World Briefs: New NZ visa to woo tech entrepreneurs

Helicopter crashes in North Sea, killing 11

OSLO • A helicopter carrying passengers from a Norwegian oil platform crashed in the North Sea yesterday, killing at least 11 people. There were 11 passengers and two crew on board, all Norwegian except for one British and one Italian. The helicopter was on its way back from the Gullfaks B oil platform, operated by Statoil, when it crashed.




New NZ visa to woo tech entrepreneurs

WELLINGTON • New Zealand will launch a new visa to attract technology entrepreneurs as it tries to offset its struggling dairy sector, but it may struggle to beat Australia in the race to become the Silicon Valley of the South Pacific. Up to 400 Global Impact Visas will be offered in a four-year pilot scheme starting later this year, New Zealand said yesterday.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 30, 2016, with the headline 'World Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe