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Strong 6.3 magnitude quake hits New Zealand's Kermadec Islands: USGS

Wellington: A strong 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck New Zealand`s Kermadec Islands in the South Pacific late Wednesday, the US Geological Service that monitors quakes worldwide said.

The quake`s epicentre was 201 kilometres (124 miles) north east of Raoul Island -- the largest and northernmost of the main Kermadec Islands, striking 12 kilometres below the surface, the USGS said.

There were no reports of casualties or damage and no tsunami warning was issued.

The uninhabited Kermadecs, New Zealand`s northernmost islands, lie 1,100 kilometres north of Auckland.

They are part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, a hotbed of volcanic and earthquake activity at the intersection of several tectonic plates. 

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Malaysia Airlines probes off-course Christmas flight

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Body found during search for missing Indian student in New Zealand

Police have recovered a body while searching for a missing Indian student in New Zealand, a media report said.

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Indian, Chinese students top migrants to New Zealand

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New Zealand PM slams `desperate` claims on Chinese investors

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FIFA U-20 World Cup: Five-star Brazil face Serbia in final

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Five-time champions Brazil trounced Senegal 5-0 on Wednesday to set up a FIFA Under-20 World Cup final against Serbia, who edged past Mali 2-1 with a late winner.

Slain Indian's widow testifies in New Zealand court

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Indian-origin woman eyewitness to New Zealand jewellery heist bid

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DNA: Sikh man in New Zealand removed his turban to help injured kid

A Sikh man removed his turban in order to help a young boy who was bleeding after an accident in New Zealand's Auckland.

Sikh man rewarded for cradling injured boy's head with turban

A Sikh man from India, who made international headlines after he broke religious protocol by removing his turban to help a profusely bleeding child in New Zealand, has been presented with a truckload of new furniture for his sparsely decorated flat by a TV station.