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Dubai projects NZ PM's image on iconic skyscraper

Dubai - Dubai has projected the image of New Zealand premier Jacinda Ardern onto its iconic Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest skyscraper, in thanks for her response to last week's mosque shootings.

'Our duty to our martyrs': preparing NZ dead for burial

Christchurch - For three days and nights the volunteers toiled, diligently washing the bodies of those murdered by a white supremacist in the Christchurch mosque massacres, finally embracing when the last victim was wrapped in a shroud.

New Zealand banned assault weapons. In US, it's more complicated

Washington - New Zealand's swift ban on semi-automatic weapons after the Christchurch massacre showed how political courage can spur change, but in gun-obsessed America, lawmakers and activists desperate to curb firearm violence looked on with both admiration -- an...

Police, tradesmen rush to prepare ravaged mosque for Friday prayers

Christchurch - New Zealand police and tradesmen are working intensively in the hope of readying the Al Noor mosque to hold Friday prayers, just a week after it was the centre of a racist shooting which left 50 dead.

New Zealand bans assault weapons within days of massacre

Christchurch - New Zealand imposed a ban on assault weapons Thursday, moving swiftly following the Christchurch massacre and triggering renewed calls from leading American politicians for gun controls in the United States.

Mosque massacre funerals resume with teen laid to rest

Christchurch - A teenager who dreamed of playing in goal for Manchester United was among the latest victims of New Zealand's twin mosque massacre to be buried as funerals resumed Thursday.

Ex-Pantera singer's NZ gigs axed over past 'white power' comments

Christchurch - Two New Zealand performances by the former frontman of influential metal band Pantera have been cancelled in the wake of the Christchurch massacre over his past comments about white supremacy.

European secret services view ultra-right as growing threat

Paris - European intelligence services have for years been increasing surveillance of ultra-right groups which are seen as a growing threat and capable of carrying out attacks similar to those that left 50 dead at two mosques in New Zealand.

Erdogan campaign use of Mosque shooter video draws NZ ire

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan drew a sharp rebuke from New Zealand Monday for using controversial video shot by the Christchurch mosque gunman as an election campaign prop.

New Zealand attack plays into jihadist hands: experts

Paris - White supremacist Brenton Tarrant, who is accused of killing 50 people in the New Zealand mosque massacre in what he claimed was a blow against Muslim "invaders", played into jihadist hands by following their strategy, experts say.

Christchurch attack 'shows blind spot on white nationalism'

Fpo - The carnage unleashed in Christchurch by a white supremacist has highlighted what analysts say is the global problem of a far-right threat that frequently flies beneath the intelligence radar.

New Zealand mosque massacre puts spotlight on gun laws

Christchurch - New Zealand's gun laws are under intense scrutiny in the wake of the Christchurch mosque massacres, with the arms dealer who supplied guns to the killer saying he feels no responsibility for the tragedy.

Australian teen who egged senator hailed online as 'heroic'

Melbourne - An Australian teen who egged a far-right senator over his offensive comments about the Christchurch mosque attacks has been hailed as "heroic" by internet users, who have raised thousands of dollars in support of his protest.

NZ pledges gun control as mosque 'gunman' sacks lawyer

Christchurch - New Zealand will tighten gun laws in the wake of its worst modern-day massacre, the government said Monday, as it emerged that the white supremacist accused of carrying out the killings at two mosques will represent himself in court.

Australian watchdog to probe broadcast of NZealand gunman livestream

Sydney - Australia's media watchdog launched a formal investigation Monday into the possible breach of rules by networks which broadcast or put online images from a livestream of the New Zealand mosque massacre.

Dealer who sold arms to mosque killer rejects responsibility

Christchurch - The New Zealand arms dealer who sold weapons to the suspected mosque attacker said Monday he felt no responsibility for the deaths of 50 worshippers who were gunned down.

Trump slammed for 'silence' on white supremacist threat

Washington - Democrats led by an Arab-American lawmaker attacked President Donald Trump's "silence" on the rise of white supremacy Sunday as reaction to the New Zealand mosque massacre spilled into a heated US debate over religious and racial bigotry.

Mosque killing video shows the dark-side of social media

The Christchurch terrorist attack was made for social media and social media duly, for a period of time, showcased the horrific attack in New Zealand. This has opened a discussion about violent videos and their accessibility on social media.

Husband of victim says he forgives NZ mosque gunman

Christchurch - A man whose wife was killed in the Christchurch attack as she rushed back into a mosque to rescue him said he harbours no hatred toward the gunman, insisting forgiveness is the best path forward.

'Horror & anger' in Christchurch hospital as medics battle to save lives

Christchurch - In a city battered by quakes, Christchurch's medics were tragically well-schooled in tackling mass casualty events -- but none could have prepared for the injuries unleashed by a white supremacist with assault rifles bent on mass murder.

The New Zealand mosque massacres revive old wounds in the Balkans

Belgrade - As the gunman drove to the two New Zealand mosques where he carried out his mass killings, a Serb nationalist song was heard playing in the background of the haunting video he broadcast live on Facebook.

Hero charged attacker during New Zealand mosque massacre: witness

Christchurch - A survivor of the Christchurch massacre has described how a heroic worshipper at one of the targeted mosques seized an empty rifle discarded by alleged gunman Brenton Tarrant and then used it to chase their attacker away.

