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Stokes 'owes' England after missing Ashes - Steve Waugh

Stokes 'owes' England after missing Ashes - Steve Waugh

New Zealand are monitoring the fitness of captain Kane Williamson and former skipper Ross Taylor ahead of the third one-day global against England on Saturday. He'll join the pace attack alongside Trent Boult and Tim Southee. De Grandhomme continued to find the boundaries until he chose to take on Jonny Bairstow's arm and paid for it.


Microsoft clashes with Justice Department over data privacy at US Supreme Court

Microsoft clashes with Justice Department over data privacy at US Supreme Court

Business groups say a ruling in favour of the government would prompt users to shun U.S. cloud service providers in favour of foreign-based companies that could offer stronger privacy protections. The 2nd Circuit ruling was based on a law called the Stored Communications Act (SCA). The government argues that the SCA focuses on the emails' "disclosure" and that Microsoft employees could retrieve them "without leaving their desks in the United States".


West Virginia Public Schools Are Still Closed Despite Pay Deal

West Virginia Public Schools Are Still Closed Despite Pay Deal

Jim Justice (R), with employees in some counties pondering whether to extend a walkout that seemed to be over. Nelson is torn, like many of her fellow teachers, about what may come next after Gov. Also are strike are members of the West Virginia School Service Personnel Association, which includes support staff. Its leader, President Mitch Carmichael, expressed skepticism about the governor's suddenly higher projected tax increases that would pay for the pay boosts but said that chamber ...


US Senate passes travel bill promoting closer ties with Taiwan

US Senate passes travel bill promoting closer ties with Taiwan

This refers to the policy in which the USA recognizes and has formal ties with China rather than the island of Taiwan as Beijing considers it to be an overseas province. The United States has no formal ties with Taiwan but is bound by law to help it defend itself and is the island's main source of arms. Meanwhile, China has expressed "grave concern" about a USA trade policy report that pledges to pressure Beijing but had no immediate response to President Donald Trump's plan to hike ...


Two deaths in powerful South Pacific quake

Two deaths in powerful South Pacific quake

Aftershocks are expected to continue in the following days and weeks in the Southern Highlands province, from southwest of Mendi to within 125 kilometres of Tabubil, near the PNG border with West Irian. Mr. McKee said the quake was caused by one side of the fault moving over the other side, squeezing the ground together and causing a thrust process.


Magnitude 6.4 quake strikes Papua New Guinea

Magnitude 6.4 quake strikes Papua New Guinea

On Monday a 6.4 magnitude quake was recorded 142km from the city of Mount Hagen and on Sunday the region was hit by a 7.5 magnitude quake. There has been no reports of injuries or damage. Director of Risk Management at Papua New Guinea's National Disaster Centre, Kaigabu Kamnanaya, explained that a cloud cover and afternoon fog hampered official efforts at assessing damage via helicopter.