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New Zealand

Fears of global spread of Ebola virus as death toll hits 729
Scientists in Australia and New Zealand warn that the vaccine for the deadly outbreak of Ebola won’t come soon enough to stop the current spreading of the virus. Sierra Leone has announced a state of emergency to deal with the threat.

31.07.2014 13:25

41 Homer Simpson tattoos: New Zealander sets world record
Just how many Homer Simpson tattoos should a devoted fan have? Lee Weir has covered himself in 41 and this is a world record. When you forbid your kid watch their favorite cartoon, just remember Weir and his parent’s ban.

21.07.2014 19:37

Thousands attend pro-Palestine rally in New Zealand (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Several thousand people are estimated to have marched through central Auckland to protest the Israeli ground invasion of Gaza, which, along with previous airstrikes, have resulted in over 300 deaths in under two weeks’ time.

19.07.2014 07:53

Kim Dotcom US extradition hearing delayed until 2015
The Megaupload founder has been told that his extradition hearing has been delayed again – he will now have to wait until at least February 2015 to find out his fate.

07.07.2014 19:11

Judge foils US investigators' attempt to seize Kim Dotcom's decryption keys
Investigators in the United States won’t be handed over the decryption keys necessary to access digital data seized from the home of internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom in early 2012, a New Zealand judge ruled this week.

03.07.2014 16:42

N. Zealand 'reintegrated' into Five Eyes global spy network after 2-decade absence
New Zealand was welcomed back to the Five Eyes network after a two-decade absence in 2009, it has been revealed. The spy organization has been criticized for intercepting massive amounts of data about ordinary people and keeping tabs on governments.

21.06.2014 04:35

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Crashed Google balloon mistaken for aircraft
Panic gripped New Zealand’s emergency services as a helicopter, police cars, ambulance crew and lifeboat were sent to rescue what was reported to be a crashed plane, local media said. Luckily, they discovered only a non-operating Google Wi-Fi balloon.

20.06.2014 19:26

New Zealand govt accused of opening world's rarest dolphin's habitat to oil & gas drilling
The New Zealand government is insisting that the endangered Maui dolphin is not at risk after it signed off 3,000 square kilometers of a marine mammal sanctuary off the North Island’s west coast for oil and gas drilling.

18.06.2014 18:17

Number of disabled surging in NZ – survey
A quarter of New Zealand is suffering disabilities on account of the country’s aging population.

17.06.2014 11:16

Australia, Canada seek center-right alliance to thwart climate change initiatives
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott met with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Monday for talks to form a center-right alliance to thwart carbon pricing and other global attempts to mitigate the effects of climate change.

10.06.2014 02:51

​Megastudios seek freeze of Dotcom’s assets as he offers $5mln bounty
Music and movie giants seeking damages from Kim Dotcom want his assets frozen, as the entrepreneur is facing extradition to the US over copyright infringement. In response, the founder of the Megaupload website is offering a bounty to whistleblowers.

09.06.2014 05:44

Kim Dotcom’s party forms alliance with leftist indigenous party
The New Zealand’s Internet Party founded by Internet tycoon Kim Dotcom has formed an alliance with the small left-wing indigenous Mana Party in efforts to win a parliament seat in the September general election.

27.05.2014 03:08

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