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Powerful Earthquake Strikes Wellington, New Zealand

Powerful Earthquake Strikes Wellington, New Zealand

Zoonar/Thinkstock(WELLINGTON, New Zealand) — New Zealand’s capital Wellington was struck by a 6.5 magnitude earthquake Sunday.
Nobody was reported as having been killed or seriously injured during the earthquake, which lasted a full minute, but …

‘Human Chain’ Saves New Zealand Boy from Drowning

‘Human Chain’ Saves New Zealand Boy from Drowning

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NAPIER, New Zealand) — A 12-year-old New Zealand boy who was swept out to sea by rough waters was rescued by beachgoers after they formed a human chain to pull the boy back to the shore.Josh McQuiod had been playing with a frien…

Witnesses Describe Rare, Deadly New Zealand Shark Attack

Witnesses Describe Rare, Deadly New Zealand Shark Attack

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(AUCKLAND, New Zealand) — A New Zealand fisherman was one of many witnesses to a rare, deadly shark attack Wednesday on a man swimming 200 yards offshore, west of Auckland.“He just shouted out ‘shark,’ and the n…

World’s Rarest Whale Found on New Zealand Beach

World’s Rarest Whale Found on New Zealand Beach

iStockphoto/Thinkstock (file photo)(NEW YORK) — It is safe to call spade-toothed beaked whales the world’s rarest whale species — so rare that when a mother and calf became stranded and died on a New Zealand beach in 2010, scientists did not be…

New Zealand Skydiver Survives Plunge

New Zealand Skydiver Survives Plunge

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A skydiver survived plunging to the ground Thursday afternoon after his parachute failed to open at the Motueka Airport on the South Island of New Zealand.Detective John Nicholls of the Motueka Police said in a state…

New Zealand Officials: Pole-Dancing Prostitutes Wrecking Road Signs

New Zealand Officials: Pole-Dancing Prostitutes Wrecking Road Signs

Antenna Audio, Inc./Getty Images(AUCKLAND, New Zealand) — Officials in Auckland, New Zealand, are crying foul at the city’s prostitutes who, it’s claimed, are bending road signs out of shape by advertising their wares with al fresco pole-dancing demos…

6.2-Magnitude Quake Shakes New Zealand’s North Island

6.2-Magnitude Quake Shakes New Zealand’s North Island

Antenna Audio, Inc./Getty Images(WELLINGTON, New Zealand) — A 6.2-magnitude earthquake rattled the western coast of New Zealand’s North Island on Tuesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.The agency said the tremor struck 35 miles south southwe…

3 Boston University Students Killed In New Zealand Crash

3 Boston University Students Killed In New Zealand Crash

(NEW YORK) — Three Boston University students who were studying in New Zealand were killed Saturday when their minivan crashed near the vacation town of Taupo on the country’s North Island.Police said two identical minivans carrying students wer…

11 Dead in Hot Air Balloon Crash in New Zealand

11 Dead in Hot Air Balloon Crash in New Zealand

File photo. (Marty Melville/Getty Images)(CARTERTON, New Zealand) — All eleven people onboard a hot air balloon were reportedly killed when it crashed outside a fairground near Carterton, New Zealand, early Saturday morning, local time.A witness said …

Time Travel: Samoa and Tokelau to Move a Day Ahead

Time Travel: Samoa and Tokelau to Move a Day Ahead

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(APIA, Samoa) — Samoa and Tokelau have decided to take the day off, but not in the traditional sense. The tiny Pacific nations will be moving to the other side of the international dateline at midnight Thursday night, jumping 24 …

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