September 16, 2023

Putin’s ‘attack dog’ on death’s door

Putin’s ‘attack dog’ on death’s door

Ruthless Chechnya war lord — and staunch ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin — Ramzan Kadyrov is reportedly hospitalised in critical condition, according to Ukrainian intelligence. “There is information that the war criminal Kadyrov is in a serious condition — existing illnesses have worsened and caused such a serious condition,” Andriy Yusov, a representative of […]

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Miss Samoa hosts Miss Global to Songbirds and Breakfast

Miss Samoa hosts Miss Global to Songbirds and Breakfast

By Taimalelagi Tutuila Farao*Email: tutuila@samoa.travel Apia, 15 September 2023: This morning at Plantation House in Maugafolau Road, Alafua, Miss Samoa Moemoana Safa’atoa Schwenke had the pleasure of showcasing unique aspects of her Samoan culture to the visiting Miss Global Shane Tormes. Situated in the welcoming gardens of local Designer, Owner and the 2016 New York

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PM: “Forging of SI-PRC diplomatic relationship complies with UN Resolution 2758 of 1971.”

PM: “Forging of SI-PRC diplomatic relationship complies with UN Resolution 2758 of 1971.”

The forging of diplomatic relations between Solomon Islands and People’s Republic of China is by far the most important decision by Solomon Islands after more than 40 years of its existence as an independent sovereign nation and member of the United Nations, phrased Prime Minister Hon. Manasseh Sogavare MP. Prime Minister Sogavare articulated, the decision

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Nadroga Retains Farebrother

Nadroga Retains Farebrother

The Ratunaisa Navuma captained Nadroga side retained the Inkk Farebrother Challenge Trophy after defeating challengers Naitasiri 29-20 at Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka today. Nadroga side retained the Inkk Farebrother Challenge Trophy after defeating challengers Naitasiri 29-20 at Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka today. Photo: FRU Media The Ratunaisa Navuma captained Nadroga side retained the Inkk Farebrother

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Hurricane Lee churns toward New England, eastern Canada

Hurricane Lee churns toward New England, eastern Canada

(Reuters) – Hurricane Lee barreled across the North Atlantic toward New England and Eastern Canada on Friday, threatening to bring drenching rains, powerful winds and a life-threatening storm surge to the region over the weekend. Lee is expected to weaken into a strong tropical storm before making landfall in southwestern Nova Scotia as a strong

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Fijian Government to provide $250 cash to affected farmers

Fijian Government to provide $250 cash to affected farmers

The Fijian Government will provide $250 cash to all cyclone-affected farming households for land preparation, cultivation, and procurement of planting materials. Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum their estimates showed they had 20,000 households that would qualify. He said the Government had allocated $5million for this purpose. He said recent flooding had been tough on farmers. “Many of

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Restraining order imposed on ex-Spain soccer boss as he testifies in assault probe

Restraining order imposed on ex-Spain soccer boss as he testifies in assault probe

MADRID (Reuters) -Spain’s High Court on Friday imposed a restraining order to prevent former soccer chief Luis Rubiales approaching national team player Jenni Hermoso, as he appeared in court to be investigated for sexual assault for kissing her on the lips. The incident, which occurred at the medal ceremony after Spain’s women’s team won the

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Russell Brand denies ‘very, very serious criminal allegations’

Russell Brand denies ‘very, very serious criminal allegations’

Russell Brand denied what he says are “astonishing” and “rather baroque” claims of a “serious nature”. Russell Brand has denied unspecified “very, very serious criminal allegations” he said had been put to him by a television company and newspaper. The former actor and broadcaster, 48, posted a video to his YouTube channel today addressing claims

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Farmers to apply political pressure through new Methane Science Accord

Farmers to apply political pressure through new Methane Science Accord

Supplied Hamish Carswell is an instigator of the Methane Science Accord, which wants the incoming Government to use up to date information on climate change. A team of concerned farmers and scientists say the climate change modelling used by the Government is flawed, and the proposed agricultural emissions tax it is based on will ‘’devastate

