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‘Missing’ yachtie to face court

Alan Langdon, 49 and his six-year-old daughter Que. A NEW Zealand father charged with illegally taking his daughter to Australia on a catamaran won’t be formally extradited back home. Alan Langdon, 49, was charged by New Zealand authorities on Sunday after leaving the country with his six-year-old daughter Que in …

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‘Don’t get kidnapped’ Duterte warns

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte signed several deals Thursday during their second meeting in three months. Photo: Getty Images Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says the death of hostages is acceptable ‘collateral damage’ after ording the bombing of militants involved in a wave of hijackings. Picture: …

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‘We found him, we got him’

Alan Langdon and his daughter Que are alive and well in NSW. A YACHTSMAN who went missing from New Zealand with his six-year-old daughter in December has told how the pair saw “plenty of whales” while international searches for the pair were underway. Alan Langdon, 46, and his daughter Que …

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‘I’m convinced they’re alive’

Alan Langdon and daughter Que could already be in Australian waters. AN AUSTRALIAN child recovery expert believes a father may have fled across the Tasman with his daughter, after police abandoned their search for the pair who seemingly vanished. Alan Langdon, 49, and six-year-old daughter Que left Kawhia Harbour, on …

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Fji hit by 7.2 magnitude earthquake

The location of the earthquake that struck off the coast of Fiji. Picture: Google AN earthquake with a magnitude of 7.2 has struck 284 kilometres off the coast of Fiji at 9.52pm local time on Tuesday (7.52am AEST), the US Geological Survey said. A warning for “hazardous tsunami waves” has …

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MP: Asylum seekers ‘deserved bashing’

Two Iranian refugees on Manus Island were reportedly bashed by a group of PNG police and immigration officials on New Year’s Eve. Picture: AAP Image/Supplied A MANUS Island MP has reportedly said that two Iranian asylum seekers allegedly bashed by police and PNG immigration officials on New Year’s Eve “deserved …

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Aussie man takes off with daughter in NZ

Police hold fears for Alan Langdon, 46, and his six-year-old daughter, Que. Picture: Facebook AN extensive search is underway in New Zealand for an Australian man who left the country in a catamaran with his six-year-old daughter while reportedly in the middle of a custody dispute with the girl’s mother. …

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Xmas Eve bus trip turns deadly

A bus, not the one pictured, has crashed in New Zealand killing at least one person. Picture: Supplied AT LEAST one person is dead and dozens injured when a bus carrying 46 people rolled down a bank in New Zealand on Christmas Eve. The bus was 30 kilometres from the …

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Controversial aircraft in new crash

THE crash of an advanced US Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey tilt-rotor off the coast of Okinawa this morning has seen renewed calls for the controversial aircraft to be grounded. Japan’s Defence Minister Tomomi Inada has called on the United States to ground all its Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft after one of …

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New Zealand’s next Prime Minister

The New Zealand government confirmed Bill English and Paula Bennett as the country?s prime minister and deputy leader respectively on December 12. Following the shock resignation of John Key on December 5, the New Zealand National Party held a swift caucus over a week with English being confirmed as the …

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