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Sky New Zealand pulls Sky News Australia off air over Christchurch massacre coverage 15 Mar 10:35pm Sky New Zealand pulls Sky News Australia off air over Christchurch massacre coverage
Independent channel says decision by Rupert Murdoch’s company to show ‘distressing’ footage of terror attack is behind move Sky New Zealand has pulled fellow broadcaster Sky News Australia off air until the channel stops broadcasting clips from the Christchurch mosque shooter’s Facebook live stream. Despite a plea from New Zealand police, Rupert Murdoch’s Australian pay-TV channel was among the
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New Zealand shooting: mosque massacre suspect appears in court – latest updates 15 Mar 10:24pm Updated New Zealand shooting: mosque massacre suspect appears in court – latest updates
Prime minister Jacinda Ardern vows to change gun laws in wake of terror attack
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Australian government urged to ban Milo Yiannopoulos after Christchurch massacre 15 Mar 10:17pm Australian government urged to ban Milo Yiannopoulos after Christchurch massacre
Opposition frontbencher Tony Burke says he would be ‘stunned’ if visa for speaking tour is not withdrawn The Australian government has been told it must cancel the visa for far-right speaker Milo Yiannopoulos following
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Trump denies white nationalism is growing threat – as it happened 15 Mar 10:10pm Trump denies white nationalism is growing threat – as it happened
President disagrees far-right threat is rising when asked about deadly
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New Zealand shooting: suspect appears in court – latest updates 15 Mar 9:41pm Updated New Zealand shooting: suspect appears in court – latest updates
Prime minister Jacinda Ardern vows to change gun laws in wake of Christchurch shooting
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Trump denies white nationalism is growing threat – US politics live 15 Mar 9:38pm Updated Trump denies white nationalism is growing threat – US politics live
President disagrees far-right threat is rising when asked about deadly
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Visa extension to boost numbers of overseas students in UK after Brexit 15 Mar 8:01pm Visa extension to boost numbers of overseas students in UK after Brexit
New measures will allow international students to seek employment for up to a year International students will be given visa extensions of up to a year to look for work in the UK as part of a package of government measures to boost numbers of overseas students after Brexit. The move represents a break with current policy, where students are allowed to stay for just four months after graduation.
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Indigenous social housing residents vow to fight as homes sold from under them 15 Mar 6:48pm Indigenous social housing residents vow to fight as homes sold from under them
Toowoomba properties auctioned to recover mortgage debt incurred in a deal now being investigated by Asic Up to 100 Aboriginal residents in Toowoomba could be left without adequate housing in the coming months after a private company recently defaulted on millions of dollars in mortgages made against their homes. Late last year, the tenants of 37 properties located in suburban Toowoomba were informed they would need to vacate by May. The properties, in some cases homes occupied by the same family for over 35 years, were to be sold from under them in a matter of weeks.
