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by | March 17, 2019 | 12:15

Facebook said it was alerted by police to the livestream on its site, and "quickly removed the shooter's Facebook and Instagram accounts and the video". Three people were arrested - one of them born in Australia - after an active shooter situation led to "significant" fatalities at the mosques during Friday prayers.

by | March 17, 2019 | 11:58

The 1 NEWS broadcaster reported, citing an Australian police source, that the shooter was Brenton Tarrant from the city of Grafton in Australia's eastern New South Wales state. Reports suggest that many of those affected are part of New Zealand's migrant and refugee communities. "I saw the news last night, including some of the gruesome videos on social media".

by | March 17, 2019 | 11:43

An overwhelmed hospital was forced to delay surgeries as it struggled to cope with the sheer number of wounded. A stream of victims' friends and relatives entered, one woman carrying sandwiches and falafel. "We have had these guns available for a long time and we very rarely have a situation like this". "That obviously leads to an Australian-based investigation and all of our inquiries here will be absolutely shared and communicated with New Zealand authorities".

by | March 17, 2019 | 09:42

A ministry tweet said at least 40 other people were still missing. Among the casualties were two pupils and a security officer from St Charles Lwanga High School, and 10 victims from Ngangu Township in Chimanimani, which was the most affected.

by | March 17, 2019 | 09:39

A third person added: "You are an embarrassment to humanity". But because of a quirk in the Australian electoral system, he was elevated to the Senate by the anti-immigration, anti-Muslim One Nation party after a court ruled that its senator, Malcolm Roberts, had not been eligible to run for election due to his dual citizenship.

by | March 17, 2019 | 09:12

Facebook , YouTube and Twitter have removed and blocked hundreds of different versions of the video. "Shocking, violent and graphic content has no place on our platforms, and is removed as soon as we become aware of it", read the statement from the Google-owned video sharing company.

by | March 17, 2019 | 07:17

Boeing said it supports the grounding of its planes as a precautionary step, while reiterating "full confidence" in their safety. A voice from the cockpit of the Boeing BA.N 737 MAX requested to climb to 14,000 feet above sea level - about 6,400 feet above the airport - before urgently asking to return, the source told Reuters on condition of anonymity because the recording is part of an ongoing investigation.

by | March 17, 2019 | 06:56

The former Texas congressman said at a campaign event in Iowa Thursday that as marijuana use has increased, tobacco use has "plummeted" in the last 40 years as it has been treated as a public health issue and marketed as "not cool". Several of El Paso's richest business moguls donated to and raised money for O'Rourke's city council campaigns, drawn to his support for a plan to redevelop El Paso's poorer neighborhoods, the Post reported .

by | March 17, 2019 | 06:15

In the wake of Friday's terror attack on two Christchurch mosques that took the lives of 49 people and injured at least 40, the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh is working to reciprocate the support that Pittsburgh's Jewish community received from Muslim groups in its own time of need.

by | March 17, 2019 | 04:41

When Cali tried to hide behind his vehicle, Comello allegedly ran him over. At his home in Brick, N.Y., members of the New York/New Jersey Regional Task Force picked up the Staten Island man, who has been identified by WNBC-TV and the New York Daily News as Anthony Camello.

by | March 17, 2019 | 03:43

Mosque worker Abdul Aziz risked his own life to challenge the gunman and try to snatch his weapon, according to attack survivor Syed Mazharuddin. Muath Elayyan, Mohammed's brother, told the Associated Press his brother helped establish the mosque a year after arriving in New Zealand , where he teaches engineering at a university and runs a consultancy.

by | March 17, 2019 | 02:59

Mr Murphy and law society president Patrick Dorgan travelled to Washington DC where the Government's "Ireland: An worldwide legal centre" initiative was launched at the Irish Embassy as part of the St Patrick's Day celebrations. DONALD TRUMP will make his long-awaited visit to the Republic of Ireland later this year . The Taoiseach said: "It's not particularly support that I've asked for from the president on Brexit".

by | March 17, 2019 | 02:41

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern condemned the incident and said, "This is one of New Zealand's darkest days ". Liton Das and Nayeem Hasan were also back in the hotel and have been contacted, and told to stay back at the hotel.

by | March 17, 2019 | 01:54

Nasrin is known for representing women who have protested having to wear the headscarf. Sotoudeh's husband, Reza Khandan, earlier this week said that she will have to serve an extra 10-years in prison - the longest sentence of the seven verdicts - on top of a five-year term she is now serving.

by | March 17, 2019 | 01:44

Joseph reached almost 26 feet on Saturday, about a foot below what's considered major flooding at the northwest Missouri city. Farther east, the Mississippi River saw moderate flooding in IL from Rock Island south to Gladstone. The president also praised first responders and emergency response teams for doing "a great job dealing" with flooding, high winds and road closures.

by | March 17, 2019 | 01:07

That's the causal chain: Chelsea Clinton urged Omar to be more careful with her rhetoric, this contributed in some way to Islamophobia, and then Christchurch happened. "I'm so sorry that you feel that way", Clinton responds. As noted by Schow, Dweik doubled-down on her Clinton-bashing via Twitter. As the video of Clinton's confrontation circulated on Friday and Saturday, people on both sides of the spectrum came to defend her as well.

by | March 17, 2019 | 00:56

From what we know, it does appear to have been very well planned. "It is clear that this can only be described as a terrorist attack ", Ardern told the Herald. After 49 lives were lost in this senseless attack, police also found improvised explosive devices strapped to vehicles, according to Buzzfeed News .

by | March 17, 2019 | 00:30

The Israeli military said it was targeting "terror sites" in Gaza, but gave no further details. The rocket barrage triggered air raid sirens throughout the city, Israel's densely populated commercial and cultural capital. Just after dawn, six more missiles were fired from Gaza toward Israeli border towns but all but one were intercepted by Israel's Iron Dome defense system, the military said.

by | March 17, 2019 | 00:08

One person with us had a bullet in her arm. The government advised people not to go to mosques until further notice. There was a second shooting at the Linwood Masjid Mosque that killed at least 10 people. The police described the move as a precaution as "there is no ongoing or specific threat to any mosque or place of worship" in the state. Pope Francis assured "all New Zealanders, and in particular the Muslim community, of his heartfelt solidarity", the Vatican said.

by | March 16, 2019 | 23:39

The restrictions came as the river reached moderate flood stage at almost 32 feet on Friday at Omaha, where it's expected to crest at almost 34 feet on Monday, according to the National Weather Service. The massive late-winter storm hit Colorado on Wednesday, causing widespread power outages, forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights and wreaking havoc on roadways.