Tensions have escalated dramatically in the country since December's controversial presidential polls, with groups opposed to President Faustin Archange Touadera's re-election.
Eleven gang members and one accomplice - all Germans - had met regularly to plan, with all but one of them pledging to contribute thousands towards a $59,000 pool to finance the purchase of weapons, prosecutors said.
At least 12 people are dead and more than 40 wounded in attacks that come during a Taliban delegation visit to Pakistan to discuss starting Afghan peace talks.
Protesters will take to the streets across the US again, a day after the funeral of George Floyd, whose death in police custody has ignited the biggest surge of anti-racism activism since the civil rights era of the 1960s.
Police in the South Pacific nation usually operate without firearms but trialled armed patrols after a lone gunman murdered 51 Muslim worshippers in Christchurch in March 2019.
Officials said the soldier was angry over a financial dispute, first killing two people on a military base and then went on a far bloodier rampage, shooting as he drove to a mall where shoppers fled in terror.
Meanwhile, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for an end to fighting in northwestern Syria, where hundreds of combatants reportedly died this week as regime forces advanced on a rebel-held town.
Britons looked for answers following Friday's deadly attack as national politicians sought to pin the blame elsewhere for what was obviously a breakdown in the security system.
Three people were wounded in a stabbing in one of the main shopping streets in the centre of the Dutch city of The Hague, police say.
The Syrian regime killed at least 186 children in chemical attacks, the Syrian Network for Human Rights said. Another 305 children died of malnutrition and medicine shortages in the areas besieged by the regime.
President Muhammadu Buhari met his South African counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa and stressed the importance of avoiding a repeat of attacks against foreigners that occurred in the country.
Four French police officers were stabbed to death by an administrator at the Paris police headquarters. The perpetrator was shot to death while the attack is believed to have begun as a workplace row.
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