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Suspected Christchurch shooter charged with engaging in terror act

New Zealand police have charged the man suspected of killing 51 people during a shooting rampage in Christchurch with engaging in a terror act. The shooter, 19-year-old Australian Brenton Tarrant, also faces 51 counts of murder and 40 counts of attempted murder. Legal experts told Reuters that Tarrant’s other charges […]
Suspected Christchurch shooter charged with engaging in terror act
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An emotional photo shows Prince William giving New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern a traditional Māori greeting a month after the Christchurch terror attacks that left 50 people dead

The Duke of Cambridge is on a two-day tour of New Zealand on behalf of the Queen. Prince William performed a hongi – a traditional Māori greeting – with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern upon his arrival. The greeting is the exchange of “the breath of life,” according to newzealand.com. The […]
An emotional photo shows Prince William giving New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern a traditional Māori greeting a month after the Christchurch terror attacks that left 50 people dead
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New Zealand’s privacy commissioner lashes out at Facebook, calling those behind the company ‘morally bankrupt pathological liars’

New Zealand’s privacy commissioner over the weekend lashed out at Facebook, calling those behind the company “morally corrupt pathological liars.” The commissioner lambasted Facebook for its policies which allow users to stream video in real-time, paving the way for potentially malicious content to be spread quickly. Facebook has faced global […]
New Zealand’s privacy commissioner lashes out at Facebook, calling those behind the company ‘morally bankrupt pathological liars’
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New Zealand parliament votes overwhelmingly in favour of new gun laws

New Zealand lawmakers voted overwhelmingly in favour of new gun laws set forward in the wake of the Christchurch shooting last month, which left 50 people dead and dozens more injured. New laws would ban the sale of military-style semi-automatic weapons, the same type of weapon used by the gunman […]
New Zealand parliament votes overwhelmingly in favour of new gun laws
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‘Your silence is an insult to our grief’: Facebook infuriated a New Zealand official with its sluggish response to the Christchurch massacre

New Zealand’s top privacy official is attacking Facebook for its lack of communication following the Christchurch massacre earlier this month. Privacy Commissioner John Edwards shared an email he sent to Facebook’s executives with the New Zealand Herald, in which he said: “Your silence is an insult to our grief.” Edwards […]
‘Your silence is an insult to our grief’: Facebook infuriated a New Zealand official with its sluggish response to the Christchurch massacre
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What’s really keeping the US from adopting new gun laws like New Zealand’s

New Zealand’s quick ban on “military-style semiautomatic weapons” announced Thursday drew a stark contrast to the years of stymied gun-control debates in the United States. Despite an alarming number of mass shootings across the country over the last several years, gun legislation remains rare at the federal level. There are […]
What’s really keeping the US from adopting new gun laws like New Zealand’s