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Christchurch attack: Al Noor mosque handed back to Muslim community

Leaders and worshippers escorted through cordon by police as life begins to return to normalMuslim community leaders and worshippers have been escorted back to one of two mosques targeted in the New Zealand terror attack.Two groups were taken through the cordon to Masjid Al Noor on Saturday morning, accompanied by a delegation of dignitaries. They received a briefing from officers on the street before being led to the front door where the shooting rampage that killed 50 began. Continue reading.....
Tags: Christchurch shooting, Christchurch, New Zealand, Islam, Religion, The far right

news analysis: New Zealand Confronts an American Export: Mass Shootings

The country’s leaders want a solution, not just the problem, to become a global phenomenon.
Tags: Christchurch, New Zealand, Attack (March 2019, Social Media, Firearms, Muslims and Islam, Facebook Inc, Ardern, Jacinda

Erdoğan praises New Zealand PM after row over mosque attacks

Turkish leader softens tone following controversy over his screening of Christchurch massacre footage at election ralliesThe Turkish president has said the reaction and empathy shown by the New Zealand prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, following the attack on two mosques in Christchurch should be an example to world leaders.In a speech during the meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan also thanked the people and authorities of New Zealand for their sensitivity and...
Tags: Christchurch shooting, Turkey, Christchurch, New Zealand, Asia Pacific, World news, Jacinda Ardern, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

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...
Tags: Christchurch shooting, Christchurch, New Zealand, World news, Asia Pacific

New Zealand attack: Al Noor mosque imam tells world leaders to fight hate speech

Imam Gamil Fouda tells thousands that events leading to last week’s massacre ‘did not come overnight’An imam who survived the terror attack at Al Noor mosque has declared New Zealand “unbreakable” in a sermon attended by thousands in Christchurch on Friday and called on world leaders eliminate hate speech, saying the massacre “did not come overnight”.Speaking from a temporary stage set up in Hagley Park opposite the mosque, which is still surrounded by police tape a week after the attack, Imam G...
Tags: Christchurch shooting, Christchurch, New Zealand

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 mosque shootings: Facebook, Instagram share remembrance message for victims

When Kiwis woke up and went on social media this morning, they could have seen a remembrance message from Facebook and Instagram.Today marks a week since a shooter attacked Muslims in two mosques in Christchurch, killing 50 and... [Author: [email protected]]
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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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Facebook’s AI couldn’t spot mass murder

Facebook has given another update on measures it took and what more it’s doing in the wake of the livestreamed video of a gun massacre by a far right terrorist who killed 50 people in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Earlier this week the company said the video of the slayings had been viewed less than 200 times during the livestream broadcast itself, and about about 4,000 times before it was removed from Facebook — with the stream not reported to Facebook until 12 minutes after it had ...
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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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Facebook to review live-streaming policy after Christchurch shooting

The first user to alert Facebook to grisly footage of the New Zealand terrorist attack clocked in 29 minutes after the video began and 12 minutes after it ended. Had it been flagged while the feed was live, Facebook said early Thursday,... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Facebook, Business, New Zealand, Christchurch

New Zealand’s swift change to gun laws highlights 25 years of US inaction

Sweeping new ban that came just six days after mass shooting in Christchurch is a stark contrast to the political stalemate in the USNew Zealand’s sweeping new ban on a range of semi-automatic rifles and large ammunition magazines, which came just six days after a mass shooting in Christchurch, has been hailed as the “fastest response ever by a government after a tragedy”. Related: Christchurch attacks: New Zealand brings in sweeping gun-law changes Continue reading...
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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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Tourism New Zealand suspends promotion of country overseas; Facebook, YouTube strategy under review

Tourism New Zealand has suspended marketing around the world following the terror attacks in Christchurch as all Government spending on social media platforms is reviewed.Tourism NZ says the ''pause'' is across all marketing platforms.... [Author: [email protected]]
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Matthew Hooton: After Christchurch mosque shootings, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's moment has come

COMMENT: For the Prime Minister, it is as if all her past life has been but a preparation for this hour and for this trial.In the last week Jacinda Ardern has demonstrated the empathy of Ronald Reagan after the Challenger disaster... [Author: [email protected]]
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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.> > -...
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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?
Tags: News, New Zealand, Christchurch

New Zealand Just Banned Military-Style Weapons, Putting The U.S. To Shame

Less than a week after a white nationalist gunman opened fire at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, killing 50 people, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced that the country had banned military-style semi-automatic weapons and assault rifles and has set up a buyback program. Both the coalition government and the center-right opposition party supported the move."I strongly believe that the vast majority of legitimate gun owners in New Zealand will understand that these moves are in the ...
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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 – -( 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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Reading vigil to honour victims of New Zealand attack

The vigil has been organised to honour the victims of those killed in the Christchurch mosque shooting in Christchurch [Author: James Aldridge]
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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...
Tags: World news, Asia Pacific, New Zealand, Christchurch, Dunedin, Forsyth Barr Stadium, Christchurch shooting

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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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.
Tags: Asia, News, New Zealand, Christchurch

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.
Tags: Asia, News, Christchurch, Christchuch New Zealand

Christchurch shootings: 'Bad actors' helped attack videos spread online

Edited clips were continually uploaded to help defeat automatic detection systems, says Facebook
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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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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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New Zealand bans 'military-style' guns after mosque attacks

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.
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