New Zealand All Blacks select 51 for season-ending tour

Europe 10/14/18, 17:36

The All Blacks have taken the unprecedented step of selecting a player based in Japan among an enlarged squad of 51 for autumn test matches against Australia, Japan, England, Ireland and Italy.Flanker Matt Todd, who is playing for the Panasonic Wild Knights in Japan's top domestic competition, has been picked ...

Israeli court: NZ activists must pay for Lorde cancellation

Entertainment 10/11/18, 14:45

An Israeli court has ordered two New Zealand women to pay over $12,000 in damages for allegedly helping persuade the pop singer Lorde to cancel a performance in Israel.The suit was filed under a law that allows civil lawsuits against anyone who calls for a boycott against Israel. Wednesday's ruling ...

All Blacks earn last-gasp revenge over South Africa

Africa 10/06/18, 13:30

New Zealand scored two tries in the last five minutes and kicked a match-winning conversion on the hooter to beat South Africa 32-30 on Saturday, avenging their loss to the Springboks three weeks ago in thrilling fashion.South Africa's Jesse Kriel, right, runs with the ball as New Zealand's Aaron Smith, ...

All Blacks restore big guns for Springboks test

Africa 10/04/18, 02:34

New Zealand restored regulars such as captain Kieran Read, Aaron Smith, and Owen Franks for the test with South Africa in the last round of the Rugby Championship on Saturday.All three were rested last weekend for the test against Argentina in Buenos Aires, where an experimental side dispatched the Pumas ...

New Zealand fines travelers who won’t unlock secure devices

Tech 10/04/18, 02:05

Visitors to New Zealand can be fined 5,000 New Zealand dollars ($3,243) for refusing to provide passwords to unlock electronic devices and allow customs officials to examine them under a new law that a civil liberties group on Thursday condemned as a grave invasion of privacy.The law came into effect ...

Airline now says 1 missing after Pacific lagoon plane crash

World 09/29/18, 00:47

The airline operating a flight that crashed into a Pacific lagoon on Friday in Micronesia now says one man is missing, after earlier saying all 47 passengers and crew had safely evacuated the sinking plane.Air Niugini said in a release that as of Saturday afternoon, it was unable to account ...

Everybody on plane survives crash-landing in Pacific lagoon

New York 09/27/18, 23:49

All of the passengers and crew survived the crash landing of a plane Friday morning in a Pacific lagoon.The Air Niugini plane hit the water short of the runway while trying to land at Chuuk Island in the Federated States of Micronesia, according to the airline.This Oct. 29, 2017, photo ...

Admired abroad, New Zealand leader faces hurdles at home

New York 09/24/18, 12:12

Last Thursday, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the high-profile interviews she'd be doing this week in New York, where she's attending the U.N. General Assembly. Among her appearances: the Today show, the Late Show with Stephen Colbert and an interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour. She also exchanged tweets ...

Needle-in-strawberry scare spreads across Australia

World 09/17/18, 06:19

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Public fears about sewing needles concealed inside strawberries on supermarket shelves have spread across Australia and New Zealand as growers turn to metal detectors and the Australian government launches an investigation to restore public confidence in the popular fruit.

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