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In this image made from a video, Brenton Harrison Tarrant appears in a screen via video link in Christchurch, New Zealand Thursday, March 26, 2020. One year after killing 51 worshipers at two Christchurch mosques, the Australian white supremacist accused of the slaughter has changed his plea to guilty. (TVNZ Pool via AP)

New Zealand mosque gunman pleads guilty to murder, terrorism

Mar. 25, 2020 11:03 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The man who committed the worst atrocity in New Zealand's modern history when he slaughtered 51 worshippers at two Christchurch mosques unexpectedly pleaded guilty to all charges Thursday. The attacks targeting people praying at the mosques a year ago shocked the nation and...

In this Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, photo, Al Noor mosque shooting survivor Temel Atacocugu points to the scar of a bullet wound in his arm during an interview at his home in Christchurch, New Zealand. When the gunman walked into the mosque, Atacocugu was kneeling for Friday prayers. He looked up into the man's face, thinking he was a police officer because of his paramilitary outfit. Time slowed. Temel saw a puff of smoke come from the raised gun, felt a bullet smash into his teeth, and thought:

Shot 9 times during mosque massacre, survivor overcomes fear

Mar. 15, 2020 1:37 AM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — When the gunman walked into the Al Noor mosque, Temel Atacocugu was kneeling for Friday prayers. He looked up into the man’s face, thinking he was a police officer because of his paramilitary outfit. Time slowed. Atacocugu saw a puff of smoke come from the raised...

Men attend Friday prayers in Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday, March 13, 2020. Events to mark the death of 51 people who were killed and dozens more injured when a gunman attacked two mosques in Christchurch March 15, 2019 begin Friday. (John Kirk-Anderson/Pool Photo via AP)

New Zealand cancels mosque shooting memorial over virus fear

Mar. 13, 2020 9:13 PM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — A national memorial in New Zealand to commemorate the 51 people who were killed when a gunman attacked two mosques one year ago has been canceled due to concern over the new coronavirus. Thousands of people were expected to attend the Sunday service in Christchurch to mark...

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern addresses a press conference in Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday, March 13, 2020.Events to mark the death of fifty-one people who were killed and dozens more injured when a gunman attacked two mosques in Christchurch March 15, 2019 begin today. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

New Zealand leader says nation changed after mosque attacks

Mar. 12, 2020 11:52 PM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Friday that New Zealanders have become more engaged with the Muslim community in the year since a gunman killed 51 people at two mosques. Ardern was in Christchurch attending events to mark the anniversary of last year's March 15 massacre,...

This Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, photo shows Aya Al-Umari, whose brother Hussein Al-Umari was killed in the Al Noor mosque shooting, at her home in Christchurch, New Zealand. Fifty-one people were killed and dozens more injured when a lone gunman attacked two mosques in Christchurch last year. New Zealanders on Sunday, March 15, will commemorate those who died on the first anniversary of the mass killing, as the tragedy continues to ripple through the community. Three people whose lives were forever altered that day say it has prompted changes in their career aspirations, living situations and in the way that others perceive them. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

1 year later, New Zealand mosque attacks alter many lives

Mar. 12, 2020 10:22 PM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Fifty-one people were killed and dozens more injured when a lone gunman attacked two mosques in Christchurch last year. New Zealanders will commemorate those who died on the anniversary of the mass killing Sunday. Three people whose lives were forever altered that day say...