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  •   Home > News >  Subscribe to NZCity's International articles  International
    Coronavirus prompts Tokyo 2020 organisers to go back to scratch just months from Olympic opening ceremony
     23 December 2020
    Olympics opening ceremonies normally take years to prepare and plan for, but Tokyo will go back to basics in an attempt to be cheaper and more relevant.
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    Mannar Island is a bird paradise that survived Sri Lanka's civil war. Now an Australian mining company wants its sand
    23 Dec 2020: An Australian company is planning to mine mineral sands on an island still recovering from decades of war. But locals say they've been kept in the dark — and they fear for their island's fragile ecology.... more
    Taiwan has reported its first locally transmitted case of COVID-19 since April 12
    22 Dec 2020: Taiwan has reported its first locally transmitted case of COVID-19 since April 12... more
    Coronavirus is so rampant in Reno, Nevada that this hospital turned its carpark into a COVID-19 ward
    22 Dec 2020: US hospitals treating COVID-19 patients rarely allow healthy people on their wards. But the health workers at this Reno hospital are so sick of hoax claims and scepticism about coronavirus, they invited the ABC to spend the day with them.... more
    Think your mail is slow this Christmas? Spare a thought for people in these remote parts of the world
    22 Dec 2020: There are places where mail can only be received during a particular season, while senders at one secluded location rely on the kindness of strangers to get their mail delivered.... more
    Malaysian couple welcome 10,000 guests to drive-through wedding amid coronavirus pandemic
    22 Dec 2020: The coronavirus pandemic has forced the cancellation of many large weddings this year, but one Malaysian couple has defied the odds, reportedly hosting 10,000 people at their event.... more
    The absence of one of Australia's most famous sporting events is expected to be felt across the country
    21 Dec 2020: The absence of one of Australia's most famous sporting events is expected to be felt across the country... more
    Coercive control laws in England and Wales freed Sally from an 18-year murder sentence. This is what her family wants you to know
    21 Dec 2020: Sally was sentenced to 18 years in prison for murdering her husband with a hammer. But when the UK changed its understanding of what constitutes domestic violence, Sally's actions took on a whole new meaning.... more
    Queensland is closing its border to greater Sydney amid an outbreak of coronavirus that has reached 70 cases in the NSW capital
    20 Dec 2020: Queensland is closing its border to greater Sydney amid an outbreak of coronavirus that has reached 70 cases in the NSW capital... more
    Deadly Tropical Cyclone Yasa leaves 'devastation' across Fiji's north
    20 Dec 2020: Emergency teams work to restore services to parts of Fiji left devastated by Tropical Cyclone Yasa as residents deal with losing their homes and belongings in the category five storm.... more

     Most Popular Recent International News
     17 Dec: US election timeline: Electoral college votes to be counted in Congress before Mike Pence announces Joe Biden's victory over Donald Trump +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
     29 Dec: Police are tackling the issue of extremists exploiting social media, by increasing their artificial intelligence technology +++++++++++++++++++++
     04 Jan: Donald Trump wants Congress to overturn the election result. Here's what will happen instead ++++++++++++++
     02 Jan: Coronation Street actor Mark Eden has died following a battle with Alzheimer's +++++++++++
     08 Jan: US politics updates: Donald Trump agrees to 'orderly transition' after Congress confirms Joe Biden's election win ++++++++++
     04 Jan: Fears grow for the health of US broadcasting legend Larry King +++++++++
     06 Jan: FBI located Ghislaine Maxwell by tracking her mobile phone, court documents show +++++++++

     International NewsLinks
      16 Jan: Covid-19 robbed her of her international food tourism business, so she's leading food tours in auckland suburbs (NZ Herald)
      16 Jan: German sports doctor jailed over blood doping scandal (BBCWorld)
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      15 Jan: Covid-19: what who researchers in wuhan are trying to learn (
      15 Jan: Goldie thieves didn't know the value of painting, says art expert (NZ Herald)
      15 Jan: Michael hill earnings roar back after covid-19 hit (NZ Herald)
      15 Jan: Air new zealand passenger numbers dropped by more than 50 per cent in 2020 (
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     Today's News

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    Drew McIntyre has revealed he is asymptomatic after testing positive for COVID-19 6:06

    The decisive fourth cricket test between Australia and India in Brisbane is well-poised after the opening day of action 5:26

    Warning for bushfire in Wheatbelt downgraded, arson suspected in earlier blaze in Perth 4:36

    Living & Travel:
    New Zealanders still can't take a holiday in the Cook Islands - but a new travel bubble will help businesses 4:36

    Living & Travel:
    WA's hard border with Victoria will come down on Monday with the State now classified as 'low-risk' 23:37

    A warning for locals to steer clear -- of Silverstream, near Dunedin 21:57

    Brian Austin Green and Sharna Burgess have made their romance Instagram official 21:36

    Canterbury cricketer Lea Tahuhu is ready to continue her promising progression following an unlucky year with injuries 21:17

    Jodie Turner-Smith has praised women as “supremely powerful beings” 21:06

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