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One of the worst mass shootings in history: New Zealand toll at 49 New Zealand's mosque shootings on Friday have entered a grisly list of the world's worst massacres, equalling the 49 killed at at the Orlando Pulse nightclub attack of 2016. The Orlando attack on the Pulse gay nightclub of the year before was the deadliest terror attack on US soil since 2001 and perpetrated by 29-year-old Omar Mateen who had pledged allegiance to ISIS Taliban shooters killed 141 people - mostly students - in a horrific siege
Left out of peace talks, U.S. allies reassess Afghan support At a dinner party in Kabul's high-security "green zone" in March,... (By) pulling out, the international community will pay a much higher price in insecurity across the world Ninety percent of the money spent on the health sector in Afghanistan comes from the international community, said Toby Lanzer, deputy special representative in Afghanistan for the UN Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles
Chernobyl 'still killing us' as book warns it may have caused 'cancer rise' CHERNOBYL could still be ‘killing us’ according to a new book which suggests the disaster may be responsible for the global rise in cancers and diseases. MIT historian Kate Brown has be… She added: Minimising both the number of deaths so far and the on-going health consequences of the Chernobyl disaster provided cover for nuclear powers to dodge lawsuits and uncomfortable investigations in the 1990s Researchers recently proved that climate change is to blame for rising sea levels – as the risk of megatsunamis grows
Forty-nine killed in New Zealand terror attack on two mosques At least 49 people were killed in a terrorist attack at two mosques in Christchurch on the South Island of New Zealand, with one of the massacres live streamed on the Internet. He described himself in a chilling 74-page manifesto as just an ordinary white man, 28 years old The team tweeted all members of the team had made it safely back to their hotel The Department of Foreign Affairs was working with New Zealand authorities to determine whether any Australians have been killed in the attack
New Zealand mosque shootings kill 49 in what PM calls 'terrorist... At least one gunman killed 49 people and wounded more than 40 during Friday pray... All mosques in New Zealand had been asked to shut their doors and armed guards posted at them, police said, adding they were not actively looking for any other identified suspects 1.3 billion Muslims have collectively been blamed for any act of terror Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles
Who takes America to war? As commanders-in-chief, presidents often consider it their prerogative to authorise military action A decade later, Lyndon Johnson secured congressional authorisation for American involvement in Vietnam, promising that it would be limited and fitting; it lasted ten more years and expanded furtively to Cambodia and Laos Expect no tidy resolution to a devastating conflict
No electricity, medicine or hope: despair rules in Maracaibo's hospitals The sick must provide their own medical supplies as havoc grips Venezuela’s second city, but shelves in the looted shops are bare The air in the crowded emergency ward was already thick with the rusty smell of dried blood when the door burst open and two men barged in, screaming for help He looked around at the bloody patient on the next bed – and passed out again In a phone call the next day, Alicia said the baby had died
How Zambia Is Defying The Odds In The Face Of Economic Pressure - A Q&A With Christopher Mvunga An interview with Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet of the Republic of Zambia, Hon. Chistopher Mvunga Britain's Prince Harry, second from left, is flanked by Zambia's President Edgar Lungu during his visit at State House in Lusaka, Monday, Nov. 26, 2018 Many people don’t realize that we enjoyed a 65% uptick in inbound foreign direct investment in 2017, in other words making Zambia one of only two countries in our development category that saw an increase in FDI on the continent last year
Actor Ben Stiller: I met Syrian refugees living on a knife's edge, and there are millions more The conflict in Syria has raged for eight years and millions are displaced. I met some of the children and families carving out a life far from home. They regretted having to do that, but thought it was better than having their child beg The cartoonist's homepage, Mike Thompson, USA TODAY Fullscreen The cartoonist's homepage, Andy Marlette, Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal Fullscreen The cartoonist's homepage, Andy Marlette, Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal Fullscreen The cartoonist's homepage, Andy Marlette, Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal Fullscreen The cartoonist's homepage, Mike Thompson, USA TODAY Fullscreen The cartoonist's homepage, - [ ] Marc Murphy, (Louisville, Ky.) Courier Journal Fullscreen Mike Thompson, USA TODAY The cartoonist's homepage, Fullscreen 2444264002 Andy Marlette, Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal Fullscreen The cartoonist's homepage, - [ ] Marc Murphy, (Louisville, Ky.) Courier Journal Fullscreen The cartoonist's homepage, Mike Thompson, USA TODAY Fullscreen The cartoonist's homepage, Mike Thompson, USA TODAY Fullscreen Last SlideNext Slide
