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New Zealand police charge mosque attacker with terrorism

CHRISTCHURCH: The man accused of killing 51 people in the Christchurch mosques attack has been charged with terrorism, New Zealand police have said. Brenton Tarrant was charged with “engaging in a terrorist act”, police said in a statement on Tuesday. He is already facing charges of murder and 40 of ...

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New Zealand offers residency to families of mosque victims

WELLINGTON: New Zealand opened a two-year window for people directly affected by the Christchurch terror attacks to apply to stay permanently in the country. The special visa category “recognises the impact of the tragedy on the lives of those most affected, and gives people currently on temporary and resident visas ...

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Social media executives face jail under ‘world first’ Australian laws

SYDNEY: Social media executives risk jail for failing to take down violent extremist content quickly, under controversial laws passed in Australia Thursday – a “world first” in the wake of the Christchurch mosques massacre. Lawmakers voted overwhelmingly in favour of the laws, which hold firms like Facebook and YouTube – ...

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Man accused of Christchurch attacks to face 50 murder charges

CHRISTCHURCH: The suspect in the attack, identified as 28-year-old Australian national Brenton Tarrant, was earlier detained and has since then been charged with murder and put into custody. The man accused of being behind the Christchurch mosque attacks will face 50 murder charges and 39 attempted murder charges Friday, the New Zealand ...

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Jim Carrey blames Trump for New Zealand massacre

HOLLYWOOD: Jim Carrey has a history of criticising Donald Trump’s presidency – but his latest effort might just be his harshest yet. Carrey posted a drawing on his Twitter account blaming Trump for the massacres at the two Christchurch mosques in New Zealand. The Mask actor posted a drawing on ...

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PM Jacinda Arden announces to broadcast Azaan on Friday

CHRISTCHURCH: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden said the nation will observe a two-minute silence in memory of the Christchurch martyrs and that they will broadcast Azaan (the call to prayer) on Friday in solidarity with the Muslim community. Speaking to media on her second visit to Christchurch Arden said, ...

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World leaders condemn Christchurch mosque attacks

LONDON: The word leaders have expressed their solidarity with New Zealand after mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch that killed nearly 50 people on Friday morning. New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the events in Christchurch represented “an extraordinary and unprecedented act of violence” and called it “one of New ...

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