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Jacinda Ardern tells Christchurch service 'New Zealand mourns with you' – as it happened

Thousands gather in Christchurch for Friday prayers outside Hagley mosque as imam says those who died were ‘the best of us’‘Broken-hearted but not broken’: imam’s speech in fullWe shall speak their names: those who died in the mosque shootings 4.32am GMT We’re going to wrap up the blog for the day. Thank you for reading.Our full story is here. Related: New Zealand attack: Al Noor mosque imam tells world leaders to fight hate speech 4.14am GMT There are three major community-led vigils...
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More NSW voters want tighter gun laws in wake of Christchurch shooting

New polling shows support for stricter gun control, as Shooters hope for balance of power after NSW electionNew polling suggests a rise in the number of voters who believe Australia’s gun laws need tightening in the wake of the Christchurch terrorist attack.New Zealand’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, announced sweeping and immediate changes to the country’s gun laws on Thursday, including a ban on firearms used in the deadly Christchurch shooting and the introduction of a buyback scheme. Conti...
Tags: Gun control, New South Wales election 2019, New South Wales politics, Christchurch shooting, Australian politics, Jacinda Ardern, Liberal party, Labor party, Australia news, New Zealand, Christchurch


Jacinda Ardern tells Christchurch service 'New Zealand mourns with you' – live

Thousands gather in Christchurch for Friday prayers outside Hagley mosque as imam says those who died were ‘the best of us’‘Broken-hearted but not broken’: imam’s speech in fullWe shall speak their names: those who died in the mosque shootings 2.15am GMT An Australian national security official says security agencies are increasing their “scrutiny and pressure” on white supremacists after the New Zealand mosque attack.Home Affairs Department chief executive Mike Pezzullo told a Senate commit...
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Jacinda Ardern arrives in Christchurch to mark week since New Zealand shooting – live

Two-minute silence will be held as thousands are expected to gather in Christchurch for Friday prayers outside Hagley mosque 12.10am GMT Clarke Gayford, Jacinda Ardern’s partner, tweeted overnight that the couple’s daughter Neve had her “9 month birthday”. He said that “her mum got her the gift of having a safer country to grow up in”, a reference to the gun control laws Ardern announced yesterday.For her 9 month birthday today we received the gift of crawling. While her mum got her the gift...
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Christchurch shootings: New Zealand to broadcast call to prayer

New Zealand holds a national day of reflection to mark a week since the Christchurch mosque attacks.
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6 Days Later, New Zealand Plans New Gun Laws. Here’s How Other Countries Reacted to Shootings.

New Zealand’s prime minister made the announcement less than a week after the Christchurch massacre. Mass shootings have also had a mobilizing effect in Australia, Britain, Canada and Germany.
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Compare and contrast

How New Zealand handles one mass shooting: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand on Thursday announced a national ban on all military-style semiautomatic weapons, all high-capacity ammunition magazines and all parts that allow weapons to be modified into the kinds of guns used to kill 50 people at two mosques in Christchurch last week. “What we’re banning today are the things used in last Friday’s attack,” she said, adding: “It’s about all of us, it’s in the national interest and it’s ab...
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Sanders: ‘We Must Follow New Zealand’s Lead’ on Assault-Rifle Ban

Senator Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) on Thursday praised New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern for immediately banning military-style semi-automatic weapons in response to the Christchurch mosque shootings, and suggested the executive action should serve as a blueprint for the U.S.> This is what real action to stop gun violence looks like. We must follow New Zealand's lead, take on the NRA and ban the sale and distribution of assault weapons in the United States. https://t.co/lSAisDG9Ur> > -...
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Christchurch shootings: How the haka unifies New Zealand in mourning

What does the Maori haka dance mean, and how is it linked to mourning the Christchurch victims?
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Kiwis Rush to NZ Gun Shops in Anticipation of New Gun Laws

Opinion While some New Zealanders are turning in guns to police, others are rushing to gun shops to buy semi-auto rifles in anticipation of new gun control laws. (Dave Workman) USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Instead of rushing to turn in their guns in the aftermath of the double mosque attacks in Christchurch, reports from New Zealand indicate that many of the island nation’s citizens are actually rushing to gun stores in the anticipation of a ban that might be coming from Prime Minister Jacinda Ard...
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Thousands attend vigil in Dunedin for victims of Christchurch attack

Mixed emotions in city where gunman who killed 50 lived for two yearsMore than 18,000 people have attended a candlelit vigil for victims of the Christchurch terrorist attack in the New Zealand city of Dunedin, where the gunman lived for two years.Many of those in attendance at the Forsyth Barr Stadium, which is usually used for games of rugby and rock concerts, were students, who have been a constant presence outside the city’s sole mosque since last Friday, laying flowers and leaving notes of c...
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Assault rifles to be banned in New Zealand

