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December 31, 2018 11:43 AM Auckland NYE fireworks 2019: Watch Auckland fireworks as New Zealand welcomes in New Year

HAPPY New Year! Auckland welcomes in the New Year with a stunning firework display, as millions of people around the world celebrate the beginning of a new year, as we step into 2019. Auckland has officially welcomed in the New Year with a bang, hosting a dazzling firework display at Harbour Bridge. Impressive footage shows celebrations beginning in New Zealand 94

December 21, 2018 1:56 PM Christmas traffic: Where to avoid on the roads and rail

The Christmas getaway means congested roads and cancelled trains. Drivers have been warned of possible delays of nearly two hours as millions of cars take to the motorways. But where should you avoid and at what times will traffic be busiest? Traffic experts expect Friday afternoon to be busy as shoppers, commuters and people trying to go away for Christmas 89

December 21, 2018 5:51 AM Ex-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn rearrested in Japan on new charges

Prosecutors alledge Carlos Ghosn passed on personal investment losses of $16.6m (£13.1m) to Nissan.  Carlos Ghosn can be held for another 10 days in a Tokyo jail after prosecutors alleged he had passed on personal investment losses of $16.6m (£13.1m) to Nissan. Ghosn was arrested a month ago - along with a colleague - as part of an investigation into alleged 88

December 17, 2018 8:43 AM Christmas travel news: Experts reveal drivers face CHAOS on THESE major roads

MILLIONS of travellers face a Christmas getaway hell on Britain’s road and rail networks. Motorists face "significant congestion on major roads" with the M25, M6 and M40 likely to be very busy. An estimated 20 million journeys are set to be made on UK roads this week. And on the railways, commuters’ festive misery will deepen with replacement bus services 62

December 15, 2018 12:08 AM Nigerian military lifts Unicef ban after 'spy' row

Nigeria's military has revoked its earlier decision to suspend activities of the UN children's agency Unicef in the north-east of the country. The military said this came after "extensive deliberations" during emergency talks with Unicef officials. Earlier on Friday, the army had accused the agency of spying for Islamist militants in the restive region 57

December 14, 2018 11:12 PM Michael Buble son cancer update: Michael Buble’s son Noah health latest

MICHAEL Buble pulled at the heartstrings of his millions of fans after announcing his son Noah was battling liver cancer - but what is the latest on his five-year-old son’s condition. Michael Buble, 43, is the Canadian crooner loved worldwide for his dulcet tones and charming demeanour. But the Haven’t Met You Yet singer and his wife, Argentinian actress 43

December 13, 2018 11:04 AM Buyout giant TPG in talks to wash hands of Victoria Plum

TPG, which bought Victoria Plum in 2014, has been holding talks about merging it with Bathstore, Sky News learns. Sky News has learnt that TPG has been exploring a merger of Victoria Plum, which it bought in 2014, with Bathstore, the high street chain which trades from more than 150 stores across the country. Sources said the talks between TPG and Bathstore 136

December 11, 2018 2:35 PM Billion-mile-wide SUPERMASSIVE black hole poised to swallow Earth WHOLE, scientist warns

A SUPERMASSIVE black hole could swallow our entire planet in years to come, a scientist has warned.  Fabio Pacucci detailed how the huge structure is growing in size by swallowing matter and merging with other black holes that it comes in contact with. Currently, Earth is orbiting it at a safe distance, 25,000 light-years away. However, that could change 55

December 10, 2018 1:45 PM Pope Francis: Lord’s Prayer to CHANGE as it implies God ‘induces temptation’

THE most famous Christian prayer, the Lord’s Prayer could be changed by the Italian Episcopal Conference (CEI) after the Pope pointed out its current translation is wrong as God can’t lead humans “into temptation”. The Lord’s Prayer, also known as Pater Noster, has been translated into hundreds of languages from the original texts in ancient Greek, Hebrew 40

December 9, 2018 11:09 AM O2 'to seek millions' in damages over data outage

Mobile operator O2 is understood to be seeking millions in damages from supplier Ericsson after last week's day-long data network collapse. O2 smartphone users were unable to use their mobile phone data last Thursday. Ericsson blamed expired software licences for the problem. Customers with a monthly subscription will be refunded the cost of two days' 45