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NZealand to close gun buyback sparked by mosque shootings

Wellington - A firearms buyback scheme launched in New Zealand after the Christchurch mosque shootings ends on Friday, with gun control groups hailing its success despite opposition from some firearms owners.

Frenchman, 84, charged over mosque attack

Bayonne - An octogenarian accused of wounding two men in a shooting at a mosque in southern France has been charged and ordered held in detention, the prosecutor's office said Wednesday.

Man with rightwing links tries to burn French mosque, shoots two

Bayonne - An 84-year-old former candidate for France's ultra-right party shot and wounded two men in their seventies Monday as he attacked a mosque, prompting the government to express "solidarity" with Muslims hours after railing against Islamic "separatism".

Man with rightwing links tries to burn French mosque, shoots two

Bayonne - An 84-year-old former candidate for France's ultra-right party shot and seriously wounded two men in their 70s who saw him trying to burn a mosque in southwest France, police said, as the government expressed "solidarity" with Muslims.

Octogenerian tries to burn mosque, shoots and injures two: police

Paris - An 84-year-old man shot and seriously wounded two other men in their 70s when they surprised him trying to burn a mosque in Bayonne in southwest France, police said.

Villagers search for bodies after 70 killed in Afghan mosque blast

Jalalabad - Villagers searched for the bodies of their loved ones on Saturday in the rubble of a mosque in eastern Afghanistan that collapsed in a blast during Friday prayers, killing 70 people including dozens of children, officials said.

At least 62 killed in Afghan mosque blast: officials

Jalalabad - At least 62 people were killed by a blast inside an Afghan mosque during Friday prayers, according to officials, a day after the United Nations said violence in the country had reached "unacceptable" levels.

New Zealand creates unit to target, 'disrupt' online extremism

Wellington - New Zealand will establish a team of investigators dedicated solely to tackling online extremism, as it moves to address failures exposed by the Christchurch mosques massacre, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Monday.

16 killed in Burkina Faso mosque attack: security sources

Ouagadougou - Sixteen people died and two were seriously injured in an attack on a mosque in Burkina Faso's volatile north, security sources said Saturday.

New Zealand mosque attack accused drops bid to move trial

Wellington - The man accused of murdering 51 Muslim worshippers in March's New Zealand mosque attacks on Thursday dropped a bid to move his trial from the city where the massacre occurred.

Huge crowds for inauguration of Senegal's mega-mosque

Dakar - Tens of thousands of people from across Senegal converged on the capital Dakar on Friday for the inauguration of a huge mosque, claimed to be the largest in West Africa.

Norway mosque shooter who killed sister had racist motive: police

Oslo - A Norwegian man accused of killing his step-sister before opening fire in a mosque near Oslo in August had racist motives, police said Tuesday, confirming he shot her because of her Chinese origin.

New Zealand tightens gun laws again after mosque massacre

Wellington - New Zealand unveiled new legislation Friday aimed at ensuring only "fit and proper" people can own guns in the wake of the Christchurch mosque attacks that killed 51 Muslim worshippers.

Apology over New Zealand mosque accused's 'hateful' letter

Wellington - Officials in New Zealand apologised Thursday after the alleged Christchurch mosque gunman was allowed to send a letter from prison espousing "hateful" views that a supporter then shared online.

Norway mosque shooting suspect 'admits' crimes: police

Oslo - A Norwegian man suspected of killing his step sister and opening fire in a mosque near Oslo last weekend, has admitted to the crimes though he has not officially entered a plea, police said Friday.

Norway mosque suspect rejects murder allegation: lawyer

Oslo - A Norwegian man suspected of killing his stepsister and opening fire at a mosque near Oslo rejects allegations of murder and attempted murder, his lawyer said Monday.

Norway mosque shooting an 'attempted act of terror'

Oslo - Norwegian police said Sunday that a shooting at a mosque near Oslo is being treated as an "attempted act of terror" and that the suspected gunman harbours far-right, anti-immigrant views.

One hurt in Norway mosque shooting, suspect arrested

Oslo - A gunman armed with multiple weapons opened fire in a mosque near Oslo on Saturday, injuring one person before being overpowered by an elderly worshipper and arrested, Norwegian police and witnesses said.

New Zealand tightens gun laws again after mosque attack

Wellington - New Zealand announced plans for a national firearms register Monday in its second round of gun law reforms following the Christchurch mosque attacks which killed 51 Muslim worshippers.

New Zealanders give up weapons after mosque killings

Christchurch - Dozens of New Zealanders handed in their firearms Saturday 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.

Gunman wounds two, including imam, in French mosque shooting

Brest - A gunman opened fire outside a mosque in northwestern France on Thursday, wounding the local imam and another person, before fleeing the scene and later being found dead, officials said.

New Zealand opens gun buyback after mosque killings

Wellington - New Zealand opened a gun buyback scheme Thursday aimed at ridding the country of semi-automatic weapons similar to those used in the Christchurch mosque attacks that killed 51 Muslim worshippers.

Anger as Christchurch mosque accused pleads not guilty

Christchurch - The man accused of shooting dead 51 Muslim worshippers in the Christchurch mosque attacks in March smiled Friday as his lawyers entered not guilty pleas to multiple murder and terrorism charges.

Christchurch mosque attack defendant pleads not guilty

Christchurch - The man accused of shooting dead 51 Muslim worshippers in the Christchurch mosque attacks pleaded not guilty to multiple murder and terrorism charges Friday and was committed to stand trial next year.

Crusaders to keep name, despite backlash after NZ mosque attacks

Wellington - New Zealand rugby bosses have confirmed the Canterbury Crusaders will keep their name for at least another year, despite a backlash following the mosque attacks in the team's hometown of Christchurch in March.

Christchurch attacker charged with terrorism: police

Wellington - The man accused of shooting dead 51 Muslim worshippers in the Christchurch mosque attacks was formally charged with terrorism for the first time on Tuesday, New Zealand police said.

Christchurch attacker charged with terrorism: police

Wellington - The man accused of shooting dead 51 Muslim worshippers in the Christchurch mosque attacks was formally charged with terrorism for the first time on Tuesday, New Zealand police said.

New Zealand PM targets online hate after mosque attacks

Wellington - New Zealand's leader Jacinda Ardern will join other world leaders in launching a "Christchurch call" to curb online extremism at an international meeting in Paris on Wednesday, following the worst mass killing in her country's recent history.

Judicial probe opens into Christchurch mosque shootings

Wellington - 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.

Extremism must be defeated, prince tells New Zealand mosque survivors

Christchurch - In an emotional meeting with survivors of the New Zealand mosques massacre, Britain's Prince William appealed Friday for "extremism in all forms" to be defeated.
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This is the interior of a mosque in Shreveport, not unlike the one burned down in Tennessee.
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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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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 mosque in the Pattani province of Thailand.
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A view of the small town and mosque above the seaside Ottoman castle
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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
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Inside Ayasofya, Christian mosaics of Jesus and his disciples adorn the ceiling and archways
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A view of the town and mosque above the Ottoman castle
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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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A mosque in Queens, New York
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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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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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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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WORSHIP: Minarets of several mosques are visible in this view of Sanaa, the capital of Yemen, taken in 2009.
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Woolwich 'suspect' Michael Adebolajo seen speaking at the UAF organised rally in Harrow which turned violent.
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A mosque in Galilee, northern Israel
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Mustafa Pasha Mosque in the Old Bazaar area
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Minaret of a mosque
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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 Turkey

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