Friday, 6 December 2019

Tag Archives: New Zealand

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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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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