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Assault rifles to be banned in New Zealand
"On 15 March our history changed forever. Now our laws will too. We are announcing action today on behalf of all New Zealanders to strengthen our gun laws and make our country a safer place," Ardern said at a press conference in the capital Wellington. The announcement came after the country's cabinet agreed to overhaul the law and ban military-style semi-automatics and assault rifles 72 hours after the Christchurch attacks.…
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British politicians advised to take taxis home amid fears of Brexit violence
In an email obtained by CNN, Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons Lindsay Hoyle wrote to lawmakers explaining that the Serjeant at Arms -- who is responsible for security -- had organized for black cabs to collect MPs from within the grounds of parliament in Westminster, central London. The email -- first reported by PoliticsHome -- was sent late afternoon on Wednesday, after Prime Minister Theresa May said she…
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Glacier melt on Everest exposes dead bodies
More than 200 mountaineers have died on the peak since 1922, when the first climbers' deaths on Everest were recorded. The majority of bodies are believed to have remained buried under glaciers or snow. "Due to the impact of climate change and global warming, snow and glaciers are fast melting and dead bodies are increasingly being exposed and discovered by climbers," Ang Tshering Sherpa, former president of Nepal Mountaineering Association,…
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Ferry capsizes in Iraq’s Tigris river killing 71
Nearly 150 people were on board, including over 80 women and children, according to health ministry spokesman Saif al-Badr. The ferry was transporting people from a bank of the river to a small tourist island called Um al Rabeein. It capsized halfway because of high water levels in the river, according to Nineveh mayor, Abd al-Sattar Habu. "My family was happy and preparing food to celebrate Nowruz," said Survivor Omtir…
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Etihad is still bleeding money. Is it time to merge with Emirates?
The Abu Dhabi airline has racked up about $4.7 billion of losses in the last three years as investments in Alitalia, Air Berlin and India's Jet Airways turned sour and competition from rivals bit into revenue. It's a dramatic reversal of fortune for the second national carrier of the United Arab Emirates. Together with Emirates, based down the road in Dubai, and Qatar Airways, Etihad helped transform global aviation in…
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By blaming lawmakers for ‘blocking Brexit,’ May risks violence and loses even more allies
But after months of wrangling with lawmakers, resulting in a failure to get her deal approved by parliament, May will instead ask her fellow EU leaders for three more months to get Brexit completed. It is a situation that should have left May, the prime minister who took the job claiming only she could provide the fortitude and resilience to see Brexit through, feeling humbled and contrite. And yet on…
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Christchurch footage shows suspect fired at people from car
Security camera footage obtained from the owners of a hotel on the street shows what, at that moment, seemed like a regular Friday. But the subsequent footage of the small hotel parking lot, which some pedestrians crossed to access the Al Noor Mosque, located roughly 300 meters (984 feet) to its north, reveals important details about the deadliest terrorist attack in New Zealand's modern history, including that the suspect stopped…
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By blaming lawmakers for ‘blocking Brexit,’ May risks violence and loses even more allies
But after months of wrangling with lawmakers, resulting in a failure to get her deal approved by parliament, May will instead ask her fellow EU leaders for three more months to get Brexit completed. It is a situation that should have left May, the prime minister who took the job claiming only she could provide the fortitude and resilience to see Brexit through, feeling humbled and contrite. And yet on…
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How ‘repulsive’ comments sparked outrage in Australia
The picture of the 21-year-old was posted on Australian broadcaster Channel Seven's AFL Facebook page, but what followed has become all too familiar -- "repulsive" comments of a sexual nature posted by trolls which have left the athlete herself saying she felt she had been "sexually abused" on social media. Follow @cnnsport The federal government has added its voice to the chorus of condemnation of the trolls, with Kelly O'Dwyer,…
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By blaming lawmakers for ‘blocking Brexit,’ May risks violence and loses even more allies
But after months of wrangling with lawmakers, resulting in a failure to get her deal approved by parliament, May will instead ask her fellow EU leaders for three more months to get Brexit completed. It is a situation that should have left May, the prime minister who took the job claiming only she could provide the fortitude and resilience to see Brexit through, feeling humbled and contrite. And yet on…