An Australian man, believed to be 28-year-old man, who calls himself Brenton Tarrant, conducted a mass shooting at two mosques in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand, leaving dozens of people killed. Prior to the shooting, he reportedly wrote a 73-page "manifesto" about his plans.
The country's prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, immediately held a press conference, where she referred to the incident as "one of New Zealand's darkest days" and an "unprecedented act of violence."
A New Zealand court on Monday charged an 18-year-old teenager from the city of Christchurch with spreading online Brenton Tarrant's footage of Friday's mosque massacre, AFP reported, citing court documents.
The owner of a New Zealand gun shop said Monday that the man charged with murder in Friday's massacre in the city of Christchurch purchased rifles and ammunition from the shop online, Reuters reported.
Described by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern as the nation's "darkest day", the 15 March Christchurch terror massacre saw 50 people killed and at least 50 injured.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The airport of the city of Dunedin in the south of New Zealand has resumed operations following an alert over a suspicious package that was found on the airfield earlier on Sunday.
On Saturday, a New Zealand court ruled that 28-year-old Australian national Brenton Tarrant should stay in custody without plea until 5 April. Earlier, he was charged with murder following the 15 March Christchurch mosque attacks which claimed the lives of 50 people.
In 2013, two Australians who once attended the Al-Noor mosque were killed in a drone strike on an al-Qaeda convoy. They were reportedly radicalised by Al-Noor preachers, a claim which mosque leaders denied.
The deadly massacre in two mosques rocked New Zealand's eastern city of Christchurch on Friday, leaving 50 killed and dozens injured.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - New Zealand police consider that three people out of four those detained after mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch have no links to the attack, New Zealand police commissioner, Mike Bush said at a press conference on Sunday.
A New Zealander claims that he went to the same rifle club as the Christchurch gunman; he alarmed the police by recalling what he saw there.
The US-based social media giant said Saturday it had also removed all edited versions of the Friday's Christchurch massacre that do not show "graphic content".
The two children of rival candidates ended up in an unlikely alliance following Friday's shooting massacre in New Zealand.
In an unusual move for a gaming platform which has previously refrained from moderating its community, video game developer Valve has removed accounts promoting hate speech in relation to a church massacre in New Zealand on Friday.
ATHENS (Sputnik) - The gunman who perpetrated fatal shootings at two mosques in New Zealand visited Greece twice, and Greek authorities are looking for traces of his stay in the country, local media reported.
GAZA (Sputnik) - The recent mass shooting in two mosques in New Zealand left four Palestinians killed and six injured, while three others are still unaccounted for, the Palestinian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday.
ANKARA (Sputnik) - The suspected perpetrator of the deadly attack on two mosques in New Zealand visited Turkey twice in the past, with an investigation now underway into his contacts in the country, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan confirmed on Saturday.
A court in New Zealand on Saturday, ruled that Australian national Brenton Harrison Tarrant, charged with murder in the wake of the Christchurch mosque attacks, should stay in custody without plea until April 5, local media reported.
At least 50 people have been confirmed killed as a result of Friday’s mass shootings at two mosques and another location in Christchurch, the largest city in New Zealand's South Island; dozens more remain in hospital and are being treated for gunshot wounds.
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.
The president condemned the shooting in New Zealand but disagreed with assessment that white nationalism is a rising global threat.
New Zealand police said Saturday that the District Court would be closed to the public during the appearance of the 28-year-old suspect charged with murder in relation to Friday's Mosque attacks in Christchurch, citing the heightened security risk.