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    Japan was feared to be the next US or Italy. Instead their coronavirus success is a puzzling 'mystery'
     23 May 2020
    An ageing population, densely packed cities, and low rates of testing. Some health experts feared Japan's coronavirus response was doomed to fail, but now they're trying to solve the "mystery" of its success.
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    House always messy? Just blame it on the second law of thermodynamics
    23 May: It's not your fault, it's the universe. No really, you try keeping your house neat and tidy in a universe where disorder is always increasing.... more
    UK to introduce mandatory 14-day coronavirus quarantine for all international travellers
    23 May: The airline industry says the move, which does not come into force until June 8, is too late, "unenforceable and unpoliceable" and will damage the UK Government's attempts to restart the economy.... more
    Beijing could change national security law in Hong Kong. Here's why that matters
    23 May: Beijing's proposed national security law for Hong Kong is potentially one of the most controversial moves it has made since the end of British rule — here's what you need to know.... more
    Passenger plane airline carrying 107 passengers crashes near residential area of Karachi in Pakistan
    22 May: Pakistan civil aviation officials say a passenger plane with 107 people on board has crashed near Karachi in the south.... more
    Africa has not been hit hard by coronavirus yet, but the disease could 'smoulder' there for years
    22 May: Coronavirus has been slow to spread in Africa, but as hot spots begin to blaze, experts fear the disease could become entrenched in some of the continent's most vulnerable nations for years to come.... more
    China's annual Congress underway after coronavirus forces two month delay
    22 May: Despite the lingering threat of coronavirus, China's political representatives gather in Beijing for its most important political event of the year.... more
    British Government's coronavirus response 'dangerous, incoherent' warns former chief scientist
    21 May: Britain's former chief scientist Sir David King has warned a second outbreak, particularly in London, is now inevitable and the UK death toll could soar as high as 200,000.... more
    Family sues cruise company arguing 'they didn't pay enough attention' to 27yo son who died from COVID-19
    21 May: When Pujiyoko left his parents in central Java to work as a crew member on Royal Caribbean's Symphony of the Seas, he was fit, healthy and excited. But he never came home.... more
    Hundreds dead including three aid workers after intercommunal violence in South Sudan
    21 May: The UN is investigating after hundreds of people including three aid workers were reportedly killed in the latest round of intercommunal violence in South Sudan.... more

     Most Popular Recent International News
     01 May: COVIDSafe coronavirus contact-tracing app faces software bugs and lingering iPhone issues ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
     12 May: The battle for West Papuan independence from Indonesia has intensified with deadly results +++++++++++++++++++++
     15 May: AFL restart plans after coronavirus shutdown complicated by state governments, not Victorian parochialism ++++++++++++++
     18 May: Pakistani girls killed by family after appearing in video with man, police say +++++++++++
     06 May: Scott Morrison says Australia is doing better on COVID-19 than New Zealand despite a less extreme lockdown. Is he correct? +++++++++++
     14 May: How has Vietnam, a developing nation in South-East Asia, done so well to combat coronavirus? ++++++++
     19 May: Belgium appears to have the highest coronavirus mortality rate in the world. Here's why ++++++++

     International NewsLinks
      29 May: Multinationals queuing up, re-entry pathway needed (NZ Herald)
      29 May: Thousands of kiwis hitting the skies over queen's birthday weekend (NZ Herald)
      29 May: Almost half of lincoln university's students from overseas, report says (
      29 May: Rakon shareholders call for company to be sold to international investors (
      29 May: Samoa public warned to stay away from airport and quarantine sites (RadioNZ)
      29 May: Mike hosking: just get on with it - let the america's cup teams in (NZ Herald)
      29 May: Cricket's back: australia announce international schedule including matches against black caps and white ferns (NZ Herald)
      29 May: Climate change brings trillions of dollars in risk to businesses (
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    The country's largest furniture and homewares retailer retailer will open its doors tomorrow... in what's being described as a significant boost for the local economy More...

     Today's News

    Queen Elizabeth II’s closest servants are working three-week shifts in rotation in order to keep the monarch safe from coronavirus 19:02

    New Zealand Rugby has confirmed a Farah Palmer Cup season to kick off on August 22 18:57

    Law and Order:
    Meanwhile At least seven people have been shot in Kentucky, with protesters turning out to demand justice for Breonna Taylor, a black woman fatally shot by police in her home 18:37

    Katie Price wanted to stay with ex-husband Peter Andre “forever” 18:32

    Law and Order:
    A corrections officer is being provided with ongoing support after they were shot at earlier this week 18:07

    Simon Cowell is learning basic “geography and history” facts from his six-year-old son Eric 18:02

    America Ferrera says motherhood is “amazing” 17:32

    The country's largest furniture and homewares retailer retailer will open its doors tomorrow... in what's being described as a significant boost for the local economy 17:27

    Face masks are no 'silver bullet' for coronavirus but do have benefits. Here's what you need to know 17:17

    Mary-Kate Olsen has officially filed for divorce from Olivier Sarkozy after the New York courtrooms reopened on Monday (25.05.20) 17:02

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