Australian Man Appears In Court On Murder Charge After Christchurch Attack

People pay their respects in front of floral tributes for victims of the March 15 mosque attacks in Christchurch

People pay their respects in front of floral tributes for victims of the March 15 mosque attacks in Christchurch

After the suspect left the court, the judge said that while "there is one charge of murder brought at the moment, it is reasonable to assume that there will be others". Tarrant posted an anti-immigrant manifesto online and apparently used a helmet-mounted camera to broadcast live video of the slaughter on Facebook.

While officials are yet to confirm exactly what happened or verify the footage, PewDiePie - whose real name is Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg - has issued a statement via Twitter condemning the attack.

Brenton Harrison Tarrant, 28, has been charged with murder in relation to the massacre on Friday, in which 49 people were killed and 42 injured.

The prime minister continued by adding that the charged individual was in custody 36 minutes after the police received the first call about the incident.

King Salman described the attack as a "heinous massacre" that "underlines the responsibility of the global community to confront the rhetoric of hatred and terrorism". Two Indians have died in the attacks, a third person is battling for his life, Asaduddin Owaisi, the leader of AIMIM (All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen Party) said.

People from all over Ottawa came out Friday to a vigil for the victims of the Christchurch mosque attacks. "FM Shah Mahmood Qureshi has condemned in the strongest terms the tragic terrorist attack in Christchurch, New Zealand".

She said the the country's gun laws will be changed and toughened after the attack. Additionally, New Zealand does not ban the ownership of semi-automatic military-style assault weapons, also in contrast to Australia.

There was a heavy police presence at the hospital where families of the more than 40 wounded had gathered. Thirty- six people were still being treated on Saturday, 11 of whom remained in intensive care. Funerals were planned on Saturday for some of the victims, several of whom were born overseas.

At least 49 people were killed in Friday's attack.

In Australia, which is seen as culturally similar to New Zealand and has lively farming and hunting communities, the catalyst for outlawing high-powered weapons was the shooting of 35 people at Port Arthur in Tasmania in 1996. The suspect appeared to be a white supremacist motivated by US -based extremism, having posted a manifesto online declaring his hatred for Muslims and idolizing USA extremist movements. I think it's a small group of people that have very, very serious problems. In New Zealand, commentators also anxious that the horror would sow deep divisions in a society that has largely avoided the polarizations that have spread elsewhere.

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Political across Asia and the Middle East voiced concern over the targeting of Muslims.

In a news conference Saturday morning, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Tarrant's onslaught was cut short when he was apprehended.

"We stand in solidarity with the people of New Zealand and their government against this vicious act of hate".

Many on social media reacts with disgust at the mosque attacks questioning what will be the reaction of the whole world if the shooting is done by some Muslims.

"He had a big gun". The man burst into the mosque as worshippers were kneeling for prayers.

But Yasalar said there is no escaping the horrendous magnitude of the events in Christchurch.

Facebook said, that having been alerted by police, it had deleted the gunman's accounts "shortly after the livestream commenced".

Ardern said 30 people were killed at the Al Noor mosque, the city's main mosque, and another 10 at a mosque in the suburb of Linwood.

Shaik said the last he heard, his uncle was in surgery and his condition was critical.

Police were able to neutralize two devices: an improvised explosive device at one of the mosques and another device found in the suspect's vehicle, which was also rendered safe. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall.

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