Australia to probe NZ terror attack livestream video

Australia’s media watchdog launched a formal investigation Monday into the possible breach of rules by networks which broadcast or put online images from a livestream of the New Zealand mosque massacre. Some Australian outlets used clips or images taken from the 17-minute livestream broadcast on Facebook by alleged gunman Australian Brenton Tarrant Continue Reading

NZ terror attack: Police say gunman acted alone but may have had support

New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush says gunman who killed 50 people and wounded others at two Christchurch mosques acted alone but may have had support. Australian white supremacist Brenton Tarrant was arrested moments after the shootings on Friday. He was charged with a single count of murder and a judge said Saturday he may face other charges. Continue Reading

NZ cabinet say yes for tougher gun laws in ‘principle’

NZ cabinet agrees tougher gun laws in ‘principle’ Wellington, Mar 18 (AFP) New Zealand’s cabinet agreed measures to tighten gun control laws ‘in principle’ Monday, just days after a deadly mass shooting killed more than 50 people. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said details of the measures would be rolled out before a cabinet meeting next Monday, saying ‘the time to act is now’. Continue Reading

NZ terror attack suspect appears rational, says ex-lawyer

he Australian charged with murder in the mass shootings at two New Zealand mosques appears ‘rational’ and aware of the situation, his ex-lawyer told AFP on Monday. Duty lawyer Richard Peters represented the 28-year-old during a preliminary court hearing, but was dropped after Brenton Tarrant indicated he wanted to represent himself. Continue Reading