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.