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20:09 World
Christchurch suspect: Europe investigates possible far-right links

Since Friday, officials in Turkey, Bulgaria and Greece have begun formal investigations into the alleged gunman’s extensive travel through Europe in the years before he moved to New Zealand.

19:47 World
Macron woos East Africa but French companies struggle to make inroads

Macron, 41, is trying to recast the style of France’s engagement in Africa, where it was once a colonial power, hoping that building warmer cultural and personal ties will help boost business, trade and investment.

19:24 World
China discovers bamboo slips recording rules of ancient board game

More than 5,200 bamboo slips were excavated from the tomb of the Marquis of Haihun near Nanchang in eastern China's Jiangxi Province. Over 1,000 of them were recently confirmed to be inscribed with the rules of liubo, according to the institute of excavated text research at Peking University, which is in charge of examining the items.

19:00 World
MySpace admits losing 12 years' worth of music uploads

A message on its website says that "any photos, videos and audio files" uploaded more than three years ago may no longer be available.

18:16 World
Hurricane kills 166 people, curbs power in Southern Africa

The number of casualties is expected to climb further as rescuers enter areas that have been cut off by flooding.

17:45 World
Lionel Messi applauded by rival fans after 'extraordinary' hattrick

That is what happened Sunday when Real Betis fans stood and clapped Lionel Messi after the Barcelona star completed a brilliant hattrick in a resounding 4-1 win for the Catalans.

17:24 World
Cristiano Ronaldo: Juventus star charged for 'cojones' celebration

After completing his hat trick, Ronaldo appeared to mimic Atletico manager Diego Simeone, who had celebrated a goal by grabbing his crotch in the first leg of the tie.

17:24 World
Christchurch mosque shootings: Brenton Tarrant to represent himself in court

The duty lawyer who represented Tarrant in court on Saturday confirmed to the Herald today that he was no longer acting for him.

16:38 World
Unique 1,700-year-old Greek inscription unearthed at Incense Route city in Negev

Discovery is first in situ proof of ancient Nabatean trade hub Halutza; found by German-Israeli team using trailblazing technology to virtually plumb the depths.

16:16 World
Stunning images from NASA's first 60 years of space exploration

One thing that ties together these decades of scientific discovery and intrepid missions is the amazing photographs the agency has distributed -- for free and in abundance -- as part of its mission.

15:45 World
Utrecht tram shooting: Multiple people hurt in Dutch incident

Police have not taken any suspects into custody following the shooting in 24 October Square on Monday morning, according to Joost Lanshage, spokesman for the police in central Holland.

15:27 World
Sugary drinks linked to higher risk of premature death, especially for women, study says

Those who consumed more than one sugary beverage per month but fewer than two per day seemed to experience a dose effect: the more they drank, the greater the risk.

14:02 World
New gun laws to make New Zealand safer after mosque shootings, says PM Ardern

In addition to the 50 killed, dozens were wounded at two mosques in the South Island city during Friday prayers.

13:41 World
Stocks climb, dollar dips as traders price accommodative Fed

Britain’s FTSE 100 outperformed its European peers with a 0.3 percent gain at the start of a week that could see parliament voting for a third time on Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plan after ruling out a near-term no-deal exit.

12:02 World
The death toll from Tropical Cyclone Idai is now at 65 after more bodies were recovered in Chimanimani and Chipinge, Manicaland province

Rescue operations are underway and the ZBC News witnessed uniformed forces, who have been deployed to carry out the rescue mission, busy on the ground.

11:38 World
Republicans resurface Beto O’Rourke DUI mugshot in St Patrick's Day attack

GOP tweeted presidential candidate’s mugshot emblazoned with a green leprechaun’s hat and the words 'please drink responsibly'.

10:27 World
Japan's exports slump again on weak external demand, puts BOJ on notice

Japan is in a similar situation to much of the rest of the world, where factories have slammed on the brakes and business confidence has plummeted in the wake of rising global economic uncertainty.

10:01 World
Ethiopia says crashed jet's black boxes show similarities to Lion Air disaster

Both planes were MAX 8s, and both crashed minutes post take-off after pilots reported flight control problems. Concern over the plane’s safety led aviation authorities to ground the model, wiping billions of dollars off Boeing’s market value.

19:05 World
Violence returns as France's yellow vest protests enter fourth month

A branch of Banque Tarneaud spewed flames before firefighters arrived and two news-stands on the Champs Elysees avenue caught fire as bonfires burned in the streets.

18:38 World
Tokyo 2020 unveils robots to help wheelchair users, workers

The HSR, a small white robot with built-in facial features, will assist wheelchair users at the Olympics, which begin in July 2020.

