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    As the first funerals were held for some of the 50 victims in the Christchurch mosque attacks, New Zealand police announced that they believed the accused shooter was on his way to attack a third target when his vehicle was rammed by police officers.


    In a bid to deny mass killers the infamy they seek, New Zealand's prime minister refuses to utter the name of the suspected gunman in last week's deadly mosque shootings in Christchurch. Activists behind the No Notoriety movement say it's the right call, and hope media outlets follow suit.

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    A closer look at the day's most notable stories with The National's Jonathon Gatehouse: ; some of world's richest discover they aren't beyond reach of the law; the hidden Canadian toll of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crash; why master-planned cities are a massive new global investment vehicle.


    The pilots of a doomed Lion Air Boeing 737 Max 8 scoured a handbook as they struggled to understand why the jet was lurching downwards, but ran out of time before it hit the water, three people with knowledge of the cockpit voice recorder contents said.


    A bus driver in northern Italy abducts 51 children and their chaperones, ordering the children's hands to be bound and threatening them with death during the drive, before setting the vehicle on fire when he was stopped by a Carabinieri blockade.