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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison looks over his shoulder as he attends a bush summit in Cooma, Friday, Aug. 28, 2020. Morrison said he was open to allowing an Australian white supremacist who slaughtered 51 worshippers at two New Zealand mosques to serve his life sentence in his homeland but the victims' wishes would be paramount. (Mick Tsikas/AAP Image via AP)

Australia open to taking gunman back from New Zealand

Aug. 28, 2020 3:01 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s prime minister said Friday he was open to allowing an Australian white supremacist who slaughtered 51 worshippers at two New Zealand mosques to serve his life sentence in his homeland but the victims’ wishes would be paramount. A transfer would buck...

Mosque shooting survivors from left, Mustafa Boztas, Wassail Daragmih and Temel Atacocugu celebrate as they leave the Christchurch High Court after the sentencing hearing for Australian Brenton Harrison Tarrant, in Christchurch, New Zealand, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020. Tarrant, a white supremacist who killed 51 worshippers at two New Zealand mosques in March 2019 was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

New Zealand mosque shooter sentenced to life without parole

Aug. 27, 2020 7:53 AM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The white supremacist who slaughtered 51 worshippers at two New Zealand mosques was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without the possibility of parole, the first time the maximum available sentence has been imposed in the country. Judge Cameron Mander said the crimes...

New Zealand mosque shooter Brenton Tarrant sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole

Aug. 26, 2020 10:01 PM EDT
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand mosque shooter Brenton Tarrant sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.
Australian Brenton Harrison Tarrant, 29, sits in the dock on day three at the Christchurch High Court for sentencing after pleading guilty to 51 counts of murder, 40 counts of attempted murder and one count of terrorism in Christchurch, New Zealand, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020. More than 60 survivors and family members will confront the New Zealand mosque gunman this week when he appears in court to be sentenced for his crimes in the worst atrocity in the nation's modern history. (John Kirk-Anderson/Pool Photo via AP)

New Zealand mosque shooter won't speak at court sentencing

Aug. 26, 2020 3:40 AM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — On a day when the poetic words of love from a daughter to her murdered father brought many people to tears in a New Zealand courtroom, the white supremacist who killed him and 50 other worshippers at two mosques said he wouldn't speak before he is sentenced. Gunman Brenton...

Mass shooter Brenton Tarrant tells judge he won't speak in his own defense at sentencing hearing in New Zealand court

Aug. 26, 2020 1:47 AM EDT
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Mass shooter Brenton Tarrant tells judge he won't speak in his own defense at sentencing hearing in New Zealand court.
Mirwais Waziri gestures during the sentencing hearing for Australian Brenton Harrison Tarrant at the Christchurch High Court after Tarrant pleaded guilty to 51 counts of murder, 40 counts of attempted murder and one count of terrorism in Christchurch, New Zealand, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020. More than 60 survivors and family members will confront the New Zealand mosque gunman this week when he appears in court to be sentenced for his crimes in the worst atrocity in the nation's modern history. (John Kirk-Anderson/Pool Photo via AP)

New Zealand survivor to mosque gunman: 'You are the loser'

Aug. 25, 2020 2:08 AM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — A man who was shot and wounded in the New Zealand mosque attacks had a simple message for the mass-murderer responsible: “You are the loser, and we are the winners.” Mirwais Waziri was among the survivors and family members who spoke on the second day of a...

Twenty-nine-year-old Australian Brenton Harrison Tarrant stands in the dock at the Christchurch High Court for sentencing after pleading guilty to 51 counts of murder, 40 counts of attempted murder and one count of terrorism in Christchurch, New Zealand, Monday, Aug. 24, 2020. More than 60 survivors and family members will confront the New Zealand mosque gunman this week when he appears in court to be sentenced for his crimes in the worst atrocity in the nation's modern history. (John Kirk-Anderson/Pool Photo via AP)

Families confront New Zealand mosque shooter at sentencing

Aug. 24, 2020 6:00 AM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Families and survivors had their first chance to confront the white supremacist who slaughtered 51 worshippers in a mass shooting at two New Zealand mosques as his four-day sentencing hearing began Monday. “You killed your own humanity, and I don’t think the...

FILE - In this July 30, 2019, file photo, Aya Al-Umari, whose brother Hussein was killed in the Christchurch mosque attacks, poses, holding a photo of herself and her brother, in Christchurch, New Zealand. Al-Umari is one of more than 60 survivors and family members who this week in court will confront the white supremacist who committed the worst atrocity in New Zealand’s modern history, when he slaughtered 51 worshippers at two Christchurch mosques in March 2019. The four-day sentencing starts on Monday, Aug. 24, 2020.(AP Photo/Nick Perry, File)

Survivors will face New Zealand mosque gunman at sentencing

Aug. 22, 2020 9:05 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — When Aya Al-Umari faces her brother's killer in the dock, she intends to tell him that his hatred stole away her best friend, her guardian, her hero. That she still wants to pick up the phone and tell her brother all about her day, because he's the only one who would...