Monthly Archives: September 2015

De Villiers retires from Test rugby

De Villiers retires from Test rugby

Springboks captain Jean De Villiers has announced his retirement from international rugby, following a jaw fracture he sustained in a Rugby World Cup Pool B match against Samoa on Sunday. It was the second such injury suffered in the last ...

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Apple sells record 13 million new iPhones

Apple sells record 13 million new iPhones

It was a good weekend for Apple (AAPL, Tech30). The company said that it has sold a whopping 13 million new iPhones. This record number includes iPhone sales from pre-orders and in-store sales from this past weekend. Last year, Apple ...

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Mass protest on Norfolk Island

Mass protest on Norfolk Island

Hundreds of Norfolk Islanders marched through the island’s streets on Sunday protesting against what they say is the Australian Government’s failure to ensure basic human rights. This comes after Canberra ended the island’s 36 years of self government in June. ...

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U.N. General Assembly opens with focus on Syria and refugee crisis

U.N. General Assembly opens with focus on Syria and refugee crisis

President Barack Obama, addressing the U.N. General Assembly on Monday, singled out Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad, calling him a “tyrant” for dropping barrel bombs to “massacre innocent children.” Obama’s speech touched broadly on the United Nations helping nations work together ...

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Phoenix sign Sydney defender

Phoenix sign Sydney defender

The Wellington Phoenix have signed the Sydney Olympic defender Troy Danaskos. It took Phoenix coach Ernie Merrick just one training session and an appearance as a trialist against Auckland City on Saturday to realise he had found the player he ...

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De Villiers’ exit could open door for young Boks stars

De Villiers’ exit could open door for young Boks stars

OPINION: South African captain Jean De Villiers’ Test retirement after another broken jaw isn’t the big blow to the Springboks’ World Cup chances it might have been a few years ago. This was always going to be 34-year-old De Villiers’ ...

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PNG Govt outlines commitment to drought sufferers

PNG Govt outlines commitment to drought sufferers

Relief supplies for the drought affected parts of the Papua New Guinea highlands have now reached distribution points in the worst affected areas. The Post Courier reports the Prime Minister Peter O’Neill announcing large quantities of rice and canned tuna ...

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Obama hits Putin, Republicans in U.N. speech

Obama hits Putin, Republicans in U.N. speech

President Barack Obama slammed adversaries in Russia and Syria — and political foes at home — while defending the use of diplomacy over force in his address to the U.N. Monday. In a speech at times defensive and accusatory, Obama ...

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Shell ends arctic offshore drilling in Alaska

Shell ends arctic offshore drilling in Alaska

Shell said Monday that it would end offshore drilling in Alaska for the foreseeable future after a key exploration well did not yield sufficient amounts of oil and gas. The decision to shelve the controversial project is a victory for ...

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More than 30 seek refuge in Fiji

More than 30 seek refuge in Fiji

Thirteen refugees are currently in the country. This was revealed by the Immigration Director Nemani Vuniwaqa after more than 30 applications from foreigners seeking asylum in Fiji were processed. A total of 34 applications to seek asylum in the country ...

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