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Christchurch shootings: NZ cabinet backs tighter gun laws

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPM Jacinda Ardern says details of gun law reforms will come within daysNew Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern has said she will announce detailed gun law reforms within days, after an attack on two mosques left 50 people dead.Ms Ardern said her cabinet had backed gun law changes "in principle".Australian Brenton Tarrant, 28, a self-described white supremacist, has been charged with murder.Police
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US election race: Gillibrand launches presidential bid

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Kirsten Gillibrand has become the latest US Democrat to join a crowded race to be the party's candidate for the 2020 presidential election.The 52-year-old senator for New York announced her bid in an online video released on Sunday.Fifteen other Democrats having already declared they will seek the nomination.They include Senators Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris and Bernie Sanders - who ran against Hillary Clinton in 2016 -
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Joe Biden says he’s running in 2020 – then corrects himself

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHas Mr Biden publicly announced his presidential bid?Joe Biden appeared to announce his candidacy for the 2020 US election, before immediately correcting himself.The former vice-president made the slip while addressing 1,000 Democrats at a dinner in his home state of Delaware.He said his record was the most progressive "of anyone running for the United-" before correcting himself and saying, "anybody who
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Yellow vest protests: Violence returns to streets of Paris

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionProtesters in Paris lit fires and vandalised buildings as violence flared once moreDemonstrators have smashed and looted shops in Paris in a resurgence of the gilets jaunes ("yellow vest") protests that started four months ago in France.Rioters torched a luxury handbag store and vandalised an upscale restaurant on the famed Champs-Élysées avenue.Police used water cannon and tear gas to disperse the
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Christchurch shootings: Attack suspect Brenton Tarrant appears in court

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Brenton Tarrant, 28, appeared in court on Saturday in relation to the mosque attacks The main suspect of killing 49 people in shootings at two mosques in New Zealand on Friday has appeared in court on a single murder charge.Australian Brenton Tarrant, 28, was brought to the dock in a white prison shirt and handcuffs. Further charges are expected to be made against him.PM
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Trump issues veto over border emergency declaration

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Trump had promised to veto the measure even before votes began President Donald Trump has vetoed a measure from Congress that revoked his declaration of a national emergency at the US-Mexico border.Lawmakers, including 12 Republicans, had passed the rejection resolution on Thursday in a surprising rebuke of Mr Trump's signature issue.Congress will now need a two-thirds majority in both chambers to override him,
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Christchurch shootings: 49 dead in New Zealand mosque attacks

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionChristchurch in lockdown after mosque shootingsForty-nine people have been killed and at least 20 wounded in shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison described the gunman, who had Australian citizenship, as an "extremist, right-wing" terrorist.A man in his late twenties was charged with murder and will appear in court on Saturday morning, police said.Two other men
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Senate Republicans revolt against Trump over border

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption President Trump says the situation on the southern border constitutes a national crisis Rebel members of President Donald Trump's party have helped pass a vote to reject his declaration of an emergency on the US-Mexico border.Twelve Republican senators broke party ranks to side with Democrats, approving a proposal to revoke the proclamation by 59-41.The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives last month backed the measure.Following Thursday's
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Frank Cali, of New York’s Gambino family, is shot dead in New York

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption A 2008 image of Frank Cali given out by Italian police The reputed head of New York's Gambino crime family, Frank Cali, has been killed outside his home, the city's police have told US media.Cali, 53, was shot several times in the Todt Hill district of Staten Island on Wednesday evening and died later in hospital.The unidentified killer fled the scene in a blue
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Boeing grounds entire crash aircraft fleet

[ad_1] Image copyright Joe Raedle Boeing has grounded its entire global fleet of 737 Max aircraft after investigators uncovered new evidence at the scene of the fatal Ethiopian Airlines crash.The US plane-maker said it would suspend all 371 of the aircraft.The Federal Aviation Administration said fresh evidence as well as newly refined satellite data prompted the decision to temporarily ban the jets.The FAA had previously held out while many countries