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WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Mar 15, 2019, 06:56 PM(IST)

Emergency services personnel transport a stretcher carrying a person at a hospital, after reports that several shots had been fired, in central Christchurch, New Zealand. Photograph:( Reuters )

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Top developments of the day.

New Zealand mosque shootings kill 49 in what PM calls 'terrorist attack'

At least one gunman killed 49 people and wounded more than 40 during Friday prayers at two New Zealand mosques in the country's worst ever mass shooting, which Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern condemned as terrorism.

Islamic world reacts with disgust at New Zealand mosque attacks

Political and Islamic leaders expressed their disgust at the deadly shooting at two mosques in New Zealand on Friday, with some citing rising "Islamophobia" as being responsible.

France freezes JeM chief Masood Azhar's assets, will also take up his listing with EU

France has decided to freeze the assets of Masood Azhar, chief of the terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed which claimed the responsibility for the Pulwama terror attack that killed more than 40 CRPF personnel on February 14.

Social media platforms say they are removing New Zealand shooting content

Social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter said on Friday they are taking measures to take down content involving mass shootings at two New Zealand mosques that killed at least 49 people and wounded more than 20 others.

India had global support, says Sushma Swaraj on Masood Azhar listing 

A day after China blocked the listing of Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar under United Nations terror list and opposition Congress lashed out at Centre, India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday in series of tweets claimed India got support from the global community for the move.

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