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  •   Home > News >  Subscribe to NZCity's International articles  International
    Beirut was the 'Paris of the Middle East'. Now it's in the midst of one of the world's worst economic collapses in 150 years
     4 August 2021
    As their country spirals into economic collapse, many in Beirut say they face four-hour waits for fuel as well as food and medicine shortages, blackouts and job uncertainty.
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    Tokyo Olympics updates: Boomers through to semi-final against Team USA after Kookaburras reach hockey gold medal match — as it happened
    4 Aug: The Australian men's basketball team is guaranteed a shot at a medal after thumping Argentina in the quarter-finals, and next face the US on Thursday.... more
    IOC launches investigation into treatment of Belarus sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya
    3 Aug: The International Olympic Committee has launched a formal investigation into allegations Belarus attempted to force Krystsina Tsimanouskaya, who has sought refuge at the Polish embassy, to return home from the Tokyo Games.... more
    The Lord of the Rings TV series finishes filming in New Zealand, after COVID-19 delay
    3 Aug: The first season of Amazon's TV series based on The Lord of the Rings, which at $79 million per episode eclipses what it cost to make Game of Thrones, has wrapped.... more
    Cycling Australia launches investigation into Alex Porter's bike failure in men's team pursuit
    3 Aug: Cycling Australia says it is looking into the cause of the bike malfunction that led to a crash by Alex Porter that damaged Australia's medal hopes in the men's team pursuit.... more
    Sydney Woolworths closed as four employees test positive for COVID, supermarkets told to hire QR code guards
    3 Aug: A Woolworths store in Sydney's south-west closes after four members of staff test positive for COVID-19. It comes after supermarkets are told to hire security guards to enforce QR code check-ins.... more
    Chinese weightlifter Li Wenwen is the real story of the sport at Tokyo 2020, not New Zealand's Laurel Hubbard
    3 Aug: Transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard fills the stadium in Tokyo, but the real show is 21-year-old Chinese star Li Wenwen — an athlete in a class of her own, writes Tracey Holmes.... more
    Transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard out of competition after being unsuccessful on all lift attempts
    3 Aug: New Zealand's transgender weightlifter is knocked out of her competition without completing a lift in Tokyo.... more
    How Emma McKeon's magic week in the pool helped her make Olympic history
    3 Aug: Emma McKeon's brilliant Olympic program has made her Australia's most successful swimmer and she has equalled the best single Games by a female competitor in any sport — but what key moment opened up her chance to make history?... more
    Pacific nations with high vaccination rates delay opening borders amid concerns around herd immunity
    3 Aug: Despite reaching high vaccination rates and herd immunity targets, health experts warn countries in the Pacific may still be vulnerable to COVID-19 outbreaks.... more

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