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Christchurch massacre: Brenton Tarrant pleads not guilty to all charges | World news

Trial to be held in May 2020 for Australian man who faces 51 murder charges, 40 of attempted murder and one terrorism chargeAustralian Brenton Tarrant has pleaded not guilty to all charges in relation to the Christchurch mosque shootings.Tarrant, 28, is facing 51 charges of murder, 40 of attempted murder and one under the Terrorism Suppression Act. The trial, scheduled to take six weeks, will go ahead on 4 May, 2020. Continue reading...

'Egg boy' Will Connolly donates $100,000 to Christchurch mosque attack survivors | Australia news

Money comes from GoFundMe pages set up by other people after the teenager smashed an egg on Fraser Anning’s headWill Connolly, the Australian teenager who became known as “egg boy”, says he has donated almost $100,000 to help those affected by the Christchurch mosque attack.The money has come through two GoFundMe pages that were established by other people after Connolly cracked an egg on the head of far-right senator Fraser Anning. Continue reading...

Christchurch mosque attacks: suspect charged with 'terrorist act' | World news

New Zealand police add terrorism charge to existing murder and attempted murder charges against Brenton TarrantBrenton Tarrant has been charged by New Zealand police with engaging in a “terrorist act”, in addition to existing murder charges over the two mosque attacks in Christchurch in March.The Australian man, who was arrested for his alleged involvement in the shooting deaths of 51 people, was previously charged with 50 counts of murder and 39 counts of attempted murder, though New Zealand po...

Leaders and tech firms pledge to tackle extremist violence online | Technology

Jacinda Ardern and Emmanuel Macron host Christchurch Call summit in ParisWorld leaders and heads of global technology companies have pledged at a Paris summit to tackle terrorist and extremist violence online in what they described as an “unprecedented agreement”.Wednesday’s event, two months to the day since the Christchurch massacre in New Zealand, drew up a “plan of action” to be adopted by countries and companies to prevent extreme material from going viral on the internet. Continue reading....

Film based on Christchurch mosque shooting in the works | Film

Hello, Brother – named after a victim’s last words – was announced at Cannes film festival by Egyptian director Moez MasoudA film about the Christchurch mosque shootings, in which 51 people died, is to be directed by Egyptian film-maker and academic Moez Masoud.According to Variety the film’s title will be Hello, Brother, the words spoken by 71-year-old victim Hati Mohammed Daoud Nabi, who opened the door to the gunman of Al Noor mosque, where 42 people died. The central characters are “a family...

‘I don’t understand’: Jacinda Ardern mystified by lack of US gun control | World news

New Zealand prime minister says laws changed after massacres in her country and in Australia New Zealand’s prime minister has said she cannot understand America’s failure to ban automatic and semi-automatic guns, despite dozens of mass shootings.Jacinda Ardern told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour in unusually blunt language: “Australia experienced a massacre and changed its laws. New Zealand has had its experience and changed its laws. To be honest with you, I don’t understand the United States.” Cont...

Christchurch Call: details emerge of Ardern's plan to tackle online extremism | World news

New Zealand PM will reportedly urge nations to enforce laws banning extremist material and set rules for reporting on terrorismDetails have emerged of a plan by New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern and French president Emmanuel Macron to eliminate terrorist and violent content online.Ardern and Macron will meet in Paris this week on the sidelines of a meeting of digital ministers from the Group of 7 nations to discuss the plan – named the “Christchurch Call” – and urge other leaders to sign...

Christchurch trial: New Zealand media agree to curb white supremacy coverage | World news

Reporting guidelines devised and signed by five major news organisationsNew Zealand media organisations have taken the unprecedented step of agreeing to limit their reporting of the trial of the man accused of the Christchurch mosque massacre in an attempt to contain the dissemination of his white supremacist beliefs.On 15 March a shooter killed 50 people in two Christchurch mosques, the largest mass shooting in New Zealand’s modern history. Continue reading...

John Earnest: San Diego shooting suspect posted 'open letter' online | US news

Antisemitic screed says 19-year-old was motivated by New Zealand mosque massacres and Pittsburgh synagogue shootingThe 19-year-old California man detained by police after a hate-motivated shooting at a synagogue near San Diego claimed to have been motivated by the deadly attack on two mosques in New Zealand last month.Police in the US said the gunman, named as John T Earnest, opened fire inside the synagogue in Poway, about 30 kilometres north of San Diego, killing one person and injuring three ...

Christchurch attack: Prince William meets five-year-old survivor | World news

William tells crowd at Al Noor mosque that New Zealand’s response to shootings set an examplePrince William has delighted a young survivor of the mosque shootings by visiting her in hospital in Auckland.Alen Alsati, 5, sustained numerous critical injuries in the Christchurch attacks in which 50 people were killed on 15 March. Alsati cannot see, walk, or move properly. She also suffered brain damage, her doctors said, and it is not yet known if it will be permanent. Continue reading...

From Christchurch to Colombo, Islamists and the far right are playing a deadly duet | Scott Atran | Opinion

The atrocities in Sri Lanka are part of a spiral of violence that poses profound questions for liberal societiesHow should we make sense of the Easter Sunday church and hotel bombings in Sri Lanka that killed more than 350 people and wounded 500? Now that Islamic State appears to have claimed responsibility for the attacks, the question arises: is this merely the latest symptom of an epidemic of Islamist violence, motivated by a belief in offensive jihad (“holy war”)? Related: There is a thread ...

Prince William receives traditional Māori greeting in New Zealand | World news

Duke of Cambridge presses noses with Jacinda Ardern as part of hongi during visit to honour those affected by the Christchurch attacksPrince William has joined Jacinda Ardern at Anzac commemorations in New Zealand in the wake of the Christchurch mosque attacks.The pair shared an intimate hongi [Māori nose press] and espoused the values of freedom, democracy, and peace where they attended a service in Auckland before travelling to Christchurch to meet with survivors. Continue reading...

'No right to livestream murder': Ardern leads push against online terror content | World news

New Zealand PM launches ‘Christchurch Call’ to build support to eliminate extremist material on social mediaNew Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern is to spearhead a push to combat violent extremism and terrorism on social media in the wake of the Christchurch attacks, saying the gunman did not have “a right to livestream the murder of 50 people”.Ardern and French president Emmanuel Macron will host a summit in Paris on 15 May, rallying tech companies and other concerned countries to commit to...

New Zealand MPs overwhelmingly back post-Christchurch gun ban | World news

MPs vote 119-1 to outlaw most semi-automatic weapons and assault riflesNew Zealand’s parliament has voted to ban most semi-automatic weapons, less than a month after deadly shooting attacks on two Christchurch mosques killed 50 people.All but one MP voted in favour (119-1) of a gun reform bill after its final reading in parliament. It must now receive royal assent from the governor general before it becomes law. Continue reading...

Facebook are 'morally bankrupt liars' says New Zealand's privacy commissioner | Technology

John Edwards calls out social media giant after Christchurch attack for refusing to accept responsibility for harm New Zealand’s privacy commissioner has lashed out at social media giant Facebook in the wake of the Christchurch attacks, calling the company “morally bankrupt pathological liars”.The commissioner used his personal Twitter page to lambast the social network, which has also drawn the ire of prime minister Jacinda Ardern for hosting a livestream of the attacks that left 50 dead, which...