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  • Man who set himself on fire outside parliament dies

    21 September 2017 6:34 PM

    The man who set himself alight on parliament grounds has died in hospital. The man suffered critical burns after setting himself on fire in what appeared to be a protest on Thursday afternoon.Police confirmed he died in Wellington Hospital overnight. No further details were available and they were continuing to investigate. On Thursday, Senior Sergeant

  • Mexico's president visits quake-injured; signs of life in collapsed school transfix the country

    21 September 2017 6:23 PM

    Scenes of desolation and rejoicing unspooled Thursday at the sites of buildings crumbled by Mexico’s deadly earthquake, which killed at least 252 people and galvanized heroic efforts to reach those trapped, including a child or children thought to still be alive in the ruins of a school. Battling grinding fatigue and mountains of rubble, rescuers in three

  • Trump orders new sanctions to tighten screws on North Korea nuclear program

    21 September 2017 5:15 PM

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump ordered new sanctions on Thursday that open the door wider to blacklisting people and entities doing business with North Korea, including its shipping and trade networks, further tightening the screws on Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile program. Trump stopped short of going after North Korea’s biggest trading

  • Mexico anxiously awaits the fate of a 12-year-old schoolgirl after deadly earthquake

    21 September 2017 4:02 PM

    MEXICO CITY — A sprawling earthquake recovery effort spanning several states turned intensely personal Thursday as Mexicans were riveted by an effort to save a 12-year-old girl who was pinned in the rubble of her elementary school. The drama played out live late Wednesday and early Thursday on the major news channels here, with television cameras tracking

  • Mexico races to save 12-year-old girl as quake toll hits 237

    21 September 2017 12:44 PM

    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Rescuers labored against the odds as dawn broke on Thursday to save a 12-year-old schoolgirl and other possible survivors trapped beneath crumpled buildings in central Mexico following the country’s deadliest earthquake in 32 years. More than 50 survivors have been plucked from several disaster sites in Mexico City since Tuesday

  • Hurricane Maria: Puerto Rico may be months without power

    21 September 2017 12:11 PM

    Hurricane Maria has knocked out power across the island of Puerto Rico, home to 3.5m people, officials have said. Flash flood warnings cover the entire island, which continues to be lashed by heavy rain in the storm's wake. Meanwhile more pictures are emerging of widespread destruction on the small island of Dominica, hit on Monday. Maria, now a category

  • Tony Abbott 'headbutted' by same-sex marriage campaigner in Hobart

    21 September 2017 10:03 AM

    Former prime minister Tony Abbott says he was headbutted by a same-sex marriage campaigner on a Hobart street. Mr Abbott said he was walking back to his hotel when he was confronted by a man. "A fellow sung out at me, 'Hey Tony'. I turned around and there was a chap wearing a vote 'yes' badge," the former leader told 2GB. "He says, 'I want to shake your hand.' I went over to shake

  • It's Not Even Summer And Experts Are Worried About Australia's Heatwaves

    21 September 2017 3:02 AM

    Heatwaves in Australia are getting hotter, longer, more frequent - and have led to increased ambulance calls, emergency visits, illnesses, and deaths. Researchers from Doctors for the Environment Australia are saying doctors need to educate at-risk patients, hospitals must be better prepared, and that Australia needs to develop a national heatwave plan. Fears

  • Magnitude 6.4 quake strikes Vanuatu in Pacific

    21 September 2017 1:59 AM

    (Reuters) - A strong earthquake of magnitude 6.4 struck Vanuatu’s Erromango island in the Pacific Ocean on Thursday, but caused no damage, the U.S. Geological Survey and local authorities said. The USGS said the quake struck the center of the island, Vanuatu’s fourth largest, at 7:09 a.m. (2009 GMT on Wednesday) and was fairly deep at 124.4 miles (200 km), which

  • Vanuatu earthquake: 6.4 magnitude quake hits Pacific island

    20 September 2017 9:01 PM 1

    A LARGE earthquake has hit Vanuatu, a small Pacific island nation to the east of Australia. The 6.4 magnitude quake sparked fears of tsunamis in the Pacific, including Hawaii. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) sent the US state a tsunami bulletin in the wake of the quake, which occurred at a considerably depth of 124 miles. The report to Hawaii