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    NASA's Perseverance rover gears up to land on Mars in 'seven minutes of terror'
     19 February 2021
    After a seven-month journey, the Perseverance rover will attempt to land on the Red Planet tomorrow morning (AEDT). And even though NASA has done this before, it won't be easy. Here's what's involved.
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    White swan in UK left with black feathers after swimming in 'contaminated' pond
    19 Feb: RSPCA members are seeking donations to help clean the bird, which was initially thought to be a black swan, while the cause of its sudden colour change remains unclear.... more
    Tokyo's Olympics will be organised by Seiko Hashimoto after her boss resigned over sexism uproar
    18 Feb: Former sports star and government minister Seiko Hashimoto will take over planning the Tokyo Olympics after her boss was forced to resign for claiming that female board members talk too much.... more
    Pfizer coronavirus vaccines to arrive in Perth this weekend with high-risk workers a priority for initial 5,000 doses
    18 Feb: Western Australia is set to receive its first 5,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine by Sunday night with quarantine and international border workers among the first to be eligible for the shot.... more
    Prince Philip, 99, admitted to hospital as a 'precautionary measure'
    18 Feb: The 99-year-old Duke of Edinburgh walks into London's King Edward VII hospital in what Buckingham Palace says is a "precautionary measure".... more
    Indian netizens are flocking to Koo, but what does it mean for censorship in the world's largest democracy?
    18 Feb: A tussle between the Indian government and Twitter is fuelling a surge in users on India's new social media platform, Koo. It's raising questions over censorship and freedom of speech in the world's biggest democracy.... more
    Million-year-old DNA from mammoth teeth found in Siberia is oldest genome ever sequenced
    18 Feb: It's not quite Jurassic Park, but scientists have successfully extracted and reconstructed million-year-old DNA from mammoth teeth — and solved a couple of mysteries about the creatures' evolutionary history along the way.... more
    Reaching zero emissions will be 'hardest thing humanity's done', Bill Gates says
    17 Feb: Bill Gates says new innovation, beyond solar and wind power, is needed to reach zero emissions by 2050.... more
    NASA's Perseverance rover is different to any mission that's landed on Mars. Here's why
    16 Feb: Perseverance is now just days away from a daring landing on Mars, and its mission is completely different to any mission that has gone before it. Here's what we know.... more
    Maria Pevchikh: The young investigator uncovering 'the hidden world of Vladimir Putin'
    16 Feb: She's a thorn in the side of Russia's strongman President. Maria Pevchikh claims her latest expose confirms Vladimir Putin is secretly "the richest person in the world".... more

     Most Popular Recent International News
     07 Feb: Thousands of Indian farmers blockade Delhi highways in protest after internet being cut off and journalists charged ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
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     06 Feb: Myanmar's military has cut off the internet and Facebook. It's a tactic straight from the authoritarian playbook +++++++++++++++++++
     07 Feb: Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets of Myanmar's cities to denounce this week's coup and demand the release of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi despite a blockade on the internet by the junta ++++++++++++++++++
     31 Jan: How shooting whales with air rifles is helping scientists study Antarctica's changing environment ++++++++++++++++
     09 Feb: Donald Trump's impeachment trial looks to be heading for an acquittal, but the 14th amendment could give Democrats a Plan B ++++++++++++++
     11 Feb: World Health Organization scientists recommend Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine for all age groups ++++++++++++

     International NewsLinks
      25 Feb: Olympics: australian bid put on ioc fast track to host 2032 olympics (NZ Herald)
      25 Feb: Brisbane preferred partner to host olympic games (RadioNZ)
      25 Feb: Is the future of glacier tourism viable in the face of covid, natural hazards and melting ice? (Stuff.co.nz)
      25 Feb: Covax delivers its first vaccine shots with shipment to ghana (RadioNZ)
      25 Feb: 'it was the right decision' - bayern's musiala picks germany over england (BBCWorld)
      24 Feb: Kiwis international jahrome hughes to make call on potential warriors switch (Stuff.co.nz)
      24 Feb: Priyanka dewan: the roller-skating star who beat disability stigma (BBCWorld)
      24 Feb: Covid-19: first south island border workers get vaccine as second batch of pfizer/biontech arrives (RadioNZ)
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