New Zealand to probe role of spies, guns in mosque attacks

World 03/24/19, 23:10

New Zealand will hold a top-level inquiry into the massacre of 50 people at two Christchurch mosques that will look into what roles semi-automatic guns, social media and intelligence agencies had preceding the attacks.Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Monday it would hold a Royal Commission of Inquiry, the country's highest ...

New Zealand mosque killings spark debate over free speech

World 03/24/19, 07:16

New Zealanders are debating the limits of free speech after their chief censor banned a 74-page manifesto written by the man accused of slaughtering 50 people at two mosques in the city of Christchurch.The ban, issued Saturday, means anybody caught with the document on their computer could face up to ...

Thousands attend New Zealand vigil to honor 50 mosque dead

World 03/24/19, 01:11

Thousands of people have gathered in the New Zealand city of Christchurch to listen to prayers, songs and speeches at a vigil to remember the 50 people killed in a terrorist attack on two mosques.One of those watching from a wheelchair was 21-year-old Mustafa Boztas, who was shot in the ...

Crusaders lose their first game since mosque shootings

World 03/23/19, 19:58

The Crusaders lost for the first time this season and the Chiefs won for the first time, shaking up Super Rugby at the top and the bottom of the standings on Saturday.In their first game since the mosque shootings in their home city eight days earlier, the Christchurch-based Crusaders saw ...

Family of slain boy visits Christchurch mosque as it reopens

World 03/22/19, 22:47

The family of a slain 3-year-old boy and a Jordanian prince are among those visiting a New Zealand mosque as it reopens for the first time since a terrorist killed 42 people there.Hundreds of people stopped at the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch on Saturday to lay flowers or pray ...

‘My heart fell’ says New Zealand surgeon who treated girl, 4

World 03/22/19, 22:11

As soon as vascular surgeon Adib Khanafer received the call March 15, he started running toward the operating theater at Christchurch Hospital. At that point, he had no idea a white supremacist had slaughtered 50 people. But he could hear an urgency in the request for help."When I walked in, ...

UN chief visits mosque, stresses sanctity of religious sites

New York 03/22/19, 18:07

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres went to the first mosque built in New York City on Friday to show solidarity with the Muslim community, urging people everywhere "to reaffirm the sanctity of all places of worship and the safety of all worshippers."Speaking a week after the terrorist attacks on two mosques ...

‘Rise up!’ NZ students heal with haka after mosque attacks

World 03/22/19, 04:54

Their voices have thundered across this heartsick city, in parks and at flower memorials and schools. Day after day, the students of Christchurch have gathered, feet smashing the ground in unison as they chant the words of their nation's indigenous people in an outpouring of grief and love and support.In ...

Update: Mass funeral held to bury 26 slain in N. Zealand

World 03/22/19, 02:33

The Latest on the mosque attacks in New Zealand (all times local):5 p.m.Thousands of people have gathered for a mass funeral to bury 26 of the victims of the mosque attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand.Muslims pray during Friday prayers at Hagley Park in Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday, March 22, 2019. ...

New Zealand observes Muslim prayer after mosque attacks

World 03/21/19, 19:37

People across New Zealand are observing the Muslim call to prayer as the nation reflects on the moment one week ago when 50 people were slaughtered at two mosques.Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and thousands of others congregated in leafy Hagley Park opposite the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch to observe ...

New Zealand to observe Muslim prayer after mosque attacks

Sports 03/21/19, 19:21

In a day without precedent, people across New Zealand were planning to observe the Muslim call to prayer Friday as the nation reflected on the moment one week ago when 50 people were slaughtered at two mosques.Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and thousands of others planned to congregate in leafy Hagley ...

A closer look at New Zealand’s new weapons ban

World 03/21/19, 06:43

Only a week after attacks on two mosques in New Zealand killed 50 worshippers, the country has banned sales of "military-style" semi-automatic weapons and high-capacity magazines.In the world of politics, it's a lightning fast response, especially when compared to the deeply contentious, long-running gun control debate in the United States.The ...

Australia says tensions with Turkey ease after WWI remarks

World 03/20/19, 22:22

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday tensions between his country and Turkey had eased after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's office said comments by the Turkish leader that sparked the row had been taken out of context.A diplomatic dispute flared over Erdogan's comments in the wake of Friday's gun ...

Update: New Zealand bans all assault weapons immediately

World 03/20/19, 21:22

The Latest on the mosque attacks in New Zealand (all times local):3 p.m.Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says New Zealand is immediately banning assault rifles, high-capacity magazines and "military style semi-automatic rifles" like the weapons used in last Friday's attacks on two Christchurch mosques.Mourners lay flowers near the Al Noor mosque ...

Update: NZ imam preparing for emotional Friday prayer

World 03/20/19, 17:35

The Latest on the mosque attacks in New Zealand (all times local):11:30 a.m.An imam says he's expecting thousands of people at an emotional Friday prayer in Christchurch, New Zealand, a week after a gunman killed 42 people at his mosque and 50 people in all.Mourners lay flowers near the Linwood ...

Turkey’s Erdogan triggers spat with Australia, New Zealand

World 03/20/19, 07:06

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, campaigning for votes in local elections this month, has sparked a diplomatic spat with New Zealand and Australia by portraying the Christchurch mosque shooting and a World War I battle as targeting Islam.Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison summoned Turkey's ambassador on Wednesday and demanded that ...

New Zealand holds first funerals for mosque shooting victims

World 03/20/19, 00:22

A father and son who fled the civil war in Syria for "the safest country in the world" were buried before hundreds of mourners Wednesday, the first funerals for victims of shootings at two mosques in New Zealand that horrified a nation known for being welcoming and diverse.The funerals of ...

Update: Father, son are first mosque dead to be buried

World 03/19/19, 19:34

The Latest on the mosque shootings in New Zealand (all times local):1:15 p.m.The first two people to be buried after last week's mosque attacks that killed 50 people are a father and his son.A man pays respects at the Al Noor mosque at a park in Christchurch, New Zealand, Wednesday, ...

Mosque shootings renew fears of terror by lone attackers

U.S. 03/19/19, 15:04

In his manifesto, the white supremacist charged with attacking two New Zealand mosques praised fellow "freedom fighters" as his role models. In reality, all were terrorists — most notable for acting alone.Investigators' growing certainty that a single gunman was responsible for the massacre that claimed 50 lives has renewed attention ...

End of content

No more pages to load