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The switch would mark the fourth code-switch in Sonny Bill Williams' career, setting him to become the highest-paid player in either of rugby's two codes.
Team secures third place at the Rugby World Cup bronze final with a comfortable victory over Wales.
England's 19-7 victory in Yokohama ended an incredible 18-match unbeaten run in World Cup games for the All Blacks, who had reigned supreme since defeating Tonga at the start of the 2011 tournament.
Thousands of climate activists take to streets of cities around the world, launching two weeks of peaceful civil disobedience, coordinated by Extinction Rebellion, to demand immediate action to cut carbon emissions and avert an ecological disaster.
Pope Francis accepted resignation of Bishop Charles Drennan of Palmerston North after investigation carried out by church body following a young woman's complaint against him, top church official says.
UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan said Saturday that Iran's nuclear agreement with world powers should have included the Arab Gulf states, and addressed its ballistic missile program and support for armed groups.
Far-right nationalism has been underestimated for decades and the threat it poses only slowly being recognised.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern had immediately banned military style, semi-automatic rifles after the shootings in March, but said further restrictions were needed to target the black market.
How white supremacist mass murders have become an organised transnational security threat.
Police were called to the scene when $2M worth of drugs washed up ashore Bethells Beach in West Auckland.
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