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2 November 2017 10:05 AM What Is Happening on Manus Island? The Detainee Crisis Explained

Tensions over the migrants have grown since the governments of Australia and Papua New Guinea agreed in April to close the site by Oct. 31. On Tuesday, water and electricity to the camp were shut off, and detainees were supposed to move to temporary housing in Lorengau, a city close by on the island. Many of the men refused, citing previous attacks by residents 881

1 November 2017 9:11 PM Asylum seekers barricaded in Papua New Guinea camp call for aid

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asylum seekers refusing to leave a detention centre in Papua New Guinea began digging wells on Thursday to try find water as their food supplies dwindled, in a stand-off that human rights groups warn could become a humanitarian crisis. Australia and PNG are trying to close the Manus Island centre, one of two remote Pacific camps that Canberra 244

28 October 2017 2:17 PM After two U.S. women rescued at sea, some tips for emergency planning while sailing

Experts recommend knowing what you’re getting into and being as prepared as possible — taking lessons, having emergency and navigational gear, and packing more than enough food. JUNEAU, ALASKA—It’s a romantic idea — sailing across the ocean, sleeping under the stars. But earlier this week, the U.S. Navy rescued two women adrift in the Pacific Ocean about 154

28 October 2017 5:33 AM Emergency plan, food, gear vital for long-distance sailing

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - It's a romantic idea - sailing across the ocean, sleeping under the stars. But earlier this week, the U.S. Navy rescued two women adrift in the Pacific Ocean about 900 miles off Japan, at sea for months after their sailboat became disabled. While some people wing it, experts recommend thoroughly understanding what you're getting 183

27 October 2017 12:08 PM Smartphones in bed: Overuse is costing sleep deprivation, study shows

PARENTS’ growing addiction to smartphone use in bed has become nearly as bad as that of their teenagers with new Australian research showing the habit is taking a major toll on their sleep. The use of electronic devices by adults after they turn the lights out in bed is causing them to get less shuteye, poor quality rest and resulting in later sleep-ins 152

18 October 2017 4:35 PM The Soap Box: Today's the day: Who will Winston choose?

Last night would have been a sleepless one for both Bill English and Jacinda Ardern, they would have been tossing and turning wondering what fate holds for them today. For one it'll be jubilation but for the other commiseration. The man who holds their futures in his hand Winston Peters has spoken to both of them and has told them they'll hear the decision 87

18 October 2017 5:50 AM Kiwi driving 'lazy and dangerous'

New Zealand drivers have been labelled "lazy and dangerous" following a recent survey done by the NZ Automobile Association. An AA Driving School survey was completed by almost 3000 AA members and questioned participants on driving habits, other road users and road safety. The survey found that within seven days of driving 85% of survey respondents saw other 87

18 October 2017 12:01 AM Why Do Kiwi Drivers Feel Unsafe?

An AA Driving School survey has found that within seven days of driving 85% of survey respondentssaw other motorists exceed the speed limit, 64% saw motorists drift out of a lane or park inconsiderately and 63% say they saw someone run a red light. AA Driving School General Manager Roger Venn says this perception being reported by New Zealand motorists 79

14 October 2017 7:33 PM Inside North Korea, and feeling the drums of war

Trump's hostile stance more than matched by Kim's combat-ready attitude, fuelling tensions PYONGYANG • To fly into North Korea on an old Russian aircraft is to step into an alternative universe, one in which "the Supreme Leader" defeats craven US imperialists, in which triplets are taken from parents to be raised by the state, in which nuclear war is imminent 121

9 October 2017 5:19 AM WHAT’S HAPPENING: FBI rechecks Vegas gunman’s house

LAS VEGAS — Federal investigators returned to search the home of the Las Vegas gunman for “re-documenting and rechecking.” The search of Stephen Paddock’s three-bedroom house on a cul-de-sac in a retirement community in Mesquite, Nevada, came exactly a week after Paddock opened fire on a country music crowd, killing 58 and injuring nearly 500. In addition 74