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Christchurch shootings: New Zealanders hand over guns New Zealanders hand over guns in Christchurch

More than NZ$433,600 (£230,000) is paid in compensation to 169 firearms owners, who handed in 224 weapons


Turkey continues receiving Russian S-400 air defense parts Turkey receiving Russian S-400 air defense parts

The United States has repeatedly warned it will impose economic sanctions and kick Turkey out of the F-35 stealth fighter jet program if Ankara does not drop its S-400 purchase


Somali forces end extremist siege of Kismayo hotel; 26 dead Somalia hotel attack: Death toll climbs to 26

Somalia's Islamic extremist rebels, al-Shabab, claim responsibility for the attack


15 killed, 6 missing as flash floods, landslides hit Nepal 15 killed as flash floods, landslides hit Nepal

Parts of the capital Kathmandu have been left submerged under floodwaters


25 hurt as 5.5 magnitude earthquake hits Philippines 5.5 magnitude quake hits Philippines, 25 hurt

The tremor takes place at a depth of 5 km, about 9 km southeast of Carrascal town in the northeast coast of Mindanao island


15 dead, 133 buildings collapse in heavy rains in India’s Uttar Pradesh 15 dead in heavy rains in India’s UP

Rains lash large part of eastern and western Uttar Pradesh where the water level in several rivers is nearing the danger mark


Pakistan extends till Jul 26 its airspace ban along eastern border with India Pakistan extends airspace ban for India

India aviation industry has suffered huge losses due to the airspace ban by Pakistan


French President Macron unveils first nuclear attack ‘Barracuda’ class submarine Macron unveils first nuclear attack ‘Barracuda’ class submarine

Its main motive is to maintain France’s naval presence for decades to come


6 dead, over 8 lakh affected as flood maroons India’s Assam 6 dead, over 8 lakh affected as flood maroons Assam

Normal life has been hit in 21 of the 33 districts of the flood-hit Assam


US cop fired over deadly shooting 'rehired to get pension' Cop fired over shooting 'rehired to get pension'

Philip Brailsford, 28, killed 26-year-old Daniel Shaver in the hallway of an Arizona hotel in early 2016


Death toll in Pakistan train collision rises to 23 Death toll in Pakistan train collision rises to 23

Train accidents are common in Pakistan, where the railways have seen decades of decline due to corruption, mismanagement and lack of investment


Theresa May speaks of 'pride and disappointment' as prime minister Theresa May: My pride and disappointment

Mrs May and her husband Philip will depart Downing Street on 24 July, succeeded as prime minister by either Boris Johnson or Jeremy Hunt


UK counter-terror police probe leak of ambassador's cables UK counter-terror police probe leak of ambassador's cables

The probe is being led by the Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command, which is responsible for investigating breaches of the Official Secrets Act


Tropical Storm Barry: Trump approves Louisiana state of emergency State of emergency as Louisiana braces for storm

Storm Barry has been gathering speed over the Gulf of Mexico in recent days


House approves 9/11 victims bill, sends it to Senate House approves 9/11 victims bill, sends it to Senate

The House on Friday overwhelmingly approved a bill ensuring that a victims compensation fund for the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money


New Zealanders give up weapons after mosque killings New Zealanders give up weapons after mosque killings

The government, with support from opposition parties, has immediately rushed through legislation to tighten New Zealand's gun laws


Somalia Attack Claimed by Shabab Kills 10, Including Canadian Journalist Somalia Attack Claimed by Shabab Kills 10, Including Canadian Journalist

Shabab, the extremist Islamist group, claimed the responsibility for the attack


Rahul Gandhi alleges BJP toppling govts with money Rahul Gandhi alleges BJP toppling govts with money

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi openes up regarding the political crisis in Karnataka while speaking to reporters in Ahmedabad


Philippine President blasts Philippine President blasts "Idiot" critics as UN reviews drug war

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Friday branded as "idiots" the governments behind a UN rights body investigation into his narcotics


US Labour Secretary Alex Acosta resigns over Epstein case US Labour Secretary Alex Acosta resigns