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Fraser Anning will soon leave our parliament – but his xenophobic message will not | Amy Remeikis 15 Mar 6:15pm Fraser Anning will soon leave our parliament – but his xenophobic message will not | Amy Remeikis
His comments about the Christchurch victims are reprehensible – but in our country there will always be another waiting to push discourse to its limit When Fraser Anning
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New Zealand shooting: gun laws will change, says Ardern – latest updates 15 Mar 5:38pm Updated New Zealand shooting: gun laws will change, says Ardern – latest updates
Suspect had a licence to have a firearm, confirms New Zealand’s prime minister
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New Zealand shooting: suspect due in court after 49 killed – latest updates 15 Mar 4:29pm Updated New Zealand shooting: suspect due in court after 49 killed – latest updates
Suspected gunman displayed white-supremacist symbols on ammunition during the deadly assault that left 49 people dead and dozens injured
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Brexit: ministers trying to win over DUP in talks on legal guarantees 15 Mar 4:24pm Updated Brexit: ministers trying to win over DUP in talks on legal guarantees
Discussions likely to cover role of Northern Ireland assembly if Irish backstop were used The Democratic Unionist party is to continue intensive talks to try to reach an agreement to allow it to back Theresa May’s
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Trump vetoes bill that would have blocked national emergency – live 15 Mar 4:17pm Updated Trump vetoes bill that would have blocked national emergency – live
Trump announces first veto of his presidency after Senate voted 59-41 to reject his national emergency declaration – follow live
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New Zealand felt removed from the global voices of hatred. No longer | Elle Hunt 15 Mar 3:07pm New Zealand felt removed from the global voices of hatred. No longer | Elle Hunt
The Christchurch mosque attacks have challenged the complacency of the ‘Kiwi way’New Zealand has never been the perfect country you might imagine from afar, from the quirky stories about lovelorn gannets and
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The Guardian view on the Christchurch attacks: extremism’s rising danger | Editorial 15 Mar 2:39pm Updated The Guardian view on the Christchurch attacks: extremism’s rising danger | Editorial
The far right seeks to divide. Responsible politicians ought, especially in times of grief and anger, to bring people together New Zealand is best known for its breathtaking wilderness, found in distant but secure islands at the edge of the world. On Friday that changed. Forty-nine people were
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New Zealand shooting suspect used rifles covered in white-supremacist graffiti – latest updates 15 Mar 2:15pm Updated New Zealand shooting suspect used rifles covered in white-supremacist graffiti – latest updates
Man due in court after attack that left 49 people dead and dozens injured
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Ethiopian air crash investigators begin black box analysis 15 Mar 1:59pm Updated Ethiopian air crash investigators begin black box analysis
Black box arrives in France amid reports suggesting similarities with Lion Air crash Air crash investigators have begun analysing the black box data recorder from Ethiopian Airlines flight 302, amid reports that the plane wreckage suggested similarities with a previous disaster involving the Boeing 737 Max jet. Accounts have also emerged of communications between the plane and air traffic control, in which the pilot is said to have asked in panicked tones to turn back three minutes into the flight, as the 737 Max dipped and climbed.
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France repatriates five orphaned children of jihadists from Syria 15 Mar 1:58pm Updated France repatriates five orphaned children of jihadists from Syria
French intervention likely to add weight to criticism of UK’s reluctance to do likewise France has repatriated five orphaned children of French jihadists from camps in north-east Syria, where a five-year offensive against
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Social media firms battle to delete Christchurch shooting footage 15 Mar 1:53pm Social media firms battle to delete Christchurch shooting footage
YouTube, Facebook and Twitter struggle to delete videos as users upload new copies
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Tommy Robinson loses harassment case against police force 15 Mar 1:53pm Tommy Robinson loses harassment case against police force
Judge rejects EDL founder’s claim he was unfairly moved on by Cambridgeshire police Tommy Robinson has lost his court case against a police force he claimed had harassed him by moving him on from a pub. The English Defence League founder, appearing in court under his real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, claimed Cambridgeshire police targeted him because of his beliefs.
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Ministers in talks with DUP in attempt to win backing for Brexit deal 15 Mar 1:24pm Updated Ministers in talks with DUP in attempt to win backing for Brexit deal
Discussions likely to cover role of Northern Ireland assembly if Irish backstop were used
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What does Christchurch attack tell us about rightwing extremism? 15 Mar 1:05pm What does Christchurch attack tell us about rightwing extremism?
The motivations and actions of far-right terrorists are not dissimilar to those of others
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New Zealand shooting: 49 dead in terrorist attack at two mosques – live updates 15 Mar 1:04pm Updated New Zealand shooting: 49 dead in terrorist attack at two mosques – live updates
Three in custody over attack that also left 20 people seriously injured
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Man arrested after two boys killed in car crash in Wolverhampton 15 Mar 12:47pm Updated Man arrested after two boys killed in car crash in Wolverhampton
Sanjay and Pawanveer Singh died and their mother is seriously injured A 10-year-old boy and his toddler brother have been killed in a hit-and-run car crash in Wolverhampton. Sanjay Singh and his 23-month-old brother, Pawanveer, died when their mother’s BMW was hit at speed by an Audi S3 whose driver then fled the scene.
