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 New Zealand police commissioner Mike Bush said the three attackers had not been on any police watchlists. Photograph:  Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images

As New Zealand’s security services raced to investigate the deadliest terror attack in the country’s history on Friday, authorities were facing search(...)

Police officers guard the area close to the Masjid al-Noor mosque after a shooting incident in Christchurch on March 15th.  Attacks left at least 49 dead. Photograph:  Tessa Burrows/AFPs

The toll of 49 dead and more injured in mass shootings at two New Zealand mosques will put renewed scrutiny on New Zealand’s gun laws – particularly t(...)

Australian prime minister Scott Morrison speaks to the media in Sydney, after  a gunman opened fire in a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand. Photograph: EPA

Brenton Tarrant, the Australian man reported to have been detained as the key suspect in the Christchurch terror attacks, was not known to the authori(...)

Tom Cregan of EML Payments and Mary Buckley of IDA Ireland

Australian company EML Payments is establishing a technology and innovation hub in Galway, expanding its existing Irish presence and adding 20 jobs. (...)

 Usman Khawaja: played a key role in Australia’s triumph in Delhi. Photograph:   Mark Kolbe/Getty Images

Usman Khawaja’s century helped Australia to a one-day international series-clinching victory win over India in Delhi. Australia, who had lost the op(...)

Cardinal George Pell has been jailed for six years. File photograph: Tony Gentile/Reuters

Former Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell was sentenced to six years in jail on Wednesday for sexually abusing two choir boys in Melbourne in the (...)

Optal is seeking to diversify its operations away from the UK after Brexit.  Photograph: Prisma by Dukas/UIG via Getty Images

The Central Bank has authorised Optal, one of Europe’s fastest-growing fintech firms, as it seeks to diversify its operations away from the UK after B(...)

Dublin placed 32nd in Mercer’s safety ranking. Photograph: iStock

Dublin ranked in 33rd place, ahead of London, Paris and Madrid, in a quality of living survey that took more than 230 cities into account. Human res(...)

 Storm clouds gathering: An American Airlines Boeing  737 Max 8 aircraft approaches  Miami International Airport in  Florida amid darkening conditions  on Tuesday.  Photograph: Scott McIntyre/Bloomberg

The US Senate Commerce Committee plans to hold a hearing into the fatal crashes of two Boeing Co 737 MAX 8 jets since October as a growing number of p(...)

Flag bearers carrying the flags of the Commonwealth walk through Westminster Abbey during the Commonwealth day service. Photograph:  Richard Pohle/WPA Pool/Getty Images

I’m struck, as the British parliament moves towards the endgame on Brexit, with the number of times Australia, Canada, New Zealand and India have been(...)

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