NZ to ban military type semi-automatic weapons

NZ to ban military type semi-automatic weapons

CHRISTCHURCH: New Zealand will ban military-style semi-automatic and assault rifles under tough new gun laws following the killing of 50 people in its worst mass shooting, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Thursday. In the immediate aftermath of last Friday’s shootings at two mosques in the city of Christchurch, Ardern labelled the attack as terrorism and…

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Taliban kill 6 paramilitary troops in southwestern Pakistan

Taliban kill 6 paramilitary troops in southwestern Pakistan

QUETTA, Pakistan: Pakistani authorities say militants overran a remote security outpost in southwestern Baluchistan province, killing six members of the paramilitary forces.The Pakistani Taliban — known as Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan — claimed responsibility for the attack in Ziarat district early on Wednesday morning, saying in an Urdu-language statement that it was revenge for the deaths earlier…

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ICC prosecutor: examination of Philippines continues despite withdrawal

ICC prosecutor: examination of Philippines continues despite withdrawal

AMSTERDAM/MANILA: The International Criminal Court’s prosecutor said on Monday her examination into possible crimes against humanity committed in the Philippines would go on, despite its withdrawal from the court.The Philippines’ withdrawal from the Hague court was formalized on Sunday.Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said in a statement the ICC continued to have jurisdiction over possible crimes committed…

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