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Sajid Javid urged to act on refugee family reunification bill 15 Mar 12:26pm Sajid Javid urged to act on refugee family reunification bill
Letter from dozens of MPs calls on home secretary to pass bill pending for a year into law Nearly 70 MPs have written to the home secretary, Sajid Javid, urging him to act over proposed legislation that would relax restrictive rules for reuniting refugees with their families. Current immigration rules only allow adult refugees to apply for their married or civil partners and dependent children under 18 to join them. They are unable to submit applications for their parents, grandparents, siblings or children over 18.
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Slovak liberals cross fingers for election of pro-west Zuzana Čaputová 15 Mar 12:18pm Slovak liberals cross fingers for election of pro-west Zuzana Čaputová
Voters rally to presidential frontrunner whose pro-LGBT stance has fuelled rightwing conspiracy machine Disbelief and a hint of fear flashed across Zuzana Čaputová’s face as the news broke. After explaining to the Guardian how she would bolster the rule of law in Slovakia if elected president, Čaputová, a 45-year-old lawyer and the frontrunner in Saturday’s presidential poll, suddenly stopped short as an aide read out a headline from his phone:
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Going car-less in the country can be hard | Letters 15 Mar 12:11pm Going car-less in the country can be hard | Letters
City-dwellers don’t face the public transport problems experienced in the country, say
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Do the Christchurch shootings expose the murderous nature of ‘ironic’ online fascism? 15 Mar 12:09pm Do the Christchurch shootings expose the murderous nature of ‘ironic’ online fascism?
The most terrible livestream in history suggests online fascism is the most dangerous political current in the world today
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Algeria protests grow as elite distances itself from ailing president 15 Mar 11:54am Algeria protests grow as elite distances itself from ailing president
Senior figures in ruling FLN show signs of backing demands for Bouteflika to step down Thousands of demonstrators have gathered in the centre of the Algerian capital for a fourth consecutive Friday, as the country’s nascent democracy movement began to search for representatives who can unite protesters in advance of a national conference and elections. With police keeping their distance, crowds gathered at Algiers’ Grande Poste square hours before the scheduled start of a demonstration calling on the 82-year-old president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, to step down after two decades in power.
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UK Muslim leaders urge greater protection for mosques after Christchurch 15 Mar 11:22am UK Muslim leaders urge greater protection for mosques after Christchurch
Warning of ‘unabated Islamophobia’ comes as UK police step up patrols after New Zealand terror attack
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How the Christchurch terror attack unfolded – visual guide 15 Mar 10:59am How the Christchurch terror attack unfolded – visual guide
Mass shootings on two mosques in the New Zealand city left 49 dead and many injured
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British record labels join campaign against far-right movement 15 Mar 10:48am British record labels join campaign against far-right movement
Beautiful Resistance enlists dozens of venues, musicians and promoters to celebrate diversity Britain’s major record labels have joined an unprecedented coalition to campaign against the cultural influence of the far right, which senior industry figures fear is promoting racism and intolerance in British society. In what is thought to be the first industry-wide collaboration on social issues, the Beautiful Resistance campaign – coordinated by Love Music Hate Racism (LMHR) – has enlisted dozens of musicians, promoters and venues to help formulate and promote a counter-narrative celebrating diversity.
