Tag: New Zealand

New Zealand PM wears pink during her visit to Singapore to support her stand against bullying

Singapore – New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern arrived in Singapore on May 17 (Friday) for her official visit at the invitation of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. The popular state leader who has shown the world her resolute stance against bullying signified the same...

New Zealand shooters back gun control after massacre

by Neil SANDS New Zealand will crack down on firearms ownership this week after the Christchurch mosques massacre that claimed 50 lives -- and the Kiwi gun lobby, for the most part, is okay with that. In stark contrast to the United States, where even the...

New Zealand marks one week after mosque shooting with 2-minute silence for victims, Imam calls for end to hatred and the politics of fear

Christchurch—To honour the memory of the victims of the shootings in two mosques on March 15, thousands gathered for the Muslim call to Prayer for the Friday congregational prayer, the Jumu’ah, which was broadcast at 1:30 pm. It was followed by two minutes of silence to...

Tariq Omar, son of Singaporean, one of the Christchurch massacre victims

Christchurch, New Zealand – The nationalities and backgrounds of the victims during the March 15 mass shooting at two New Zealand mosques are slowly emerging. One of them was the son of a Singaporean named Tariq Omar. The 24-year-old football coach had gone to the Al...

Facebook receives flak for failing to block 300,000 uploads of the New Zealand terrorist attack live stream video

FBNewsroom – The statistics are out showing just how powerful social media can be; yet with that kind of power, an equal amount of responsibility must be taken. On March 17 (Sunday), Facebook New Zealand’s Mia Garlick gave an update via Facebook Newsroom’s Twitter account...

Daoud Nabi, 71, the first NZ mosque shooting victim, greeted the attacker and saved a younger man’s life

Christchurch, New Zealand – Yama Nabi, son of Haji Daoud Nabi, was late to last Friday’s prayers but it turned out that the delay was what saved Yama's life. And, changed it irrevocably. Yama arrived at the mosque to find his friend Ramazan standing outside...

New Zealand mosque shooting update: terrorist charged with murder, video of arrest surfaces on social media

Christchurch, New Zealand – A new video has emerged depicting the arrest of the alleged Australian mosque shooter, Brenton Tarrant by the Christchurch police. The footage, which was taken by a motorist on Strickland Street, showed police cautiously approaching the shooter’s car, fully armed. The...

Mass shooting in two New Zealand mosques leaves 49 dead and 48 wounded

Christchurch — In New Zealand’s worst-ever terrorist attack, 49 people were killed and 48 others wounded when at least one gunman opened fire at two mosques during Friday prayers. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern condemned the shootings as an act of terrorism, and said today is...

TPP to extend US drug monopolies to partner countries?

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Recently, excerpts were released by Wikileaks regarding the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a proposed international trade agreement leaked to that suggested the United States is pushing for changes that would restrict access to beneficial drugs overseas. According to Wikileaks, the latest leaked chapter from May 2014 detailing...