Flowing Water Discovered on Mars

Posted 12:27pm Sunday 4th October 2015

NAS has announced that new findings from their Reconnaissance Orbiter provide strong evidence that water flows intermittently on Mars. The findings come just after long dark streaks on cliffs and crater walls were spotted on the red planet. According to a NASA media release, the findings show Read more...

Pentagon Programme Deemed a Failure

Posted 11:42am Sunday 27th September 2015

Around 75 fighters trained by American, British and Turkish military forces have entered Syria, a monitoring group has claimed. The trained fighters crossed over from Turkey on Friday 18 and Saturday 19 September. They are now north of the Syrian city of Aleppo. The fighters were trained and Read more...

Connectedness is Focus of Tribute Ceremony

Posted 10:48am Sunday 20th September 2015

Over 400 individuals attended the recent World Suicide Prevention Day ceremony held on Thursday 10 September. The ceremony was held at St Paul’s Anglican Cathedral in Dunedin.  In an event organised by Life Matters, attendees paid tribute to the 569 New Zealanders who died by suicide Read more...

Thousands Flee Syria for Europe

Posted 11:08am Sunday 13th September 2015

More than 450,000 Syrians are expected to cross the Mediterranean Sea to seek refuge in Europe over the next year, UN officials announced last week. This is on top of the approximately 366,000 who have already attempted the journey this year. The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has called for stronger Read more...

Māori Bar “Shows No Credibility or Integrity”

Posted 11:07am Sunday 6th September 2015

The Māori Party has condemned former All Black Byron Kelleher’s sports bar, “The Haka Corner”, claiming it disrespects Māori culture. The Māori-themed bar is set to open in Kelleher’s residence of Toulouse, France. The bar has come under fire for creating an Read more...

ISIS Deputy Killed in US Airstrike

Posted 11:04am Sunday 30th August 2015

The deputy leader of ISIS has been killed in an American airstrike on Tuesday 18 August, near Mosul, in Iraq.  Ned Price, a spokesperson for the US National Security Council, made the announcement in a statement from the White House on Friday 21 August. “Fadhil Ahmad al-Hayali, also Read more...

20 Killed in Bangkok Bombing

Posted 10:58am Sunday 30th August 2015

More than 20 people have been killed and over 100 injured after a bomb exploded at a Hindu shrine in central Bangkok. The bomb, which killed nine tourists, exploded on Monday 17 August at 7pm local time. National police chief, Somyot Poompanmuang said in a press conference that the attackers Read more...

Aussies Desperate for Alcohol

Posted 11:31am Sunday 16th August 2015

Vegemite is reportedly being used to make homemade alcohol in dry Indigenous communities across Queensland and the Northern Territory in Australia. In some areas, there have been reported instances of people buying up to 20 jars of the yeast-based spread at a time. However, Queensland police have Read more...

Ceremony Marks 70 Years Since Hiroshima

Posted 11:24am Sunday 16th August 2015

A remembrance ceremony has been held at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park to mark the 70th anniversary of the US bombing of the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Political leaders, survivors of the attacks and Hiroshima locals attended the ceremony. At the ceremony, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Read more...

TPPA Negotiations Break Down

Posted 11:03am Sunday 9th August 2015

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has suffered a major blow. Negotiations with Australia and other nations have broken down at the latest talks about the agreement.  The latest TPP talks, held in Hawaii at the end of July, were held back by a lack of consensus among the Pacific nations. Read more...

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