Bodies of Bangladeshis killed in NZ mosque attack arrive home

The bodies of two Bangladeshis killed in the Christchurch mosques shooting earlier this month have been returned home to their grieving families. IMAGES

NZ Prime Minister attends Muslim call to prayer in Christchurch

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern joins thousands of New Zealanders gathered in Christchurch for the Muslim call to prayer followed by two minutes of silence to mark a week since a white supremacist gunned down 50 people at two mosques in the city.

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Here’s the latest for Thursday March 21st: NZ prepares for emotional Friday prayers, bans military-style firearms; Aid workers reach flooded plains of Mozambique; Brits crash website supporting petition to remain in the EU; Israelis celebrate Purim.

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First funerals for victims of NZ’s mosque attack

The first funerals for some of the 50 victims of last week’s shootings at two mosques in New Zealand have begun. Christchurch authorities spent four days constructing a special grave at a city cemetery that is designated for the Muslim burials. (March 20)

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NZ students write tributes on wall for mosque victims

A wall at the Victoria University of Wellington has become an outdoor canvas for hundreds of colourful tributes to the victims of the Christchurch mosque shootings. IMAGES.

NZ prime minister refuses to utter Christchurch attacker’s name

New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern vows to never mention the Christchurch terror attacker’s name in her address to the parliament, after it opened its session with a Muslim prayer.

A victim’s father has ‘forgiven’ NZ mosque gunman

John Milne has “forgiven” the gunman after learning that his son was among the 50 worshippers killed during Friday’s attacks.

NZ students perform haka in tribute to victims of shooting

Thousands turn up at a student-initiated vigil outside one of the mosques where the Christchurch shooting took place, pledging to carry on in ‘peace, love and unity’ as students perform a traditional Maori haka in tribute to the victims.