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Thousands attend New Zealand vigil to honor 50 mosque dead

Photo: A man prays during a vigil in Hagley Park following the March 15 mass shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand, Sunday, March 24, 2019. New Zealand, Mar 24 : Thousands of people have gathered in the New Zealand city of Christchurch to listen to prayers, songs and speeches at a vigil to remember the 50 people killed in a terrorist ...

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More than 130 killed in Mali massacre as UN visits

More than 130 people were killed in an attack on a Fulani village in central Mali on Saturday, the United Nations said, as a delegation visited the country. Survivors accused traditional Dogon hunters of carrying out the deadly raid in Ogossagou, according to Boubacar Kane, the governor of Bankass district which covers the village. A security source told AFP the ...

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French yellow vest protests in Paris avoid last week’s riots

Photo: Teargas is used to disperse demonstrators during minor clashes with police in Paris, Saturday, March 23, 2019. Paris, Mar 24 : Scattered yellow vest protesters clashed with French police firing tear gas Saturday after a peaceful march through Paris, but tougher security measures and protest bans in high-risk neighborhoods prevented the kind of rioting that devastated the capital a ...

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Families of Bangladesh genocide victims call for justice in the Hague

The Bengali community in Europe is stepping up efforts to have Pakistan’s actions in Bangladesh in 1971 recognised as genocide. Activists gathered outside the International Criminal Court in the Hague in the Netherlands on March 23rd, calling for international action. They say that more than three million people were killed when the Pakistani Army used force to suppress an independence ...

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‘Brace ourselves’: Cyclone death toll tops 600 in Africa

A man passes through a section of the road damaged by Cyclone Idai in Nhamatanda about 50 kilometres from Beira, in Mozambique, Friday March, 22, 2019. Beira, Mar 23 : With the flooding easing in parts of cyclone-stricken Mozambique on Friday, fears are rising that the waters could yield up many more bodies. The confirmed number of people killed in ...

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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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