Colbert postpones visit to New Zealand after attack

Entertainment 03/19/19, 11:05

Talk show host Stephen Colbert has postponed what was supposed to be a surprise visit to New Zealand following the terrorist attack in Christchurch that killed 50 people.Colbert's "Late Show," the top-rated American late-night show, said that he was supposed to travel to New Zealand on Wednesday for a week ...

Christchurch harbored white supremacists before massacre

World 03/19/19, 05:33

The leafy New Zealand city where a self-proclaimed racist fatally shot 50 people at mosques during Friday prayers is known for its picturesque meandering river and English heritage. For decades, Christchurch has also been the center of the country's small but persistent white supremacist movement.An expert on such fringe groups ...

Brother’s teasing before NZ mosque shooting proved prophetic

World 03/19/19, 01:28

She wonders now if that moment was a prophecy, if her brother somehow knew it was the last time they'd see each other. Or maybe he was just teasing her, like he always did. But whatever the whole thing meant, Aya al-Umari likes to believe it was her brother's way ...

Ardern vows to deny accused mosque gunman notoriety he seeks

World 03/18/19, 21:00

The white supremacist accused of gunning down 50 people at two mosques in New Zealand has dismissed his lawyer and opted to represent himself at trial, prompting the prime minister to declare Tuesday that she would do everything in her power to deny him a platform for his racist views. "I ...

New Zealand’s darkest day: 36 minutes of terror

World 03/18/19, 15:41

On March 15, New Zealand changed. Some are calling it a loss of innocence, a reminder that distance doesn't bring protection against violence. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has vowed to change gun laws and investigate what went wrong. This is how 36 minutes of terror unfolded, according to witness accounts ...

Stories of the victims of the New Zealand mosque attack

World 03/18/19, 01:31

Fifty people were killed in a terror attack at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday. Some information on the victims who were lost:HUSNA AHMEDFarid Ahmed refuses to turn his back on his adopted home, despite losing his 45-year-old wife, Husna Ahmed, in the Al Noor mosque attack. They ...

Update: Police raid homes in Australia to aid NZ probe

World 03/17/19, 20:53

The Latest on the mosque shootings in New Zealand (all times local): 2:40 p.m. Australian police have raided two homes in New South Wales state as part of the investigation into the New Zealand mosque shootings. Australian Brenton Tarrant has been charged with murder over the shootings in Christchurch on Friday. Police said in ...

Canceled Crusaders match overshadows Super Rugby’s 5th round

Sports 03/17/19, 20:24

One match that wasn't played carried more significance than five that were in the fifth round of Super Rugby.The scheduled match between the Crusaders and Highlanders in Dunedin was canceled on Saturday by joint agreement in a mark of respect for victims of a mass shooting the previous day in ...

Families of Christchurch dead in agonizing wait for burials

World 03/17/19, 20:03

Families of the 50 people killed in the Christchurch mosque shootings are enduring an increasingly agonizing wait for the bodies of victims to be released as New Zealand reels from the unprecedented tragedy. Three days after Friday's attack, New Zealand's deadliest shooting in modern history, relatives were anxiously waiting for word ...

New Zealand citizens open to gun reform after massacre

World 03/17/19, 08:24

The New Zealand leader's promise of tightened gun laws in the wake of the Christchurch mosque shootings has been widely welcomed by a stunned population.Prime Minister Jacinta Ardern said her Cabinet will consider the details of the changes on Monday. She has said options include a ban on private ownership ...

Toddler with an old soul: Young victim of NZ attack mourned

World 03/17/19, 06:06

He spent just three years on this earth, but in some ways, a friend said, he seemed like an old soul. Before he became the youngest known victim of Christchurch's mass shooting, 3-year-old Mucaad Ibrahim had possessed an intelligence beyond his years, and an affinity for his elders.But on Friday, ...

After massacre, New Zealand leader shows resolve, empathy

World 03/17/19, 04:08

The attributes that helped Jacinda Ardern rise to become New Zealand's leader at age 37 include her optimistic outlook and bright personality. And she became an inspiration to working women around the world last year when she gave birth to a daughter, Neve. But the prime minister is now displaying other ...

Students look to love at New Zealand school hit by tragedy

World 03/17/19, 02:58

Three students from Cashmere High School were at the Al Noor Mosque for Friday prayers when an attacker burst in as part of a rampage that left 50 dead across the New Zealand city of Christchurch. When classes resume Monday, none will be there.Two of the students are presumed dead ...

Despite its peace, Christchurch painfully used to trauma

World 03/17/19, 01:31

Ahmed Tani settled in Christchurch as a refugee in 1999. After his escape from civil war in Somalia, the New Zealand city seemed a place of peace, a haven.Christchurch was more than just physically distant from the bitter strife he had previously known. With its leafy streets, vibrant gardens and ...

Canceled Crusaders match overshadows Super Rugby’s 5th round

Sports 03/17/19, 00:19

One match that wasn't played carried more significance than five that were in the fifth round of Super Rugby.The scheduled match between the Crusaders and Highlanders in Dunedin was canceled on Saturday by joint agreement in a mark of respect for victims of a horrific mass shootings the previous day ...

New Zealand digs graves as mosque massacre toll rises to 50

World 03/17/19, 00:08

Anguished relatives were anxiously waiting Sunday for authorities to release the remains of those who were killed in massacres at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch, while police announced the death toll from the racist attacks had risen to 50.Islamic law calls for bodies to be cleansed ...

Update: Pakistan says 9 nationals killed in NZ attack

World 03/16/19, 23:41

The Latest on shootings at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand (all times local):5:35 p.m.Pakistan's foreign ministry spokesman says three more Pakistanis have been identified among those killed in the attacks on two mosques in New Zealand. That brings the number of Pakistanis killed to nine.Friends of a missing man grieve ...

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