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Famed Warship Recovery Support by APS Philippines

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:32:19 +1300 | Asia Pacific Superyachts NZ

March 30, 2015…Philippines— MY Octopus recently made history with one of the most significant WW2 discoveries in recent history. Proving that true adventure is still alive the 120m vessel, equipped with state of the art equipment, found the ...More >>

New website showcases World War I footage

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:20:26 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says a new website featuring previously unavailable film from World War I is an engrossing historical resource. More >>

Research into School Journal uncovers family history

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:22:47 +1300 | University of Auckland

A research project into the New Zealand School Journal’s portrayal of the ANZAC legend in World War I almost didn’t get started, but when it did, the academic behind it uncovered a personal journey into her family history. Associate Professor ...More >>

BBC’s Lame Interview With Israel’s Defence Minister

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 23:25:58 +1300 | Redress Information

On 19 March the BBC conducted an interview with Israel’s defence minister, Moshe Ya’alon, which was broadcast on Radio 4’s flagship “Today” programme. More >>

Violating International Law: Canada's Recipe Against ISIS

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 23:17:16 +1300 | Binoy Kampmark

How is it possible to expand something that is, by definition, immeasurable? Such length of string arguments are bound to dog Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s opinion that the air campaign against ISIS needs expansion, lengthening, and deepening. ...More >>

Roboticist Says Robots Could Save Lives, To Talk On Campus

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 21:43:31 +1300 | University of Canterbury

Renowned Roboticist Who Says Robots Could Save Lives To Talk On Campus March 29, 2015 Photo : Doctoral student Sean Welsh with one of the university’s Nao research robots.More >>

Solomon Islands give emergency medical supplies to Vanuatu

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 07:52:31 +1300 | WHO

PORT VILA, 25 March 2015 – A shipment of much-needed medical supplies arrived in Vanuatu yesterday. The supplies were donated by the Government of Solomon Islands. The supplies were transported from Honiara by the Australian military and include ...More >>

Hospital Surgeon Plays His Part in Gallipoli Unveiling

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:04:06 +1300 | Waikato District Health Board

A bronze sculpture honouring soldier and artist Horace Moore-Jones , who fought at Gallipoli in World War I, was officially unveiled in Sapper Moore-Jones Place, central Hamilton today (Friday 27 March) and featured a Turkish-born Waikato Hospital ...More >>

Border Police extremely close when they shot the US activist

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:03:09 +1300 | International Solidarity Movement

New testimony at final hearing in Tristan Anderson's trial indicates Border Police were extremely close when they shot the US activist in the head More >>

Children assaulted at Nabi Saleh demonstration

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:26:24 +1300 | International Solidarity Movement

Israeli forces arrested three women in Nabi Saleh and injured several protesters, one with live ammunition, during the village’s weekly Friday protest on March 13. More >>

Continuing harassment of activists in Palestine

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:17:13 +1300 | International Solidarity Movement

On an almost daily basis Israeli forces in Al Khalil harass and arrest local and international human rights activists as they try to do their tasks. The activists document violence towards Palestinians and act as a protective presence around children ...More >>

Ni’lin demonstrators met with senseless violence

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:13:07 +1300 | International Solidarity Movement

On the 20th of March, during Ni’lin’s weekly Friday demonstration, Israeli occupation forces attacked protestors with about 20 rounds of tear gas canisters shot with the ‘venom’ tear gas launcher mounted on a military jeep (which can launch up to ...More >>

Secretary of State John Kerry's Meeting with al-Khatib

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:38:04 +1300 | US Department Of State

Secretary of State John Kerry and Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Anne Patterson met today with Moaz al Khatib, former President of the Syrian Opposition Coalition.  Mr. Khatib shared his views on ways to advance a political solution ...More >>

Terrorist Designation of Aliaskhab Kebekov

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:32:36 +1300 | US Department Of State

The Department of State has designated Russian citizen Aliaskhab Kebekov as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist under Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, which targets terrorists and those providing support to terrorists or acts of terrorism. As a result of the ...More >>

Remarks at Dinner in Honor of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:27:55 +1300 | US Department Of State

Remarks at Dinner in Honor of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah More >>

On-Going Pursuit of Poaching Vessel, Thunder

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:03:49 +1300 | Sea Shepherd NZ

Yesterday, the Sea Shepherd ship Sam Simon rendezvoused with fellow Sea Shepherd ship, Bob Barker, at 7 27' South 02 19 West, in the Atlantic Ocean. It is the second time the vessels have met during the course of Operation Icefish, Sea Shepherd's ...More >>

NZDF Continues Vanuatu Aid Effort

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:07:59 +1300 | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) sealift and amphibious support ship HMNZS CANTERBURY has arrived in Port Vila carrying further aid to support Vanuatu’s recovery from the devastation caused by Tropical Cyclone Pam.More >>

The Failings of Operation Slipper: Australia in Afghanistan

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:39:04 +1300 | Binoy Kampmark

It was made as a special statement. The Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott wanted it known that Australian soldiers who had fought in Afghanistan in what has been the country’s longest war should not be treated like those who had fought in Vietnam. ...More >>

Bangkok's Firing Squad, Lime Trees & "Underboobs"

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:02:49 +1300 | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- The angry, frustrated, talkative general who seized Thailand in a military coup last May, said on Monday (March 23) if he had "complete power" he would have "a firing squad" execute people, but now he suffers insomnia because ...More >>

Canterbury of NZ Shows ANZAC Pride with Commemorative Jersey

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 10:58:50 +1300 | Canterbury Of NZ

Canterbury of New Zealand and the Vodafone Warriors are proud to announce the release of a commemorative jersey to be worn at the highly anticipated ANZAC Day match against the Gold Coast Titans at Mt Smart Stadium on Saturday April 25th, 2015.More >>


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