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    Thousands attend NZ vigil, rally to fight racism

    Reuters . Christchurch | Updated at 12:18am on March 25, 2019

    Thousands gathered in New Zealand’s cities on Sunday to protest racism and remember the 50 Muslims killed by a gunman in Christchurch and as prime...

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    More than $7.4m donated to help families in NZ shooting

    Agence France-Presse . Christchurch | Updated at 12:00am on March 25, 2019

    More than NZ$10.8 million ($7.4 million) in public donations has been received so far to help families of the 50 people killed in New Zealand’s...

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    NZ to hold national remembrance for Christchurch next Friday

    Agence France-Presse . Christchurch | Updated at 01:08pm on March 24, 2019

    New Zealand will hold a national remembrance service for victims of the Christchurch massacre on March 29, the government announced on Sunday, as the country...

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    Australia hit with second ‘severe’ cyclone in two days

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 08:31am on March 24, 2019

    A severe category 3 cyclone blew into the key mining region of Pilbara in Western Australia Sunday’ forcing evacuations and a halt to port operations’...

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    Twin cyclones batter Australia

    Agence France-Presse . Cairns | Updated at 01:37am on March 24, 2019

    A ‘very destructive’ category 4 cyclone slammed into Australia’s remote northern coast on Saturday, while a second, equally powerful storm bore down on the country’s...

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    NZ reopens mosques that were attacked

    Reuters . Christchurch | Updated at 12:10am on March 24, 2019

    Smelling of fresh paint, the two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch where a gunman killed 50 worshippers last week reopened their doors...

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    UN chief pledges to help protect religious sites

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 12:00am on March 24, 2019

    UN secretary general Antonio Guterres on Friday pledged action to help protect religious sites worldwide, during a visit to a New York Islamic centre one...

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    Al Noor mosque reopened, many ‘march for love’

    Reuters . Christchurch | Updated at 11:55am on March 23, 2019

    Smelling of fresh paint, the two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch where a gunman killed 50 worshippers last week reopened their doors...

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    NZ prays, falls silent, a week after mosque massacres

    Agence France-Presse . Christchurch | Updated at 12:00am on March 23, 2019

    The Muslim call to prayer rang out across New Zealand on Friday followed by two minutes of nationwide silence to mark a week since a...

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    NZ to ban military type weapons

    Reuters . Christchurch | Updated at 12:00am on March 22, 2019

    New Zealand will ban military-style semi-automatic and assault rifles under tough new gun laws following the killing of 50 people in its worst mass shooting,...

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