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City in South Island, New Zealand

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Christchurch: City in South Island, New Zealand
Christchurch is the largest city in the South Island of New Zealand and the seat of the Canterbury Region. The Christchurch urban area lies on the South Island's east coast, just north of Banks Peninsula. It is home to 404,500 residents, making it New Zealand's third-most populous city behind Auckland and Wellington. The Avon River flows through the centre of the city, with an urban park located along its banks.

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New Zealand plans armed police patrols after Christchurch massacre

New Zealand officials said on Friday armed police will patrol parts of the country in a trial project following heightened security concerns after a mass shooting in Christchurch in March that killed..
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New Zealand awards for police who captured Christchurch shooting suspect

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern handed bravery awards to two police officers in a private ceremony on Wednesday for risking their lives to capture and arrest a man accused of killing 51..
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Videos for Christchurch

Tech firms won't wait for U.S. to act on social media laws -Microsoft's president [Video]Tech firms won't wait for U.S. to act on social media laws -Microsoft's president

Microsoft Corp President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith said on Friday that U.S. tech companies will change how they moderate online platforms in response to new laws from foreign governments,..

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New Zealand PM acts to tighten gun laws [Video]New Zealand PM acts to tighten gun laws

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern introduced a new bill to parliament on Friday that aims to further tighten gun laws, as the country marks six months since the mass shooting in Christchurch..

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Terrorist jailed for 18 years after stabbing teenager in Tesco car park [Video]Terrorist jailed for 18 years after stabbing teenager in Tesco car park

A terrorist inspired by the Christchurch mosque attacks has been jailed for more than 18 years for stabbing a teenager in a bid to "murder a Muslim". Vincent Fuller, 50, admitted trying to kill..

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Dealing with typhoons part of World Cup experience - Hansen [Video]Dealing with typhoons part of World Cup experience - Hansen

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen says his side are well aware of the challenges facing them as they bid to win a third consecutive World Cup.

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New Zealand PM Ardern steps up fight against extremist online content

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced more funding and support on Monday to target violent extremist content online, just months after an alleged white supremacist livestreamed a..
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Livestreamed killings test social media measures to block extremist content

Social media companies scrambled on Wednesday to scrub footage of a shooting outside a German synagogue from their platforms, in the first major test of their systems since a massacre in the New..
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Accused New Zealand mosque gunman withdraws bid to move trial: media

The man accused of killing 51 people at two mosques in New Zealand in March has withdrawn an application to have his trial moved away from Christchurch, the city where the attacks occurred, New Zealand..
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New Zealand flights briefly grounded by radar fault

Flight departures from New Zealand were temporarily halted on Monday after a fire alarm went off at the country's air navigation service provider's main radar facility in Christchurch.
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Tech companies back independent watchdog to tackle online extremism

A global working group set up by Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Microsoft to remove extremist content will become an independent watchdog working "to respond quicker and work more collaboratively to..
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New Zealand PM Ardern, Trump discuss gun control in first formal meeting

U.S. President Donald Trump "listened with interest" about New Zealand's gun reforms introduced after the mass shooting in Christchurch, the Pacific country's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on..
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London police and Facebook move to stop live streaming of terror attacks

London police and Facebook said on Tuesday they plan to share resources to stop the live streaming of terrorist attacks like that in Christchurch, New Zealand, earlier this year.
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New Zealand's PM Ardern acts to tighten gun laws further, six months after attack

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern introduced a new bill to parliament on Friday that aims to further tighten gun laws, as the country marks six months since the mass shooting in Christchurch..
Reuters - Published

Trial of accused Christchurch gunman delayed in New Zealand to avoid Ramadan

The trial of a man accused of shootings at two mosques in New Zealand that killed 51 people has been delayed by a month because the original court date coincided with the Muslim holy month of Ramadan,..
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Man accused of New Zealand mosque attack seeks to move trial from Christchurch

