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Anti-LGBTQI preacher criticises 'heathen' Kiwis after being denied entry to NZ

"God is not going to bless a country that is turning away a missionary."

Watch: Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook has "too much power over speech" and has called for regulators to set some ground rules.

Fight over Facebook post leaves four dead

Police said the offensive post was done by hackers.

Hannah Tamaki talks about immigration.

Hannah Tamaki sets sights on NZ First voters

"The hope we entrusted to New Zealand First for our future has come to nothing."

WATCH: Should you make a habit of living mindfully?

Children should pray instead of practising yoga, warns Catholic bishop

No downward dog for these schools.

Watch: Hannah Tamaki wants to pay refugees not to come to New Zealand.

Hannah Tamaki shares fake image of Shane Jones shooting a Muslim woman

The Vision NZ leader removed the post after Newshub called.

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15 dead in Burkina Faso mosque attack

Gunmen attacked during prayers on Friday.

The NZD$4720 trainers sold out within minutes of going on sale.

$4000 'Jesus shoes' filled with holy water sell out in minutes

They also feature a crucifix and red ink symbolising the blood of Christ

Watch: Demi Lovato was rushed to hospital for a near-fatal drug overdose last year.

'I’ve never felt more renewed': Demi Lovato gets baptised in Israel

The pop star "filled a God-sized hole" in her heart.

The Vatican.

Vatican staff suspended after police raid

One was a senior member of the clergy.

"The Air Canada agent said, 'You need to take that off,'" Fatima Abdelrahman told CBS News.

Muslim teen forced to remove hijab at airport in front of passengers

Officials refused her request to remove the hijab in a private room with only female staff present.

Watch: National MP Alfred Ngaro asks the Speaker what the role of prayer is in Parliament.

Why the Speaker removed 'Jesus' from prayer

He admits there was "quite a lot of controversy" when he changed it.

Pope Francis.

Pope says it's an 'honour' to be attacked by conservatives

"It's an honour that the Americans attack me."

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child actor Gareth Reeves spoke to The AM Show in May.

School removes Harry Potter books due to fears of witchcraft

A pastor believes the spells in the books can be used to summon evil spirits.

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South Korean cult Shincheonji targeting New Zealand universities

"There is a dark side that begins to capture them."

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Islamic Iran rocked by politician sex tape scandals

The controversial clips were released on social media.

Donald Trump.

Trump 'just having fun' when he claimed to be the 'chosen one'

It was sarcasm, it was joking, we were all smiling. A question like that is just fake news."

Religion

Bullied Muslim teenager creates toy to spread awareness about acceptance

"They start turning those questions into hurtful comments, saying I'm a terrorist."

Rohingya refugees.

Rohingya rapes proof of Myanmar's genocidal intent - UN

Investigators have accused Myanmar's government of failing to hold anyone accountable.

US correspondent Sandy Hughes spoke to The AM Show about Trump's racist tweets.

Israel bars Muslim US Congresswomen from visiting

Donald Trump called on the country to keep out Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar.

Watch: A man who lost his son in the mosque shooting speaks to media outside court.

'It's something very dangerous': Man who lost son responds to alleged shooter's letter

Brenton Tarrant sent a six-page letter to a man in Russia from Auckland Prison.