Al Qaeda linked Kiwi killed in Yemen drone strike

April 17th, 2014

A Kiwi killed in a drone strike in Yemen had attended a terrorist training camp and may have been a foot soldier for al-Qaeda. The man, whose name and age have not been released, died after an incident on November 18. It is understood his identity had only been confirmed recently.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade confirmed the New Zealand-born man was believed to have died in a counter-terrorism operation

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11239548

Dotcom takes court action to silence former bodyguard

March 20th, 2014

Kim Dotcom has taken High Court action to stop his former bodyguard from speaking publicly about goings-on in the internet entrepreneur’s personal life and business dealings.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11222725

Malaysia Airlines ’shocked’ by cockpit revelations

March 12th, 2014

Malaysia Airlines said it was “shocked” by allegations aired in an Australian news programme of a past cockpit security breach involving the co-pilot on its missing passenger jet.

It comes as a military official said Malaysian military radar data showed the missing Boeing 777 changed course and made it to the Malacca Strait – hundreds of kilometres from the last position recorded by civilian authorities.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11217975

Deadly rebel ambush stokes Indian election worries

March 12th, 2014

NEW DELHI (AP) Indian Maoist rebels ambushed paramilitary soldiers in a brazen daytime attack Tuesday, killing 20 at a camp in a remote central forest and putting authorities on alert just weeks before national elections.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11217927

Some NZ passports miss ’stolen’ check

March 12th, 2014

here has been widespread alarm around the world this week that two passengers on missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 were able to get on the flight with false passports, exposing what many believe is a loop-hole in aviation security.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11217991

Crimea – 10 days for voters to decide fate

March 7th, 2014

Lawmakers in Crimea declared their intention Thursday to split from Ukraine and join Russia instead, and scheduled a referendum in 10 days for voters to decide the fate of the disputed peninsula.

http://tvnz.co.nz/world-news/crimea-10-days-voters-decide-fate-5859653

Police bust suspected P lab

March 7th, 2014

A suspected methamphetamine lab has been found at a luxury inner city Wellington apartment building, close to the central police station.

Police and the Fire Service are at the building in Chews Lane, off Willis St.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/9801364/Police-bust-suspected-P-lab

UN Council mulls force for C. African Republic

March 7th, 2014

UNITED NATIONS (AP) The U.N. humanitarian chief has told the Security Council that there is a “total breakdown of the state” in Central African Republic, where sectarian killing between Muslims and Christians occurs daily.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11215463

29 dead after knife attacks at Chinese railway station

March 3rd, 2014

Witnesses of a horrifying attack at a Chinese train station which killed 29 people and wounded more than 130 have described how injured victims fled in panic amid the sound of gunshots.

A heavy police presence was in place at Kunming station in the southwestern province of Yunnan after knife-wielding attackers slashed indiscriminately as people queued to buy tickets late on Saturday, an incident blamed by authorities on separatists from the restive Xinjiang region.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11212709

NSW Governement has to expalin why security company implicated in licensing scam awared major contract

March 3rd, 2014

The NSW government was forced to defend its screening procedures on Saturday after it emerged a Sydney security firm scooped a multimillion-dollar contract weeks after being implicated in a major licensing scam.

http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/checks-on-security-firm-linked-to-scam-under-scrutiny-20140301-33sqj.html#ixzz2upl6qhIg