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CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) – Facebook says it received no reports of the video of the Christchurch mosque attacks while it was being livestreamed by the gunman. Chris Sonderby, vice president and deputy general counsel at Facebook, says “no users reported the video during the live broadcast,” which was viewed fewer than 200 times.

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) – The leafy New Zealand city where a self-proclaimed racist fatally shot 50 people at mosques during Friday prayers is known for its picturesque meandering river and English heritage. For decades, the southern city of Christchurch also has been the center of the country’s small but persistent white supremacist movement.

JOHANNESBURG (AP) – Hundreds are dead, many more are missing and thousands are at risk from massive flooding in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi caused by Cyclone Idai and persistent rains. Aid agencies and government officials are scrambling to rescue families trapped by rivers that burst their banks and are still rising. Emergency workers say this is the region’s most destructive flooding in 20 years.

UNDATED (AP) – An Associated Press data analysis shows that in weather stations across America, hot records are being set twice as often as cold ones. Scientists say this is a sure sign of global warming. All parts of the country are setting more hot records than cold in the 21st century. Nowhere is it more obvious than in Pasadena, California, which set 142 hot records in a row till a record cold day in February. Experts say your chances of more dangerous record heat are rising.

UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) – Dutch police and prosecutors pressed on Tuesday with their investigation into the motive of a suspect who they believe shot and killed three people and injured five more in an attack on a tram in the central city of Utrecht. The main suspect is Gokmen Tanis, a 37-year-old man of Turkish descent who was being held on suspicion of “manslaughter with terrorist intent,” though authorities have not ruled out other possible motives.