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Moonwalker Buzz Aldrin evacuated from South Pole

Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, has been evacuated from the South Pole due to a medical condition.

Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, has been evacuated from the South Pole due to a medical condition.

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New Zealand's islands moved two metres closer together by tremor

Seismologists are still recording hundreds of aftershocks. An estimated 2,000 have rattled the region since the initial tremor shook shortly after midnight on Sunday.

Seismologists are still recording hundreds of aftershocks. An estimated 2,000 have rattled the region since the initial tremor shook shortly after midnight on Sunday.

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Evacuations underway in New Zealand's quake hit areas

Emergency rescue teams in New Zealand have begun evacuating scores of trapped tourists and residents from Kaikoura, the town hardest hit by a huge earthquake and a series of powerful…

Emergency rescue teams in New Zealand have begun evacuating scores of trapped tourists and residents from Kaikoura, the town hardest hit by a huge earthquake and a series of powerful…

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Casualties confirmed in New Zealand earthquake

At least two people are said to have died as a strong tremor hits the South Island along with several aftershocks

At least two people are said to have died as a strong tremor hits the South Island along with several aftershocks

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Ireland celebrate historic win over world champs New Zealand

Ireland beat New Zealand for the first time in 111 years on Saturday and at the same time snapped the All Blacks’ record 18 match winning streak.

Ireland beat New Zealand for the first time in 111 years on Saturday and at the same time snapped the All Blacks’ record 18 match winning streak.

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All Blacks set record for most consecutive top tier Test victories

Rugby World champions New Zealand became the first top tier nation to win 18 consecutive matches following a 37-10 victory over arch rivals Australia.

Rugby World champions New Zealand became the first top tier nation to win 18 consecutive matches following a 37-10 victory over arch rivals Australia.

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No damage reported after 7.1 quake hits New Zealand

A powerful earthquake on the North Island of New Zealand triggered a low level tsunami warning on Friday morning.

A powerful earthquake on the North Island of New Zealand triggered a low level tsunami warning on Friday morning.

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NASA hails launch of super pressure balloon

NASA has successfully launched a super pressure balloon from New Zealand – an important step in scientific investigations of the near-space…

NASA has successfully launched a super pressure balloon from New Zealand – an important step in scientific investigations of the near-space…

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From the Panama Papers to the Kiwi Connection

Wealthy Latin Americans are using secretive, tax-free New Zealand and trusts to help channel cash around the world, according to a report based on leaks of the so-called Panama Papers.

Wealthy Latin Americans are using secretive, tax-free New Zealand and trusts to help channel cash around the world, according to a report based on leaks of the so-called Panama Papers.

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Thousands turn out across Australia and NZ to mark ANZAC Day

Tens of thousands of Australians and New Zealanders have attended dawn services to mark ANZAC Day. In the Australian capital, Canberra, about 55,000

Tens of thousands of Australians and New Zealanders have attended dawn services to mark ANZAC Day. In the Australian capital, Canberra, about 55,000

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Inky the Octopus: The Great Escape

‘Enterprising’ and ‘unusually intelligent’ are not words you would typically associate with an octopus. But Inky, the squishy escape artist, is no

‘Enterprising’ and ‘unusually intelligent’ are not words you would typically associate with an octopus. But Inky, the squishy escape artist, is no

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New Zealand smash Bangladesh to reach World Twenty20 semis

New Zealand have booked their place in the World Twenty20 semi-finals with a stunning 75-run win over Bangladesh at Eden Gardens in Kolkata Saturday

New Zealand have booked their place in the World Twenty20 semi-finals with a stunning 75-run win over Bangladesh at Eden Gardens in Kolkata Saturday

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ICC World T20: New Zealand upset hosts India

Hosts of this year’s ICC World T20, India, suffered a shock opening round defeat at the hands of New Zealand. New Zealand had never lost to India in

Hosts of this year’s ICC World T20, India, suffered a shock opening round defeat at the hands of New Zealand. New Zealand had never lost to India in

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Fascinating flag facts as New Zealanders decide to keep theirs

*What are the most special flags? Which ones have recently been changed? Which one is the oldest? And what are the most popular colours or symbols? Five things about national flags around the world*

*What are the most special flags? Which ones have recently been changed? Which one is the oldest? And what are the most popular colours or symbols? Five things about national flags around the world*

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New Zealanders vote on adopting a new flag

It's decision time for New Zealanders who've long been debating disposing of their current flag and its colonial links to Britain

It's decision time for New Zealanders who've long been debating disposing of their current flag and its colonial links to Britain

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New Zealand remembers Christchurch earthquake five years on

In New Zealand a ceremony’s been held to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the earthquake that struck Christchurch, killing 185 people and

In New Zealand a ceremony’s been held to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the earthquake that struck Christchurch, killing 185 people and

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Quake hits New Zealand city of Christchurch

A magnitude 5.8 earthquake has shaken Christchurch, in New Zealand. There have been no immediate reports of serious damage. It is almost five years

A magnitude 5.8 earthquake has shaken Christchurch, in New Zealand. There have been no immediate reports of serious damage. It is almost five years

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First celebrations as the world welcomes in 2016

They always do it in style Down Under. And this New Year’s Eve was no exception with Sydney Harbour lit up by a huge fireworks extravaganza

They always do it in style Down Under. And this New Year’s Eve was no exception with Sydney Harbour lit up by a huge fireworks extravaganza

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Fireworks light up New Zealand's New Year celebrations

New Zealand was the world’s first country to celebrate the New Year. The laser animation show was beamed from the tops of buildings onto Auckland’s

New Zealand was the world’s first country to celebrate the New Year. The laser animation show was beamed from the tops of buildings onto Auckland’s