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    Earlier in the day, mass shootings took place at two mosques in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand, leaving at least 50 people killed and 48 more injured.

    According to the New Zealand police, three men and 1 woman are in custody following the shootings at 2 mosques in Christchurch. Police have found and secured improvised explosive devices amid the mosque attacks.

    Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison stated that the shooter in the Christchurch mosque attack was an Australian citizen, describing the suspect as an "extremist, right-wing, violent terrorist."

    As reported by New Zealand Herald, the shooter in New Zealand's Christchurch wrote a 73-page manifesto about his plans. The individual wrote "it is a terrorist attack" in his manifesto, the media outlet reported.

    At least 50 people have been confirmed killed as a result of shootings at three locations in New Zealand's east coast city of Christchurch, with two of them being mosques, with police urging mosques across the country to shut their doors shotly after the attack.

    READ MORE: New Zealand Mosque Gunman 'Brenton Tarrant' Livestreamed Entire Shooting

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    • 09:51

      New Zealand Rifle Club 'Shocked' as Former Member Faces Murder Charge Over Mosque Attack

      The vice-president of New Zealand's Bruce Rifle Club, where Australian national Brenton Harrison Tarrant, charged with murder in wake of recent fatal shootings in two mosques, used to train, said that he was "shocked" and could never imagine Tarrant, who looked like a "regular guy," was able to do "such a terrible thing."

      "I ran into him [Tarrant] three or four times and he seemed fine, nothing out of the ordinary. Who would have thought? I am just shocked, stunned, dismayed. Just can't imagine he could do such a terrible thing," Scott Williams, the vice-president of the club, told New Zealand's Newsroom website.

      According to the website, Tarrant joined the Bruce Rifle Club, located in the region of Otago, to the south of Dunedin, where he resided, in early 2018. He reportedly mentioned his training in the manifesto, which he posted online ahead of the attacks in order to describe his intentions.

      Tarrant followed all the rules, and his handling of the firearms was good, the outlet added.

      Williamson also said that Tarrant used to look like a "regular guy".

      "We scrutinize our members obviously, but in relation to the basic rules of the arms code and how they handle firearms and follow the rules. We do not scrutinize them to assess if they are white supremacist nationalists because as far as we knew, we didn't have those types in NZ [New Zealand]," Williamson added.

    • 06:51

      Sydney Opera House to Display the Silver Fem of New Zealand

      The Silver Fern of New Zealand will be displayed on Sydney Opera House tonight as a symbol of solidarity, support and respect for the people of New Zealand. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those impacted by the tragic events in Christchurch",  the Premier of New South Wales Gladys Berejiklian said Saturday.

    • 06:46

      Former Employer Says Suspected Christchurch Shooter Seemed 'Normal' - Reports

      Brenton Tarrant who was charged with murder in connection with the massacre at two New Zealand mosques that left 50 people dead, appeared to be a "relatively normal" person, a former employer told Australia's Nine News broadcaster.

      Gym manager Tracey Gray said Tarrant worked for her for several years in the northern New South Wales town of Grafton in the late 2000s.

      "He was (as) normal as one person to the next [...] He never showed any extremes of extremist views or any crazy behavior", Gram was quoted as saying by the Nine News. Gray suggested that Tarrant could have been radicalized during a trip to Europe and Asia in the early 2010s. "I can't believe that someone I had daily dealings with would be capable of something this extreme", she said, quoted by the Nine News.

    • 06:23

      Imam of Attacked Christchurch Mosque Says 'We Still Love This Country'

      An imam, Ibrahim Abdul Halim, was leading prayers at a Christchurch mosque when a shooter attacked Friday his congregation said Saturday that the Muslim community's love for New Zealand would not be shaken by the attacks, AFP Reported. "We still love this country", Halim said, stressing that extremists would "never ever touch our confidence".

    • 06:01

      New Zealand to Ban Semi-Automatic Weapons - Reports

      New Zealand Attorney-General David Parker said Saturday the Government would ban semi-automatic rifles, the New Zealand Herald reported.