18:16 World
Argentinian doctors accused of subjecting 11-year-old girl to horrific ordeal in forcing her to have elderly rapist's baby

They had her fasting all day and the only medication she received was for increasing the growth and development of the foetus while Lucia’s mother was told they were vitamins for her,' claims campaigner.

17:45 World
Aaron Wan-Bissaka: DR Congo want to convince Crystal Palace defender to shun England after his rapid rise

After his meteoric rise from a chance Palace training session to the top of Europe's defensive charts, the south Londoner is wanted by DR Congo.

17:24 World
Stephen Hawking didn't believe he'd go to heaven, a place for 'people afraid of the dark'

Hawking, who died at 76, wrote "there is no God" in his final, posthumous book "Brief Answers to the Big Questions." He also wrote that "no one directs the universe." It wasn't the first time Hawking rejected the idea of a higher power. He had disputed the existence of God for years before his death.

17:00 World
A gaming paradise: Inside the world's first professional FIFA house

White curtains drape the windows, pizza boxes spill out from the recycling bin and weeds creep between the gaps in the garden path.

16:16 World
Napping moose forces Colorado library to close

The official Twitter account for the town of Silverthorne said Wednesday that the North Branch Library was 'temporarily closed' due to 'a moose making an attempt at higher learning.'

15:31 World
Conservative lawmaker Boles quits local party over Brexit

Boles said he could remain aligned with the Conservatives in parliament if they make him an acceptable offer.

14:43 World
North China landslide knocks over homes, killing 7

The landslide hit Xiangning county in Shanxi province early Friday evening, provincial authorities said. Two residential buildings, home to a total of 14 households, and a public bathhouse collapsed under the weight of the falling earth.

14:36 World
French yellow vests clash with police in Paris

Protesters threw smoke bombs and other objects at officers, and started pounding on the windows of a police van. Riot police then retreated, as did a water cannon, with protesters kicking the side of the large truck.

14:14 World
Suspected white supremacist charged with murder after New Zealand mosque shootings

Friday’s attack, which Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern labelled as terrorism, was the worst ever peacetime mass killing in New Zealand and the country had raised its security threat level to the highest.

13:41 World
Cyclone Idai: Mozambique city of Beira hit by storm

Cyclone Idai, which is carrying heavy rains and winds of up to 177 km/h (106 mph), made landfall at the port city of Beira on Thursday evening.

12:29 World
Christchurch mosque shootings: New Zealand to ban semi-automatic weapons

The crowd in attendance at a vigil at Auckland's Aotea Square cheered loudly when Attorney-General David Parker said the Government would ban semi-automatic rifles.

12:02 World
For India's 84 million first-time voters, election finally gives them a voice

Tolerance, according to Shreeparna Chatterjee, a 22-year-old arts student in New Delhi going to the polls for the first time.

11:38 World
US to deny visas for ICC members investigating alleged war crimes

Washington also threatened economic sanctions if war crimes court goes ahead with inquiry into US troops in Afghanistan.

10:27 World
Trump's trade war cost U.S. economy $7.8 billion in 2018: study

Authors of the paper said they analyzed the short-run impact of Trump’s actions and found that imports from targeted countries declined 31.5 percent while targeted U.S. exports fell by 11 percent.

10:00 World
Man charged with murder after New Zealand mosque shootings

Handcuffed and wearing a white prison suit, Tarrant did not speak. His court-appointed lawyer made no application for bail or name suppression.

20:17 World
Social media firms under scrutiny over NZ shooting footage

Following the shootings, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube all said they were taking action to remove the videos.

18:38 World
Champions League draw: Manchester United to face Barcelona in last eight

Serie A giants Juventus will face Ajax following the Dutch side's incredible victory over Real Madrid while last year's beaten finalists Liverpool was arguably handed a favorable draw against Porto.

18:16 World
House votes 420-0 for Mueller report to be made public

Democratic-backed resolution comes as the special counsel appears to be nearing an end to his investigation.

17:45 World
Global warming: Children's climate strike spreads worldwide

India, South Korea, Australia and France are among the countries where teenagers are already on strike.

17:00 World
'Forrest Gump' Bollywood remake in the works

The Hindi-language film will be entitled Lal Singh Chadha and star Khan in the lead role. It will be directed by Advait Chandan who helmed the actor's 2017 musical drama Secret Superstar.

16:38 World
James Bond goes electric with Aston Martin Rapide E

The Rapid E is the first move towards electrification by the iconic British sports carmaker, and will now join a long pedigree of Aston Martin cars to star in Bond films, including the DB5, DBS, V8 Vantage Volante and the V12 Vanquish.

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