A young adult novel about a dramatic journey that transforms an East Coast boy has taken out this year’s New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards tonight. Ted Dawe’s
The last time Jayson Norris was back home he met Tiki Taane for the first time at Wellington’s Homegrown festival. When he returns next month, he and Jess Harlen, another high-flying Kiwi abroad, will be sharing the stage with Taane on a nationwide acoustic tour, which kicks off in Tauranga on April 11
In 2005, Penguin paid $100,000 for the English-language rights to Jiang Rong’s Wolf Totem, a coming-of-age tale set in Inner Mongolia.
US Airways Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger and First Officer Jeffrey Skiles were reunited in the cockpit Thursday for the first time since Sullenberger safely landed a disabled passenger plane in the Hudson River in January.
If last year’s Olympics were China’s flashy coming-out party, the massive military parade commemorating 60 years of communist rule on Oct. 1 marks a more serious side to the People’s Republic’s rise
Dinara Safina will go to the top of the world rankings in place of Serena Williams after the American’s shock defeat at a tournament in Spain, the WTA announced on its official Web site www.sonyericssonwtatour.com. Williams went down 6-4 3-6 6-1 to Klara Zakopalova at the Andalucia Open in Marbella which means the Russian will go to world number one in the ranking lists released on April 20. Safina is only the second Russian woman, after Maria Sharapova, to claim the top spot and it will match the achievement of her brother Marat who was the top men’s player in the world in 2000
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pledged Thursday to work closely with Afghanistan and Pakistan as a team to root out extremism within their borders. Clinton met this week with Pakistani Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Afghan Foreign Minister Rangin D
Kyrgyzstan parliament has voted to close a base the U.S. military uses as a route for troops and supplies heading into Afghanistan, a government spokesman said Thursday
Having just upped the ante in Afghanistan by 17,000 troops, the United States will look for greater commitments from its NATO partners this week, but isn’t expecting much of a response. “I think the likelihood of getting the allies to commit significant numbers of additional troops is not very great,’ U.S.