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Death bowling concerns for unbeaten NZ

New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson has called on his bowlers to be more accurate in the final overs as they look to take an unbeatable lead over Pakistan in the third One-day International in Dunedin on Saturday. New Zealand are already 2-0 in the five-match series but Williamson is not completely happy, especially with the bowling to lower-order batsmen. Pakistan ... Read More »

Top players set to arrive in Pakistan as part of World XI hockey team

The World XI team will comprise some top players during their tour of Pakistan next week with Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) officials hoping it will become a “defining moment” for the sport in the country. In a news release on Friday, the PHF told the details of the squad which will play against Pakistan on January 19 and 21 in ... Read More »

Netanyahu to start six-day India visit on Sunday

Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu will begin a six-day visit to India on Sunday and the event, announced by the Israeli embassy here on Friday, will be closely watched by Pakistan in the neighbourhood and by Iran and Saudi Arabia in the Middle East where India has gained in profile in recent months. India needs Iran to counter Pakistan in ... Read More »

US President undergoes first medical check-up

President Donald Trump arrived for his first medical check-up as president at Walter Reed military hospital on Friday, undergoing a physical examination amid suggestions in a recent book and by his detractors that he’s mentally unfit. What has been a fairly routine exam for previous presidents has taken on outsized importance in the age of Trump, given the tone of ... Read More »

Pakistan hand ODI series to NZ after batting fails miserably in 3rd game

Pakistan’s batting lineup handed the one-day international (ODI) series to New Zealand after a dismal performance in the third game of the series, played at Dunedin on Saturday. In the face of New Zealand’s 258 run target, the Pakistan side lost all its wickets at a meagre total of 74 runs scored in 28 overs. Out of all the men ... Read More »

Balochistan Assembly votes Bizenjo in as new CM

Balochistan Assembly’s former deputy speaker Abdul Quddus Bizenjo was elected the new chief minister of the province on Saturday. PML-Q’s Bizenjo was voted in as the third chief minister of Balochistan in four years in a session of the provincial assembly. He was elected after former CM Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri stepped down from his post last week. Pakhtunkhwa Milli ... Read More »

Iran refuses to ‘accept any changes’ in nuclear deal despite Trump’s threats

Iran said on Saturday it won’t accept any changes to its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers after United States (US) President Donald Trump vowed to pull out of the accord in a few months if European allies did not fix its “terrible flaws”. In a statement carried by the state-run IRNA news agency, the Foreign Ministry said Iran “will ... Read More »


CHRIS BRADBEER says that innovative learning environments might give us the opportunity to explore the untapped potential of teacher collaboration.  The idea that teachers will be working collaboratively represents an implicit but commonly under-emphasised aspect of the shift into innovative learning environments (ILEs): it’s often a feature by design. Notably many contemporary primary school spaces, whether newly built or refurbished, ... Read More »


JUDE BARBACK catches up with new Education Minister Chris Hipkins to find out how he’s finding his new role. It’s been pretty amazing,” says Chris Hipkins of his first few weeks as the new Minister of Education. It’s a job he’s been eyeing up for some time now. Nine years is a long time for an MP in opposition with ... Read More »


South Auckland first-year teacher BROOKE HANNAH describes the reality of working and living in Auckland as “mind-blowing”. My “original” plan was to complete University, find a great school to work in, visit my folks on Sundays for roast, buy a home and watch the Highlanders basically kick butt. Everything was going so well right up to the moment when basic ... Read More »