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Pakistan: Emails threatening NZ cricketers originated in India

Pakistan says New Zealand received threatening emails before and after it arrived in Pakistan, including an email sent from India to the wife of Martin Guptill in which the opening batsman received a death threat. New Zealand and England scrapped much-anticipated tours to Pakistan at the last moment. (AP) An unspecified threat to New Zealand’s […]

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Taoiseach rejects suggestion Biden does not understand Northern Ireland

Mr Martin, speaking in New York, told reporters: “Anybody who suggests President Biden doesn’t get Northern Ireland or understand it is wrong. He understands it very well.” On Wednesday, Environment Secretary George Eustice suggested Mr Biden’s concerns about Northern Ireland were based on “just reading the headlines” and listening to accounts from the European Union. […]

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COVID-19: US to donate 500 million extra vaccine shots – as Joe Biden tells rich nations to share ‘with no strings attached’

The purchase of a further 500 million vaccines brings the total US vaccination commitment to more than 1.1 billion doses through 2022. However, global experts say it is a fraction of the amount needed to vaccinate the world. The US is buying a further 500 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to donate to other countries, bringing […]

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Havana Syndrome: What is this mystery illness affecting US officials?

Five years ago, an unknown illness made American diplomats, military officials and spies based in Cuba sick. It’s back again. In 2016, CIA officials were asked to keep a secret. A mysterious illness had struck many American officials in Cuba’s capital Havana. Twenty-six personnel associated with the US government and their family members reported a […]