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Stabbing in New Zealand supermarket was ISIS-inspired terrorist attack: prime

A stabbing attack in an Auckland supermarket in which multiple people were injured was an act of terrorism, New Zealand’s prime minister says. The suspect was shot dead by police. “This afternoon, at approximately 2:40pm, a violent extremist undertook a terrorist attack on innocent New Zealanders in the New Lynn Countdown [supermarket] in Auckland,” Ardern […]Read More

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At Least 49 Killed in Shootings at 2 New Zealand

Earlier in the day, mass shootings took place at two mosques in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand, leaving at least 49 people killed and 48 more injured. According to the New Zealand police, three men and 1 woman are in custody following the shootings at 2 mosques in Christchurch. Police have found and secured […]Read More

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157 Held For Check-Ups as Mysterious Flu Hits Australian Flight

Last week, three planes arriving at airports in Philadelphia and New York were quarantined after numerous passengers showed signs of a flu-like disease during the flight. Several hundred passengers were detained for medical check-ups by the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Passengers from Virgin Australia flight VA167 from Melbourne, Australia to Auckland, […]Read More

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Tsunami alert lifted after New Zealand earthquake, aftershocks kill 2

New Zealand authorities have issued a tsunami warning after a powerful earthquake hit northeast of Christchurch, the biggest city on South Island. At least two people have been confirmed dead in Kaikoura. The tremor, with a magnitude initially estimated at 7.4 before being scaled up to 7.8, had a depth of 23km, according to the […]Read More

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Prayuth: Thai Lese Majeste Suspect Living in Exile ‘Not a

BANGKOK — Junta chairman Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha has asserted that a fugitive Redshirt activist wanted by Thai authorities for insulting the monarchy is no longer Thai. “Since he fled this country to another, it shows that he is no longer a Thai person and he cannot stay in Thailand,” Gen. Prayuth said. Read more: khaosodenglish.comRead More

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Biggest Australian department store may open sourcing office in Thailand

BANGKOK, July 29 – Phusit Ratanakulsereroengrit, a senior official of Thailand’s Department of International Trade Promotion, said representatives of Woolworths Limited want to discuss business deals with about 60 Thai operators as it plans to open a sourcing office in Asia Pacific and is especially interested in Thailand. He said that Woolworths had more than […]Read More

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First couples celebrate same-sex marriage in New Zealand

New Zealand yesterday legalised same-sex marriage, with a surge in marriage applications, according to New Zealand’s Department of Internal Affairs. New Zealand is now the first country in the Asia-Pacific region to legalise same-sex marriage, and the fourteenth country to do so worldwide. After passing a bill in April of this year, the New Zealand […]Read More

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Gas leak kills New Zealand engineer, Thai staff, injures two

A gas leak at a biomass power plant in the southern province of Trang killed a New Zealand engineer and a Thai staff member early Monday morning. The engineer, identified as Michael Kogsin, 36 along with Chavalit Somnok, 37, a system control officer from Buri Ram province, reportedly died after inhaling the toxic gas at […]Read More