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 ...

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 ...

Prince Harry attends public event as royal baby wait goes on

Entertainment 04/25/19, 09:42

Prince Harry has attended a service commemorating war dead from Australia and New Zealand as he and his wife Meghan await the birth of their first child. Meghan is due to give birth soon, though the couple hasn't revealed the due date or their birth plans. Harry was a last-minute addition to ...

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 ...

Update: FBI assisting in Sri Lanka bomb investigation

World 04/24/19, 00:51

The Latest on the Easter attacks in Sri Lanka (all times local): 10:15 a.m. The U.S. Embassy in Sri Lanka says the FBI is on the ground in the country to help assist its investigation into the Easter suicide bombings that killed 359 people. The embassy said it was part of the support ...

Death toll rises to 359 in Sri Lanka bombings, more arrested

World 04/23/19, 22:44

The death toll from the Easter suicide bombings in Sri Lanka rose to 359 and more suspects have been arrested, police said Wednesday.The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility and released images that purported to show the seven bombers who blew themselves up at three churches and three hotels Sunday ...

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 ...

Shooting at Australia nightclub leaves 1 dead, 1 critical

World 04/13/19, 21:44

A shooting outside a popular Melbourne nightclub in Australia early Sunday left one man dead and another critically wounded, police said.Police are investigating and appealing for anyone with video footage or information to come forward. They believe several people were shot outside the two-story Love Machine club early Sunday but ...

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 ...

Ardern names judge to head royal inquiry into mosque attack

World 04/08/19, 01:07

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has named a sitting Supreme Court justice to head New Zealand's top level investigation into the actions of security agencies and other issues related to the mosque shootings last month in which 50 people were killed.The Royal Commission of Inquiry will look into the gunman's activities ...

Germany: Mosque attack suspect sent money to French group

World 04/04/19, 16:20

The suspected New Zealand mosque gunman sent money to a French far-right group and once bought a ticket to Bavaria's "fairytale castle," German police said Thursday.The Federal Criminal Police Office confirmed that it briefed German lawmakers Wednesday on its investigation into ties the alleged Christchurch mosque attacker had to Germany.The ...

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 ...

Update: 50 murder counts filed on mosque attack suspect

World 04/03/19, 22:30

The Latest on the man charged in the New Zealand mosque attacks (all times local):4:15 p.m.Police say the man accused of the Christchurch mosque attacks will face 50 murder charges and 39 attempted murder charges at his court appearance on Friday.FILE - In this March 15, 2019, file photo, ambulance ...

Man accused of murder in mosque attacks due in court Friday

World 04/03/19, 22:19

The man authorities believe carried out the Christchurch mosque attacks is due to make his second court appearance via video link on Friday, although media photographs won't be allowed and reporting on the proceedings will be severely restricted by New Zealand law.Fifty people died in the March 15 attacks on ...

Police: Man who died backed New Zealand mosque killings

World 04/03/19, 17:33

A man who apparently killed himself during a standoff with New Zealand police had posed a "significant threat" to the community and supported the actions of the man who killed 50 Muslims at two mosques last month, authorities said Wednesday.Police said 54-year-old Artemiy Dubovskiy, also known as Troy, did not ...

New Zealand lawmakers pass initial vote for new gun controls

World 04/02/19, 01:09

New Zealand lawmakers on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly in favor of new gun restrictions during the first stage of a bill they hope to rush into law by the end of next week.The bill would ban the types of weapons a gunman used to kill 50 people at two mosques last ...

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