Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Tag Archives: New Zealand

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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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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Jacinda Ardern shows resolve, empathy after Christchurch massacre

CHRISTCHURCH: The attributes that helped Jacinda Ardern rise to become New Zealand’s leader at age 37 include her optimistic outlook and bright personality. And she became an inspiration to working women around the world last year when she gave birth to a daughter, Neve. But the prime minister is now ...

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‘Suspicious package’ shutters New Zealand’s Dunedin airport

CHRISTCHURCH: New Zealand police closed Dunedin airport late Sunday after a suspicious device was reported on the airfield. “Dunedin Airport is currently closed” a statement said. “Police are at the scene and specialist teams have been deployed to determine the nature of the package.” New Zealand is currently on a ...

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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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we still love New Zealand, says Imam of attacked mosque

Christchurch: An imam who was leading prayers at a Christchurch mosque when a gunman brandishing semi-automatic weapons mowed down his congregation said Saturday that the Muslim community´s love for New Zealand would not be shaken by the massacre. “We still love this country,” said Ibrahim Abdul Halim, imam of Linwood ...

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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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Radio stations drop Michael Jackson music over abuse claims

SYDNEY: Radio stations in Australia, Canada and New Zealand are refusing to play Michael Jackson’s music in the wake of fresh allegations against him of child sex abuse. Sydney’s Nova Entertainment on Thursday became the latest radio group to announce they are taking the late “King of Pop” off the ...

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