Christchurch

Worshippers enter the Al Noor mosque following the mass shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Mark Baker/AP, file
May 21, 2019 - 8:57 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand police on Tuesday filed a terrorism charge against the man accused of killing 51 people at two Christchurch mosques. Australian Brenton Harrison Tarrant, 28, was already facing murder and attempted murder charges from the March 15 shootings. The new charge...
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A New Zealand judge has ordered that the man accused of killing 50 people at two New Zealand mosques, 28-year-old Brenton Harrison Tarrant, undergo two mental health tests to determine if he's fit to enter pleas in the case.
Mark Baker/AP Photo
April 04, 2019 - 9:46 pm
By Nick Perry CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — A New Zealand judge on Friday ordered that the man accused of killing 50 people at two Christchurch mosques undergo two mental health assessments to determine if he's fit to stand trial. High Court judge Cameron Mander made the order during a hearing...
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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern prepares to speak at the national remembrance service in Christchurch.
Mark Baker/AP via CNN
March 28, 2019 - 10:08 pm
By Caitlin Hu and Chandler Thornton, CNN (CNN) -- At a subdued national memorial service Friday for victims of New Zealand's mosque terror attacks, speakers emphasized confidence in the country and its handling of the tragedy's aftermath. Fifty people died in the mass shootings in the city of...
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People attend a mourning ceremony in Christchurch.
Xinhua/Sipa USA
March 27, 2019 - 7:02 pm
( RADIO.COM ) — An elderly New Zealand man took four buses to show support for the Muslim community following the terror attack in Christchurch. John Sato, a 95-year-old World War II veteran, said he felt compelled to make the journey to Auckland because news of the massacre kept him up at night. "...
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New Zealand Maori tradition dance haka
Rick Rycroft/AP
March 22, 2019 - 8:20 am
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Their voices have thundered across this heartsick city, in parks and at flower memorials and schools. Day after day, the students of Christchurch have gathered, feet smashing the ground in unison as they chant the words of their nation's indigenous people in an...
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In this image made from video taken March 19, 2019, a police officer carries a gun voluntarily surrendered by a member of the public into the Masterton police station in Masterton, New Zealand.
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March 21, 2019 - 6:50 am
By Juliet Williams and Nick Perry, Associated Press CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Thursday announced a ban of "military-style" semi-automatic firearms and high-capacity magazines like those used in the shootings at Christchurch mosques last week...
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Mourners leave the cemetery after the burial service of the body of a victim of the Friday March 15 mosque shootings at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Vincent Yu/AP Photo
March 20, 2019 - 10:08 pm
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Thousands of people were expected to come together for an emotional Friday prayer service led by the imam of one of the two New Zealand mosques where 50 worshippers were killed in a white supremacist attack. Six funerals took place Thursday, including for a teenager...
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Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh
CNN
March 20, 2019 - 8:11 am
By Daniel Burke, CNN Religion Editor (CNN) — They are bonded by horror, houses of worship attacked by white supremacists. But Rabbi Jeffrey Myers says he is determined not to let hate have the final say. Members of Pittsburgh's Tree of Life synagogue, where a white supremacist killed 11 worshippers...
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In this Saturday, March 16, 2019, file photo, flowers lay at a memorial near the Masjid Al Noor mosque for victims in last week's shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Vincent Yu/AP Photo, File
March 19, 2019 - 1:24 pm
By Stephen Wright, Associated Press CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The leafy New Zealand city where a self-proclaimed racist fatally shot 50 people at mosques during Friday prayers is known for its picturesque meandering river and English heritage. For decades, Christchurch has also been the...
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Imam Ibrahim Abdul Halim of the Linwood mosque, center left, is embraced by Father Felimoun El-Baramoussy, center right, from the Coptic Church at the site of Friday's shooting outside the Linwood mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, Monday, March 18, 201
Vincent Thian/AP Photo
March 18, 2019 - 7:58 am
By Juliet Williams, Stephen Wright and Kristen Gelineau, Associated Press CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — A Christchurch gun shop on Monday acknowledged selling guns online to the 28-year-old white supremacist accused of killing 50 people in mosque shootings that have upturned New Zealand's...
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