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The Latest: Spy agency says no threats ahead of massacre

The Latest: Spy agency says no threats ahead of massacreCHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Latest on the mosque shootings in New Zealand (all times local):



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Argentina closes airspace to Boeing 737 MAX flights: state news agency

Argentina closes airspace to Boeing 737 MAX flights: state news agencyArgentina has temporarily closed its airspace to flights using Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, following similar measures taken by other countries in the region after two fatal crashes involving the plane, the state-run news agency said on Saturday. The decision comes after the crash as week ago of a Boeing 737 MAX operated by Ethiopian Airlines[ETHA.UL] that killed 157 people. The National Civil Aviation Administration (ANAC) did not immediately reply to a request for comment.



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Huawei CFO suing Canada, its border agency and the RCMP

Huawei CFO suing Canada, its border agency and the RCMPAn executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei is suing the Canadian government, its border agency and the national police force, saying they detained, searched and interrogated her before telling her she was under arrest. Lawyers for Meng Wanzhou said Sunday they filed a notice of civil claim in the British Columbia Supreme Court. Canada arrested Meng, the daughter of Huawei’s founder, at the request of the U.S. on Dec. 1 at Vancouver’s airport.



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Tesla's Musk must address SEC contempt bid as he calls agency 'broken'

Tesla's Musk must address SEC contempt bid as he calls agency 'broken'A federal judge on Tuesday ordered Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk to explain by March 11 why he should not be held in contempt for violating his fraud settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The order by U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan in Manhattan came hours after the billionaire criticized SEC oversight as “broken,” in the wake of the regulator’s request on Monday night that he be held in contempt. Lawyers for Tesla and Musk did not immediately respond to requests for comment.



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U.S. agency to cancel $929 million in California high-speed rail funds

U.S. agency to cancel $  929 million in California high-speed rail fundsCalifornia Governor Gavin Newsom said last week the state will dramatically scale back a planned $ 77.3 billion high-speed rail project that has faced cost hikes, delays and management concerns, but will finish a smaller section of the line. The Transportation Department’s Federal Railroad Administration said in a letter it wanted to halt funding because the state had “failed to make reasonable progress.” It cited Newsom’s announcement to scale back the project.



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Suicide attack on Iran Revolutionary Guards bus kills 20: state news agency

Suicide attack on Iran Revolutionary Guards bus kills 20: state news agencyA suicide attack on Wednesday on a Revolutionary Guards bus in southeastern Iran killed at least 20 people, the official news agency IRNA reported. “The suicide attack on an Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps personnel bus happened on the Khash-Zahedan road,” IRNA said. A picture released by the Fars news agency showed a hulk of twisted metal at the scene.



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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s wipes away tears at protest to defund US border agency: ‘They don't deserve a dime’

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s wipes away tears at protest to defund US border agency: ‘They don't deserve a dime’Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was seen wiping tears from her face after using the death of a seven-year-old migrant child to demand an end to funding for the nation’s border agency. At the event on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, the New York congresswoman said US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) did “not deserve a dime”, until it showed it cared about human rights. “Not only will we not agree to fund [ICE], but we are here to say that an agency like ICE, which repeatedly and systematically violates human rights, does not deserve a dime,” she said.



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Saudi woman 'under the care' of UN agency: Thai official

Saudi woman 'under the care' of UN agency: Thai officialThe Saudi woman who made a desperate plea for asylum after landing at Bangkok airport has been placed “under the care” of the United Nations refugee agency, a Thai official said late Monday. Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun told AFP she ran away from her family while travelling in Kuwait because they subjected her to physical and psychological abuse. The 18-year-old said she had planned to seek asylum in Australia and feared she would be killed if repatriated by Thai immigration officials who stopped her during transit on Sunday.



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Deaths of 2 children raise doubts about US border agency

Deaths of 2 children raise doubts about US border agencyHOUSTON (AP) — The deaths of two migrant children in just over two weeks raised strong new doubts Wednesday about the ability of U.S. border authorities to care for the thousands of minors arriving as part of a surge of families trying to enter the country.



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Death toll from Indonesia tsunami rises to 281: disaster agency

Death toll from Indonesia tsunami rises to 281: disaster agencyThe death toll from a volcano-triggered tsunami in Indonesia has risen to 281, with more than 1,000 people injured, the national disaster agency said Monday, as the desperate search for survivors ramped up. “The number of victims and damage will continue to rise,” said agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho. According to Indonesia’s geological agency, Anak Krakatoa had been showing signs of heightened activity for days, spewing plumes of ash thousands of metres into the air.



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