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'He's even better than I thought' – Carragher admits to concerns over Klopp

Jamie Carragher believes that Jurgen Klopp has exceeded expectations at Liverpool by turning the team into genuine trophy contenders following a strong start to the 2018-19 campaign. The Reds are top of the Premier League table after a run of 16 ... Read more

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Cute lie Chris Hemsworth tells his children

They might be two of the biggest stars in Hollywood but Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky's three young children don't have a clue. Instead, according to Pataky, the couple's three children think Hemsworth is an actual real life superhero actor after ... Read more

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Vietnam says Google 'taking steps' to open local office

Google is taking steps to set up an office in Vietnam to comply with a new law, Hanoi said Tuesday, as the communist country prepares to enact a controversial cyber bill that critics say is aimed at silencing dissent. The cybersecurity law, which ... Read more

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Warriors look to juniors as replacement for Johnson

The Warriors won't consider a makeshift halves partner for Blake Green, leaving two 19-year-olds leading the race to succeed Shaun Johnson. Coach Stephen Kearney hasn't ruled out going to the market to find a replacement for Kiwis halfback Johnson but ... Read more

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Canadian Said to Be Detained in China, Huawei CFO Due Back in Court

VANCOUVER (Reuters) - A former Canadian diplomat has been detained in China, two sources said on Tuesday, just hours before a top executive at Chinese telecoms giant Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL] is set to return to a Vancouver courtroom for a bail ... Read more

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Report reveals extent of family violence in New Zealand

The report shows that last year police launched family harm investigations once every four minutes. (Photo / Getty). LISTEN TO IAN LAMBIE TALK WITH LARRY WILLIAMS ABOVE. More than a third of New Zealand women experience physical or sexual ... Read more

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Petition to ban private sale of fireworks presented to parliament

The tradition of writing your name in the air with a sparkler may be set to fizzle out, as calls to ban fireworks mount. A petition of nearly 18,000 signatures calling for a ban on the retail sale of fireworks was presented to Parliament on Tuesday ... Read more

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'Raheem is an incredible human being' - Guardiola rallies behind Sterling amid ...

The Englishman was praised for his strength of character by the Manchester City boss and fellow team-mate Leroy Sane. Pep Guardiola has hailed Raheem Sterling as an "incredible person" after the Manchester City and England winger spoke out amid ... Read more

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'Gucci' priest reprimanded by Russian church for flaunting designer goods on ...

The Russian Orthodox Church is pursuing disciplinary action against a priest in the city of Tver for a series of immodest Instagram posts in which he flaunts Gucci shoes and Louis Vuitton handbags, a church spokesman has said. The account, belonging to ... Read more

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The best USB-C hubs for your laptop or tablet

A USB-C hub is quickly becoming an indispensable piece of gear. Though we like to mock Apple for its rat's nest of wired dongles for connecting legacy peripherals, more and more PC laptop and tablet makers are adopting USB-C, making it a headache to ... Read more

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Will Australia reach its 2030 climate targets using a 'loophole'?

The Federal Government is fond of saying Australia will meet its 2030 carbon emissions reduction targets "at a canter". One way it might be hoping to achieve that is by using what's been described as a "loophole" in the way emissions are counted ... Read more

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Digger cuts fibre optic cable on Whangārei intersection upgrade

A digger working on the SH1/Tarewa Rd intersection upgrade in Whangārei has cut a fibre optic cable, affecting about 1500 customers. New Zealand Transport Agency Senior Manager Project Delivery Chris Hunt says the incident happened mid- morning on ... Read more

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Traffic stopped on State Highway 1 in Northland after truck catches fire

Traffic on State Highway 1 near Brynderwyn in Northland has ground to a halt after a truck caught fire on the road. Smoke can be seen billowing into the sky from the truck, with Fire and Emergency New Zealand crews in attendance. A section of bush ... Read more

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One person with critical injuries after car crash in suburban Wellington

A person suffered critical injuries when a car and truck crashed in the Wellington suburb of Wadestown. The crash happened on Wadestown Rd about 2.20pm on Tuesday, police said. One person was critical and another was moderately injured. Wadestown ... Read more

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Aussies will fight back, but India has upper hand: Ghavri

MUMBAI: Former Test pacer Karsan Ghavri expects beaten Australia to fight back in the remainder of the four-match rubber starting with the second Test at Perth, but backed the Virat Kohli-led India to hold fort. He also hailed Cheteshwar Pujara, who ... Read more

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Measles alert for travellers on flight to Auckland from the Philippines

Travellers on a flight from the Philippines are being contacted over health concerns after a passenger on board was discovered to have measles. The infected person flew into Auckland from Manila on Philippine Airlines flight PR218 on November 30 at 2 ... Read more

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France Gilets Jaunes: Macron promises divide protest leaders

A woman at the forefront of the "yellow-vest" protest movement in France has called for a "truce" in response to a series of concessions from President Emmanuel Macron. Jacline Mouraud said protesters couldn't "spend the rest of our lives on roundabouts". Read more

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Dunedin vigil for Grace Millane

A vigil planned for Dunedin tomorrow to honour slain English tourist Grace Millane follows one in Queenstown tonight. Ex-flatmate says Millane murder-accused moved out quickly. The Dunedin vigil will be held in the Octagon from 7pm tomorrow. Read more

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Tired and beaten up, Marina Erakovic knew her time was up

In the end, the journey back into professional tennis was one that Marina Erakovic didn't want to take. The 30-year-old New Zealander, who reached a career high of 39 and won one WTA singles titles and eight in doubles, announced on Tuesday that she ... Read more

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Meghan's on-message AGAIN! Duchess supports organisation set up by Prince ...