Lawyers for the man accused of shootings at two mosques in New Zealand that killed 51 people in March have asked for the trial to be moved from the southern city of Christchurch, where the attacks took..
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Two hundred survivors, relatives of victims of New Zealand's Christchurch shooting undertake hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia

Two hundred survivors and relatives of victims of March's massacres at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, are undertaking the hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia to 'pray for the martyrs'.
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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..
Firstpost - Published

New Zealand plans firearm register, tighter licensing amid gun law reforms

New Zealand on Monday revealed plans to establish a firearm register and to overhaul its licensing systems for gun owners in the second set of gun law reforms introduced in response to mass shootings..
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Gas explosion in New Zealand's Christchurch injures several people

New Zealand emergency services evacuated residents near what they said was a suspected gas explosion in the South Island city of Christchurch on Friday that left a house on fire and several people..
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New Zealand police report 'serious' incident in Christchurch, residents evacuated

New Zealand police said on Friday there had been a "serious" incident in the South Island city of Christchurch that left a house on fire after residents described hearing the sound of an explosion.
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Gun megastore plan in New Zealand's Christchurch sparks backlash: media

New Zealand retailer Gun City, which sold weapons to the man accused of shootings at two Christchurch mosques that killed 51 people and injured dozens, has aroused concern with plans for a mega store..
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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.
Firstpost - Published

New Zealand's first gun buyback event a success, police say

Police on Saturday labeled New Zealand's first firearms buy-back event a success, after 169 individuals handed in 224 prohibited firearms in the city of Christchurch.
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New Zealand launches gun buyback policy after Christchurch mosque attacks, say police; failure to submit arms punishable

New Zealand opened a gun buyback scheme on Thursday, aimed at ridding the country of semi-automatic weapons similar to those used in the Christchurch mosque attacks.
Firstpost - Published

NZ launches gun 'buy-back' scheme for weapons banned after Christchurch mosque attacks

New Zealand's government on Wednesday launched a multimillion-dollar, six-month "buy-back" scheme to compensate owners of powerful but newly banned semi-automatic weapons prohibited in the wake of..
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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.
Firstpost - Published

New Zealand man jailed for sharing video of mass shooting: media

A New Zealand man was sentenced to 21 months in prison on Tuesday for distributing videos of a massacre at two mosques in the city of Christchurch, media reported.
Reuters - Published

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..
Firstpost - Published

Accused Christchurch gunman pleads not guilty to all charges in New Zealand court

An Australian man pleaded not guilty on Friday to 92 charges stemming from a massacre in two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch three months ago and will stand trial in May next year.
Reuters - Published

New Zealand massacre suspect set to enter pleas, face new terrorism charge

Suspected white supremacist Brenton Tarrant is expected to enter pleas, and will face a new terrorism charge, when he appears in court on Friday over the mass shooting at two mosques in Christchurch.
Reuters - Published

Australia's 'Egg Boy' donates $70,000 to Christchurch attack victims

An Australian teen dubbed "Egg Boy" for cracking an egg on the head of a controversial right-wing lawmaker said he has given almost A$100,000 ($70,000) donated for his legal expenses to support victims..
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Police file New Zealand's first terrorism charge over mosque shootings

New Zealand police have charged the man accused of murder in shootings at two Christchurch mosques in March with engaging in a terrorist act, the first time such a charge had been brought in the..
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Man accused of murder in NZ shootings also charged with terrorist act

New Zealand police said on Tuesday they were charging the man accused of murder in shootings at two Christchurch mosques in March with engaging in a terrorist act.
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India joins global war on online terror

The global document “outlines collective, voluntary commitments from governments and online service providers intended to address the issue of terrorist and violent extremist content online and to..
IndiaTimes - Published

India joins global initiative to combat extremism online

India joined France, New Zealand, Canada and several other countries in launching a major initiative in Paris to combat terrorism and extremism online and secure the internet. The initiative —..
IndiaTimes - Published

