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New Zealand Scientists Stumple Upon New Energy Source Underground

When researchers in New Zealand drilled deep into an earthquake fault, they stumbled upon a discovery they say could provide a significant new energy source for the South Pacific nation. (more…)

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Australia Makes Biggest Cocaine Seizure on Record

A major cocaine ring has been dismantled in joint operations with Tahiti, Australian police said Thursday, with a record 1.1 tonnes of cocaine worth hundreds of millions of dollars seized. (more…)

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6.9-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Off Vanuatu; Tsunami Unlikely

A strong earthquake hit off of the South Pacific nation of Vanuatu on Sunday, but authorities said any threat of a tsunami had mostly passed, and there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. (more…)

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New Zealand to Create Massive South Pacific Marine Sanctuary

New Zealand has unveiled plans to create a South Pacific marine sanctuary the size of France, saying it would protect one of the world's most pristine ocean environments. (more…)

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Risk of Hunger and Disease Rising After Cyclone Hits Vanuatu

International aid agencies ramped up appeals for cyclone-hit Vanuatu on Wednesday, warning that the powerful storm that affected more than two-thirds of the South Pacific island nation had wiped out crops and destroyed fishing fleets, raising the risk of hunger and disease. (more…)

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Snowden Says NSA is Collecting Mass Surveillance Data on New Zealanders

Former National Security Agency systems analyst turned leaker Edward Snowden said Monday that the NSA is collecting mass surveillance data on New Zealanders through its XKeyscore program and has set up a facility in the South Pacific nation's largest city to tap into vast amounts of data. (more…)

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