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Australia

Australia hold New Zealand to 12-12 draw in opening Bledisloe Cup match; stop All Blacks from claiming world record 18th consecutive rugby union win - @guardian_sport

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Australia

Surfers Paradise, Australia, man charged with murder of New Zealand tourist - @smh

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air industry

New Zealand approves Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines alliance - @AFP

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New Zealand

New Zealand fishing boat hauls in small plane with body in wreckage - @AP

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New Zealand

Small plane crashes in Otago, New Zealand, killing 1 man and seriously injuring 2 tourists - @rnz_news

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New Zealand

New Zealand to impose 7-year jail terms for match-fixing ahead of Cricket World Cup, Sports Minister Murray McCully says - @AFP

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Malaysia

Malaysia says it will send a military officer back to New Zealand to face sexual assault charges - @AP

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Malaysia Airlines plane crash in Ukraine, July 17, 2014

Malaysia Airlines releases latest breakdown of downed plane's passengers: says plane carried 192 Dutch passengers, 44 Malaysians, 27 Australians, 12 Indonesians, 10 Britons, 4 Germans, 4 Belgians, 3 Filipinos, 1 Canadian, 1 New Zealander; 2 passengers carry dual citizenship with other countries - statement

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Malaysia Airlines plane crash in Ukraine, July 17, 2014

Latest breakdown of nationalities: 173 from Netherlands, 44 Malaysia, 27 Australia, 12 Indonesia, 9 UK, 4 Germany, 4 Belgium, 3 Philippines, 1 Canada, 1 New Zealand; 20 still to be determined - broadcast remarks

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Australia

#BREAKING: Dept of Defence confirms an Australian soldier has died during a training activity in NZ this afternoon http://t.co/laKELpPyK8 - @abcnews

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New Zealand

Earthquake with preliminary magnitude of 5.2 strikes north of New Zealand, south of Tonga - USGS

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New Zealand

Update: Earthquake north of New Zealand downgraded to magnitude 6.3, depth revised to 12.4 miles - USGS

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New Zealand

Earthquake with preliminary magnitude of 6.6 reported north of New Zealand, 20.5 miles deep - USGS

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Malaysian official charged with sexual assault in New Zealand

Malaysian diplomatic aide to be arrested upon arrival, New Zealand police say - @staronline

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Malaysian official charged with sexual assault in New Zealand

Malaysia says it will send back diplomat accused of sexual assault in New Zealand - @AP

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Malaysian official charged with sexual assault in New Zealand

Update: Malaysia says will extradite sexual assault suspect to New Zealand if 'absolutely necessary' - @AP

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Malaysian official charged with sexual assault in New Zealand

New Zealand officials lift order shielding Malaysian diplomat accused of sex offense in Wellington - @NZStuff

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earthquakes

Magnitude 4.9 earthquake strikes near Eketahuna, New Zealand, at a depth of 32 kilometers - @geonet

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earthquakes

No widespread tsunami threat expected from 7.2 magnitude earthquake in the Kermadec Islands - @NWS_PTWC

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Barack Obama

Photo: President Obama meets with New Zealand PM John Key - via @Majchrowitz

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