Facebook restricts Live feature, citing New Zealand shooting

Facebook Inc said on Tuesday it was tightening rules around its livestreaming feature ahead of a meeting of world leaders aimed at curbing online violence in the aftermath of the Christchurch massacre.
Reuters - Published

Christchurch terror attack: Was lapse in intelligence, lack of police action cause of New Zealand mosque attack? Judicial probe begins

A judicial inquiry into whether New Zealand's police and intelligence services could have prevented the Christchurch mosque attacks in which 51 worshippers died began taking evidence on Monday.
Firstpost - Published

New Zealand begins inquiry into Christchurch's mosques massacre

An inquiry into Christchurch's mosques shooting massacre began hearing evidence on Monday, as New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern prepared to co-host a meeting in France that seeks global support..
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Backstory: Finding some solace amid the bloodshed in Christchurch and Colombo

The island nations of New Zealand and Sri Lanka are separated by some 6,600 miles (10,600 km) of ocean. But in just over a month's time, each has seen mass killings that generated similar headlines.
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Turk hurt in Christchurch attacks dies, NZ death toll at 51: minister

A Turkish citizen who was wounded during deadly attacks at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch on March 15 has died, Turkey's foreign minister said on Thursday, raising the death toll..
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New Zealand police charge man over possession of explosives in Christchurch

A man in Christchurch was charged in court on Wednesday with possessing explosives, ammunition and offensive weapons a day after police found a suspected explosive device in the city where 50 Muslims..
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New Zealand media set protocols for court coverage of man accused of Christchurch attacks

New Zealand news outlets on Wednesday agreed to guidelines for reporting on the court appearances of a man charged over deadly attacks on Christchurch mosques in March, which would limit coverage of..
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Suspected explosive device found, man arrested in New Zealand's Christchurch

New Zealand police said on Tuesday a man was arrested and bomb disposal officers found a package with a suspected explosive device at a vacant property in Christchurch, where 50 people were killed in..
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New Zealand police arrest man in Christchurch after reports of bomb threat

New Zealand police arrested a man in Christchurch on Tuesday following reports of a possible bomb threat in the city, where 50 people were killed in attacks by a lone gunman on two mosques in March.
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New Zealand police say responding to an incident in Christchurch

New Zealand police said on Tuesday they were responding to an incident in Christchurch, where 50 people were killed in attacks by a lone gunman on two mosques in March, and asked people to avoid the..
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One killed after gunman opens fire at California synagogue; 19-year-old suspect paid tribute to Pittsburg, Christchurch shooters in open letter

A gunman opened fire at a synagogue in California, killing one person and injuring three others, including the rabbi, as worshippers marked the final day of Passover, officials said Saturday.
Firstpost - Published

New Zealand police red-faced as thief steals 11 guns from station

A burglar stole 11 guns from a police station in New Zealand, some of which were surrendered to authorities in the aftermath of the mass shooting in Christchurch, police said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

UK's Prince William meets survivors of Christchurch mosque shootings

Britain's Prince William met survivors of a deadly shooting at two mosques in Christchurch, including a five-year-old girl recovering in hospital, during a two-day visit to New Zealand.
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Thousands gather for Anzac Day in Australia, New Zealand amid heightened security

Tens of thousands gathered in Australia and New Zealand at Anzac Day memorials on Thursday amid heightened security following the shooting massacre at Christchurch mosques and deadly suicide bombings..
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New Zealand has 'not yet seen' intel linking Sri Lanka blasts to Christchurch attacks, says Jacinda Ardern's office

New Zealand has not yet seen any intelligence reports linking the bombings in Sri Lanka to the mosque attacks in Christchurch, Jacinda Ardern's office said.
Firstpost - Published

New Zealand, France plan bid to tackle extremism on social media

In the wake of the Christchurch attack, New Zealand said on Wednesday that it would work with France in an effort to stop social media from being used to promote terrorism and violent extremism.
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New Zealand PM says no intelligence linking Sri Lanka attacks to Christchurch

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Wednesday that her government was not aware of any intelligence suggesting that a devastating attack on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka was in retaliation..
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