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New Zealand leader names daughter Neve, leaves hospital
by Nick Perry - June 24, 2018 - 11:12am
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her partner Clarke Gayford have named their baby daughter Neve and say they want her to grow up in a world in which she can make choices about her family and career based...
Papua New Guinea quake death toll at 55 as aftershock hits
by Nick Perry - March 9, 2018 - 8:51am
A powerful earthquake that struck Papua New Guinea last week has left at least 55 people dead and authorities fear the toll could exceed 100, as survivors faced more shaking early Wednesday from the strongest aftershock...
Hundreds join pride march in India, where gay sex is illegal
by Nick Perry - November 12, 2017 - 8:43pm
Hundreds of gay rights activists and supporters, many wearing colorful costumes and holding balloons, marched through India's capital on yesterday in celebration but also defiance in a nation that continues to outlaw...
Fiji cyclone death toll reaches 29 after island 'flattened'
by Nick Perry - February 22, 2016 - 5:18pm
An island in Fiji took a direct hit from a powerful cyclone as the death toll climbed to 29, officials said Tuesday.
Death toll from Fiji cyclone hits 18 as aid sent to islands
by Nick Perry - February 21, 2016 - 8:43pm
The death toll from a ferocious cyclone which tore through Fiji over the weekend has risen to 18 as authorities on Monday began to get a grasp on the scale of the disaster and deploy aid to hard-hit outer...
Death toll from ferocious Fiji cyclone rises to 3
by Nick Perry - February 21, 2016 - 3:00am
Officials in Fiji scrambled to assess damage Sunday in the wake of a ferocious cyclone that tore through the Pacific island chain, leaving at least three dead and collapsing hundreds of homes as people...
All 13 aboard New Zealand skydiving plane survive crash
by Nick Perry - January 7, 2015 - 10:12am
All 13 people on a New Zealand skydiving plane that got into trouble Wednesday managed to don parachutes and leap out moments before the plane plunged into a lake, police said.
AC/DC drummer accused of trying to arrange deaths
by Nick Perry - November 6, 2014 - 2:08pm
The drummer for rock band AC/DC on Thursday was accused of trying to arrange two killings.
Cost of making 'Hobbit' movies up to $745 million
by Nick Perry - October 21, 2014 - 1:36pm
The movie trilogy "The Hobbit" has so far cost nearly three-quarters of a billion dollars to make as the epic continues to set new benchmarks for studio spending.
Israel rejects New Zealand's new ambassador
by Nick Perry - September 9, 2014 - 2:45am
Israel has rejected New Zealand's new ambassador because he is also an envoy to the Palestinian Authority, officials said yesterday.
New Zealand schoolboy wins right to keep hair long
by Nick Perry - June 28, 2014 - 2:08am
A judge ruled Friday that a New Zealand schoolboy need not cut his hair before returning to class and that his Catholic high school had been wrong to suspend him for having long locks.
More ships rush to probe signals in plane search
by Nick Perry - April 7, 2014 - 5:29am
Three separate but fleeting sounds from deep in the Indian Ocean offered new hope yesterday in the hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, as officials rushed to determine whether they were signals from the plane's...
Desperate hunt is on for Flight 370 'black boxes'
by Nick Perry - April 5, 2014 - 11:43am
Planes, ships and two submersible sound locators were deployed Saturday to again scour a remote patch of the Indian Ocean in the increasingly urgent hunt for the Malaysia Airlines jet that vanished four weeks a...
2 ships hunt for black boxes from missing jetliner
by Nick Perry - April 4, 2014 - 5:00pm
Two ships with sophisticated equipment for searching underwater zeroed in Friday on a remote stretch of the Indian Ocean in a desperate hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet's black boxes, whose batteries will...
Ocean garbage frustrates search for Flight 370
by Nick Perry - April 1, 2014 - 7:05am
Sometimes the object spotted in the water is a snarled fishing line. Or a buoy. Or something that might once have been the lid to an ice box. Not once — not yet at least — has it been a clue.
Satellites to binoculars used in Flight 370 search
by Nick Perry - March 22, 2014 - 12:21am
From satellites to binoculars, the hardware being used in the search for the missing plane far off western Australia ranges from the sophisticated to the simple.
Man says he ate birds, turtles in 13 months adrift
by Nick Perry - February 4, 2014 - 8:13am
It's a story that almost defies belief: A man leaves Mexico in December 2012 for a day of shark fishing and ends up surviving 13 months on fish, birds and turtles before washing ashore on the remote Marshall Islands...
Cameron to shoot 3 'Avatar' sequels in New Zealand
by Nick Perry - December 16, 2013 - 2:00pm
James Cameron will be returning to New Zealand to film three sequels to "Avatar," his enormously popular movie about the blue inhabitants of Pandora.
New Zealand's plan for faster Internet hits snag
by Nick Perry - December 7, 2013 - 1:00am
A plan by the New Zealand government to upgrade the country's notoriously slow Internet service has hit a snag after accountants confirmed the main contractor is facing financial problems.
US shutdown threatens hopes for Antarctic reserve
by Nick Perry - October 17, 2013 - 7:19am
The US government shutdown is threatening a long-awaited deal to create the world's largest marine sanctuary in Antarctica. Americans are among the most enthusiastic proponents, but they might not make it to the...
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