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NZHerald     08 Aug 01:53 PM
French environmentalists are working around the clock to try and feed a dangerously thin Beluga whale that has strayed into the Seine River.
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Rescuers hope to spare the whale the fate of an orca that strayed into the Seine and died in May.
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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.
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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.
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Yaser Said, 65, was found guilty of capital murder in the deaths of 18-year-old Amina Said and 17-year-old Sarah Said.
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Some residents in Svalbard want a round-the-clock polar bear watch, while others advocate killing all bears that get close to humans.
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The polar bear attacked a campsite injuring a French tourist.
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Travis McMichael was one of three defendants convicted in February of federal hate crime charges.
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Arbery - a Black man - was chased and killed by three white men in the US state of Georgia in 2020.
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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.
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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
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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.
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“My great company, and myself, are being attacked from all sides," Trump wrote beforehand on Truth Social.
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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

But while the search may be bad news for the president in legal terms, it's only boosted his political popularity.
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Israeli aircraft pummeled targets in the Gaza Strip, raising the Palestinian death toll.
NZHerald     08 Aug 06:56 AM
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.
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The killing late Saturday of Khaled Mansour came a day after another Israeli strike killed the militant's commander in the north.
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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.
1 News     16 mins ago
Her family say police missed the signs of domestic abuse when they pulled over the pair.
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Kids aged 1-9 in the UK's capital have been made eligible for booster doses of a polio vaccine, British health authorities say.
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The explosions, which killed one person and wounded 14, sent tourists fleeing in panic as plumes of smoke rose over the coastline nearby.
1 News     28 mins ago
Russia denied any aircraft were damaged in Tuesday's blasts – or that any attack took place.
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NZHerald     09 Aug 03:33 PM
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.
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At least seven people were killed, and 14 others were injured after heavy rainfall pounded Seoul. Video / AP
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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
Witnesses say the man was stabbed in the neck with a pair of scissors.
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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.
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China's ruling Communist Party sticks steadfastly to a “zero-Covid” approach that is increasingly at odds with the rest of the world.
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A Qantas spokesperson confirmed the plane is undergoing engineering checks.
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The pilot of flight QF91 from Sydney to Noumea, New Caledonia, was preparing for takeoff when the emergency was reported.
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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

Jones faces two more Sandy Hook trials to determine damages later this year.
NZHerald     08 Aug 08:51 AM

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A series of killings in the US state of New Mexico has sent shockwaves through the Muslim community.
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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
The intruder has been warned that they could have been exposed.
NZHerald
The person, who took coins from a moat, may have been exposed to the deadly Herpes B virus.
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Beijing has ignored calls to calm the tensions, and there was no immediate indication of when it would end what amounts to a blockade.
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It comes as Taipei conducted its own exercises to underscore it's ready to defend itself.
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The exercises have disrupted shipping and air traffic in the area, while raised concerns about the potential for conflict.
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China's military says it is continuing large-scale military drills around Taiwan after its previously announced live fire exercises ended on Sunday.
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Taiwan's army will reportedly conduct live-fire artillery drills in southern Pingtung County in response to the Chinese exercises.
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It's the fourth time since May that remains have been recovered from the shrinking reservoir.
1 News     3:27pm
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.
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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.
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Russian forces have turned the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant into a military base to launch attacks against Ukrainian positions, the head of Ukraine's…
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Ukraine says renewed Russian shelling has damaged three radiation sensors and hurt a worker at the Zaporizhzhia power plant.
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Scientists are monitoring a new virus in China, saying it was likely transmitted from animals to humans.
RNZ     10 Aug 2022
Scientists believe Langya henipavirus is transmitted from animals to humans.
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Opening up is not as simple as flipping a switch.
NZHerald     11 Aug 03:28 PM
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.
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Joe Biden says strong ties with the Pacific is a priority. He will meet the island nation leaders at the White House next month.
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Reports say 47 people died in the latest outbreak of violence between Israel and Gaza.
NZHerald     09 Aug 11:15 AM
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.
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The ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militants comes after three days of violence which have left at least 43 people dead.
RNZ
Israeli aircraft pummelled targets in Gaza since Friday, while the Iran-backed Palestinian Jihad militant group fired hundreds of rockets at Israel in response.
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NZHerald     10 Aug 03:58 PM
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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Thursday, 11 August, 2022 19:17