Sunday, 20 October 2019

Tag Archives: New Zealand

ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 – Team Squads

LONDON: Full list of squads announced for the ICC Men s Cricket World Cup 2019, which gets underway on 30 May in England and Wales. All teams have announced 15-member provisional squads for the World Cup. Teams can still make changes until one week before the start of the tournament. England: ...

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New Zealand offers residency to families of mosque victims

WELLINGTON: New Zealand opened a two-year window for people directly affected by the Christchurch terror attacks to apply to stay permanently in the country. The special visa category “recognises the impact of the tragedy on the lives of those most affected, and gives people currently on temporary and resident visas ...

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Global council for tolerance, peace honours people of New Zealand

WELLINGTON: The Global Council for Tolerance and Peace, GCTP, has awarded its highest medal of tolerance and peace to the people of New Zealand in recognition of their civilised behaviour, positive attitude and interaction following the terrorist attacks on worshippers in Christchurch last March. Ahmed bin Mohamed Al Jarwan, President ...

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New Zealand remembers Christchurch victims

WELLINGTON: Thousands stood in silence in a Christchurch park on Friday as the names of 50 people shot dead in two mosques were read out at a national memorial service, with speakers calling for the legacy of the tragedy to be a kinder, more tolerant New Zealand. Dozens of representatives ...

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New Zealand PM Jacinda says Facebook curbs not enough

CHRISTCHURCH: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern welcomed Facebook’s move to curb support for white nationalism on its platforms but said more needed to be done in the wake of the Christchurch mosque attacks. The social media giant has unveiled tougher guidelines on hate speech for Facebook and Instagram, ruling ...

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Shah Rukh Khan’s benami property lands him in trouble

BOLLYWOOD superstar Shah Rukh Khan has again landed in trouble with the Income tax department for a benami property. According to media reports, the I-T department has commenced a fresh investigation against the artist, for acquiring agricultural land meant only for agricultural activities, on which the star has constructed a ...

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New Zealand PM calls for global anti-racism fight

CHRISTCHURCH: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has called for a global fight to root out racist right-wing ideology following last week’s deadly attack on two mosques in Christchurch. In one of her first interviews since then, she told the BBC that she rejected the idea that a rise in ...

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Jim Carrey blames Trump for New Zealand massacre

HOLLYWOOD: Jim Carrey has a history of criticising Donald Trump’s presidency – but his latest effort might just be his harshest yet. Carrey posted a drawing on his Twitter account blaming Trump for the massacres at the two Christchurch mosques in New Zealand. The Mask actor posted a drawing on ...

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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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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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