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100 dangerous inmates released without going through reintegration programmes

100 dangerous inmates released without going through reintegration programmes

One hundred inmates considered by law to be the most dangerous in our society have been released without critical preparation for the outside world because of the three-strikes law, it has emerged. Among those is Hayne Neihana Waitoka, sentenced today to serve seven years for stabbing someone in the lower leg, requiring three stitches. Waitoka had been released from prison […]

Armed men leave Tokoroa dairy empty-handed after failed robbery

Armed men leave Tokoroa dairy empty-handed after failed robbery

Two men armed with a knife and a stick tried to rob a Tokoroa dairy. Police said the pair went into the Kelso St dairy about 7.45pm on August 11 and demanded money. Both men were wearing dark clothing although one had a white mask on. The pair left empty-handed. Advertisement Two men armed with a stick and a knife […]

Simon Bridges warns Winston Peters: Keep out of Aussie leadership crisis

Simon Bridges warns Winston Peters: Keep out of Aussie leadership crisis

National Party leader Simon Bridges has warned Winston Peters against making comments about the leadership crisis in Australia‘s on his visit there today – as he did recently about upheavals in British politics. But Bridges said he himself was not similarly constrained as Opposition leader and believed that sitting Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull “deserved to win the next election – […]

Russian hacking attempts are widening in scope, Microsoft warns

Russian hacking attempts are widening in scope, Microsoft warns

Russian hacking attempts are widening in scope, Microsoft warns © Philippe Huguen, AFP | A computer screen seen during the 10th International Cybersecurity Forum in Lille on January 23. Hackers linked to the Russian government appear to be broadening their attacks in the run-up to November congressional elections, Microsoft said Monday, most recently by impersonating sites for conservative think tanks […]

Heavy fighting in Kabul disrupts Afghan Eid celebrations

Heavy fighting in Kabul disrupts Afghan Eid celebrations

Heavy fighting in Kabul disrupts Afghan Eid celebrations © Wakil Kohsar, AFP | Smoke rises near Kabul’s Eidgah Mosque during clashes between Afghan security forces and militants on Aug. 21, 2018. Military helicopters were firing above a mosque in Kabul‘s old quarter Tuesday as officials said fighting had broken out between security forces and militants in the Afghan capital, with […]

Paris aquarium offers safe harbour to abandoned goldfish

Paris aquarium offers safe harbour to abandoned goldfish

Paris aquarium offers safe harbour to abandoned goldfish © Joel Saget, AFP | Abandoned goldfish are displayed after quarantine at the Aquarium in Paris on August 17, 2018. Life can look pretty grim for a pet goldfish: a lifetime cooped up in a small glass bowl and, for the most unlucky, a final journey through filth-filled sewers. But for in […]