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PNG rocked by 5.9-magnitude quake

A 5.9-MAGNITUDE earthquake has struck off Papua New Guinea, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre says. Reuters and staff writers News Corp Australia NetworkSeptember 18, 20171:13am A MAGNITUDE 5.9 earthquake has struck off Papua New Guinea, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre says. Read the full article at: http://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/papua-new-guinea-rocked-by-59magnitude-earthquake/news-story/6072d6e095cb4d9333d05b9f32c1d978

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Two dead in learner driver tragedy

TWO bodies have been recovered from a lake in Christchurch after a woman learning to drive accelerated into the lake last night, and her husband tried to rescue her. The couple’s bodies were found in the submerged vehicle at Halswell’s Westlake Reserve. The New Zealand Herald reports a hearse arrived …

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Proximity to KFC helps sell house

Here are five Finger Lickin’ facts about your favourite fried chicken shop, KFC. Being close to KFC helped to sell a New Zealand home. The sign said the house was “Walking distance to KFC … but that’s not all”, and the unique marketing ploy paid off — the Auckland property …

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Shark disaster wreck reveals its secrets

Researchers finally locate the wreckage of the USS Indianapolis more than seven decades after it was sunk in the Pacific by a Japanese torpedo. Ashraf Fahim reports The painted hull number “35” on the wreck of the USS Indianapolis. The expedition crew of Research Vessel Petrel, which is owned by …

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Guam: Come party under our missile shield

Governor of Guam Eddie Baza Calvo urged calm on August 11 as tensions rise between the US and North Korea, saying the island was “safe and secure,” and the threat level had not changed. He urged people to “prepare for any eventualities,” however, saying the local typhoon season had just …

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Photos that should silence Trump

As the threat of “nuclear fire and fury” is discussed by the US, photos of the effort involved the last time the US deployed nuclear weapons against the Japanese have surfaced and shown the lead up to these bombings. Picture: United States National Archive. DONALD Trump has vowed to unleash …

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‘Oh f****’: Reporter doesn’t realise he’s on air

New Zealand news anchor Eric Young accidentally drops the F-bomb not realising he was still on air after his news bulletin went wrong. Courtesy: Prime News Eric Young dropped the F-bomb live on air. VETERAN news anchor Eric Young has been caught uttering an expletive on live television after a …

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‘What the hell, that’s a baby seal pup’

The tiny seal was found alone 10km away from the nearest beach. IN a bizarre yet adorable discovery a New Zealand man has found a seal pup in his paddock, which is located 10km from the nearest beach. Dee Knapp was walking through his Southland paddock checking for new lambs …

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Smashed by storms, NZ in chaos

New Zealand army steps in as storms cause chaos. Image: Otago Regional Council NEW ZEALAND has declared a state of emergency in Christchurch amid a severe storm that has already resulted in hundreds of homes evacuated across the nation, highways cut and soldiers called in to help provide emergency services. …

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Powerball winner rushed to hospital in shock

New Zealand’s $10m Lotto winner Lou Te Keeti collapses with euphoria over the win. Lou Te Keeti won the lotto then collapsed. Picture: New Zealand Herald A NEW Zealand man who scooped $10.3 million ($AU9 million) in the Powerball jackpot collapsed and was rushed to hospital after seeing all the …

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