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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 »

Gunman in New Zealand kills 2, flees on bicycle

In this undated photo provided by New Zealand Police, John Henry Tully, 48, poses for a photo. A manhunt for Tully is underway Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, after police said a gunman killed two people and injured a third at an unemployment office before escaping on a bicycle in Ashburton, New Zealand.  AP Photo/New Zealand Police

A New Zealand town was on high alert Monday as police hunted for a gunman they say killed two people and injured a third at an unemployment office before fleeing on a bicycle.

Posted: September 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

New Zealand lawmaker under fire over Asian race ‘joke’

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A high-profile New Zealand lawmaker was accused of racism Monday after making what he called a “joke” at the expense of Asians as he railed against Chinese investment in the country’s farming sector.

Posted: August 11th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Anybody home? Pacific island of Niue hit by exodus

In this Wednesday, June 4, 2014 photo, people enter the headquarters for Niue's government, the island's biggest employer, in Alofi, Niue. Severe population decline on the tiny Pacific atoll is threatening a culture that dates back more than 1,000 years. AP

It was a school once, but there are no children here anymore. The lonely building on this remote Pacific island now contains only a punching bag that someone has strung from the classroom rafters, and a note scrawled on the chalkboard in Niuean: “Keep this place clean,” it says, “so it stays beautiful.”

Posted: July 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Malaysia says will extradite suspect if necessary

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Malaysia said today a junior military official at its diplomatic mission in New Zealand returned home in disgrace using diplomatic immunity last month after being charged with sexual assault.

Posted: July 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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