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Mass funeral held to bury 26 slain in N. Zealand

  Photo: Muslims pray during Friday prayers at Hagley Park in Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday, March 22, 2019. People across New Zealand are observing the Muslim call to prayer as the nation reflects on the moment one week ago when 50 people were slaughtered at two mosques. New Zealand, Mar 22 : Thousands of people have gathered for a mass ...

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Imam says New Zealand is broken-hearted but not broken

Photo : Muslims pray during Friday prayers at Hagley Park in Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday, March 22, 2019. Christchurch, Miami, Mar 22 : New Zealanders observed the Muslim call to prayer Friday in reflecting on the moment one week ago when 50 worshippers at two Christchurch mosques were slain — an act that an imam told the crowd of thousands ...

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China chemical plant blast kills 47, injures hundreds more

Photo : In this Thursday, March 21, 2019, photo, fires burn at the site of a factory explosion in a chemical industrial park in Xiangshui County of Yancheng in eastern China’s Jiangsu province. Beijing, Miami, Mar 22 : A massive explosion at a chemical plant in eastern China with a long record of safety violations has killed at least 47 ...

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Italian bus driver hijacks 51 children, set vehicle on fire

A bus driver in northern Italy abducted 51 children and their chaperones Wednesday, ordering the children’s hands to be bound and threatening them with death during the drive, before setting the vehicle on fire when he was stopped by a Carabinieri blockade.   Officers broke the glass in the back door of the bus and got all the passengers to ...

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New Zealand school enforces ‘ban’ on hijab

Student at a top Auckland girls school were told the hijab violates dress code despite national calls to support Muslim community in the wake of a terrorist attack.   Less than a week after the terror attack in Christchurch that killed 50 muslim worshipers, a top New Zealand girls school has banned the headscarf from its dress code.  The principal ...

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New Zealand imam preparing for emotional Friday prayer

An imam says he’s expecting thousands of people at an emotional Friday prayer in Christchurch, New Zealand, a week after a gunman killed 42 people at his mosque and 50 people in all. Gamal Fouda says he’s been discussing plans for the prayer with city officials and lawmakers and expects it will take place in a large park across from ...

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New Zealand PM vows never to say gunman’s name

New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has vowed never to say the name of the Christchurch mosque gunman. “He sought many things from his act of terror, but one was notoriety – that is why you will never hear me mention his name,” Ms Ardern said in an emotional address at New Zealand’s parliament. Last Friday’s shootings at two mosques ...

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Death toll from Indonesia floods, mudslides rises to 89

Photo: This aerial shot taken on Sunday, March 17, 2019 shows the area affected by flash floods in Sentani, Papua province, Indonesia. Jayapura, Mar 19 : The death toll from flash floods and mudslides triggered by torrential downpours in eastern Indonesia has risen to 89, with dozens of others missing. National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho says the ...

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Dutch police hunt suspect after shooting on tram kills 1

Photo: Rescue workers install a screen on the spot where a body was covered with a white blanket following a shooting in Utrecht, Netherlands, Monday, March 18, 2019. Netherlands, Mar 18 : Dutch police were hunting down a suspect after a shooting Monday on a tram in the central Dutch city of Utrecht that left a dead body on the ...

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New Zealand prepares to bury mosque victims as toll hits 50

Photo: A girl walk to lay flowers on a wall at the Botanical Gardens in Christchurch, New Zealand, Sunday, March 17, 2019. Christchurch, Mar 17 : Anguished relatives were anxiously waiting Sunday for authorities to release the remains of those who were killed in terror attack at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch, while police announced the ...

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