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  •   Home > News >  Subscribe to NZCity's International articles  International
    The world is 'running out of sand', and it's fuelling murders, mafias and ecological devastation
     11 January 2020
    Modern society is built on sand, but it's a finite resource. The global demand for it is fuelling a sinister black market organisation: the "sand mafia".
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    Taiwan's Iron Cat Lady Tsai Ing-wen and her 'cute' campaign to keep the presidency
    11 Jan: Taiwan goes to the polls today and looks set to re-elect Tsai Ing-wen. Her pet cat is front and centre of her campaign, but underneath the 'cute' style lies a much harder edge.... more
    Australian bushfire donations from big business worth millions but charities warn long-term assistance needed
    11 Jan: Charities on the front line of the bushfire recovery effort are pleading with corporate Australia not to go too hard out of the blocks with big cash donations while ignoring long-term commitments.... more
    Iran admitted to shooting down Ukraine International Airlines flight 752 in Tehran, so what do we know about the crash?
    10 Jan: Iran's version of events did a complete 180 in the days after Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 went down in Tehran. Here's what we actually know about the crash that killed 176 people.... more
    Your pocket guide to keeping your pets safe from snakes this summer
    10 Jan: Snakes are out in big numbers this time of year. Here's what to do if your pet gets into trouble.... more
    Who are Iran's allies in a potential conflict with the United States?
    10 Jan: A hot conflict with the United States could decimate Iran, given the technological and monetary differences tipped in Washington's favour. But who else could step in to bolster Tehran's interests?... more
    Tobacco giants lobby PM and key MPs with pro-vaping message
    10 Jan: International tobacco giants have sought meetings with the Prime Minister and leading cabinet members in an effort to overturn Australia's ban on nicotine vaping.... more
    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle condemned in British press after move to 'step back' from Royal duties
    10 Jan: The British press turns on Harry and Meghan after their shock decision to step back from their roles as senior Royals. But some commentators point out the rabid reaction confirms the couple's reasons to leave.... more
    Indonesia's LGBT community fears repercussions after UK's 'most prolific rapist' jailed
    10 Jan: Indonesia's LGBT community says it is facing further stigma following the prosecution of Reynhard Sinaga, an Indonesian labelled the UK's "most prolific rapist", who drugged and raped dozens of male victims.... more
    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Megxit moment may end up more like Hotel California
    10 Jan: Already enemy #1 with Britain's tabloids, Meghan Markle has now achieved Yoko Ono status for breaking up the band, writes Emma Jane.... more

     Most Popular Recent International News
     29 Dec: A range of new gadgets is set to be released in the new year +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
     15 Jan: Chinese woman who lived on 42 cents a day dies in south-western China ++++++++++++++
     04 Jan: Meet Australian jockey Zac Purton and the Aussies racing to riches in Hong Kong +++++++++++++
     17 Jan: Death of malnourished woman sparks new concerns about corruption in Chinese charities ++++++++++++
     21 Jan: What is a coronavirus and why is a new virus strain making people in China so sick? +++++++++
     09 Jan: Kiwi teen Ethan Price has quite the story to tell when he heads back to school this month +++++++++
     09 Jan: Why did Iran attack US troops in Iraq? Could this start World War 3? Are Australians involved? ++++++++

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      27 Jan: Local focus: international singer adds sparks to christian festival (NZ Herald)
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      26 Jan: Rookie denner turns heads with debut castrol trs win (
      26 Jan: 'security screening issue' delays flights at auckland airport (NZ Herald)
      26 Jan: Iran executes 'crocodile of the gulf' drug kingpin (BBCWorld)
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     Today's News

    Highly regarded Kiwi rugby coach Vern Cotter is returning to the Southern Hemisphere to take up the head coaching role with Fiji 14:37

    Kendall Jenner and Ben Simmons are back together 14:30

    The Chiefs' veteran pivot has made himself at home again ahead of the 2020 Super Rugby season 14:27

    Chrissy Teigen's daughter "loves" scary movies 14:00

    Health & Safety:
    Concerns some diners at Christchurch's Madam Woo may have been exposed to Hepatitis A 13:47

    Mike Fitchett and Judd Flavell have been confirmed as Tall Blacks assistant coaches this year 13:37

    Amy Schumer's ex-boyfriend is living with her and her husband 13:30

    Donald Trump's Senate impeachment trial continues with defence opening arguments, follow live 13:27

    Law and Order:
    Police are investigating the suspicious death of a woman at a rural property north of Taupo 13:27

    Liam Payne praises "super understanding" ex-girlfriend Cheryl Tweedy for the way she takes "great care" of their son 13:00

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