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  •   Home > News >  Subscribe to NZCity's International articles  International
    Inside the Secret Pigeon Service, an unlikely weapon in the fight against the Nazis
     23 June 2018
    During World War II thousands of homing pigeons were parachuted into Nazi territory. Their mission was to bring back intelligence from occupied areas — unlikely secret weapons in the fight against the Nazis.
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    Understanding foreign influence in the Pacific ahead of the Vanuatu PM's first trip to Canberra
    23 Jun: This weekend, Vanuatu's Prime Minister will visit Australia on his first official trip after reports China was constructing a military base on the Pacific island. How well the visit goes depends on whether Canberra can effectively listen to and respond to... more
    Papua New Guinea's Defence Force deploys 440 troops to Southern Highlands, Hela provinces
    23 Jun: Papua New Guinea's Defence Force deploys 440 troops to stop landowner violence and unrest in the country's highlands.... more
    Donald Trump makes Time cover again, this time over US-Mexico border immigration crisis
    22 Jun: Time's latest cover draws on the immigration crisis on the US-Mexico border and features the President looking down over the crying two-year-old who was captured in a photo with her mother that went viral earlier this week.... more
    Emmanuel Macron's 'call me Mr President' reprimand is about respect for office, and history
    22 Jun: When a video went viral this week of French President Emmanuel Macron insisting that a cheeky teenager address him as "Mr President" and not "Manu", many felt such deference to history and respect for office could not come soon enough, writes Anne Bagamer... more
    Yemen on the brink of humanitarian disaster as both rebels and Saudi-led forces hold up food, aid
    22 Jun: More than 8 million people in Yemen are at risk of starvation and aid groups fear the battle for Hodeida, which imports most of the aid and commercial supplies shipped in to Yemen, could have widespread and fatal consequences.... more
    World Cup: Australia held to 1-1 draw against Denmark despite dominant performance
    22 Jun: Australia is still alive at the 2018 World Cup after a 1-1 draw with Denmark, with the Socceroos dominating most of the game but failing to add to Mile Jedinak's goal from the penalty spot.... more
    The Magic Pill: How do the health claims in Pete Evans' paleo diet doco stack up?
    22 Jun: A documentary by celebrity chef Pete Evans depicts a high-fat, low-carb diet as a treatment for autism, asthma and even cancer. But how do these health claims stack up?... more
    World Cup Journeys: Can Lionel Messi match Diego Maradona's feat and end the GOAT debate?
    22 Jun: Lionel Messi's overflowing trophy cabinet has one notable omission. Is this the year, finally, when he secures the World Cup winners medal that puts that right?... more
    World Cup: Socceroos' player ratings from Australia's 1-1 draw with Denmark in Samara
    22 Jun: A true captain's performance from Mile Jedinak and one to forget from Robbie Kruse — ranking how Australia's World Cup stars performed.... more

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