Hero charged attacker during New Zealand mosque massacre: witness

Christchurch - A survivor of the Christchurch massacre has described how a heroic worshipper at one of the targeted mosques seized an empty rifle discarded by alleged gunman Brenton Tarrant and then used it to chase their attacker away.

Protesters hold symbolic funeral in Istanbul for New Zealand victims

Istanbul - Hundreds of protesters held a symbolic funeral in Istanbul on Saturday to mourn the deaths of 49 people murdered in attacks on two New Zealand mosques.

'What's next?': Christchurch Muslims struggle with shock, fear

Christchurch - A few months ago, Christchurch's Linwood Mosque proudly laid down new carpets in its halls. On Friday, the light brown carpets were stained red after an gunman stormed the building, spraying bullets at worshippers."There was blood everywhere.

New Zealand struggles to answer 'why' in wake of massacre

Christchurch - The word repeated over and over across New Zealand is "Why?"Why was the country, thought of as among the most peaceful in the world, singled out for a horrifying terrorist attack?

Rural cops brought down Christchurch massacre accused: PM

Christchurch - A pair of rural New Zealand police officers dramatically arrested the suspected Christchurch gunman 36 minutes after authorities were alerted, it emerged Saturday, as the prime minister hailed their bravery.

'Ordinary white man'? Picture of New Zealand accused emerges

Christchurch - A one-time gym trainer from rural Australia who became steeped in neo-fascist ideology during travels in Europe, Brenton Tarrant described himself as an "ordinary white man" -- until he became anything but ordinary.

Death toll rises to 50 as New Zealand mourns victims

Christchurch - The death toll from horrifying shootings at two mosques in New Zealand rose to 50, police said Sunday, as Christchurch residents flocked to memorial sites and churches across the city Sunday to lay flowers and mourn the victims.

Trump dismisses white nationalism threat after NZealand killings

Washington - US President Donald Trump on Friday dismissed concerns that the massacre by an apparent white supremacist in New Zealand indicates a dangerous trend.
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Inside Ayasofya  Christian mosaics  of Jesus and his disciples adorn the ceiling and archways
Inside Ayasofya, Christian mosaics of Jesus and his disciples adorn the ceiling and archways
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Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan seeks to establish Islamic law in Turkey, as he sponsors projects like this new, multi-million-dollar mosque in Istanbul that rises near exclusive residence towers
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Husayn Mosque in Karbala
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A mosque in Turkey
WORSHIP: Minarets of several mosques are visible in this view of Sanaa  the capital of Yemen  taken ...
WORSHIP: Minarets of several mosques are visible in this view of Sanaa, the capital of Yemen, taken in 2009.
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Palestinians inspect a destroyed mosque following an overnight Israeli strike on Gaza City  on Augus...
Palestinians inspect a destroyed mosque following an overnight Israeli strike on Gaza City, on August 2, 2014
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The Great Mosque of Djenné is a prime example of using adobe bricks to build structures.
The Great Mosque of Djenné is a prime example of using adobe bricks to build structures.
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A mosque in Queens  New York
A mosque in Queens, New York
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Jami Madinah Masjid UK Islamic Mission  Keighley  West Yorkshire
On the junction of Spencer Street (...
Jami Madinah Masjid UK Islamic Mission, Keighley, West Yorkshire On the junction of Spencer Street (left) and Highfield Street (right).
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Relatives visit victims  who were injured during a stampede at a religious ceremony in Xiji  Ningxia...
Relatives visit victims, who were injured during a stampede at a religious ceremony in Xiji, Ningxia Hui, northwestern China. As food was being handed out in a mosque 14 people were killed and 10 injured
With permission by Reuters
A security personnel looks back as he walks past a mosque in Xiji  Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region  wh...
A security personnel looks back as he walks past a mosque in Xiji, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, where 14 people were killed and 10 injured during a stampede for food
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Woolwich  suspect  Michael Adebolajo seen speaking at the UAF organised rally in Harrow which turned...
Woolwich 'suspect' Michael Adebolajo seen speaking at the UAF organised rally in Harrow which turned violent.
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The construction of an underwater mosque near Tabuk close to the border with Jordan
The construction of an underwater mosque near Tabuk close to the border with Jordan
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The mosque of the Islamic Society of Boston in the Roxbury section of Boston  Massachusetts. In West...
The mosque of the Islamic Society of Boston in the Roxbury section of Boston, Massachusetts. In Western-based democracies, Muslims are protected by laws that promote religious freedoms. In most Islamic-based societies in the Middle East not only are Christians and other religious minorities not free to safely practice their faith without fear of persecution, the governments and regimes of these societies also fail to protect them against hate crimes perpetrated by Muslim zealots.
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A view of the town and mosque above the Ottoman castle
A view of the town and mosque above the Ottoman castle
A mosque in the Pattani province of Thailand.
A mosque in the Pattani province of Thailand.
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A view of the small town and mosque above the seaside Ottoman castle
A view of the small town and mosque above the seaside Ottoman castle
This is the interior of a mosque in Shreveport  not unlike the one burned down in Tennessee.
This is the interior of a mosque in Shreveport, not unlike the one burned down in Tennessee.
Mustafa Pasha Mosque in the Old Bazaar area
Mustafa Pasha Mosque in the Old Bazaar area

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