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8 days ago
Indian man serious after assault in New Zealand

Wellington, Aug 16 (IANS) An Indian man was seriously assaulted in New Zealand and police are seeking the public's help to identify the man. The incident happened in Takanini, South Auckland on Tuesday. The man was left severely beaten on the footpath at approximately 10.20 p.m. on Great South Road, Takanini, police was quoted as saying by the Indian Weekender community portal. P...

10 days ago
NZ sees over 100,000 record population growth

Wellington, Aug 14 (IANS) New Zealand's population grew by 100,400 in the year ending June, the largest ever increase for a year, the country's statistics department Stats NZ said on Monday. New Zealand's estimated resident population was 4.79 million as of June 30, and net migration -- arrivals minus departures -- contributed 72,300 people to the growth, along with 28,100 from natural i...

10 days ago
Australian deputy PM is dual citizen: New Zealand

Wellington, Aug 14 (IANS) The New Zealand government on Monday confirmed that Australia's Deputy Prime Minister, Barnaby Joyce, is a dual citizen, the media reported. Dual citizens are not allowed to run for public office under Australia's constitution, reports the BBC. The office of New Zealand Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne confirmed to Australian media that under New Ze...

18 days ago
Corinthians beat Sport to extend lead in Brazil Serie A

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 6 (IANS) Corinthians extended their lead at the top of the Brazilian Serie A football league standings with a 3-1 home victory over Sport Recife. Guilherme Arana, Rodriguinho and Pedro Henrique were on the scoresheet for the hosts before Thallyson pulled a late goal back for Sport Recife on Saturday, reports Xihua news agency. The result at Arena Corinthians l...

21 days ago
New Zealand passes anti-money laundering law

Wellington, Aug 3 (IANS) The New Zealand Parliament on Thursday passed a bill to strengthen the country's existing anti-money laundering act. The Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) Amendment Bill will help prevent New Zealand from being used by international criminals to launder money, and help protect the country's reputation as one of the leas...

23 days ago
Exercise in childhood may cut obesity, cancer risk

Wellington, Aug 1 (IANS) Exercise during childhood and adolescence may thwart some of the damaging effects of a high-fat diet such as obesity, heart disease and cancer, researchers have claimed. The findings, based on the mouse study, revealed that the bone has the capacity to retain memory of its effects long even after the exercise has stopped. This bone memory then continues t...

26 days ago
Australia detains 4 in anti-terror operation

Wellington, July 29 (IANS) Four persons were arrested in Sydney on Saturday in an anti-terror operation, the police said. The arrests were made after multiple searches were conducted by the Australian Federal Police and the New South Wales Police in the suburbs of Lakemba, Surry Hills, Wiley Park and Punchbowl in Sydney, Efe news reported. Four men have been taken into custody an...

29 days ago
Sikh asked to take off kirpan in New Zealand

Wellington, July 26 (IANS) A Sikh man in New Zealand's Auckland city was asked to take off his kirpan and get down from a bus after a panicked passenger called police on seeing the ceremonial dagger, a media report said. Police boarded a busy commuter bus in Auckland on Tuesday after a passenger was seen carrying kirpan, traditionally worn by Sikhs. We looked out the window and w...

1 month ago
Emergency declared in New Zealand due to floods

Wellington, July 22 (IANS) New Zealand on Saturday declared a state of emergency in several parts of South Island that have been affected by heavy floods. Emergency has been declared in Christchurch, Dunedin, Selwyn and Otago region, which has received the highest rainfall, measuring some 200 mm in 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Civil Defence. In Timaru, a port city with ...

1 month ago
India to battle Australia for a place in WWC final

Derby, July 19 (IANS) Bolstered by the mammoth 186-run win against New Zealand in their final Group game, a confident India, aiming to reach their second Women's World Cup final, have a daunting task when they face World Champions Australia in the second semi-final at the County Ground here on Thursday. Going by statistics, Australia hold the upper hand winning three of the four One-day ...

