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February 7, 2017 12:11 AM Kiwis uniting for a safer internet

The world is more connected than it's ever been. But while this interconnectivity creates plenty of opportunities, it also presents a number challenges. Today marks Safer Internet Day 2017 – an international campaign aimed at promoting safe, responsible and positive use of technology, especially amongst children and young people. Coordinated in New Zealand 40

February 6, 2017 5:15 PM Patriots' comeback win in Super Bowl LI caps off an epic year of pro sports championships

After the first overtime in Super Bowl history on Sunday night, the championship rounds in North America’s four major sports were never better than in the 2016 athletic year. There were historic seven-game series in the NBA Finals and World Series, a taut six-game Stanley Cup Final and, finally, a rip-roaring Super Bowl. No year, not 1955—the only year with three 65

February 6, 2017 4:01 PM Super Bowl LI's biggest talking points, as selected by Neil Reynolds

The GOAT Tom Brady, James White and the Atlanta Falcons' game-plan all feature Neil Reynolds picks his favourite moments from Super Bowl LI, including Tom Brady's finest hour for New England Patriots as James White shines bright. Wow! What a game! After a relatively tepid play-off series in the NFL this January, Tom Brady and his New England Patriots 22

February 6, 2017 2:11 PM Joost van der Westhuizen 1971-2017: A hero twice over in one extraordinary life

On the wall of Joost van der Westhuizen's house in Johannesburg, next to Springboks jerseys from the three World Cups he played in, is a small picture with the following message. In the green of South Africa, he was the heartbeat of their 1995 Rugby World Cup-winning side and continued at scrum-half in both the 1999 and 2003 tournaments. The signs of motor 40

February 6, 2017 1:53 PM OBITUARY: Courageous Joost van der Westhuizen changed rugby

The lingering image of Joost van der Westhuizen is of him throwing himself at the feet of a rampaging Jonah Lomu in the 1995 World Cup final at Ellis Park to fell the behemoth at a time when others hadn’t. He faced up to the physical threat Lomu posed with courage and single-mindedness. It was the same way he approached life after he was diagnosed with motor 36

February 6, 2017 9:58 AM Myanmar commanders should be punished for rape of Rohingya: HRW

Human Rights Watch on Monday called for Myanmar to punish army and police commanders if they allowed troops to rape and sexually assault women and girls of the Rohingya Muslim minority. The New York-based campaign group said it had documented rape, gang rape and other sexual violence against girls as young as 13 in interviews with some of the 69,000 Rohingya 28

February 6, 2017 9:49 AM Madhya Pradesh goes to the Academy Awards

Based on the autobiographical journey of an Indian Born Australian entrepreneur, Saroo Brierly, Hollywood film Lion has been nominated in six categories at the 89th Academy Awards. Based on the autobiographical journey of an Indian Born Australian entrepreneur, Saroo Brierly, Hollywood film Lion has been nominated in six categories at the 89th Academy 12

February 6, 2017 6:00 AM The male warriors fighting to end FGM

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), the practise that involves cutting off a girl’s clitoris, and sewing up her vulva, is a difficult subject to discuss openly in many parts of the world. And yet encouragingly, it is young men in some of the most vulnerable communities who are leading the fight to end this barbaric practise. Globally at least 200 million 10

February 5, 2017 10:55 PM AFCON 2017: Cameroon Beat Egypt to Lift African Title

Libreville: Cameroon ended their 15-year wait for a Nations Cup title when they came from behind to beat Egypt 2-1 on Sunday, a success that vindicated coach Hugo Broos' decision to overhaul the Central African nation's squad. The Belgian has endured a testing relationship with local media since being appointed in February last year, receiving criticism 17

February 5, 2017 10:30 PM Wales head coach Rob Howley backs Sam Davies to make step up to starting role

WALES head coach Rob Howley believes Sam Davies is ready to start the Six Nations battle with England after he impressed in the comfortable victory over Italy. Howley had watched his team struggle in the first half at the Stadio Olimpico, but Davies’s introduction at the break for the injured Dan Biggar saw the game turn on its head. The young Ospreys 18