New Zealand edges rival Australia

Feb 28, 2015

New Zealand edges rival Australia

New Zealand reached the World Cup quarterfinals Saturday in a nail-biting one-wicket win over Australia in an Eden Park classic which saw it almost suffer an embarrassing collapse in pursuit of just 152. Sitting comfortably at 78-1, the Black Caps were crippled by sudden ...

Britain urges New Zealand to join anti-Islamic State coalition

Feb 3, 2015

Britain urges New Zealand to join anti-Islamic State coalition

Britain on Tuesday encouraged New Zealand to join the fight against the Islamic State group. During a visit to Wellington, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond told reporters that Britain would “very much hope” New Zealand would become an active participant in the coalition of ...

New Zealanders feud over fate of corpse ship

Nov 26, 2014

New Zealanders feud over fate of corpse ship

The S.S. Ventnor sank 112 years ago off the northern New Zealand coast, bearing unusual cargo: the exhumed bodies of 499 Chinese miners, some in wooden coffins and others in sealed zinc caskets. They had tried their luck in New Zealand’s gold rush, and ...

Murder plot charges against AC/DC drummer dropped

Nov 7, 2014

Murder plot charges against AC/DC drummer dropped

A murder-for-hire case against AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd collapsed Friday when New Zealand prosecutors found there was insufficient evidence to proceed, just 24 hours after police sensationally filed charges. In a major embarrassment for the police, authorities said a charge of “attempt to procure ...

Nov 6, 2014

New Zealand mine owner won't retrieve 29 killed

The owners of a New Zealand coal mine where the bodies of 29 workers remain entombed after a methane-fueled explosion four years ago said Thursday they won’t go back into the mine because it remains too dangerous. The announcement by state-owned company Solid Energy ...

AC/DC drummer arrested in N.Z. on murder plot: reports

Nov 6, 2014

AC/DC drummer arrested in N.Z. on murder plot: reports

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd was charged with attempting to “procure” a murder Thursday after New Zealand police raided his home, reports said. Police raided Rudd’s waterfront home at Tauranga in the North Island and charged him with a raft of offenses, Fairfax New Zealand ...

Nov 5, 2014

Britain to send troops to train Iraqi forces: report

Britain is preparing to send troops to Iraq to help train local forces to fight Islamic State militants, The Times newspaper reported Wednesday. The British Ministry of Defence declined to comment on the report but said an announcement would be forthcoming. The newspaper reported ...