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Pressure building on Barclay, National over secret recording

Pressure building on Barclay, National over secret recording

The media coverage about bust-ups with long serving staff and persistent talk of secret recordings after taking over Prime Minister Bill English's electorate was bad enough. RNZ approached Mr English the month after that text exchange to ask him about the departure of Ms Dickson, and by that time, the resignation of Mr Davie as electorate chairman.


US student held prisoner by North Korea dies days after release

US student held prisoner by North Korea dies days after release

Warmbier". The economics student from the University of Virginia had travelled to North Korea as a tourist. He had planned to study in China in his third year of college and heard about Chinese travel companies offering trips to North Korea.



Australia halts Syria airstrikes amid US-Russia tension

The U.S. -led coalition is providing close air support to the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces as they fight to retake Raqqa, the capital of the IS group's self-styled caliphate, where the 2015 Paris attacks and other foreign plots have been hatched.


Australia's military suspends air operations over Syria

Australia's military suspends air operations over Syria

The drone, a Shaheed-129, was shot down by an F-15E Strike Eagle after it "displayed hostile intent and advanced on coalition forces", the USA military said in a statement. The global coalition backs the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a Kurdish-led alliance that has been fighting against the Islamic State since 6 June in al-Raqqa, the terror organisation's main stronghold in Syria since it established its self-proclaimed caliphate in 2014.


Williamson 12th man in Trophy team

Williamson 12th man in Trophy team

Sarfraz Ahmed was a happy man on Sunday evening, his team achieved what many would have dreamt of or aspired for in their whole cricketing careers. As it turned out, against Pakistan , it was hard to tell who the frontline bowlers were - except for Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Hardik Pandya , everyone went for more than seven runs per over.


Man drives into crowd of people leaving mosque; 1 dead

Man drives into crowd of people leaving mosque; 1 dead

Ms Dick said earlier on Monday that the incident was quite clearly an attack on Muslims , but she did not address the crowds that had gathered. Conservative Home Secretary Amber Rudd said the attack is being treated "as a terrorist incident", with the investigation being led by the Counter Terrorism Command.