Creation of a Maori health authority is good news – but the devil will be in the details | New Zealand

Aafter decades of neglect, inequality and outright racism in New Zealand’s healthcare system, a shift towards indigenous sovereignty and tino rangatiratanga in health care is long overdue. The Maori Health Authority that the government announced this week appears to be a step in the right direction. But the devil will be in the details, as […]

Black man shot dead by deputy sheriff in North Carolina | North Carolina

A North Carolina sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a black man while serving a search warrant, authorities said, increasing tensions on police in the wake of Derek Chauvin’s trial and the murder of Ma ‘ Khia Bryant. The member for Elizabeth City, near the Atlantic coast, has been placed on leave pending a review by […]

Federal government tears up Victoria Belt and Highway agreements with China | Australia News

The Morrison government has used its sweeping new foreign veto laws to tear up the Victoria Belt and Road accords with China, which the Chinese embassy has denounced as “another unreasonable and provocative move.” Foreign Secretary Marise Payne said she would cancel these two agreements, as well as two older agreements between the Victorian government […]

Julian Edelman joins ‘Inside the NFL’ as analyst

Julian Edelman announced his retirement from football last week, but the former New England Patriots star will be highly visible to NFL fans this coming season. Edelman revealed on Wednesday that his film production company, Coast Productions, had partnered with Viacom CBS to create content for some of the network’s channels. He also says he […]

Russia: We will leave the International Space Station and build our own | International space station

Russia is ready to start building its own space station with the goal of putting it into orbit by 2030 if President Vladimir Putin gives the green light, the head of his Roscosmos space agency has said. The project would end more than two decades of close cooperation with the United States aboard the aging […]

“We need help”: Cities in danger as lava flows from Pacaya volcano in Guatemala | Guatemala

Every morning, residents of the small communities living around the Pacaya volcano in Guatemala wake up wondering if the lava will reach their homes. A slow flow descending the volcano advanced between El Patrocinio and San José el Rodeo. In the latter’s case, the lava advanced within two and a half blocks of the farthest […]

Australia live news: quarantine of hotels affected by Covid infections; national cabinet to meet on vaccine deployment | Australia News

Hello It’s Matilda Boseley here ready to take you through the ups and downs of Thursday. Oh, and we’re starting off with a bit of a lows, with not one but two states struggling with Covid-19 spreading through their hotel quarantine facilities. First, Western Australia, where two returning travelers contracted Covid-19 in quarantine at the […]