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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 21, 2019, 08.51 AM(IST)

New Zealand attack. Photograph:( Reuters )

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Top stories of the day.

New Zealand bans assault, semi-automatic rifles after mosque massacre leaves 50 dead

New Zealand has banned assault rifles, semi-automatic rifles, high-capacity magazines, and parts that convert guns into military-style semi-automatic (MSSA) rifles.  

PNB scam: How a bank clerk recognised Nirav Modi and called London police

London's Westminster court on Wednesday remanded Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam accused Nirav Modi, 48, in custody. It was the first time the fugitive businessman had been in court.

Bullet-riddled New Zealand mosque to reopen for Friday prayers

The bullet-riddled Al Noor mosque in Christchurch was being repaired, painted and cleaned ahead of Friday prayers, as grieving families buried more victimsof New Zealand`s worst mass shooting.

Islamic State will be wiped off the map within hours, says Trump

A bullish US President Donald Trump predicted Wednesday that the Islamic State group would be wiped off the map within hours, as he unfurled printouts showing the jihadists' shrinking presence in Iraq and Syria.

Act against terrorists, another terror attack in India will be extremely problematic: US to Pakistan 

The United States has asked Pakistan to take sustained, verifiable and irreversible action against the perpetrators of terrorism, while warning the country that another terror attack on India will prove to be "extremely problematic".