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1 November 2017 5:03 PM India canter to 53-run win, break NZ jinx to go 1-0 ahead

NEW DELHI: India finally tasted success against the team that has been their Achilles heel for long in this format when they outplayed butter-fingered New Zealand by 53 runs in the first Twenty20 International here tonight. At the end of the lopsided game that was also veteran seamer Ashish Nehra's last in competitive cricket, hosts India sauntered to a 1-0 lead in the three-match 213

1 November 2017 12:09 PM Oh, yes! Flight of the Conchords add extra date at Dublin’s 3Arena

Last month, comedy-lovers across the country couldn't believe their luck when folk comedy group Flight of the Conchords announced their first U.K. and Irish headlining tour in over seven years. However, many fans missed out on the chance to see the New Zealand duo after their 3Arena show sold out in a matter of minutes. But never fear – due to overwhelming 257

31 October 2017 4:08 PM 'We are 100% still in the race'

IRFU chief executive Philip Browne believes Ireland are "100% still in the race" to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup despite the publication of a review which recommended South Africa for the tournament. A technical review group scored each of the bids from Ireland, South Africa and France on five criteria which consist of; finance and tournament guarantees 207

30 October 2017 1:09 PM Star Trek actor Anthony Rapp claims Kevin Spacey tried to seduce him when he was 14 as the House of Cards star says he 'can't remember' incident

Star Trek: Discovery actor Anthony Rapp has sensationally accused Hollywood A-lister Kevin Spacey of inviting him to his Manhattan apartment when he was just 14 years old and making a 'drunken' sexual advance towards him. Rapp, who is openly gay, made the allegations against Spacey in a story that was published by BuzzFeed News on Sunday, and hours later 172

27 October 2017 7:07 PM Spain sacks Catalan govt after independence move

The Madrid government sacked Catalonia's president and dismissed its parliament on Friday (local time), hours after the region declared itself an independent nation in Spain's gravest political crisis since the return of democracy four decades ago. A new regional election will be held in Catalonia on December 21, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said in a televised 137

26 October 2017 4:05 PM RLWC 2017 preview: Can New Zealand reclaim the tag of world’s best?

New Zealand has won every major international rugby league tournament held in the Southern Hemisphere over the last decade. That includes the last time the World Cup was held down under, in 2008, plus the 2010 and 2014 editions of the four nations. The Kiwis will no doubt be wanting to continue their streak as they aim to become of world champions for the second 154

25 October 2017 4:00 PM Aucklanders to pay new regional fuel tax

The new Labour-led Government will introduce a regional fuel tax on Auckland motorists to help fund a multibillion-dollar investment in trams to the airport and West Auckland. Incoming Transport Minister Phil Twyford confirmed to the Herald last night that the coalition will make an immediate start on modern trams to Westgate as well as trams from the airport 207

23 October 2017 7:56 PM Kea named New Zealand's Bird of the Year

The kea has overcome vote-rigging and online trolling to be named New Zealand's Bird of the Year after two weeks of heated campaigning. While last month's New Zealand election means Jacinda Arden is set to become prime minister, the country's citizens have been involved in this other hotly-contested vote with - admittedly - not quite such far-reaching 128

20 October 2017 2:23 AM All Blacks to livestream matches on Northern Tour

New Zealand Rugby (NZR) and SKY will partner to livestream some of the All Blacks matches on their up-and-coming end-of-year tour to the Northern Hemisphere. Matches against the UK Barbarians and a France XV will be streamed, as well as the Maori All Blacks' matches against Canada and the French Barbarians, in a move designed to grow the global fan base for the teams 116

18 October 2017 9:15 AM Rockets rally to spoil opening night for the defending champion Warriors

OAKLAND, Calif. — Confetti began to fall and the Golden State Warriors thought they had pulled off a wild opening-night win. The Houston Rockets emphatically signaled otherwise — insisting that Kevin Durant’s baseline jumper had swished through the net after the buzzer. After one official got hurt, two remaining referees reviewed the play and ruled the Rockets 69