      “There is a dimming of enlightenment in many parts of the world”, Parker was quoted as saying by the Herald. “How can it be right for this atrocity to be filmed by the murderer using a go-pro and live-streamed across the world by social media companies? [...] How can that be right? Who should be held accountable for that?” Parker said, warning of a global rise of extremism.

      People in attendance at a vigil at Auckland's Aotea Square reportedly cheered loudly when Attorney-General said the Government would ban semi-automatic rifles.

      Earlier in the day, the country's prime minister vowed to alter New Zealand's gun laws.

    • 05:46

      New Zealand PM Says Mosque Shooting Suspect Planned to Continue Attacks When He Was Arrested

      Jacinda Ardern said Saturday that the suspected Christchurch gunman planned to continue the attack when he was arrested.

      "The offender was mobile, there were two other firearms in the vehicle that the offender was in, and it absolutely was his intention to continue with his attack", Ardern told reporters in Christchurch. The gunman, identified as Brenton Harrison Tarrant, 28, an Australian citizen, has been charged with murder. Ardern stressed that further charges are likely.

    • 05:41

      Ardern Updates on Christchurch Mosques Shooting

      Speaking at a press conference on Saturday, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said that 39 people remain in hospital and 11 still in the intensive care unit.

    • 04:58

      New Zealand PM Vows to Alter Country's Gun Legislation

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      New Zealand PM Vows to Change Gun Legislation After Christchurch Mosque Massacre

      MOSCOW (Sputnik) - New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said that the country's firearms regulations would change following the violent attacks on two mosques in the city of Christchurch.
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    • 04:11

      Super Rugby Match Between Highlanders, Crusaders Cancelled in New Zealand After Mosque Massacre - Reports

      New Zealand Rugby said the decision to cancel the match in Dunedin, some 360 kilometres south of Christchurch, had been made after consultations with both teams, police and local authorities, according to Reuters. The nine-times Super Rugby champion Crusaders are based in Christchurch.

    • 03:19

      Patient Status Update From Christchurch Terror Attack With Canterbury DHB Chief Executive, Chief of Surgery

      According to the New Zealand Herald media outlet, David Meates, Canterbury District Health Board (DHB) Chief Executive, said Friday's attack was "hard to fathom". "As reality sets in for those directly affected [...] We know people will need a lot of help with their mental well-being", Meates said Saturday as quoted by Herald. Meates also said those needing counselling could access free help by calling or texting 1737. "There will be trained counsellors available when you need them", he said, quoted by the Herald.

      Chief of surgery Greg Robertson said Saturday, quoted by the Herald, 39 patients remained in Christchurch Hospital with injuries from Friday's attack. A majority of those patients were male, and in the age range of 30-40.

      Accroding to the Herald, seven patients had been discharged from hospital. A 4-year-old girl was reportedly transferred from Christchurch Hospital this morning and was now being treated in Auckland's Starship Hospital. Two other children - both boys - were among those injured. Both were in a stable condition, according to the Herald.

    • 02:32

      Christchurch Mosque Shootings Death Toll Hits 50, Saudi Citizen Dies in Hospital - Riyadh

      The Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister has said that an injured Saudi citizen had died in New Zealand's Hospital after the Friday's deadly attack on 2 Mosques in the city of Christchurch.

    • 01:05

      Stranger Attempted to Enter Court to Stab Christchurch Suspect During Appearance - Reports

      A member of the local public, who was denied entry to Christchurch District Court, said he wanted to get in and "knife" the man accused of massacre. He has showed a knife he had brought to court, according to the Herald media outlet.

