New Zealand's death toll from heavy rain rose to four as flash floods and landslides on the north island continued for a third day.
Two people were stabbed to death and a third was undergoing surgery for life-threatening injuries as possible motive for the killings remained unknown, Auckland police said.
The coronavirus has killed more than 2.6M people and infected over 117M worldwide. Here are the latest developments for March 9:
The coronavirus has killed over 2.54 million people and infected more than 114.5 million globally. Here are the virus-related developments for February 28:
The election had been scheduled for September 19 but will now be held on October 17. Before the latest outbreak, New Zealand had gone 102 days without any known community transmission of the virus.
Covid-19 has now killed over 439,000 people worldwide since the outbreak started in China last year, according to tracking websites. Here are the developments for June 16:
After nearly five weeks at the maximum Level Four restrictions, with only essential services operating, the country will move to Level Three late on Monday.
The name of the 28-year-old man is being kept secret for now by court order, a restriction that's sometimes imposed in the New Zealand judicial system for reasons such as another pending trial.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan calls for global fight against rising anti-Muslim bigotry along the same lines as "anti-Semitism after the Holocaust", in an OIC summit in Istanbul.
Students at a top Auckland girls' school had been told the hijab violates dress code. Now, it and several other schools are revising their headscarf policies in the wake of the March 15 terrorist attack on worshippers at two mosques in Christchurch.
A terrorist attack on two New Zealand mosques took the lives of 50 worshippers on Friday and left dozens more wounded when a white supremacist opened fire and live-streamed the shootings.
Australian police said that the counter-terrorism teams raided two homes linked to the mass shooting that killed at least 50 people at two New Zealand mosques last week.
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