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Christchurch shooting: 49 dead in terrorist attack at two mosques – live updates 15 Mar 10:34am Updated Christchurch shooting: 49 dead in terrorist attack at two mosques – live updates
Three in custody over mass shootings that also left 20 people seriously injured
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‘Paisley from Paisley’ enjoys a resurgence with help from Hermès 15 Mar 10:28am ‘Paisley from Paisley’ enjoys a resurgence with help from Hermès
Fashion partnership aims to reinvent the famous pattern and the town at the same time There is a shawl of dove grey silk gauze from the early 1800s, another made up of bright harlequin squares, and a more modern, abstracted design using rich ochre dyes; these are a few of the centuries-long iterations of the world-famous Paisley pattern, each bearing the instantly recognisable teardrop-shaped motif with a curled upper end. Laid out in the temperature-controlled museum store in a former Littlewoods basement off Paisley’s high street, in East Renfrewshire, Scotland, these breathtaking pieces form part of the largest known collection of shawls woven with the eponymous pattern. And they are now joined by some contemporary cousins that are sparking international interest in the design, thanks to an imaginative fashion partnership aimed at reinventing both the pattern and the town of Paisley simultaneously.
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Trump joins condemnation of New Zealand mosque shooting – live 15 Mar 10:21am Updated Trump joins condemnation of New Zealand mosque shooting – live
Sarah Sanders says the US ‘strongly condemns’ attack as president tweets his ‘warmest sympathy and best wishes’
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Climate strikes: students around the world walk out to demand change – live 15 Mar 10:11am Updated Climate strikes: students around the world walk out to demand change – live
Young people, inspired by Greta Thunberg, rally to press politicians to act on climate change – follow live updates
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Anger as Australian senator blames New Zealand attack on Muslim immigration 15 Mar 10:08am Anger as Australian senator blames New Zealand attack on Muslim immigration
Australian PM Scott Morrison and UK’s Sajid Javid among those criticising Fraser Anning An Australian senator has been strongly criticised after he blamed the New Zealand shooting on Muslim immigration. In the wake of the attack, which
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Sonny Bill Williams pays tribute to victims of Christchurch shootings - video 15 Mar 10:05am Sonny Bill Williams pays tribute to victims of Christchurch shootings - video
The New Zealand international rugby player has sent his sympathies to those affected by the
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Woman who drowned 3-year-old daughter found guilty of murder 15 Mar 9:49am Woman who drowned 3-year-old daughter found guilty of murder
Claire Colebourn believed Bethan would be ‘safer in heaven’ than with her father A mother who drowned her three-year-old daughter in the bath to prevent her having contact with her estranged husband has been found guilty of murder. Claire Colebourn, a former biology teacher, said she drowned her daughter Bethan because
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Thousands gather for Algeria protest as movement eyes leaders 15 Mar 9:36am Thousands gather for Algeria protest as movement eyes leaders
Movement for democracy begins search for unifying leaders to voice its demands Thousands of demonstrators have gathered in the centre of the Algerian capital for a fourth consecutive Friday, as the country’s nascent democracy movement began to search for representatives who can unite protesters in advance of a national conference and elections. With police standing back without intervening, the crowd at Algiers’ landmark Grand Poste square was growing, hours before the scheduled start of a demonstration calling on the 82-year-old president Abdelaziz Bouteflika to step down after two decades in power.
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Trump leads condemnation of New Zealand mosque shooting – live 15 Mar 9:31am Trump leads condemnation of New Zealand mosque shooting – live
Sarah Sanders says the US ‘strongly condemns’ attack as Trump tweets his ‘warmest sympathy and best wishes’ to the people of New Zealand
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Christchurch shooting: 49 dead in terror attack at two mosques – live updates 15 Mar 9:22am Updated Christchurch shooting: 49 dead in terror attack at two mosques – live updates
Three in custody over mass shootings that also left 20 people seriously injured
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US briefing: New Zealand mosque shooting, climate strike, Brexit delay 15 Mar 8:58am US briefing: New Zealand mosque shooting, climate strike, Brexit delay
Friday’s top story: 49 people have been killed after a gunman opened fire on Muslims attending prayers in Christchurch. Plus: global student climate protests
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George Monbiot and youth climate activist webchat – as it happened 15 Mar 8:29am George Monbiot and youth climate activist webchat – as it happened
Your questions answered on climate strikes, cross-generational action and hope for the future
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George Monbiot and young climate activists answer your questions – live 15 Mar 8:24am Updated George Monbiot and young climate activists answer your questions – live
Activists are online with our columnist to answer your questions and discuss the movement now!
