Leaders meet to try to pass a UN treaty to protect oceans

World leaders will meet at the UN in New York later for more talks to save the world’s oceans from overexploitation.

August 15, 2022 4:00 pm

New Zealand

NZ deploying 120 more troops to train Ukraine soldiers in UK

New Zealand is sending another 120 Defence Force personnel to train Ukrainian soldiers in the UK.

August 15, 2022 3:30 pm


Guayaquil: Ecuador blast 'declaration of war' by gangs

Government officials in Ecuador have blamed a deadly explosion in the port city of Guayaquil on organised crime.

August 15, 2022 3:00 pm


Strike four: Facebook misses election misinfo in Brazil ads

Facebook failed to detect blatant election-related misinformation in ads ahead of Brazil’s 2022 election, a new report from Global Witness has found, continuing a pattern of not catching material that violates its policies the group describes as “alarming.”

August 15, 2022 2:20 pm


New Zealand: 12 deaths reported, 3387 new cases

The cases were reported over the last 24 hours.

August 15, 2022 1:36 pm


Raila Odinga and William Ruto in tight presidential race

With almost half of the results from Kenya’s presidential election now confirmed, the two main candidates are running neck and neck.

August 15, 2022 1:15 pm

New Zealand

Man drives into fire fundraiser crowd in United States, then kills mother

Pennsylvania state police say a man who was upset about an argument with his mother drove through a crowd at a fundraiser for victims of a recent deadly house fire, killing one person at the event and injuring 17 others, then returned home and beat his mother to death.

August 15, 2022 12:42 pm


Gunman charged over Canberra airport shooting

A 63-year-old man has been charged with firearm offences after firing shots inside Australia’s Canberra airport yesterday afternoon.

August 15, 2022 11:40 am


'China threat' emerges in elections from UK to Australia

It’s not just the economy. While inflation and recession fears weigh heavily on the minds of voters, another issue is popping up in political campaigns from the UK and Australia to the US and beyond: the “China threat.

August 15, 2022 9:59 am


Congress team follows Pelosi with second high-level visit in a month

A US congressional delegation has arrived for an unannounced visit to Taiwan, 12 days after a tour of the island by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

August 15, 2022 6:26 am


Salman Rushdie's 'defiant sense of humour' remains, son says

Author Salman Rushdie is still in a critical condition but “his usual feisty and defiant sense of humour remains intact”, his son says.

August 15, 2022 5:57 am


'We are waiting for rain, for winter, for God' - Fighting a megafire in France

Hervé Trentin, a 34-year veteran of the Gironde fire department, stood on the edge of a charred section of forest wiping tears from his cheeks. It was the second time he had cried that morning.

August 15, 2022 5:50 am

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