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New Zealand Marks Anniversary of Devastating Earthquake

Posted February 22nd, 2012 at 3:35 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of New Zealanders took part in an emotional ceremony Wednesday to mark the one-year anniversary of a powerful earthquake that left 185 people dead in downtown Christchurch. The names of the victims were read in the city’s North Hagley Park before tearful mourners observed two minutes of silence at the exact moment when the […]

Happy Feet Leaves New Zealand For Home

Posted September 4th, 2011 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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The emperor penguin affectionately known as “Happy Feet”, has been released into the Southern Ocean some 700 kilometers south of New Zealand to begin the long swim home to Antarctica. The penguin’s 2,000 kilometer trip began Sunday as he slid down a specially designed ramp from a research ship. He has been fitted with a […]

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