The Daily Populous

Saturday March 16th, 2019 day edition

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Parker's comments come after Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's earlier remarks that New Zealand's gun laws would change.

Speaking to media in Wellington this morning, Ardern stressed that "now was the time for change.".

Ardern said five guns were used by the primary perpetrator, including two semi-automatic weapons, and two shotguns.

She said he had travelled around the world with "sporadic periods of time spent in New Zealand".

Despite this, the man was not on any watch lists in New Zealand or Australia.

Ardern said none of the arrested had a criminal history, either in New Zealand or in Australia.

A spokeswoman for the Prime Minister was not able to confirm which other ministers would be accompanying Ardern to Christchurch today. »

Disney Reinstates Director James Gunn For ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy 3’

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I’ve learned that Disney has reinstated James Gunn as the writer-director of Guardians of the Galaxy 3, and I’ve confirmed it with Marvel and Gunn’s camp.

After the firing, Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn met with Gunn on multiple occasions to discuss the situation.

Persuaded by Gunn’s public apology and his handling of the situation after, Horn decided to reverse course and reinstate Gunn. »

Reddit bans r/watchpeopledie in the wake of the New Zealand mosque massacres

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The ban comes after the subreddit re-hosted videos of the recent mosque massacres in New Zealand.

According to the new landing page, the subreddit was banned for violating Reddit’s content policy about glorifying or encouraging violence.

The manifesto and video of the shooting in particular have been banned from Reddit entirely, and are being removed across the site. »

Fraser Anning punches teen after being egged while speaking to media in Melbourne

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In response, Senator Anning swings two punches at the young man, at least one of which connects with the young man's head.

A staffer for Senator Anning then separates the senator from the young man, while supporters of the senator tackle his attacker to the ground.

A Victoria Police spokesman said officers arrested a 17-year-old boy from Hampton who was released pending further inquiries. »