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New Zealand Begins Gun 'Buy-Back' Program After Christchurch Terrorism Attacks

Added: 20.06.2019 2:49 | 7 views | 0 comments

New Zealand's government started a six-month "buy-back" scheme on Thursday to pay owners of the newly banned semi-automatic weapons which were outlawed in the country after two deadly attacks targeted mosques in Christchurch earlier this year, according to The Straits Times. The terrorist attack killed 51 people on March 15, but Auckland took swift action after the event to implement more regulation on weapons across the country. Thursday is only the beginning of the NZ$208 million ($135.97 million) "buy-back" scheme which will pay gun owners up to 95 percent of the original cost of the firearm until December 20. “Police have detailed plans in place for the next step, which is the collection...

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Southern U.S. experiences surge of Central African migrants

Added: 20.06.2019 2:01 | 4 views | 0 comments

Officials in San Antonio are facing a new surge of migrants coming from Central Africa. Many arrive at the southern border with stories of government-sanctioned violence in their home towns. Manny Fernandez, the Houston bureau chief for The New York Times, joined CBSN to discuss the impact the surge is having on cities already dealing with migrants from Central America.


Human Rights Watch Calls For Sanctions Against Nicaragua For Torture Of Political Prisoners

Added: 20.06.2019 1:44 | 9 views | 0 comments

Human Rights Watch released a report on Wednesday which said the pro-government forces in Nicaragua carried out human rights abuses, including torture, in their crackdown targeting protesters last year. HRW said the top government officials supporting President Daniel Ortega should face sanctions after more than 700 people were arrested and more than 325 were killed during clashes with security forces. The report contained interviews from 11 former detainees who detailed the abuse they faced and described witnesses abuse of dozens of other prisoners. “Daniel Ortega has shown no real commitment to justice for the victims of the brutal crackdown by National Police and armed thugs during the...

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Scientists chart course toward a new world of synthetic biology

Added: 20.06.2019 1:18 | 8 views | 0 comments

A team has compiled a roadmap for the future of synthetic or engineering biology, based on the input of 80 leaders in the field from more than 30 institutions. The report provides a strong case that the federal government should invest in this area, not only to improve public health, food crops and the environment, but also to fuel the economy and maintain the country's leadership in synthetic/engineering biology.

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House Intel chair Schiff accuses GOP of 'whataboutism' and false equivalency on Steele dossier

Added: 20.06.2019 0:18 | 10 views | 0 comments

It was ridiculous to compare the Democratic funding of the Steele dossier to a potential conspiracy between President Trump's campaign and the Russian government, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., suggested on Wednesday.

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NZ launches gun 'buy-back' scheme for weapons banned after Christchurch mosque attacks

Added: 20.06.2019 0:09 | 10 views | 0 comments

New Zealand's government on Wednesday launched a multimillion-dollar, six-month "buy-back" scheme to compensate owners of powerful but newly banned semi-automatic weapons prohibited in the wake of deadly attacks on two mosques in the Southern city of Christchurch.


UN envoy: Goal now must be Afghan-Taliban peace negotiations

Added: 19.06.2019 22:52 | 12 views | 0 comments

The U.N. envoy for Afghanistan says all peace efforts including a new initiative by Germany and Qatar for talks among Afghans must be directed at starting formal negotiations between the government and the Taliban.

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Schumer calls for investigation into Trump administration decision to delay Harriett Tubman $20 bill

Added: 19.06.2019 22:17 | 16 views | 0 comments

The federal government was well into the redesign process to replace the image of President Andrew Jackson when the change was postponed.

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Media freedom in the Balkans under attack, monitors say

Added: 19.06.2019 22:16 | 14 views | 0 comments

More than a third of all media freedom violations reported across Europe in 2018-2019 occurred in southeastern Europe, with governments being behind a half of them, media freedom monitors said on Wednesday.


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