Meet the Navy wives feeding furloughed workers during the US government shutdown
In Chesapeake, Virginia, many families are relying on the generosity of others as the long-running government shutdown forces them to go without their primary income from the US Coastguard, Washington Bureau chief Zoe Daniel writes. full story
Is the release of former Jakarta governor Ahok a political liability or an asset for Joko Widodo?
A Chinese Christian former governor of Jakarta has been released from prison after being sentenced in 2017 for committing blasphemy against Islam. full story
Name suppression has been lifted for a driver charged over a fatal hit and run
Name suppression has been lifted for a driver charged over a fatal hit and run full story
Quote of the Day
"I have the world's largest collection of seashells. I keep it on all the beaches of the world... Perhaps you've seen it." Steve Wright
1865 - British troops invade south Taranaki
Over a thousand troops commanded by Duncan Cameron set out on what was to be the general’s final campaign in New Zealand. more...
1980 - Soviet ambassador expelled
The New Zealand government ordered the Soviet Union‘s ambassador, Vsevolod Sofinsky, to leave the country within 72 hours after he allegedly delivered money to the pro-Soviet Socialist Unity Party. more...
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