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  •   Home > News >  Subscribe to NZCity's International articles  International
    Potential Banksy work in Tokyo scrutinised by officials after going unnoticed for at least a decade
     19 January 2019
    Officials are trying to determine whether a graffitied rat holding an umbrella painted near a Japanese monorail station in 2009 is an authentic work by the elusive British street artist.
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    Border Patrol arrest more than 350 people trying to tunnel into the United States
    19 Jan: Almost 400 people who dug under a steel barrier in a bid to cross the United States border — making no apparent effort to elude immigration agents — are arrested in south-west Arizona, authorities say.... more
    Irish woman 'denied' abortion at Dublin hospital despite new legislation
    19 Jan: The woman reportedly plans to travel to England to terminate her "much-wanted" pregnancy next week after two doctors diagnosed her unborn baby with a fatal foetal abnormality, Irish MPs heard.... more
    Drones swoop in to deliver life-saving vaccines to remote Vanuatu villages
    19 Jan: What once seemed like a mad fantasy is now a welcome reality in Vanuatu, with an Australian developed product flying necessary medicines into hard-to-reach locations where one in five children don't get all the vaccines they need.... more
    Growing up as a living goddess
    19 Jan: Preeti Shakya's feet didn't touch the ground outside her palace until she was 11. She became a goddess at three years old, but when puberty hit, it was back to an anonymous life in the suburbs.... more
    Sutopo Purwo Nugroho spent his working life helping save people from natural disasters – now he's dying
    19 Jan: Sutopo Purwo Nugroho has a special place in the hearts of Indonesians; it's his job is to inform the public about natural disasters, and for the past year he has also publicly documented his own personal disaster as he slowly dies from stage-four lung can... more
    'Rescuing' the story of Ada Lovelace from the shadow of her father, Lord Byron
    19 Jan: The cult of celebrity isn't a new phenomenon; in the 1800s, Lord Byron's scandalous reputation tarnished his daughter's name. But Ada Lovelace was an accomplished woman in her own right.... more
    Abu Bakar Bashir, spiritual leader of group behind Bali bombings, released on parole six years early
    18 Jan: The spiritual leader of the terrorist group responsible for the 2002 Bali bombings will walk free from prison within days after serving nine years for his role in setting up a paramilitary training camp in Indonesia.... more
    Man hospitalised after injecting semen into his own arm to cure his 'severe, sudden onset' back pain
    18 Jan: An Irishman injects a "dose" of his own semen into his arm once a month for 18 months in a homespun attempt to cure his own back pain, but ends up in hospital with subcutaneous emphysema instead.... more
    Researchers slam marine conservationist for touching great white shark during close encounter near Hawaiian island of Oahu
    18 Jan: A marine conservationist captures stunning images of her close encounter with a massive great white shark — and lands in hot water with other researchers for placing her hand on the animal.... more

     Most Popular Recent International News
     27 Dec: Queenslanders are being warned to remain vigilant after a spate of Christmas holiday scams using fake social media messages and emails +++++++++++++++++++++++
     28 Dec: Chinese schools enforce 'smart uniforms' with GPS tracking system to monitor students +++++++++++++++++++
     25 Dec: A US court has ordered Pyongyang to pay $US501 million in damages for the torture and death of US college student Otto Warmbier, who died last year shortly after being released from a North Korea prison +++++++++++++++++++
     21 Dec: LeBron James's post-match pep talk to son sets example for parents watching from sidelines ++++++++++++++++++
     25 Dec: Australian punter Michael Dickson's latest NFL drop kick sends US commentators into a spin +++++++++++++++++
     25 Dec: Forgotten Christmas carol to be brought back to life after 550 years by Newcastle Cathedral ++++++++++++++++
     04 Jan: Japanese Buddhists take to internet to show 'I can do it in monk's robe' +++++++++++++

     International NewsLinks
      19 Jan: International flights from auckland delayed by it glitch (NZ Herald)
      19 Jan: Phil gifford: all blacks will win the rugby world cup, ian foster to take over as coach (
      19 Jan: 'don't mess with mac': international face-off over moose statues (BBCWorld)
      19 Jan: Baggage check-in fault causes delays to flights at auckland airport (NZ Herald)
      19 Jan: Travel industry fears damage from a long government shutdown (NZ Herald)
      19 Jan: Tahiti airport welcomes 60,000 extra travellers (RadioNZ)
      19 Jan: Macedonia seeks help in catching safe deposit box thefts (NZ Herald)
      18 Jan: Man tasered at auckland international airport after allegedly threatening customs officers (
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    Victoria Beckham uses an anti-ageing face cream made from her own blood 20:45

    Rose McGowan hid the fact she dated women as she feared she wouldn't be accepted in Hollywood 20:15

    Aretha Franklin was honoured at a star-studded tribute concert 19:45

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    Some 16,000 people have been enjoying a perfect summer's day in Queenstown at the Gibbston Valley Winery Summer Concert - with only a little rain to keep them cool and refreshed 19:17

    Spencer Matthews has a "soft spot" for Piers Morgan 19:15

    Law and Order:
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