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  •   Home > News >  Subscribe to NZCity's International articles  International
    Canberra academic-turned-comedian Jo Richards tackles sexism through stand-up
     16 January 2021
    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.
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    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
    2021 is already getting busy. Have you kept up or are you so last year? Test yourself with our news quiz and find out
    15 Jan: Have you been on top of the news this week, or are you still in holiday mode? Test yourself and find out.... more
    Donald Trump has been impeached for a second time. What happens next? Can he run again?
    15 Jan: Donald Trump is looking down the barrel of another impeachment trial. But will a conviction happen? Here's what you need to know.... more
    Francesca Jones qualifies for Australian Open years after doctors ruled her out of tennis
    14 Jan: British tennis player Francesca Jones, who was born with a rare genetic condition that affected the development of her hands and feet, qualifies for Australian Open.... more

     Most Popular Recent International News
     17 Dec: US election timeline: Electoral college votes to be counted in Congress before Mike Pence announces Joe Biden's victory over Donald Trump ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
     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 +++++++++++
     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 +++++++++
     06 Jan: FBI located Ghislaine Maxwell by tracking her mobile phone, court documents show +++++++++

     International NewsLinks
      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 (
      15 Jan: Covid-19: what who researchers in wuhan are trying to learn (
      15 Jan: Goldie thieves didn't know the value of painting, says art expert (NZ Herald)
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