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  Several gunmen opened fire at two mosques in central Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday afternoon, leaving 50 people dead.

  • New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern described the attack as one of her country’s “darkest days”

  • An Australian citizen in his late 20s appeared in court Saturday, charged with murder

  • Two others were arrested in the immediate aftermath of the shootings

  • Suspect reportedly uses modified semi-automatic weapons

  • Arden said the nation’s gun laws will change

  • Major social media remove shooting video of terror attacks

  The death toll in the New Zealand mosque shootings rose to 50 on Sunday after police found another victim at one of the m

osques, and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said bodies of those killed would begin to be released to families for burial.

  Australian Brenton Tarrant, 28, a suspected white supremacist, was charged with murder on Saturday. Tarrant w

as remanded without a plea and is due back in court on April 5 where police said he was likely to face more charges.

  Friday’s attack, which Ardern labeled as terrorism, was the worst ever peacetime m

ass killing in New Zealand and the country had raised its security threat level to the highest.

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China hopes that the Ethiopia side can find out the cause of

f the accident as soon as possible and inform China of the investigation development in a timely manner, and appropriately handle the follow-up matters,” Lu said.

The ministry and Chinese embassy in Ethiopia will continue to follow relevant develop

ment and make all-out effort to proactively assist the families with follow-up issues, he added.

One Chinese national, who said many Chinese prefer the flight due to its convenience to business

travelers, said she was saddened and relieved at the same time. Cao Ran, who has been operating an insurance brokerage bus

iness in Nairobi for the last 10 months said she had changed her mind at the last minute and instead took a flight back on Frid

ay. “Just a coincidence,” said the owner of Jiang Tai Insurance Brokers, adding that it was a business trip.

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed tweeted his condolences immediately. “The Office of the PM, on behalf of the Govern

ment and people of Ethiopia, would like to express its deepest condolences to the families of those that hav

e lost their loved ones on Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 on regular scheduled flight to Nairobi, Kenya this morning.”

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Holiday week spending over 1 trillion yuannd day of the Chin

Chinese consumers opened their wallet during Spring Festival, not only on things like digital home appliances and importe

d fresh food but also on experiences such as travel and entertainment, government figures showed.

Shopping, dining out, travel and entertainment accounted for most of the consumer spending during the week-long hol

iday. Analysts and officials said the strong domestic demand will inject further growth momentum into the eco

nomy in 2019 as the government unveils more policies to spur consumption.

Spending on retail and food services during the Spring Festival period, from Feb 4 to Sunday this year, exceeded 1 trilli

on yuan ($147.41 billion) for the first time, up 8.5 percent year-on-year, according to the Ministry of Commerce.

The ministry said a key term for Lunar New Year holiday spending was “seeking higher quality” as the government’s em

phasis on upgrading consumption continues. Emerging areas for spending such as the internet, customized pr

oducts, experiences, digital products and services were growth areas during the holiday.

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