Loading...
 

world

BuzzFeed World All the best stories from around the world 🔥🌏🙌 Curated and run by @kassy Sign up for our newsletter 👇 https://buzzfeed.com/newsletters/worldnews
1,040 posts
580.7k followers
113 following

Thousands of people are feared dead and more than 1.5 million people are affected in mozambique, malawai and zimbabwe after a massive cyclone struck the three southern african countries, according to the un. cyclone idia submerged entire villages and left bodies floating in the floodwaters, according to mozambique’s president. mozambique was the hardest hit, with more than 200 people confirmed dead and the death toll expected to rise to the thousands, according to the president. the storm hit on thursday and moved west into zimbabwe and malawi, affecting thousands more. on tuesday, mozambique announced three days of mourning and declared a national emergency. un agencies and the red cross are helping with rescue efforts, including delivering food supplies and medicines by helicopter. the cyclone may be the worst ever disaster to strike the southern hemisphere, according to the un. (📹: @ifrc )
-
#cyclone #cycloneidai #idai #storm #storms #flooding #flood #floods #wave #waves #ocean #water #naturaldisaster #disaster #weather ##rain #rains #weather #severeweather #extremeweather #displaced #homeless #water #victim #victims #rip #searchandrescue #evacuation #homeless #mozambique #malawai #zimbabwe #africa

comment 286 star 12,474 8 hours ago

Dutch people are leaving flowers at a makeshift memorial in utrecht, the netherlands, after a shooting on a tram in the city on monday left at least three people dead and five injured. a 37-year-old man from turkey has been arrested, with people who knew him saying that they believed the assault was some kind of domestic disputes. police, however, have said that they have found no links between the suspect and the three people killed on the train. authorities say they are still considering terrorism as a motive. dutch prime minister mark rutte also laid flowers at the site of the shooting. (📷: getty, ap, reuters)
-
#shooting #massshooting #gunman #gun #guns #terrorism #violence #attack #tram #trams #publictransport #transport #transportation #markrutte #utrecht #netherlands #dutch #nederland #nederlands #24oktoberplein #aanslag #politie

comment 224 star 28,855 23 hours ago

Following the terror attack in christchurch, new zealand, which claimed the lives of 50 people, a cartoonist for an australian newspaper has redrawn the new zealand’s iconic silver fern as muslims in different stages of prayer. pat campbell, who drew the cartoon for the canberra times, told buzzfeed news that he has friends in christchurch and owns a small block of land just outside the city. campbell said he hadn’t slept well and was lying in bed when the idea came to him. “i was thinking of the fern and thinking the pinnae (the individual bits coming off the stem) looked like figures, a similar number to the number of victims,” he said. he then decided to draw the fern but with the silhouettes of people praying, he said. the 50 figures were deliberate, he said. “there were a lot of silhouettes to draw,” he said. “they just kept coming. it brought home to me the death toll and the destruction one man can do with the right weapons.” the cartoon has since been widely shared online. (📷: @patcartoons for the canberra times)
-
#theyareus #art #artist #cartoon #cartoonist #artistsoninstagram #drawing #shooting #massshooting #gunman #gun #guns #terrorism #terrorist #violence #attack #mosque #mosques #islam #religion #muslim #muslims #islamophobia #islamophobic #christchurch #christchurchshooting #newzealand #nz #kiwi #aotearoa

comment 737 star 112k Yesterday

New zealand’s prime minister jacinda ardern has said that she will never say the name of the terrorist who attacked the two mosques in christchurch on friday and killed 50 people. “he sought many things from his act of terror, but one was notoriety. that is why you will never hear me mention his name,” she said during an address at new zealand’s parliament on monday. she also implored others to speak the names of the victims rather than the man who took them. “he may have sought notoriety, but we, in new zealand, will give him nothing, not even his name.” (📹: reuters)
-
#jacindaardern #primeminister #politician #woman #women #womeninleadership #shooting #massshooting #gunman #gun #guns #terrorism #terrorist #violence #attack #mosque #mosques #islam #religion #muslim #muslims #islamophobia #islamophobic #christchurch #christchurchshooting #newzealand #nz #kiwi #aotearoa

