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'We are one' says PM Ardern as New Zealand mourns with prayers, silence

'We are one' says PM Ardern as New Zealand mourns with prayers, silencePrime Minister Jacinda Ardern joined about 20,000 people standing quietly at Hagley Park, in front of the Al Noor mosque where most of the victims were killed during Friday prayers last week. “New Zealand mourns with you. Ardern, who swiftly denounced the shooting as terrorism, has announced a ban on military-style semi-automatic and assault rifles.



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New Zealand marks one week since mosque attack with prayers, scarves

New Zealand marks one week since mosque attack with prayers, scarvesPrime Minister Jacinda Ardern will lead thousands of mourners expected to gather at a park in front of the Al Noor mosque, where most of the victims died, for a prayer followed by two minutes of silence. Ardern, who has labeled the attack as terrorism, announced a ban on military-style semi-automatic and assault rifles under tough new gun laws on Thursday. The prime minister is expected to be accompanied in the Christchurch prayers with community leaders and other foreign dignitaries.



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Hells Angels, street gangs vow to defend mosques as New Zealand braces for Friday prayers

Hells Angels, street gangs vow to defend mosques as New Zealand braces for Friday prayersStreet gangs and motorcycle clubs cross New Zealand offered to protect mosques during Friday prayers, but a Muslim leader suggests they join prayers.



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Prayers, holy water as Venezuelan Curacao aid shipment delayed

Prayers, holy water as Venezuelan Curacao aid shipment delayedWillemstad, Curaçao (Netherlands Antilles) (AFP) – Venezuelan opposition supporters rallied in Curacao’s port Saturday, pushing for their own shipment to join in a dangerous aid effort for their country, but the vessel’s captain declined to sail yet for security reasons. While in Venezuela border clashes and military desertions raised tensions, on the sleepy Caribbean island of Curacao a handful of expatriates applied pressure on a separate front, waving flags and singing. Standing near one of the red trucks carrying the containers of aid at the entrance to a cargo port, Venezuelan priest Julio Gonzalez, 33, blessed the cargo and sprinkled holy water on the excited crowd.



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The Latest: Churchgoers: Prayers answered by teen's return

The Latest: Churchgoers: Prayers answered by teen's returnBARRON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on a Wisconsin teenager found alive three months after she disappeared following her parents' deaths (all times local):



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Prayers, fear in tsunami-struck Indonesian towns as toll tops 400

Prayers, fear in tsunami-struck Indonesian towns as toll tops 400A small Christmas service was held near a stretch of Indonesia’s tsunami-struck coastline Tuesday, as panicked residents in one coastal town tried to flee after rumours spread that another deadly wave was about to smash into the coast. It turned out to be a false alarm, but widespread fears about a repeat disaster — and warnings that clean water and medicine supplies were running low — rippled across the region as the death toll from Saturday’s volcano-triggered disaster topped 400. Thousands more have been displaced, with many left homeless after houses were flattened by the killer wave.



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Sex abuse scandal: Pope seeks prayers to fight 'devil'

Sex abuse scandal: Pope seeks prayers to fight 'devil'VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis asked Saturday for daily prayers to protect the Catholic Church from what he says are "attacks by the devil," in his latest response to the clerical sex abuse and cover-up scandal roiling his papacy.



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Capital Gazette Reporter To Trump: 'I Couldn't Give A F**k' About Your Prayers

Capital Gazette Reporter To Trump: 'I Couldn't Give A F**k' About Your PrayersA shaken journalist who survived Thursday's deadly attack at The Capital



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The Latest: Trump tweets thoughts, prayers for crash victims

The Latest: Trump tweets thoughts, prayers for crash victimsSAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on a military cargo plane crash in Georgia (all times local):



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These Religious Leaders Are Fed Up With GOP’s Thoughts And Prayers

These Religious Leaders Are Fed Up With GOP’s Thoughts And PrayersIt’s now common for political leaders to offer their “thoughts and prayers” online after a mass shooting.



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