All military-style semi-automatic weapons, assault rifles and high-capacity magazines will be banned in New Zealand following the mass shootings at two Christchurch mosques that killed 50 people, New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced.
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Christchurch footage shows suspect fired at people from car

Footage obtained from a hotel security camera shows the suspected shooter in Christchuch, New Zealand, fired at people in the street.
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An illustration has become a symbol of resilience after the Christchurch terror attack

At first sight, it looks like a silver fern, the traditional emblem of New Zealand. But a closer look reveals the frond of the fern is formed by 50 silhouettes of Muslims in various stages of prayer.
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Erdogan airs mosque gunman video ahead visit by NZ minister

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s president has again screened clips of a video taken by the Christchurch mosque gunman, a day before the foreign minister of New Zealand, which is trying to stop its use, is due to visit Turkey. Erdogan broadcast the video at an election rally Thursday in Eskisehir, central Turkey, to criticize […]
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Six Days After Mosque Massacre, NZ Bans ‘Military-Style’ Guns, Starts Buyback

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Thursday announced a ban of “military-style” semi-automatic firearms and high-capacity magazines like those used in the shootings at Christchurch mosques last week. Ardern said a sales ban was effective immediately to prevent stockpiling and would be followed by a complete ban on the weapons after new laws were rushed through. She said people could hand over their guns under an amnesty while officials develop a form...
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New Zealand Bans Military-Style Guns After Mosque Attack

New Zealand announced the ban just six days after these weapons were used in the Christchurch mosque massacre.
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Facebook reviews live stream policy after Christchurch attack

Site says recently live streams are prioritised for review only when flagged for suicideFacebook has released more details of its response to the Christchurch terrorist attack, saying it did not deal with the attacker’s live stream as quickly as it could have because it was not reported as a video of suicide.The company said streams that were flagged by users while live were prioritised for accelerated review, as were any recently live streams that were reported for suicide content. Continue rea...
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Christchurch shootings: New Zealand to ban military style weapons

PM Jacinda Ardern says gun owners must hand in affected weapons, in a bid to prevent mass shootings.
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Assault rifles to be banned, says New Zealand Prime Minister

All military-style semi-automatic weapons, assault rifles and high-capacity magazines will be banned in New Zealand following the mass shootings at two Christchurch mosques that killed 50 people, New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced on Thursday.
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Assault rifles to be banned in New Zealand in aftermath of massacre, Prime Minister announces

All military-style semi-automatic weapons, assault rifles and high-capacity magazines will be banned in New Zealand following the mass shootings at two Christchurch mosques that killed 50 people, New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced.
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Assault rifles to be banned, New Zealand Prime Minister says

All military-style semi-automatic weapons, assault rifles and high-capacity magazines will be banned in New Zealand following the mass shootings at two Christchurch mosques that killed 50 people, New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced on Thursday.
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New Zealand Prime Minister announces immediate ban on all assault weapons

New Zealand will ban military-style semi-automatic and assault rifles under tough new gun laws following the killing of 50 people in the country's worst mass shooting, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Thursday. In the immediate aftermath of Friday's shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, Ms Ardern labelled the attack as terrorism and said New Zealand's gun laws would change. "On 15 March our history changed forever. Now, our laws will too. We are announcing action today on be...
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Christchurch mosque shootings: New Zealand to ban military style weapons

The prime minister said the gun laws had to change after a man killed 50 people at two mosques.
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Assault rifles to be banned New Zealand in aftermath of massacre, Prime Minister announces

All military-style semi-automatic weapons, assault rifles and high-capacity magazines will be banned in New Zealand following the mass shootings at two Christchurch mosques that killed 50 people, New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced.
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After Mosque Attacks, New Zealand Banning ‘Military-Style’ Guns

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced an immediate ban on sales of “military-style” semi-automatic and automatic weapons like the ones used in the attacks on two mosques in Christchurch that killed 50 worshippers.
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Christchurch shootings: New Zealand to ban military style weapons, says PM

The country's gun laws have been in the spotlight since a gunman killed 50 people at two mosques last Friday.
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Explainer: how are New Zealand's gun laws changing?

A quick guide to the gun reforms announced by prime minister Jacinda ArdernJacinda Ardern bans all military-style semi-automatic guns – updatesThe following is the text of the statement from the New Zealand government on what the changes to the country’s gun laws will mean:1. What semi-automatic firearms will be affected by the ban? Continue reading...
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New Zealand PM announces ban on all assault rifles following Christchurch massacre

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said that all military-style semi-automatic weapons, assault rifles and high-capacity magazines will be banned in the country following the mass shootings at two Christchurch mosques that killed 50 people.
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New Zealand bans all assault weapons after mosque shootings, prime minister says

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.
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