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  •   Home > News >  Subscribe to NZCity's International articles  International
    Tonga's dog population surges as coronavirus restrictions keep foreign vets out of the country
     17 January 2021
    People in Australia have had to wait months for a dog due to a surge in demand during the COVID-19 pandemic, but Tonga's main island of Tongatapu has the opposite problem.
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    India's COVID-19 inoculation drive will be one of the biggest and fastest in the world. Here's how they are doing it
    17 Jan: India starts what authorities claim is the world's fastest and largest inoculation drive, with an estimated 191,000 healthcare workers receiving a dose of a COVID-19 vaccine on Saturday.... more
    Emergency bushfire warning issued for residents in Perth's south, at least one property destroyed
    17 Jan: At least one home has been destroyed in a fire burning in Perth's south, with an emergency warning issued and the out-of-control and unpredictable blaze moving quickly in a westerly direction.... more
    Canberra academic-turned-comedian Jo Richards tackles sexism through stand-up
    16 Jan: A Canberra academic who lost work during the pandemic is embracing the world of stand-up comedy, tackling issues like feminism, cults and politics for laughs.... more
    China warns citizens not to go home for Lunar New Year amid new COVID-19 outbreaks
    16 Jan: Tong Gong usually goes back to her hometown during China's Lunar New Year holiday — but with China fighting new coronavirus outbreaks, she's staying put this year.... more
    Warning for bushfire in Wheatbelt downgraded, arson suspected in earlier blaze in Perth
    16 Jan: A bushfire that was threatening lives and homes near the Wheatbelt town of York has been downgraded along with an earlier fire in Perth's east — but that blaze is being treated as suspicious.... more
    WA's hard border with Victoria will come down on Monday with the State now classified as 'low-risk'
    15 Jan: WA's hard border with Victoria will fall on Monday when a controlled border will come into effect — meaning travellers from the eastern states will be allowed in, but they will still need to quarantine for two weeks.... more
    WA coronavirus hard border with eastern states under review today, Premier says
    15 Jan: WA Premier Mark McGowan says no community spread of coronavirus in Victoria will help the State Government move toward changing its border arrangements more quickly.... more
    Solomon Islands backs down on plans to ban Facebook
    15 Jan: The Pacific nation reverses a plan to improve "national unity" by temporarily banning Facebook, saying it did not want to be seen as dictating people's lives.... more
    US politics updates: Joe Biden unveils economic plan to tackle coronavirus, promising 100 million vaccinations in 100 days
    15 Jan: President-elect Joe Biden unveils his economic plan to tackle the coronavirus pandemic gripping the United States, promising to "move heaven and earth" to deliver 100 million shots of the COVID-19 vaccine by the end of his first 100 days in office.... more

     Most Popular Recent International News
     29 Dec: Police are tackling the issue of extremists exploiting social media, by increasing their artificial intelligence technology ++++++++++++++++++++++
     04 Jan: Donald Trump wants Congress to overturn the election result. Here's what will happen instead +++++++++++++++
     02 Jan: Coronation Street actor Mark Eden has died following a battle with Alzheimer's +++++++++++
     06 Jan: FBI located Ghislaine Maxwell by tracking her mobile phone, court documents show ++++++++++
     08 Jan: US politics updates: Donald Trump agrees to 'orderly transition' after Congress confirms Joe Biden's election win ++++++++++
     04 Jan: Fears grow for the health of US broadcasting legend Larry King +++++++++
     23 Dec: Mannar Island is a bird paradise that survived Sri Lanka's civil war. Now an Australian mining company wants its sand +++++++++

     International NewsLinks
      17 Jan: Momoka kobori looks at coaching pathway after historic new zealand golf win (
      16 Jan: Christchurch mosque shootings: corrections consulted international experts on managing gunman (NZ Herald)
      16 Jan: Corrections consulted international experts on how to manage mosque gunman (RadioNZ)
      16 Jan: Covid-19: cost of pre-departure tests for international travellers leaving new zealand differs around the country (
      16 Jan: Covid-19 robbed her of her international food tourism business, so she's leading food tours in auckland suburbs (NZ Herald)
      16 Jan: German sports doctor jailed over blood doping scandal (BBCWorld)
      15 Jan: Sprint sensation edward osei-nketia to headline first international meet in christchurch since 2011 quakes (
      15 Jan: New zealand absent from major biodiversity pledge (
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    Living & Travel:
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