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‘Received gunman’s manifesto 9 minutes before attack’

Christchurch/Wellington : New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has reiterated her promise that there will be changes to the country’s gun laws in the wake of a terrorist attack on two mosques and said her Cabinet will discuss the policy details on Monday, as she announced a crucial cabinet meet on Monday. Please like & share: Read More »

At least 31 dead in Zimbabwe after cyclone

AFP   HARARE At least 31 people have been killed and dozens are missing in parts of eastern Zimbabwe hit by the peripheral effects of tropical cyclone Idai which lashed neighbouring Mozambique, government said on Saturday. Zimbabwe’s ministry of information announced on Twitter that so far the “number of deaths is confirmed at 31 mainly from Chimanimani East,” including two ... Read More »

US govt warns public of new phone scam

IANS   WASHINGTON The US Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the taxation agency of the government, has warned the public of a new type of “IRS impersonation phone scam”. The IRS said the new scam was the most recent variation of impersonation scams in which target victims would receive fake calls from the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS), an independent organisation under ... Read More »

New Zealand PM vows gun law change

IANS   WELLINGTON New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Saturday said gun laws would change in the country as her government announced it will ban semi-automatic rifles in the wake of the Christchurch terror attack that left 49 people dead. “There were five guns used by the primary perpetrator,” she said at a news conference here. “There were two ... Read More »

Gunman sent manifesto to PM before attack

IANS   CHRISTCHURCH The New Zealand Prime Minister’s Office said on Saturday that it received a copy of a “manifesto” from the alleged gunman less than 10 minutes before the attacks began at the two Christchurch mosques on Friday, along with about 70 other recipients. Other politicians on the mailing list included National leader Simon Bridges and Parliament Speaker Trevor ... Read More »

UK Parliament votes to seek Article 50 extension

IANS London The UK Parliament voted 413-202 to instruct Prime Minister Theresa May to ask the EU for a delay that would give the UK’s fractious political class time to forge a plan for an orderly Brexit, raising the prospect that Britain will remain part of the bloc beyond March 29 deadline. May, who vowed repeatedly that the UK would ... Read More »

Kim rethinking US talks, launch moratorium

AP Pyongyang North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will soon make a decision on whether to continue diplomatic talks and maintain the country’s moratorium on missile launches and nuclear tests, a senior North Korean official said, noting the US threw away a golden opportunity at the recent summit between their leaders. Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui, addressing an urgent ... Read More »

Senate rejects Trump’s border emergency declaration

PTI Washington In a stunning rebuke to Donald Trump, a dozen Republican senators broke party ranks and sided with Democrats to terminate the US President’s declaration of a national emergency on America’s border with Mexico. In a 59-41 vote, 12 Republicans joined every Senate Democrat on Thursday in a rare move to block the president’s effort to divert billions in ... Read More »

Wanted bookie Sanjeev Chawla seeks appeal

PTI London Alleged bookie Sanjeev Chawla, who is wanted in India on charges of match-fixing dating back to 2000, has filed an application in the UK High Court seeking leave to appeal against his extradition order by Westminster Magistrates’ Court here. UK home secretary Sajid Javid had signed off on the District Judge’s order in favour of the extradition last ... Read More »

Indians to benefit as UK lifts cap on PhD-level work visas

PTI   London Indians are among the largest group of professionals set to benefit from a new UK government plan to remove any limit on the number of PhD-level work visas to be granted. UK Chancellor Philip Hammond announced on Wednesday in a Budget update, referred to as the annual Spring Statement, that from later this year all such highly-qualified ... Read More »