Opinion: Christchurch mosque shootings: They are not us, and it hurts to be props in a Hollywood movie

By Mohamed Hassan, RNZ OPINION: In the months following the Christchurch attacks, some of us in the Muslim community began to feel a sense of unease with the way this shattering day was being broadcast to the world. It was unsettling trying to process and grieve the unimaginable, while watching the world celebrate a New Zealand “success story”, a “heroic”

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Opinion: Why the lab leak theory matters

OPINION: On Long Bets, a website where prognosticators test their mettle by playing for real (or at least proceeds-donated-to-charity) stakes, there is an open bet between British astrophysicist Martin Rees, a noted worrier over apocalyptic possibilities, and Harvard University’s Steven Pinker, famous for his vaulting optimism. For Rees to win, the following prediction must be vindicated: “A bioterror or bioerror

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Opinion: NFL owners can’t hide from the truth anymore after Colin Kaepernick shows he’s ready to play

It’s on the NFL’s owners now. It’s always been on them, the conscious decision to keep Colin Kaepernick out of the NFL. Now, though, their cover is gone. The excuses that Kaepernick isn’t really interested in playing anymore or that his skills have diminished during his three years in exile, those were exposed for the lies that they always were

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Drake: If You're Reading This, It's Not Too Late to Sit Down During the NBA Finals

Aubrey Graham (noun): Canadian rapper, R&B hitmaker, songwriter, actor, producer, and businessman. Also referred to as: Drake, Drizzy, Champagne Papi, 6 God, Wheelchair Jimmy, and, most recently, NBA troll. For the first time in franchise history, the Toronto Raptors are in the NBA Finals. While the superstar team is competing against the Golden State Warriors — who are looking to

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