Jacinda Ardern and Sanna Marin hit back at reporter’s question on age and gender

Jacinda Ardern and Sanna Marin hit back at reporter’s question on age and gender

As two of the youngest heads of government and among a small percentage of female world leaders, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her Finnish counterpart Sanna Marin have long faced questions about their age and gender. But they were quick to shoot down a journalist who asked about the purpose of the first-ever … Read more

Chris Brown is set tour Australia for the first time since being denied entry in 2015

Chris Brown is set tour Australia for the first time since being denied entry in 2015

Chris Brown is set to make his first trip to Australia since he had his visa application denied on ‘character grounds’ in 2015 after pleading guilty to attacking his ex-girlfriend Rihanna.  Daily Mail Australia can reveal that the American singer, 33, will bring his ‘Under the Influence’ tour Down Under in mid-2023. A well-placed industry … Read more

Three decades after Diana took New York by storm, who will prove the heir to her humanitarian crown?

Three decades after Diana took New York by storm, who will prove the heir to her humanitarian crown?

Almost 40 years ago Prince Charles and Princess Diana were about to embark on their first overseas trip, a gruelling 40 days of heat and dust criss-crossing Australia and New Zealand at the height of the southern hemisphere summer. Charles was 34 and the Princess just 21 for a tour that was to see not … Read more

Fed minutes, Bank of Korea decision, Sri Lanka

Fed minutes, Bank of Korea decision, Sri Lanka

Bank of Korea hikes rates by 25 basis points, meets expectations The Bank of Korea raised its benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points to 3.25%, a smaller hike than its previous move and widely in line with expectations. A Reuters poll of economists had expected the move amid signs of slowing domestic growth. The … Read more

New Zealand interest rate hikes, inflation data

New Zealand interest rate hikes, inflation data

New Zealand’s central bank hikes rates by 75 basis points The Reserve Bank of New Zealand raised its official cash rates by 75 basis points, its biggest hike on record, to 4.25%. The decision is in line with analysts’ expectations, according to a Reuters poll. It is the ninth consecutive hike since the RBNZ first … Read more

Rugby-Missed opportunity to rewrite history books for Scotland

Rugby-Missed opportunity to rewrite history books for Scotland

Scotland missed out on an opportunity to get a historic first-ever win over New Zealand, fading in the final 25 minutes as the All Backs rallied to win Sunday’s test at Murrayfield, coach Gregor Townsend said after the 31-23 defeat. The Scots enjoyed a nine-point lead 15 minutes into the second half but lost as … Read more

Thousands stranded in homes as flash flooding batters NSW

Thousands stranded in homes as flash flooding batters NSW

Thousands have been forced to evacuate and thousands more are trapped in their homes, as flash flooding sweeps large parts of western NSW.  Key points: Nearly 90mm of rain fell near Eugowra and Molong, where residents are cut off by flash flooding Low lying residents in Canowindra have been told to evacuate immediately NSW SES have been … Read more

Suitcase murders: South Korean court approves extradition of woman to New Zealand

Suitcase murders: South Korean court approves extradition of woman to New Zealand

Seoul CNN  —  A court in South Korea has approved the extradition of a woman facing murder charges in New Zealand in connection with a case in which the remains of two dead children were found in abandoned suitcases. The Seoul High Court told CNN Friday it had ruled that the woman could be extradited, … Read more

Australia moves to block pilots from training Chinese military | Military News

Australia moves to block pilots from training Chinese military | Military News

Australian parliament told that it costs more than 15 million Australian dollars ($9.75m) to train a jet fighter pilot. Australia’s Defence Minister Richard Marles has ordered an urgent review of secrecy polices in the military in response to concerns that Australian pilots were among Western military personnel recruited to provide training to the Chinese People’s … Read more