New Zealand records first new Covid-19 cases in 102 days

The latest case in New Zealand was diagnosed on Monday in a person in their 50s who lives in South Auckland; a second test on Tuesday also tested positive. The person had no history of overseas travel.

Ballon d’Or 2016: Cristiano Ronaldo beats Lionel Messi to best player award

FIFA will award its own prize for the world’s top performing player — with Ronaldo, Messi and Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann shortlisted — in a ceremony due to be held on January 9 in Zurich, Switzerland.

Fact check: False Hitler quote on “World War 3”

The Biblical Hebrew Israelites movement has roots in Black Judaism, and the idea that America’s emancipated slaves were the “true Hebrews” ( here ). The Southern Poverty Law Center reports that the movement has a complicated history, with some of its sects enacting hateful and racist practices ( here ).

‘I Was in the Room Too’: Pompeo Calls Bolton ‘Traitor’, Refutes Upcoming Book’s Claims

On Wednesday, several US media published excerpts obtained from copies of Bolton’s book, “Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir,” before its scheduled release on 23 June. In the book, Bolton accuses US President Donald Trump of misusing his powers in a number of cases, including asking China for help in the 2020 election. […]

Priyanka Chopra debuts book cover for upcoming memoirs, Unfinished, shares details

— Random House (@randomhouse) June 19, 2018Meru Gokhale, Editor-in-Chief, Penguin Random House India, said: “I met Priyanka Chopra for the first time when she delivered the Penguin Annual Lecture in New Delhi in 2017, and was amazed at the way people in the audience, and especially young women, responded to her words, her provocation and […]

Trump’s 2016 Gettysburg Address Could Be Tough Act to Follow

I had forgotten, however, that Trump had delivered a big speech at the same site on October 22, 2016, billed as his “closing argument” to the American people. It was pretty clear that the purpose of the speech (other than to tug on Republican loyalties by association with the first GOP president) was to lay […]

Mary Trump Book Review: In The Chaos Of Donald Trump’s Presidency, Will His Niece’s Tell-All Matter?

Instead of Fred Jr., it was Donald who slid into the role of heir apparent. Lacking the skills of his older brother, Donald nevertheless had the brashness, self-promotion and even shamelessness favored by Fred Sr., in many ways reflecting his own character, Mary writes. She goes to great lengths to try to dispel the myth […]

Who wrote the Meghan and Harry book Finding Freedom and what’s it about?

Do Harry and Meghan know the authors? The authors met Harry and Meghan in the past, but have repeatedly said the pair did not contribute to the book.

Defending world snooker champion Judd Trump beaten by Kyren Wilson

“I was happy with my performance against Neil. I felt if I got a chance I could score, and my safety play was back up with how it was a few years ago. As a match-play game it was right up there with my best performances. I can see the changes already, especially in my […]

Coronavirus: Man in his 30s among 12 deaths in past 24 hours as Victoria records 466 new cases

Andrews deflected questions about revelations in The Age and Sydney Morning Herald on Saturday that a senior Department of Jobs official has been shifted from their role amid evidence that the decision to use private security guards at Melbourne’s quarantine hotels was partly driven by a well-meaning attempt to provide jobs under “social inclusion” policies.