Hero builders cradled dying victims during New Zealand mosque massacre HEROIC builders sprang into action as the terrifying Masjid Al Noor mosque gun slaughter unfolded before their eyes. Kiwi Carl Pomare saw  “people running for their lives” after hearing “rapid fire… HEROIC builders sprang into action as the terrifying Masjid Al Noor mosque gun slaughter unfolded before their eyes It was a pretty scary situation because there were still other shots being fired at the time inside the mosque It took me half an hour before my shaking stopped, the survivor added
Analysis | Power Up: Beto-mania leaves some Texas Democrats feeling jilted Some say he failed to use his star power to buoy other Democrats running in the state. TGIF, PEOPLE! And please join me in welcoming the newest member of the Power Up team whose byline you'll be seeing starting on Tuesday: Brent Griffiths 👏 Tips, comments, recipes Nielsen told them the issue was largely the purview of the Pentagon while Defense Department officials at the same time were deferring to Nielsen’s agency for information they needed to make a list of targeted projects
Opinion: The strongmen are back. And we have no idea how to confront them. Dictators have reemerged as the greatest challenge facing the liberal democratic world. This was a different idea of American nationalism, and it was inevitably bound up with questions of religion, race and ethnicity, for it was about preserving the ascendancy of a particular cultural and political tradition which happened to be white, Anglo-Saxon and Protestant
Analysis | The Senate voted to block Trump’s national emergency declaration. Now what? Here are 3 takeaways from Congress's highly unusual rebuke. Most of these laws include special procedures enabling House and Senate majorities to challenge executive power Lawmakers originally crafted these provisions when the parties divided control of Congress and the White House In such contentious waters, the ship of state moves very slowly, if at all
Perspective | How Donald Trump is making illegal immigration worse The U.S. can't keep selfishly meddling in Latin America if it expects to stop illegal immigration. A supporter of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro holds a sign with a defaced image depicting President Trump during an anti-intervention march in Caracas on Feb. 27 The same was true in Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic and Panama, among other nations
New Zealand massacre survivors prayed gunman would run out of bullets Survivors of the Al Noor Mosque massacre in Christchurch revealed how they were splashed with blood and they prayed that the gunman would run out of bullets during the attack. 'My uncle got shot in his backside, I am just praying it is not too serious.' Witnesses reported hearing 50 shots and police are responding to the incident at Al Noor Mosque in Christchurch on the country's South Island At least one gunman has opened fire at a mosque in New Zealand , shooting at children and killing dozens of people Survivors gather near the Al Noor Mosque on Deans Road hours after the place of worship was attacked 'This week is the first time I went to the mosque...I am still shaking, and I am traumatised.' One survivor said he was one of the last people to leave the mosque and said that he had also prayed that the gunman would run out of bullets
Congress Has a Breaking Point. This Week, Trump Might Have Found It. In three bipartisan votes, Congress this week rebuked President Trump over Saudi Arabia, blocked his border emergency declaration and demanded a public release of the special counsel’s report. They are really pretty infrequent, and when you do observe them it speaks to real tumult in the party Senate Rejects Trump’s Border Emergency Declaration, Setting Up First Veto March 14, 2019 House Votes, 420-to-0, to Demand Public Release of Mueller Report March 14, 2019 Senate Votes Again to End Aid to Saudi War in Yemen, Defying Trump March 13, 2019 G.O.P.’s Attempt to Avoid Emergency Showdown With Trump Is Scuttled, by Trump March 13, 2019 Advertisement
Here's what the GOP split on border emergency means for Trump and 2020 Republicans look like they are starting to distance themselves from President Donald Trump, though whether it is a longtime breach remains to be seen. It was also a condemnation of Trump’s refusal to admonish Saudi Arabia for its role in the murder of Jamal Khashoggi McCaul called those unshakable pillars of American values and said it was vital to reaffirm American’s trusted alliances around the globe It sort of stretches at times, Kondik said, but never breaks Craig Lassig, EPA-EFE Fullscreen Last SlideNext Slide
Right-wing mosque shooter's rant included attack on Sadiq Khan Australian man Brenton Tarrant, 28, published 'The Great Replacement' the morning before opening fire at two mosques in Christchurch, on New Zealand's south island. 'I would say it's something in the nature of his travels, something he's been around 'We were trying to get everyone to run away from this area Gunmen reportedly opened fire across the city on Friday afternoon Several bombs were found attached to vehicles across Christchurch
'Lucky to escape': Bangladesh cricket team flee New Zealand mosque mass shootings The Bangladesh cricket team narrowly escaped the carnage at a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, which was the scene of one of two mass shootings that have left 49 people dead and at least 20 wounded. Also on Australian who vowed to fight ‘Muslim invaders’ said to be behind deadly NZ mosque shootings Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison confirmed that the suspect was an Australian citizen, describing him as an extremist, right-wing terrorist