    • 00:58

      US Not Aware of Any Threats Connected to New Zealand Mosques Massacre - DHS Secretary

      US Department of Homeland Security

      US Not Aware of Any Threats Connected to New Zealand Mosques Massacre

      WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US officials have no indication of threats against Muslims in the United States or any connections between terrorists who killed 49 people at two mosques in New Zealand, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said in a press release on Friday.
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    • 00:54

      Nearly $1 Million Donated to New Zealand Shooting Victims – Report

      Police block the road near the shooting at a mosque in Linwood, Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday

      Nearly $1 Million Donated to New Zealand Shooting Victims – Report

      Vigils across New Zealand and the UK are being held in honor of the mosque shootings victims.
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    • 00:35

      UN Security Council Condemns Terror Attack in New Zealand

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      UN Security Council Condemns in 'Strongest Terms' Terror Attack in New Zealand

      UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) – The United Nations Security Council condemns in the strongest terms the terrorist attack at two mosques in New Zealand in which at least 49 people were killed, the envoy for France, which currently holds the council's rotating presidency, said on Friday.
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    • 00:15

      NZ PM Ardern Says Christchurch Shooter Travelled Around World

      New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Saturday the suspect in the Christchurch shooting travelled around the world and was not a long-term resident in the country.

      "I would not describe him as a long-term resident", she said. Ardern added the suspect was not on the watch list in New Zealand or Australia.

    • 23:48

      Turkish Senior Officials to Visit New Zealand After Mosques Attack

      Turkish Vice-President Fuat Oktay and Foreign Minister Mevlut Chavusoglu will pay a visit to New Zealand to express solidarity.

      "H. E. Mr. Fuat Oktay, Vice-President and H.E. Mr. Mevlut Cavusoglu, Minister of Foreign Affairs will be traveling to New Zealand, upon the instruction of our President, in order to convey the condolences of our President on the terrorist attacks that targeted two mosques today in Christchurch", Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Friday. During the visit, Oktay and Cavusoglu will emphasize the two countries "common resolve against Islamophobia and xenophobia" in solidarity with New Zealand after this "heinous" terror attack.

    • 23:41

      New Zealand PM Says Mosque Attacker Had Gun Licence

      New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Saturday during a speech that the suspect gunmen who opened fire at two mosques in the city of Christchurch on Friday, killing 49 people, had a gun license. Ardern vowed to conduct a thourough investigation into the matter and make reforms on guns control.

      "The offender was in possession of a gun licence. I'm advised that this was acquired in November of 2017", Ardern said. "I can tell you one thing right now, our gun laws will change".

    • 22:59

      Trump Offers New Zealand Help in Aftermath of Mosque Massacre

      The United States is ready to assist New Zealand in the aftermath of a massacre at two mosques during Friday prayers in which at least 49 people were killed, President Donald Trump told Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Friday.

    • 21:57

      Theresa May Expresses Condolences, Comments on Deadly Attack (VIDEO)

    • 21:23

      CNN Host's Attempt to Tie Trump to NZ Mosque Shooting Causes Outrage Online

      CNN host John Berman and former Department of Homeland Security assistant secretary Juliette Kayyem discuss Trump's alleged influence on the Christchurch massacre.

      CNN Host's Attempt to Tie Trump to NZ Mosque Shooting Causes Outrage Online

      At least 49 people were killed and 48 more injured following a deadly shooting attack at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand during Friday prayer. On the basis of a manifesto posted by one of the suspected shooters, police believe the attack was carried out by individuals motivated by white supremacist ideology.
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    • 20:40

      Palestinians Among Victims of New Zealand Shootings - Reports

      Preliminary information shows that at least one Palestinian was killed and several others were injured during a mass shooting in two mosques in New Zealand, WAFA reported, citing Palestine's ambassador to Australia and New Zealand. Ambassador Izzat Abdulhadi told the news agency the Palestinian Embassy was in contact with the authorities in New Zealand to obtain official information on the Palestinian casualties.

    • 20:13

      Chinese President Expresses Condolences Following New Zealand Shootings

      "On behalf of all the Chinese people, the Chinese government and myself, I would like to express my deepest sincere condolences to the people and government of New Zealand. We mourn the victims and wish a speedy recovery to those injured," Xi wrote in his telegram to Governor-General of New Zealand Patsy Reddy, as quoted in the statement.

