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Christchurch marks anniversary of mosque shootings

03 March, 2020 4:49 pm 4:49 pm

CHRISTCHURCH (AP) – People in the New Zealand city of Christchurch honoured the 51 worshipers who were killed in a mass shooting a year ago in small but poignant ways on Sunday, after a planned national memorial event was cancelled due to fears it might spread the new coronavirus. Outside the Al Noor mosque, dozens … Read More

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Jamieson takes five as New Zealand rock India in Christchurch

02 February, 2020 10:40 pm 10:40 pm

CHRISTCHURCH (Reuters) – Seamer Kyle Jamieson took five for 45 as New Zealand dismissed India for 242 after tea on day one of the second and final test on Saturday before consolidating their advantage by reaching the close of play on 63 without loss. Playing only his second test after making his debut in the … Read More

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Prince William visits NZ mosques attacked by gunman, meets survivors

04 April, 2019 8:31 am 8:31 am

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – Extremist ideology must be defeated, Britain’s Prince William said during a visit to a New Zealand mosque on Friday where dozens were killed in a mass shooting last month after earlier meeting survivors of the massacre. William, the Duke of Cambridge, spoke at Al Noor mosque in the South Island city of … Read More

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New Zealand votes to amend gun laws after Christchurch attack

04 April, 2019 11:03 am 11:03 am

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – Lawmakers in New Zealand voted almost unanimously on Wednesday to change gun laws, less than a month after its worst peacetime mass shooting, in which 50 people were killed in attacks on two mosques in Christchurch. Parliament passed the gun reform bill, the first substantial changes to New Zealand’s gun laws in … Read More

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Christchurch attacks: New Zealand inquiry to report back by end of year

04 April, 2019 8:36 pm 8:36 pm

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand’s Royal Commission inquiry into deadly shooting attacks on two Christchurch mosques would report back to the government by December 10, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday. The inquiry would look into the suspected gunman’s activities, use of social media and international connections, as well as whether there … Read More

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Silent crowd listens to mosque victims’ names at New Zealand memorial

03 March, 2019 8:05 am 8:05 am

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (Reuters) – Thousands stood in silence in a Christchurch park on Friday as the names of 50 people shot dead in two mosques were read out at a national memorial service, with speakers calling for the legacy of the tragedy to be a kinder, more tolerant New Zealand. Dozens of representatives of … Read More

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Facebook bans white nationalism, white separatism on its platforms

03 March, 2019 5:02 pm 5:02 pm

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc banned praise, support and representation of white nationalism and white separatism, a move that drew qualified approval from New Zealand where a massacre of 50 people in mosques was live streamed earlier this month. Civil rights groups have said social media giants have failed to confront extremism and that was under … Read More

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Christchurch victim martyred Areeb laid to rest in Karachi

03 March, 2019 3:27 pm 3:27 pm

KARACHI (92 News) – Areeb, who martyred in the Christchurch attack, was laid to rest in Karachi on Monday. Funeral prayers for Areeb were offered at Sangam Ground Karachi. Thousands of people, including Khawaja Izhar, Amir Khan, Sindh former governor Muhammad Zubair, attended the funeral. He will be buried in Sakhi Hassan graveyard. Earlier, moving … Read More

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New Zealand PM announces royal commission inquiry into Christchurch attack

03 March, 2019 10:40 am 10:40 am

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced on Monday a royal commission, a powerful form of public inquiry, into the events leading up to a March 15 attack on two mosques in Christchurch that killed 50 people. “It is important that no stone is left unturned to get to the bottom of … Read More

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We are one, says PM Ardern as NZ mourns with prayers, silence

03 March, 2019 8:32 am 8:32 am

CHRISTCHURCH (Reuters) – In New Zealand, Jumma prayer was broadcast live on State Radio and Television across the country to express solidarity with those martyred in terrorist attack in Christchurch last Friday. The Muslim call to prayer rang out over Christchurch and around New Zealand on Friday, as thousands gathered to remember the 50 people … Read More

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New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern vows to never speak Christchurch killer’...

03 March, 2019 9:07 am 9:07 am

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand – New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern vowed Tuesday never to utter the name of the twin-mosque gunman as she opened a sombre session of parliament with an evocative “assalaam alaikum” message of peace to Muslims, reported AFP. “He will face the full force of the law in New Zealand,” Ardern promised … Read More

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50 martyred as gunman opens fire at mosque in NZ

03 March, 2019 1:50 pm 1:50 pm

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – In New Zealand, at least 50 people were martyred and more than dozens injured when a gunman opened fire in a mosque in Christ Church city on Friday morning as Bangladesh cricket team safe in vicinity of shooting. New Zealand police were hunting an active shooter in the center of Christchurch city … Read More

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Christchurch 3rd Test between Bangladesh, NZ cancelled after terror attack

03 March, 2019 1:02 pm 1:02 pm

WELLINGTON (92 News) – The third Test match between New Zealand (NZ) and Bangladesh scheduled to begin on Saturday has been cancelled after tragic terrorist attack on Christchurch mosque in NZ. It is pertinent to mention here that the Bangladesh cricket team had a narrow escape from a mass shooting at a mosque in Christchurch. … Read More

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PM strongly condemns Christchurch terrorist attack on mosques

03 March, 2019 12:12 pm 12:12 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan strongly condemned the Christchurch terrorist attack on Friday at a New Zealand mosque that left 40 dead and 20 injured. The prime minister took his Twitter to express his regret over the incident while offering prayers to the families of those affected and the ones parted. … Read More