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    UK and Germany confirm first Omicron cases as Europe prepares for spread of new COVID variant
     28 November 2021
    The world is on high alert as the UK and Germany both record two cases of the new variant, while the Czech Republic finds suspected infections and borders slam shut.
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    Three deaths in UK as winter storm Arwen brings high winds, snow
    28 Nov: Three people are killed by falling trees across the United Kingdom as winter storm Arwen brings high winds and snow to the country.... more
    Burkina Faso police fire tear gas at protesters angered by surge in attacks linked to Al Qaeda and Islamic State
    28 Nov: Protesters are angry at the government's inability to stem violence linked to Al Qaeda and the Islamic State group.... more
    Outgoing ABC News boss Gaven Morris reflects on achievements, pressure from powerful people and the future of newsgathering
    28 Nov: "There are stories I'll never tell of how overwhelming some pressures were – but I took my role very seriously in protecting our people and letting them do their best, in the public interest," says director of ABC News Gaven Morris.... more
    Coronavirus is surging in South Korea thanks to an eye-poking sect. That's bad news for Kim Jong Un
    28 Nov: North Korea claims to have been COVID-free for the duration of the pandemic. But recent events south of the border could have major implications for the secretive nation and its enigmatic ruler.... more
    Western Australia tightens border with South Australia after new COVID cases and Omicron fears
    27 Nov: Western Australia will force all arrivals from South Australia to isolate for 14 days under the new rules.... more
    Omicron: Scientists scramble to unpick secrets of new COVID variant as WHO calls for calm
    27 Nov: The new Omicron coronavirus strain causes international borders to slam shut and global financial markets to plunge, amid fears about how current vaccines will fare against it.... more
    Omicron COVID-19 variant has been detected in South Africa. Here is what we know
    27 Nov: After a new COVID-19 variant emerged in southern Africa, scientists, health officials and the public are concerned, and the World Health Organization is monitoring the situation closely. Here is what we know.... more
    Stephen Sondheim, legendary Broadway composer behind Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd, dies aged 91
    27 Nov: US musical theatre giant Stephen Sondheim, the composer and lyricist behind Broadway hits such as West Side Story, Into the Woods and Sweeney Todd, dies aged 91.... more
    Solomon Islands unrest leaves three people dead in Honiara Chinatown, police say
    27 Nov: Charred bodies are discovered in a building in the capital Honiara as more Australians make their way to the Pacific nation to restore order and protect critical infrastructure.... more

     Most Popular Recent International News
     16 Nov: Republicans join Democrats as Joe Biden signs $US1 trillion infrastructure bill into law ++++++++++++++++++++++++
     12 Nov: COVID vaccine mandate leaves WA schools facing teacher shortage, compounding border pressure +++++++++++++++++
     26 Nov: Leaked emails reveal how Macquarie Bank became entangled in an $80 billion scandal +++++++++++++++
     27 Nov: Omicron variant hits South Africa, as country encounters vaccine hesitancy, conspiracy theories ++++++++++++++
     16 Nov: Infowars host Alex Jones liable for damages in Sandy Hook shooting 'hoax' defamation case +++++++++++++
     19 Nov: Pandemic workers kill pet dog in China, sparking online outrage and calls for animal protection laws ++++++++++
     27 Nov: Omicron COVID-19 variant has been detected in South Africa. Here is what we know ++++++++++

     International NewsLinks
      9 Dec: Tauranga grocer david stewart speaks out after list of employee rules goes global (NZ Herald)
      9 Dec: International trade shows strong growth after setback last year (RadioNZ)
      9 Dec: New zealand tops new study testing for designer drugs in wastewater (NZ Herald)
      8 Dec: Japanese billionaire blasts off to international space station (BBCWorld)
      8 Dec: South canterbury car club looking for opportunities at levels raceway (
      8 Dec: Cricket: brett lee reveals girlfriend sledge is the best he's ever heard (NZ Herald)
      8 Dec: Yet another billionaire heads to space tonight (CNN)
      8 Dec: How to practice religion could be a big question for some space tourists (CNN)
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