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NZ responds after Turkey claims Anzac was Islamophobic

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By Sharon Marris, news reporter Turkey’s president has sparked a diplomatic fight with New Zealand after portraying the Anzac campaign during the First World War as Islamophobic while seeking to boost his chances in an upcoming election. Recep Tayyip Erdogan was speaking after 50 people were killed as they prayed at two mosques in Christchurch, Read More

'Your grandparents returned in caskets': Australia, New Zealand slam Erdogan's Christchurch comments

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The Australian PM has demanded the withdrawal of “offensive remarks” by the Turkish president, who invoked the deaths of soldiers form Australia and New Zealand in the Ottoman Empire when criticizing the Christchurch mass shooter. Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is currently campaigning for his party ahead of local elections on March 31, referred to Read More

Malaysian man busted trying to smuggle HUMAN EMBRYO into India

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A Malaysian national was arrested after authorities discovered a human embryo in a concealed canister in his luggage, and now they believe he may have been part of a larger embryo smuggling ring. Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) officials made the arrest last Friday after finding the embryo in a specialized nitrogen-packed canister concealed in Read More

Goths of China UNITE to fight subway discrimination with selfies of DARKNESS

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Subway security unleashed the fury of China’s goths after forcing a young woman to remove her makeup, provoking an online backlash for which metro authorities were no match. A security guard in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou likely did not understand the dark power she was toying with when she demanded a young woman Read More

Pay-for-praise is the latest craze sweeping across Chinese social media

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Compliment-centric, pay-for-praise chat groups are the latest craze to sweep Chinese social media as exhausted students seek reassurance from random strangers online – for a small fee, of course. Seen as a response to online negativity and trolling, Chinese social media networks like WeChat, Douban and QQ are now hosting “kuakuaqun,” Mandarin for “praising groups,” where Read More

CEO steps down as Warner Bros probes his role in helping actress

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(Reuters) – Kevin Tsujihara has resigned as the head of Warner Bros as one of Hollywood’s most powerful studios investigates a report that he improperly helped an actress obtain roles at the studio. FILE PHOTO: Chairman and CEO of Warner Bros. Entertainment Kevin Tsujihara arrives at the premiere of “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” Read More

NZ man arrested, faces prison for allegedly spreading mosque shooting video

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An 18-year-old New Zealander has been jailed without bail for allegedly sharing a video of the Christchurch mosque attack, as well as posting an image of the mosque days before the massacre, with the caption “Target acquired.” The man appeared before Christchurch District Court on Monday. He was arraigned on two charges, both under the Read More

Snapchat to launch gaming platform next month: Cheddar

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FILE PHOTO: The front of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) with a Snap Inc. logo hung on the front of it stands shortly before the company’s IPO in New York, U.S., March 2, 2017. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (Reuters) – Parent of Snapchat messaging app Snap Inc plans to announce its gaming platform for developers next Read More