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6 Dec 6:52pm Instacrammed: the big fib at the heart of New Zealand picture-perfect peaks
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That beautiful getaway shot doesn’t often reveal the dozens queueing behind you for their own moment of peace One of New Zealand’s most scenic locations is buckling under the strain of selfie-seeking tourists, with lines of up to an hour to capture scenes of supposed isolation and peace. Roys Peak in Lake Wanaka is one of New Zealand’s most Instagrammed day walks, a three-hour hike that offers sweeping views towards Mount Aspiring and the Southern Alps.
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6 Dec 5:11pm Colombia: massive bust suggests drug mules are swallowing wads of dirty cash
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Authorities arrested 27 suspects at Bogotá airport and said mules ingested up to 120 pellets of cash with five $100 bills in each
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6 Dec 4:33pm Pete Shelley, lead singer of Buzzcocks, dies at 63
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Co-founder of seminal punk band suffered suspected heart attack Pete Shelley, lead singer of the punk band Buzzcocks, has died aged 63, his bandmates have said. “It’s with great sadness that we confirm the death of Pete Shelley, one of the UK’s most influential and prolific songwriters and co-founder of the seminal original punk band Buzzcocks,” the band said on Thursday evening.
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6 Dec 3:09pm Morning mail: encryption bill passes, corruption claims ignored, Amazon robot mishap
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Friday: Labor backdown allows passage of controversial law. Plus: accident at warehouse puts 24 workers in hospital Good morning, this is Eleanor Ainge Roy bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Friday 7 December.
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6 Dec 2:28pm Two men guilty of trafficking girls from Welsh care home
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John James Purcell, 31, and John Delaney, 33, convicted of rapes and sex trafficking offences, were ‘part of gang’ Two men have been found guilty of trafficking vulnerable girls around the UK and then raping them. The pair, John James Purcell, 31, and John Delaney, 33, took two underage girls from a care home near Wrexham, north Wales, and had sex with them, the trial at Mold crown court found. Purcell, who is from Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, was found guilty of four sex trafficking offences and two rapes.
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6 Dec 1:54pm The Guardian view on Huawei: the bigger story | Editorial
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The arrest of a top executive comes as the Chinese telecoms firm faces tough times in the westMarkets can be erratic beasts, as indicative of collective neuroses as collective wisdom. But it is not surprising that they reacted to Wednesday’s thunderbolt. Much remains unclear about Canada’s
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6 Dec 1:53pm Ecuador says UK has given ‘guarantees’ for Assange to leave embassy
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President Lenín Moreno said Ecuador has received written assurances UK would not extradite Assange to face death penalty
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6 Dec 1:52pm Gilets jaunes protests: Eiffel Tower and Louvre to shut amid fears of violence
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French authorities to deploy 89,000 security personnel across country on Saturday Tourist attractions and museums in central Paris have said they will not open on Saturday, when fresh
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6 Dec 10:03am Critic of Rwandan president cleared of insurrection and forgery
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Diane Rwigara, who criticised president Paul Kagame, was acquitted by court on Thursday
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6 Dec 9:02am Golden Globes 2019: Vice leads pack with six nominations
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Adam McKay’s comedy starring Christian Bale as Dick Cheney picks up most nods, while A Star is Born, The Favourite and Green Book each take five
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6 Dec 7:53am NRA removes image of Anish Kapoor sculpture from advert
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British artist accused group of seeking to ‘whip up fear’, and sued over its use of image The National Rifle Association (NRA) has removed an image of an Anish Kapoor sculpture from one of its adverts after the artist accused it of seeking to “whip up fear and hate”. The British sculptor had
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6 Dec 4:12am China demands release of Huawei executive arrested in Canada
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Detention of Meng Wanzhou, who faces US extradition, reportedly related to alleged sanctions violations
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5 Dec 10:33pm Senate votes on Nauru bill Scott Morrison has vowed to fight – question time live
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Parliamentary suspension on the cards as government fears defeat on Kerryn Phelps’ offshore detention medical evacuation legislation. All the day’s events, live
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5 Dec 9:35pm North Korea: secret missile site revealed in new satellite images
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Work continues on upgrading long-range missile sites, months after Kim Jong-un met Donald Trump to talk denuclearisation North Korea has significantly expanded and upgraded long-range missile sites, according to satellite images published by CNN, highlighting the lack of progress in negotiations with the US in the months since Kim Jong-un met Donald Trump. The images showed
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5 Dec 9:34pm Furious Scott Morrison vows to ‘fight’ Nauru bill as pressure builds on government – politics live
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Parliamentary suspension on the cards as government fears defeat on Kerryn Phelps’ offshore detention medical evacuation legislation. All the day’s events, live
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5 Dec 9:11pm Updated Washington mourns George HW Bush as Trump gives cold shoulder to Clintons
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Trump does not greet the Clintons and George W Bush delivers an emotional eulogy at the state funeral of 41st president It was a cold day in Washington. When Donald Trump walked in, the temperature plummeted a good deal lower. In the front pew of the National Cathedral at Wednesday’s state funeral of President
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5 Dec 8:23pm Two arrests over shooting death of father at Belfast school
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Men detained after Jim Donegan, 43, was shot while sitting in his car outside St Mary’s grammar school Two men have been arrested over the death of a father who was shot while waiting for his son outside a Belfast school. Jim Donegan, 43, was targeted in front of children leaving school on the Glen Road in west Belfast on Tuesday.
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5 Dec 7:51pm Grace Millane: police search for British backpacker missing in New Zealand
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Family members in Britain alerted the police after Millane, 22, failed to make contact for five days New Zealand police are investigating the disappearance of a 22-year-old British woman who has gone missing while on holiday in Auckland. Grace Millane, who is from Essex and attended the University of Lincoln, has been reported missing by her family, who say they have not heard from her in nearly a week, which they said was particularly unusual as Sunday was her 22nd birthday.
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5 Dec 7:38pm Campaign calling for New Zealand to protect China expert gathers pace
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Anne-Marie Brady became a target after the release of a paper on Chinese foreign influence last year More than 150 global China experts have added their voices to demands that the New Zealand government protect Professor Anne-Marie Brady, a China scholar who has been the victim of a year-long harassment campaign. Brady, an expert in Chinese politics at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch,
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