Turkish man wounded in Christchurch mosque attack dies

Turkish man wounded in Christchurch mosque attack dies

A Turkish man wounded in the Christchurch mosque shootings seven weeks ago has died in Christchurch Hospital, raising the death toll to 51. The 46-year-old had been in intensive care since being shot at the Al Noor mosque in March. Brenton Tarrant, 28-year-old Australian,┬áhas been charged with 50 counts of murder and 39 counts of…
Trump, Erdogan discuss working group on Russian S-400

Trump, Erdogan discuss working group on Russian S-400

US President Donald Trump and Turkey's leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a phone call discussed a proposal to create a joint-working group on its planned purchase of a Russian S-400 missile defence system. "Our honourable president brought up the proposal to establish a working group regarding the procurement of the S-400 defence system from the…
May Day: Dozens hurt as anarchists, ‘yellow vests’ riot in Paris

May Day: Dozens hurt as anarchists, ‘yellow vests’ riot in Paris

Paris, France - Clouds of tear gas billowed near the Montparnasse Tower on Wednesday as police used force to suppress violence during annual May Day demonstrations marking workers' rights. The marches came less than a week after French President Emmanuel Macron announced he would lower taxes and raise pensions in response to the ongoing "yellow…
Dozens killed as Russian, Syrian air attacks in Idlib intensify

Dozens killed as Russian, Syrian air attacks in Idlib intensify

Syrian government forces and their Russian allies had intensified their air offensive on the country's rebel-held northwest for a fifth consecutive day in a widening campaign, killing and wounding dozens and forcing thousands to flee their homes. After an overnight lull, government and Russian warplanes escalated bombings on Saturday hitting rebel areas in Idlib and…
Two dead in shooting at North Carolina university campus

Two dead in shooting at North Carolina university campus

Two people have been killed and four others wounded - two with life-threatening injuries - in a shooting at the University of North Carolina. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said in a statement on Tuesday evening that one person was in custody and no one else is believed to be involved. Television station WBTV in Charlotte…
Japan’s new Emperor Naruhito ascends Chrysanthemum Throne

Japan’s new Emperor Naruhito ascends Chrysanthemum Throne

Japan's new Emperor Naruhito has formally ascended the Chrysanthemum Throne, a day after his father Akihito abdicated from the world's oldest monarchy and ushered in a new imperial era. Naruhito officially became emperor at the stroke of midnight local time (1500GMT Tuesday) but the process will be formalised on Wednesday with the 10-minute ritual, which…
ISIL chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi appears in propaganda video

ISIL chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi appears in propaganda video

The elusive chief of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) group Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has appeared for the first time in five years in a propaganda video released by the armed group. ISIL's Al Furqan media network published on Monday what it said was a video message from its leader,…
Trump working to designate Muslim Brotherhood as ‘terror’ group

Trump working to designate Muslim Brotherhood as ‘terror’ group

The Trump administration is working to designate the┬áMuslim Brotherhood a foreign "terrorist" organisation, the White House said on Tuesday, which would bring sanctions against Egypt's oldest Islamist movement. "The president has consulted with his national security team and leaders in the region who share his concern, and this designation is working its way through the…
Trump vows new tariff hike on Chinese goods

Trump vows new tariff hike on Chinese goods

President Donald Trump has dramatically increased pressure on China to reach a trade deal by announcing he would hike US tariffs on $200bn worth of Chinese goods this week and target hundreds of billions more soon. The move, announced on Sunday, marked a major escalation in trade tensions between the world's two largest economies and…
Syria’s Assad silenced dissent in secret torture prisons: Report

Syria’s Assad silenced dissent in secret torture prisons: Report

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government has been running a network of secret torture facilities across Syria while the country's civil war unfolded, a new report has found. In a lengthy report, the New York Times found that the rate at which people are being detained in the country is still increasing, despite Assad's military win…

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