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Sorrow, Heroism and Near Misses: Survivors Recall the Terror of the Christchurch Mosque Massacres

Sorrow, Heroism and Near Misses: Survivors Recall the Terror of the Christchurch Mosque MassacresSurvivors reflect on the day that their sense of safety was shattered



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France steps up security near religious sites after New Zealand attacks

France steps up security near religious sites after New Zealand attacksFrench authorities have stepped up security measures near religious sites after deadly attacks against two mosques in New Zealand left 49 people dead, Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said on Friday. “Patrols will be held around religious sites,” Castaner said on his official Twitter account. At least one gunman killed 49 people and wounded more than 20 during the Friday prayer at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand in an act that was qualified as terrorism by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.



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Hawaii earthquake: 5.5-magnitude earthquake strikes near Kilauea volcano

Hawaii earthquake: 5.5-magnitude earthquake strikes near Kilauea volcanoThe U.S. Geological Survey on Wednesday confirmed that a 5.5-magnitude earthquake hit Hawaii.



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Luke Perry buried Monday near Tennessee home, death certificate says

Luke Perry buried Monday near Tennessee home, death certificate saysPerry died March 4 after spending several days in a Los Angeles hospital following a major stroke on Feb. 27.



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Luke Perry buried Monday near Tennessee home, death certificate says

Luke Perry buried Monday near Tennessee home, death certificate saysPerry died March 4 after spending several days in a Los Angeles hospital following a major stroke on Feb. 27.



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Severed heads found in mass grave near Syria IS pocket

Severed heads found in mass grave near Syria IS pocketBodies and severed heads have been found in a mass grave near the Islamic State group’s last bastion in eastern Syria, a Kurdish spokesman said Thursday. “A mass grave was discovered about 10 days ago in a liberated area” near Baghouz, said Adnan Afrin, a spokesman for the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). “It contains the bodies of men as well as the severed heads of women,” he told AFP.



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Forget about North Korea: Pakistan and India Are Near the Nuclear Abyss

Forget about North Korea: Pakistan and India Are Near the Nuclear AbyssWhat happens now?



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Cargo jet with three on board crashes near Houston airport

Cargo jet with three on board crashes near Houston airportA Boeing 767 cargo jetliner heading to Houston with three people aboard disintegrated after crashing Saturday into a bay east of the city, according to a Texas sheriff. Witnesses told emergency personnel that the twin-engine plane "went in nose first," leaving a debris field three-quarters of a mile long in Trinity Bay, Chambers County Sheriff Brian Hawthorne said. "It's probably a crash that nobody would survive," he said, referring to the scene as "total devastation." Witnesses said they heard the plane's engines surging and that the craft turned sharply before falling into a nosedive, Hawthorne said. Aerial footage shows emergency personnel walking along a spit of marshland flecked by debris that extends into the water. The remnants of the jet The sheriff said recovering pieces of the plane, its black box containing flight data records and any remains of the people on board will be difficult in muddy marshland that extends to about 5 feet deep in the area. Air boats are needed to access the area. The plane had departed from Miami and was likely only minutes away from landing at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston. The Federal Aviation Administration issued an alert after officials lost radar and radio contact with Atlas Air Flight 3591 when it was about 30 miles (48 kilometers) southeast of the airport, FAA spokesman Lynn Lunsford said. The Coast Guard dispatched boats and at least one helicopter to assist in the search for survivors. A dive team with the Texas Department of Public Safety will be tasked with finding the black box, Hawthorne said. Trinity Bay is just north of Galveston Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. FAA investigators are traveling to the scene as are authorities with the National Transportation Safety Board, which will lead the investigation.



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Venezuela shooting: At least one dead after troops fire on indigenous people near Brazil border

Venezuela shooting: At least one dead after troops fire on indigenous people near Brazil borderAt least one person has been shot dead by Venezuelan security forces during a clash on the border with Brazil, according to local officials. Gran Sabana mayor Emilio Gonzalez identified the woman who was killed as Zoraida Rodriguez, a member of an indigenous community. The mayor said members of the Pemon indigenous group clashed with the Venezuela National Guard and the army, who were moving tanks to the border.



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US military planes land near Venezuela border with aid

US military planes land near Venezuela border with aidCUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — The U.S. military airlifted tons of humanitarian aid to a Colombian town on the Venezuelan border Saturday as part of an effort meant to undermine socialist President Nicolas Maduro and back his rival for the leadership of the South American nation.



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