New Zealand

Navy helicopter returns to Whakatane Airport
Mark Baker/AP
AP News
December 13, 2019 - 1:08 pm
As grieving families sang traditional Maori songs, New Zealand military specialists wearing protective gear landed on a small volcanic island on Friday and recovered six bodies of the 16 people who died in an eruption four days earlier. Read more here.
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Plumes of steam rise above White Island off the coast of Whakatane, New Zealand, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019.
Mark Bake/AP Photo
AP News
December 11, 2019 - 8:23 am
As a New Zealand island volcano vented more steam and mud, authorities delayed plans to recover the bodies of victims from a deadly eruption and announced Thursday that the death toll rose after two people who had been hospitalized died. Read more here.
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Tourists on a boat look at the eruption of the volcano on White Island, New Zealand, on Dec. 9, 2019.
Michael Schade via AP
AP News
December 10, 2019 - 10:50 am
Six deaths were confirmed after Monday's eruption of the White Island volcano. Five people died at the time of the blast or soon after, while a sixth person died Tuesday night at an Auckland hospital. Another eight people are believed to have died, with their bodies remaining on the ash-covered...
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This aerial photo shows White Island after its volcanic eruption in New Zealand.
George Novak/New Zealand Herald via AP
AP News
December 09, 2019 - 6:39 am
A volcano off the New Zealand coast erupted Monday with a towering blast of ash and scalding steam as dozens of tourists were exploring the moon-like surface, killing five people and leaving eight others missing and feared dead, authorities said. Read more here.
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Dr. Paul Scofield, senior curator natural history at Canterbury Museum, holds the fossil, a tibiotarsus, top, next to a similar bone of an Emperor Penguin in Christchurch, New Zealand, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019.
Mark Baker/AP Photo
August 14, 2019 - 9:13 am
By Nick Perry, Associated Press WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Scientists in New Zealand said Wednesday they've found fossilized bones from an extinct monster penguin that was about the size of an adult human and swam the oceans some 60 million years ago. They said the previously undiscovered...
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Worshippers enter the Al Noor mosque following the mass shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Mark Baker/AP, file
May 21, 2019 - 8:57 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand police on Tuesday filed a terrorism charge against the man accused of killing 51 people at two Christchurch mosques. Australian Brenton Harrison Tarrant, 28, was already facing murder and attempted murder charges from the March 15 shootings. The new charge...
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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, center left, is greeted by French President Emmanuel Macron, center right, as she arrives at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, Wednesday, May 15, 2019.
Francois Mori/AP Photo
May 15, 2019 - 9:46 am
By Sylvie Corbet and Masha MacPherson, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — Facebook toughened its livestreaming policies Wednesday as it prepared to huddle with world leaders and other tech CEOs in Paris to find ways to keep social media from being used to spread hate, organize extremist groups and...
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Poway, California synagogue shooting
Denis Poroy/AP
April 29, 2019 - 12:41 pm
POWAY, Calif. (AP) — Eight-year-old Noya Dahan had finished praying and gone to play with other children at her Southern California synagogue when gunshots rang out. Her uncle grabbed her and the other children, leading them outside to safety as her leg bled from a shrapnel wound. "I was scared,...
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A New Zealand judge has ordered that the man accused of killing 50 people at two New Zealand mosques, 28-year-old Brenton Harrison Tarrant, undergo two mental health tests to determine if he's fit to enter pleas in the case.
Mark Baker/AP Photo
April 04, 2019 - 9:46 pm
By Nick Perry CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — A New Zealand judge on Friday ordered that the man accused of killing 50 people at two Christchurch mosques undergo two mental health assessments to determine if he's fit to stand trial. High Court judge Cameron Mander made the order during a hearing...
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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern prepares to speak at the national remembrance service in Christchurch.
Mark Baker/AP via CNN
March 28, 2019 - 10:08 pm
By Caitlin Hu and Chandler Thornton, CNN (CNN) -- At a subdued national memorial service Friday for victims of New Zealand's mosque terror attacks, speakers emphasized confidence in the country and its handling of the tragedy's aftermath. Fifty people died in the mass shootings in the city of...
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