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LynnMall stabbings a 'terrorist attack' by a 'known threat to NZ' - PM

The prime minister and the police commissioner addressed the media after the man was fatally shot at a west Auckland mall this afternoon.

It is understood six people - all shoppers at the mall - have been injured in the incident at LynnMall in New Lynn.

St John said three patients in a critical condition and one patient in a serious condition have been taken to Auckland City Hospital; one patient in a moderate condition has been taken to Waitakere hospital; and one patient in a moderate condition has been taken to Middlemore Hospital.

James Corden opens London shows: 'This is not a country that feels afraid'

The host, who is doing three consecutive shows from London this week, opened the show on the rainy streets of London with a message of defiance and unity.

"Some people might say it's a strange time to do a variety show from this city," he added. "I couldn't disagree more."

Corden said the staff of the CBS late night show were out in London on Saturday night and were staying in a hotel not far from the location of the attack.

Polye Condemns Terrorist Attack In France

Mr Polye said such senseless killing of innocent people must be condemned in the strongest terms by all world leaders.

“Terrorism does not have a place in the modern society and those found to be committing such acts must be brought to justice,” said Mr Polye.

“No words can bring comfort to those who lost loved ones through such acts of brutality,” said Mr Polye.

The Opposition Leader  extended his sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims, the government of France and her people.

India hangs only man sentenced to die for 1993 Mumbai blasts

The police barred media from publishing images of Yakub Abdul Razak Memon's funeral, apparently fearing a backlash against the execution that many said was driven by politics.

Executions are rare in India and in the last decade only two others have taken place, both of terror convicts like Memon.

The earlier two executions were conducted in extreme secrecy and announced only after the fact. Their bodies were not handed to their families, but were buried inside prison compounds.

French terror suspect took selfie with beheaded victim

French investigators were working to determine the recipient's identity, but weren't able to immediately confirm media reports that it was an unspecified person now in Syria, where the radical Islamic State group has seized territory, the security officials said.

The revelation added a macabre twist to an investigation that has not turned up a solid link to radical or foreign groups, but has revived concerns about terrorism in France less than six months after deadly attacks in the Paris area.

Tunisia pledges tough security measures after attack

Tourists crowded into the airport at Hammamet near the coastal city of Sousse where a young man dressed in shorts on Friday pulled an assault rifle out of his beach umbrella and killed 39 people, mostly tourists.

"The fight against terrorism is a national responsibility," said a visibly exhausted Habib Essid at a press conference in Tunis early Saturday. "We are at war against terrorism which represents a serious danger to national unity during this delicate period that the nation is going through."

Embassy warns Americans in France to be vigilant

The embassy released a statement Friday night urging Americans to report suspicious activities and stay away from any security incidents.

It also noted that French authorities have increased the terrorism alert level in recent months since attacks in January in Paris left 17 victims and three Islamic attackers dead, so there are more troops and police in the streets than in previous years.

And French prosecutors say the suspect who they believe attacked a U.S. gas plant in France is a local truck driver who was known to workers at the Air Products plant.