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  • White Island volcano Dec 10, 2019

    6 Dead from New Zealand Volcano as Helpers Describe Horror

    Survivors of a powerful volcanic eruption in New Zealand ran into the sea to escape the scalding steam and ash and emerged covered in burns, say those who first helped them. The accounts Tuesday came as some relatives were forced to continue waiting for news of their loved ones, with authorities deciding it remained too dangerous for crews to land…

  • judge Nov 22, 2019

    Man Found Guilty of Murdering British Tourist in New Zealand

    A New Zealand jury on Friday found a man guilty of murder in the death of 22-year-old British backpacker Grace Millane. Millane died last December on her birthday after meeting the man through the dating app Tinder, going out for drinks with him, and then returning to his hotel apartment in central Auckland. Prosecutors said the man strangled Millane to...

  • NBC News Sep 15, 2019

    Terror and Hope: New Zealand Reflects 6 Months After Christchurch Mosque Attacks

    Huzef Vohra is haunted by flashbacks. The roar of a motorcycle, a loud bang, a whistle-like snore — they catapult the civil engineer back to March 15, to the bottom of a pile of bodies in the corner of Al Noor Mosque. In the disoriented rush that followed a gunman opening fire there, Vohra, 21, charged toward an exit but...

  • United States Sep 13, 2019

    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. A bill introduced to Parliament on Friday would create a register to track all the guns in the country and require gun owners to renew their gun licenses every five years instead of every 10. It would also...

  • Prime Minister Jul 29, 2019

    Meghan Guest Edits UK Vogue, Focusing on Trailblazing Women

    Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has guest edited the September issue of British Vogue with the theme “Forces for Change.” Royal officials say the issue coming out Aug. 2 features “change-makers united by their fearlessness in breaking barriers” and includes a conversation between Meghan and former U.S. first lady Michelle Obama. The magazine cover features 15 women including New Zealand...

  • judge Jun 14, 2019

    Man Accused in New Zealand Mosque Killings Pleads Not Guilty

    The man accused of the New Zealand mosque attacks smirked as his lawyer entered not guilty pleas to terrorism, murder and attempted murder charges Friday before a judge who set his trial for next May. The courtroom was filled with 80 survivors and family members of the 51 who were slain, while about another 60 watched the hearing on video...

  • judge May 21, 2019

    Accused New Zealand Mosque Shooter Charged With Terrorism

    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 comes with a maximum penalty of life imprisonment upon conviction and will be a test case for New...

  • Facebook May 15, 2019

    US Abstains From Global Pledge to Curb Online Violence and Extremism

    The White House is not endorsing a global pledge to step up efforts to keep internet platforms from being used to spread hate, organize extremist groups and broadcast attacks, citing respect for “freedom of expression and freedom of the press.” The statement came Wednesday after World leaders led by French President Emmanuel Macron and executives from Facebook, Google, Twitter and...

  • social media Apr 24, 2019

    Sri Lanka President Replaces Top Security Officials After Deadly Bombings

    Sri Lanka’s president shook up the country’s top security establishment after officials failed to act on intelligence reports warning of possible attacks before the Easter bombings that killed over 350 people, his office said Wednesday. The capital of Colombo, meanwhile, remained rattled by reports that police were continuing to conduct controlled detonations of suspicious items three days after the attacks...

  • Prime Minister Apr 11, 2019

    New Zealand’s New Gun Laws Get Final Assent to Take Effect

    New Zealand’s governor general on Thursday formally signed into effect sweeping gun laws outlawing military style weapons, less than a month after a man used such guns to kill 50 people and wound dozens at two mosques in Christchurch. Governor General Patsy Reddy signed the bill as police said a gun buyback program will be announced to collect the now-banned...

  • Joe Biden Apr 6, 2019

    Henson, Hadid Give Emotional Remarks at Variety Honors

    Taraji P. Henson teared up as she discussed suicide rates among young black people. Gigi Hadid did the same as she spoke about the fate of the Rohingya people in refugee camps in Bangladesh. The two were among five celebrities honored Friday for their philanthropic work at Variety’s annual Power of Women event in New York. Bette Midler spoke passionately...

  • spokesman Apr 1, 2019

    New Zealand Initiates Bill to Ban Guns Used in Mosque Attack

    New Zealand’s government on Monday introduced a bill it plans to rush into law that would ban the types of weapons a gunman used to kill 50 people at two mosques. Police Minister Stuart Nash said that if lawmakers pass the bill as expected, the new law will take effect April 12, less than a month after the March 15...

  • Facebook Mar 25, 2019

    New Zealand to Probe Role of Spies, Guns in Mosque Attacks

    New Zealand will hold a top-level inquiry into the massacre of 50 people at two Christchurch mosques that will examine what roles guns, social media and spy agencies played preceding the attacks. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Monday that it would hold a Royal Commission of Inquiry, the country’s highest form of investigation. “While New Zealanders and Muslim communities around...

  • Donald Trump Mar 25, 2019

    Is It Terrorism? Post NZ Attack, Muslims See Double Standard

    New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been hailed on social media by Muslims around the world for her response to two mosque shootings by a white nationalist who killed 50 worshippers. She wore a headscarf at the funerals in line with Islamic custom and swiftly reformed gun laws. An image of the prime minister embracing a grieving woman was...

  • Asher Klein Mar 22, 2019

    Broken-Hearted But Not Broken: New Zealand Prays Together 1 Week After Mosque Attacks

    New Zealanders observed the Muslim call to prayer Friday in reflecting on the moment one week ago when 50 worshippers at two Christchurch mosques were slain — an act that an imam told the crowd of thousands had left the country broken-hearted but not broken. In a day without precedent, people across New Zealand listened to the call to prayer...

  • Asher Klein Mar 22, 2019

    Broken-Hearted But Not Broken: New Zealand Prays Together 1 Week After Mosque Attacks

    New Zealanders observed the Muslim call to prayer Friday in reflecting on the moment one week ago when 50 worshippers at two Christchurch mosques were slain — an act that an imam told the crowd of thousands had left the country broken-hearted but not broken. In a day without precedent, people across New Zealand listened to the call to prayer...

  • Prime Minister Mar 21, 2019

    After Mosque Attacks, New Zealand Bans ‘Military-Style’ Guns

    New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced an immediate ban Thursday on sales of “military-style” semi-automatic firearms and high-capacity magazines in the wake of a terrorist attack on two mosques in Christchurch that killed 50 worshippers. Ardern said the sales ban was effective immediately to prevent stockpiling and would be followed by a complete ban on the weapons after new...

  • Donald Trump Mar 21, 2019

    6 Things to Know – Your Top Stories For Thursday, March 21

    It’s Thursday, March 21st – and NBC 6 has the top six stories you need to know for the day.

  • Prime Minister Mar 21, 2019

    After Mosque Attacks, New Zealand Bans ‘Military-Style’ Guns

    New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced an immediate ban Thursday on sales of “military-style” semi-automatic firearms and high-capacity magazines in the wake of a terrorist attack on two mosques in Christchurch that killed 50 worshippers. Ardern said the sales ban was effective immediately to prevent stockpiling and would be followed by a complete ban on the weapons after new...

  • judge Mar 20, 2019

    Burials Begin for Victims of New Zealand Mosque Attacks

    The first of 50 victims of the Christchurch mosque attacks were buried Wednesday as new Zealand tries to heal in the wake of the horrific attacks.

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