The Duchess of Sussex is known for her 'woke wardrobe', and last night she took the opportunity to promote a cause close to her father-in-law's heart as she took to the stage at the British Fashion Awards. Meghan, 37, sported three bangles and a pair ... Read more

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New space agency a booster for Marshall government

Share this article. Facebook · Twitter · Email; Print. Australia's first dedicated space agency will be headquartered in Adelaide in a major boost to the South Australian Marshall government as it looks to tap into a $US345 billion global industry ... Read more

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Greater transparency sought in gas sector

The government is reviewing information disclosure requirements in the gas industry following the extended shutdown of part of the Pohokura field. Offshore production from the field, the country's biggest gas producer, has been halted twice this year ... Read more

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Three earthquakes strike offshore west of Vancouver Island

A series of earthquakes have once again struck in a seismically active area west of Vancouver Island. RELATED STORIES. Earthquake strikes offshore from northern end of Vancouver Island · Aftershocks from 7.0-magnitude earthquake continue near ... Read more

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Flat Bush murder: Mother killed, man appears in court, all details suppressed

The man charged with murdering a South Auckland mother while her toddler was nearby has appeared in court. But a suppression order prohibits the Herald from publishing his name and all other details of the case. The 34-year-old Flat Bush woman died ... Read more

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Younger Blitzboks 'happy with growth' they are showing in World Sevens Series

CAPE TOWN – The younger generation of Blitzboks again showed in Cape Town that they are able to compete at the highest level of the World Sevens Series pool, according to Dewald Human, one of the newer players in the Springbok Sevens set-up. Read more

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Johnny Sexton extends IRFU contract until 2021

World Player of the Year Johnny Sexton has signed an IRFU contract extension that ties him to Leinster and Ireland until 2021. Sexton has had an incredible year with both province and country. The 33-year-old won a Grand Slam, a series in Australia and ... Read more

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Hannah Gadsby takes aim at 'good men' talking about 'bad men'

Hannah Gadsby rose to prominence with her Netflix special, Hannah Gadsby: Nanette. The special was an instant hit among social circles mainly because of the hard-hitting content the woman put across about body-shaming, sexual harassment and ... Read more

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Alisson's impact on Liverpool's defensive improvement assessed

Alisson's impact on Liverpool's defensive improvement should not be underestimated. Here, we take a look at why... No team in the history of the Premier League has conceded fewer goals than Liverpool have at this stage of the season. Jurgen Klopp's ... Read more

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Air New Zealand strikes extended to three days before Christmas

The unions representing Air New Zealand Engineering and Logistics say their planned strike on December 21 will extend for three days. On Tuesday they confirmed that last week they issued three full-day strike notices for December 21, 22, and 23. The ... Read more

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Primary sector exports soaring

The Ministry for Primary Industries' latest Situation and Outlook forecasts New Zealand's primary industry exports are to increase by 3.8% for the year ending June 2019 to $44.3 billion. The forecast has been increased $505 million from the previous ... Read more

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Unexplained death in Sandringham, Auckland, investigated by police

A man has been found dead at a house in a central Auckland suburb and police are continuing to investigate. Police were called to a residential property in Sandringham just after 7am on Tuesday. On arrival, a man in his 50s was found dead, police said. Read more

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Russia's 'Werewolf Killer' to spend rest of his life behind bars for murdering ...

A former Russian policeman has been handed two life sentences after confessing to more than 80 murders from the 1990s and 2000s. Key points: Targeted women walking streets at night he believed were immoral; Brutally stabbed victims to death in ... Read more

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Stats: Robertson set for LFC milestone against Napoli

Andy Robertson could make a landmark appearance for Liverpool in tonight's Champions League clash with Napoli. The 24-year-old defender, who joined the club from Hull City in July last year, will play his 50th match for the Reds if selected for the ... Read more

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Finding a White House Chief of Staff Turns Into a Scramble

By ZEKE MILLER, JILL COLVIN and JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press. WASHINGTON (AP) — Filling the spot of White House chief of staff has turned into a scramble with no clear front-runner. President Donald Trump is getting opinions on a list of ... Read more

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Do you want fries with that? Mexican bid for Restaurant Brands looking like a ...

Finaccess Capital's $881.5 million bid for three-quarters of Restaurant Brands is looking like becoming a done deal after the Mexican asset management company won the board's approval. Restaurant Brands' independent directors said they had elected to ... Read more

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Meghan Markle Is Being Called "Difficult," and Black Women Can Read Between ...

