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New Zealand Scrambles to Prevent Oil Spill

Posted October 7th, 2011 at 4:20 am (UTC-5)
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New Zealand officials say the country is facing an environmental disaster, as a stranded container ship threatens to break up and leak hundreds of tons of heavy fuel. Officials say none of the 25 crew members on board were injured when the Liberian-flagged ship hit a reef off the coast of Tauranga on New Zealand’s […]

Container Ship Stuck On New Zealand’s Reef

Posted October 5th, 2011 at 4:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A container ship is stranded on a reef off the port of Tauranga on New Zealand’s North Island. Officials say none of the 25 crew members on board were injured when the Liberian-flagged ship ran aground Wednesday. The 47,000-ton vessel is listing and has a few holes in the hull, but appears to be stable […]

Veteran US Army General Becomes New Joint Chiefs Chairman

Posted September 30th, 2011 at 3:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Retiring Navy Admiral Mike Mullen, leaving his post as chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, has said he believes Pakistan is critical to a solution in the region. Mullen spoke at a ceremony outside Washington where his successor, U.S. Army General Martin Dempsey, was sworn in as the nation’s top military officer. The […]

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Veteran US Army General Becomes New Joint Chiefs Chairman

Posted September 30th, 2011 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Retiring Navy Admiral Mike Mullen, leaving his post as chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, has said he believes there is no solution to the conflict in Afghanistan without Pakistan. Mullen spoke at a ceremony outside Washington where his successor, U.S. Army General Martin Dempsey, was sworn in as the nation’s top military […]

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Veteran US Army General Becomes New Joint Chiefs Chairman

Posted September 30th, 2011 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Army General Martin Dempsey has been sworn in as the nation’s top uniformed officer. At the event outside Washington, President Barack Obama described General Dempsey as one of the military’s most battle-tested officers. The 37-year veteran replaces retiring Navy Admiral Mike Mullen as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Dempsey’s career includes two […]

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Man Who Benefited From Bank Error Arrested in Hong Kong

Posted September 30th, 2011 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Hong Kong police have arrested a New Zealand man who fled the country after a bank mistakenly put millions of dollars into his account two years ago. Police say Hui Gao was stopped as he tried to cross into Hong Kong from China. He appeared in a Hong Kong court Friday and was ordered held […]

Veteran US Army General to Become New Joint Chiefs Chairman

Posted September 30th, 2011 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Army General Martin Dempsey will be sworn as the new chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Friday. President Barack Obama will be in attendance when the 37-year veteran becomes the nation’s top uniformed officer, replacing retiring Navy Admiral Mike Mullen. Mr. Obama nominated Dempsey to succeed Mullen in May, only a month after […]

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New Zealand Credit Rating Downgraded

Posted September 30th, 2011 at 4:50 am (UTC-5)
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Two of the world’s three major credit rating agencies downgraded New Zealand’s credit rating Friday amid concerns about high debt burdens. Fitch and Standard and Poor’s both downgraded New Zealand from an AA-Plus to AA. The downgrade caused the New Zealand dollar to slide 1.5 percent. New Zealand Finance Minister Bill English defended the country’s […]

Boeing Delivers Long-Delayed New Plane

Posted September 26th, 2011 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Boeing is delivering the first of its new fuel-efficient 787 airliners to a customer after a three-year delay. Celebrations are being held Monday at the Boeing factory in the Northwestern U.S. state of Washington, and the plane takes off Tuesday for its new home in Japan and service for All Nippon Airlines. Boeing says the […]

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Scientists Lose Track of Wayward Penguin, Fate Uncertain

Posted September 12th, 2011 at 6:00 am (UTC-5)
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Scientists say they have lost track of Happy Feet, the wayward emperor penguin who won hearts around the world after washing up on a beach in New Zealand. A satellite tracking company said Monday it has received no signals since Friday from a tracking device that was glued to the bird’s back before it was […]

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