Accused New Zealand mosque shooter charged with terrorism

World 05/21/19, 01:38

New Zealand police on Tuesday filed a terrorism charge against the man accused of killing 51 people at two Christchurch mosques.Australian Brenton Harrison Tarrant, 28, was already facing murder and attempted murder charges from the March 15 shootings.The new charge comes with a maximum penalty of life imprisonment upon conviction ...

UN leader visits New Zealand mosques where 51 were killed

World 05/13/19, 21:05

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday visited the two New Zealand mosques where 51 worshippers were killed by a gunman in March.Guterres spent about 30 minutes inside the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch talking to Muslim leaders and survivors of the attacks.Outside the mosque, he told reporters that like many ...

France, New Zealand to launch a call to end online extremism

Tech 05/13/19, 13:13

The leaders of France and New Zealand will make a joint push to eliminate acts of violent extremism from being shown online, in a meeting with tech leaders in Paris on Wednesday.French President Emmanuel Macron and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will launch the "Christchurch call" —named after the ...

UN leader arrives in New Zealand on climate change trip

World 05/12/19, 05:28

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Sunday that the political will to fight climate change seems to be fading at the same time as things are getting worse for those feeling the effects. Guterres made the comments after arriving in New Zealand, where he spoke to media alongside Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern ...

Turkish man dies, upping toll from Christchurch attack to 51

World 05/02/19, 17:37

The death toll from the Christchurch mosque attacks has risen to 51 after a Turkish man who had been hospitalized since a gunman opened fire on worshippers seven weeks ago died overnight, authorities in New Zealand and Turkey confirmed.New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Friday the sad news would ...

New Zealand media to avoid ideology at mosque shooting trial

World 04/30/19, 23:57

New Zealand's major media organizations pledged Wednesday not to promote white supremacist ideology when covering the trial of the man charged with killing 50 people at two mosques.The five organizations that signed the agreement said they were aware that accused gunman Brenton Tarrant might try to use the trial as ...

Wisconsin honors Sikhs at temple where 6 were killed in 2012

U.S. 04/30/19, 14:37

A Milwaukee-area Sikh temple where a white supremacist fatally shot six parishioners in 2012 hosted Wisconsin's governor Tuesday to make April Sikh Awareness and Appreciation month in the state.The celebration had been months in the making but came at a time when houses of worship have been targets of violence ...

In New Zealand, Prince William says extremism must be fought

World 04/25/19, 20:34

Britain's Prince William has told survivors of the mosque attacks in New Zealand that people must unite to fight extremism in all its forms. The Duke of Cambridge on Friday visited one of the two Christchurch mosques where 50 people were killed and 50 others wounded in a March 15 attack ...

Prince William lays Anzac wreath, later to visit NZ mosques

World 04/24/19, 20:36

Britain's Prince William laid a wreath at an Anzac Day service Thursday in New Zealand, where he will later visit survivors of last month's mosque attacks. The Duke of Cambridge attended the service in Auckland alongside Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and laid a wreath of red and white flowers on behalf ...

Crusaders face Lions in reunion of former finalists

World 04/24/19, 20:16

The Christchurch-based Crusaders' rematch Friday with a former Super Rugby finals opponent is likely to emphasize how far ahead of the field they are in this season's title race.The Crusaders will take on the Johannesburg-based Lions, who they met in the 2017 and 2018 finals, winning the first encounter in ...

Update: Sri Lanka: Bombings retaliation for Christchurch

World 04/23/19, 04:23

The Latest on the Easter attacks in Sri Lanka (all times local): 2:40 p.m. Sri Lanka's minister of defense says the Easter Sunday bombings were "carried out in retaliation" for attacks on mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, on March 15. People pray during a nationwide three-minutes silence as a tribute to Easter Sunday ...

New Zealand’s new gun laws get final assent to take effect

World 04/11/19, 01:31

New Zealand's governor general on Thursday formally signed into effect sweeping gun laws outlawing military style weapons, less than a month after a man used such guns to kill 50 people and wound dozens at two mosques in Christchurch.Governor General Patsy Reddy signed the bill as police said a gun ...

New Zealand Parliament votes to ban semi-automatic weapons

World 04/10/19, 04:13

New Zealand's Parliament on Wednesday passed sweeping gun laws that outlaw military style weapons, less than a month after mass shootings at two mosques in the city of Christchurch left 50 people dead and dozens wounded.A bill outlawing most automatic and semi-automatic weapons and banning components that modify existing weapons ...

UN refugee chief sees more ‘poison’ focused against migrants

World 04/09/19, 22:48

The U.N. refugee chief said Tuesday he has never seen "such toxicity, such poison" in politics, the media, social media and every day conversation focused on refugees, migrants and foreigners.U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said the March 15 attack on a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand that killed ...

Judge orders mental health tests for accused mosque shooter

Health 04/04/19, 19:14

A New Zealand judge on Friday ordered that the man accused of killing 50 people at two Christchurch mosques undergo two mental health assessments to determine if he's fit to stand trial.High Court judge Cameron Mander made the order during a hearing in which 28-year-old Australian Brenton Harrison Tarrant appeared ...

Australia could jail social media execs for showing violence

World 04/03/19, 22:56

Australia's Parliament passed legislation on Thursday that could imprison social media executives if their platforms stream violent images such as the New Zealand mosque shootings.Critics warn that some of the most restrictive laws about online communication in the democratic world could have unforeseen consequences, including media censorship and reduced investment ...

China’s premier meets New Zealand’s leader amid 5G dispute

World 03/31/19, 23:49

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has urged New Zealand to provide a "fair, transparent, convenient" investment environment in a meeting with the country's prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, that comes amid a dispute over use of Chinese telecoms equipment.Relations between the two countries have been strained since New Zealand's spy agency in ...

Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

World 03/29/19, 01:48

Thailand's recent general elections, its first since a 2014 military coup, set off jubilation among party loyalists and efforts by various party leaders to build a governing coalition even though the official results aren't required until May.In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, a fire in an office ...

At memorial, mosque survivor says he forgives attacker

World 03/28/19, 19:35

A man who survived the mosque attacks told a crowd of about 20,000 that he forgives the terrorist who killed his wife and 49 other people.Farid Ahmed was speaking at a national remembrance service held Friday in Christchurch to commemorate those who died in the attacks two weeks ago.It was ...

New Zealand attack note left at fire at California mosque

U.S. 03/24/19, 23:58

A note referencing the recent terrorist attacks in New Zealand was found at the scene of a possible arson fire at a Southern California mosque, police said Sunday.Nobody was hurt, and members of the Islamic Center of Escondido were able to extinguish the small blaze before firefighters around 3:15 a.m., ...

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