• ‘Do not stay at home’: Tsunami warning for parts of New Zealand after 8.1-magnitude earthquake

    New Zealand’s emergency agency has told residents in some areas to head for higher ground after an 8.1-magnitude earthquake struck the nearby Kermadec Islands region early Friday, sparking fears of a tsunami. Tsunami Info Stmt: M8.0 Kermadec Islands, New Zealand 1129PST Mar4: Event is being reviewed to determine threat to CA, OR, WA, BC, & AK — […]

  • Couple sues Royal Caribbean after sustaining severe burns

    A Virginia couple is suing Royal Caribbean Cruises and an excursion company after they sustained severe burns during a visit to the White Island volcano in New Zealand, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday in US District Court in Miami. The volcano erupted on December 9, 2019, while 47 people were visiting the island. Twenty-one people were killed. […]

  • More employers are offering 4-day work weeks

    Working 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. is the norm for most of us, but that’s not the case at more and more companies throughout the country, including Alexander Mann Solutions, a global recruiting firm in Cleveland. “We have people that come in flex hours, so they can come in any time during a certain range. […]

  • New Zealand approves new gun laws just weeks after mosque attack

    All but one member of New Zealand’s parliament voted Wednesday to change gun laws, less than a month after shooting attack targeting two Christchurch mosques that killed 50 people. The gun reform bill passed 119-1 after its final reading in Parliament. It must now receive royal assent from the governor general before it officially becomes law. Brenton Tarrant, 28, a […]

  • After Mosque Attacks, New Zealand Bans ‘Military-Style’ Guns

    New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced an immediate ban Thursday on sales of “military-style” semi-automatic firearms and high-capacity magazines in the wake of a terrorist attack on two mosques in Christchurch that killed 50 worshippers. Ardern said the sales ban was effective immediately to prevent stockpiling and would be followed by a complete ban […]

  • Jacinda Ardern vows to deny accused New Zealand mosque gunman notoriety

    New Zealand’s prime minister declared Tuesday she would do everything in her power to deny the accused mosque gunman a platform for elevating his white supremacist views, after the man dismissed his lawyer and opted to represent himself at his trial in the killings of 50 people. “He obviously had a range of reasons for committing this […]

  • Mass Shootings at New Zealand Mosques Kill At Least 49; 1 Man Charged

    At least 49 people were killed in mass shootings at two mosques full of worshippers attending Friday prayers on what the prime minister called “one of New Zealand’s darkest days.” One man was arrested and charged with murder in what appeared to be a carefully planned racist attack, and the deadliest in modern New Zealand […]

  • Sassy Seal Slaps Kayaker in the Face With an Octopus

    Talk about a slap in the face. A kayaker in New Zealand testing out a newly launched camera captured amazing video of a seal whacking a fellow kayaker in the face with an octopus. Taiyo Masuda told NBC News the group was on a GoPro-funded kayaking trip off the coast of Kaikoura on New Zealand’s […]

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