Latest New Zealand mosque attacks News

Trial of accused Christchurch mosque shooter may be delayed

Aug. 15, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The trial of the man accused of killing 51 people at two New Zealand mosques could be delayed by several weeks to avoid clashing with the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. The trial had been scheduled to begin on May 3 in the city of Christchurch, where the Muslim worshippers...

House subpoenas owner of message board tied to mass killings

Aug. 14, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A key House committee has subpoenaed the owner of 8chan, an online message board favored by violent white nationalists including the man suspected of killing 22 people in a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas. Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson and the panel's top Republican...

Alleged Christchurch gunman sends letter from prison cell

Aug. 14, 2019 6:49 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand officials admitted Wednesday that they made a mistake by allowing the man accused of killing 51 people at two Christchurch mosques to send a hand-written letter from his prison cell. The six-page letter from Brenton Tarrant was posted this week on the website...

Judge orders FBI informant to wear a disguise in terror case

Aug. 13, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana judge has ordered an FBI informant to wear a wig or hat, false eyeglasses and fake facial hair when testifying against a man who prosecutors say wanted to avenge the death of Muslims killed in shootings at two New Zealand mosques. The confidential informant, who helps the FBI...

Man accused of killing woman and wounding another in Sydney

Aug. 13, 2019 9:13 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — A knife-wielding man with a history of mental illness is suspected of slaying a woman in a downtown Sydney apartment with a butcher's knife before wounding another woman nearby and attempting to stab other people Tuesday while yelling "Allahu akbar," or "God is great," police and witnesses...

Suspect in Norway mosque attack smirks in court appearance

Aug. 12, 2019 3:02 PM EDT

A Norwegian man suspected of killing his stepsister and then storming an Oslo mosque with guns appeared in court Monday with a smirk on his bruised face as evidence grew that he sought to emulate attacks by white supremacists in the U.S. and New Zealand. Security experts believe Philip Manshaus is the latest...

The Latest: Norway has had 'vague' tip on mosque shooter

Aug. 12, 2019 8:38 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Latest on Saturday's mosque shooting in Oslo, Norway (all times local): 2:30 p.m. The head of Norway's domestic security agency says officials had received a "vague" tip a year ago about the suspected gunman in Saturday's Oslo mosque shooting, but it was not sufficient to act...

Muslims mark Eid and final days of hajj in Saudi Arabia

Aug. 11, 2019 4:01 AM EDT

MINA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Around 2.5 million pilgrims took part in a symbolic stoning of the devil on Saturday, marking the final days of the hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia and the start of the Eid al-Adha celebrations for Muslims around the world. To mark the completion of the hajj, male pilgrims shave...

10 Things to Know for Today

Aug. 9, 2019 5:48 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. STORMS BREW AHEAD OF TRUMP'S GOLF HOLIDAY With his poll numbers stalled and his ability to rally the country questioned, the president is being tested by an escalating trade war with China, rising tensions...

Correction: Texas-Mall Shooting story

Aug. 7, 2019 3:16 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — In stories Aug. 3-5 about the deadly shootings at an El Paso Walmart, The Associated Press reported erroneously on the number of mass killings so far in 2019. There have been 23 mass killings so far in 2019, leaving 131 people dead. A corrected version of the story is below: Attack on...