Day: March 16, 2019

Paris stores looted, bank torched in new ‘yellow vest’ violence

Demonstrators looted and torched shops and businesses on the famed Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris on Saturday, on the 18th straight weekend of “yellow vest” protests, characterised by an uptick in violence after weeks of dwindling turnout. A Boss menswear store and the upscale Fouquet’s restaurant — a brasserie […]

Ethiopia crash investigation needs “considerable” time: minister

Identifying the cause of the deadly Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed 157 people and caused the worldwide grounding of a brand-new Boeing aircraft model will take “considerable time,” an Ethiopian government minister said Saturday. The crash of Flight ET 302 minutes into its flight to Nairobi on March […]

New Zealand PM vows gun law reform after mosque massacre

Christchurch, Mar 16:  New Zealand’s prime minister vowed Saturday to toughen the country’s gun laws after revealing the alleged shooter behind Christchurch’s mosque attacks had legally bought the five weapons, including two semi-automatic rifles, used in the massacre. The nation’s firearms laws are lax compared to neighbouring Australia, […]

Modi was busy posing for cameras when jawans were blown up in Pulwama: Rahul

Dehradun, Mar 16: Congress president Rahul Gandhi trained his guns at Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday, saying the PM was busy posing for cameras at the Corbett National Park when CRPF jawans were being killed in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama. Launching his party’s campaign for the upcoming Lok […]

China says willing to hold more talks with India on blacklisting Masood Azhar

BEIJING – China said on Friday it was willing to have more discussions with all parties concerned including India on blacklisting the head of Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), which claimed responsibility for the attack on an Indian paramilitary convoy in disputed Kashmir in February. China prevented a […]

Suspected white supremacist charged with murder after New Zealand mosque shootings

CHRISTCHURCH/WELLINGTON, New Zealand – Australian Brenton Harrison Tarrant, 28, a suspected white supremacist, was charged with murder on Saturday after 49 people were killed and dozens wounded in mass shootings at two New Zealand mosques. Tarrant, handcuffed and wearing a white prison suit, stood silently in the Christchurch […]

Apple Watch may spot heart problem but more research needed

WASHINGTON — A huge study suggests the Apple Watch can detect a worrisome irregular heartbeat at least sometimes — but experts say more work is needed to tell if using wearable technology to screen for heart problems really helps. More than 419,000 Apple Watch users signed up for […]

Stricken New Zealanders reach out to Muslims after shooting

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — New Zealand’s stricken residents reached out to Muslims in their neighborhoods and around the country on Saturday, with a fierce determination to show kindness to a community in pain as a 28-year-old white supremacist stood silently before a judge, accused in mass shootings at […]

When gunman advanced on New Zealand mosque, 1 man ran at him

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — When the gunman advanced toward the mosque, killing those in his path, Abdul Aziz didn’t hide. Instead, he picked up the first thing he could find, a credit card machine, and ran outside screaming “Come here!” Aziz, 48, is being hailed as a hero […]

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