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New Zealand in shock after mosque attacks – in pictures 15 Mar 7:49am New Zealand in shock after mosque attacks – in pictures
Two mosques in Christchurch were attacked on Friday, leaving 49 people dead and many more injured. Three people are in custody following the shootings at Al Noor mosque and Linwood Islamic centre
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My therapist will be working overtime on Brexit when I see her | John Crace 15 Mar 7:22am My therapist will be working overtime on Brexit when I see her | John Crace
But at least Piers Morgan has done my mental health a favour by blocking me on Twitter An email arrives from Spurs saying the new stadium is all but complete and the first Premier League game will be played in April. At last.
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UK charity knew of alleged abuse in Congo parks but did not act 15 Mar 6:20am UK charity knew of alleged abuse in Congo parks but did not act
Wildlife trust that funded ‘eco-guards’ at the centre of rights abuse claims comes under scrutiny over failure to alert charities’ watchdog A British charity set up to fund conservation parks in the Congo basin knew about allegations that tribal people were being abused by park guards but failed to alert the charities’ watchdog, the Guardian can reveal. Last week, WWF
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Red Nose Day will raise millions, but ‘white saviours’ don’t help Africa | Amanda Khozi Mukwashi 15 Mar 4:30am Red Nose Day will raise millions, but ‘white saviours’ don’t help Africa | Amanda Khozi Mukwashi
As a leader in the aid sector I accept it has perpetuated problematic myths. Celebrity hugs won’t solve global inequality Tonight will see Comic Relief raise millions, which will go towards poverty alleviation around the world. As the chief executive of Christian Aid, there aren’t many people more in favour of helping the world’s most marginalised groups than me. But as a black African woman, I regularly have to face up to the challenges highlighted in the recent exchange between
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Jacinda Ardern says Christchurch mosque shootings were terrorist attack – video 15 Mar 4:17am Jacinda Ardern says Christchurch mosque shootings were terrorist attack – video
New Zealand's prime minister has issued 'the strongest possible condemnation of the ideology of the people who did this' after mass shootings at two mosques. The country's terrorism threat level has been raised and flights in and out of Christchurch were cancelled as intelligence agencies worked to secure the city
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Glastonbury 2019: Killers and the Cure announced as final headliners 15 Mar 4:00am Glastonbury 2019: Killers and the Cure announced as final headliners
US rockers and goth indie heroes take main-stage honours alongside Stormzy, while Janet Jackson confirms first UK show in years
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Christchurch shooting: 40 dead in terrorist attack at two mosques – live updates 15 Mar 3:47am Updated Christchurch shooting: 40 dead in terrorist attack at two mosques – live updates
Three in custody over mass shootings that also left 20 people seriously injured
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Former Liberal adviser appointed head of Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority 15 Mar 3:18am Former Liberal adviser appointed head of Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Josh Thomas, who worked with three Liberal environment ministers, will get an annual salary of $353,180 A former policy adviser to multiple Liberal party environment ministers has been appointed the new chief executive of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, the government body responsible for managing the reef. Josh Thomas, who worked as an adviser to current minister Melissa Price, as well as former environment ministers Josh Frydenberg and Greg Hunt, will start a five-year term in the role on 18 March with an annual salary of $353,180.
