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New Zealand

Chinese consortium gets Crafar farms nod

January 27, 2012 iwishart 0

The Government has gone with China over the local rivals led by Sir Michael Fay, in the Crafar Farms land sovereignty issue. The Fay consortium will seek a judicial review of the decision. The issue […]

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Top Stories

Costa captain points finger at bosses

January 23, 2012 MelW 0

bc-italy-cruiseship-2ndld UPI NewsTrack Giglio, Italy GIGLIO, Italy, Jan. 22 (UPI) — The captain of the Costa cruise ship that capsized in Italy told a judge he had been ordered to sail too close to shore, […]

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United Kingdom

Dad punches dog mauling daughter

January 23, 2012 MelW 0

bc-britain-ear UPI NewsTrack London, England LONDON, Jan. 22 (UPI) — A 6-year-old girl lost her ear while she was being mauled by a dog in London, officials said. The girl’s father had to punch the […]

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USA

101-year-old woman evicted from her home

January 23, 2012 MelW 0

bc-us-evicted UPI NewsTrack Detroit, MI, United States DETROIT, Jan. 22 (UPI) — A 101-year-old woman who authorities promised could move back into her Detroit home after being evicted four months ago has not yet been […]

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New Zealand

Republican race thrown wide open by Newt win

January 22, 2012 iwishart 0

By Ian Wishart The race for the Republican presidential nomination has taken on an intriguing new vibe with today’s wipeout of Mitt Romney by a resurgent Newt Gingrich. Despite his social liberalism, Gingrich managed to […]

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New Zealand

Newt win throws GOP race wide open

January 22, 2012 iwishart 0

Gingrich rides debate performances to sweeping South Carolina win By Mark Z. Barabak Los Angeles Times (MCT) CHARLESTON, S.C. – Newt Gingrich surged to victory Saturday in the South Carolina primary, riding a pair of […]

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New Zealand

Global cooling killing millions of bats

January 22, 2012 iwishart 0

Cold-loving fungus killing more bats than previously thought By Louis Sahagun Los Angeles Times Federal researchers say an infectious and lethal cold-loving fungus sweeping through parts of North America and Canada has killed millions more […]

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World

Six NATO forces die in chopper crash

January 20, 2012 MelW 0

bc-afghanistan-choppercrash UPI NewsTrack Kabul, Afghanistan KABUL, Afghanistan, Jan. 19 (UPI) — A NATO helicopter crashed in Afghanistan’s southern Helmand province, killing six soldiers, NATO said. There was no enemy activity in the area at the […]

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New Zealand

NZ Police seize guns in MegaUpload raid

January 20, 2012 iwishart 2

New Zealand Police carrying out a swoop for the FBI on Megaupload founder Kim Schmitz found sawn-off shotguns as well as loot when they executed search warrants this morning. Police, acting on a mutual assistance […]

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New Zealand

Megaupload empire crumbles, owner arrested in NZ

January 20, 2012 iwishart 0

The mysterious NZ-based millionaire behind the MegaUpload website group, Kim Schmitz, is at the centre of a massive US Justice Department organised crime investigation, and has been arrested in Auckland. Schmitz was outed as the […]

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World

29 killed in Haiti truck accident

January 18, 2012 MelW 0

bc-haiti-truckcrash UPI NewsTrack Port-au-Prince, Haiti PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Jan. 17 (UPI) — A runaway dump truck careened into a bus and then veered into pedestrians in Haiti, killing at least 29 people and injuring 56 others, […]

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New Zealand

Search for missing swimmer is called off

January 18, 2012 MelW 0

By Melissa Wishart The search has been called off after a swimmer was swept away in a rip near Wellington on Saturday. Twenty-four year old Albert Alapati and four of his companions were caught in […]

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World

Five bodies found in missing man’s car

January 16, 2012 MelW 0

bc-cambodia-bodies UPI NewsTrack Phnom Penh, Cambodia PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, Jan. 15 (UPI) — Cambodian police say they found five bodies in a sunken car, believed to be those of a Frenchmen and his four children, […]

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World

Five confirmed dead in cruise liner tragedy

January 16, 2012 MelW 0

0115eca0082 /Italy-accidents/ By 15.01.2012 17:02:14 By Nick Rigillo Rome (dpa) – The confirmed number of deaths in the sinking of a cruise liner off the coast of Italy rose to five on Sunday with the […]

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New Zealand

Bodies found in Concordia shipwreck

January 16, 2012 iwishart 0

More rescued after cruise liner disaster Al Jazeera, Doha, Qatar McClatchy-Tribune Information Services Jan. 15–Two more bodies have been found on board the Italian cruise liner that ran aground Saturday, Italian coast guard said, but […]

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New Zealand

Carnival cruise disaster has global fallout

January 15, 2012 iwishart 0

Cruise line industry winces in wake of Italian liner mishap By Douglas Hanks, Hannah Sampson and Jane Wooldridge MIAMI – Veterans of the cruise line industry can’t remember an accident more dramatic than the one […]

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USA

Good Samaritan gets hit by train in NYC

January 10, 2012 MelW 0

By Melissa Wishart Thirty-nine year old Steven Santiago is being hailed as a good Samaritan after being hit by a train while trying to get another man out of harm’s way in New York on […]

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USA

White House: Man sentenced to die not CIA

January 10, 2012 MelW 0

TEHRAN, Jan. 9 (UPI) — Iranian claims a man the Revolutionary Court sentenced to death Monday worked on behalf of the CIA are untrue, a White House spokesman said. Press secretary Jay Carney said the […]

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World

Leopard attacks four people in India

January 9, 2012 MelW 0

By Siddhartha Kumar New Delhi (dpa) – A leopard bit and clawed four people after it strayed into a city of north-eastern India, triggering panic for more than two hours before it was trapped, reports […]