Sunday, 24 March 2019

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David Richardson: No complacency on 2019 World Cup security

KARACHI: The deadly New Zealand shootings which Bangladesh cricketers narrowly avoided means security will remain an “absolute priority” going into the World Cup, the head of cricket’s governing body said. Fifty people died in attacks on two mosques in Christchurch on Friday, in what is believed to be the worst ...

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World leaders condemn Christchurch mosque attacks

LONDON: The word leaders have expressed their solidarity with New Zealand after mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch that killed nearly 50 people on Friday morning. New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the events in Christchurch represented “an extraordinary and unprecedented act of violence” and called it “one of New ...

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My heart broke: Ponting on Christchurch terror attack

MUMBAI: Even though he is sitting thousands of miles away on another continent, Ricky Ponting, the former skipper of the Australian cricket team, is deeply shocked by the Christchurch terror attack in New Zealand which left 49 people dead and over 40 injured on Friday. “You know my heart broke ...

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6 Pakistanis martyred in Christchurch terror attacks

CHRISTCHURCH: At least six Pakistani nationals were killed in the terror attack on two mosques in New Zealand and one of them died while he was reportedly attempting to stop the shooter. Foreign Office spokesman Mohammad Faisal confirmed that six Pakistanis were among 49 worshippers killed by an Australia-born gunman ...

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Over 100 Malaysian schools shut after toxic waste dump

Over 100 schools in Malaysia have been closed after the dumping of toxic waste into a river caused hundreds of people to fall ill, including many children, authorities said. A lorry is believed to have dumped the waste in southern Johor state last week, sending hazardous fumes across a wide ...

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Bangladesh cricket team escapes Christchurch mosque shooting

CHRISTCHURCH: Forty people were killed and 20 more were seriously injured in armed assaults on two Christchurch mosques Friday, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said. “It is clear that this can now only be described as a terrorist attack,” she said. “From what we know, it does appear to ...

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40 dead in terrorist attack at two Mosque shooting in Christchurch

CHRISTCHURCH: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says 40 people have died in the Christchurch shootings. Ten were killed at Linwood and 30 at the Deans Ave mosque near Hagley Park. A further 27 people were injured. Ardern said it was an “unprecedented” situation and described it as a terrorist attack. Those ...

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Eight dead in Brazil school shooting; two shooters commit suicide

Two assailants opened fire Wednesday in a school near Sao Paulo, Brazil, killing eight people and wounding 15 others, state military police said. The two shooters committed suicide after the rampage at the school in Suzano, a community near Sao Paulo, the police said. Among the dead were five school ...

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France to analyse Boeing 737 MAX’s black boxes

PARIS: The black boxes from the Boeing 737 MAX 8 that crashed on Sunday in Ethiopia have been sent to France for analysis, Ethiopian Airlines said. “An Ethiopian delegation led by Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has flown the Flight Data Recorder (FDR) and Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) to Paris, France ...

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Real Madrid reappoint Zinedine Zidane as manager

MADRID: Real Madrid picked one of its most successful figures to try to end one of its worst crises. Zinedine Zidane is returning to coach Madrid, the club he led to three straight Champions League titles before quitting while on top nine months ago. Madrid announced Monday that Zidane accepted ...

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