New Zealand

    A 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit New Zealand’s second largest city, Christchurch, toppling tall churches and buildings and killing at least 65 people. More than 100 people are believed to be trapped under the rubble, Voice of America says. New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has called the tragedy “New Zealand’s darkest day.”

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    • Ivy Mungcal

      As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.