Police file NZ's first-ever terrorism charge over Christchurch

Police file NZ's first-ever terrorism charge over Christchurch

New Zealand police say they have charged the man accused of murder in shootings at two Christchurch mosques in March with engaging in a terrorist act, the first time such a charge had been brought in the country's history.
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Trump pressured Ukraine president to investigate Biden: reports

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Millions of young people flooded the streets of cities around the world on Friday (September 20) to demand political leaders take urgent steps to stop climate change, uniting in a worldwide protest inspired by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunb
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Trump says whistleblower complaint is ‘political hack job’

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Trump says would be 'easiest thing' to go into Iran

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Russia frees jailed actor after public outcry over crackdown

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A Moscow court on Friday (September 20) ordered the release of Pavel Ustinov, an actor whose conviction for injuring a police officer at an opposition protest sparked a public outcry in Russia.
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UK negotiator says Brexit deal is possible

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Saudi Arabia unveils attack site damage

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