GTA police services step up presence around mosques after New Zealand shootings

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New Zealand police said at least 49 people were killed Friday at two mosques in the picturesque South Island city of Christchurch.

New Zealand Cricket said they had made a decision to cancel the test, which was scheduled to start at Hagley Oval on Saturday, after discussions with the Bangladesh Cricket Board.

"The offender was in possession of a gun licence".

Ardern said the Australian suspect was not on any watch lists and did not have a criminal record.

Bulgaria's chief prosecutor said his country launched a probe on Friday into a November 2018 visit by the suspect.

The gunman livestreamed the attack on Facebook and posted a manifesto that was filled with anti-immigrant, white supremacist and Islamophobic rhetoric.

Though he claimed not to covet fame, the gunman - whose name was not immediately released by police - left behind a 74-page document posted on social media under the name Brenton Tarrant in which he said he hoped to survive the attack to better spread his ideas in the media. The man burst into the mosque as worshippers were kneeling for prayers.

Christchurch, a relatively small city on New Zealand's south island, hit global headlines in 2011 when it was struck by a deadly quake, killing more than 180 people.

York Regional Police spokesperson Const. Andy Pattenden said they had no information that any place in York Region was threatened or targeted, but they wanted people to feel safe nonetheless.

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Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said bigotry in Western countries contributed to the attacks on Muslims in New Zealand. The test match they were scheduled to play against New Zealand tomorrow has been called off. In fact, right now, I'm sure New Zealand would like me to share a message on their behalf too.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison earlier confirmed that one of the four people taken into custody is Australian. He has contempt for the wealthiest 1 per cent. "The person who has perpetrated these acts is not".

In his video, Kjellberg, YouTube's biggest content creator since 2013, said India blamed Pakistan for the Pulwama attack, "but the most important thing out of all of this, is that the Pakistanis are on our side".

"That's what we do here in Toronto, we support each other". It has been rebuilding since an quake in 2011 killed 185 people and destroyed many downtown buildings.

He wrote that the episode that pushed him toward violence took place in 2017 while he was touring through Western Europe.

A man got in a verbal dispute with his neighbor before going on a shooting spree with a semi-automatic rifle, killing 13 people. "What has happened here is an extraordinary and unprecedented act of violence".

"With that said, our friends in the Muslim community are now reeling from one of the most horrific and appalling terrorist attacks to ever target their community", he wrote. He claimed not to be a direct member of any organization or group, though he said he has donated to many nationalist groups.

The suspected gunman rambled on about the supposed aims for the attack, which included reducing immigration by intimidating immigrants and driving a wedge between North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and the Turkish people.

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