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Pakistan flags to fly at half-mast in memory of nine NZ victims

Pakistan flags to fly at half-mast in memory of nine NZ victims Naeem, he said, had visited the family previous year, staying for two months. The mother of a victim of the New Zealand terror attack has recalled how she spoke to her "wonderful" teenage son on the phone until he died, as he ran from the gunman. [Full Article...]

New Zealand Begins Returning Bodies from Mosque Shootings to Families

New Zealand Begins Returning Bodies from Mosque Shootings to Families Her father, who was also shot, recently emigrated to New Zealand from Jordan and had just set up a barbershop - Wass Barber - in the suburb of Richmond. The deadly massacre has sent shockwaves across the world - and a call for gun laws in New Zealand to be changed. "Personally, I don't think guns should be legal at all". [Full Article...]

Foreign businesses sceptical as China approves new rules

Foreign businesses sceptical as China approves new rules The new law clearly bodes well for foreign investors, especially in terms of market access and equal treatment, said Mario Ohoven, president of the German Association for Small and Medium-sized Businesses. "The vague language leaves much room for interpretation and makes compliance hard", he added. Some law experts and business consultants have expressed scepticism about how effective the law ... [Full Article...]

China's Premier Li: Will cut value added tax on April 1

China's Premier Li: Will cut value added tax on April 1 The ruling Communist Party maintains that Taiwan is part of China and says it seeks "peaceful reunification". Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said Friday the country will ensure the creation of more than 11 million new urban jobs this year. Tax and fee cuts announced by the government will take effect from April 1, while social security fees will be reduced from May 1, Li told reporters at a news ... [Full Article...]

Social media platforms attempt to moderate spread of New Zealand shooting video

Social media platforms attempt to moderate spread of New Zealand shooting video YouTube , Twitter and Facebook removed horrific video footage recorded during the terrorist attacks . "Police alerted us to a video on Faceook shortly after the livestream commenced and we quickly removed both the shooter's Facebook and Instragram accounts and the video", the social network said . [Full Article...]

At Least 40 Slain in Coordinated Attacks on New Zealand Mosques

At Least 40 Slain in Coordinated Attacks on New Zealand Mosques Police Commissioner Mike Bush said police were working with pathologists and coroners to release the bodies as soon as they could. "There are pretty clear indications in the ( Christchurch ) manifesto that we're dealing with a white supremacist", said Jean-Yves Camus, a French expert on far-right movements. [Full Article...]

50 dead in terror attack at New Zealand mosques

50 dead in terror attack at New Zealand mosques A worshipper was pictured inconsolably wandering with his tunic turned red in the street outside the Linwood Avenue mosque. He killed 41 people at Al Noor, before killing seven at another mosque nearby. Pence also affirmed USA cooperation in ensuring all the perpetrators were brought to justice. "As Christians we Cook Islanders have come to accept the church as a place of refuge, of safety and... [Full Article...]

Cyclone Idai batters Zimbabwe, at least 24 people dead

Cyclone Idai batters Zimbabwe, at least 24 people dead President Emmerson Mnangagwa has declared a State of Disaster in respect to areas in Manicaland province that were affected by Cyclone Idia, which has claimed 31 lives and displaced 200 people, a lot of them in Chimanimani and Chipinge. "We have compatriots suffering without hope and we have to restore hope", he said on Friday as he set off on a three-day state visit to the kingdom that was previo... [Full Article...]

Teenager who egged Fraser Anning speaks of being 'tackled by 30 bogans'

Teenager who egged Fraser Anning speaks of being 'tackled by 30 bogans' A small scuffle breaks out and Anning began punching the young boy for protesting his offensive comments. . The teen splats an egg on the back of Anning's head, filming the whole thing with his phone, which prompted Anning to spin around and throw a punch at the kid. [Full Article...]

Boeing To Update 737 MAX Software As Grounding Of Jets Drags On

Boeing To Update 737 MAX Software As Grounding Of Jets Drags On The grounding of Boeing's 737 MAX jets after the crash in Ethiopia has had no immediate financial impact on airlines using the planes, but it will get painful for the industry the longer they do not fly, companies and analysts said on Friday. [Full Article...]

