Sunday, 24 March 2019

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Eggboy to donate GoFundMe money to survivors of Christchurch

CHRISTCHURCH: Will Connolly, from Victoria, rose to notoriety after footage of him hitting Senator Fraser Anning with an egg went viral on Saturday, March 16. The 17-year-old has been hailed a hero by many people, with murals appearing in his honour. People have been praising Connolly for standing up to ...

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Saudi media claims Iran hacked Netanyahu family’s phones, Tel Aviv denies

TEL AVIV: Telephones belonging to the Israeli prime minister’s wife and son, Sara and Yair Netanyahu, were allegedly breached by Iranian intelligence services in order to wiretap the Israeli head of government, Independent Arabia reported, citing anonymous sources. According to the news outlet, the hack occurred several months ago, but was eventually discovered and the breach closed. It ...

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Guests from 195 nations to mark Japan royal transition

TOKYO-AA: Japan is sending out invitations to guests from 195 countries for the imperial enthronement ceremony for Crown Prince Naruhito, which is slated for May 1, according to Kyodo news agency. On April 30, Emperor Akihito will abdicate to become the first living Japanese monarch to do so in two ...

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PM Jacinda Arden announces to broadcast Azaan on Friday

CHRISTCHURCH: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden said the nation will observe a two-minute silence in memory of the Christchurch martyrs and that they will broadcast Azaan (the call to prayer) on Friday in solidarity with the Muslim community. Speaking to media on her second visit to Christchurch Arden said, ...

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US to designate Brazil as major non-NATO ally

WASHINGTON: The United States will designate Brazil as a major non-NATO ally, the White House said in a joint statement from President Donald Trump and President Jair Bolsonaro. “President Trump announced the United States’ intent to designate Brazil as a Major Non-NATO Ally,” the statement said. US National Security Adviser John Bolton ...

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Dutch police arrest Utrecht shooting suspect

NETHERLANDS: Dutch police arrested the suspect in a shooting on a tram in the city of Utrecht in which three people were killed, a police chief said. “We have just been informed that the suspect has been arrested,” Utrecht police chief Rob van Bree told a news conference. Police had ...

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Dead whale in Philippines had 40 kg of plastic in stomach

PHILIPPINES: A starving whale with 40 kilos (88 pounds) of plastic trash in its stomach has died after being washed ashore in the Philippines, activists said Monday, calling it one of the worst cases of poisoning they have seen. Environmental groups have tagged the Philippines as one of the world´s ...

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Hong Kong faces commuter chaos after rare train collision

HONG KONG: A train collision disrupted services in Hong Kong on Monday, threatening commuter chaos during rush hour in the heart of the Asian financial hub, authorities said. The rare disruption on a network used by nearly 6 million people every weekday brought services to a halt between the stations ...

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Indonesia summons Australian envoy over senator’s remarks

JAKARTA: Indonesia summoned Canberra’s ambassador after an Australian senator blamed last week’s mosque attacks by a white supremacist in New Zealand on immigration. Indonesian foreign minister Retno Marsudi said she had called ambassador Gary Quinlan to her office to convey the Muslim majority country’s “strong condemnation” of Queensland Senator Fraser Anning’s ...

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New Zealand cabinet backs tighter gun laws

CHRISTCHURCH: New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said that her cabinet has made an in-principle decision to tighten gun ownership in the aftermath of the Christchurch mosques massacre. “We have made a decision as a cabinet, we are unified,” said Ardern. The New Zealand prime minister also announced an inquiry ...

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