Religious strife

March 25, 2019 - 1:25 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's prime minister has announced a top-level inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the massacre of 50 people in two Christchurch mosques. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the country's highest form of investigation, a royal commission of inquiry, was...
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FILE - In this March 18, 2019, file photo, a student lights candle during a vigil to commemorate victims of March 15 shooting, outside the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand. New Zealanders are debating the limits of free speech after their chief censor banned a 74-page manifesto written by a man accused of massacring 50 people at two mosques. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)
March 24, 2019 - 8:41 pm
DUNEDIN, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealanders are debating the limits of free speech after their chief censor banned a 74-page manifesto written by the man accused of slaughtering 50 people at two mosques in the city of Christchurch. The ban, issued Saturday, means anybody caught with the document on...
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A man prays during a vigil in Hagley Park following the March 15 mass shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand, Sunday, March 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
March 24, 2019 - 3:30 am
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Thousands of people gathered in the New Zealand city of Christchurch on Sunday to listen to prayers, songs and speeches at a vigil to remember the 50 people killed in a terrorist attack on two mosques. One of those watching from a wheelchair was 21-year-old Mustafa...
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FILE - In this frame grab from a video released In this Oct. 15, 2017, file photo and provided by Furat FM, a Syrian Kurdish activist-run media group, shows Syrian Islamic State group fighters who have surrendered, at a base of the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), in Raqqa, Syria. (Furat FM, via AP, File)
March 23, 2019 - 5:54 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The announcement of victory over the Islamic State group in Syria marks the end of the extremists' self-styled caliphate, a proto-state in which they held millions hostage to their dark and brutal vision. But IS, which traces its roots back to the bloody emergence of al-Qaida in Iraq...
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Mourners attend the service for a victim of the mosque shootings for a burial at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday, March 22, 2019. People across New Zealand will listen to the Muslim call to prayer on Friday as the nation marks one week since a gunman attacked two mosques and killed 50 people. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
March 22, 2019 - 5:04 am
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — In a day without precedent, people across New Zealand observed the Muslim call to prayer Friday as the nation reflected on the moment one week ago when 50 people were slaughtered at two mosques. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and thousands of others congregated in...
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Injured victims from last week's mosque shootings pray during Friday prayers at Hagley Park in Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday, March 22, 2019. People across New Zealand observed the Muslim call to prayer Friday as the nation reflected on the moment one week ago when 50 people were slaughtered at two mosques. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
March 22, 2019 - 3:33 am
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Latest on the mosque attacks in New Zealand (all times local): 5 p.m. Thousands of people have gathered for a mass funeral to bury 26 of the victims of the mosque attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand. The funeral is taking place at a Muslim cemetery where more...
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Mourners leave the cemetery after the burial service of the body of a victim of the Friday March 15 mosque shootings at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Christchurch, New Zealand, Thursday, March 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
March 21, 2019 - 7:45 am
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Thousands of people were expected to come together for an emotional Friday prayer service led by the imam of one of the two New Zealand mosques where 50 worshippers were killed in a white supremacist attack. Two more of the victims were being buried Thursday as...
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Mourners gather before a service of a victim from last week's mosque shooting for a burial at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Christchurch, New Zealand, Thursday, March 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
March 21, 2019 - 1:52 am
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Latest on the mosque attacks in New Zealand (all times local): 3 p.m. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says New Zealand is immediately banning assault rifles, high-capacity magazines and "military style semi-automatic rifles" like the weapons used in last Friday's...
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Mourners carry the body of a victim of the Friday, March 15, mosque shootings for burial at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Christchurch, New Zealand, Wednesday, March 20, 2019. New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush says he believes police officers stopped the gunman who killed 50 people at two mosques on his way to another attack. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
March 20, 2019 - 8:28 pm
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Latest on the mosque attacks in New Zealand (all times local): 11:30 p.m. A resident of the United Arab Emirates who worked for a security firm was detained and deported after making comments on Facebook celebrating the New Zealand mosque attacks that killed 50...
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Zaed Mustafa, in wheelchair, brother of Hamza and son of Khalid Mustafa killed in the Friday, March 15 mosque shootings reacts during their burial at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Christchurch, New Zealand, Wednesday, March 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
March 20, 2019 - 10:54 am
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — A father and son who fled the civil war in Syria for "the safest country in the world" were buried before hundreds of mourners Wednesday, the first funerals for victims of shootings at two mosques in New Zealand that horrified a nation known for being welcoming and...
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