comment 1,464 star 98,547 Yesterday

Students and faculty at orewa college, a middle and high school in auckland, new zealand, formed a giant heart and the words kia kaha – which means “stay strong” in maori – to show their support for the victims of the christchurch terror attack that claimed the lives of 50 people. jannik wittgen, a 17-year-old senior who is part of the school’s student media club, told buzzfeed news that during a full school assembly on monday, around 2,000 students and 150 staff sang the national anthem and held a moment of silence for the victims before wittgen took some photos and videos on his drone. “i think the importance of this isn’t how long it took or how many people were involved but rather the meaning behind it and the support of the students,” wittgen said. the school’s media teacher, annie davis, told buzzfeed news that it was a very proud moment to be a part of the school. “we have stopped the spread of hate speech and filled news feeds and the media with a message of love and unity, which we hope goes viral,” davis said 🇳🇿❤️ (📹: @ocmediasquad )
-
#kiakaha #heart #tribute #school #student #students #shooting #massshooting #gunman #gun #guns #terrorism #terrorist #attack #mosque #mosques #islam #religion #muslim #muslims #islamophobia #islamophobic #auckland #christchurch #christchurchshooting #newzealand #nz #kiwi #kiwis #aotearoa

comment 464 star 46,317 Yesterday

Last thursday, women in several countries led protests to mark the one year anniversary of the m****r of a black brazilian lesbian politician and demand justice and answers about who ordered her killing. marielle franco was killed in an execution-style, drive-by shooting in rio de janeiro on march 14, 2018. the 38-year-old had been an outspoken critic of police brutality and extrajudicial killings and fought for the rights of women, black and lgbt people. franco’s name and image have since become an antithesis to the dominant political forces in brazil as the right-wing president, jair bolsonaro, settles into office, according to the new york times, scrawled across walls as graffiti, printed on t-shirts and written on banners at protests. last tuesday, 363 days after franco’s death, two former policemen allegedly involved in her m****r were arrested. however, major questions still remain as to who ordered the killing – which authorities say was politically motivated – and why.
correction: a previous version of this post misstated the location of some photos taken in argentina and london. (📷: getty, ap, reuters)
-
#marielle #mariellefranco #mariellepresente #mariellevive #quemmandoumatarmarielle #woman #women #politician #activist #activism #feminism #feminist #lgbt #lgbtq #g*y #lesbian #black #blackwoman #blackwomen #m****r #femicide #violenceagainstwomen #equality #equalrights #womensrights #saopaulo #sp #brazil #brazilian #brasil

comment 43 star 14,881 2 days ago

A dead whale was found beached in the town of mabini, compostela valley, in the philippines on saturday with 88 lbs (40 kgs) of plastic trash in its stomach. the d’bone collector museum, which recovered the whale, performed a necropsy on the 1,100 pound (500 kg), 15-feet (4.6-meter) long whale. “upon reaching the stomach, i knew this whale had died due to plastic ingestion,” the museum’s owner, darrell blatchley, told buzzfeed news. “i was not prepared for the amount of plastic. 40 kilos roughly of rice sacks, grocery bags, banana plantation bags and general plastic bags. 16 rice sacks total.” (📷: d’bone collector museum)
-
#whale #whales #beachedwhale #animal #animals #wildlife #marinelife #marine #marineanimals #beach #beaches #ocean #sea #plastic #pollution #marinepollution #waste #trash #environment #nomoreplastic #saynotoplastic #savetheplanet #saveouroceans #garbage #rubbish #mabini #philippines #filipino

