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New Zealand and France will lead efforts to stop the use of social media to organise and promote terrorism in the wake of the Christchurch attacks. A gunman killed 50 people in an attack on two mosques in March, while live-streaming the massacre on Facebook. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said she...
Four Hong Kong activists have been sentenced to up to 16 months in prison for their role in pro-democracy demonstrations. Four others received suspended sentences on Wednesday, while one had their sentencing deferred until June. The nine activists were found guilty earlier this month over their involvement in the "Umbrella Movement".
A Saudi prisoner has been executed and crucified, according to a statement by the country's state media. The man was one of 37 people executed on Tuesday on charges of terrorism. The statement added that the men were charged with "adopting terrorist extremist ideology, forming terrorist cells" and harming the "peace...
The so-called New IRA has admitted responsibility for the killing of journalist Lyra McKee, according to a Northern Irish newspaper. In a statement given to The Irish News using a recognised code word, the group offered "full and sincere apologies" to her family and friends. Ms McKee, 29, was shot in...
Myanmar's top court has rejected an appeal by two Reuters journalists jailed on charges linked to their reports on the Rohingya. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were sentenced to seven years last September in a case condemned around the world. They had revealed that state security forces executed 10 Muslim...
The wreck of an Australian ship sunk by a Japanese submarine in World War Two has been found after 77 years, officials say. The SS Iron Crown, a naval freight ship, was hit by a torpedo off the state of Victoria in 1942, killing 38 people. Its five remaining crew members survived.
Thousands of people have protested in Morocco's capital Rabat, demanding the release of 42 activists who had rallied against corruption and unemployment. Sunday's "march of the Moroccan people" was organised by political and civil rights groups, as well as the families of detainees. It comes weeks after a court upheld prison sentences...
The leader of Turkey's main opposition party has been attacked by protesters at a military funeral in Ankara. Republican People's Party (CHP) chief Kemal Kilicdaroglu was set upon by an angry crowd while attending a memorial on Sunday. Footage shows him being pushed and shoved in the melee, with some in...
Tesla said it is investigating a video on Chinese social media that appears to show one of its vehicles bursting into flames in Shanghai. In a statement, the carmaker said it had sent a team to investigate the matter, and that there were no reported casualties. The video, which has not...
The UN-backed PM of Libya has condemned the "silence" of his international allies as opposing forces advance on the capital Tripoli. Fayez al-Serraj is facing down an insurgency led by eastern commander Gen Khalifa Haftar. More than 205 people have been killed since fighting began on 4 April, the World Health...

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