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Brenton Tarrant

Mosque killer faces ‘unprecedented’ sentence

Suspected mosque gunman Brenton Tarrant faces an “unprecedented” sentence that bars him from ever applying for release, but could yet dodge terror charges, legal experts told AFP Monday.

New Zealand to unveil gun laws after mosque shootings

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday she would announce new gun laws within days, after a gunman killed 50 people in mass shootings at two mosques in the city of Christchurch.
Brenton Tarrant, charged for murder in relation to the mosque attacks, is led into the dock for his appearance in the Christchurch district court on Saturday. POOL-Reuters

Brenton Tarrant the ordinary white man turned terrorist

Brenton Tarrant, the gunman behind the massacre of 49 people in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Thursday, in a short self-profile, described himself as an “ordinary white man”.
Barack Obama in Georgia to campaign for Stacey Abrams, (3rd left from Obama) hoping to be the first African American female governor in midterm elections 6 November

US midterm elections: Barack Obama battles Donald Trump in final campaign

After boasting about the economy and raising fears over immigration, US President Donald Trump is facing pushback from his predecessor Barack Obama in the run-up to the midterm elections.
Police are still trying to determine if any more threats exist [Gene J Puskar-AP]

11 people reported killed as gunman attacks US synagogue

A gunman opened fire on Jewish worshippers at a synagogue in the US city of Pittsburgh on Saturday, leaving 11 people dead according to US media, in what appeared to be one of the worst anti-Semitic attacks in American history.

‘Multiple casualties’ in shooting near US synagogue

Multiple casualties have been reported as police deal with an active gunman near a synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

DSS personnel stabbed to death in Cross River

The personnel of the Department of State Services (DSS), Mr. Michael Orusede, has been stabbed to death in Obanliku Local Government Area of Cross River State.
Emergency personnel and police respond to reports of an active shooter situation near Fountain Square, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, in downtown Cincinnati. (AP Photo-John Minchillo) The Associated Press

Shooting at bank in Ohio kills four people, including gunman

A shooting at a bank in the US state of Ohio has killed four people, including the gunman, police have said.
Alex Jones

Apple, Facebook, Spotify delete content of US conspiracy theorist Alex Jones

Apple on Monday deleted most of the podcasts of the far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, while Facebook removed four of his online pages which the social media platform accused of “glorifying violence.”
A TraderJoe's employee is comforted after a suspect barricaded inside the supermarket in Silverlake, Los Angeles, on July 21, 2018.A suspect wanted in connection with a shooting was barricaded inside a supermarket in the US city of Los Angeles on Saturday, police said, in what US media reported was a possible hostage situation. / AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck

Gunman surrenders after woman killed in US supermarket hostage drama

A gunman took hostages inside a supermarket in Los Angeles on Saturday after a gun battle with police, leaving a store employee dead before the suspect handcuffed himself and surrendered, police said.

Four children killed in US hostage drama

A hostage drama in Florida ended Monday with the death of four children at the hands of a gunman, who also took his own life, police said.

Three dead in ‘terror’ shooting in Belgian city

A gunman on Tuesday shot dead two police officers with their own weapons before killing a bystander in a brazen suspected terror attack in Belgium, briefly taking a hostage at a school before being killed by police.

Oscar Pistorius: From global icon to broke, broken Olympian

At the 2012 London Olympics, before 80,000 roaring fans and a constellation of camera flashes, it took Oscar Pistorius 45.44 seconds to become a global icon.

Five dead in California school shooting

Five people including the gunman were Tuesday killed in a shooting rampage in and around a school in northern California, local media reported.

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