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    'We've been warned': Swelling Northern Hemisphere heatwaves bring unprecedented fires
     19 August 2018
    Firefighters in Sweden and California are dealing with record bushfires on the back of a sweltering northern summer, with foreign reinforcements being brought in to assist overwhelmed local authorities. Those on the ground say changes need to be made to a
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    Why has Indonesian President Joko Widodo picked a hard-line cleric as his running mate?
    19 Aug: Dressed in ceremonial garb, former Indonesian chief justice Mahfud MD sat patiently in a Jakarta restaurant waiting for President Joko Widodo to announce him as his vice-presidential candidate — but it never came.... more
    Iraq's Edenic marshlands are drying out again
    18 Aug: Hailed by many as the location of the biblical Garden of Eden, the marshlands once covered some 20,000 square kilometres. They were almost completely drained by Saddam Hussein in the 1990s and now, after more than a decade of reflooding efforts, they are ... more
    A Pennsylvania bishop named in a grand jury report on rampant sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clergy says he has "profound remorse" and offers his "heartfelt apology" to the victims
    18 Aug: A Pennsylvania bishop named in a grand jury report on rampant sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clergy says he has "profound remorse" and offers his "heartfelt apology" to the victims... more
    Tonga's PM challenges Pacific leaders to year-long weight loss competition to tackle obesity
    17 Aug: Tonga's Prime Minister suggests his Pacific counterparts should consider holding a year-long weight loss competition to set a good example for the region, which has some of the world's highest rates of obesity and non-communicable diseases.... more
    Whale pod herded from Icelandic fjord for second day in row
    17 Aug: A group of kayakers in Iceland meet an extraordinary sight when they come across about 60 pilot whales trapped at low tide in a fjord for the second day in a row.... more
    Italy bridge collapse: Dad-to-be 'thought of unborn child' as he clung to wires 20 metres off the ground
    17 Aug: Gianluca Ardini clung for "dear life" onto two wires for hours while thinking of his unborn child, according to his pregnant girlfriend Giulia Organo.... more
    Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul with a voice that influenced generations of singers, dies aged 76
    17 Aug: Franklin, known for her powerful voice and for many hits, including Respect and (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, dies aged 76.... more
    Italy bridge collapse: Here's what engineers think might have gone wrong
    17 Aug: A huge rescue effort is underway in the Italian city of Genoa after a major motorway bridge collapse. We've looked at what experts say might have caused it to happen.... more
    Aretha Franklin: The performance that floored a fellow music legend — and a president
    17 Aug: Franklin's performance of (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman at Washington DC's Kennedy Centre in 2015 charmed social media, and it tells you something about Franklin's impact and her legacy.... more

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     01 Aug: France passes new law banning smartphones, tablets and smartwatches in schools ++++++++++++++++++++++++++
     27 Jul: British ex-spies warn of risks dealing with Chinese telecom Huawei +++++++++++++++++++++++++
     30 Jul: French skier who disappeared in 1954 in Italy identified with help from social media ++++++++++++++
     23 Jul: Fact check: Could asylum seekers travelling from New Zealand obtain a visa on arrival in Australia? ++++++++++
     06 Aug: Adulation for Andrew Gaff after attack on Andrew Brayshaw affirms AFL's need for red card rule ++++++++++
     17 Aug: Italy bridge collapse: Here's what engineers think might have gone wrong ++++++++++
     30 Jul: Inside Indonesia's secret school for the children of terrorism ++++++++++

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      19 Aug: The ultimate work + life balance: swapping inner-city offices for gumboots and a laptop (Stuff.co.nz)
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      19 Aug: Kofi annan, the only black african to run the un (BBCWorld)
      19 Aug: After the fireworks, 1st medals up for grabs at asian games (NZ Herald)
      18 Aug: Former un chief kofi annan has died aged 80 (RadioNZ)
      18 Aug: Recap: bay of plenty v taranaki - mitre 10 cup (Stuff.co.nz)
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     Today's News

    Rugby:
    Eliza McCartney still wants to see out her international pole vault season 12:27

    Entertainment:
    Aretha Franklin has died at the age of 76 12:01

    Politics:
    A second ministerial baby is on the way - with Green MP Julie Anne Genter cycling to hospital this morning to be induced 11:57

    Motorsports:
    Kiwi driver Scott Dixon's had a rough time in qualifying at the latest Indycar event in Pocono 11:47

    Entertainment:
    Pete Davidson told Ariana Grande he wanted to marry her on the first day they met 11:31

    Entertainment:
    Dolly Parton is hoping to inspire children to read more books 11:01

    Politics:
    WWinston Peters is continuing his push to abolish Maori seats in Parliament 10:47

    Entertainment:
    Noel Gallagher has described Manchester City as his "first love" 10:31

    Environment:
    'We've been warned': Swelling Northern Hemisphere heatwaves bring unprecedented fires 10:17

    Law and Order:
    The man who's formed the second row in nearly 50 tests with Brodie Retallick is praising his return to the All Blacks after 11 months away 10:07

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