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    China and Africa are building 'great walls' of trees to hold back the desert. But will it work?
     17 October 2019
    China plans to plant 88 billion trees for its Green Great Wall, which will stretch for almost 5,000 kilometres in a bid to hold back encroaching deserts. And it's not the only country fighting nature with nature.
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    Harry Dunn's parents meet with Donald Trump at White House, refuse meeting with Anne Sacoolas
    17 Oct: The parents of a British teenager killed in a crash allegedly involving an American diplomat's wife refused to meet the woman after it's revealed to them she was at the White House during their meeting with the US President.... more
    NSW Police investigating after two die in suspicious Tamworth house fire
    17 Oct: A man is being questioned by police after two people died in a house fire in Tamworth in north-western NSW.... more
    Peter O'Neill, former PNG prime minister obtains interim court order to prevent arrest
    17 Oct: Papua New Guinea's former prime minister Peter O'Neill is granted an interim court order preventing his arrest for alleged corruption.... more
    Wildlife Photographer of the Year award goes to Yongqing Bao for image of Tibetan fox attacking marmot
    16 Oct: Judges of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year award say Yongqing Bao's image of a Tibetan fox closing in on a marmot "is quite simply the perfect moment".... more
    Donald Trump stays quiet on Democratic debate as Warren claims frontrunner status
    16 Oct: The US President remained largely silent as Elizabeth Warren cemented her frontrunner status at the fourth 2020 Democratic presidential primary debate. Here are the key takeaways.... more
    Jennifer Aniston posts selfie of Friends reunion on Instagram, gains millions of followers
    16 Oct: Jennifer Aniston joins Instagram, posts one picture and attracts almost 5 million followers in 12 hours. And you'll never guess who was in her selfie.... more
    Syria's refugees flee to cities without food or water as Turkish forces advance
    16 Oct: Kurdish families say they are running out of supplies as an estimated 200,000 civilians flee a Turkish offensive into north-east Syria.... more
    Pharrell Williams condemns Blurred Lines years after defending the song against 'rapey' criticism
    16 Oct: The artist tells GQ Magazine the song uses the same language of men "when taking advantage of a woman" but that it took him "a lot of time and growth" to realise it.... more
    Papua New Guinea letter to PM alleges over a million dollars missing in APEC summit funds
    16 Oct: Controversy swirled the purchase of 40 Maseratis — now the Australian head of PNG's APEC Authority warns of hundreds of suspicious payments and more than $1.4 million in missing APEC funds.... more

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     27 Sep: Former swim coach Paul Frost charged with 57 child sex offences involving 11 boys ++++++++++
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     07 Oct: Otago University Students Association urging students not to use social media to ignite dangerous rumours +++++++++

     International NewsLinks
      17 Oct: Vanuatu looks to world court over polluters - climate expert (RadioNZ)
      17 Oct: Imf warning: risk of 'sharp, sudden' financial tightening has risen (NZ Herald)
      17 Oct: Former rugby league coach mike mclennan, 75, missing from rest home (NZ Herald)
      17 Oct: Family 'scared' for former rugby league international mike mcclennan missing overnight in orewa (Stuff.co.nz)
      17 Oct: Olympic marathons set to move out of tokyo to cooler north (Stuff.co.nz)
      17 Oct: Vanuatu could take polluters to court - climate expert (RadioNZ)
      17 Oct: Telling kiwisaver members what they might pay elsewhere 'could drive down fees' (Stuff.co.nz)
      16 Oct: Football ferns to play china tournament as attention turns to olympic games (Stuff.co.nz)
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     Today's News

    Environment:
    Fears everything is not better under the sea.. 11:07

    Entertainment:
    Ellie Goulding suffers from “imposter syndrome” 10:52

    International:
    China and Africa are building 'great walls' of trees to hold back the desert. But will it work? 10:47

    International:
    Harry Dunn's parents meet with Donald Trump at White House, refuse meeting with Anne Sacoolas 10:47

    Business:
    Eight women have been offered the first New Zealand Cricket domestic development contracts 10:47

    International:
    NSW Police investigating after two die in suspicious Tamworth house fire 10:37

    Netball:
    Potential signs Noeline Taurua will step down 10:27

    Entertainment:
    Khloe Kardashian will "never come in-between" Tristan Thompson and their daughter True 10:22

    Rugby:
    Japan lock Uwe Helu is dismissing the relevance of his side's 41-7 pre-tournament loss to South Africa ahead of their World Cup quarter-final 10:07

    Environment:
    A magnitude 6.4 earthquake has hit the Southern Philippines 10:07

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