Your Friday Briefing New Zealand, North Korea, Facebook: Here’s what you need to know. Tourists come from around Asia to see the juhyo, known in English as ice monsters, but scientists say they are increasingly threatened by warming temperatures • Here’s today’s mini crossword puzzle, and a clue: What the sans of Comic Sans refers to (5 letters)
Moment hero cop drags New Zealand ‘terrorist’ from car after mosque attack THIS is the moment a brave police officer dramatically drags one of the suspected Christchurch mosque shooters from a car. Footage filmed by a passerby shows the suspect is still inside the car as … THIS is the moment a brave police officer dramatically drags one of the suspected Christchurch mosque shooters from a car The man shoots several people from the car park before stalking through the building, picking off people and shooting bodies on the floor
Myanmar reporters among '10 most urgent' cases of press freedom... Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who have been sentenced to seven year... Claudia Duque (Colombia) Human rights defender endures attacks in Columbia where impunity remains 98.81% The veteran investigative reporter has endured kidnapping, illegal surveillance, psychological torture and has been exiled Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles
FT joins campaign to highlight threats to press freedom © AFP Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo (Myanmar) : Following their investigation into a massacre of Rohingya men and boys in western Rakhine State, the Reuters reporters were convicted under the colonial-era official secrets act and sentenced to seven years jail
Aussie senator claims Muslim VICTIMS were to blame for mosque massacre AN Australian senator has been branded “disgusting” after he blamed Muslim immigration for the Christchurch mosque massacre. Fraser Anning released a statement in the wake of the shooti… Australians will be utterly ashamed of this racist man Paramedics were seen taking the wounded to a Christchurch hospital 13 This map shows where the sickening attacks unfolded 13 One man wearing military fatigues was arrested outside Papanui High School 13 The shooter posted pics of his automatic weapon ammo - daubed in bizarre references to historic Muslim conflicts 13 The shooter came loaded with stacks of guns and wore army gear AP:Associated Press 13 The gunman attacked Masjid Al Noor Mosque in Christchurch at 1.40pm on Friday AP:Associated Press 13 The injured were seen being comforted following the shootings AP:Associated Press 13 Witnesses inside the mosque reported seeing 15 people being shot, including children AP:Associated Press 13 Armed cops have locked down the area AP:Associated Press 13 The shooter live streamed the carnage on Facebook using a GoPro
Russia restarts bombing campaign over rebel-held Syrian city of Idlib Russian jets have bombed the last-remaining Syrian rebel stronghold, threatening a ceasefire reached to prevent a humanitarian disaster. Russian jets have bombed the last-remaining Syrian rebel stronghold, threatening a ceasefire reached to prevent a humanitarian disaster There is no solution against the Russian occupier, Assad’s forces and the Iranian militias except confrontation and confrontation only, HTS said in a statement in response
PewDiePie says he’s disgusted after New Zealand mosque terrorist ordered people to subscribe to YouTuber’s channel in massacre live-stream YOUTUBER PewdiePie has responded revealing his disgust after one of the New Zealand gunmen said his name before opening fire in a horrific massacre live-stream. PewdiePie, real name Felix Kjellberg… The names of the gunmen have not yet been confirmed by police ƿ૯ωძɿ૯ƿɿ૯ (@pewdiepie) March 15, 2019 5 At least 49 have been reported to be dead in the horrific massacres YouTube 5 The Swede is the most subscribed YouTuber in the world with over 89million subscribers
North Korea mulls renewing tests after ‘gangster-like’ stance by Pompeo and Bolton – Deputy FM Pyongyang may freeze talks with the US and renew missile and nuclear tests after senior US officials torpedoed President Trump’s talks with Kim Jong-un in Vietnam, a top North Korean diplomat said. Choe criticized Trump for claiming at a news conference after the talks fell through that Pyongyang wanted all sanctions to be lifted – a claim that the US State Department later admitted was not accurate He, however, offered no details on whether a new round of talks is being planned Trends: North Korea news North Korea-US news
US & allied diplomats storm out as Venezuelan FM addresses UN drugs convention US officials led allied diplomats in a huffy walkout as Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza stood to address a UN convention on narcotics in Vienna, declaring that he represented an "illegitimate government." Anya Parampil (@anyaparampil) March 14, 2019 Others had a simpler take on the proceedings Also on US threatens ‘secondary sanctions’ against those who refuse to back its Venezuela coup Self-declared president Juan Guaido, who anointed himself leader of Venezuela nearly two months ago, promised on Monday to oust Maduro very soon , blaming him for the blackouts Trends: US newsUS-backed coup in Venezuela newsVenezuela news
China seeks to calm markets with pledge to keep growth on target Premier Li stresses 'job first' policy as foreign investment law passes The central government will ask designated financial institutions and some enterprises directly under the central government to turn a larger share to the state treasury, Li said He said issues are long-standing and complicated, and cannot be solved overnight