Australian white supremacist Brenton Tarrant admits murders of 51 Muslim worshippers last March in Christchurch city, in a surprise change of mind, police say.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was in Christchurch attending events to mark the anniversary of last year's March 15 massacre, which she has described as one of New Zealand's darkest days.
The onset of the Trump administration has coincided with an increasing level of hate crimes and an emboldened white nationalist movement that has created a domestic terrorism crisis in the US.
The first of more than 250 collections to be held nationwide was in Christchurch, where 51 Muslim worshippers were gunned down while at prayer less than four months ago.
The Australian man accused of murdering 51 people attending Friday prayers at two mosques pleads not guilty to all 92 charges against him.
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.
Lawmakers voted on the first substantial changes to New Zealand's gun laws in decades, reforms which will ban the use and circulation of semi-automatics. The bill must now receive royal assent from the governor general to become law.
The Australian man who carried out the Christchurch mosque attacks in New Zealand will be seen by two health assessors to determine "whether he is fit to stand trial or insane", a High Court judge ruled during a brief hearing in Christchurch.
Senator Fraser Anning faced more criticism later for physically striking a teenager who cracked a raw egg on his head in a viral incident in Melbourne.
Fascists like Brenton Tarrant weaponise environmentalism in service of white supremacism and the strategy is gaining popularity in mainstream politics.
Representatives from all over the world attend the event to honour 50 victims of March 15 terror attack on two mosques carried out by 28-year-old Australian Brenton Tarrant.
The white supremacist terrorist who killed 50 Muslim worshippers in New Zealand mosques donated a large sum of money to Austria’s Identitarian Movement, one of the rising far-right groups in Europe and North America.
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