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Christchurch shootings: Ardern vows never to say gunman’s name

Media captionJacinda Ardern told parliament she would never use the Christchurch gunman’s name New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has vowed never to say the name of the Christchurch mosque gunman. “He sought many things from his act of terror, but one was notoriety – that is why you will never hear me mention his […]

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Christchurch shootings: NZ cabinet backs tighter gun laws

Media captionPM Jacinda Ardern says details of gun law reforms will come within days New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern has said she will announce detailed gun law reforms within days, after an attack on two mosques left 50 people dead. Ms Ardern said her cabinet had backed gun law changes “in principle”. Australian Brenton Tarrant, […]

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Cyclone Idai: ‘Massive and horrifying damage’ in Mozambique

Cyclone Idai: ‘Massive and horrifying damage’ in Mozambique

Image copyright IFRC/Caroline Haga Image caption The Red Cross did an aerial assessment on Sunday Cyclone Idai has had a “massive and horrifying” impact on Mozambique’s port city of Beira, the Red Cross says. It made landfall on Thursday with winds of up to 177 km/h (106 mph), but aid teams only reached Beira on […]

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Christchurch shootings: 49 dead in New Zealand mosque attacks

Media captionChristchurch was put into lockdown as events unfolded Forty-nine people have been killed and at least 20 wounded in shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison described one alleged gunman, who had Australian citizenship, as an “extremist, right-wing” terrorist. A man in his late twenties was charged with […]

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Boeing grounds entire 737 Max crash aircraft fleet

Media captionTrump: Boeing 737 Max planes grounded Boeing has grounded its entire global fleet of 737 Max aircraft after investigators uncovered new evidence at the scene of the fatal Ethiopian Airlines crash. The US plane-maker said it would suspend all 371 of the aircraft. The Federal Aviation Administration said fresh evidence as well as newly […]

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James Shaw: New Zealand shock over climate change minister attack

Image copyright Hagen Hopkins Image caption Lawmakers of all political stripes expressed shock and concern over the incident. New Zealand’s climate change minister has been assaulted in the street while on his way to Parliament House. Green Party co-leader James Shaw was punched in the face early on Thursday in Wellington, though was not seriously […]

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Who attacked N Korea’s Madrid embassy?

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Police were called after a woman reportedly escaped through a second-floor window and screamed for help Spanish investigators are probing an alleged attack on the North Korean embassy in Madrid. On 22 February, a group of 10 assailants reportedly broke into the building, tying up, beating and interrogating eight people […]

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Anger over ‘disgusting’ food found in Chinese school kitchen

Image copyright Supplied Image caption Rotting bread was among the food found in the kitchen One of China’s most prestigious high schools has been the target of public anger after piles of expired mouldy food were found in its canteen kitchen. Mouldy bread, rotting meat and seafood were discovered at the Chengdu No 7 Experimental […]

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Ethiopian Airlines: Boeing 737 crashes on way to Kenya

Ethiopian Airlines: Boeing 737 crashes on way to Kenya

An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 passenger jet has crashed on a flight from Addis Ababa to Nairobi in Kenya. The flight is believed to have had 149 passengers and eight crew members on board, the airline says. A spokesman said the crash happened at 08.44 local time on Sunday, shortly after take-off from the Ethiopian […]

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Venezuela’s Maduro thanks military for defeating ‘coup’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Maduro told supporters to celebrate “anti-imperialism day” Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro has praised the armed forces for staying loyal to him and defeating a “coup” led by the US and opposition leader Juan Guaidó. During a rally, Mr Maduro also blamed Venezuela’s widespread power cuts on “cyber attacks” by […]

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