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Parents claim Tauranga Hospital provided their daughter with means to take her life inside psychiatric unit

Parents claim Tauranga Hospital provided their daughter with means to take her life inside psychiatric unit

Warning: This story contains discussion of suicide Vanessa Bishop struggled with suicidal thoughts most of her life. When she went to Tauranga Hospital for help, she hoped it would be a safe place. Instead, she died there. Tony Wall reports. In 2015, Vanessa Bishop was in a good space. She hadn’t self-harmed or thought of

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Campaign diary: Calves, lambs, a new music stand – but no fully-costed tax plan

Campaign diary: Calves, lambs, a new music stand – but no fully-costed tax plan

Christopher Luxon likes a podium, it seems. The National Party leader so likes something to hold on to, somewhere to put his notes to while speaking to the media, that his offsider brought a music stand to Karaka School’s agricultural day when he visited the rural community for his daily media stand-up on Saturday. He

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Reflections on Marlborough Girls’ College ahead of 60th jubilee

Reflections on Marlborough Girls’ College ahead of 60th jubilee

Teachers at Marlborough Girls’ College are reflecting on how much has changed since they were students themselves, as the school’s 60th Jubilee arrives. Deputy principal Emily Stenhouse and head of music Christianna Morgan (previously Stewart) are two of several that teach in classrooms where they were once students. But school life is so different now,

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Echoes of Zhina: The unyielding quest for freedom in Iran

Echoes of Zhina: The unyielding quest for freedom in Iran

In collaboration with Amnesty International, University of Otago PhD graduate Abbas Alizadeh, and Hanna Habibi, a researcher with an economics PhD from Victoria University of Wellington, reflect on the death of Mahsa Amini. OPINION: Today is the first anniversary of Mahsa (Zhina) Amini’s tragic death at the hands of the Islamic Republic regime in Iran.

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Weekend Baking sorted: You won’t miss the butter in these dairy-free treats

Weekend Baking sorted: You won’t miss the butter in these dairy-free treats

You don’t need need butter to make a gooey cookie, moist loaf or even the creamy icing centre of a whoopie pie. These three very different recipes have one thing in common: they are all free of dairy products, calling on oils, syrups and plant-based milk alternatives to give these treats the texture you know

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Warriors to face Broncos for place in NRL grand final after beating Knights 40-10

Warriors to face Broncos for place in NRL grand final after beating Knights 40-10

At Go Media Stadium Mt Smart: Warriors 40 (Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad, Addin Fonua-Blake, Marcelo Montoya, Dylan Walker, Rocco Berry, Dallin Watene-Zelezniak, Bayley Sironen tries; Adam Pompey 6 goals) Knights 10 (Greg Marzhew, Dylan Lucas tries, Kalyn Ponga goal). HT: 16-4 If you were one of those who kept the faith, this was a night for you.

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Burst of yellow to welcome spring | Canberra CityNews

Burst of yellow to welcome spring | Canberra CityNews

Forsythias… brilliant yellow flowers, on bare stems, signal spring is here. Photo: Jackie Warburton FORSYTHIAS are simple shrubs that grow well in our climate and, once flowering, their brilliant yellow flowers, on bare stems, signal spring is here.  Gardening columnist Jackie Warburton. They are from the olive family and cope well with dry conditions. In

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Author Robyn Cadwallader’s journey from Murrumbateman to mediaeval England | Riotact

Author Robyn Cadwallader’s journey from Murrumbateman to mediaeval England | Riotact

Author Robyn Cadwallader’s fiction is set in mediaeval England, with surprising modern resonance. Photo: Supplied. Robyn Cadwallader spends her days writing in a room at Murrumbateman. Outside, the sun shines on the bush and rolling hills and rural life hums gently beyond her garden gate. Inside, its the 13th century and people are burning at

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