News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Mar 20, 2019, 09:03 AM(IST)

Women react near the Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch.  Photograph:( Reuters )

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New Zealand begins to bury its dead after mosque massacre

Hundreds of mourners gathered in a Christchurch cemetery on Wednesday for the first funerals of those killed in the twin mosque massacre as New Zealanders braced for days of emotional farewells following the mass slayings.

3 dead, many injured after under-construction building collapses in Karnataka's Dharwad

At least three people were killed and several injured after an under-construction building collapsed in Karnataka's Dharwad's. 

Bolsonaro compliments Trump who replies Brazil could join NATO

President Donald Trump heaped praise Tuesday on right-wing Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro — and received plenty back — in announcing a special relationship that he said could even see the Latin American country join NATO.

At a joint news conference on the sun-soaked Rose Garden lawn, Trump and the man dubbed "Trump of the Tropics" let the mutual compliments flow.

"I have always admired the United States of America. And this sense of admiration has just increased after you took office and the presidency," Bolsonaro said.

New Goa CM Pramod Sawant to face floor test today

A day after Bhartiya Janata Party's Pramod Sawant took charge as the new chief minister of Goa following the demise of Manohar Parrikar, the new CM is all set to prove the majority of his government in the floor test scheduled for Wednesday afternoon.

Anurag Kashyap, Rajkummar Rao tweet in support of Savi Siddhu, the actor who now works as a security guard

The Internet was abuzz Tuesday with the news of actor Savi Siddhu who is now working as a security guard at a residential complex in Mumbai. 

Siddhu has featured in several prominent films like Akshay Kumar starrer 'Patiala House', Anurag Kashyap's 'Black Friday', 'Gulal' and 'Paanch' among others in the past. 

But owing to bad health, an acute financial crisis and a lack of roles, Siddhu now works as a security guard in Mumbai. 

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