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    Weekend Reads with Virginia Trioli: catch up on the stories of the week
     23 November 2019
    Welcome to Weekend Reads, where Virginia Trioli brings you a handpicked selection of the week's stories.
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    Prince Andrew said he saw Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein's alleged 'madame', earlier this year. Here's what we know about her
    23 Nov: With Jeffrey Epstein dead, prosecutors are focusing on his "co-conspirators". But a key figure has gone missing.... more
    Bougainville could become the world's newest nation — here's what you need to know
    23 Nov: Decades after the region's bloody civil conflict, the people of Bougainville will today start casting their votes in a referendum on whether they should seek independence from Papua New Guinea.... more
    Hong Kong's district council elections could send powerful message to China
    23 Nov: On Sunday the results of the election of these largely powerless officials will send a powerful message that could reshape the protest movement or draw the ire of an increasingly impatient China.... more
    Alternative therapists spruik 'healing water' amid measles crisis in Samoa
    23 Nov: Some hope spraying water on infants will protect them from the deadly measles virus rocking Samoa, but health authorities say compulsory vaccinations are the best way to prevent the disease and are warning people not to discourage immunisations.... more
    Indonesian motorcycle taxi drivers storm hospital to retrieve body of colleague's baby
    22 Nov: A group of motorbike taxi drivers storm an Indonesian hospital and grab the body of a colleague's six-month-old baby, which was reportedly being held as leverage to secure payment of outstanding medical bills.... more
    Greta Thunberg 'time traveller' photo 'most definitely' original, library confirms
    22 Nov: A US library confirms the photograph of a girl who bears a striking resemblance to teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg is authentic, while simultaneously bursting the bubble of those jokingly suggesting the image had revealed a time-travelling conspir... more
    Coldplay won't tour its new album until the band's concerts can be environmentally 'beneficial'
    22 Nov: Singer Chris Martin says the band will not be touring new record, Everyday Life, until it can find a way to tour that is not harmful to the environment.... more
    Human songs are more universal than we might have thought
    22 Nov: There are universal patterns in human songs from across the world's cultures, new research has revealed.... more
    OK Boomer may become TV show after US network Fox Media applies to trademark meme
    21 Nov: It's a phrase used to smack down the Baby Boomer generation online, but now US television giant Fox Media hopes to trademark "OK Boomer" and bring it to the small screen.... more

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     07 Nov: How the phrase 'OK boomer' suddenly went all over the internet +++++++++++++
     09 Nov: Vertical farming, micro-algae and bio-reactors — the new frontier of sustainable food ++++++++++++
     09 Nov: What does the Logan Paul vs KSI rematch fight mean for boxing? +++++++++++
     16 Nov: Arrival of interstellar object, comet 2I/Borisov, excites astronomers partly because of how familiar it is ++++++++++
     26 Oct: Bodies found in Essex container just 'tip of the iceberg' for multi-billion-dollar business +++++++++

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      22 Nov: Hail damage devastates canterbury vegetable crops (
      22 Nov: Amnesty international: chile using violence as a deterrent (BBCWorld)
      22 Nov: International sports venue in manawatu forced to supply its own portaloo (
      22 Nov: Hail damage devastates canterbury vegetable crops (RadioNZ)
      22 Nov: Kiwi company and pair found guilty over mogul's suspicious $53m in first nz case of its kind (NZ Herald)
      22 Nov: Microsoft adds te reo māori to translator app, joining over 60 international languages (NZ Herald)
      21 Nov: Cnmi casino contractor seeks lien over unpaid millions (RadioNZ)
      21 Nov: Postie sold to australian private equity firm allegro (NZ Herald)
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