US Labour Secretary Alex Acosta is resigning amid criticism of his brokering of a plea deal for financier Jeffrey Epstein in a child sex case


Assam floods: Over 4 lakh people marooned, Barpeta worst affected Assam floods: Over 4 lakh people marooned, Barpeta worst affected

Sonowal also reviewed the status of relief camps, distribution of relief material to marooned people and measures adopted for safety and security of animals in the flood affected districts


Monsoon rains kill 11 in Nepal, six in India Monsoon rains kill 11 in Nepal, six in India

Heavy rains since Thursday have hit several districts in Nepal, especially in the country's eastern region and the southern plains


Indonesia president vows to fight EU palm oil rules Indonesia president vows to fight EU palm oil rules

Brussels wants to limit the materials that can be used in fuel that is counted towards its renewable energy targets


China to impose sanctions on US firms in Taiwan arms sale China to impose sanctions on US firms in Taiwan arms sale

It bristles at any countries that might lend Taiwan diplomatic support or legitimacy


Kathmandu Airport shut after aircraft suffers 'runway excursion' Kathmandu Airport shut after aircraft suffers 'runway excursion'

The incident has affected take-offs and landings of all inbound and outbound flights at the only international airport in Nepal


Families 'cheated of Boeing crash compensation' Families 'cheated of Boeing crash compensation'

All 189 passengers and crew died when the Boeing 737 Max crashed into the sea just 13 minutes after taking off from the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, on 29 October 2018


India asks Commonwealth to readmit Maldives India asks Commonwealth to readmit Maldives

New Delhi’s support for the Indian Ocean archipelago comes weeks after Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Male on his first overseas trip after being re-elected


Turkey defies US as Russian S-400 missile defence arrives Russian S-400 missile defence arrives in Turkey

The move will anger the US, which has warned that Turkey cannot have both the S-400 anti-aircraft defence system and US F-35 fighter jets


Brazil's President Bolsonaro offers US ambassador job to son Brazil president offers US ambassador job to son

The position of ambassador has been vacant since April


Trump says cryptocurrency is 'not money' Trump says cryptocurrency is 'not money'

He says that cryptocurrency, whose electronic nature makes it nearly untraceable, could facilitate illegal activity


Tropical Storm Barry forms in Gulf, could become hurricane Tropical Storm Barry forms in Gulf

Forecasters say the first hurricane of the Atlantic season could hit the state's swampy southern tip Friday night or early Saturday


Fire breaks out in West Delhi hospital, six patients rescued Fire breaks out in West Delhi hospital

The fire breaks out in the ceiling of the operation theatre on the third floor of the hospital


Child suicide bomber kills 5 at Afghan wedding Child suicide bomber kills 5 at Afghan wedding

No one takes responsibility for the attack, but both the Taliban and the Islamic State affiliate have a strong presence in eastern Afghanistan


Turbulence injures dozens on Air Canada flight to Australia Turbulence injures 37 on Air Canada flight

The Boeing 777-200 was carrying 269 passengers and 15 crew members


60 detained over Sri Lanka Easter Sunday terror attacks 60 detained over Sri Lanka Easter Sunday terror attacks

The blasts take place at the St. Anthony’s Church in Kochchikade area in Colombo on April 21


US census 2020: Trump retreats on citizenship question Trump retreats on census citizenship question

The order will require government agencies to hand over documents regarding citizenship


Donald Trump will meet Imran Khan on July 22: White House Trump to meet Imran Khan on July 22

Prime Minister Khan will make his maiden trip to the United States on the invitation of President Trump


Turbulence injures 35 on Air Canada flight to Sydney Turbulence injures 35 on Air Canada flight to Sydney

The plane - which had 284 people on board - was travelling from Vancouver to Sydney on Thursday but had to be diverted to Hawaii


Car bomb blast at funeral kills at least four in Libya's Benghazi At least four killed in Benghazi car bomb blast

Benghazi, Libya's second city and the cradle of the 2011 uprising that overthrew Kadhafi, is hit by years of violence targeting diplomatic offices and security forces after his fall

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