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New Zealand floods: essentials run out for tourists stranded in Franz Josef | World news

Nearly a thousand tourists stranded by flooding in a tiny New Zealand alpine town woke on Monday to clear, sunny weather, but little other good news: there was still no way in or out by road. “It’s the first time we’ve seen the sky in about six or seven days, so that’s nice,” said Khira …

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‘Bless this referendum’: Bougainville votes and prays for independence | World news

In the coastal town of Buka a solemn procession of people makes its way from the Catholic church to Bel Isi park, where worshippers kneel before a makeshift cross. There is one subject that dominates the prayers in Bougainville today. “We are gathered here this morning in Bel Isi Park to ask you to bless …

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