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Springboks stun All Blacks in Rugby Championship encounter

Sep 15, 2018

Springboks stun All Blacks in Rugby Championship encounter

South Africa pulled off one of the biggest upsets in the history of the Rugby Championship on Saturday, holding on under enormous pressure to beat New Zealand 36-34. Given almost no chance of winning after losing their last two championship matches — and 11 of ...

Richie Mo'unga to make first start for All Blacks

Sep 6, 2018

Richie Mo'unga to make first start for All Blacks

Flyhalf Richie Mo'unga will start a test for the first time and scrumhalf Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi could make his debut from the bench for New Zealand in Saturday's Rugby Championship game Argentina in Nelson. The 24-year-old Mo'unga has starred in the Super Rugby for the ...

New Zealand lets Chelsea Manning enter for speaking tour

Aug 31, 2018

New Zealand lets Chelsea Manning enter for speaking tour

New Zealand authorities said on Friday that convicted secrets leaker Chelsea Manning can enter the country for a speaking tour, a day after tour organizers said she couldn't enter Australia. Manning was convicted and sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking U.S. government secrets ...

New Zealand bans single-use plastic bags

/ Aug 10, 2018

New Zealand bans single-use plastic bags

New Zealand became the latest country Friday to outlaw single-use plastic shopping bags, with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern saying they will be phased out over the next year as a "meaningful step" toward reducing pollution. New Zealand uses "hundreds of millions" of single-use plastic bags ...