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Mourners help to carry a casket containing the body of Haji Mohammed Daoud Nabi, 71, a victim of the Al Noor Mosque massacre, during his funeral in Christchurch on March 21, 2019. – New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on March 21 announced an immediate ban on the sale of assault rifles and semi-automatics in a muscular response to the Christchurch terror attack that killed 50 people. (Photo by Anthony WALLACE / AFP)

Thousands stage silent New Zealand march for shooting victims

More than 10,000 people marched silently on Thursday through the New Zealand city where the alleged shooter in last week’s massacre had lived, as the country paid its respects to the 50 victims of the tragedy.
Turkey has called an emergency meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to discuss the New Zealand mosque attacks and increasing violence based on Islamophobia.

Turkey calls OIC meeting on Islamophobia after NZ attacks

Turkey has called an emergency meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to discuss the New Zealand mosque attacks and "increasing violence based on Islamophobia".
A rare fish, the size of a boulder, known to “sink yachts” has washed up on an Australian beach, attracting many curious tourists and triggering global interest.

Amazing rare fish, like a rock, washes ashore

A rare fish, the size of a boulder, known to “sink yachts” has washed up on an Australian beach, attracting many curious tourists and triggering global interest.
military-style semi-automatic and assault rifles

New Zealand bans automatic guns, assault rifles

Almost a week after lone wolf terrorist Australian Brenton Tarrant killed 50 people in two Christchurch mosques, New Zealand is set to ban military-style semi-automatic and assault rifles under tough new gun laws.
Floral tributes to those who were gunned down at the two mosques are seen against a wall bordering the Botanical Garden in Christchurch on March 19, 2019. – New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern vowed never to utter the name of the twin-mosque gunman as she opened a sombre session of parliament with an evocative “as salaam alaikum” message of peace to Muslims. (Photo by Marty MELVILLE / AFP)

Second man charged with sharing livestream of Christchurch massacre

A 44-year-old man has become the second person charged with sharing a gruesome livestream video of the deadly attack at a Christchurch mosque, as New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called for a global response to the dangers of social media.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Wednesday that her foreign minister will travel to Turkey to confront comments made by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the Christchurch mosque shootings that killed 50 people.

New Zealand minister ‘to confront’ Turkey’s Recep Erdogan over mosque attack comments

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Wednesday that her foreign minister will travel to Turkey to "confront" comments made by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the Christchurch mosque shootings that killed 50 people.
Indonesia Joko Widodo

Indonesian president’s lead over election rival sharply cut: poll

A new Indonesian election survey shows President Joko Widodo's big lead over his challenger, retired general Prabowo Subianto, is narrowing just weeks ahead of next month's vote in the world's third-largest democracy.

NSCIA condemns Christchurch terror attack

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has condemned the Friday terrorist attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, by Australian citizen, Brenton Tarrant.

New Zealand shooting: Firms consider pulling ads from social media

Some New Zealand companies are weighing whether to advertise on social media as two industry groups urged them not to in the wake of recent mass shooting in Christchurch that was live-streamed on Facebook and redistributed on other platforms.
Brenton Tarrant

Mosque killer faces ‘unprecedented’ sentence

Suspected mosque gunman Brenton Tarrant faces an “unprecedented” sentence that bars him from ever applying for release, but could yet dodge terror charges, legal experts told AFP Monday.

New Zealand to unveil gun laws after mosque shootings

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday she would announce new gun laws within days, after a gunman killed 50 people in mass shootings at two mosques in the city of Christchurch.
An employee shows US dollar banknotes at a foreign currency brokerage office in Khartoum on October 7, 2018. - Sudan slashed the official value of its currency against the US dollar by more than half on October 7, the third devaluation this year in the face of a mounting economic crisis. (Photo by ASHRAF SHAZLY / AFP)

Forex: Dollar on back foot after soft data fans bet on dovish Fed

The dollar licked its wounds on Monday after soft U.S. data increased bets the Federal Reserve will cut rates later this year while the pound hovered near nine-months high on hopes for a delay in Britain’s exit from the European Union
Valterri Bottas with the Australian Grand Prix trophy after winning at Albert Park in Melbourne at the Formula One season opener. Julian Smith-AAP

Valtteri Bottas upstages Lewis Hamilton in Australian Grand Prix

Valtteri Bottas upstaged his Mercedes world champion team-mate Lewis Hamilton Sunday to win the season-opening Australian Formula One Grand Prix in a sizzling performance that he called his “best ever”.
New Zealand Atta Elayyan

New Zealand futsal goalkeeper among those killed in Christchurch shootings

Atta Elayyan, the goalkeeper for New Zealand's futsal team, was one of those killed in Friday's mosque attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand Football (NZF) has confirmed.
A Nigerian, Alabi Lateef was also a survivor of the massacre at Linwood Masjid, the second mosque attacked by white terrorist Brenton Tarrant.

Nigerian, Ethiopian survivors recount horrific New Zealand mosques attack

As the bullets tore into worshippers during Friday prayers at Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, taxi driver AbdulKadir Ababora from Ethiopia threw himself to the floor and wedged himself under a bookshelf used to hold Korans, praying he would see his wife and kids again.
Brenton Tarrant, charged for murder in relation to the mosque attacks, is led into the dock for his appearance in the Christchurch district court on Saturday. POOL-Reuters

Western tabloids condemned for ‘humanising’ NZ mosque attacker

Social media users have condemned Western tabloid newspapers for their coverage of the New Zealand mosque attacks and their attempts to 'humanise' the gunman.
Hamilton clinches record eighth pole in Melbourne Australia

Lewis Hamilton on pole for the 8th time in Melbourne

Mercedes’ world champion Lewis Hamilton snatched a record-extending eighth pole position at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix on Saturday.
An employee shows US dollar banknotes at a foreign currency brokerage office in Khartoum on October 7, 2018. - Sudan slashed the official value of its currency against the US dollar by more than half on October 7, the third devaluation this year in the face of a mounting economic crisis. (Photo by ASHRAF SHAZLY / AFP)

Dollar set for biggest weekly drop in three months

The dollar slipped against its rivals on Friday and was set for its biggest weekly drop in more than three months before a U.S. Central Bank meeting next week.

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