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NZ to ban semi-automatics after shooting

New Zealand will urgently ban military-style semi-automatic rifles, with the government announcing a buyback just days after a shooting at two mosques killed 50 people.

$NZ10m raised for Christchurch families

As an outpouring of support continues after a terror attack on two New Zealand mosques, nearly $NZ10 million ($A9.7 million) has been raised for the families of victims.

Maori reject PM's 'This is not us' line

Some Maori leaders are recalling ancient colonial atrocities as they reject Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's "this is not us" response to the killing of 50 Muslim worshippers in Christchurch.

Driver sets school bus on fire in Italy

A bus full of schoolchildren has been hijacked and set on fire by its own driver in an apparent protest against migrant drownings in the Mediterranean.

PM seeks answer on Turkey Anzac outburst

Australians could be warned not to travel to Gallipoli for Anzac Day after Turkey's president warned they might return "in coffins" and played footage of the Christchurch massacre at a political rally.

Burials begin after NZ mosque attack

Christchurch has begun to bury its dead as a diplomatic row erupts over "highly offensive" comments by Turkey's president about the terror attack on mosques in the New Zealand city.

Heated remarks don't shake Anzac tours

Tour companies that take Australians to Gallipoli for Anzac Day say their plans have not been rattled by provocative comments from the president of Turkey.