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Image copyright Rocket Lab Image caption The Electron mission was lost about six minutes after leaving Mahia Peninsula The American launch company that flies its rockets out of New Zealand has lost its latest mission. Rocket Lab said its Electron vehicle failed late in its ascent from Mahia Peninsula on North Island. All satellite payloads …

Let’s go first to the rising number of infections and predictions out of Washington University that US infections could pass 200,000 by October. The forecast projects 201,129 deaths due to COVID-19 by October, mainly due to the reopening measures under way, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington said …

Hundreds of thousands of employees are expected to return to work in New York City on Monday as the city moves into its first phase of reopening after nearly three months of restrictions and closures. Shops can partially reopen for curbside pickup, though most of the resumed economic activity will be in construction and manufacturing. …

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern assured the host that she was safe and the interview resumed. Wellington: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was unflustered by an earthquake that struck the capital Wellington on Monday while she was doing a live TV interview, and calmly continued with the programme. Ardern, who became prime minister in …

But the country isn’t celebrating yet. “That does give us confidence that we’ve achieved our goal of elimination, which never meant zero but it does mean we know where our cases are coming from,” Ashley Bloomfield, New Zealand’s Director General of Health, said on Monday, adding that there was only one case since April 1 …

New Zealand has started to relax its strict lockdown, with residents able to travel to work, spend more time outside and order takeaway food for the first time in more than four weeks. The move from level 4 measures to level 3 came as Jacinda Ardern, the prime minister, was forced to clarify that her …

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Monday that the country has “won” the battle against widespread community transmission of the coronavirus, for now. The country is also dropping from Alert Level Four to Alert Level Three, as the number of new coronavirus cases continue to remain low. Over the past several days, new cases of …

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New Zealand’s health minister has apologised to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern after he was photographed mountain biking, apparently flouting the government’s own advice to exercise safely and locally during a country-wide lockdown. David Clark told Ardern on Thursday night that he had driven to a park 2km from his Dunedin home. “I spoke to the …

It is unclear exactly how many are still trapped as dangerous conditions have prevented police and rescue services from reaching the island, Tims said. “The island is currently covered in ash and volcanic material,” Tims said. “We are taking expert advice with regards to the safety of any rescue attempt.” Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said …