New Zealand bans sale of assault, semi-automatic rifles: PM

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announces an immediate ban on the sale of assault rifles and semi-automatic weapons in response to the Christchurch terror attack that killed 50 people. SOUNDBITE

Post-IS, north Iraq’s minority mosaic blown apart by trauma

For decades, his land was his life. Now, like other Sunni Arab farmers in Iraq’s diverse north, Mahdi Abu Enad is estranged from his fields out of fear of reprisal attacks.

Marooned Mozambicans wait for aid to arrive after Cyclone Idai

Aid workers race to help survivors and meet humanitarian needs in Mozambique, five days after tropical cyclone Idai. IMAGES AND SOUNDBITES

Hindus in Pakistan celebrate Holi festival

Pakistan’s Hindu community in Karachi celebrates the Holi festival. The festival, which marks the arrival of spring, is also known as the “Festival of Colors”.

Helsinki locals react to Finland topping world happiness ranking

People in Helsinki react to Finland ranking as the world’s happiest country for the second year running.

Theresa May: UK will not leave on time with a deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May says that the UK not leave with a deal on time on the 29th of March. SOUNDBITE

Srebrenica survivors applaud Karadzic life sentence

Relatives of victims of the Srebrenica massacre applaud the UN court decision to hand a life sentence to Bosnian Serb wartime leader Radovan Karadzic for genocide and war crimes during the 1990s.

Man hijacks school bus and sets it ablaze in Milan

Italian firefighters douse a school bus which was hijacked and set alight by its driver in Milan. 51 children were rescued by the police from the hijacked school bus before the vehicle went up in flames.

Trump predicts IS will be bo gone from Syria ‘by tonight’

Speaking to press on the South Lawn before departing the White House, US President Donald Trump leaves 400 troops in Syria.

Health specialist describes Mozambique situation after cyclone

A health specialist describes the situation in Mozambique after tropical cyclone Idai cut a swathe through Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi, killing more than 300 and putting hundreds of thousands of lives at risk.