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-Syrian family reunited, against the odds, in Greece
-UN members call for 'immediate, meaningful and unfettered access' to Xinjiang for rights inquiry
-Anonymous Xinjiang report attracts angst, agreement in questioning 'genocide' definition

Chips are in short supply. Manufacturers are spending big to prevent a repeat
As the world grapples with a shortage of semiconductors, South Korea's chipmakers are spending huge amounts of money to shore up their production in the decade ahead. 
© 2021 CNN 10:55pm 

Gas fire at Remuera home where health boss died mysteriously
Emergency services called to Remuera house of a woman who died in unexplained circumstances early last month. 
© 2021 Stuff.co.nz 10:05pm 

Teens may be able to get Covid-19 vaccine at school - Bloomfield
The Ministry of Health is looking at launching a school-based programme for teenagers to get their Covid-19 vaccinations from the end of term 3. 
© 2021 RadioNZ 9:35pm 

One out of 25 under-fives live in homes without drinkable tap water
Study finds 6.2 per cent of pre-schoolers are in homes that lack basic amenities. 
© 2021 Stuff.co.nz 9:15pm 

WHO urges preparedness for future pandemics
A health expert says the restructuring of the health system could help the country's defence against future pandemics. 
© 2021 RadioNZ 8:55pm 

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Covid-19: Tougher public health 'baseline' will be needed before borders reopen, Ashley Bloomfield says
Dr Ashley Bloomfield hints at more measures to slow Covid spread as NZ cautiously reopens to the world. 
© 2021 Stuff.co.nz 8:25pm 

Aborted Jetstar landing leaves passengers 'distressed' and vomiting
A passenger on the flight to Wellington has described consoling a woman who told him she was going to faint. 
© 2021 Stuff.co.nz 8:25pm 

-Pipeline hack sends people scrambling for fuel in the South
-Nurses, nonprofits, others take vaccine to homebound people
-Weary Gaza marks Muslim feast as violence spreads in Israel
-Colleges pushed anew for reparations for slavery, racism
-Erdogan tells Putin that Israel needs ‘deterrent lesson,’ report says
-On Eid, Xinjiang imams defend China against US criticism

Taika Waititi fronts anti-racism campaign aimed at teachers
By John Gerritsen of RNZ The Teaching Council is urging teachers to confront racism with a campaign it says some might find scary.It launched the Unteach Racism programme today with a video featuring filmmaker Taika Waititi... 
© 2021 NZ Herald 8:05pm 

Sydney casinos to ban cash after money laundering scandal
It comes after an inquiry found evidence of criminal activity and money laundering at Australian casinos. 
© 2021 BBCWorld 7:55pm 

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Emergency services called after fatality at house in Mid Canterbury
Police say the death is not suspicious. 
© 2021 Stuff.co.nz 10:55pm 

New Zealand man in court after allegedly stabbing co-worker at Australian cafe
A New Zealand man accused of stabbing his co-worker in an Australian cafe has appeared in court, while the victim remains in a serious but stable condition in hospital. 
© 2021 RadioNZ 10:25pm 

Exhaustion kills two Everest climbers in first deaths of season
Record permits to climb mountain this year despite global pandemic. 
© 2021 RadioNZ 9:35pm 

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British Airways cancels flights to Tel Aviv amid conflict
Fiercest hostilities in years continue as airlines divert from Israel 
© 2021 RadioNZ 9:15pm 

Native Mycena Roseoflava fungi photographed glowing with bioluminescence
A species of fungi native has been photographed glowing with bioluminescence - a fact that has previously eluded mycologists. 
© 2021 RadioNZ 8:55pm 

One dead in train-truck crash, pedestrian killed on expressway
Two people are dead in separate vehicle accidents today. 
© 2021 RadioNZ 8:35pm 

Hawera Intermediate School to close
Hawera Intermediate School will close at the end of 2022, following a decision by the Ministry of Education to change the way education is delivered in the town. 
© 2021 Stuff.co.nz 8:25pm 

-Virus, Mideast turmoil stifle Eid al-Fitr celebrations
-Officials: Tiny uptick in 2020 military sex assault reports
-Scrum of challengers awaits Cheney after House GOP ouster
-Justices consider hearing a case on 'most offensive word'
-US cities see surge in deadly street racing amid pandemic

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-Israel-Palestine Conflict: what is behind the violence in Gaza and Jerusalem?
-Global Ambulance and Emergency Equipment Market Data from 2020, Estimates for 2021 and Five Year CAGRs to 2025

Arteta says media 'try to put things on me I never said' in angry post-match interview
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta says the media "try to put things on me I never said" after their 1-0 win over Chelsea. 
© 2021 BBCWorld 7:55pm 

Chinese county bans birthday parties in bid to be frugal
The rules only apply to all communist party members, civil servants and village organisation leaders. 
© 2021 BBCWorld 7:55pm 

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