Brenton Tarrant, charged for murder in relation to the mosque attacks, is seen in the dock during his appearance in the Christchurch District Court, New Zealand. Photograph: Mark Mitchell/New Zealand Herald/Pool/ Reuters

New Zealand police have charged the man accused of murder in shootings at two Christchurch mosques in March with engaging in a terrorist act, the firs(...)

People comfort each other before the Friday prayers at Hagley Park outside Al-Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand. File Photograph: Edgar Su/Reuters

New Zealand will grant permanent residency to all survivors of the mass shooting at two Christchurch mosques in which 50 Muslim worshippers were kill(...)

Australian prime minister Scott Morrison:  In 2012 he  warned that asylum seekers might cause a typhoid outbreak. Photograph:  James Gourley/Getty Images

In 2013, after two terms in power, Australia’s Labor government was riven by internecine disputes, had twice torn down prime ministers in internal cou(...)

Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand’s prime minister says country will ban military style semi-automatics and assault rifles and will establish a nationwide buyback Photograph: Mark Coote/Bloomberg

New Zealand will ban military-style semi-automatic and assault rifles under tough new gun laws following the killing of 50 people in the country’s wor(...)

Mourners carry a casket  during funerals for some of the 50 victims of the mosque shootings at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Christchurch, New Zealand. Photograph: EPA

Burials for the 50 people killed the New Zealand terrorist attack have begun in Christchurch as the prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, returned to the ci(...)

Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan  greets supporters during an AK Party  local election campaign rally in Izmir. Photograph: Turkish Presidential Press Service/AFP/Getty Images

The New Zealand government has criticised Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, after he repeatedly showed video footage of the Christchurch mosqu(...)

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern:  said the suspect had sent a “manifesto” to her office nine minutes before the attacks. Photograph: Hagen Hopkins/Getty

New Zealand’s cabinet will meet on Monday morning to begin work to change gun laws, as the county continued to grapple with Friday’s attacks in Christ(...)

The sails of Sydney Opera House with the design of New Zealand’s silver fern in a show of solidarity with victims of the Christchurch  attacks

Family members of an Australian man who allegedly murdered 50 people in two New Zealand mosques on Friday have expressed their sorrow for what they ca(...)

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern has said her office was among several recipients of a so-called manifesto by the suspected Christchurch gunman just minutes before the attacks.  Photograph: Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern has said her office was among several recipients of a so-called manifesto by the suspected Christchurch gunm(...)

Police escort witnesses away from a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand. Multiple people were killed in mass shootings at two mosques full of people attending Friday prayers. Photograph: Mark Baker/AP

“It was very peaceful, calm and quiet, as it is when the sermon starts,” said Farid Ahmed, who was observing Friday prayers at Al Noor mosque in Chris(...)

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