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21 September 2017 5:15 PM Trump orders new sanctions to tighten screws on North Korea nuclear program

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump ordered new sanctions on Thursday that open the door wider to blacklisting people and entities doing business with North Korea, including its shipping and trade networks, further tightening the screws on Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile program. Trump stopped short of going after North Korea’s biggest trading

21 September 2017 5:01 PM Mothers-to-be urged to eat more fish

Most pregnant women in New Zealand are failing to get enough omega-3 in their diet, according to a Massey University study. Adequate dietary intake of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids is needed during pregnancy to support the mother and foetus, researchers say. They surveyed 600 pregnant women about their diet and the questionnaire was conducted

21 September 2017 2:20 PM Nicole Kidman wows in sexy, corset-inspired black dress

The actress, who picked up her first Emmy on Sunday for her lauded "Big Little Lies" role, stepped out on Wednesday night for Big Little Night. The event honored Kidman for shining a light on domestic violence with her performance and was thrown by Futures Without Violence, a San Francisco-based nonprofit that combats violence against women. Kidman wowed

21 September 2017 8:15 AM Good news for passengers

Air New Zealand believes it won't have to cancel any flights because of fuel issues on Friday, saying its planes should run according to schedule. Thousands of passengers have been disrupted this week after a pipeline carrying jet fuel from Refining NZ's Marsden Pt ruptured. But the national carrier says its domestic network has "operated largely as normal

21 September 2017 7:40 AM NH Primary Source: Democratic Senate committee hits Trump election panel

SHAHEEN TESTIFIES. U.S. Senate Democrats blasted President Donald Trump’s Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity earlier this week in a 90-minute hearing focusing on voting rights. The venue was the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, an advisory panel to the Senate Democratic leadership. Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan

21 September 2017 6:14 AM National a point ahead of Lab/Green bloc in Newshub poll

The final major poll of the election cycle, from Newshub-Reid Research has National maintaining a solid lead over Labour, but only a point ahead of the combined Labour-Greens bloc (scroll down for charts). And after a rollercoaster few weeks, things, the bottom line remains the same: NZ First as kingmaker. NZ First leader Winston Peters has indicated 1

21 September 2017 4:10 AM Dunedin flat earth sign goes viral

A sign planted at a Dunedin beach claiming to prove the earth is flat has been covered by news outlets across the world. Dunedin man Stephen Voss spotted the sign, which questions why the horizon out to sea is "level" and points people towards a YouTube video claiming to prove the earth is flat, while walking to Lawyers Head. He posted a picture of the sign on Facebook 1

21 September 2017 3:02 AM It's Not Even Summer And Experts Are Worried About Australia's Heatwaves

Heatwaves in Australia are getting hotter, longer, more frequent - and have led to increased ambulance calls, emergency visits, illnesses, and deaths. Researchers from Doctors for the Environment Australia are saying doctors need to educate at-risk patients, hospitals must be better prepared, and that Australia needs to develop a national heatwave plan. Fears

20 September 2017 6:17 PM Volatility in last of debates

The final leaders debate between Prime Minister Bill English and Labour leader Jacinda Ardern reflected the final 1News Colmar Brunton poll in volatility. At times, Ms Ardern was scoring well ahead of Mr English in the 1News debate, particularly on health where the Prime Minister failed to explain adequately the question posed to him on why so many Southern 2

20 September 2017 8:05 AM Final debate just a shouting match

After a promising start, the final leaders' debate between Prime Minister Bill English and Labour's Jacinda Ardern descended into a pointless shouting match over policy details. The 1News debate, hosted by Mike Hosking, started promisingly with both Mr English and Ms Ardern giving each other space to talk about their policies and aims. Once it got to a discussion 3