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New Zealand PM announces ban on all assault rifles following Christchurch massacre

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 10:24
New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said that all military-style semi-automatic weapons, assault rifles and high-capacity magazines will be banned in the country following the mass shootings at two Christchurch mosques that killed 50 people.

Christchurch footage shows suspect fired at people from car

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 02:20
Footage obtained from a hotel security camera shows the suspected shooter in Christchuch, New Zealand, fired at people in the street.

Indian billionaire arrested in London over alleged $2B fraud

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 22:18
UK police arrested India's billionaire diamond dealer Nirav Modi in London on Tuesday over his alleged involvement in a $2 billion fraud.

A cartoon becomes a symbol of resilience after Christchurch terror attack

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 21:18
At first sight, it looks like a silver fern, the traditional emblem of New Zealand. But a closer look reveals the frond of the fern is formed by 50 silhouettes of Muslims in various stages of prayer.

Extra pilot averted disaster on previous Boeing 737 Max 8 flight - report

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 20:18
An off-duty pilot in the cockpit of a Boeing 737 Max 8 jet jumped in to help crew disable a malfunctioning flight-control system as it experienced difficulties in October, according to Bloomberg.

Hundreds of South Korean hotel guests were secretly filmed and live-streamed online

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 17:16
More than 1,600 South Koreans have been secretly filmed in hotel rooms and similar accommodation and their actions live-streamed online for paying customers, police said Wednesday.

Hong Kong reveals plan to build one of the world's largest artificial islands

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 15:16
Hong Kong plans to build one of the world's largest artificial islands, at a cost of around $80 billion.

Sunken US aircraft carrier found deep below Pacific

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 10:18
Nearly 14,000 feet below the surface of the South Pacific, a remote-controlled research craft has glimpsed the hull of an aircraft carrier, the USS Wasp, that hadn't been seen since 1942.

New Zealand terrorist planned third attack, police chief says

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 07:13
The suspect accused of carrying out Friday's terror attack in Christchurch, New Zealand, was likely on his way to carry out a third shooting before he was stopped by authorities, New Zealand's top police official said.

The last remaining Soviet-era boss steps down

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 02:11
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev announced his resignation Tuesday, after nearly three decades in office. The former Communist Party official is the last of the leaders who were running the 15 Soviet republics when the USSR collapsed in 1991.

He wanted notoriety. But it is New Zealand's stoic leader who has become the face of a tragedy

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 16:05
The man who opened fire on two New Zealand mosques last week may have succeeded in killing 50 people, but the country's leader has promised to deny him the one thing he truly wanted: Notoriety.

New Zealand's Prime Minister calls for unity

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 15:05
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will return to the city of Christchurch on Wednesday for the second time since deadly terror attacks at two mosques.

Chinese buyer bids record $1.4 million for racing pigeon

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 11:05
A Chinese buyer bid more than $1.4 million for a prized Belgian racing pigeon in an "unprecedented" sale, according to the auctioneer that organized the sale.

New Zealand's Prime Minister will return to Christchurch as families of terror victims prepare for burials

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 04:01
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will return to the city of Christchurch on Wednesday for the second time since deadly terror attacks at two mosques.

Dead whale found with 40 kg of plastic bags in its stomach

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 21:00
A young whale whose carcass washed up in the Philippines died of "dehydration and starvation" after consuming 40 kilograms (88 pounds) of plastic bags, scientists have found.

Indian newlyweds came to Christchurch with a dream. On Friday, that dream died

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 13:57
Abdul Nazar, 34, and his wife, Ansi Alibava, had their life planned out.

NZ PM confirms gun law reform after mosque massacre

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 13:57
New Zealand's government has agreed to reform the country's gun laws in the wake of last Friday's massacre at two mosques, in which 50 people were killed, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has confirmed.

A quiet country reels after a horrific massacre -- and struggles to find its new normal

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 11:55
A journalist reflects on how New Zealand is grappling with a rare mass shooting and the shock that such horror was unleashed on a community that was believed to be safe.

It's a watershed moment for gun control in New Zealand

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 09:55
In the wake of last Friday's attacks in Christchurch in which 50 people were killed, New Zealand faces a defining moment on the availability of guns in society.

New Zealand rushes to identify Christchurch terror attack victims

Sun, 03/17/2019 - 17:37
New Zealand authorities are racing to identify the victims of a mosque massacre so that families can bury the 50 people killed in accordance with Muslim tradition.