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New Zealand plans further restrictions to gun ownership

Six months after a gunman killed 51 people at two Christchurch mosques, New Zealand’s government is planning further restrictions to gun ownership


Canada advances with 2-0 victory over New Zealand

Jessie Fleming and Nichelle Prince each had second-half goals and Canada advanced to the knockout round at the Women’s World Cup with a 2-0 victory over New Zealand. Fleming took …


Netherlands bests New Zealand 1-0 on stoppage time goal

Jill Roord came off the bench and scored in stoppage time to give the Netherlands a 1-0 victory over New Zealand in the Women’s World Cup group opener for both …


UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 8:59 p.m.

U.S. abstains from global pledge to curb online violence

Livestreaming terrorist attacks. Using social media to spread deadly ideas. Manipulating banned videos to keep sharing them online. World leaders and tech bosses are meeting Wednesday in Paris to find …


UPDATED: Tue., April 23, 2019, 7:17 p.m.

As Sri Lanka mourns, Islamic State claims Easter bombings

A top Sri Lanka official said Tuesday the Easter bombings that killed 321 people were carried out by a Islamic fundamentalists in apparent retaliation for the New Zealand mosque massacres …


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019, 1:43 p.m.

Global warming is shrinking glaciers faster than thought

Earth’s glaciers are melting much faster than scientists thought. A new study shows they are losing 369 billion tons of snow and ice each year, more than half of that …


UPDATED: Wed., April 3, 2019, 7:22 p.m.

Australian Parliament to make platforms curb livestreaming

Australia’s Parliament passed legislation Thursday that could imprison social media executives if their platforms stream violent images such as the New Zealand mosque shootings.


John Hart: I gave up my gun after the New Zealand mosque shootings. Why are Americans mad at me for it?

A few New Zealanders have an emotional attachment to their firearms, as they might with any piece of equipment that had served them well over a lifetime. But no one …


UPDATED: Sat., March 23, 2019, 6:22 p.m.

AP-NORC Poll: Majority of Americans favor stricter gun laws

A majority of Americans favor stricter gun laws, and most believe places of worship and schools have become less safe over the last two decades, according to a new poll …


UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019, 10:07 p.m.

Islamic Center receives overwhelming support following New Zealand terrorist attack

It wasn’t just members of the Islamic religion who listened to prayer and a memorial service Friday night in Spokane, as individuals from a range of backgrounds gathered to honor …


In New Zealand, broad support for ban on assault weapons following massacre

The New Zealand government banned military-style weapons and began to rewrite its gun laws.


UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 11:08 a.m.

New Zealand bans ‘military-style’ guns after mosque attacks

The government of New Zealand announced a ban on “military-style” semi-automatic firearms and high-capacity magazines Thursday, just a week after such weapons were used in attacks on two mosques in …


UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 9:54 a.m.

After mosque attacks, New Zealand banning ‘military-style’ guns

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced an immediate ban Thursday on sales of “military-style” semi-automatic and automatic weapons like the ones used in the attacks on two mosques in Christchurch that …


Mourners begin to bury those killed in New Zealand shootings

Relatives of those killed in last week’s shootings at two mosques in New Zealand began to bury the dead Wednesday, as the country’s prime minister renewed her call to remember …


UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 11:43 a.m.

Facebook says no one flagged NZ mosque shooting livestream

Facebook says none of the 200 or so people who watched live video of the New Zealand mosque shooting flagged it to moderators, underlining the challenge tech companies face in …


New Zealand’s darkest day: 36 minutes of terror

The attack on two mosques in New Zealand was 36 minutes of terror, telegraphed by a chilling email sent by Brenton Tarrant.


Facebook removed 1.5 million videos of the Christchurch attacks within 24 hours - and there were still many more

WELLINGTON, New Zealand – Facebook said that it removed 1.5 million videos of footage from the shooting rampage at two mosques in Christchurch within 24 hours of the attack, underscoring …


Molly Pascal: Returning the love after an act of hate

When I saw the news from New Zealand on Friday, the cracks in my heart widened. I know something of what the Christchurch community is going through because my community …


‘RUN!’: New Zealand shooting victims recount horror, mourn the lost

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand – They had walked that once innocuous stretch of sidewalk side-by-side so many times. Every Friday, Yasir Amin and his dad had ambled along the path toward …


Milo Yiannopoulos banned from Australia for comments on New Zealand massacre

Far-right firebrand Milo Yiannopoulos’ social media antics regarding the recent New Zealand mosque attacks earned him a ban from Australia, the home of the self-proclaimed gunman who killed 49 people …


Main suspect in New Zealand shootings that killed 50 charged with murder, believed to be lone gunman

Alleged gunman Brenton Harrison Tarrant, a 28-year-old Australian, on Saturday entered no plea to one count of murder related to the massacre at two New Zealand mosques on Friday.


Boundless racism, zero remorse: A manifesto of hate and 49 dead in New Zealand

The alleged shooter in the New Zealand mosque massacre was a globe-trotting young Australian and avowed racist who immersed himself in an Internet subculture of extreme anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim, white supremacist …


UPDATED: Fri., March 15, 2019, 5:33 p.m.

At least 49 people are dead in mass shootings at two New Zealand mosques full of worshippers attending Friday prayers

49 killed at mosques in `one of New Zealand’s darkest days’


UPDATED: Fri., March 15, 2019, 4:57 p.m.

Tech companies scramble to remove New Zealand shooting video

Internet companies scrambled Friday to remove graphic video filmed by a gunman in the New Zealand mosque shootings that was widely available on social media for hours after the horrific …


UPDATED: Fri., March 15, 2019, 12:48 a.m.

Multiple deaths in shootings at two New Zealand mosques

A witness says many people have been killed in a mass shooting at a mosque in the New Zealand city of Christchurch; police urge people to stay indoors


In the dog days of winter, consider hiking in New Zealand

Most folks don’t know it, but a multiday backpacking trip in New Zealand would do them a world of good at this time of year. Down there, in the sun-drenched …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 8, 2018, 10:53 p.m.

New Zealand police find body they believe is British tourist

New Zealand police said Sunday they found a body they believe to be that of missing 22-year-old British tourist Grace Millane.


New Zealand makes biggest cocaine bust in banana shipment

New Zealand police have made the country’s largest cocaine seizure, with 418 pounds of the drug found in a container of bananas shipped from Panama.


New Zealand fisherman’s ocean rescue of toddler ‘miraculous’

WELLINGTON, New Zealand – A New Zealand fisherman plucked a toddler from the ocean in a “miraculous” rescue after thinking he was watching a doll float past. Gus Hutt was …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 27, 2018, 7:55 p.m.

A slippery slap to the face: The instant legend of a kayaker, seal and octopus

The seal zipped through the water, broke through the surface and smacked Kyle Mulinder in the face with the octopus.