New Zealand terrorist supports Trump ‘as a symbol of renewed white identity’

New Zealand terrorist supports Trump ‘as a symbol of renewed white identity’ Brenton Tarrant , formerly of Grafton , was led into the court barefoot in a prison robe and handcuffs, and was not required to speak during his brief three-minute appearance. The Super Rugby clash in Dunedin between the Otago Highlanders and Canterbury Crusaders, who are based in Christchurch , was called off on Saturday out of respect for the victims and their families. [Full Article...]

Suspect In Murder Of Gambino Crime Boss "Frank Cali " Has Been Identified

Suspect In Murder Of Gambino Crime Boss Cali, 53, was a high-ranking member of the Gambino organized crime family and was believed to be the acting boss, a law enforcement source confirmed. Cali allegedly had strong ties to the Sicilian mob. He is listed as single and a high school graduate. Comello received a parking summons for his truck on Staten Island the day of the killing, Shea said. [Full Article...]

New Zealand mosque attack death toll rises to 50

New Zealand mosque attack death toll rises to 50 But in just 36 minutes on Friday afternoon, 49 Muslims were shot dead at two Christchurch mosques , leaving more dead than there were murders in all of previous year. She also sent a message to American politicians given the countless shootings claiming lives in the US, writing: "America take note!" At least 49 people were killed in Friday's attack. [Full Article...]

Iranian Rights Lawyer Sotoudeh Faces Long Prison Term, Lashes

Iranian Rights Lawyer Sotoudeh Faces Long Prison Term, Lashes Antonio Tajani, president of the European Parliament, called the sentence "utterly outrageous" on Tuesday, and said on Twitter that the European Parliament stood with Sotoudeh. During the most recent sentencing, Moghiseh "applied the maximum statutory sentence" for each of her charges, and added an additional four years to her prison term, Amnesty International said in a news release on Mo... [Full Article...]

49 dead in New Zealand mosque shootings

49 dead in New Zealand mosque shootings Bush said that a male in his late 20s has been charged with murder and will appear at the Christchurch court Saturday morning local time. The attacks in Christchurch, in which 40 people were killed, were reportedly live streamed on several social media sites by the shooter and have since been used in broadcasts and shared on social media. [Full Article...]

Israeli warplanes pound Gaza; four Palestinians injured

Israeli warplanes pound Gaza; four Palestinians injured The terror sites included "an office complex in Gaza City used to plan and command Hamas militant activities, an underground complex that served as Hamas' main rocket-manufacturing site and a center used for Hamas drone development", according to an Associated Press report . [Full Article...]

Liberals delay debate on whether to bring Wilson-Raybould back to testify

Liberals delay debate on whether to bring Wilson-Raybould back to testify Two weeks ago, Ms Wilson-Raybould testified she was subjected to a "consistent and sustained" campaign including "veiled threats" by PMO aides to interfere and pursue a deferred prosecution agreement against SNC-Lavalin, a legal mechanism which would have helped the firm avoid a criminal conviction. [Full Article...]

Rescues, evacuations as floodwaters breach levees in Midwest

Rescues, evacuations as floodwaters breach levees in Midwest Additionally, the Missouri River is expected to crest at 30.8 feet in Sioux City and 32.9 feet on the Big Sioux River. A flood watch is in place for areas including the Speed River through Cambridge, Conestogo River through St. The plant continues to operate safely and "there is no threat to plant employees or to the public", the utility said in a release. Pietrycha says the heavy rain whi... [Full Article...]

Bernie Sanders' campaign becomes the first-ever to unionize

Bernie Sanders' campaign becomes the first-ever to unionize United Food and Commercial Workers Local 400 will represent the campaign workers as Sanders, an independent USA senator from Vermont, seeks the 2020 Democratic nomination. The New York Times reported allegations of unwanted sexual advances, as well as pay inequity. Several women who worked on the 2016 Sanders campaign have since alleged they were subjected to harassment, mistreatment and gender ... [Full Article...]

US, Canada Expand Anti-Russia Sanctions Over Ukraine

US, Canada Expand Anti-Russia Sanctions Over Ukraine Canada , the United States , and European Union imposed sweeping sanctions on Friday over Russia's actions against Ukraine, including its 2018 attack on Ukrainian ships, annexation of Crimea and activities in eastern Ukraine. The six defence firms were targeted over their operations in Crimea, where the USA says several "misappropriated Ukrainian state assets to provide services to the Ru... [Full Article...]


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