New Zealand: Police Website to Inform on Neighbours Breaking Lockdown So Popular It Crashes

The South Pacific nation is in the midst of a four-week Covid-19 lockdown, with residents under orders to stay at home or remain at least two metres (6.5 feet) apart if they must go outside.

Ardern’s online messages keep spirits up in New Zealand’s coronavirus lockdown

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – Hours after New Zealand imposed a nationwide lockdown to beat a coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern took to Facebook, livestreaming in a sweater from bed, to “check in” on citizens and tell them of the day’s events.

New Zealand’s Ant Timpson Is Watching the End of the World From the Ends of the Earth

Everything’s ceased for me in terms of film work. There’s programming for the festival in July, which is not yet on hold, but there’s probably going to be an announcement sooner or later. The Sydney Film Festival canceled two days ago. I’m also on the board of the New Zealand Film Commission, and there are […]

Gunmen kill New Zealand man at Freeport mine office in Indonesia’s Papua

FILE PHOTO: Trucks are parked at the open-pit mine of PT Freeport’s Grasberg copper and gold mine complex near Timika, in the eastern region of Papua, Indonesia on September 19, 2015 in this file photo taken by Antara Foto. REUTERS/Muhammad Adimaja/Antara FotoATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS […]

Virender Sehwag backs India, South Africa, West Indies, New Zealand as potential ICC World T20 2016 semi-finalists

“Arrey yaar who to mazaak mein kaha tha, hala kee wo sach tha [I said it jokingly though it is what I feel].” While Sehwag did not play a farewell match, Brendon McCullum recently retired on a high by scoring the fastest Test century. Asked about the retirement timing of Indian cricketers, he said: “Our […]

DAILY BLOG, March 26: What new $500m stimulus package means for you and your family

Local stocks had rocketed in the final minutes of trade on Wednesday after US politicians finally reached a deal – yet to be passed – on a $A3.3 trillion stimulus measure to shore up the world’s biggest economy.

This Is New York City, According to the ‘This Is New York City’ Ad for Brooklyn to Host the 2016 DNC

Lots of brownstones Occasional Kevin Garnett appearances Plenty of green taxis Food trucks Moms and babies in quirky winter hats Neon signage art Hipsters taking cabs Cute kids with floppy hair Tourists taking photos in the middle of the street The LCD Soundsystem documentary playing atBAM Dim sum Artisanal cocktails Russ & Daughters The Statue of Liberty Sounds about right.

ICC World T20 2016: India to issue 250 visas to Pakistan fans for each game their team plays

A team of Pakistani officials has arrived in India to review security arrangements for their team during the tournament. The semi-finals of the World Twenty20 cricket tournament will be held in New Delhi on March 30 and in Mumbai a day later. The final will be played in Kolkata on April 3. The tournament’s qualifying […]

American tourist caught after Vietnam quarantine bolt

“At around 9:30 a.m., police in Phuoc My Ward in Son Tra District announced they had found her. We will move her back to quarantine,” Dr Truong Xuan Hung from Police Hospital No. 199 said.

In talks with U.S. on H-1B visas; no official word on limits: MEA

Sources said the U.S. proposal was linked to a push by many governments for “data localisation”, in which a country places restrictions on data flows to gain better control over it, and curb the power of foreign firms. The plan, if implemented, would also apply to countries other than India, the sources said.