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Thursday, April 02, 2020

Christchurch Terror Attack


Christchurch shooting: Accused pleads guilty to 51 murders, terrorism

March 26, 2020 7:07 am

Brenton Tarrant, who appeared by video link, admitted to 51 charges of murder, 40 charges of attempted murder and one charge of committing a terrorist act in a hastily called Christchurch High Court hearing.

New Zealand calls off Christchurch attack commemoration amid coronavirus fears

March 14, 2020 7:49 am

The event, to be held in Christchurch on Sunday, was expected to attract a large crowd, with many traveling from around New Zealand and from overseas.

New Zealand vs England: 1st T20I to be fundraiser for Christchurch terror attack victims

October 25, 2019 10:12 am

The BlackCaps skipper Kane Williamson has been ruled out of the T20I series due to a hip injury. Tim Southee will continue to lead the side in his absence. 

New Zealand mosque attack accused drops bid to move trial

October 03, 2019 9:55 am

The High Court held a pre-trial hearing in Christchurch to consider an application from alleged gunman Brenton Tarrant to shift the trial venue from the South Island city.

New Zealand PM Ardern, Trump discuss gun control in first formal meeting

September 24, 2019 7:47 am

"It was a conversation around our (gun) buy-back and the work we had done to remove military-style, semi-automatic weapons and assault rifles," Ardern said

New Zealand gun buyback has Kiwi weapon owners divided

September 03, 2019 1:27 pm

Some New Zealand gun owners are upset they're being compelled to hand over their assault weapons for money. Others believe a government-imposed ban on certain semi-automatics following the March massacre is the best way to combat gun violence.

New Zealand: Alleged Christchurch gunman sends letter from prison cell

August 14, 2019 4:16 pm

Before the March 15 shootings, Tarrant, a 28-year-old Australian white supremacist, posted a 74-page manifesto on the website 8chan in which he outlined his racist views and his beliefs that immigrants were invaders who would replace the white race.

Accused Christchurch shooter pleads not guilty to all charges in New Zealand court

June 14, 2019 4:54 pm

In an attack broadcast live on Facebook, the lone gunman armed with semi-automatic weapons targeted Muslims attending Friday prayers in Christchurch on March 15, in New Zealand's worst peacetime mass shooting.

New Zealand terror attacks: Suspect set to enter pleas, first to face new terrorism charge

June 13, 2019 9:24 am

Tarrant already faces 50 counts of murder for the Christchurch attack, in which he killed 51 worshippers and wounding dozens of people.

Man accused of murder in New Zealand shootings also charged with terrorist act

May 21, 2019 4:36 pm

In an attack broadcast live on Facebook, a lone gunman armed with semi-automatic weapons targeted Muslims attending Friday prayers, killing 51 worshippers and wounding dozens of people.


As Sri Lanka mourns, Islamic State claims Easter bombings

April 25, 2019 8:50 am

Sri Lanka's 22 million people include minority Christians, Muslims and Hindus. Until now, Christians had largely managed to avoid the worst of the island's conflict and communal tensions.

Lives forever changed by Christchurch shootings

April 10, 2019 6:46 am

Burying loved ones brought relief to many families, but reminders of their losses are never far away, from an empty seat at a dinner table to the prospect of Ramadan celebrations in a few weeks.

Christchurch shootings: Countries around the world mourn for victims

March 22, 2019 7:00 am

Heartbroken New Zealanders lit candles and placed flowers at makeshift memorials set up in the city of Christchurch in the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in the country's history.