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Harvie and the Magic Museum review – lacklustre animation 15 Mar 3:00am Harvie and the Magic Museum review – lacklustre animation
The derivative, hyperactive tale of a boy who brings a collection of dusty puppets to life is marred by gender stereotyping Here’s a chaotic and very average family animation from the Czech Republic, plasticky looking and blandly dubbed. It’s about a kid who brings the puppets in a dusty old museum to life and inadvertently resurrects the evil puppet-master, Bastor, who centuries ago armoured himself with bits of his creations. Like Bastor, the movie feels Frankensteined from dozens of others you’ve already seen. What it lacks in originality it makes up for in hyperactive energy and a blathery message to boys about leadership. The moral to girls is more depressing, since Harvie’s female sidekick spends most of the movie looking scared and shouting: “Careful!”
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New Zealand shooting: what we know so far 15 Mar 2:52am New Zealand shooting: what we know so far
Four people in custody and explosive devices found after dozens killed at two mosques in the city of Christchurch
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Australian media broadcast footage from Christchurch shootings despite police pleas 15 Mar 2:26am Australian media broadcast footage from Christchurch shootings despite police pleas
Sky News broadcast footage of the shooter at the mosque and Ten Daily embedded footage on website and social media posts As New Zealand police and social media platforms scrambled to remove video of the Christchurch shootings – apparently live-streamed by one of the perpetrators – from Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, several Australian media outlets broadcast some of the footage. “Police are aware there is extremely distressing footage relating to the incident in Christchurch circulating online,” the police said in a statement. “We would strongly urge that the link not be shared. We are working to have any footage removed.”
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Christchurch shooting: multiple fatalities after mass shooting at two mosques – live updates 15 Mar 2:21am Updated Christchurch shooting: multiple fatalities after mass shooting at two mosques – live updates
One of four people arrested is an Australian citizen, as attack is described by Australian PM as ‘extremist violent terrorism’
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Think we should be at school? Today’s climate strike is the biggest lesson of all | Greta Thunberg and others 15 Mar 2:00am Think we should be at school? Today’s climate strike is the biggest lesson of all | Greta Thunberg and others
We are among the young people striking against climate change in every corner of the globe – adults should join us tooIt started in front of the Swedish parliament, on 20 August – a regular school day. Greta Thunberg sat with her
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Algerian protesters to take to streets again as elections postponed 15 Mar 1:00am Algerian protesters to take to streets again as elections postponed
Movement for democracy begins search for unifying leader to voice its demands Algerian protest leaders have vowed to take to the streets for the fourth Friday in succession as the country’s nascent democracy movement begins its search for representatives who can unite hundreds of thousands of demonstrators in advance of a national conference and elections. The ailing president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, on Monday
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Craig Laundy joins Liberal exodus and will not recontest Sydney seat of Reid 15 Mar 12:38am Craig Laundy joins Liberal exodus and will not recontest Sydney seat of Reid
Laundy’s departure will probably mean seat will fall to Labor in federal election expected in May Liberal Craig Laundy will not recontest his Sydney seat at the coming federal election, bowing out on Friday by paying respect to the friendships he has formed across party lines during his time in politics. In a statement confirming his intention to quit politics, Laundy said public life “was never just a job to me. It was an opportunity to serve the electorate that my family has called home for four generations.
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Eyewitnesses describe horror of Christchurch mosque shooting – video 15 Mar 12:35am Eyewitnesses describe horror of Christchurch mosque shooting – video
Witnesses Farid Ahmed and Ramzan speak about
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Mass shooting at two Christchurch mosques – video report 15 Mar 12:28am Mass shooting at two Christchurch mosques – video report
People in New Zealand are urged by police to avoid mosques throughout the country after
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Jacinda Ardern condemns Christchurch mosque shootings – video 15 Mar 12:11am Jacinda Ardern condemns Christchurch mosque shootings – video
The New Zealand prime minister has responded to the shootings at mosques in Christchurch that have left many people dead. Jacinda Ardern said it was 'one of New Zealand’s darkest days' and many of the victims had chosen to make New Zealand their home. 'They are us,' she said. 'The person who has perpetuated this violence against us is not ... There is no place in New Zealand for such acts of extreme and unprecedented violence.'  
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