Nick Perry

  • Japan Nov 25, 2019

    US Helping Rescue Fishing Crew on Grounded Pacific Ship

    A large fishing ship ran aground on a remote Pacific atoll early Thursday, and the U.S. Coast Guard said it was helping coordinate the rescue of its 24 crew members. The 308-foot (94-meter) Chinese-flagged Ou Ya Leng No. 6 ran aground on uninhabited Taka Atoll in the Marshall Islands, Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew West said. He said a Coast...

  • JUDGE Nov 22, 2019

    Man Found Guilty of Murdering British Tourist in New Zealand

    A New Zealand jury on Friday found a man guilty of murder in the death of 22-year-old British backpacker Grace Millane. Millane died last December on her birthday after meeting the man through the dating app Tinder, going out for drinks with him, and then returning to his hotel apartment in central Auckland. Prosecutors said the man strangled Millane to...

  • United States Sep 26, 2019

    Dead Student Went Unnoticed for Two Months in Room in New Zealand University Housing

    New Zealand’s education minister called Wednesday for an investigation after reports that a student’s body lay undiscovered in a university dorm room for nearly eight weeks. Authorities have released few details of the incident at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch. But Education Minister Chris Hipkins told The Associated Press that it was a horrific situation for the family and...

  • United States Sep 13, 2019

    New Zealand Plans Further Restrictions to Gun Ownership

    Six months after a gunman killed 51 people at two Christchurch mosques, New Zealand’s government is planning further restrictions to gun ownership. A bill introduced to Parliament on Friday would create a register to track all the guns in the country and require gun owners to renew their gun licenses every five years instead of every 10. It would also...

  • Associated Press Sep 1, 2019

    UK's Reputation Takes Global Hit With Parliament Shutdown

    It’s long been known that Britain’s Parliament building must be vacated for urgent repairs that will take years and cost billions, but the problem now goes beyond the water leaks and vermin infestation to Britain’s global reputation as a model of democracy-in-action. In parts of the world where Britain’s parliamentary system and adherence to the rule of law provided a...

  • Donald Trump Aug 9, 2019

    Shootings Prompt Other Countries to Warn About Travel to US

    The United States often takes a leading role in calling out the world’s most dangerous places, warning its people about the risks of traveling to countries that are at war, under terrorist threats, experiencing civil unrest or displaying significant anti-American sentiment. The latest mass shootings have triggered a sharp role reversal, with three countries warning their citizens about the risks...

  • United States Apr 3, 2019

    New Zealand Lawmakers Pass Initial Vote for New Gun Controls

    New Zealand lawmakers on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly in favor of new gun restrictions during the first stage of a bill they hope to rush into law by the end of next week. The bill would ban the types of weapons a gunman used to kill 50 people at two mosques last month. The bill was backed by both liberals and...

  • spokesman Apr 1, 2019

    New Zealand Initiates Bill to Ban Guns Used in Mosque Attack

    New Zealand’s government on Monday introduced a bill it plans to rush into law that would ban the types of weapons a gunman used to kill 50 people at two mosques. Police Minister Stuart Nash said that if lawmakers pass the bill as expected, the new law will take effect April 12, less than a month after the March 15...

  • president Mar 28, 2019

    ‘It Doesn't Open': Mosque Shooting Survivors Describe Terror at Door

    When the gunman began to attack the Al Noor mosque, Ahmed Alayedy scrambled to get to the nearest emergency exit. He was the first one there. “I tried to open the door,” he said. “But it doesn’t open.” Alayedy and other survivors of the March 15 mosque attacks in New Zealand have described to The Associated Press a scene of...

  • Facebook Mar 21, 2019

    As More Are Buried, Emotional Prayer Service Planned in NZ

    Thousands of people were expected to come together for an emotional Friday prayer service led by the imam of one of the two New Zealand mosques where 50 worshippers were killed in a white supremacist attack. Two more of the victims were being buried Thursday as authorities identify and release more of the dead.