      The Chinese leader also said that he was shocked to hear of such a terrible incident.

      In turn, Chinese Premier of the State Council Li Keqiang and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi also offered their condolences to New Zealand.

    • 20:12

      Two Saudi Citizens Injured in Christchurch Shootings – Embassy

      "The embassy expresses its sorrow and sadness over the deplorable terrorist attack that happened today in Christchurch and wants to inform about the two injured Saudi nationals currently in hospital. They are provided with psychological assistance and support from the embassy staff," the embassy said on Twitter.

    • 19:52

      Melania Trump Expresses Condolences Over Shooting

    • 19:09

      UN Secretary-General Condemns Christchurch Twin Shooting, Expresses Condolences

    • 17:58

      New York State Boosts Police Presence Near Mosques After New Zealand Attack – Governor

      New York State Police will increase its patrols near mosques and houses of worship following the massacre at two mosques in New Zealand that left at least 49 people dead, Governor Andrew Cuomo said in a statement on Friday.

      "As a precaution, I have directed State Police to increase patrols around mosques and houses of worship across the state," Cuomo said.

      The governor offered his condolences to New Zealand and the victims' families, and reaffirmed New York's support for the Muslim community in the wake of violence stemming from Islamophobia.

       

    • 17:05

      Secretary General of Islamic Cooperation Organization Condemns Christchurch Shootings

      Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Yousef Al-Othaimeen condemned on Friday the two mosque mass shootings that occurred in Christchurch, New Zealand earlier in the day.

    • 16:56

      Israel, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran and Indonesia Condemn Terrorist Attack in New Zealand

      The governments of Israel, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran and Indonesia have condemned the terrorist attack in Christchurch, New Zealand, in which at least 49 people were killed and dozens others were left wounded.

       

       

       

    • 16:44

      Former US President Obama Expresses Condolences to New Zealand Following Mosque Attacks

    • 16:43

      Indian PM Narendra Modi Condemns Christchurch Attack

      Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a letter to the New Zealand PM on the Christchurch attack, said that he "stressed India's strong condemnation of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, & of all those who support such acts of violence".

    • 16:36

      US Stands Ready to Help New Zealand in Wake of Massacre - Pompeo

      The United States stands ready to offer its assistance to New Zealand in the wake a massacre at two mosques that left at least 49 people dead, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday.

      "We stand ready to offer any and all assistance," Pompeo told reporters.

      Pompeo offered his personal condolences to the people of New Zealand. "The thoughts and prayers of the American people are with the victims and their families," he added.

       

    • 16:07

      Netanyahu Offers Condolences to New Zealand Following Mosque Attacks

    • 16:04

      Australian Senator Blames NZ Shooting on 'Growing Fear of Muslims' Presence'

      Ambulance staff take a man from outside a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday,

      Australian Senator Blames NZ Shooting on 'Growing Fear of Muslims' Presence'

      Mass shootings at two mosques in New Zealand's eastern city of Christchurch have left at least 49 people dead and 48 more wounded, police said on Friday.
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    • 16:03

      Social Media Must Stop Extremism Promoted on Their Platforms After New Zealand Attack - UK Interior Secretary Sajid Javid

    • 15:50

      Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif Blames New Zealand Attacks on 'Western Hyprocrisy'

      "Western hypocrisy of defending demonisation of Muslims as 'freedom of expression' MUST end," Zarif tweeted.

    • 15:10

      Turkish President Says Christchurch Shootings Another Example of Islamophobia, Racism

      Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan condemned on Friday the deadly mass shootings at two mosques in New Zealand's Christchurch, adding that the attacks were another example of Islamophobia and racism.

      "On behalf of my country, I offer my condolences to the Islamic world and the people of New Zealand, who have been targeted by this deplorable act - the latest example of rising racism and Islamophobia," Erdogan tweeted.

      The Turkish leader also wished a speedy recovery to all those who were injured in the shootings.

