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 ...

Latest: Family of terror plot suspect surprised by arrest

U.S. 04/29/19, 20:48

The Latest on the arrest of an Army vet suspected in a terror plot (all times local): 6:15 p.m. The family of a U.S. Army veteran suspected of plotting terror attacks in California says they're surprised by his arrest. In a statement Monday, the family of Mark Domingo had no further comment about ...

US officials: Army veteran’s plan to bomb Nazi rally stopped

California 04/29/19, 17:36

An Army veteran who converted to Islam and discussed launching various terror attacks throughout Southern California was arrested as he plotted to bomb a white supremacist rally as retribution for the New Zealand mosque attacks, federal prosecutors said Monday. Mark Domingo, an infantryman who served a combat stint in Afghanistan, was ...

New Zealander pleads guilty to sharing mosque shooting video

World 04/26/19, 02:45

A Christchurch businessman has pleaded guilty to sharing a livestream video that was recorded by a gunman last month as he began killing 50 people at two New Zealand mosques.Philip Arps pleaded guilty to two counts of distributing the mosque video and will remain in jail until he's sentenced on ...

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 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 ...

Australia leader plays down terror threat at Gallipoli event

World 04/24/19, 22:34

Australia's prime minister on Thursday played down any potential link between the arrest of a suspected Islamic State group member in Turkey and a World War I battle commemoration attended by hundreds of Australians and New Zealanders at the Gallipoli peninsula.A Syrian national was detained in Tekirdag province before the ...

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 ...

New Zealand and France to call for an end to online terror

Tech 04/24/19, 00:48

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Wednesday that she and French President Emmanuel Macron will host a meeting in Paris next month seeking to eliminate acts of violent extremism and terrorism from being shown online.Ardern said she and Macron will ask world leaders and chief executives of technology companies ...

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 ...

Highlanders beat Blues 24-12 in Super Rugby

World 04/20/19, 04:47

A second-half penalty try helped lift the Highlanders to a 24-12 win over the Blues in Super Rugby on Saturday which avenged the Blues' win in the first meeting of the teams a month ago.The Blues' 33-26 win over the Highlanders in round six was, and remains, their first and ...

Hurricanes escape Sunwolves surprise in Super Rugby

World 04/19/19, 11:32

The Hurricanes avoided a surprise loss at the Sunwolves by scoring 22 unanswered points in the second half to keep in touch with the Super Rugby leaders on Friday.The Hurricanes came back from 23-7 down at halftime in Tokyo to win 29-23 and close the gap on New Zealand conference ...

New Zealand, Red Cross at odds over naming captive nurse

World 04/15/19, 23:34

New Zealand's government did not approve an aid agency's decision to release the name of a New Zealand nurse held captive by the Islamic State group in Syria, the country's foreign minister said Tuesday.Foreign Minister Winston Peters said an International Committee of the Red Cross official's claim to have acted ...

Red Cross, New Zealand hope for info on nurse held in Syria

World 04/14/19, 22:15

New Zealand's foreign minister has confirmed a New Zealand nurse has been held captive by the Islamic State group in Syria for almost six years, information long kept secret for fear her life might be at risk.The status of nurse and midwife Louisa Akavi, now 62, is unknown but her ...

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 ...

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