New Zealand


New super-Earth planet discovered

Astronomers in New Zealand have discovered a new "one in a million" super-Earth planet.

According to a report by India-based technology news website TechExplorist, scientists at the University of Canterbury have discovered the planet by using a microlensing technique.

The details of the study were published in The Astronomical Journal.

Brussels warns: Coronavirus Pandemic Threatens the Future of the Eurozone

There are 3.75 million confirmed cases of coronavirus worldwide

According to Johns Hopkins University data, the number of confirmed cases stood at 3,755,341 on Thursday, with at least 263,831 lives lost in the coronavirus pandemic so far.

New Zealand will consider easing restrictions to 'level 2'

Turkey evacuates expats from 107 countries

Turkey has repatriated its nationals from 107 countries so far amid the coronavirus pandemic.

"The number of countries in which we have evacuated our citizens has reached 107. This number is increasing day after day," Deputy Foreign Minister Yavuz Selim Kıran said on May 6 in a live broadcast on the Instagram account of
the Ankara-based Turkish Writers' Union.

Waititi to direct new 'Star Wars' film

New Zealand filmmaker Taika Waititi will write and direct a new "Star Wars" film, Disney announced on May 4.    

Waititi has shot from indie acclaim to mainstream Hollywood success in recent years, overseeing Marvel superhero smash hit "Thor: Ragnarok" in 2017 before winning a screenplay Oscar for Nazi satire "Jojo Rabbit" in February.    

STS implements advanced mobile location tech for 112 emergency line

The Special Telecommunications Service (STS) has implemented an advanced mobile location (AML) technology solution that allows geographic tracking of calls made to the 112 emergency line, exclusively during the emergency call. "The solution was implemented by the Special Telecommunications Service (STS) jointly with mobile communications operators and in partnership with Google and Apple.