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North Korea announces war

March 30, 2013 MelW 0

By Dirk Godder   Seoul (dpa) – North Korea announced Saturday that it was in a state of war with South Korea, in its ongoing angry rhetoric against South Korea and the United States.  In […]

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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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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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New charges filed in Rena oil spill

November 2, 2011 MelW 0

TAURANGA, New Zealand, Nov. 1 (UPI) — New charges were brought against the captain and navigational officer of a wrecked ship that spilled oil along the coast of New Zealand, officials said Tuesday. The Rena’s […]

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Gadhafi to be buried in secret desert spot

October 25, 2011 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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Water supplies low following earthquake

September 4, 2010 MelW 0

A state of emergency has been declared in Christchurch and the Selwyn district due to the earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale that shook Canterbury and 4.35am this Saturday. The earthquake struck about 30km […]

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Two seriously injured in Christchurch earthquake

September 4, 2010 MelW 0

Two men in their 50s have been seriously injured following the 7.1 magnitude earthquake that rocked Christchurch in the early hours of this morning. Damage can be seen throughout the city where buildings have collapsed […]

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World Headlines

November 28, 2009 iwishart 0

White House crashers met president WASHINGTON, Nov. 27 (UPI) — Michaele and Tareq Salahi, the couple who crashed U.S. President Obama’s first state dinner, got to meet the president, the White House said Friday. The […]