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'Heartfelt grief and sorrow' - Pacific pledges solidarity after Christchurch mosque attacks

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No images have emerged from there. "Inevitably, this is such a small community, so these people are going to be people who are familiar to us, even if we don't know them directly", he says. "Hi guys how are you". "It's a fine line between telling the children this is the reality of it", he said, "and not exposing them to the true nature of humanity that can lead to this sort of thing". Read More »

New Zealand mosque shootings kill 49 in what PM calls 'terrorist attack'

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The shooter, Australian man Brenton Tarrant, 28, told his Facebook Live stream viewers just before opening fire on two mosques, to 'subscribe to PewDiePie '. After parking, he took two guns and walked a short distance to the mosque where he opened fire. Australia's prime minister Scott Morrison has since confirmed that one of those arrested was an Australian citizen. Read More »

Iranian Official Condemns Israeli Attacks on Gaza Strip

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In a statement, the Israeli military said it had struck "approximately 100 military targets" belonging to Gaza-ruling Hamas. Witnesses said the powerful explosions from the air strikes rocked buildings in Gaza and lit up the skies over the targeted sites. Read More »

China hits back at 'prejudiced' U.S. with own rights criticism

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China , often seen as the main strategic adversary of the United States in the long term and locked in thorny trade talks with Washington , "is in a league of its own when it comes to human rights violations ", he said. Pompeo acknowledged that despite extreme abuses in many countries, Washington would work with them if needed. Pompeo assailed Nicaragua for the government's use of snipers and live ammunition to repress protests that the report says left "at least 325 persons dead and ... Read More »

Chaotic scenes as Nigel Farage leads 'Brexit betrayal' march

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The procession will make its way to London in the course of two weeks and is expected to culminate in a rally in Parliament Square on 29 March, the original date for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. A row soon broke out with counter-protesters who turned up carrying red love hearts with messages including "we love workers' rights" and "we love to have a say". Read More »

Franky Cali killing brings back fears of mob violence in NY

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It was Rudy Giuliani's prosecution of the Gambinos and other mob families that led to his election as New York City mayor. "Was the person paid to do it?" Cali, 53, was shot six times in the chest by a gunman in a blue pickup truck on Hilltop Terrace near Four Corners Road in Todt Hill about 9:15 p.m. Read More »

Flash flood emergency forces evacuations in areas west of Omaha, Nebraska

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The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning , as rain and melting snow cause the Saginaw River in Saginaw and the Tittabawassee River in Midland to rise. 71 North to I-35. The story is much the same throughout the central USA, where flooding swamped small towns, forced residents to evacuate, and threatened to temporarily close a nuclear power plant in Nebraska . Read More »

Australia senator egged after Christchurch terror attack comments

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The teen is then tackled to the ground and held in a headlock while Anning is led away. A spokesperson stated that a 17-year-old Hampton boy was arrested, but then released pending further enquiries. "And he should be, frankly, ashamed of himself". Australian PM Scott Morrison has announced the Coalition and Labour would pass a motion in the next parliament meeting in April to censure Anning. Read More »

Court lets families sue gun maker for Sandy Hook school massacre

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The decision represents a major victory for the families of the 20 first-grade children and six educators who were killed in one of the deadliest mass shootings in USA history, which inflamed outrage among gun control advocates who demanded lawmakers work to prevent mass shooting. Read More »

Cyclone Idai: Many dead in Zimbabwe and Mozambique

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Tropical cyclone Idai battered central Mozambique on Friday killing at least 19 people there and cutting off more than half a million in Beira, one of the country's largest cities. They had also affected neighbouring Malawi, where 56 people died and almost a million others were affected, the government said. Roads were flooded and the airport was shut down. Read More »

Video shows Chelsea Clinton berated for her 'rhetoric' for causing mosque shootings

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The son of President Donald Trump , 72, didn't hesitate to speak his mind in his tweet and even suggested praise for Chelsea. Some of the NYU students told Clinton she wasn't welcome at the vigil. "Anyone who doesn't understand this is part of the problem". "And I want you to know that", continued the student. Rep. André Carson (D-Ind.), one of three Muslims in Congress, said the president's remarks were a dog whistle to white supremacists. Read More »

Wall Street near flat as trade deal outlook uncertain

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A discussion was held between China's vice premier Liu He and U.S. trade representative Robert Lighthizer and treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin by phone on Thursday, and that "further material progress" has been made over the wording of the agreement document, Xinhua news reported. Read More »

World reacts with sadness and anger to New Zealand mosque attacks

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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar extended his sympathies to those victims and families of the Christchurch attack. Imran Khan , the President of Pakistan and former first-class cricketer, retweeted the boxer, writing: 'I blame these increasing terror attacks on the current Islamophobia post-9/11 where Islam & 1.3 bn Muslims have collectively been blamed for any act of terror by a Muslim. Read More »

President Donald Trump meets Arlene Foster in Washington

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Prior to the breakfast, Varadkar said differences between their administrations' views on gay rights are clear, but that the two countries have a good working relationship, according to the Independent. Varadkar said he appreciates what the president has done for his country economically. It was potentially the thorniest meeting in Mr Varadkar's packed Washington schedule but it passed off well, with Mr Pence promising to visit Ireland with his mother Nancy to see their ancestral home. Read More »

