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Jacinda Ardern eyes majority as New Zealand votes

Jacinda Ardern eyes majority as New Zealand votes

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Ardern leads two-minute silence for shooting victims

Ardern leads two-minute silence for shooting victims

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New Zealand's prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, joined thousands in a two-minute vigil, a week after the attacks on two mosques in Christchurch.She joined Muslims and non-Muslims in Hagley Park, opposite al Noor mosque, to observe the call to prayer followed by the silence. At least 42 people were killed in al Noor mosque, and seven in nearby Linwood mosque, after a gunman opened fire at about 1.40pm on Friday 15 March. Image: The call to prayer in Hagley Park New Zealand observes the Muslim call to prayer The call to pr...
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...