      "I strongly condemn the terror attack against the Al Noor Mosque in #NewZealand and Muslim worshippers. May Allah have mercy on the victims and grant a speedy recovery to the wounded," the president said.

      Erdogan's spokesman, Ibrahim Kalin, has also blamed anti-Muslim rhetoric for the "fascist" terrorist attack in New Zealand.

      "We strongly condemn the fascist terrorist attack in #ChristChurch ... This cowardly act shows how anti-Muslim rhetoric and hatred leads to murderous acts. The world must break its silence over Islamophobic hatred," Kalin tweeted.

    • 14:49

      Trump Says Terror Attack in Christchurch 'Horrible Massacre' in Which 'Innocent People So Senselessly Died'

    • 14:41

      United States Calls Deadly Attack on New Zealand Mosques 'Vicious Act of Hate'

      "The United States strongly condemns the attack in Christchurch. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. We stand in solidarity with the people of New Zealand and their government against this vicious act of hate," said White House press secretary Sarah Sanders.

    • 14:40

      Pope Francis Voices Solidarity With Muslims Amid New Zealand Attacks

    • 14:14

      Two Turkish Nationals Injured, One Indian Citizen Missing After Christchurch Shootings

      Two Turkish nationals were injured in a mass shooting in New Zealand and are currently in treatment, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Friday.

      "We were very sad to learn that two of our citizens in New Zealand ... were injured. They are currently in hospital, in treatment," Cavusoglu told a press conference after talks with EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini.

      The Turkish foreign minister wished speedy recovery to all people injured in the shooting.

       

    • 14:01

      Queen Elizabeth Sends Condolences to Family and Friends of Those Who Lost Lives in New Zealand Mosque Attacks

    • 13:49

      Accomplices in New Zealand Terror Attack Could Face Life Sentence

      Accomplices in the terrorist attack in New Zealand could face life sentences, as per the country's penal code. According to the 2002 New Zealand Terrorism Suppression Act, adopted shortly after the attacks in New York on 11 September 2001, those involved in terrorist acts could face life imprisonment "or less", according to Article 6A.

    • 13:37

      Marine Le Pen Reacts to Deadly Shooting on Twitter, Calls for Support of Victims and Their Families

      "Terrorist attacks are the most cowardly acts possible. They must be ruthlessly suppressed wherever they occur and whatever their sordid motivation, and all the victims and their families unanimously supported and defended."

    • 13:11

      Facebook, Twitter Block Accounts of Suspected Mosque Shooter 'Brenton Tarrant'

      A still image taken from video circulated on social media, apparently taken by a gunman and posted online live as the attack unfolded, shows him driving in Christchurch, New Zealand, March 15, 2019

      Facebook, Twitter Block Accounts of Suspected Mosque Shooter 'Brenton Tarrant'

      The gunman described his actions as a "terrorist act" and his social media accounts were blocked after he published an extremist manifesto and live-streamed the shooting on Facebook.
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    • 13:10

      WATCH Moment Police Officers Arrest Suspect Behind Christchurch Mosque Shooting

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      WATCH Moment Police Officers Arrest Suspect Behind Christchurch Mosque Shooting

      An eyewitness has captured the moment armed police officers, with weapons ready, arrested a suspect following the massacres at two Christchurch mosques in New Zealand.
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    • 13:10

      Netherlands, Denmark and Sweden Express Condolences After Attack on Mosques in New Zealand

      "Shocked by attack in Christchurch, New Zealand. We condemn terrorism in all forms. My thoughts are with the victims, their families and loved ones," wrote Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Vallström on Twitter.

      Danish Prime Minister Lars Löcke Rasmussen wrote on Twitter that he was “deeply shocked by the attacks” in New Zealand and expressed condolences to those affected by the tragedy.

      Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Block wrote on Twitter to the authorities and residents of New Zealand with words of support, calling the incident "a ruthless and terrifying act of violence."

