New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said that military style semi-automatics and assault rifles will be banned under stronger new gun laws following the killing of 50 people in the country's worst mass shooting.
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Asian shares up on accommodative Fed; growth concerns linger
Shares in Asia rose on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve took a more accommodative stance at its policy meeting, but concerns over U.S.-China trade talks and slowing global growth capped broad gains and pulled some markets lower.
U.S. fund Elliott battles the odds in latest showdown with Hyundai
The showdown between U.S. activist hedge fund Elliott Management and Hyundai Motor Group is set to come to a head on Friday when shareholders gather to vote on the fund's demands for a hefty special dividend and a board shake-up.
Closing time? Japan convenience stores pressed to end 24-7 model amid labor crunch
Japan's 24-hour convenience stores are struggling to stay open around the clock as an industry that has continually expanded now finds itself at the sharp end of a labor shortage.
Canada's Trudeau under pressure as MP quits, budget criticized
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau remained under pressure over a corruption scandal on Wednesday as a legislator quit his party's caucus and a pre-election budget aimed at swaying key voters appeared to offer too little to stem the tide of negative news.
Harvard sued by descendant of U.S. slave photographed in 19th century
A descendant of an American slave on Wednesday sued Harvard University to gain possession of photos of her great-great-great grandfather that the school commissioned in 1850 on behalf of a professor trying to prove the inferiority of black people.
Bill Murray film's use of famed U.S. horse racing phrase draws lawsuit
U.S. horse racing announcer Dave Johnson, who called Triple Crown races for ABC television for two decades, on Wednesday sued the makers of Bill Murray’s 2014 film "St. Vincent" for using his signature phrase "and down the stretch they come" without permission.
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