate a deal has been made to stop the violence that has seen Israeli rockets kill dozens of Palestinians in the past few days.
Israeli airstrike kills 2nd top Islamic Jihad commander
The killing late Saturday of Khaled Mansour came a day after another Israeli strike killed the militant's commander in the north.
Gabby Petito's family files claim alleging police failed her
A fight between Petito and her boyfriend happened weeks before authorities say the boyfriend killed her while the couple was on a cross-country van trip.
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Gabby Petito's family files claim against police
Her family say police missed the signs of domestic abuse when they pulled over the pair.
Polio spreading in London for first time since 1980s, booster campaign launched for under-10s
Children in London to be offered polio booster after virus detected in wastewater
Kids aged 1-9 in the UK's capital have been made eligible for booster doses of a polio vaccine, British health authorities say.
Ukraine says 9 Russian warplanes destroyed in Crimea blasts
The explosions, which killed one person and wounded 14, sent tourists fleeing in panic as plumes of smoke rose over the coastline nearby.
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Ukraine says nine Russian warplanes were destroyed in Crimea blasts
Russia denied any aircraft were damaged in Tuesday's blasts – or that any attack took place.
Heavy rain claims 7 as Seoul streets become a river
NZHerald 09 Aug 03:33 PM
Heavy rain inundates South Korean capital, at least 9 dead
Some of the heaviest rain in decades has turned Seoul’s streets into car-clogged rivers. Some people drowned in their own homes, and more are missing.
Heavy rain hits Seoul, South Korea
At least seven people were killed, and 14 others were injured after heavy rainfall pounded Seoul. Video / AP
Japanese sailor stabbed during remembrance ceremony in Honiara
A Japanese sailor has been stabbed at Bloody Ridge in Solomon Islands during a World War II remembrance ceremony in Honiara.
RNZ 1:21 pm today
Japanese sailor stabbed during WWII remembrance ceremony in Solomon Islands
Witnesses say the man was stabbed in the neck with a pair of scissors.
Hong Kong cuts Covid-19 hotel quarantine to 3 days for arrivals
The city remains one of the few places in the world to require a quarantine to guard against travellers spreading Covid-19 to the local population.
80,000 tourists stranded in China resort city amid Covid lockdown
China's ruling Communist Party sticks steadfastly to a “zero-Covid” approach that is increasingly at odds with the rest of the world.
White House confirms Biden doesn't have COVID-19 after videos emerged of him coughing
Qantas plane struck by lightning over Western Australia, forced to divert
A Qantas spokesperson confirmed the plane is undergoing engineering checks.
Qantas plane in Australia issues 'pan-pan' alert over reports of engine fire
The pilot of flight QF91 from Sydney to Noumea, New Caledonia, was preparing for takeoff when the emergency was reported.
Russian TV protester charged with spreading false information
Russian former state TV journalist Marina Ovsyannikova has been charged with spreading false information about the Russian army, an offence punishable by up to…
RNZ 11:20 am today
Former Russian journalist charged with spreading false information about Russian army
Alex Jones' bombastic behaviour impacts him in court
Jones faces two more Sandy Hook trials to determine damages later this year.
NZHerald 08 Aug 08:51 AM
Why the lawyer defending conspiracy theorist Alex Jones could face legal action
Muslim community living in fear after targeted killings in US state of New Mexico
Fear spreads in US Muslim community after killings
A series of killings in the US state of New Mexico has sent shockwaves through the Muslim community.
Monkeying around may have given thief herpes
An intruder who broke into a snow monkey enclosure to scoop coins from a pond could have unwittingly exposed themselves to "potentially fatal" herpes, with…
RNZ 10 Aug 2022
Zoo intruder exposed to potentially fatal monkey virus
The intruder has been warned that they could have been exposed.
Tasmania monkey enclosure intruder possibly exposed to deadly virus
The person, who took coins from a moat, may have been exposed to the deadly Herpes B virus.
Biden 'concerned' as China extends military drills around Taiwan
China extends threatening military exercises around Taiwan
Beijing has ignored calls to calm the tensions, and there was no immediate indication of when it would end what amounts to a blockade.
Taiwan warns China drills show ambitions beyond island
It comes as Taipei conducted its own exercises to underscore it's ready to defend itself.
China set to extend military exercises around Taiwan
The exercises have disrupted shipping and air traffic in the area, while raised concerns about the potential for conflict.
China-Taiwan: Beijing conducts new military drills near island
China's military says it is continuing large-scale military drills around Taiwan after its previously announced live fire exercises ended on Sunday.
Beijing keeps up pressure on Taiwan with 4th day of drills
Taiwan's army will reportedly conduct live-fire artillery drills in southern Pingtung County in response to the Chinese exercises.
China's military drills around Taiwan signal 'era of US military primacy is over'
Taiwan threatened: China extends military exercises
More human remains discovered as drought dries Lake Mead
It's the fourth time since May that remains have been recovered from the shrinking reservoir.
1 News 3:27pm
More human remains discovered as drought dries US lake
It’s the fourth time since May that remains have been uncovered at the lake near Las Vegas as drought forces the shoreline to retreat.
Unstoppable ‘radioactive wind’ could spread over Europe if nuclear plant bombed
The UN is urging peacekeepers to be deployed on the ground to keep the Zaporizhzhia power station safe, amid fears of a Chernobyl-style disaster.
Russia using Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant as army base - Ukraine
Russian forces have turned the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant into a military base to launch attacks against Ukrainian positions, the head of Ukraine's…
Ukraine power plant shelled again, Zelensky rails at Russian 'nuclear terror'
Ukraine says renewed Russian shelling has damaged three radiation sensors and hurt a worker at the Zaporizhzhia power plant.
Ukraine power plant shelled again, Zelenskiy rails at Russian 'nuclear terror'
Newly identified virus surfaces in China
Scientists are monitoring a new virus in China, saying it was likely transmitted from animals to humans.
RNZ 10 Aug 2022
Dozens of cases of newly identified virus detected in China
Scientists believe Langya henipavirus is transmitted from animals to humans.
New virus emerges from eastern and central China
Pacific aviation is struggling to take off after the pandemic – how can the 'blue continent' stay connected?
Opening up is not as simple as flipping a switch.
NZHerald 11 Aug 03:28 PM
Pacific aviation: How can the 'blue continent' stay connected?
With Samoa fully reopening its borders on 1 August, another Pacific country moved tentatively forwards after two years of border closures and little or no international tourism.
US president set to meet Pacific leaders
Joe Biden says strong ties with the Pacific is a priority. He will meet the island nation leaders at the White House next month.
Misfired rockets may have killed over a dozen in Gaza
Reports say 47 people died in the latest outbreak of violence between Israel and Gaza.
NZHerald 09 Aug 11:15 AM
Ceasefire between Palestine and Israel takes effect in Gaza
The deal brings an end to the worst fighting between Israel and Gaza militant groups since Israel and Hamas fought an 11-day war last year.
Israel-Gaza: Hopes as Gaza ceasefire comes into effect
The ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militants comes after three days of violence which have left at least 43 people dead.
Cease-fire between Palestinians, Israel takes effect in Gaza
Israeli aircraft pummelled targets in Gaza since Friday, while the Iran-backed Palestinian Jihad militant group fired hundreds of rockets at Israel in response.
Nebraska woman charged with helping daughter have abortion
NZHerald 10 Aug 03:58 PM
US woman charged with helping daughter have an abortion
Investigators obtained Facebook messages in which the two discussed using medication to induce an abortion and plans to burn the foetus afterwards.
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