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Update #2 Crash on Te Anau Milford Highway

Update #2 Crash on Te Anau Milford Highway

Fire Service southern communications centre shift manager Riwai Grace said both vehicles were "fully involved". Police said those who were injured were taken to a medical centre in Te Anau and the bus passengers were picked up by other coach operators nearby.


Somali Pirates 'Demand Ransom' for Hijacked Oil Tanker

Somali Pirates 'Demand Ransom' for Hijacked Oil Tanker

Families of the eight Sri Lankan crew members held captive by Somali pirates on an oil tanker tearfully pleaded Wednesday for the men to be released unharmed, while the pirates demanded a ransom. That is until late Tuesday afternoon when the EU NAVFOR operational headquarters in London was able to make telephone contact with the ship's master.


Norway tops the global happiness ranking for 2017

Norway tops the global happiness ranking for 2017

Ranked at 76 globally in the 2015 World Happiness Report released by the United Nations on Thursday, Somalia is the happiest country in the region, followed by Kenya at 122. The report, released to coincide with the International Day of Happiness, also revealed that such decline can be attributed to lack of social support, increase in distrust of the government, and loss of the sense of personal freedom in the United States, the Medical News Today enumerates.


Services mark one year since Brussels attacks

Services mark one year since Brussels attacks

More than 320 people were wounded in both attacks. A new memorial to the victims of the attacks will be officially unveiled in the Belgian capital's European quarter, where many European Union institutions are located. "Over the years Manneken Pis has been stolen, dismounted and broken into pieces. We are going to continue to live our lives in a good way", said Rob Brouillette, an American tourist visiting Brussels .



Manafort worked to 'benefit Putin government'

Manafort signed a $10 million annual contract beginning in 2006 and maintained a business relationship until at least 2009. Shortly after the AP's report , Manafort confirmed he had previously worked for Deripaska, but claimed it did not involve representing "Russian political interests".


Czech zoo saws off rhino horns to thwart poachers

Czech zoo saws off rhino horns to thwart poachers

The severed horns will gradually grow back again. On Monday, Pamir, a southern white rhino male, became the first to have its horn removed, the Daily Telegraph reports . In 2009, it place three white rhinos in the Ol Pejeta reserve in Kenya. The rhino horn is a high prize in Asia, where they're elaborately carved and used - erroneously - as a cure-all medicine for everything from cancer and high blood pressure to hangovers and impotence.