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  •   Home > News >  Subscribe to NZCity's International articles  International
    Hemp is an eco-friendly material, but anti-marijuana campaigns a century ago set the Australian industry back
     24 January 2020
    The British Government brought hemp to Australia on the First Fleet, but anti-marijuana campaigns killed the industry off in the 1900s. Now it's making a comeback.
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    Coronavirus has killed 17 people and the city of Wuhan is in lockdown. What are authorities doing to protect Australians?
    24 Jan: Australia has a number of measures to help stop the spread of coronavirus — but with warnings the disease has a week-long incubation period, carriers could already be in the country.... more
    Coronavirus infections in China feared to be more widespread than officially reported, Wuhan in lockdown
    24 Jan: China is putting on lockdown a city of 11 million people considered the epicentre of the new coronavirus outbreak that has killed 17 and infected nearly 600 people, as health authorities around the world work to prevent a global pandemic.... more
    Zion Williamson explodes in fourth quarter of NBA debut, becoming worldwide top trend
    23 Jan: Zion Williamson puts the rest of the NBA on notice as he scores 17 straight points in a three-minute stretch on his professional debut, proving he is more than just an insane athlete.... more
    US journalist's arrest in Indonesia an 'unacceptable attack on freedom of the press', says Amnesty International
    23 Jan: Lobby groups say the arrest of Philip Jacobson in Indonesia for allegedly misusing his visa is "politically motivated" due to his coverage of issues which "have not pleased the Government".... more
    New Zealand's White Island volcano disaster death toll rises to 20 as two missing people confirmed dead
    23 Jan: An Australian woman and a New Zealand man who were missing in the aftermath of New Zealand's White Island volcano eruption are officially confirmed dead, taking the death toll to 20.... more
    America is now reckoning with its dark past — and Australians are taking note
    23 Jan: The US is undergoing a season of soul-searching about slavery and its long shadow. A tour of the southern states and talks with locals reveal what's changed, and what still needs to come.... more
    Monty Python star Terry Jones dies aged 77
    23 Jan: Terry Jones, a founding member of famed British comedy troupe Monty Python, has died aged 77.... more
    United Nations report says Saudis hacked Amazon boss Jeff Bezos's phone, implicates Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman
    23 Jan: The United Nations issues a report that indicates Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been involved in the phone hacking of Amazon boss and the world's richest man Jeff Bezos.... more
    Donald Trump's impeachment has moved to the Senate. Follow opening arguments live
    22 Jan: With the ceremonial openings out of the way, the impeachment trial of Donald Trump in the US Senate begins in earnest today. Follow all the reaction in our live blog as senators figure out the rules and hear opening arguments.... more

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     15 Jan: Chinese woman who lived on 42 cents a day dies in south-western China +++++++++
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     21 Jan: What is a coronavirus and why is a new virus strain making people in China so sick? ++++++++

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      24 Jan: Rohingya muslims: world court orders myanmar to prevent genocide (RadioNZ)
      23 Jan: Cricket: new zealand cricket's warning to the international cricket council (NZ Herald)
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