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Kim Dotcom

MegaUpload Owner Kim Dotcom Loses Appeal on Extradition to US

Kim Dotcom, the owner of the file-sharing website MegaUpload, can now be extradited to the U.S. from New Zealand to face criminal copyright charges, a New Zealand appeals court has ruled. He plans to appeal to the New Zealand Supreme Court.

Australia sends asylum-seekers who try to enter the country by boat to processing facilities on Nauru and on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island, but conditions in the camps have been widely criticised

Australia: ‘Very Few Prospects’ for Refugees Living in Island Camps

Australian Minister for Home Affairs Peter Dutton sees an uncertain future for many of the 1,305 refugees currently warehoused in Papua New Guinea and the island of Nauru. “We continue to talk to third countries, but let me tell you, there are very few prospects, if any, on the horizon,” he said on Monday.


Man Becomes ‘Japanese Monkey Spirit’ in Board Game Thanks to Wikipedia Hoax

Kickstarter-funded tabletop game Rising Sun by CMON Limited included a supposed monkey spirit from Japanese folklore named “Kotahi” as a backer-exclusive “stretch goal” piece. A year later, as the game began arriving to backers, it was learned that the “Kotahi” was actually a Wikipedia hoax named after a New Zealand teen.

Kim Dotcom

Kim Dotcom Wins Settlement from New Zealand Police for 2012 Raid

Kim Dotcom, the founder of the now defunct file-sharing site Megaupload, has won an undisclosed settlement from the New Zealand police over their dawn raid on his house in 2012 which saw him arrested as part of an FBI investigation into his websites.

pro-life club

New Zealand University Students Ban Pro-Life Club

In a stunning blow to diversity and free speech, Auckland University students have voted to abolish the campus pro-life club, with opposition calling it an “embarrassment” for the university.

Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson Jokes About New Zealand Maori Greeting

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson joked on his visit to New Zealand on Monday that a traditional Maori greeting could be misinterpreted as a head butt elsewhere.