Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Tag Archives: New Zealand

New Zealand prime minister gives birth to baby girl

WELLINGTON: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gave birth to a baby girl in an Auckland hospital Thursday, becoming only the second world leader to do so while in office. “I’m sure we’re going through all of the emotions new parents go through, but at the same time feeling so ...

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UK excludes India from relaxed student visa rules

LONDON: The UK government has caused outrage with its decision to exclude Indian students from a new list of countries considered “low risk” in order to facilitate an easier visa application process to UK universities. In changes to its immigration policy tabled in Parliament yesterday, the UK Home Office announced ...

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Kiwi teenager sets batting record in women’s one-day cricket

INSTAGRAM DUBLIN: New Zealand teenager Amelia Kerr shattered a world batting record in women’s one-day international cricket with a blistering 232 not out against Ireland on Wednesday. Kerr amassed the record total just days after her team’s 490 for four against Ireland set a record for cricket’s highest-ever one-day international ...

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New Zealand women footballers get same pay as men

WELLINGTON: New Zealand’s football body announced a new deal Tuesday that gives the national women’s team the same pay and conditions as the men’s side, becoming one of the world’s first countries to do so. Providing equality between the male All Whites and female Football Ferns was “a landmark moment ...

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Younis Khan fulfills request of fan from New Zealand

WELLINGTON: Pakistan former captain Younis Khan has finally fulfilled his promise that he made to a 12-year-old fan from New Zealand, after teaching him about his batting technique. Two years ago, Felix Anderson, a fan from New Zealand, wrote a letter to Younis calling him one of his ‘biggest heroes,’ ...

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New Zealand sinkhole reveals glimpse into 60,000-year-old volcano

This image made from the May 2, 2018 video shows huge sinkhole on farm in Rotorua, New Zealand. A spectacular sinkhole the length of two football fields and the depth of a six-story building has opened up on a New Zealand farm. A worker stumbled upon the chasm before dawn this week when he was rounding up cows for milking on the farm near the North Island town of Rotorua. It appeared after several days of heavy rainfall. (Newshub via AP Video)

WELLINGTON: A new sinkhole on a North Island farm as deep as four double-decker buses and almost the length of two football fields has grabbed the attention of New Zealand volcanologists. The chasm appeared after heavy rainfall near the town of Rotorua and left a jagged scar on the landscape, ...

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Pakistan lead annual ICC Twenty20 cricket rankings

FILE PHOTO DUBAI: Pakistan retained the top spot in the annual International Cricket Council (ICC) Twenty20 cricket rankings after delivering stellar performances in T20 tournaments over the past year. In the T20I rankings led by Pakistan, there is no change in the top seven places but Afghanistan are now ahead ...

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New Zealand weighing cricket series in Pakistan

© Getty WELLINGTON: New Zealand is weighing up playing cricket in Pakistan for the first time in 15 years after an invitation from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). New Zealand have not played in Pakistan since 2003 due to security concerns but had been asked to play T20 matches in ...

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Australia down Black Caps in T20 final, take No.1 ranking

WELLINGTON: Having led the Australians to win the T20 Tri-Series in Auckland, David Warner has plenty of time to reflect on his success. He’ll be 19 hours in the air from Auckland to Johannesburg to join his Test teammates for the long-awaited four-Test series against South Africa. Last night in ...

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Former Cyclone Gita hits New Zealand, emergency declared in Christchurch

CHRISTCHURCH: Emergency has been declared in Christchurch as remnants of Cyclone Gita hit New Zealand. “The full impact of the storm will be felt overnight and tomorrow morning,” said Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel. She urged residents in low-lying areas to leave, stating that “We are expecting homes to be flooded.” ...

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