comment 639 star 35,641 2 days ago

On monday, a small group of students in christchurch, new zealand, started performing an impromptu haka, a traditional maori dance, outside one of the mosques that was attacked in friday’s terrorist attack to honor the victims. soon, they were joined by scores of students from various schools in a deafening chorus. at least 50 people were killed in the attack, which was the worst mass killing in new zealand’s history. the haka is a maori ceremonial dance or challenge that is performed to welcome distinguished guests, or to acknowledge great achievements, occasions or funerals. (📹: reuters)
-
#haka #maori #tribute #student #students #girls #boys #shooting #massshooting #gunman #gun #guns #terrorism #terrorist #attack #mosque #mosques #islam #religion #muslim #muslims #islamophobia #islamophobic #christchurch #christchurchshooting #newzealand #nz #kiwi #kiwis #aotearoa

comment 1,777 star 108k 2 days ago

Over the weekend on saturday evening, the sydney opera house projected a silver fern, a new zealand symbol, onto its sails to show solidarity and support for those affected by the terrorist attack in christchurch. fifty people were killed after two mosques in the new zealand city were attacked during friday prayers. another 40 were injured, with many still in intensive care. renton harrison tarrant, a 28-year-old australian man, appeared in court saturday charged with m****r and has been remanded into custody. (📸: getty)
-
#sydneyoperahouse #silverfern #fern #shooting #massshooting #gunman #gun #guns #terrorism #terrorist #attack #mosque #mosques #islam #religion #muslim #muslims #islamophobia #christchurch #christchurchshooting #sydney #nsw #australia #australian #aussie #straya #newzealand #nz #kiwi #aotearoa

comment 199 star 56,551 2 days ago

On sunday, members of the black power (mangu kaha aotearoa) biker gang in new zealand performed a haka, a traditional maori dance, in front of the al noor mosque in christchurch to honor the victims of the twin terror attacks at mosques in the city that claimed the lives of 50 people on friday. “kia kaha, christchurch,” the spokesperson for the group said in maori, calling on christchurch to stay strong and thanking the police for their work before launching into the haka. the haka is a maori ceremonial dance or challenge that is performed to welcome distinguished guests, or to acknowledge great achievements, occasions or funerals. (📹: reuters)
-
#haka #maori #tribute #dance #shooting #massshooting #gunman #gun #guns #terrorism #terrorist #violence #attack #mosque #mosques #islam #religion #muslim #muslims #islamophobia #islamophobic #man #men #christchurch #christchurchshooting #newzealand #nz #kiwi #kiwis #aotearoa

comment 1,730 star 137k 2 days ago

Following the terror attack on two mosques in christchurch that claimed the lives of 50 people, new zealand artist ruby jones' illustration is being widely shared online, printed out and redrawn to be placed at vigils. jones told buzzfeed news that she wanted to capture how her country was feeling in the aftermath of the tragedy. "when the events in christchurch started unfolding, i couldn't quite believe what i was hearing," jones said. "it felt like the only thing i could do in that moment was put a tiny speckle of warmth out there for anyone who needed it. a hug, although small, is a symbol of love and togetherness and warmth." 🇳🇿❤️(📷: @rubyalicerose )
-
#theyareus #art #artist #illustration #artistsoninstagram #drawing #instsaart #shooting #massshooting #gunman #gun #guns #terrorism #terrorist #violence #attack #mosque #mosques #islam #religion #muslim #muslims #islamophobia #islamophobic #christchurch #christchurchshooting #newzealand #nz #kiwi #aotearoa

comment 328 star 61,578 3 days ago

In the days following the terror attacks on two mosques in christchurch, new zealand, which claimed the lives of 50 people, muslims around the world performed funeral prayers in absentia for the victims and their families at mosques and vigils. swipe to see some where some of the prayers took place. (📷: getty, ap, reuters)
-
1. dhaka, bangladesh
2. lakemba, new south wales, australia
3. toronto, ontario, canada
4. ankara, turkey
5. jerusalem
6. melbourne, australia
7. ahmedabad, india
8. grozny, chechnya
9. islamabad, pakistan
10. london, united kingdom
-
#pray #prayer #prayers #vigil #vigils #shooting #massshooting #gunman #gun #guns #terrorism #terrorist #violence #attack #mosque #mosques #islam #religion #muslim #muslims #islamophobia #islamophobic #christchurch #christchurchshooting #newzealand #nz #aotearoa #world

comment 391 star 46,745 3 days ago