    • 13:04

      EU Delegation to UN in Geneva Expresses Condolences to Families and Friends of Victims of Attacks on Mosques in New Zealand

    • 13:00

      Police Evacuating People in Area Around Attacked Mosques in New Zealand

    • 12:59

      Angela Merkel Expresses Condolences to Families and Friends of Killed in Attacks on Mosques in New Zealand

      "I am deeply saddened by the news from Christchurch. I mourn with the New Zealanders for their fellow citizens who were attacked and murdered out of racist hatred while peacefully praying in their mosques. We stand together against such acts of terrorism," a spokesman for Angela Merkel wrote on Twitter quoting her.

    • 12:54

      French President Emmanuelle Macron Expresses Condolences Over Christchurch Shootings

      "All our thoughts are with the victims of these heinous crimes against mosques in Christchurch in New Zealand and their families. France opposes any form of extremism and works together with partners against terrorism in the world," he wrote in a tweet.

    • 12:37

      France Steps Up Security Near Religious Sites After New Zealand Attacks

      French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner ordered on Friday as a precautionary measure to strengthen control over the security of religious institutions in France after the attack on mosques in New Zealand.

      "As a precaution, I immediately urged our prefects to be extremely vigilant and asked them to strengthen their supervision over the places of worship in our country," Castaner said on Twitter.

      Castaner also expressed solidarity with the people of New Zealand in connection with "this disgusting terrorist attack in Christchurch."

    • 12:14

      UK Increases Security Around Mosques Following New Zealand Attacks

      The UK Metropolitan Police said that security measures and patrolling will be enhanced near mosques after shooting in New Zealand.

      "Today we will be stepping up reassurance patrols around mosques and increasing engagement with communities of all faiths, giving advice on how people and places can protect themselves," National Policing lead for Counter Terrorism, Neil Basu said in a statement.

      Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London, has tweeted his condolences to the victims of the attack, and confirmed that there will be "highly visible" and armed police around mosques in the UK capital on Friday.

       

    • 11:26

      One Charged With Murder in Relation to Christchurch Shootings - Police Chief

      Armed police following a shooting at the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, March 15, 201

      One Charged With Murder in Wake of Christchurch Shootings - Police Chief

      The death toll has risen to 49 in Christchurch, after a man armed with an automatic weapon targeted two mosques in the city on Friday. The police reportedly have one murder suspect in custody; three other people have been detained but their involvement in the attack remains unclear.
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    • 11:11

      Death Toll in Christchurch Attacks Climbs to 49 People, 39 Injured - Police Commissioner

      A total of 49 people were killed and 39 more injured in the mass shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush said Friday.

    • 11:03

      Putin Sent Telegram to New Zealand Prime Minister to Extend Condolences Over Christchurch Shootings - Kremlin

      Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent his condolences to New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern over the deadly terrorist attacks on mosques in Christchurch, the Kremlin said Friday.

      "Cruelty and cynicism of the attacks on peaceful citizens who gathered for a prayer shock us. I hope that everyone involved in this crime will receive a well-deserved punishment," Putin said in a telegram.

      Moscow is shocked by the terror attacks in Christchurch, and extends its condolences and support to New Zealand, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

    • 10:25

      New Zealand National Security Threat Level Lifted From Low to High After Mosque Shootings - PM

    • 10:08

      Blasts Heard Near Train Station, Mall in Auckland, New Zealand - Reports

      Police block the road near the shooting at a mosque in Linwood, Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday

      Blasts Heard Near Train Station, Mall in Auckland, New Zealand - Reports

      The news comes in the wake of deadly shootings in the city of Christchurch at two mosques. According to the New Zealand prime minister, the "terrorist attack" was "well-planned."
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    • 09:31

      New Zealand PM Confirms 40 Dead in Christchurch Mosque Shootings

      According to New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, the "terrorist attack" was "well-planned." However, according to the Health Authority, 48 died in the shootings.

