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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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New Zealand

New Zealand central bank lifts key interest rate for 3rd time in a row - @CNBC

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Japan, Australia, whaling dispute

Australia, New Zealand urge Japan to respect whaling ban in Antarctic waters - @AFP

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New Zealand

New Zealand markets halted due to trading systems issues; expected to restart at 11.15am local time - @MattCNBC

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New Zealand

Former New Zealand cricketer Chris Cairns says charges of match-fixing as 'absurd, bizarre and scary' - @australian

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New Zealand

The New Zealand party founded by Kim Dotcom has formed an alliance with another small party in a bid to win a seat in the September general election - @Reuters

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Chicago, IL, US

Rugby World Cup Champions New Zealand to face USA Eagles at Soldier Field, Chicago, on Nov. 1; first time All Blacks have played in US since 1980 - @USARugby

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