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Australia to block access to internet domains which host terrorist material during a crisis
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Australia to block access to internet domains which host terrorist material during a crisis

The government said it would establish a framework to block domains hosting such material.

New Zealand announces plan for second round of gun law reforms post-Christchurch mosque attack that killed 51
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New Zealand announces plan for second round of gun law reforms post-Christchurch mosque attack that killed 51

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said regulations around who could hold firearm licences would also be tightened. Police Minister Stuart Nash said the latest changes were needed to keep track of firearms in the community.

In wake of Christchurch mosque attacks, dozens of New Zealanders give up weapons as gun buyback scheme gets underway
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In wake of Christchurch mosque attacks, dozens of New Zealanders give up weapons as gun buyback scheme gets underway

New Zealanders handed in their firearms as a gun buyback scheme went into operation aimed at ridding the country of semi-automatic weapons in the wake of the Christchurch mosque attacks.

New Zealand man sentenced to 21 months in prison for sharing video of Christchurch mosque killings on social media
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New Zealand man sentenced to 21 months in prison for sharing video of Christchurch mosque killings on social media

A New Zealand man was jailed for 21 months on Tuesday for distributing gruesome the live stream video of the Christchurch mosque attacks that killed 51 Muslim worshippers, local media reported.

Man accused in Christchurch mosque mass shooting pleads not guilty; High Court judge sets trial to next May
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Man accused in Christchurch mosque mass shooting pleads not guilty; High Court judge sets trial to next May

The man accused of the Christchurch, New Zealand mosque attacks smirked as his lawyer entered not guilty pleas to terrorism, murder and attempted murder charges on Friday before a judge who set his trial for next May.

Christchurch mosque attacks: New Zealand police charges shooter with terrorism; Brenton Tarrant ordered to undergo psychiatric test
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Christchurch mosque attacks: New Zealand police charges shooter with terrorism; Brenton Tarrant ordered to undergo psychiatric test

New Zealand police have charged Brenton Tarrant, the man accused of murder in shootings at two Christchurch mosques in March, with engaging in a terrorist act.

New Zealand terror attack: Toll rises to 51 after Turkish man succumbs in hospital
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New Zealand terror attack: Toll rises to 51 after Turkish man succumbs in hospital

Nine people who had been shot in the attack remained in hospital in stable condition, according to New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

Christchurch terror attack: High Court judge orders mental health test for suspect Brenton Tarrant before trial begins
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Christchurch terror attack: High Court judge orders mental health test for suspect Brenton Tarrant before trial begins

The 28-year-old Australian will be seen by two health assessors to determine "whether he is fit to stand trial or insane", High Court judge Cameron Mander ruled during a brief hearing in Christchurch.

Australia's new law could punish Google, Facebook with jail, fines for violent content
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Australia's new law could punish Google, Facebook with jail, fines for violent content

The new law requires online platforms like Facebook, Twitter to remove violent content 'expeditiously.'

Christchurch terror attacks: Accused Brenton Tarrant to face 50 murder charges, says New Zealand police
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Christchurch terror attacks: Accused Brenton Tarrant to face 50 murder charges, says New Zealand police

Brenton Tarrant, accused in Christchurch mosque shootings, was previously charged with one murder as a holding measure, but police said Thursday that all the deaths and injuries in the 15 March attacks will be reflected in upgraded charges during his next appearance.

Australia warns Facebook, Google, Twitter to remove extremist material from their platforms
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Australia warns Facebook, Google, Twitter to remove extremist material from their platforms

Leading tech firms asked on how they plan to keep their platforms from being "weaponised" by terrorists.

UAE firm sacks and deports man for Facebook post 'celebrating' New Zealand mosque shooting
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UAE firm sacks and deports man for Facebook post 'celebrating' New Zealand mosque shooting

The UAE has condemned the attack and expressed its condolences to the victims’ families and to New Zealand

'I Live! I Die!': New Zealanders stage 'haka' war dance to show solidarity with Muslim community after Christchurch terror attack
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'I Live! I Die!': New Zealanders stage 'haka' war dance to show solidarity with Muslim community after Christchurch terror attack

Other haka performances have burst forth across Christchurch and elsewhere in the country as well as in Australia, where large communities of New Zealanders live.

New Zealand terror attack: 200 watched live-stream of massacre, video was viewed 4,000 times before it was taken off
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New Zealand terror attack: 200 watched live-stream of massacre, video was viewed 4,000 times before it was taken off

In the week since 50 people died in the New Zealand mosque terror attacks, social media giants like Facebook and YouTube have faced global criticism for regulations on content that are not strict enough, and a slow response to their platforms being used by perpetrators of violence.

Jacinda Ardern vows never to utter New Zealand shooter's name, says won't get him 'publicity he craved'
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Jacinda Ardern vows never to utter New Zealand shooter's name, says won't get him 'publicity he craved'

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern vowed Tuesday never to utter the name of the twin-mosque gunman as she opened a sombre session of parliament with an evocative as salaam alaikum message of peace to Muslims.

New Zealand mosque attacks: While intel focuses on Islamist militants, Christchurch shooting shows how white nationalists fly beneath radar
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New Zealand mosque attacks: While intel focuses on Islamist militants, Christchurch shooting shows how white nationalists fly beneath radar

Like other extremist groups, racist ideologues have leveraged the power and reach of the internet to disseminate violent ideas, and give advice on the logistics of terror.

New Zealand shooting: Christchurch teenager charged with distributing visuals of mosque rampage, 'inciting violence'
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New Zealand shooting: Christchurch teenager charged with distributing visuals of mosque rampage, 'inciting violence'

The teenager, whose name was suppressed by the judge, was also charged with publishing a photograph of the Christchurch mosque with the message "target acquired", and for inciting violence

New Zealand Cabinet agrees on measures to ensure stricter gun laws in 'principle' days after Christchurch shooting
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New Zealand Cabinet agrees on measures to ensure stricter gun laws in 'principle' days after Christchurch shooting

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said details of the measures would be rolled out before a cabinet meeting next Monday, saying "the time to act is now". Ardern also announced an inquiry into Friday's twin mosque attack in Christchurch,

Gun dealer who sold arms to Chirstchurch shooter rejects responsibility for mosque attacks, says 'detected nothing extraordinary'
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Gun dealer who sold arms to Chirstchurch shooter rejects responsibility for mosque attacks, says 'detected nothing extraordinary'

The New Zealand arms dealer who sold weapons to the suspected mosque attacker said on Monday he felt no responsibility for the deaths of 50 worshippers who were gunned down. David Tipple, the managing director of Gun City, confirmed he sold alleged gunman Brenton Tarrant four firearms and ammunition.

White House aide Mick Mulvaney says it's 'absurd' to link Donald Trump with Christchurch shooter Brenton Tarrant
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White House aide Mick Mulvaney says it's 'absurd' to link Donald Trump with Christchurch shooter Brenton Tarrant

Mick Mulvaney, the acting chief of staff, described the New Zealand shooter as a "disturbed individual" and "evil person" and said it was unfair to cast the 28-year-old Australian "as a supporter of Donald Trump any more than it is to look at his, sort of his eco-terrorist passages in that manifesto and align him with Nancy Pelosi or Ms Ocasio-Cortez."