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MPs vote to delay Brexit so what happens now
Featured, United Kingdom

MPs vote to delay Brexit so what happens now

    The vote authorises Theresa May to ask the EU to extend Article 50 until June 30 that is, if MPs vote in favour of her Brexit deal when it is put to a vote for a third time next week. The short delay would be to allow the necessary legislation to be passed. But, if MPs once again reject the PM’s deal, May has warned a longer extension will be necessary to work out what to do instead. This would also mean the UK having to take part in the European parliament elections (and re-electing MEPs). The prospect of a lengthy 21-month delay will pile pressure on eurosceptic Tory MPs to vote for May’s deal to ensure Brexit happens this year. To extend Article 50, the Brussels has to say yes. It probably will. But EU leaders have said the UK must provide a “credible justifica...
New Zealand darkest day: Bangladesh crickte team narrowly escaped
Europe, Featured

New Zealand darkest day: Bangladesh crickte team narrowly escaped

    Bangladesh players and support staff have been preparing for the third test of a series against New Zealand, set to begin on Saturday, and were walking through Hagley Park when shooting broke out at the Al Noor mosque. The Bangladesh cricket team (pictured) were on their way to Al Noor Mosque when shooting broke out inside Tweets from sports reporters and team members say the group just escaped the shooting, which saw a man enter the mosque and fire multiple shots at dozens of people as they tried to flee. The team's opening batsman, Tamim Iqbal said on Twitter the 'entire team got saved from active shooters. He said it was a frightening experience and asked supporters to keep the team in their prayers. Test captain Mushfiqur Rahim said Allah had saved the team. ...
New Zealand Massacre: terror attacks at Mosque leave 49 dead
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New Zealand Massacre: terror attacks at Mosque leave 49 dead

    A white Australian right-wing terrorist is one of four people arrested over a pair of mosque massacres in New Zealand that has left at least 49 dead and 48 injured. The gunman, who identified himself as Brenton Tarrant from Grafton, NSW, Australia, stormed the Al Noor Mosque in Christchurch on the country's South Island about 1.30pm, opening fire with a semi-automatic shotgun and a rifle on hundreds of defenceless worshippers attending Friday prayers. A sickening 17-minute video of the unfolding horror shows the self-confessed white supremacist dressed in army fatigues firing mercilessly at people scrambling to flee, and calmly reloading when he runs out of bullets. At about the same time, what appears to be a second shooter opened fire at at mosque in Linwood, whi...