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French president, Emmanuel Macron, and New Zealand’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, hold a news conference during the Christchurch Call summit. Reuters

10 countries agree to take steps to eliminate online extremism – NZ premier

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Thursday said 10 countries have agreed to take practical steps to eliminate extremist content online so as to stop Christchurch terrorist attacks from happening again.
Facebook might be putting Messenger back into its main social media app.

Facebook imposes restrictions on live-streaming to prevent future abuse

Facebook has announced that it would start restricting who can live stream video on the platform following the white nationalist terrorist attacks in New Zealand only a few months ago.
The Flying Eagles will face stern tests against two Red Bull teams – Red Bull Salzburg and Red Bull Leipzig – before they fly out to the U20 World Cup in Poland.

Flying Eagles coach names final squad for FIFA U-20 World Cup

Head Coach for the Nigeria U-20 team, the Flying Eagles, Paul Aigbogun, has named his final 21-man squad for this year’s FIFA U20 World Cup finals in Poland.

Youths urged to take leadership in climate change

UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, on Monday encouraged New Zealand’s younger generation to take bigger responsibility of global issues on climate change and technology.

World ‘not on track’ with climate change – UN chief

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres launched a brief South Pacific tour in New Zealand Sunday, warning the world was “not on track” to limiting global temperature rises.
Abayomi Nurain Mumuni

Security expert gives tips on protection of mosques during Ramadan

A renowned security expert, Ambassador Abayomi Nurain Mumuni, has called on Nigerian Muslims to remain conscious of their safety at public functions as they observe their religious rites during the holy month of Ramadan.
Gun control advocates believe New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern must act swiftly on her promises of tighter gun laws. Hagen Hopkins-Getty Images

New Zealand: Why my ring is on middle finger – premier

The newly engaged Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, has revealed why she is wearing her engagement ring on the middle finger.
Nchout Njoya Ajara

WWC: Cameroon can do better in France – Nchout Ajara

Cameroon forward Nchout Njoya Ajara insists the Indomitable Lionesses will show significant progress on the global stage when they compete in their second Women's World Cup in June in France.
Facebook

Facebook bans Louis Farrakhan, others for alleged hate speech

Facebook announced on Thursday that it has banned several high-profile accounts and people from its platform, including Nation of Islam leader, Minister Louis Farrakhan, according to USA Today.
New Zealand postponed plans to re-enter Pike River Mine in which 29 men died in 2010, just one day before the shaft was set to be unsealed on Friday, an official said on Thursday.

New Zealand postpones long-awaited re-entry into deadly mine

New Zealand postponed plans to re-enter Pike River Mine in which 29 men died in 2010, just one day before the shaft was set to be unsealed on Friday, an official said on Thursday.
A police officer secures the area in front of the Masjid al Noor mosque after a shooting incident in Christchurch on March 15, 2019. – Attacks on two Christchurch mosques left at least 49 dead on March 15, with one gunman — identified as an Australian extremist — apparently livestreaming the assault that triggered the lockdown of the New Zealand city. (Photo by Tessa BURROWS / AFP)

Police in Christchurch find suspected bomb, man arrested

New Zealand police found a suspected bomb and ammunition Tuesday in a vacant lot in Christchurch, the scene of last month’s mosque shootings which killed 50 Muslim worshippers.
Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith

Head of Sri Lanka’s Catholic Church rejects bullet-proof car

The head of Catholics in Sri Lanka on Tuesday rejected a government offer to use a bullet-proof vehicle after the Easter Sunday bombings on churches and hotels that left 253 dead.
Police officers and vehicles are seen behind police cordon in Christchurch [TVNZ via Reuters]

Police arrest man after bomb threat in Christchurch

New Zealand police have arrested a 33-year-old man after they found ammunition and a package containing a suspected explosive device at a vacant property in Christchurch.
Gboyega Oyetola

Governor Oyetola: Nigeria must chain extremism, promote diversity

Osun state Governor Adegboyega Oyetola has enjoined Nigerians to eschew ‎things that can hamper the peaceful coexistence in the country.
Sergio Aguero’s goal at Burnley this afternoon means he is only the second player to score 20 goals or more in six different Premier League seasons.

Sergio Aguero inches Manchester City closer to title

Sergio Aguero’s 20th Premier League goal of the season left Manchester City just two wins from the title after a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Burnley at Turf Moor on Sunday.
Prince William and Imam Gamal Fouda speak at the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand on April 26, 2019.

In Pictures: Prince William visits Christchurch massacre mosques

Britain’s Prince William has visited a mosque in New Zealand where 42 people were killed in March, saying “the forces of love will always prevail over the forces of hate.
Signs are displayed at the Huawei stand at the Shanghai Auto Show in Shanghai on April 17, 2019. (Photo by GREG BAKER - AFP)

British premier approves Huawei role in 5G network

British Prime Minister Theresa May has given the go-ahead for China’s Huawei to help build a 5G network, shrugging off security warnings from senior ministers and Washington, the Daily Telegraph reported Wednesday.
Iain Lees-Galloway

New Zealand offers permanent visas to those at mosques during attacks

New Zealand is offering permanent residency to all of those who were at two mosques in Christchurch last month when a terrorist killed 50 people, as well as to the survivors’ immediate relatives, the country’s immigration minister said on Tuesday.

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