With the new Zero Carbon bill, the country aims to reduce all greenhouse gases except methane to net-zero by 2050.
President Maithripala Sirisena orders emergency for another 30 days, citing "public security," a month after deadly Easter bombings killed 258 people.
Executives from Google, Twitter, Facebook and Microsoft meet leaders of France, New Zealand and other countries in Paris to unveil the "Christchurch Call" of voluntary commitments by online platforms.
Facebook said in a statement it was introducing a "one-strike" policy for use of Facebook Live, temporarily restricting access for people who have faced disciplinary action for breaking the company's most serious rules anywhere on its site.
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres visited Al Noor Mosque, one of the places of worship in New Zealand's southern city attacked by a self-confessed white supremacist on March 15.
The Royal Commission investigation will look into the shooter's activities, use of social media and international connections, as well as whether there were inappropriate priority settings in counter-terrorism resources.
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has kicked off a major United Nations push for progress on what he calls the defining issue of our time: climate change.
New Zealand's prime minister has been rightly applauded for her response to the attacks against Muslims in New Zealand, but that shouldn't obscure the fact that she has helped to empower anti-Muslim bigotry in her rise to power.
At least 310 people were killed and hundreds more injured in a series of apparently coordinated attacks across Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.
Lawmakers voted on the first substantial changes to New Zealand's gun laws in decades, reforms which will ban the use and circulation of semi-automatics. The bill must now receive royal assent from the governor general to become law.
The Australian man who carried out the Christchurch mosque attacks in New Zealand will be seen by two health assessors to determine "whether he is fit to stand trial or insane", a High Court judge ruled during a brief hearing in Christchurch.
Only one lawmaker from the 120 that sit in New Zealand's Parliament voted against the legislation in a bipartisan display of unity.
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