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The Latest: 6 NZ shooting victims returned to familiesPolice in New Zealand say they have completed autopsies on all 50 victims of last week's mosque shootings, and have formally identified 12 of them
The Associated Press28 minutes ago
Concern raised over SKorean treatment of Bloomberg reporterInternational journalists' organizations have expressed concern over South Korea's press freedoms after the country's ruling party singled out a Bloomberg reporter over what it alleged as a "borderline traitorous" article insulting President Moon Jae-in
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Thai exec guilty in poaching case, cleared of panther chargeA construction tycoon has been convicted in Thailand on charges related to a high-profile poaching case but was found not guilty of possessing panther carcass seen in photos that sparked public outcry
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Aya Al-Umari wears the T-shirt that her brother, Hussein Al-Umari, 35, teased her about the last time she saw him, before he was killed on March 15 in the attack at the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, Tuesday, March 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Juliet Williams)
Brother's teasing before NZ mosque shooting proved propheticHussein al-Umari delighting in teasing his sister, who now wonders if his remarks about the words written on her shirt, 'See You Bye,' were prophetic and somehow he knew he would not see her again
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Stories of the victims of the New Zealand mosque attackStories of victims of the attacks at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, where 50 people were killed
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Death toll from Indonesia floods, mudslides rises to 89The death toll from flash floods and mudslides triggered by torrential downpours in eastern Indonesia has risen to 89, with dozens of others missing
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Pro-Thaksin candidates adopt his name in Thai electionSome candidates in Thailand's election on Sunday have changed their names so supporters of exiled former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra can register their loyalty
The Associated Press5 hours ago
7 dead, others shot in election-related attack in BangladeshPolice say at least 7 people were killed and 15 others wounded by gunmen who opened fire on two cars returning from a polling station with ballot boxes in southeastern Bangladesh
The Associated Press5 hours ago
CAPTION CORRECTS TYPE OF SURGERY - In this photo taken onSunday, March 17, 2019, veterinarians and volunteers of Sumatra Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) tend to a female orangutan they named 'Hope' during a surgery for infections in some parts of the body and to fix broken bones, at SOCP facility in Sibolangit, North Sumatra, Indonesia. A veterinarian says the endangered orangutan that had a young baby has gone blind after being shot at least 74 times, including six in the eyes, with air gun. The baby orangutan died from malnutrition last Friday as rescuers rushed the two to the facility. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)
Orangutan mother blinded by air gun pellets in IndonesiaAn orangutan mother has been blinded after being shot with at least 74 air gun pellets on Indonesia's Sumatra island, where threats to the endangered species have increased
The Associated Press5 hours ago
FILE- In this Jan. 30, 2019, file photo specialist Jeffrey Berger works at his post as a television screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows the rate decision of the Federal Reserve. The message the Federal Reserve is poised to send on Wednesday, March 20, when its latest policy meeting ends this week is a soothing one. It reflects an abrupt shift in tone since the start of the year in the face of a slowdown in the United States and abroad, persistently tame inflation and a nervous stock market. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Asian shares mixed in muted trading ahead of US Fed meetingAsian shares are mixed in muted trading as investors await US Federal Reserve meeting later in the week
The Associated Press5 hours ago
FILE - This image taken from CCTV video obtained by the state-run Turkish broadcaster TRT World and released March 16, 2019, shows Brenton Tarrant, the man suspected in the New Zealand mosque attacks, as he arrives in March 2016 at Istanbul's Ataturk International airport in Turkey. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and about 30 other people got a chilling email from Tarrant. He attached a manifesto that was filled with racism and hatred as he tried to justify why he was about to carry out a massacre. (TRT World via AP, File)
New Zealand's darkest day: 36 minutes of terrorThe attack on two mosques in New Zealand was 36 minutes of terror, telegraphed by a chilling email forwarded just as gunman was putting his plan into motion
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Mourners visit a memorial site for last week's shooting victims near Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Streets near the hospital that had been closed for four days reopened to traffic as relatives and friends of the victims of last week's shootings continued to stream in from around the world. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
Ardern vows to deny accused mosque gunman notoriety he seeksNew Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is imploring the public to speak the names of the 50 people who died in the Christchurch mosque shootings rather than the accused gunman's, to deny him the notoriety he seeks
The Associated Press1 hour ago
A police officer stands guard outside the Linwood mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Four days after Friday's attack, New Zealand's deadliest shooting in modern history, relatives were anxiously waiting for word on when they can bury their loved ones. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
NZ leader vows to 'absolutely deny' mosque gunman a platformNew Zealand's prime minister is vowing to block any attempt at self-promotion by the white supremacist accused of killing 50 people in mosque shootings, after the gunman dismissed his lawyer and opted to represent himself in court
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Jakarta's 1st subway to ease frustration, sweat and fumesCommuting in Indonesia's gridlocked capital will for some involve less frustration, sweat and fumes when its first subway line opens later this month
The Associated Press9 hours ago
A relative weeps while showing the picture of Sohail Shahid, a Pakistani citizen who was killed in Christchurch mosque shootings, on his cell phone outside his home in Lahore, Pakistan, Sunday, March 17, 2019. Pakistan's foreign ministry spokesman says three more Pakistanis have been identified among the dead increasing the number of Pakistanis to nine killed in the mass shootings at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)
The Latest: Spy agency says no threats ahead of massacreNew Zealand's international spy agency has confirmed it had not received any relevant information or intelligence ahead of last week's deadly mass shooting on two mosques
The Associated Press10 hours ago
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