Further Names Released in Christchurch Earthquake
Further Names Released in Christchurch
Police have this afternoon
confirmed the identities of a further six people who died in
the Christchurch earthquake.
Marina ARAI, 19
(female), of Japan
Valquin Descalsota BENSURTO, 23
(male), of the Philippines
Adrienne MEREDITH, 36, of
Yoko SUZUKI, 31 (female), of Japan
WANG, 29 (female), of China
Didem YAMAN, 31 (female), of
This brings the total number of names released to
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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.
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