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Video: New Zealand cliffs collapse in Christchurch earthquake

Christchurch - Almost five years to the day after a devastating earthquake in 2011 killed 185 people, New Zealanders experienced a 5.7 magnitude quake on Saturday that struck with such force it caused a cliff to collapse.

World's most expensive taxis? — Not where you might think

Christchurch - Which metropolitan destination has the most expensive taxis in the world? London? Barcelona? Los Angeles? A taxi ride may cost a pretty-penny in these international hubs, but not one of them owns the top spot.

Christchurch unveils cardboard cathedral

New York - A new architectural wonder was unveiled in Christchurch, New Zealand this week. Though grand, its delight lies more in its underlying simplicity.

New Zealand woman launches wedding ring into space

Christchurch - After a divorce occurs, many people try to distance themselves from their former relationship. One New Zealand woman wanted to separate herself permanently from a former marriage and to do it, she launched her wedding ring into space.

Magnitude 5.8 earthquake hits off New Zealand coast

This morning a magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck off the coast of New Zealand. No reports have been received of damage or injuries.

Quake-hit Christchurch cathedral to be demolished

Christchurch - During the 22 February 2011 earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand, the Christchurch Cathedral’s structure was irreparably damaged.

Christchurch's Feb earthquake cost insurers $16 billion

Christchurch - The earthquake that shook Christchurch in February, causing extensive damage and the loss of more than 200 lives was the second-most-expensive disaster for insurers in 2011.

Christchurch: Woman marries rescuer fiance

Christchurch - Despite suits trapped in a store in the earthquake zone, and a cake left unfinished at a bakery, Emma Howard and Chris Greenslade were married on schedule Feb 25 in Christchurch.

123+ dead in Christchurch, CBD could be shut for months

Christchurch - The death toll following the 6.3 aftershock that rattled Christchurch at 12h51 on Tuesday, 22 February has risen to 123 and is expected to rise further as search and rescue operations continue in the ravaged CBD area.

Death toll climbs to 113 in Christchurch

Christchurch - The number of people killed in the 6.3 earthquake that hit close to Christchurch on Tuesday, 22 February rose from 103 to 113 this morning.

300 still missing in aftermath of New Zealand earthquake

There are still around 300 people missing in the wake of a 6.3 magnitude quake that struck Christchurch, New Zealand Tuesday. The earthquake caused widespread damage to residential and commercial buildings.

Op-Ed: Day three in Christchurch

Christchurch - It's the third day after the 6.3 aftershock that rather rudely interrupted a Skype chat with a colleague on Tuesday 22 February at 12h51.

Update: Severe damage to Christchurch, multiple deaths confirmed

Christchurch - A major quake has done severe damage to the city of Christchurch. One building has been so badly damaged it’s “believed” to have been a hotel. Floors have caved in on top of each other.

Update: 65 dead as strong quake hits Christchurch

A large 6.3 magnitude earthquake rocked Christchurch, New Zealand. Local reports say there are people trapped in the buildings.

Aftershocks continue to rattle quake-ravaged Christchurch Special

Christchurch - More than 20 aftershocks a day have rattled through New Zealand's second largest city, Christchurch, following the 7.1 earthquake which shook the city awake at 4.35 am on Saturday.

Christchurch facing aftershocks and strong winds

Christchurch - The magnitude 7.1 earthquake that shook Christchurch in the early hours of Saturday morning is expected to be followed by strong aftershocks, and fierce winds have been forecast for Sunday afternoon raising concerns for newly damaged buildings.

Overnight curfew for quake-hit central Christchurch

Christchurch - Christchurch authorities have declared a 12-hour curfew in the central city and the outlying suburb of Kaipoi as 80 police officers from Auckland are being flown in to ensure the city remains safe between 7pm and 7am.

Major damage in Christchurch in wake of quake Special

Christchurch - Christchurch residents in New Zealand had a rude awakening at about 4.35am this morning as an earthquake rumbled the city, causing much damage.

Christchurch tracks up for tramway extension

Traffic through the centre of town in the garden city of Christchurch has been temporarily diverted to allow for extensions to the tram route, a popular tourist attraction taking in the heritage spots of the inner city.
 

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Aerial view of Christchurch  New Zealand
Aerial view of Christchurch, New Zealand
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The Knox Church in Victoria Street was damaged in the September earthquake last year and mostly fell...
The Knox Church in Victoria Street was damaged in the September earthquake last year and mostly fell to the ground with the 6.3 aftershock on 22 Feb
Damage caused on 22 Feb in Christchurch
Damage caused on 22 Feb in Christchurch
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Image of the Transitional Cathedral
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Fallen statue of William Rolleston outside the museum
Fallen statue of William Rolleston outside the museum
A Drone s eye view of the aftermath of the 5.7 magnitude earthquake that struck New Zealand.
A Drone's eye view of the aftermath of the 5.7 magnitude earthquake that struck New Zealand.
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