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March 19, 2019

Queen Elizabeth, Duchess Kate step out together for opening of King’s College London’s new building

Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images(LONDON) -- Queen Elizabeth II and Duchess Kate stepped out together Tuesday for their first solo outing in seven years. The queen, 92, and Kate, 37, visited King’s College London for the opening of Bush House, the former home of the BBC World Service that has been converted into a campus building. Queen Elizabeth paired a rose-colored hat with a rose cashmere coat by Stewart Parvin, while Kate paired a gray pleated dress with black heels and a black hat f..
March 19, 2019

New Zealand prime minister vows gun law changes after mass shooting, a novel idea for some Americans

iStock/artas(WELLINGTON, New Zealand) -- New Zealand residents have been told to prepare for something that Americans rarely see: legislative action in the wake of a mass shooting. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has vowed there will be changes to the country's gun laws following the deadliest mass shooting in the country’s history. "What we're looking here is for an effective gun law that will make a difference," Ardern said Monday at news conference before a cabinet meeting. Ardern sai..
March 18, 2019

Human rights worker in Chechnya sentenced to 4 years in prison amid fears of further crackdown

iStock/JANIFEST(MOSCOW) -- A court in Chechnya has sentenced a prominent human rights worker to four years prison in a case that has been widely condemned by international rights organizations as fabricated, and which some fear may unleash a new wave of repression in the troubled Russian province. Oyub Titiev, the director of the local branch of Memorial, one of Russia’s most respected human rights organizations, was convicted of marijuana possession, a charge his lawyers said was manufactured i..
March 18, 2019

Alleged gunman in twin mosque massacres that left 50 dead practiced at gun range where members spoke of ‘zombie apocalypses’: Military veteran

ABC News(CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand) -- The alleged gunman who authorities said killed 50 worshippers and wounded dozens more at two mosques in New Zealand apparently took target practice at a gun range that a military veteran claimed he reported to police after overhearing members speaking of "zombie apocalypses" and "homicidal fantasies." Police confirmed Monday that they are investigating Brenton Tarrant's connection to the Bruce Rifle Club and gun range in Milton, New Zealand, more than ..