British Prime Minister Theresa May says she's standing down after failing to negotiate Brexit deal
British Prime Minister Theresa May announces she will resign on June 7, saying "it's a matter of deep regret" that she failed to negotiate a Brexit deal. full story
Nancy Pelosi speech manipulated to make her appear 'drunk' does not violate Facebook rules
Doctored footage of the US House Speaker has been deemed "false" by Facebook fact-checkers but it will only be demoted from the News Feed, rather than being pulled from the platform. full story
Tortoise-eating chimpanzees show signs of future planning cognitive abilities
Researchers witness Gabon chimpanzees smashing tortoise shells before scooping out their flesh and sharing the meat with each other — behaviours that have never before been observed in the animals. full story
Quote of the Day
"To err is human, but to really foul things up requires a computer." Anon
1861 - The Press goes to press
Published from a cottage in Montreal Street, the first edition was a six-page tabloid which sold for sixpence. more...
1978 - Bastion Point protesters evicted
Police and army personal removed 222 people from Bastion Point, Auckland, ending an occupation that had begun in January 1977. Ngāti Whātua were protesting against the loss of land in the Ōrakei Block, which had once been declared ‘absolutely inalienable’. more...
2008 - Scott Dixon wins Indianapolis 500
Dixon's victory at the Brickyard in 2008, the first Indianapolis 500 win by a New Zealander, helped him secure his second Indy Racing League championship. more...
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