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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 […]


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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hundreds shuffle out of last IS redoubt in east Syria

Hundreds of men, women and children trudged out of the Islamic State group’s last sliver of territory Thursday as US-backed Syrian fighters once again slowed their advance to crush the “caliphate”. All that remains of a once sprawling proto-state the jihadists declared in 2014 is a battered riverside […]

‘Why would you die?’ Bereaved seek answers at plane crash site

From a quiet farmland at the base of rolling hills outside Ethiopia’s capital, the sound of wailing rang through the air. Devastated mourners flung themselves onto a ground littered with business cards, seat covers and shards of aluminium. They cried the names of loved ones who had been […]

Facebook blames server problem for massive outage

Facebook blamed a “server configuration change” Thursday for a massive outage affecting its applications around the world and brought fresh attention to the embattled social networking leader. The outage affected users for at least 12 hours in most areas of the world, with the biggest impact in North […]

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