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Victims rise to 50 in Christchurch mosque attacks, 1 suspect left

Victims rise to 50 in Christchurch mosque attacks, 1 suspect left An Aberdeen man who fled for his life after chaos erupted all around him in the wake of the New Zealand terrorist attack said he fell into a "complete panic" soon after the shooting began. Rashid, from Abbottabad, Pakistan, and a New Zealand resident for nine years, was in the mosque with his 21-year-old son. At least 49 people were killed in Friday's attack. [Full Article...]

Gun shop says Christchurch suspect bought weapons online

Gun shop says Christchurch suspect bought weapons online The mother lives in the New South Wales town of Lawrence and the sister in Sandy Beach. The man accused of mass shootings at mosques in New Zealand has fired his lawyer and plans to represent himself in court, leading to speculation that he might try to use his trial as a platform for extremist views. [Full Article...]

Sin Chew deputy chief editor dies in Lombok natural disaster

Sin Chew deputy chief editor dies in Lombok natural disaster Her son was also with her and was slightly injured, but is receiving treatment at a hospital. Another Malaysian woman identified as Lim Sai Wah was also killed in the landslide. The ministry expressed its condolences to the family of the victim and urged all Malaysians affected by the natural disaster to contact its Jakarta-based Malaysian Embassy. [Full Article...]

Top Prosecutor Getting Set to Leave Mueller Team

Top Prosecutor Getting Set to Leave Mueller Team A bid by the Senate's top Democrat, Chuck Schumer, to have the resolution approved by voice vote after the House's action was thwarted by Republican Senator Lindsey Graham. "It is important that Congress stand up for the principle of full transparency", the Democrat added. The exact date of the document's release has not been announced, but it's reported to be unveiled soon. [Full Article...]

PewDiePie 'Sickened' New Zealand Suspect Mentioned His Name

PewDiePie 'Sickened' New Zealand Suspect Mentioned His Name In addition, police are aware of a video shared online, and broadcast live during the attack, that purports to show a gunman walking into an unnamed mosque and opening fire. "At that moment, I realised it was really serious", the man said. Bush clarified that police had found two improvised explosive devices in one vehicle. [Full Article...]

Brenton Tarrant Photos: Full Story Of New Zealand Mosque Shooter

Brenton Tarrant Photos: Full Story Of New Zealand Mosque Shooter AFP downloaded the video and took screenshots of the Twitter account before they went inactive. Two IEDs (improvised explosive devices) were also found and neutralized by the military, police said . The video then cuts out. "Horrified to hear of Christchurch mosque shootings". Peneha then took about five people into his home to recover from their distress. [Full Article...]

Reputed Boss Of Gambino Crime Family Gunned Down In New York

Reputed Boss Of Gambino Crime Family Gunned Down In New York As he strolled out of his red-brick mansion on Staten Island the reputed mob boss Francesco "Franky Boy" Cali probably felt safe. The mobster emerged from his home around 9:15 p.m. eastern seaboard wane - but Wednesday's hit threw NY back to its golden years of organized crime. While it has been decades since a mafia boss was killed in NY, lower-level members have been attacked or killed in ... [Full Article...]

PM Khan condemns terrorist attack on mosques in Christchurch

PM Khan condemns terrorist attack on mosques in Christchurch A spokesman said the email didn't describe the specific incident and there was "nothing in the content or timing that would have been able to prevent the attack". Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday wrote to his New Zealand counterpart expressing his deepest condolences to the bereaved families of the victims. [Full Article...]

New Zealand mass shooting suspect charged with murder

New Zealand mass shooting suspect charged with murder Forty-nine people are dead and at least 20 are seriously injured in what New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says "can now only be described as a terrorist attack ". Witness Len Peneha said he saw a man dressed in black enter the mosque and then heard dozens of shots, followed by people running from the mosque in terror. [Full Article...]

New Zealand massacre: shooter meant to continue attack, says PM

New Zealand massacre: shooter meant to continue attack, says PM Some of the guns appear to have been modified to make them more deadly, she said , adding that a ban on semi-automatic weapons would be considered. - AP A woman paying her respects to the victims of the attack at a makeshift memorial near the Masjid Al Noor mosque , Saturday, March 16, 2019 , Christchurch , New Zealand . [Full Article...]

