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Typhoon survivors queue during the distribution of relief goods in typhoon-hit Tacloban, Leyte province, central Philippines Monday, Nov. 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Philippine corruption magnifies effects of typhoon

TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) — When a newspaper for Filipino workers in New Zealand told readers how to donate to the typhoon relief effort in their homeland, it mentioned agencies like the Red Cross but not […]

11/18/2013

Women members of the Kaspersky Commonwealth Antarctic Expedition, on ski trek to the South Pole, at a base camp in Patriot Hills, Antarctica. (AP Photo)

Nations fail to agree on Antarctic marine reserve

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The nations that make decisions about Antarctic fishing failed Friday for a third time to agree on a plan that would create the world’s largest marine sanctuary. The U.S. and […]

11/01/2013

A part of house wall was damaged in the small South Island town of Seddon after a magnitude-6.5 earthquake hit in the upper South Island of New Zealand, Friday, Aug. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Bejon Haswell/NZ Herald)

Quakes shake central New Zealand, damaging homes

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Strong earthquakes shook central New Zealand on Friday, damaging homes and roads and sending office workers scrambling for cover in the capital. No serious injuries were reported. A magnitude-6.5 temblor […]

08/16/2013

Facebook page of Laura Wellington. (Photo credit: Laura Wellington/Facebook)

Tale of kind act after Boston blasts goes viral

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A Massachusetts woman’s Facebook post about the kindness of an Alaska stranger in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon explosions has gone viral.

04/18/2013

Wranglers say 'Hobbit' animals died on unsafe farm

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) – Animal wranglers involved in the making of “The Hobbit” movie trilogy say the production company is responsible for the deaths of up to 27 animals, largely because they were kept […]

11/19/2012

New Zealand city renames itself 'The Middle of Middle-earth'

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) – The capital of New Zealand is billing itself as the capital of all things Hobbit. Wellington, New Zealand, will unofficially rename itself “The Middle of Middle-earth” for three weeks surrounding […]

10/08/2012

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