'Bomb Cyclone' Pushes East Across the U.S., Flood Risks Remain

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It will send rain and snow into Minnesota and IL on Friday. Missouri, Mississippi, Nebraska, Wisconsin (bottom left), and Iowa are already drenched in massive floods. The " bomb cyclone " late winter storm is swirling eastwards after wreaking havoc in western states. The weather service recorded a 60 miles per hour (97 kph) wind gust at Indianapolis International Airport. Read More »

Conservative Party split down the middle as Parliament votes to delay Brexit

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And a Survation poll for the Daily Mail found that that Conservative voters want hard-line Brexiteer and Remainer Tories to toe the line and back the Prime Minister. Following yesterday's vote by the British parliament, UK Prime Minister Theresa May will ask for an extension. A third round of voting witnessed MPs approving a motion calling for a delay to Brexit from March 29 to June 30, as long as May's deal is backed by March 20. Read More »

Beto O'Rourke: Punk from El Paso joins 2020 race

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Sen. Amy Klobuchar welcomed Beto O'Rourke to the 2020 presidential race on Thursday, telling CNN's Poppy Harlow in an interview that she believes more competition in the Democratic primary is good for the party and that she isn't anxious about the former congressman's fundraising prowess. Read More »

Bloody Sunday: Derry awaits decision on 1972 killings

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Northern Ireland's Public Prosecution Service has announced there is enough evidence to charge one British soldier with murder for the so-called Bloody Sunday killings in Northern Ireland almost 50 years ago. A 14th shooting victim died months later. Former members of the support company of the 1st Battalion Parachute Regiment are facing possible charges from the Public Prosecution Service. Read More »

US looks to test ground-launched cruise missile in August

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The INF Treaty was signed in 1987 by then-U.S. president Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. Neither of the missiles will be nuclear-armed, the officials added. The defense officials told reporters that allies in Europe and Asia have not yet been consulted about the planned missile tests or if they would be deployed on their territory. Read More »

Bangladesh cricket team escape shooting at Christchurch mosque

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Also , the players have returned safely back to the hotel but they were suffering from mental trauma. "We must have been about 50 yards from the mosque", team manager Khaled Mashud told ESPNcricinfo in the video below. "He had a big gun and a lot of bullets and he came through and started shooting like everyone in the mosque, like everywhere, and they have to smash the door and the glass from the window and from the small door to try and get out". Read More »

Opposition accuses Liberals of 'coverup' at justice committee

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Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre claimed yesterday that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is directing the Liberal members and said it should be called the "Justin committee" rather than the "justice committee". In her February 27 committee appearance, Wilson-Raybould claimed she was subjected to "consistent and sustained" efforts to pressure her into seeking a remediation agreement deal with SNC-Lavalin. Read More »

Malaysia: Won't Drop Case Against Vietnamese in Kim Murder

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The Vietnamese defendant, who had to be helped out of court by two police officers following the shock announcement, tearfully told reporters: 'I am depressed. Huong's lawyer has said that Huong has not been able to sleep since the unexpected release of Siti. Government lawyers announced the decision in court Thursday. Read More »

European Union extends sanctions on Russian individuals, blacklisting another eight officials

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The EU said its sanctions affected senior security service officials and military commanders accused of preventing Ukrainian ships from reaching port. In addition, the Council of the European Union "added eight Russian officials to the list of those subject to restrictive measures in respect of actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine". Read More »

New Zealand shooter used 5 guns in mosque massacre

As New Zealand has stood by us so we stand shoulder to shoulder with them, and with Muslims in New Zealand, here in the United Kingdom and around the world. In January, for example, the New York-based Anti-Defamation League said that domestic extremists killed at least 50 people in the U.S. in 2018, up from 37 in 2017, and said, "White supremacists were responsible for the great majority of the killings, which is typically the case". Read More »

Nancy Pelosi Boots Mike Pence From His House Office

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Trump subsequently retweeted Diamond and Silk, a seeming endorsement of their analysis of the Hatch Act, which says that most executive branch employees are prohibited from engaging in certain political activities. Bush in the White House. "We are not governing with a focus on impeachment". Trump was referring to an interview published Monday in the Washington Post Magazine in which Pelosi, who returned to power after Democrats won decisively in last year's midterms, said, " I'm not for ... Read More »

Former NYPD Commissioner Calls for Obstruction Investigation into Clinton Email Probe

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Strzok was dismissed from Robert Mueller's team once the text messages were uncovered by internal investigations. Goelman did not provide a specific date for the deletions. Other parts of Page's testimony touch on her controversial text message conversations with her lover, Peter Strzok , about an "insurance policy" to use against Trump if he won the 2016 election. Read More »

Liberals must let Wilson-Raybould come back to committee, opposition says

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OTTAWA _ Liberal MPs have used their majority on the House of Commons justice committee to shut down an opposition attempt to call Jody Wilson-Raybould to testify again on the SNC-Lavalin affair. Conservative MP Michael Cooper said he wants to call other Trudeau advisers Wilson-Raybould named as people who approached her on the SNC-Lavalin matter. Read More »