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New Zealand is a sovereign island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. The country geographically comprises two main landmasses—the North Island, and the South Island —and around 600 smaller islands. New Zealand is situated some 2,000 kilometres (1,200 mi) east of Australia across the Tasman Sea and roughly 1,000 kilometres (600 mi) south of the Pacific island areas of New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga. Because of its remoteness, it was one of the last lands to be settled by humans. During its long period of isolation, New Zealand developed a distinct biodiversity of animal, fungal, and plant life. The country's varied topography and its sharp mountain peaks, such as the Southern Alps, owe much to the tectonic uplift of land and volcanic eruptions. New Zealand's capital city is Wellington, while its most populous city is Auckland.

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A new cover story for Bloomberg Businessweek explores Facebook's struggle to keep up with disinformation, hate speech and violent content on the platform...
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The White House is defending President Trump's response to the New Zealand mosque shootings. This comes after he downplayed the threat of white nationalists...
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Paul Golding used page to spread conspiracy theory over New Zealand terror attack
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A tribute will be paid to the victims of the Christchurch shootings before England's match against the Czech Republic on Friday.
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Facebook said it took down 1.5 million videos related to the New Zealand mosque shootings. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the social media giant could do..
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President Tayyip Erdogan on Monday described a mass shooting which killed 50 people at two New Zealand mosques as part of a wider attack on Turkey and threatened..
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Schools across Christchurch perform the traditional Maori war dance to pay respects to those killed.
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"There was a river of blood." A first responder to the New Zealand shootings held back tears as he described what he saw at the Christchurch mosques.
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For the Indian couple Abdul Nazer and Ansi Alibava, life in New Zealand was peaceful and promising until Friday's mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch..
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A gunman attacked two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on Friday, killing 50 people. The suspect appeared to livestream the attack. CBS News senior national..
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Hauntingly beautiful, Pat Campbell's recent cartoon shows Muslims in different stages of prayer. The art also vaguely numbers the number of victims in different..
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The man accused of a shooting rampage that left 50 people dead at two New Zealand mosques has fired his lawyer and wants to represent himself at trial, his..
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Kamran Nasir was in a finance lecture in Australia when a gunman slaughtered 50 people during Friday prayers at two mosques in the New Zealand city of..
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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday she would announce new gun laws within days, after a lone gunman killed 50 people in mass shootings at..
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Sunday's rallies were aimed at galvanising support among his conservative power base ahead of a local election at the end of this month. The prime motive was to..
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Greater Manchester Police investigating several incidents connected to deadly Christchurch shooting
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Here's the latest for Monday March 18th: New Zealand police say gunman apparently acted alone; Investigators cite similarities between Ethiopia, Indonesia..
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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern vows to reform her country's gun laws in response to the worst mass shooting in the country's modern history. Fifty..
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The White House is pushing back against accusations President Trump's rhetoric encourages white supremacists, like the man accused in the New Zealand mosque..
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Entire communities are under water, as historic and deadly flooding slams the Midwest. Also, New Zealand moves to tighten gun laws as the country mourns the 50..
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Here's the latest for Monday March 18th: New Zealand police say gunman apparently acted alone; Investigators cite similarities between Ethiopia, Indonesia..
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Here are the top stories for Sunday, March 17: Mourners gather to remember New Zealand victims; Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand makes campaign official; Huge fire at..
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Prime Minister Jacinda Arden said it took the country's leaders just 72 hours to agree on gun law reforms after 50 people were gunned down in mosques
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The suspected gunman in New Zealand's mosque attacks is lucid and understands the situation facing him, the lawyer assigned to handle his case told media on..
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Here's the latest for Monday March 18th: New Zealand police say gunman apparently acted alone; Investigators cite similarities between Ethiopia, Indonesia..
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Ben Wallace says government is considering increasing security funding for Muslim places of worship
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Victorians have converged on the state library to take part in a vigil for the victims of terrorist attacks at two mosques in New Zealand that claimed 50 lives.
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Article by WN.Com Correspondent Dallas Darling If you had listened to right-wing talk radio shows last Thursday, the day before a gunman attacked two mosques in..
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The teenager, whose name was suppressed by the judge, was also charged with publishing a photograph of the Christchurch mosque with the message "target..
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Australian white supremacist Brenton Tarrat, who killed 50 people in a terror attack targeting two New Zealand mosques during Friday prayers last week, briefly..
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Why is there controversy over whether right-wing, racially motivated violent extremism is a growing danger? It is and we need to treat it that way.
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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday she would announce new gun laws within days, after a lone gunman killed 50 people in mass shootings at..
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An 18-year-old man was denied bail at a court in New Zealand on Monday after he was charged with distributing a live stream of the mass shooting at a mosque last..
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Some New Zealand companies are weighing whether to advertise on social media, as two industry groups urged them not to in the wake of last week's mass shooting..
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Tightening New Zealand’s gun laws is at the top of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s agenda as she meets with her cabinet on Monday for the first time since..
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Australians have travelled to New Zealand to help prepare Muslim victims for burial.
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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday she would announce new gun laws within days, after 50 people were killed in mass shootings at two..
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New Zealand's police chief said on Monday that they are certain there was only one attacker involved in the mass shooting in Christchurch last week.
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New Zealand Muslim leaders on Monday conveyed messages of love, compassion and appreciation for the community support they had received after a lone gunman..
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Mick Mulvaney, the acting chief of staff, described the New Zealand shooter as a "disturbed individual" and "evil person" and said it was..
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PM Jacinda Ardern says New Zealand's cabinet backs gun law changes "in principle" after mosque attacks.
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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday that her cabinet had made in principle decisions around the reform of gun laws following the mass..
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New Zealand will toughen its gun laws following the Christchurch mosque massacre, which left 50 people dead, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has confirmed.
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Tarrant, a self-avowed white supremacist, spent his youth in Grafton but has travelled abroad extensively over the past decade and had lived in recent years in..
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The Australian Communications and Media Authority wants to check the nature, extent and timing of the broadcast of content relating to the Christchurch attack.
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New South Wales police search two homes near the hometown of the alleged Christchurch mosque gunman.
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The owner of a New Zealand gun store said on Monday the man charged with murder in Christchurch's mass shooting had bought firearms and ammunition online from..
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The owner of a New Zealand gun store said on Monday the man charged with murder in Christchurch's mass shooting had bought firearms and ammunition online from..
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Australian police have searched two homes in towns on the New South Wales (NSW) mid-north coast linked to the investigation into Friday's mass shootings at..
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A grandmother of the Australian man suspected of killing 50 people in two New Zealand mosques said she was "just devastated" for the dead and injured.
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Tightening New Zealand's gun laws is at the top of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's agenda as she meets with her cabinet on Monday for the first time since the..
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Tightening New Zealand's gun laws is at the top of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's agenda as she meets with her cabinet on Monday for the first time since the..
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Australian police have searched two homes in towns on the New South Wales (NSW) mid-north coast linked to the investigation into Friday's mass shootings at..
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