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People missing after US propane explosions

July 30, 2013 MelW 1

(UPI)  Major explosions at a US propane plant caused multiple deaths and injuries and forced residents more than a mile away to evacuate, officials said. At least 15 people were unaccounted for  following the series […]

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People still trapped in wreckage of train

July 25, 2013 MelW 0

Lives still hang in the balance as rescuers desperately try to pull people from the wreckage of a train after it derailed outside the northern Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela, killing at least 77 […]

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6.5 earthquake hits central New Zealand

July 21, 2013 MelW 0

Another severe earthquake has shaken the country, this time at magnitude 6.5. The quake hit at 5.09pm and centered 20km east of seddon, at a depth of 17km. It follows a 5.8 quake that shook […]

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Earthquakes shake the capital

July 19, 2013 MelW 0

Two earthquakes have rattled Central New Zealand today. The first, magnitude 5.7, struck at 9.06am 30km east of Seddon. It was 16km deep. GNS classified it as severe, and it was felt as far away […]

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Fight to continue for Antarctic marine reserve

July 17, 2013 MelW 0

By John Macdonald Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully Wednesday expressed “deep disappointment” over the failure to secure an international marine reserve in the Ross sea, but vowed to keep pushing the case. Talks on proposals […]

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New Zealand government buys CTV building

July 17, 2013 MelW 0

By John Macdonald The New Zealand government has bought the site of a building that collapsed, killing 115 people during the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake, it was revealed today. The purchase of the Canterbury Television […]

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Irish government passes exception to abortion ban

July 13, 2013 MelW 0

UPI Ireland’s Parliament has overwhelmingly passed amended legislation allowing abortion if the mother’s life is at risk. It passed Friday by a 127-31 vote. A provision to allow abortion if a pregnant woman is acutely […]

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Snowden predicted his demonisation, indictment

July 9, 2013 MelW 0

(UPI) U.S. surveillance leaker Edward Snowden a month ago predicted Washington would demonise him and charge him with espionage, a newly released interview indicated. Separately, Snowden was honoured by a group of former U.S. national […]

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