Following are the top foreign stories at 1700 hours

    Mass shootings at New Zealand mosques kill 49; 1 man charged
    Christchurch: Mass shootings at two mosques full of worshippers attending Friday prayers killed 49 people in New Zealand as authorities charged one person, detained three others and defused explosive devices in what appeared to be a carefully planned racist attack. (AP)

    Indian mission in New Zealand offers support after mosque shootings
    Wellington: India's High Commission in New Zealand on Friday said that any Indian national affected by the attacks on two Christchurch mosques can contact the mission for assistance.

    Islamophobia post 9/11 responsible for NZ mosque attacks: Pak
    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday said that increasing "Islamophobia" after the 9/11 terror attacks in the US was responsible for the attack on two mosques in New Zealand that killed at least 49 worshippers.
    China does not tell its firms to spy on other countries: Premier Li
    Beijing: Chinese Premier Li Keqiang Friday denied the allegations that Beijing instructs its companies like Huawei, one the world's biggest tech firms, to spy on foreign countries and played down the impact of the current trade war with the US.
    China to stay on path of 'peaceful development' & continue to be 'positive force': premier Li
    Beijing: China will stay on the path of "peaceful development" and continue to be a "positive force" and contribute for regional and global peace, Premier Li Keqiang said here on Friday, amidst global concern over Beijing flexing its muscles in the region.

    Wanted bookie Sanjeev Chawla seeks appeal against extradition order
    London: Alleged bookie Sanjeev Chawla, who is wanted in India on charges of match-fixing dating back to 2000, has filed an application in the UK High Court seeking leave to appeal against his extradition order by Westminster Magistrates’ Court here.

    China announces plans to stabilise growth amid trade war with US
    Beijing: China is facing "downward pressures", Premier Li Keqiang admitted Friday as he announced plans to boost market vitality with a new foreign investment law backed by tax cuts to stabilise growth in the world's second largest economy amid a bruising trade war with the US. PTI