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Australia commemorates war dead with few COVID restrictions

Apr. 24, 2022 22:24 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Large crowds gathered in Australia on Monday to pay tribute to their war dead on Anzac Day largely free of pandemic restrictions for the first time since 2019. Australia and New Zealand commemorate Anzac Day every April 25 — the date in 1915 when the...

Elton John adds more North American dates to his farewell

Mar. 29, 2022 09:58 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Elton John has added 11 new dates on the North American leg of his farewell tour, including concerts in New Jersey, Massachusetts, California, Arizona and Washington state. John begins his final run of dates in North America in Philadelphia on July 15, finishing...

Airline offers 17-hour flights from New York to New Zealand

Mar. 23, 2022 01:07 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's flagship airline said Wednesday it has started selling tickets for direct flights to and from New York, a new route that will take more than 17 hours southbound and be among the longest nonstop flights in the world. Air New Zealand had...

Fishing boat sinks in New Zealand storm, 4 dead, 1 missing

Mar. 21, 2022 02:59 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Rescuers on Monday were continuing to search for one person still missing a day after a chartered fishing boat carrying 10 people sank in a storm off the New Zealand coast. A helicopter rescued five people from the sea, and four bodies have been recovered. ...

New Zealand police make huge meth bust at airport, arrest 6

Mar. 02, 2022 02:04 AM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand police said Wednesday they had seized more than half a ton of methamphetamine at the border and arrested six people in one of the nation's biggest drug busts. Police said they intercepted the shipment of 613 kilograms (1,351 pounds) of...