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New Zealand

New Zealand welfare system out of control

January 1, 1970 BJokanovic 0

David Barber Wellington (dpa) – The state welfare system in New Zealand, which pioneered cradle-to-grave care of its citizens 72 years ago, is “unsustainable, outdated and fragmented”, an official inquiry reported Monday. It said that […]

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New Zealand

Assault case against dancing Turk

January 1, 1970 BJokanovic 0

David Barber Wellington (dpa) – New Zealand police have decided to continue with an assault charge against a Turkish man despite his claim that he was dancing with his wife, not assaulting her. Prosecutor Steve […]

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World

11 injured in Hong Kong acid assault

January 1, 1970 MelW 0

Hong Kong (dpa) – A self-proclaimed gang member who injured 11 people after throwing acid in a busy market was sentenced to 13 and a half years in prison, a news report said Tuesday.    […]

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World

At least 40 dead in road accident in Nigeria

January 1, 1970 MelW 0

By Michael Logan Nairobi/Lagos (dpa) – At least 40 people have died in a flaming multi-car pile-up near the Nigerian city of Lagos, reports said Monday.    The Nigerian Tribune, quoting witnesses, said an articulated […]

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USA

Rod Blagojevich, felon

January 1, 1970 BJokanovic 0

McClatchy-Tribune News Service (MCT) Rod Blagojevich behaved Tuesday evening as if he had won a grand victory: The massed resources of federal investigators and prosecutors couldn’t convince all 12 jurors of his guilt on 23 […]

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Entertainment

Paris Hilton arrested for carrying cocaine

January 1, 1970 MelW 0

By Andy Goldberg Los Angeles (dpa) – Socialite Paris Hilton was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance after police allegedly found 0.8 grams of cocaine in her purse when they arrested her on […]

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New Zealand

John Reid: “Throw Pakistan out”

January 1, 1970 BJokanovic 0

David Barber Wellington (dpa) – Pakistan, which has players subject to investigations into illegal betting scams, should be thrown out of international cricket, according to former New Zealand captain and match referee John Reid. “I […]

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New Zealand

Huge storm hits New Zealand

January 1, 1970 MelW 0

By David Barber Wellington (dpa) – A storm lashed New Zealand Saturday, cutting power to thousands of homes and bringing down the roof of a sports stadium in the south of the country.       Police […]

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Opinion

OPINION: Chaos Theory in Education

January 1, 1970 iwishart 1

Chaos theory rules Education In physics, things left to their own devices eventually atrophy. ‘Ever-decreasing circles’ is another analogy. Without constant energy, input and correction, systems lose balance and accuracy. It’s a lesson apparently lost […]

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New Zealand

Fresh pictures of stricken Rena

January 1, 1970 iwishart 0

UPDATED: Maritime inspection reveals ship beginning to deform – breakup could be imminent Click on images (most recent at the top) to zoom in:

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USA

Obama dedicates Martin Luther King Jr memorial

January 1, 1970 MelW 0

Washington (dpa) – US President Barack Obama dedicated the Martin Luther King, Jr Memorial in Washington Sunday, in a speech linking the civil rights leader’s legacy to current issues facing Americans. Obama called on the […]

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Top Stories

Gadhafi to be buried in secret desert spot

January 1, 1970 MelW 0

MISURATA, Libya, Oct. 25 (UPI) — Ousted Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi was to be buried in an unmarked grave in a secret desert location Tuesday, a transitional government official said. The burial announcement came as […]

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USA

WW II-era bomb found in N.C. woods

January 1, 1970 MelW 0

RANLO, N.C., Oct. 24 (UPI) — Police in North Carolina say they believe there may be more bombs hidden in a rural Gaston County field and will conduct searches. A bomb pulled from the woods […]

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World

Two killed in floods in Ireland

January 1, 1970 MelW 0

DUBLIN, Ireland, Oct. 26 (UPI) — The bodies of a police officer swept away as he tried to help motorists and a woman drowned in a Dublin house were found Tuesday, authorities in Ireland said. […]