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Christchurch mosque shootings: New Zealand to ban military style weapons

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Media playback is unsupported on your device New Zealand will ban all types of semi-automatic weapons and assault rifles following the Christchurch attacks, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has said.The announcement comes less than a week after 50 people were killed at two mosques, allegedly by a lone gunman. Ms Ardern said she expected new legislation to be in place by 11 April, saying: "Our history changed forever. Now, our laws will too."All of the dead have now been formally identified, police have confirmed. Australian Brenton Tarrant, a self-proclaimed white supremacist, has been charged with one murder and was expected to face further charges.However, police said on Thursday that the person he was formally accused of killing had been wrongly declared dead. ...
Boeing 737 MAX pilots scoured manual in minutes before crash

Boeing 737 MAX pilots scoured manual in minutes before crash

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The pilots of a Boeing 737 MAX frantically scoured a manual before their plane crashed into the Java Sea in October, killing all 189 people on board.Recordings from the cockpit of the Lion Air plane suggest that the pilots were struggling to understand why the jet was lurching downwards, but ran out of time before it hit the water. Two minutes into the flight, the first officer reported a "flight control problem" to air traffic control and said that they intended to maintain an altitude of 5,000ft. Image: Faulty sensors are believed to have been a factor in October's Lion Air crash The captain was at the controls of the nearly new plane when it took off from Jakarta, and as an indicator showed a problem on his display, he asked the first officer ...
Christchurch shootings: Jacinda Ardern calls for global anti-racism fight

Christchurch shootings: Jacinda Ardern calls for global anti-racism fight

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Media playback is unsupported on your device New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has called for a global fight to root out racist right-wing ideology following last week's deadly attack on two mosques in Christchurch.In one of her first interviews since then, she told the BBC that she rejected the idea that a rise in immigration was fuelling racism.Fifty people were killed and dozens more wounded in Friday's gun attacks.The first funerals, of a father and son from Syria, took place on Wednesday.Hundreds of mourners gathered at a cemetery near the Linwood Islamic Centre in Christchurch, one of two places of worship targeted.Australian Brenton Tarrant, 28, has been charged with murder. Fifty people died in the attack.What did Ardern say?Asked about the...
GM to invest $2.7B over 5 years at Brazil production plants

GM to invest $2.7B over 5 years at Brazil production plants

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March 19 (UPI) -- General Motors is planning to invest $ 2.7 billion over the next five years in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo, after securing incentives and a union accord. Of the total amount, half will go into the Sao Jose dos Campos plant, where the new generation Chevrolet S10 pickup truck will be built, G1 reported. The investment came after Sao Paulo state offered incentives and the Sao Caetano plant will also see investments in new products and technology, Folha de Sao Paulo reported. The information was provided after a meeting Tuesday between Sao Paulo Gov. Joao Doria and GM Latin America President Carlos Zarlenga. "I thought today was never going to come," Zarlenga said Tuesday in a report by Folha. The investments will make it possible to keep at least 13,000 jobs in Sao P...
New Zealand 'will give gunman nothing – not even his name', PM vows

New Zealand 'will give gunman nothing – not even his name', PM vows

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New Zealand's prime minister has promised to deny the mosque terror attacker notoriety, saying she will never refer to him by name.Jacinda Ardern was speaking as parliament met for the first time since 50 people were killed in Christchurch on Friday. "He sought many things from his act of terror, but one was notoriety - and that is why you will never hear me mention his name", said Miss Ardern."We in New Zealand will give him nothing - not even his name," she added. Image: A banner of defiance lies among the flowers in the city's botanical gardens Image: A St John Ambulance member comforts a woman outside the al Noor mosque There are concerns that the suspect - believed to be behind a lengthy "manifesto" pu...