Funerals begin for New Zealand mosque massacre victims

Hundreds of mourners gathered in a Christchurch cemetery on Wednesday for the first funerals of those killed in the twin mosque massacre as New Zealanders braced for days of emotional farewells following the mass slayings. An Australian white supremacist gunman shot down 50 Muslim worshippers at two mosques in the southern city of Christchurch last […]

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Terrorist who attacked NZ mosque will face ‘full force of the law: Ardern

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern promised on Tuesday that the man responsible for last week’s deadly mosque massacres would face “the full force of the law”, as she vowed never to utter his name. “He sought many things from his act of terror, but one was notoriety — that is why you will never hear […]

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Donald Trump chooses conservative lawyer as Mexico ambassador

President Donald Trump has nominated a veteran Washington lawyer as his first ambassador to Mexico, a delicate role in representing a US leader set on building a wall between the countries. Christopher Landau, who had been rumoured for a job since he start of the Trump administration, served as a clerk to two conservative-leaning Supreme […]

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New Zealand firms consider pulling ads from social media after mass shooting

Some New Zealand companies are weighing whether to advertise on social media, as two industry groups urged them not to in the wake of last week’s mass shooting in Christchurch that was livestreamed on Facebook and redistributed on other platforms. Fifty people were killed and dozens wounded in the shootings at two mosques in Christchurch […]

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40 killed as gunmen open fire in two mosques in New Zealand’s Christchurch

At least 40 people have been killed and 20 seriously injured after gunmen opened fire in two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch Friday, a coordinated and unprecedented attack that has shocked the usually peaceful nation. New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called the incident a terrorist attack in a Friday press conference, […]

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US Senate poised to pass bill ending Trump’s border emergency; veto expected

The US Senate was poised on Thursday to pass a proposal to terminate President Donald Trump’s declaration of an emergency at the southern border, defying his threat to veto the measure and heavy lobbying of his fellow Republicans. Five Republican senators have said they back the measure passed in February by the US House of […]

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Johnson & Johnson must pay cancer-stricken woman $29mn in latest talcum trial

A California jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $29 million to a woman with mesothelioma who claimed that asbestos in the conglomerate’s talcum powder products caused her cancer. The jury found Johnson & Johnson had failed to warn consumers of the health risks of its defective products and awarded $29.4 million in damages […]

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Singles present wealth of economic opportunities

Retail, service providers look to promising market. The growing number of Chinese choosing to remain single may worry many of their parents, but the phenomenon has created ample opportunities for retail and service providers. Many of them now target singles – who often have sizable disposable incomes as a result of fewer family commitments – […]

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New York attorney general is investigating Trump projects

The New York attorney general’s office is looking into ties between Deutsche Bank and Investors Bank and several Trump Organization projects, the New York Times reported late Monday. The attorney general’s office issued subpoenas late Monday to the banks, which opens an additional line of inquiry into Deutsche Bank’s dealings with Trump, the newspaper reported, […]

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