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UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 4, 2020

3 men rescued from Pacific island after writing SOS in sand

Three men have been rescued from a tiny Pacific island after writing a giant SOS sign in the sand that was spotted from above, authorities say.


UPDATED: Thu., June 25, 2020

Australia, New Zealand to co-host 2023 Women’s World Cup

Australia and New Zealand will co-host the Women’s World Cup in 2023, with the following edition possibly set to take place just two years later.


UPDATED: Mon., June 8, 2020

With recovery of last case, New Zealand has eradicated virus

New Zealand appears to have completely eradicated the coronavirus – at least for now – after health officials said Monday the last known infected person had recovered.


UPDATED: Sun., May 24, 2020

New Zealand’s prime minister carries on with TV interview during earthquake

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern barely skipped a beat when an earthquake struck during a live television interview.


UPDATED: Wed., May 13, 2020

New Zealand barber snips away at midnight as nation reopens

The raggedy hairstyles and scruffy beards have been there for all to see on video calls, so barber Conrad Fitz-Gerald decided to reopen his shop at midnight Wednesday – the …


UPDATED: Thu., May 7, 2020

Fractures in many nations widen as virus lockdowns ease

Regional and political rifts are emerging in many countries over how fast to lift the lid on the coronavirus lockdowns, as worries about economic devastation collide with fears of a …


Asia Today: Vietnam schools reopen, New Zealand hits zero

Students across Vietnam started returning to their classrooms Monday that had been closed to curb the coronavirus.


Asia Today: Surf’s up, coffee’s ready as New Zealand reopens

Surfers greeted a spectacular sunrise in Christchurch, construction workers purchased their favorite espresso coffees and some lawmakers returned to Parliament in New Zealand’s capital, Wellington, on Tuesday as some aspects …


Officials: No more hospitalized Wuhan patients

Wuhan, the city at the center of China’s coronavirus outbreak, has no more hospitalized patients after the last 12 were discharged Sunday, the Hubei province health commission said.


New Zealand mosque gunman pleads guilty to murder, terrorism

One year after killing 51 worshippers at two Christchurch mosques, an Australian white supremacist accused of the slaughter has changed his plea to guilty


UPDATED: Fri., March 13, 2020

New Zealand leader says nation changed after mosque attacks

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Friday that New Zealanders have become more engaged with the Muslim community in the year since a gunman killed 51 people at two mosques.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 18, 2019

Denver, Los Angeles airport measles cases connected

U.S. health officials have confirmed that three children recently hospitalized with measles in Colorado traveled from New Zealand to Los Angeles International Airport before arriving in Denver.


New Zealand recovers 6 bodies from toxic volcanic island

As grieving families sang traditional Maori songs, New Zealand military specialists wearing protective gear landed on a small volcanic island Friday morning and recovered six bodies of the 16 people …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 12, 2019

New Zealand planning retrieval of bodies on volcanic island

A team of eight New Zealand military specialists will land on a small volcanic island early Friday to attempt to retrieve the bodies of eight victims of an eruption that …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 11, 2019

New Zealand hospitals order skin to treat volcano survivors

New Zealand medical staff are working around the clock treating severely burned survivors of a volcanic eruption that police say is believed to have killed 16 people.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 11, 2019

Rescuer describes horror of New Zealand’s silent eruption

The eruption was so silent that Lillani Hopkins didn’t hear it over the hum of the boat’s engines. She didn’t turn around until her dad whacked her.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 9, 2019

Five dead, many more missing in eruption of New Zealand volcano

A volcano off the New Zealand coast erupted Monday with a towering blast of ash and scalding steam as dozens of tourists were exploring its moon-like surface, killing five people …


Misi: The longest name on Washington State’s roster also represents one of the longest journeys in college football

If Aiolupotea-Pei’s story was adapted for a major motion picture, there’d almost be too many supporting actors to cast. If the film won an award, the defensive lineman would be …


New Zealand plans further restrictions to gun ownership

Six months after a gunman killed 51 people at two Christchurch mosques, New Zealand’s government is planning further restrictions to gun ownership


Canada advances with 2-0 victory over New Zealand

Jessie Fleming and Nichelle Prince each had second-half goals and Canada advanced to the knockout round at the Women’s World Cup with a 2-0 victory over New Zealand. Fleming took …


Netherlands bests New Zealand 1-0 on stoppage time goal

Jill Roord came off the bench and scored in stoppage time to give the Netherlands a 1-0 victory over New Zealand in the Women’s World Cup group opener for both …


UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019

U.S. abstains from global pledge to curb online violence

Livestreaming terrorist attacks. Using social media to spread deadly ideas. Manipulating banned videos to keep sharing them online. World leaders and tech bosses are meeting Wednesday in Paris to find …


UPDATED: Tue., April 23, 2019

As Sri Lanka mourns, Islamic State claims Easter bombings

A top Sri Lanka official said Tuesday the Easter bombings that killed 321 people were carried out by a Islamic fundamentalists in apparent retaliation for the New Zealand mosque massacres …


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019

Global warming is shrinking glaciers faster than thought

Earth’s glaciers are melting much faster than scientists thought. A new study shows they are losing 369 billion tons of snow and ice each year, more than half of that …


UPDATED: Wed., April 3, 2019

Australian Parliament to make platforms curb livestreaming

Australia’s Parliament passed legislation Thursday that could imprison social media executives if their platforms stream violent images such as the New Zealand mosque shootings.


John Hart: I gave up my gun after the New Zealand mosque shootings. Why are Americans mad at me for it?

A few New Zealanders have an emotional attachment to their firearms, as they might with any piece of equipment that had served them well over a lifetime. But no one …


UPDATED: Sat., March 23, 2019

AP-NORC Poll: Majority of Americans favor stricter gun laws

A majority of Americans favor stricter gun laws, and most believe places of worship and schools have become less safe over the last two decades, according to a new poll …


UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019

Islamic Center receives overwhelming support following New Zealand terrorist attack

It wasn’t just members of the Islamic religion who listened to prayer and a memorial service Friday night in Spokane, as individuals from a range of backgrounds gathered to honor …


In New Zealand, broad support for ban on assault weapons following massacre

The New Zealand government banned military-style weapons and began to rewrite its gun laws.


UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019

New Zealand bans ‘military-style’ guns after mosque attacks

The government of New Zealand announced a ban on “military-style” semi-automatic firearms and high-capacity magazines Thursday, just a week after such weapons were used in attacks on two mosques in …