No signs of life in buildings searched this morning in ChCh
No signs of life in buildings searched this
morning in Christchurch
USSAR teams have
this morning investigated two reports of possible survivors
in two buildings in central Christchurch but after careful
searching, including using the search dogs and technical
equipment, have found no evidence of life.
buildings were in Gloucester St and Chancery Lane. USAR
teams continue to search the central city using a grid
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Gordon Campbell: On Drone Strikes And Judith Collins‘ Last Stand
The news that a New Zealand citizen was killed last November in a US drone attack in Yemen brings the drones controversy closer to home.
To the US, drones are a legitimate response to the threat posed by the al Qaeda organisation and its franchisees... To the US, the drones carry the added advantage of not putting US troops at risk on the ground, and minimises the need for putting them in large numbers in bases in the countries concerned, always a politically sensitive point.
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