Israeli launches Gaza air strikes after rockets fired at Tel Aviv
Israel launched air strikes on Gaza hours after rockets were fired near Tel Aviv, raising fears of a major escalation in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.  Explosions were heard in the Gaza Strip early Friday and Palestinian witnesses said Israeli planes bombed Hamas security positions. There was no immediate word of casualties. About 30 strikes targeted positions…
New Zealand mosque shooting
Posted at 4:074:07Mayor: 'Stay calm and talk to friends'Christchurch Mayor Liannaer Dalziel has posted this message on Facebook.She says the situation remains active and details are "sketchy". She has reassured parents that children under lockdown in school are safe. "We're not letting people in and we're not letting people out.""It's really important that people feel…
‘I saw dead people everywhere’: Multiple fatalities in two mosque shootings in New Zealand, police say
Ambulance staff take a man from outside a mosque in the New Zealand city of Christchurch on Friday. (Photo: Mark Baker, AP)Police in New Zealand say multiple people have been killed at two mosques in the city of Christchurch. One person is custody, police confirmed Friday evening local time. In a video statement, New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush said…
Craig Laundy quits, puts another seat at risk
Reid, once a Labor seat, is held by Mr Laundy by 4.7 per cent and is vulnerable to being lost, especially because it is being vacated at such a late stage. Labor's candidate is Sam Crosby who has been working the seat hard for months.The government has suffered a series of high-profile shock resignations since…
Nine reported dead in NZ mosque attack
Several hundred people were inside and witnesses reported seeing at least four people on the ground and "blood everywhere", according to Radio New Zealand.One man said the scene at the mosque was chaotic with as many as 40 people injured.People outside Deans Ave mosque on edge of Hagley Park. John Kirk"I heard a big sound of…