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  •   Home > News >  Subscribe to NZCity's International articles  International
    An American wrote a bad review about a Thailand hotel. Months later he was arrested and is being sued for defamation
     1 October 2020
    Wesley Barnes stayed at a Thailand beach resort and posted a bad review online about it. Almost three months later he was arrested for defamation and put in jail.
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    Coronavirus survivors formed their own Facebook community to compare notes on their mysterious symptoms
    1 Oct: When UK mother Claire Hastie recovered from COVID-19, she figured her life would return to normal. But after months of crushing fatigue, she formed a Facebook group. The group now has 22,000 members as people join the community looking for support and hel... more
    Greenland ice sheet loss already 'unprecedented' and set to accelerate
    1 Oct: The Greenland ice sheet is now melting faster than any time in the last 12,000 years, and it is set to increase that rate nearly six-fold by the end of the century under the worst-case emissions scenario, research finds.... more
    Cardinal George Pell returns to Rome for first time since 2017, purpose of visit remains unclear
    1 Oct: Cardinal George Pell arrives back in Rome for the first time since 2017 when he was accused of child sexual abuse charges that he was later acquitted of.... more
    US-linked security sources discussed kidnapping or poisoning Julian Assange, London court told
    1 Oct: Security contacts linked to the US discussed plans to kidnap or even poison Julian Assange as part of an elaborate spying operation during the latter part of his seven-year stay at the Ecuadorian Embassy, a London court hears.... more
    Donald Trump was asked to denounce white supremacists, and didn't. Here's what else happened at the first presidential debate
    30 Sep: It was a debate that has been dubbed the worst in modern American political history. Here's what happened when US President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden faced off for the first time.... more
    Borat 2 is coming. Here's what we know about Sacha Baron Cohen's sequel
    30 Sep: A sequel to Sacha Baron Cohen's satirical mockumentary about a clueless foreigner's travels in the United States will reportedly come out this month. Here's what we know.... more
    Boris Johnson apologises for incorrect advice as UK records highest daily number of coronavirus cases
    30 Sep: Boris Johnson apologises and corrects himself after giving out incorrect information on social distancing as the UK records over 7,000 cases of COVID-19 in the latest 24-hour recording period.... more
    First presidential debate live updates: Donald Trump and Joe Biden face off in first presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio
    30 Sep: Joe Biden's campaign says it broke its single-hour fundraising record during the first presidential debate, which ended with Donald Trump retweeting criticism of the moderator, veteran Fox News host Chris Wallace.... more
    Chinese woman given death sentence for poisoning 25 kindergarten children
    30 Sep: A Chinese kindergarten teacher who poisoned 25 children, killing one, has been sentenced to death by a central Chinese court.... more

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