New Zealand is a sovereign island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. The country geographically comprises two main landmasses—the North Island, and the South Island —and around 600 smaller islands. New Zealand is situated some 2,000 kilometres (1,200 mi) east of Australia across the Tasman Sea and roughly 1,000 kilometres (600 mi) south of the Pacific island areas of New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga. Because of its remoteness, it was one of the last lands to be settled by humans. During its long period of isolation, New Zealand developed a distinct biodiversity of animal, fungal, and plant life. The country's varied topography and its sharp mountain peaks, such as the Southern Alps, owe much to the tectonic uplift of land and volcanic eruptions. New Zealand's capital city is Wellington, while its most populous city is Auckland.
The damage to the mosque in Escondido was minor and no one was injured, but the incident was one of a series of acts of vandalism and threats targeting mosques since the New Zealand attack. NYTimes.com - Published
Ten days after New Zealand's worst mass shooting, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announces a royal commission of inquiry into events running up to the attack and what, if anything, could have been done..
Fifty people were killed at two mosques in New Zealand, in the city of Christchurch. Women from the country wore headscarves to show solidarity with the Muslim community. A doctor came up with the idea..
Dozens of worshippers gathered outside Cologne's Central Mosque for a moment of silence before prayers on Friday to commemorate victims of the mosque attack in Christchurch last Friday. Rough cut (no..
May God envelop you with His light. Dear Prime Minister, I would like to take this opportunity to send you my personal and heartfelt gratitude and praise for the most remarkable, brave and magnanimous.. WorldNews - Published
The Australian teenager who became known as "Egg Boy" after his protest against a far-right Senator in Australia went viral said he knew smashing an egg on the politician was the wrong thing to do on.. WorldNews - Published
The French Council of the Muslim Faith (CFCM) has said it is suing Facebook and YouTube for allowing the public broadcast of a live video by the man who carried out the New Zealand mosque massacre this.. WorldNews - Published Also reported by •France 24
Ardern reiterated her believe it should not be aired. Wellington: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Monday ordered an independent judicial inquiry into whether police and intelligence.. WorldNews - Published Also reported by •France 24
Jacinda Ardern said a royal commission - the most powerful judicial probe available under New Zealand law - was needed to find out how a single gunman was able to kill 50 people in an attack that.. Firstpost - Published
Ardern said she would travel to Beijing on Sunday then hold a full day of meetings on Monday with the leaders of New Zealand's largest trading partner, including President Xi Jinping, before returning.. Firstpost - Published
Police are investigating a fire at a Southern California mosque on Sunday as a possible arson and hate crime after fresh graffiti on the driveway mentioned the mass shootings at two mosques in New.. Reuters - Published
New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday she will travel to China at the end of the week for a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, amid concerns of strained relations between.. Reuters - Published Also reported by •WorldNews
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced on Monday a royal commission inquiry into the events leading up to a March 15 attack on two mosques in Christchurch that killed 50 people, including.. Reuters - Published
A note referencing the recent terrorist attacks in New Zealand was found at the scene of a possible arson fire at a Southern California mosque, police said Sunday. Nobody was hurt, and members of the.. Firstpost - Published
Ansi Alibava, 25, was the first of at least five Indians shot dead by a white supremacist in New Zealand on March 15 to be repatriated. Her body was returned at an airport in Kochi in the southern.. IndiaTimes - Published
Thousands gathered in New Zealand's cities on Sunday to protest racism and remember the 50 Muslims killed by a gunman in Christchurch and as Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced a national.. Reuters - Published
Ruler of the Emirate of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, tweeted an image of the Burj Khalifa, with a message of thanks to PM Jacinda Ardern and one of solidarity with New.. Firstpost - Published
Smelling of fresh paint, the two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch where a gunman killed 50 worshippers last week reopened their doors on Saturday, with many survivors among the first to.. France 24 - Published
The family of a slain 3-year-old boy and a Jordanian prince are among those visiting a New Zealand mosque as it reopens for the first time since a terrorist killed 42 people there.
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Smelling of fresh paint, the two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch where a gunman killed 50 worshippers last week reopened their doors on Saturday, with many survivors among the first to.. Reuters - Published
When New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern sat down to discusses the aftermath of the Christchuch terrorist attack with The Project's Waleed Aly, she had one "strange" request. The Age - Published
About 3,000 people walked through Christchurch in a 'march for love' early on Saturday, honoring the 50 worshippers massacred in the New Zealand city a week ago, as the mosques where the shooting took.. Reuters - Published
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan replayed graphic footage of New Zealand's worst mass shooting at an election rally on Friday - just hours after that country's foreign minister met him and said he.. Reuters - Published
In the aftermath of the darkest day in modern New Zealand history, a nation blanketed in shock continues to answer hate with unity. This was in evidence on Friday afternoon, at a service in.. WorldNews - Published
ISTANBUL, March 22 (Xinhua) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday praised the reactions of New Zealand's government and its people to the recent terror attacks on two mosques which.. WorldNews - Published
New Zealand Foreign Minister Winston Peters said on Friday that he did not ask Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan to stop showing at election rallies video footage of last week's shooting in Christchurch.. Reuters - Published
New Zealand on Friday defended its reaction to its worst mass shooting, telling Muslim countries meeting in Turkey that the police response to the killing of 50 people was "instantaneous" and the.. Reuters - Published
Washington (CNN)A week after a mass shooting at two mosques, New Zealand's government is on track to ban assault weapons next month and take back those that are already out there. Twenty years after.. WorldNews - Published
Christchurch, New Zealand (CNN Business)Indonesian airline Garuda said Friday that it's canceling a multibillion-dollar order for Boeing's 737 Max 8 passenger jet after the plane was involved in two.. WorldNews - Published