  • Australia Mar 1, 2019

    Grounded Ship Leaks 80 Tons of Oil Near Pacific UNESCO Site

    An environmental disaster is unfolding in the Pacific after a large ship ran aground and began leaking oil next to a UNESCO World Heritage site in the Solomon Islands, Australian officials said Friday. Footage taken this week shows little progress has been made in stopping the Solomon Trader ship from leaking oil since it ran aground Feb. 5, according to...

  • Japan Jan 3, 2019

    US Helping Rescue Fishing Crew on Grounded Pacific Ship

    A large fishing ship ran aground on a remote Pacific atoll early Thursday, and the U.S. Coast Guard said it was helping coordinate the rescue of its 24 crew members. The 308-foot (94-meter) Chinese-flagged Ou Ya Leng No. 6 ran aground on uninhabited Taka Atoll in the Marshall Islands, Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew West said. He said a Coast...

  • Asher Klein Dec 2, 2018

    51 Pilot Whales Die in Another Mass Stranding in New Zealand

    Fifty-one pilot whales died Friday in a mass stranding in New Zealand, less than a week after 145 pilot whales and nine pygmy killer whales perished in two other unrelated strandings. In the latest stranding, up to 90 pilot whales beached themselves late Thursday at Hanson Bay on the remote Chatham Islands, said the Department of Conservation. When staff arrived,...

  • Asher Klein Nov 26, 2018

    145 Pilot Whales Die in Stranding on New Zealand Beach

    All of the 145 pilot whales that stranded themselves on a remote New Zealand beach have died. However, conservation workers are hoping to save some of the eight pygmy killer whales that remained stranded Monday at the other end of the country in an unrelated event. A hiker discovered the pilot whales in two pods about 2 kilometers (1.2 miles)...

  • Prince Oct 26, 2018

    Plane Carrying Harry and Meghan Aborts Landing in Australia, Flies Around

    A plane carrying the Duke and Duchess of Sussex had to abort its landing at Sydney airport on Friday evening and flew around because there was another aircraft on the runway. Prince Harry and wife Meghan were returning from a visit to Tonga back to Australia, where they began their 16-day tour of four nations, when a message from the...

  • Harry Oct 25, 2018

    Meghan Hurried Through Fuji Market Over Security Concerns

    The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, and husband Prince Harry are on a 16-day tour of the South Pacific.

  • Prince Oct 25, 2018

    Royals Harry and Meghan Arrive in Tonga on Pacific Tour

    Prince Harry and wife Meghan were greeted by Princess Angelika Latufuipeka. They were later scheduled to meet with Tonga’s king and queen and to attend a reception and dinner featuring traditional Tongan entertainment. Meghan stepped off the plane wearing a red dress while Harry wore a light beige suit.

  • The Associated Press Oct 24, 2018

    Meghan Markle's Visit to Fiji Market Cut Short Due to Security Concerns

    The Duchess of Sussex was rushed through her visit to an indoor market in Fiji’s capital Wednesday due to concerns about the large crowd that came to greet her in the relatively confined space. Meghan chatted with one vendor and briefly greeted others at Suva Market, where throngs of people spilled into surrounding streets. She spent only about half of...

  • New York Sep 28, 2018

    Everybody on Plane Survives Crash Landing in Pacific Lagoon

    All 47 passengers and crew survived a plane’s crash landing in a Pacific lagoon Friday morning, wading through waist-deep water to the emergency exits and escaping on local boats that came to the rescue in the Micronesia archipelago. Seven people were taken to a hospital, according to officials, including one described as being in a critical but stable condition. Passenger...

  • coach Sep 10, 2018

    Rodgers Returns From Injury, Leads Comeback Over Bears 24-23

    Aaron Rodgers’ knee hurt. His arm was just fine. The hobbling two-time NFL MVP threw three touchdown passes in the second half after returning from a knee injury, and the Green Bay Packers overcame a 20-point deficit for a thrilling 24-23 win over the Chicago Bears on Sunday night. Rodgers connected with receiver Randall Cobb for a catch-and-run through the...

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