Commissioner of Police Mike Bush confirms Australian citizen Brenton Tarran has been charged with a terror act and faces 51 charges of murder and 40 of attempted murder.
Coalition returns to power in a stunning result, after opinion polls and odds-makers tipped the opposition Labor Party to win. The outcome ranks as Australia's biggest election upset since 1993, when Labor prime minister Keating returned to power.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison in his victory speech dubs his surprised election win as a "miracle".
A closely watched poll showed Labor was going into Saturday's election with a slight advantage.
Executives from Google, Twitter, Facebook and Microsoft meet leaders of France, New Zealand and other countries in Paris to unveil the "Christchurch Call" of voluntary commitments by online platforms.
Climate change is Australia election's top issue. The main opposition Labour party wants to invest in renewable energy and by 2030, wants a 45 percent cut in carbon emissions as the current government says it is doing a good job at it.
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres visited Al Noor Mosque, one of the places of worship in New Zealand's southern city attacked by a self-confessed white supremacist on March 15.
The Royal Commission investigation will look into the shooter's activities, use of social media and international connections, as well as whether there were inappropriate priority settings in counter-terrorism resources.
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has kicked off a major United Nations push for progress on what he calls the defining issue of our time: climate change.
New Zealand's prime minister has been rightly applauded for her response to the attacks against Muslims in New Zealand, but that shouldn't obscure the fact that she has helped to empower anti-Muslim bigotry in her rise to power.
Scandals surrounding candidates have become recurring distractions for Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and opposition leader Bill Shorten this week as they attempt to sell their policies on the campaign trail ahead of the May 18 poll.
Sydney-based artist Cigdem Aydemir doesn't care about protecting the image of Islam as much as she does about how these images affect Muslim lives worldwide.
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