New Zealand quake evacuees get food, shelter, wifi in Christchurch

New Zealand quake evacuees get food, shelter, wifi in Christchurch (1)

CHRISTCHURCH: Hundreds of survivors stranded by a huge earthquake that struck central New Zealand three days ago reached Christchurch by a naval ship early on Thursday, as engineers in the capital, Wellington, assessed the state of dozens of damaged buildings. Around 450 tourists and residents from the small seaside town of Kaikoura were taken by the More...

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WATCH Three cow miraculously survive devastating quake in New Zealand  (1)
By Syed Ammar Alavi On Monday, November 14th, 2016
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WATCH: Three cow miraculously survive devastating quake in New Zealand

WELLINGTON: An incredible video has emerged showing three cows somehow surviving an earthquake in New Zealand after their field was destroyed leaving them stranded on a tiny patch of grass. It was not immediately More...

Two dead as huge quake rocks New Zealand (2)
By Syed Ammar Alavi On Monday, November 14th, 2016
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Two dead as huge quake rocks New Zealand

CHRISTCHURCH: A powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake killed two people and caused massive infrastructure damage in New Zealand on Monday, as forecasters warned wild weather could hamper rescue efforts. The tremor, More...

New Zealand evacuates coastal areas as tsunamis hit (2)
By Syed Ammar Alavi On Sunday, November 13th, 2016
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New Zealand evacuates coastal areas as tsunamis hit

CHRISTCHURCH: Residents in coastal areas of New Zealand fled through the night Monday after a powerful 7.8 earthquake struck just after midnight, triggering a potentially destructive tsunami. The earthquake, centered More...

Powerful 7.4 magnitude quake rattles New Zealand USGS (4)
By Syed Ammar Alavi On Sunday, November 13th, 2016
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Powerful 7.4 magnitude quake rattles New Zealand: USGS

WELLINGTON: A powerful 7.4-magnitude earthquake rocked New Zealand late Sunday, the US Geological Survey said. The shallow tremor hit just after 11:00 pm local time (1000 GMT), some 90 kilometres (57 miles) from More...

Diver survives 8 hours in shark-infested waters off Australia (2)
By Syed Ammar Alavi On Friday, November 11th, 2016
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Diver survives 8 hours in shark-infested waters off Australia

SYDNEY: A scuba diver who spent eight hours in shark-infested waters off Australia survived the night-time ordeal after swimming 22 kilometres (12 nautical miles) to shore, rescuers said Friday. The 46-year-old More...

More women older than 70 might be sexually active study (3)
By Syed Ammar Alavi On Friday, November 11th, 2016
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More women older than 70 might be sexually active: study

However, at least one in seven women aged 65 to 79 years have hypoactive sexual desire dysfunction. Melbourne: Older single women may be more sexually active than thought, even beyond the seventh decade of their More...

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump speaks at his election night rally in Manhattan, New York, U.S., November 9, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
By Syed Ammar Alavi On Wednesday, November 9th, 2016
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World in shock as Trump surges to victory in United States

WASHINGTON: Republican Donald Trump edged closer to winning the White House with a series of shocking wins in key states such as Florida and Ohio, rattling world markets that had expected Democrat Hillary Clinton More...

Australia’s ‘dirtiest’ power station to close (2)
By Syed Ammar Alavi On Thursday, November 3rd, 2016
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Australia’s ‘dirtiest’ power station to close

SYDNEY: One of Australia’s dirtiest power plants will be shuttered, its owner said Thursday, in a move hailed by environmentalists. After decades of belching pollution, the Hazelwood brown coal-fired power station More...

MH370 plane in ‘increasing rate of descent’ when it vanished report (1)
By Syed Ammar Alavi On Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016
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MH370 plane in ‘increasing rate of descent’ when it vanished: report

SYDNEY: A report into missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 by the Australian safety investigator leading the search supports its view that the aircraft descended rapidly after running out of fuel with no human More...