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Facebook said fewer than 200 people viewed the livestream of the Christchurch terror attack, with a total of 4,000 users watching the video before the social network removed it.

When the Christchurch terror attack was live streamed on Facebook last week, no one reported it. The social network said it took 29 minutes for the (...)

US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces fighters celebrate after fighting Islamic State jihadists near the village of Baghouz in eastern Syria. The Isis spokesman cited the fierce battle taking place in Baghouz. Photograph: Giuseppe Cacace/AFP/Getty Images

The spokesman of the Islamic State group emerged from nearly six months of silence on Monday to mock America’s assertion of having defeated the group (...)

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: her best chance to reform arms ownership laws is to move fast before the gun lobby retaliates. Photograph: David Lintott/AFP

The last attempt to introduce tougher gun laws in New Zealand ended, as such attempts often do, in a balancing act. On the one hand, Paula Bennett, th(...)

50 people were killed, and dozens are still injured in hospital after a gunman opened fire on two Christchurch mosques on Friday. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

“ So times were pleasant for the people there until finally one, a fiend out of hell, began to work his evil in the world...” - From the translation o(...)

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(...)

Mourners   at a makeshift memorial near Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand. Photograph: Cornell Tukiri/The New York Times

Facebook removed 1.5 million copies of the video of the New Zealand terrorist attack in the first 24 hours after Friday’s shootings, highlighting the (...)

Omar Nabi speaks to the media about losing his father Haji Daoud in the mosque attacks. Photograph: Edgar Su/Reuters

Fifty people have been confirmed killed, and 50 injured, in Friday’s terrorist attack on two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch. As of Sa(...)

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(...)

Shaykh Dr Umar Al-Qadri, chair of the Irish Muslim Peace and Integration Council, said Irish politicians and media  ignored Islamophobic rhetoric  when espoused by online activists, and this was “hugely problematic”. File photograph: Alan Betson

A leading Muslim cleric has called for legislation banning commentary that “dehumanises” his community or appears to justify the murder of Muslims. (...)

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