      10 people were killed at Linwood Avenue Mosque and 30 at the Deans Ave mosque near Hagley Park, according to Jacinda Ardern.

      New Zealand's health authority reported that at least 48 people are currently in hospital in Christchurch being treated for gunshot wounds.

    • 09:27

      What is Known So Far About New Zealand Shooter Who Attacked 2 Mosques

      A still image taken from video circulated on social media, apparently taken by a gunman and posted online live as the attack unfolded, shows him entering a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, March 15, 2019

      What is Known So Far About the Shooter Who Attacked Two New Zealand Mosques

      At least 49 people were reportedly killed and dozens more injured when a gunman went on shooting spree at two mosques in New Zealand.
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      A still image taken from video circulated on social media, apparently taken by a gunman and posted online live as the attack unfolded, shows him driving in Christchurch, New Zealand, March 15, 2019

      PewDiePie 'Sickened' by NZ Shooter Uttering His Name Ahead of Mosque Rampage

      Police have arrested four people following attacks that took place in two Muslim places of worship in Christchurch on Friday afternoon (local time). The suspected shooter reportedly wrote in a 'manifesto' that he'd carried out the attack to "directly reduce immigration rates to European lands".
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    • 09:04

      Shooter in New Zealand Mosque Attacks Australian Citizen, 'Extremist, Right-Wing, Violent Terrorist' - Australian PM

      Armed police following a shooting at the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch

      Mosque Attacker in New Zealand's Christchurch an Australian Citizen - PM

      According to New Zealand media reports, the suspect in the deadly shootings called himself "Brenton Tarrant" and wrote what was described as a 73-page "manifesto" prior to the Christchurch mosque attacks. Police have yet to confirm the identity of the shooter, while 4 people are in custody.
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    • 08:55

      Mosque-Goers Reportedly Said They Saw Uniform-Clad Gunman With "a Lot of Magazines Strapped to His Legs"

      "They had seen one gunman, a white man aged in his 30s or 40s and who had a lot of magazines strapped to his legs," Oakford Close resident Robert Weatherhead told the New Zealand Herald.

      "He was in a uniform but I haven't been able to find out what kind. He had a vest on as well."

    • 08:53

      Bangladesh Cricket Team Was at Mosque for Friday Prayer When Shooting Started - Reports

      The players were shaken up but uninjured. The third Black Caps v Bangladesh test which was set to start tomorrow has been cancelled.

    • 08:50

      Eyewitness Reportedly Heard at Least 20 Gunshots

      An eyewitness, Benjamin Jellie told the New Zealand Herald, that he heard at least 20 gunshots. "I saw people jumping over the back fence of the mosque into Oakward Close."

    • 08:00

      Politicians, Celebrities, Twitter Users Express Condolences After Shocking New Zealand Attack

      New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has described the tradegy as the darkest days in the her country's history, adding that one suspect is in custody but "there could be others involved" in mosque shootings earlier in the day.

      An Auckland MP has also commented on the shootings.

      Apple CEO Tim Cook has also rushed to express condolences following the attack.

    • 07:55

      Police Lift Lockdown After Mosque Shootings

    • 07:53

      One of Suspects in New Zealand Shootings Wrote 'Manifesto' Before Attack - Reports

      Ambulance staff take a man from outside a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday,

      Alleged New Zealand Mosque Gunman 'Brenton Tarrant' Livestreamed Entire Shooting

      The viewers of the stream could watch the entire shooting online from beginning to the very end.
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      The identity of the man has yet to be confirmed by police.

    • 07:49

      New Zealand Police: Not Possible to Assume Attack Was Isolated to Christchurch

      New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush stated that it was not possible to assume that the attack was isolated to Christchurch, saying: "At this point in time we should never make assumptions."

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      New Zealand Police Arrest Suspect After Mass Mosque Shooting in Christchurch

      MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The hospital in New Zealand's city of Christchurch is expecting to receive about 40 to 50 injured people after mass shootings at two local mosques, local media reported Friday.
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