Meghan Markle's name hasn't left the news since her engagement to Prince Harry was announced last year, and now that the two are married and expecting, the rumor mill is in full swing. Whether from "palace sources" or Meghan's own loose-lipped family ... Read more

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Jardin Whanga-Elliott died after falling from moving vehicle, inquest told

There's been an explosive start to the inquest into the death of Jardin Whanga-Elliott, with police confirming he died after falling from a moving vehicle, not as a result of being in a fight. The Hamilton-raised 21-year-old, who was living in ... Read more

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A-League: Wellington Phoenix look to build on momentum against Central Coast ...

After turning heads with one of their greatest-ever A-League performances, the Wellington Phoenix have dialed up the expectations on themselves. Defender Steven Taylor believes their emphatic 3-1 win over Sydney FC has added to the internal pressure, ... Read more

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The Great Kiwi Bake-Off: We're chocking till we're literally dropping

Good evening and welcome back to another riveting round up of What Happened On Bake Off - Who nailed it and who utterly effed it up? WHAT'S THE HAPPS ON TONIGHT'S EPISODE: It's the (semi) final countdown and we are literally chocking till we're ... Read more

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Otago University Students' Association buys Dunedin pub

One of the last pubs in Dunedin's student quarter has been bought by the local students' association. Starters Bar, also known to generations of former students as The Oriental, has been bought by the Otago University Students' Association (OUSA). Read more

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Sacked Kiwi Formula One driver linked to big role

Discarded Formula One driver Brendon Hartley will remain part of Porsche's factory driver programme in 2019. The Kiwi, who was sacked by Toro Rosso earlier this month after only one full Grand Prix season, was confirmed in the role at the manufacturer ... Read more

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One dead after car crashed down bank on Christchurch's Dyers Pass Rd

A person has died after a car crashed down a steep bank and burst into flames in Christchurch. The car crashed down a bank on Dyers Pass Rd and landed in the Christchurch Adventure Park. It was found by the park's patrollers on Tuesday morning. A ... Read more

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Champions League: Lionel Messi mystery hangs over Tottenham Hotspurs' bid to ...

Who would want to travel to the Nou Camp without seeing Lionel Messi? Well, probably quite a few Tottenham Hotspur fans this evening, given they have every reason to fear the maestro. Even in a game with nothing to play for, Messi can be a destroyer of ... Read more

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Remembering Lyudmila Alexeyeva, One of the Last of the Soviet Dissidents

Lyudmila Alexeyeva, one of the last former Soviet dissidents active in Russian politics, died on Saturday. She was ninety-one years old. Alexeyeva's life can be divided into two unequal parts: her Soviet life and her anti-Soviet life. She came from ... Read more

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Medicinal cannabis bill passes final hurdle in Parliament

The government's medicinal cannabis bill has passed its final hurdle in Parliament - with just the National Party in opposition. Medical marijuana buds in daily pill organizer with branded prescription bottle lid sitting on green background. Photo: 123RF. Read more

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One person with critical injuries after car crash in suburban Wellington

A person suffered critical injuries when a car and truck crashed in the Wellington suburb of Wadestown. The crash happened on Wadestown Rd about 2.20pm on Tuesday, police said. One person was critical and another was moderately injured. Wadestown ... Read more

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Wellington Phoenix look to build on impressive win against Sydney FC

Wellington Phoenix defender Steven Taylor says there has been little time to celebrate their impressive away win against Sydney FC. "Yes we had a good result but don't dwell on it. For us you can't lose your concentration.The manager has made it very ... Read more

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Truck fire blocks SH1 at Brynderwyn Hills north of Auckland

A truck carrying grain has caught fire and is blocking a section of State Highway 1 just south of Waipu, Northland. The incident occurred on a narrow stretch of highway that snakes through the Brynderwyn Hills, which carries the main flow of traffic ... Read more

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Valverde says Barca want to 'help' difficult Dembele

Barcelona (AFP). Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said on Monday that the club wants to "help" French winger Ousmane Dembele realise his potential, after the youngster's latest disciplinary transgression. The 21-year-old arrived two hours late for ... Read more

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Kevin Hart 'excited as hell' to be in NZ

Comedian Kevin Hart has just arrived in Aotearoa to continue his Irresponsible Tour. Hart took to Instagram to show off his Kiwi adventures so far and to give fans a glimpse of his pals supporting him on his trip down under. Talking to the camera via ... Read more

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Drone captures video of a woman surrounded by orca as she swims off Hahei beach

A drone has captured video of a woman surrounded by orca as she was swimming off Hahei beach on the Coromandel Peninsular. Judie Johnson said she was out for a swim by herself last week when she found herself with unexpected company. Johnson ... Read more

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Will Brexit be stopped? Is May's deal doomed?

Confused about Brexit? You're not alone. Britain's path to leaving the European Union has gotten rather complicated and long, full of forks in the road, U-turns and more than a few dead ends. Even seasoned Brexit watchers have been left at a loss for ... Read more