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Christchurch Terror Attack


New Zealand mosque shooter drops legal challenge over prison conditions

April 23, 2021 8:41 am

White supremacist Tarrant was sentenced last August to jail for life without parole for the murder of 51 people and attempted murder of 40 others at two mosques in Christchurch.

Christchurch mosque attacks 'unpreventable,' inquiry finds

December 08, 2020 4:23 pm

The New Zealand Royal Commission of Inquiry has detailed a host of failings ahead of the 2019 terror attacks on two mosques. But it says authorities could not have done anything to prevent the massacre.

New Zealand mosque shooter travelled to India before carrying out attack: Report

December 08, 2020 11:48 am

The inquiry report did not provide details of what Tarrant was doing in India during his nearly three-month stay in India.

New Zealand attack: Christchurch mosque shooter sentenced to life imprisonment without parole

August 27, 2020 8:02 am

Brenton Tarrant, a 29-year-old Australian, admitted to 51 charges of murder, 40 counts of attempted murder and one charge of committing a terrorist act during the 2019 shooting rampage at two Christchurch mosques which he livestreamed on Facebook.

Poetic words bring tears in New Zealand mosque shooting case

August 26, 2020 5:59 pm

Speaking on the third day of a four-day sentencing hearing for Brenton Harrison Tarrant, the daughter of a victim said she pitied Tarrant's coarse and tainted heart, and his narrow view of the world that couldn't embrace diversity.

New Zealand shooting: Christchurch mosque attack shooter refuses to speak in court

August 26, 2020 1:02 pm

Tarrant had the opportunity to speak Thursday, the final day of a hearing which has seen 90 survivors and family members talk about the pain of the March 2019 attacks.

New Zealand survivor to mosque gunman: 'You are the loser'

August 25, 2020 2:49 pm

The 29-year-old Australian gunman in March pleaded guilty to murder, attempted murder, and terrorism, reversing an earlier not guilty plea.

Daughter of New Zealand mosque victim tells gunman: consider 'beauty of diversity'

August 25, 2020 7:31 am

New Zealand had been relatively free from major gun violence until the country's worst mass shooting.

New Zealand mosque shooter spent years preparing for attack: sentencing hearing

August 24, 2020 9:21 am

The shooter spent years purchasing high-powered firearms, researched mosque layouts by flying a drone over his primary target, and timed his March 15 attacks to maximise casualties, the prosecutor said.

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.


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.