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Suspected New Zealand mosque gunman pleads not guilty

The Australian man accused of killing 51 worshippers at two mosques in New Zealand in March pleaded not guilty to multiple murder and terrorism charges on Friday. In an attack broadcast live on Facebook, the lone gunman armed with semi-automatic weapons targeted Muslims attending Friday prayers in Christchurch on March 15, in New Zealand’s worst[…]

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Mental health test ordered for New Zealand mosque attacks suspect

Survivors and relatives of victims of Christchurch shootings pack court room as suspect appears by video link. Christchurch, New Zealand – The Australian man accused of murdering 50 people at two New Zealand mosques has been ordered to undergo psychiatric tests. At the brief and sombre hearing in Christchurch on Friday, Justice Cameron Mander ordered Brenton[…]

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Twitter erupts after Iranian activist says Western hijab-wearing women support ‘discriminatory law’

A prominent Iranian women’s rights activist has sparked heated debate online after she condemned Western women who wear the hijab when they visit Iran and slammed them for supporting a “discriminatory law.” Masih Alinejad, who is the founder of the White Wednesdays movement, which encourages Iranian women to remove their[…]

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Austrian chancellor confirms financial link between nationalist group and Christchurch killer

Austria’s leader confirmed Wednesday that authorities have found financial links between the suspected gunman of the recent mosque massacres in New Zealand and a local nationalist group, following a raid on an activist’s home. Chancellor Sebastian Kurz added that the Austrian government was looking into dissolving the group, known as[…]

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