1 month ago
Bordeaux eyeing Brazilian winger Silva

Rio de Janeiro, July 13 (IANS) French top division football club Bordeaux have made an offer to sign Brazilian winger Wellington Silva from Rio de Janeiro giants Fluminense, according to media reports. The move hinges on the wishes of English Premier League club Arsenal, who hold 55 percent of the 24-year-old's economic rights, ESPN Brasil said on Wednesday, reports Xinhua news agency.

1 month ago
ICC WWC: Wounded India look to bounce back against Australia

Bristol (UK), July 11 (IANS) Following a 115-run thrashing by South Africa, the Indian women's cricket team will look to bounce back against Australia in their next group stage match of the ICC Women's World Cup here at the Bristol Country Ground on Wednesday. After winning four matches on the trot, the Indian women on Saturday failed to put up a collective effort in the field against t...

1 month ago
Magnitude 6 earthquake hits New Zealand

Wellington, June 29 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6 on the Richter scale on Thursday hit New Zealand's Kermadec Islands. The US Geological Survey (USGS), which records seismic activity around the world, said the epicentre was at a depth of 392 km, reports Efe news. According to the USGS, the tremor occurred 788 km northeast of Auckland, New Zealand's largest city, and 1,223 km n...

1 month ago
Brisk walk every 30 min may cut heart disease risk

Wellington, June 27 (IANS) Do you spend your day sitting for long hours? Beware, it may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. Getting up and taking brisk walks for two minutes every half an hour may significantly lower the level of fatty acids that lead to clogged arteries, researchers say. The study found that people who spend increasing time sitting may be at an increased risk o...

2 months ago
Raval, de Grandhomme, Broom earn New Zealand contracts

Wellington, June 23 (IANS) Opening batsman Jeet Raval, all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme and batsman Neil Broom are the three new additions to New Zealand Crickets list of 21 contracted players for the 2017-18 season, the NZC announced here on Friday. Among the notable omissions are fast bowler Doug Bracewell and off-spinner Mark Craig, besides wicketkeeper Luke Ronchi, who announced his r...

2 months ago
New Zealand wicket-keeper quits international cricket

Wellington, June 22 (IANS) New Zealand wicket-keeper and batsman Luke Ronchi on Thursday announced retirement from all formats of international cricket. Rochi started his career by debuting for Australia in One-day International (ODI) on June 27, 2008 against the West Indies. He made his T20 debut for the kangaroos in the same year against the Carribean nation. The 36-year-old l...

2 months ago
FIFA Confed Cup squads

Moscow, June 16 (IANS) The following are the squads of the eight participating nations for the FIFA Confederations Cup, to be played in Russia from June 17 to July 2, reports Xinhua news agency. Australia Goalkeepers: Mathew Ryan (Genk), Mitchell Langerak (Stuttgart), Daniel Vukovic (Sydney FC) Defenders: Milos Degenek (Yokohama F Marinos), Alex Gersbach (Rosenborg), Dyla...

2 months ago
Romero helps Corinthians stay top of Brazil Serie A

Rio de Janeiro, June 12 (IANS) Paraguay international striker Angel Romero struck his second goal in three matches as Corinthians stayed on top of Brazil's Serie A football championship with a 3-2 home victory over Sao Paulo. The 24-year-old on Sunday netted in the seventh minute before Gabriel and Jadson also hit the target at Corinthians Arena. Gilberto and Wellington Nem scored for th...

2 months ago
Chapecoense beat Cruzeiro to stay top of Brazil's Serie A

Belo Horizonte (Brazil), June 5 (IANS) Tragedy-stricken Chapecoense maintained top spot in Brazil's Serie A football championship on Sunday with a 2-0 away victory over Cruzeiro at the Mineirao stadium here. Barely six months after most of their players and coaching staff died in a plane crash, Chapecoense lead Brazil's top division with 10 points from four matches, ahead of Corinthians ...

2 months ago
Chapecoense move to top of Brazil's Serie A

Rio de Janeiro, May 30 (IANS) Tragedy-hit Associação Chapecoense de Futebol have risen to the top of the standings in Brazil's Serie A football league with a 2-0 home victory over Avai FC. Wellington Paulista and Reinaldo struck first-half goals on Monday for the team from southern Brazil, who were forced to rebuild their squad from scratch after 19 of their players were killed in a pl...

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