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New Zealand votes to amend gun laws after Christchurch attack

Asia Pacific Apr 10, 2019

New Zealand votes to amend gun laws after Christchurch attack

Lawmakers in New Zealand voted almost unanimously on Wednesday to change gun laws, less than a month after its worst peacetime mass shooting, in which 50 people were killed in attacks on two mosques in Christchurch. Parliament passed the gun reform bill, the first substantial ...

New Zealand official brands Facebook 'morally bankrupt'

Business Apr 9, 2019

New Zealand official brands Facebook 'morally bankrupt'

New Zealand's official privacy watchdog described Facebook as "morally bankrupt" and suggested his country follow neighboring Australia's lead by making laws that could jail executives over streamed violence such as the Christchurch mosque shootings. Privacy Commissioner John Edwards has been critical of Facebook's response to ...

New Zealand names experienced Cricket World Cup squad

More Sports / Cricket Apr 3, 2019

New Zealand names experienced Cricket World Cup squad

New Zealand opted for experience in a 15-man squad named Wednesday for this year's cricket World Cup, with rookie Tom Blundell's inclusion as back-up wicketkeeper the only real surprise. The Blacks Caps hope to shed their tag as valiant losers and claim the title after ...