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A woman looks at the floral tribute near the Linwood mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, Thursday, March 21, 2019. Police officials in New Zealand say the man responsible for killing 50 people at two mosques was on his way to a third attack when police arrested him. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
Thousands likely for first Friday prayer since mosque attackThousands of people are expected to come together for an emotional Friday prayer service led by the imam of one of the New Zealand mosques attacked a week ago
The Associated Press26 minutes ago
Workers walk outside a crime scene tent at Linwood mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, Thursday, March 21, 2019. Police officials in New Zealand say the man responsible for killing 50 people at two mosques was on his way to a third attack when police arrested him.  (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
The Latest: NZ imam preparing for emotional Friday prayerAn imam says he's expecting thousands of people at an emotional Friday prayer in Christchurch, New Zealand, a week after a gunman killed 42 people at his mosque and 50 people in all
The Associated Press43 minutes ago
Indian court acquits 4 Hindus in blast on train to PakistanAn Indian court has acquitted four Hindus charged with triggering explosions on a train heading to India's border with Pakistan 12 years ago, killing 68 people, mostly Pakistani citizens
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Zaed Mustafa, in wheelchair, brother of Hamza and son of Khalid Mustafa killed in the Friday, March 15 mosque shootings reacts during their burial at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Christchurch, New Zealand, Wednesday, March 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
New Zealand police: Mosque gunman had planned a 3rd attackA father and son who fled the civil war in Syria for "the safest country in the world" have been buried at the first funerals for victims of shootings at two mosques in New Zealand
The Associated Press10 hours ago
US man arrested for allegedly stabbing wife at Tokyo courtJapanese police have arrested an American man on suspicion of fatally stabbing his Japanese wife at a court where they were to settle a divorce
The Associated Press11 hours ago
AP Interview: Thai PM hopeful wants constitutional changesThe leader of Thailand's oldest political party says if he becomes prime minister after elections on Sunday, he will make forceful but careful efforts to undo undemocratic provisions in the constitution imposed by the current military government
The Associated Press11 hours ago
This Sunday, April 26, 2015 photo shows Dariga Nazarbayeva, daughter of the outgoing leader of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, in Astana, Kazakhstan. The eldest daughter of Kazakhstan’s outgoing long-time leader was appointed speaker of parliament on Wednesday March 20, 2019, fueling speculation that she may succeed her father as president after next year’s election. (AP Photo/Stanislav Filippov)
Former Kazakh leader's daughter appointed parliament speakerThe eldest daughter of Kazakhstan's outgoing longtime leader has been appointed speaker of parliament, giving rise to speculation that she may succeed her father at the presidential election next year
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Pakistan sentences Czech model to 8 years on drug chargePakistani court sentences Czech model, arrested last year, to 8 years, 8 months on drug trafficking charges
The Associated Press12 hours ago
The Latest: Outgoing Kazakh leader's daughter named speakerThe eldest daughter of the outgoing leader of Kazakhstan has been named speaker of the upper chamber of parliament
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Philippine official praises China's ruling Communist PartyThe Philippine foreign secretary has heaped praise on China's ruling Communist Party during a visit to Beijing, underscoring the growing distance between the Philippines and the United States
The Associated Press14 hours ago
FILE - In this May 7, 2017, file photo, participants smile as they march with a banner during the Tokyo Rainbow Pride parade celebrating the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community in Tokyo's Shibuya district. Human Rights Watch is urging Japan to drop its requirement that transgender people be sterilized to have their gender changed on official documents.(AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)
Japan urged to stop requiring surgery for ID gender changeHuman Rights Watch is urging Japan to drop its requirement that transgender people be sterilized to have their gender changed on official documents
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Stories of the victims of the New Zealand mosque attackStories of victims of the attacks at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, where 50 people were killed
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Taliban kill 6 paramilitary troops in southwestern PakistanPakistan: Taliban target remote security outpost in southwestern Baluchistan province, killing 6 paramilitary troops
The Associated Press17 hours ago
UN says 122,600 Afghans in need of aid after severe floodsUN aid agency says recent flooding in Afghanistan has left more than 122,600 people in need of assistance
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Mourners carry the body of a victim of the Friday March 15 mosque shootings for a burial at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Christchurch, New Zealand, Wednesday, March 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
The Latest: Police say mosque gunman planned another attackNew Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush says he believes police officers stopped the gunman who killed 50 people at two mosques on his way to another attack
The Associated Press19 hours ago
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