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    The death toll in an explosion at a chemical plant in eastern China has risen to 44, with another 90 people seriously injured, the local government reported Friday.


    New Zealanders gathered for nationwide prayers to mark one week since mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch killed 50 worshippers.

  3. Trump Putin collage

    The White House rejected a request by congressional Democrats that it provide information about U.S. President Donald Trump's communications with Russian President Vladimir Putin, House Democratic leaders said Thursday, suggesting they would take further action.

  4. Belgium EU Brexit

    European Union leaders have offered Britain a choice of short delays to its departure from the European Union, postponing Brexit, due March 29, until at least mid-April.


    A closer look at the day's most notable stories with The National's Jonathon Gatehouse: U.K.'s full Brexit crisis plan, known as Operation Yellowhammer, scheduled to go into effect on Monday; the temperature around the SNC-Lavalin affair is rising.