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New Zealand's biggest online classifieds site bans sale of semi-automatic guns

New Zealand's biggest online classifieds site bans sale of semi-automatic gunsIn the aftermath of the Christchurch terrorist attack, New Zealand is looking to step up on gun control.It's led to the country's biggest online marketplace, Trade Me, stopping the sale of semi-automatic firearms until it receives further instruction from the government.SEE ALSO: Facebook has removed 1.5 million videos of the New Zealand shooting, but questions remain"We have listened to public sentiment following Friday's terrorist attack in Christchurch and decided to remove all semi-automatic firearms sales and parts associated with those weapons today," Trade Me's statement reads.The company said it would aim to remove listings for semi-automatic firearms by the end of Monday. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern pledged that the country's gun laws "will change" following the tragedy, and said on Monday she would start discussing the issue within the government."Rightly … people are asking the question 'why is it that someone with a firearms licence in New Zealand can obtain a military-style semi-automatic weapon?'" Ardern told Radio NZ.The New Zealand Police Association has backed the action on the country's gun laws."Jacinda Ardern has said emphatically that New Zealand's gun laws will change and that now is the time for that change," Police Association president Chris Cahill said in a statement online."I absolutely agree with her and I believe many New Zealanders will be aghast that in our country someone can amass a cache of weapons like that discovered in this Christchurch tragedy."Unlike neighbouring Australia, whose famously strong gun policy resulted in a ban on semi-automatic firearms, New Zealand allows private possession, as long as the owner is approved by police and licensed. As per Gunpolicy.org, New Zealand has double the guns per person than Australia, and the number of privately-owned guns is estimated to be at 1.5 million. There have also been calls for a gun register, which isn't required in New Zealand for most firearms, according to the BBC. WATCH: Delete Facebook says WhatsApp co-founder



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'Why would you die?' Bereaved seek answers at plane crash site

'Why would you die?' Bereaved seek answers at plane crash siteFrom a quiet farmland at the base of rolling hills outside Ethiopia’s capital, the sound of wailing rang through the air. All 157 people on Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 died when their Boeing 737 MAX 8 crashed just six minutes after departing Addis Ababa on Sunday, heading for Nairobi. Relatives began trickling to the site of the obliterated jet on Wednesday, some bussed in by Ethiopian Airlines, others on their own steam.



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U.S. says North Korea diplomacy 'very much alive,' but it's watching rocket site

U.S. says North Korea diplomacy 'very much alive,' but it's watching rocket siteStephen Biegun told a conference in Washington that although U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un parted on good terms after their Feb. 27-28 summit in Hanoi, big gaps remained between the two sides and North Korea needed to show it was fully committed to giving up its nuclear weapons. Biegun, the U.S. special representative for North Korea, stressed that U.S.-led sanctions, which Pyongyang wants dropped, would stay in place until North Korea completed denuclearization.



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India says Pakistan hiding information by blocking access to bombing site

India says Pakistan hiding information by blocking access to bombing siteIndia said on Saturday Pakistan had “plenty to hide” by preventing journalists from accessing the site of an air strike by Indian fighter jets inside Pakistan. Citing “security concerns”, Pakistani security officials on Thursday barred a Reuters team from climbing a hill in northeastern Pakistan to the site of a madrasa, or religious school, and a group of surrounding buildings that was targeted by Indian warplanes last week. “The fact that Pakistan has now refused access to journalists from visiting the site means that they have plenty to hide,” Indian foreign ministry spokesman Raveesh Kumar told reporters.



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Trump Says He'd Be Disappointed in Kim If Missile Site Rebuilt

Trump Says He'd Be Disappointed in Kim If Missile Site Rebuilt“I would be very disappointed if that were happening,” Trump told reporters at the White House on Wednesday. Trump abruptly ended a summit with Kim last week in Hanoi after the president said the North Korean leader asked for all U.S. sanctions to be lifted in exchange for the dismantling of the country’s main nuclear complex. Two days later, new images from Beyond Parallel, part of the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies, showed that North Korea was rebuilding a long-range rocket site at the Sohae Launch Facility.



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Trump would be 'very disappointed' in Kim Jong Un if North Korea is rebuilding launch site

Trump would be 'very disappointed' in Kim Jong Un if North Korea is rebuilding launch siteSatellite images show North Korea started rebuilding a rocket launch site after a summit between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un broke down.



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Trump would be 'very disappointed' in Kim if North Korea rebuilding rocket site

Trump would be 'very disappointed' in Kim if North Korea rebuilding rocket siteTwo U.S. think tanks and South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency reported on Tuesday that work was underway to restore part of North Korea’s Sohae Satellite Launching Station even as Trump met with Kim at a second summit in Hanoi last week. “I would be very disappointed if that were happening,” Trump told reporters in the Oval Office, when asked if North Korea was breaking a promise. It’ll ultimately get solved.” North Korea began work to dismantle a missile engine test stand at Sohae last year after pledging to do so in a first summit with Trump in June.



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North Korea said to be rebuilding structures at rocket site

North Korea said to be rebuilding structures at rocket siteSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea is restoring facilities at a long-range rocket launch site that it dismantled last year as part of disarmament steps, according to foreign experts and a South Korean lawmaker who was briefed by Seoul's spy service.



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Reports: NKorea rebuilding structures at rocket site

Reports: NKorea rebuilding structures at rocket siteNorth Korea is reportedly restoring facilities at its long-range rocket launch site that it had dismantled as part of disarmament steps last year. The development came after a high-stakes nuclear summit last week between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump ended without any agreement. South Korea’s JoongAng Ilbo newspaper reported Wednesday that the country’s spy service gave such an assessment on the North’s Tongchang-ri launch site to lawmakers in a private briefing Tuesday.



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Parts of human body found at cargo plane crash site

Parts of human body found at cargo plane crash siteDALLAS (AP) — Texas authorities have found part of a human body at the site where a Boeing 767 cargo plane crashed Saturday, although it's unclear whether it belongs to the missing crew member.



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