Mass Shootings at New Zealand Mosques Kill 49

Mass shootings at two mosques full of worshippers attending Friday prayers killed 49 people on what the prime minister called “one of New Zealand’s darkest days,” and authorities charged one person, detained three others and defused explosive devices in what appeared to be a carefully planned racist attack.

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Admired Abroad, New Zealand Leader Faces Hurdles at Home

In the year since she took office, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, 38, has enjoyed unprecedented global attention for a leader from this nation of fewer than 5 million people. Yet at home, she’s faced political pressure as she tries to keep control of a coalition government that sometimes threatens to come apart.

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