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Myanmar tries NZ man on charge of insulting Buddha

Philip Blackwood, center, a New Zealand bar manager, is escorted by Myanmar police officers as he leaves a court following a court appearance along with Myanmar nationals Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, in Yangon, Myanmar. Blackwood and and two Myanmar men have pleaded innocent to charges they insulted religion by posting an advertisement with an image of a pink Buddha wearing headphones. AP

A New Zealand bar manager and two Myanmar men pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges they insulted religion by posting an advertisement with an image of a pink Buddha wearing headphones.

Posted: December 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Powerful 6.7 quake off New Zealand coast

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A powerful 6.7 magnitude earthquake shook the east coast of New Zealand Monday, but authorities ruled out an immediate tsunami threat.

Posted: November 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Major new fault found in New Zealand capital

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A new geological fault capable of generating a 7.1-magnitude earthquake has been found in Wellington, confirming the New Zealand capital’s status as one of the world’s most seismically active cities, scientists revealed Wednesday.

Posted: October 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

New Zealand leader wants flag vote held next year

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Fresh off a big election win, New Zealand Prime Minster John Key says he wants the nation to vote next year on changing its flag.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Diplomatic row flares between Israel, New Zealand

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key AFP FILE PHOTO

A diplomatic row has flared between Israel and New Zealand after officials from the South Pacific nation said their new ambassador was rejected by Israel because he’s also an envoy to the Palestinian Authority.

Posted: September 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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