New Zealand's economy plunged into recession for the first time in a decade, posting a record contraction in the June quarter due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Japanese coast guard has rescued one crew member so far off the cargo ship that capsized with 43 crew members and 5,800 cows on board en route to Tangshan on China’s eastern coast.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison says he is open to allowing Australian white supremacist Brenton Tarrant who killed 51 worshippers in New Zealand to serve his life sentence in his homeland.
The maximum available sentence ever applied in New Zealand on 29-year-old Brenton Tarrant serves justice but offers no quick healing for survivors and relatives of victims.
The gunman, 29-year-old Australian Brenton Tarrant killed 51 worshippers in a mass shooting at two New Zealand mosques in the city of Christchurch last year.
Brenton Tarrant has pleaded guilty to 51 charges of murder, 40 of attempted murder and one of terrorism after storming into two mosques in Christchurch in 2019.
Brenton Tarrant wanted "to have shot more people than he did", the court was told at the start of the sentencing, held amid tight security and in front of bereaved families and wounded survivors.
The election had been scheduled for September 19 but will now be held on October 17. Before the latest outbreak, New Zealand had gone 102 days without any known community transmission of the virus.
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Beijing's reprisal comes after New Zealand joined countries like Canada, Australia and the UK in ending extradition agreements in response to China's national security law on the territory.
Earlier, New Zealand suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong, joining Canada, Australia and the UK which have already6 made the same moves in response to China's national security law on the territory.
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