EU must increase pressure on Britain over Brexit - EU's Verhofstadt

EU must increase pressure on Britain over Brexit - EU's Verhofstadt Looking at their intended trajectory and where the legal and constitutional buffers are, it is becoming clearer by the day that our politicians are no longer in the mood to play within time-honoured rules and deliver for the people of the UK. [Full Article...]

Turkey urges Saudi Arabia to name suspects on trial for Khashoggi's murder

Turkey urges Saudi Arabia to name suspects on trial for Khashoggi's murder Geneva - The head of the Saudi human rights commission said on Thursday that the kingdom had brought perpetrators of the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi to justice and rejected any worldwide role in the probe. Al-Aiban described the murder as an " unfortunate accident ". "We find it hard to understand why an official working in the area of human rights would possibly be unsettled by effo... [Full Article...]

Trump wields first presidential veto to nix border emergency rebuff

Trump wields first presidential veto to nix border emergency rebuff Law enforcement officials and angel families were present as the president signed the veto. In the Oval Office at the White House on Friday afternoon, Trump said "our immigration system is stretched beyond the breaking point" and called the congressional action "dangerous" and "reckless". [Full Article...]

Residents warned as tropical cyclone Idai intensifies over Mozambique

Residents warned as tropical cyclone Idai intensifies over Mozambique The Southern African country is prone to cyclones. Mozambique cabinet spokesperson Ana Comoana said the "government has decreed a red alert due to the continuing rains and the approach of the tropical cyclone Idai, expected to reach the country between Thursday to Friday". [Full Article...]

Beto O'Rourke Campaigns on Bringing Tinder to Rural Populations

Beto O'Rourke Campaigns on Bringing Tinder to Rural Populations O'Rourke's 2018 Senate campaign didn't fit the usual mold. Beto O'Rourke announced he is running for president, making it official with an online video released Thursday morning. O'Rourke, a 46-year-old former three-term United States representative from West Texas , made the announcement online. Trump doesn't seem to have a solid grasp on O'Rourke yet, while he's branded Elizabeth Warren ... [Full Article...]

Theresa May wins legally-binding changes to Irish backstop at eleventh hour

Theresa May wins legally-binding changes to Irish backstop at eleventh hour The legal judgement on the instrument issued by Attorney General Geoffrey Cox today noted: "T$3 he legally binding provisions of the joint instrument and the content of the unilateral declaration reduce the risk that the United Kingdom could be indefinitely and involuntarily detained within the protocol's provisions at least in so far as that situation had been brought about by the bad faith or ... [Full Article...]

Beto O'Rourke tells Texas TV station he's running for president

Beto O'Rourke tells Texas TV station he's running for president The challenges we face are the greatest in living memory. O'Rourke went through a list of Democratic priorities, including health care, climate change, family separation and criminal justice reform, gesturing or chopping with his hands to emphasize each point. [Full Article...]

16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg nominated for Nobel Peace Prize The 16-year-old climate activist has been playing hooky every Friday since last August to protest outside Sweden's parliament building . As he put it, "The massive movement Greta has set in motion is a very important peace contribution". [Full Article...]

Reputed boss of Gambino crime family shot dead in NY

Reputed boss of Gambino crime family shot dead in NY No arrests have been made. He served a 16-month sentence. The Gambino crime family has been in the spotlight for years because of its high-profile former leaders, the late John Gotti and his son John "Junior" Gotti. "It takes a certain type of evil to murder a friend in their own home, and then console the grieving relatives", said Federal Bureau of Investigation assistant director in charge... [Full Article...]

Trump announces news conference at U.S.-Mexico border within three weeks

Trump announces news conference at U.S.-Mexico border within three weeks Lee's so-called Article One Act could give political leverage to Republicans who believe the executive branch has too much power, but don't want to cross Trump by voting in favor of a bill blocking his border emergency declaration. "Republican Senators are proposing new legislation to allow the President to violate the Constitution just this once in order to give themselves cover". [Full Article...]


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