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Samoa measles epidemic worsens with 24 children now dead

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Authorities said Monday that a measles epidemic sweeping through Samoa continues to worsen with the death toll rising to 25, all but one of them young children. “We still have a big problem at hand,” Samoa’s Director General of Health Leausa Take Naseri said in …

‘The time feels right’: Prince Charles welcomed to New Zealand’s founding site of Waitangi – Reuters

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – For Ngati Kawa Taituha, the welcoming of Prince Charles onto the Waitangi Treaty Grounds in New Zealand’s far north on Wednesday marks the latest step towards finally fulfilling the promise of New Zealand’s founding document. Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall wear traditional …