Day: March 15, 2019

Sreesanth ban issue will be taken up at CoA meeting: Vinod Rai

New Delhi, Mar 15: The life ban on S Sreesanth will be discussed when the Committee of Administrators running Indian cricket meets next after the Supreme Court asked the BCCI to reconsider the punishment handed to the pacer for his alleged involvement in the 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal. A […]

New Zealand massacre provides test for live video platforms

A horrific video of the New Zealand mosque massacre was blocked by Facebook during its livestream but circulated on other social media, highlighting the challenges faced by internet platforms in curbing the spread of violent content. Facebook said it “quickly” removed a live video from the suspected gunman […]

Mosque shootings kill 49; white racist claims responsibility

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — At least 49 people were killed in mass shootings at two mosques full of worshippers attending Friday prayers in an attack broadcast in horrifying, live video by an immigrant-hating white nationalist wielding at least two rifles. One man was arrested and charged with murder, […]

Mosque attacks spark outrage, fuel concern over Islamophobia

BRUSSELS — World leaders expressed condolences and condemnation Friday following the deadly attacks on mosques in New Zealand, while Muslim leaders said the mass shooting was evidence of a rising tide of violent Islamophobia. In a tweet, U.S. President Donald Trump sent “warmest sympathy and best wishes” to […]

Bangladesh cricketers narrowly avoid mosque shootings

Members of the Bangladesh cricket team had just arrived by bus at Masjid Al Noor mosque for Friday afternoon prayers when they heard gunshots. Had they arrived a few minutes earlier they would have been inside the mosque, where at least 30 people were killed by a gunman […]

Mosque killer’s rifles bore white-supremacist references

The self-proclaimed racist who attacked a New Zealand mosque during Friday prayers in an assault that killed 49 people used rifles covered in white-supremacist graffiti and listened to a song glorifying a Bosnian Serb war criminal. These details highlight the toxic beliefs behind an unprecedented, live-streamed massacre, which […]

Mosque shooter a white nationalist seeking revenge

SYDNEY — The gunman behind at least one of the mosque shootings in New Zealand that left 49 people dead on Friday tried to make a few things clear in the manifesto he left behind: He is a 28-year-old Australian white nationalist who hates immigrants. He was set […]

Mass shootings at New Zealand mosques kill 49; 1 man charged

CHRISTCHURCH  — Mass shootings at two mosques full of worshippers attending Friday prayers killed 49 people on what the prime minister called “one of New Zealand’s darkest days,” as authorities charged one person, detained three others and defused explosive devices in what appeared to be a carefully planned […]

Six Nations set for dramatic finish as rugby shake-up looms

Uncertainty over what will happen on the field is accompanied by uncertainty off it as the Six Nations heads into this weekend’s ‘Super Saturday’ finale. That three teams, with leaders Wales in pole position, can still win the tournament with a round to go is a case for […]

Boeing suspends 737 MAX deliveries as France probes black boxes

US aerospace giant Boeing said Thursday it was suspending deliveries of its top-selling 737 MAX as French investigators took delivery of the black boxes from the Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed all 157 passengers and crew. The MAX has been grounded worldwide following the disaster — the second […]

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