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New Zealand bans military-style guns in wake of Christchurch terror attack

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern has 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. She said: ‘Every semi-automatic weapon used in the terrorist attack on Friday will be banned.’ Ms Ardern’s announcement comes less…

New Zealand mosque attack: Who were the victims?

They were teachers, engineers and accountants. Some were born in New Zealand, while others had migrated to the Pacific Island decades ago, fleeing conflict or seeking a better life. Many died while trying to protect others, according to family members.   Officials in New Zealand have started releasing some of the names of the 50 Muslim worshippers…

Extraordinary forgiveness of man whose wife was killed in New Zealand...

A disabled man who was caught up in the New Zealand terror attack has forgiven the gunman despite his wife being killed. Wheelchair-using worshipper Farhid Ahmed, 59, survived the slaughter at the Al Noor mosque. In total 50 people were killed last Friday when a shooter opened fire at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.…

Tears of hero Imam who saved lives of countless people in...

Amid all the carnage of Friday’s Christchurch terror attack that claimed 50 lives, there are tails of heroism and acts of bravery. Two people in particular have been credited with helping to save many people – Imam Alabi Lateef, aka Brother Lateef, and Abdul Aziz, aka Eftpos machine hero. They were reunited at a traditional…

Biker gang perform emotional haka in powerful tribute to New Zealand...

Surrounded by mourners for victims of the Christchurch terror attack, this is the powerful moment a New Zealand Māori biker gang perform a haka to honour the dead. It was just one of many groups who have performed the dance for the 50 people who lost their lives on Friday. A steady stream of mourners…

Premier League accused of ‘double standards’ for not holding mosque attack...

Watford and Manchester United players line up in the centre circle for a minute's silence in November 2015The Premier League, English Football League and Football Association have been accused of "double standards" for not holding tributes for 50 people killed in New Zealand's mosque attacks. Six Nations and rugby league games held silences this weekend…

Taxi driver ‘abused by people referencing New Zealand terror attack’

Two people have been arrested after a taxi driver in Rochdale was allegedly racially abused by people referencing the terror attack in New Zealand. A man 33, and woman, 34, were arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated public order offences after the incident in Greater Manchester in the early hours of this morning. Officers said…

British man arrested ‘for supporting New Zealand mosque attack in online...

A man has been detained in Greater Manchester for a social media post that allegedly supports the New Zealand mosque attack. Officers said the 24-year-old from Oldham allegedly made a post making reference and support for the terrible events in Christchurch.​He was detained on suspicion of sending malicious communications. Alleged terrorist Brenton Tarrant (pixelated) appeared…

Trump says he doesn’t see a rise in white nationalism around...

President Donald Trump on Friday told reporters he does not believe we're witnessing a rise in white nationalism around the world when answering questions about a mass shooting at two mosques in New Zealand. Trump was asked, "Do you see today white nationalism a rising threat around the world?" "I don't really. I think it's…

Bangladesh cricketers narrowly dodge New Zealand mosque attack

Bangladesh's national cricket team has narrowly dodged New Zealand's mosque attacks, which have killed at least 49 people. During Friday prayers, attackers entered two mosques in the city of Christchurch and opened fire on worshippers in what has been called the worst attack in New Zealand's history.  Members of the Bangladeshi team were en route…
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