Wales on top of the world after beating England

Wales have topped of rugby union’s world rankings for the first time after beating England 13-6 in Cardiff. Wales’ rise to the summit, which ended New Zealand’s unbroken 10-years at the top, came just 34 days before the World Cup kicks off in Japan. It was an impressive warm-up performance for the tournament as the […]

Cocaine worth €1.7 million washes up on beach

Millions of dollars worth of cocaine have washed up on a beach made famous in a Taylor Swift music video. Police seized 19 packages containing the illegal drug, worth an estimated €1.7 million on the isolated Bethells Beach, west of Auckland. A woman walking her dog stumbled across the find on Wednesday evening and called the authorities. […]

England win Cricket World Cup in dramatic fashion

England’s conquering cricket heroes have celebrated all night after their team’s epic World Cup final victory. Led by batting hero Ben Stokes, the squad won the trophy for the first time after a breathless final over New Zealand in what’s being called the greatest game ever. England won the title on the technicality of scoring more […]

World Rugby scraps plans for global Nations Championship

World Rugby has abandoned plans for a new Nations Championship after failing to gain the required support. The governing body needed unanimous approval from the 10 unions that make up the southern hemisphere’s Rugby Championship and Europe’s Six Nations. World Rugby says there was a ‘lack of consensus on key issues’ including the tournament’s format. […]

New Zealand mosque attack suspect pleads not guilty

The man suspected of killing 51 people in a mass shooting at two mosques in New Zealand has pleaded not guilty to all charges. Brenton Tarrant, 28, entered not guilty pleas to 51 charges of murder, 40 charges of attempted murder and one terrorism over the March 15 massacre. The Australian appeared at the Christchurch […]

Maltese travelling to New Zealand warned of new taxes

Thousands of Maltese tourists make the long journey to New Zealand each year to experience the Commonwealth nation’s stunning scenery. But from October, holidaymakers from Malta visiting New Zealand will have to pay for a new visa waiver known as an Electronic Travel Authority. The change in the rules means that Maltese passport holders visiting […]

Prince William to meet Christchurch terror attack survivors

Prince William will honour the victims of the Christchurch mosque attacks as he arrives in New Zealand on behalf of The Queen. The Duke of Cambridge will begin his trip in Auckland on Thursday before travelling to Christchurch. He will meet with those affected by the terror attack, including survivors and their families, the emergency […]

New Zealand MPs vote to approve gun crackdown

MPs in New Zealand have voted overwhelmingly in favour of new gun restrictions during the first stage of a bill they hope to rush into law by the end of next week. The new law would ban the types of weapons a gunman used to kill 50 people at two mosques in Christchurch last month. The […]

New Zealand holds remembrance service for Christchurch victims

A national remembrance service has been held in New Zealand to commemorate those who died in two mosque shootings in Christchurch two weeks ago. A man who survived the mosque attacks told a crowd of about 20,000 people on Friday that he forgives the gunman. ‘I don’t want to have a heart that is boiling […]

Prince William to visit New Zealand to honour terror victims

Prince William is to visit New Zealand to honour the victims of the Christchurch mosque shootings that claimed 50 lives. The Duke of Cambridge will travel on behalf of The Queen next month. New Zealand’s prime minister Jacinda Ardern said: ‘The visit will be another sign that this nation will always stand with those affected […]

New Zealand holds two-minute silence for shooting victims

New Zealand has held a national two-minute silence exactly a week after the shootings in Christchurch. Jacinda Ardern joined thousands of mourners near the Al-Noor mosque, one of two places of worship targeted in last Friday’s attacks. The call to prayer and subsequent silence was also broadcast on television and radio with thousands tuning in. […]

New Zealand to ban all ‘military-style’ guns

New Zealand is to ban all types of ‘military-style’ guns following the Christchurch terror attacks. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said she expected a ban on semi-automatic weapons and assault rifles like those used in the shootings at two mosques in the city to come into force within three weeks. The announcement comes less than a […]

William and Kate honour New Zealand terror victims

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have led a minutes silence to pay respects to the New Zealand terror attack victims. William and Kate were visiting 1st Battalion at their base in London to mark St Patrick’s Day. The parade began with the Last Post, before a minute of silence was observed by the Royals, […]

49 killed in mass shootings at two mosques in New Zealand

49 people have been killed, and at least 20 others seriously injured, in mass shootings at two mosques in New Zealand. Police have arrested four people in connection with the terror attack and have also defused explosive devices in what appeared to be a carefully planned incident. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Friday was ‘one […]

Can you spot what’s wrong with this world map?

If you’re going to spend €30 on a map of the world, you want it to be accurate at the very least. But one poor country has been wiped from the face of the Earth in this map on sale at Ikea. Can you spot the mistake? The photo was uploaded to Reddit, where people […]

Harry and Meghan’s top 10 most romantic moments

Harry and Meghan married after a whirlwind romance and their adoration for one another is clear to see. From hand-holding on engagements to lingering looks of love, the royal pair have not shied away from public displays of affection. Here’s a look at Harry and Meghan’s top 10 most romantic moments in 2018.   1. […]