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  •   Home > News >  Subscribe to NZCity's International articles  International
    Telstra to buy Pacific arm of telecommunications giant Digicel with Canberra's support amid China's rising influence
     25 October 2021
    The $2.1 billion deal to acquire and run Digicel Pacific will be largely funded by the Australian government, in a move widely seen as an attempt to counter China's influence in the region.
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    James Michael Tyler, who played Gunther on Friends dies of prostate cancer aged 59
    25 Oct: James Michael Tyler, who appeared in the Friends reunion special earlier this year but did not mention his cancer diagnosis because he did not want to be a "downer", dies aged 59.... more
    News at a glance: Support for net zero by 2050, archaeologists unearth 2,700-year-old wine factory and Ed Sheeran tests positive for COVID-19
    25 Oct: Want to get on top of today's headlines? Here's your TL;DR for this morning.... more
    Self-driving race cars reach blistering speed at inaugural race
    25 Oct: A team of computer programmers and engineers from a German university are crowned the inaugural champions of self-driving cars around one of the world's most famous racetracks.... more
    Fabio Quartararo wins MotoGP world championship after rival crashes at Emilia Romagna Grand Prix
    25 Oct: Fabio Quartararo is the first Frenchman to win the MotoGP world championship, after rival Francesco Bagnaia crashed out of the lead.... more
    Colombia's most wanted drug lord 'Otoniel' captured in jungle raid
    24 Oct: Colombia's president says the capture of Dairo Antonio Úsuga is "the biggest blow against drug trafficking in our country this century".... more
    TGA to consider booster doses as health authorities assure the fully vaccinated that they are protected
    24 Oct: Australia's medical regulator will look at new data from Pfizer on COVID-19 booster doses on Monday, with health authorities hopeful of a November rollout.... more
    South Korea's tattoo taboo is being challenged by young people, a controversial politician and boy band BTS
    24 Oct: Long the markings of slaves and gangsters, tattoos are suddenly everywhere in South Korea. But the nation's stringent laws mean they're often inked in the shadows by artists risking arrest.... more
    As fierce rivals India and Pakistan prepare to clash at the T20, fans in Australia are ready to cheer them on
    24 Oct: Fans in Australia are gearing up for one of the most anticipated games on the cricket calendar with Pakistan taking on India in Dubai in the T20 World Cup.... more
    Russian, Chinese warships hold first joint patrols in Pacific Ocean for 'maintaining of peace and stability'
    24 Oct: Russia's defence ministry releases a statement saying that exercises between Moscow and Beijing were conducted between October 17 and 23 in another sign of closer ties between the two nations.... more

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     Today's News

    Telstra to buy Pacific arm of telecommunications giant Digicel with Canberra's support amid China's rising influence 14:24

    Health & Safety:
    Waikato residents are being urged to take advantage of the holiday break to get vaccinated 14:14

    Only time will tell if plant-based milk is here to stay for good 14:14

    Law and Order:
    Police are seeking help to find out how a Hamilton father died nearly two years ago 14:04

    Rugby League:
    The South Sydney Rabbitohs have handed Keaon Kolomatangi a contract extension, keeping the 23-year-old at the club until at least the end of 2024 13:14

    Not all parents are keen for their children to do exams in person 12:24

    Kiwi golfer Amelia Garvey has fallen short of a place in the final round of qualifying for the LPGA tour 12:24

    Health & Safety:
    The latest Covid-19 case numbers are about to be released 12:14

    James Michael Tyler, who played Gunther on Friends dies of prostate cancer aged 59 12:04

    Classic whole-milk is still dominating the New Zealand market 11:54

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