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Chinese birth rate falls to its lowest in 70 years

The country's birth rate in 2019 fell to its lowest since the founding of the People's Republic of China, posing a long-term challenge for the country's government, which faces an ageing population and a slowing economy.

Source: Business | 17 Jan 2020 | 10:25 pm(NZT)

'Can I have some money please?': Man discovers picture of his own driver's licence being used on Optus website

Australian telecommunications giant Optus has apologised for publishing a man's former driver's licence, including his date of birth and photo, on their website without his permission.

Source: Business | 17 Jan 2020 | 5:59 pm(NZT)

Restored 1940s aircraft offers journey back into the history of luxury air travel

From an aircraft graveyard to being fitted out in its former glory, plane spotters and history buffs can now take a wander through what luxury air travel used to look like.

Source: Business | 17 Jan 2020 | 5:20 pm(NZT)

'Canberra, come back': Any kind of fool could see Batemans Bay just can't live without tourists

Business owners in the bushfire-affected town of Batemans Bay on the NSW south coast issue a simple plea to their neighbours up the Kings Highway: "Canberra, come back."

Source: Business | 17 Jan 2020 | 2:38 pm(NZT)

Hong Kong airline apologises for making woman take 'humiliating' pregnancy test before flight

Hong Kong Express Airways apologises after forcing a passenger to take a pregnancy test before she boarded a flight to the US territory of Northern Mariana Island, which has become a popular destination for so-called 'birth tourism'.

Source: Business | 17 Jan 2020 | 2:19 pm(NZT)

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