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White South Africans return home

By Siraaj Cassiem | 4 October 2011

After the fall of apartheid, nearly one million white South Africans left their country to move to Britain, Australia or New Zealand. Now the exodus appears to be reversing. Many are returning home, drawn to the quality of life, a growing economy and political stability.

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VIDEO: Christchurch jolted by series of quake shocks

By Siraaj Cassiem | 13 June 2011

A series of powerful tremors have rattled the earthquake-prone city of Christchurch in New Zealand, destroying a building and sending boulders tumbling down hillsides.

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VIDEO: Inventor expects personal jet pack to hit shelves

By Siraaj Cassiem | 7 June 2011

A personal jet pack is set to hit the shelves by the end of this year, with both commercial and government customers already lining up following a successful test flight in New Zealand.

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VIDEO: Quake survivors sift through rubble

By Siraaj Cassiem | 25 February 2011

CNN’s Anna Coren reports from New Zealand on the devastation left behind by a powerful earthquake.

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VIDEO: Deaths from New Zealand quake likely to rise

By Siraaj Cassiem | 23 February 2011

Rescue teams in New Zealand worked late into Wednesday night to search for survivors of the Christchurch earthquake. The number of confirmed dead remained at 75 but is expected to rise as more than 300 people are still missing. The operation was disrupted in some areas by fears that badly damaged buildings could collapse. Engineers have told police there is a significant risk that the city’s tallest building, a 26-storey hotel, could fall down, creating a disastrous domino effect.

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VIDEO: Frantic Effort to Free Trapped in NZ Quake

By Siraaj Cassiem | 22 February 2011

Office workers trapped under their collapsed buildings sent messages to the outside as rescuers with dogs scrambled to save them and dozens of others following a powerful earthquake that killed at least 65 in one of New Zealand’s largest cities.

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VIDEO: New Zealand quake witnesses speak

By Siraaj Cassiem | 22 February 2011

CNN’s Colleen McEdwards talks to a resident of Christchurch, where a major earthquake has struck.

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VIDEO: Second Blast Inside NZ Mine; 29 Miners Dead

By Siraaj Cassiem | 24 November 2010

Police say all 29 workers missing in a New Zealand coal mine are dead after a second explosion Wednesday that no one could have survived.

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VIDEO: Second explosion at New Zealand mine

By Siraaj Cassiem | 24 November 2010

Superintendent Gary Knowles says a second explosion at the Pike River mine is likely to have killed all 29 men trapped underground.

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VIDEO: Robot to aid miner rescue attempt

By Siraaj Cassiem | 22 November 2010

A robot is set to be sent down the mine in New Zealand in an attempt to rescue the 29 trapped miners.