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Abdul Salam Hanafi, a deputy prime minister in the Taliban's interim government, left, speaks with acting Foreign Minister of Afghanistan, Taliban official Amir Khan Muttaqi during talks involving Afghan representatives in Moscow, Russia

Russia hosts multinational talks on Afghanistan

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Russia hosts multinational talks on Afghanistan with senior representatives of the Taliban. Also, a bomb blast on a bus full of Syrian troops has killed 14 people in Damascus. And, Brazil’s Senate is calling for criminal charges against President Jair Bolsonaro.

New Zealand singer and songwriter Lorde attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the "In America: A Lexicon of Fashion" exhibition on Sept. 13, 2021, in New York City.

It’s ‘huge for our language’: Lorde’s new Māori-language EP strikes a chord with NZ’s Indigenous community

Police officers carry heavy, black guns.

A year after George Floyd’s murder, New Zealand reckons with its own police reform

A photo taken overhead shows dozens of Muslims praying in a mosque

‘It feels like it happened right here,’ says one American Muslim


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Two Arachnocampa luminosa larvae

How glow worms get their glow on


Researchers in New Zealand are learning more about what makes the little maggots light up.

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Watch one of the world’s rarest sea lions make a comeback on New Zealand’s mainland


The New Zealand sea lion was hunted to extinction on the mainland centuries ago. Now, it’s back — and Science Friday checked in on how the newest generation is doing.

Marlon Williams

Marlon Williams shows that Americana doesn’t belong just to America


So, who does it belong to? “Everyone and no one, really,” says the 25-year-old crooner from New Zealand.

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New Zealand Fights Bio-Invaders


The isolated island country of New Zealand is fighting an invasion of unwanted species that’s destroying crops and native animals.

Early Signs: New Zealand’s Climate Refugees

Many people from the small Pacific island nation of Tuvalu are resettling in New Zealand because they fear scientists’ predictions that a rising ocean could swallow their low-lying country.