New Zealand

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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People attend a mourning ceremony in Christchurch.
Xinhua/Sipa USA
March 27, 2019 - 7:02 pm
( RADIO.COM ) — An elderly New Zealand man took four buses to show support for the Muslim community following the terror attack in Christchurch. John Sato, a 95-year-old World War II veteran, said he felt compelled to make the journey to Auckland because news of the massacre kept him up at night. "...
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New Zealand Maori tradition dance haka
Rick Rycroft/AP
March 22, 2019 - 8:20 am
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Their voices have thundered across this heartsick city, in parks and at flower memorials and schools. Day after day, the students of Christchurch have gathered, feet smashing the ground in unison as they chant the words of their nation's indigenous people in an...
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In this image made from video taken March 19, 2019, a police officer carries a gun voluntarily surrendered by a member of the public into the Masterton police station in Masterton, New Zealand.
TVNZ via AP
March 21, 2019 - 6:50 am
By Juliet Williams and Nick Perry, Associated Press CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Thursday announced a ban of "military-style" semi-automatic firearms and high-capacity magazines like those used in the shootings at Christchurch mosques last week...
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