Brenton Tarrant, 28, is facing a total of 51 murder charges, 40 of attempted murder and - for the first time - terrorism, under laws that were introduced in 2002 but have never been tested in court.
F1 star Niki Lauda's family reveal he died surrounded by close relatives at Swiss clinic days after he was hospitalised for dialysis - as tributes pour in for one of the sport's 'greatest legends'
Formula 1 icon Niki Lauda ‘passed away peacefully on Monday’ at the age of 70 in University Hospital Zurich where he was admitted earlier this month for dialysis. Lauda, born in Austria, took the F1 world by storm when he won the 1975 driver’s championship and looked set to seize the trophy again the following year, before a horror crash in Germany saw his head and neck badly burned. Despite being so close to death that the last rites were read to him in hospital, he was back in a car just six weeks later with his head still bandaged. He narrowly lost the ’76 season to British Driver James Hunt, with whom he had a legendary rivalry featured in the film Rush. During the crash Lauda also sustained lung injuries and required a double transplant in August last year.
How Iran can strike US targets in the Middle East: Missiles, sea mines, drones and battle-hardened jihadist militias stand ready throughout the region amid mounting tensions
Iran's missiles, sea mines and its jihadist allies throughout the Middle East stand on guard to wage war against the United States - from the American warships stationed in the Gulf to the US troops in Syria (pictured: a map showing Iranian weapons capabilities and influence with jihadists abroad). Across the blood-soaked deserts they have battle-hardened jihadists prepared to be martyred against US troops in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan. Iran can also rain down fire on Washington's closest regional allies Israel and Saudi Arabia. Last week, unidentified assailants struck Saudi oil assets and on Sunday others fired a rocket into Baghdad´s heavily fortified 'Green Zone' that exploded near the U.S. embassy. Iran denied any role in either incident.
Horrifying moment weightlifter's leg SNAPS as he attempts to squat 250kg during a competition in Russia
WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Yaroslav Radashkevich was at the Eurasian Weightlifting Championship when he buckled under the colossal weight at the gym in Khabarovsk in the Russian Far East. In the footage his team remove the support (top left) and Radashkevich lowers himself (bottom left) and holds the weight for a brief moment with his legs bent before one of them breaks (right). He suffered a compound fracture to his right tibia and was rushed to hospital on Sunday. Radashkevich said he will require lengthy rehabilitation and will no longer be able to work as a personal trainer. He said he was facing immense difficulty in paying for bills, including his mounting medical costs.
(Completely) bare knuckle fighting: Naked man brawls with lifeguard on the beach after he refuses to cover up
Shocked sunbathers looked on as the naked man began arguing with the lifeguard on a family beach in northern Cyprus before a passerby tackled the naked man to the floor. The lifeguard and the passerby then rained punches and kicks down on the man, at which point the footage cut out. Witnesses said the lifeguard was trying to get the man to cover up and he refused, sparking the fight. It is not clear from local reports whether the naked man will face legal action.
Sniper 3D Assassin players are urged to fire at a reporter and 'make him famous in a different way' - in a mission called 'Breaking News'. If they hit the target, the screen flashes up with the message: 'Mission accomplished - that's a cover story'. The game has prompted a backlash against Brazil-based developer TFG amid fears for the safety of journalists worldwide, and the level has since been removed, according to reports.
The dark world of Hitler's elite Brandenburger troops: Bloody account of German special forces soldier reveals how he revelled in bringing death… before realising the horrors of the Nazis
Nazi Germany's Brandenburger forces were known for using captured uniforms and fluency in other languages to disguise themselves as enemy soldiers and carry out spy missions. One such soldier, Sepp de Giampietro (pictured far left on a tank with German comrades), wrote a first-hand account called Blood and Soil: The Memoirs of a Third Reich Brandenburger, which has been translated into English for the first time. The book follows the young soldier through some of the war's most brutal conflicts. In the postscript he describes how he came to realise the horror of the Nazis and admits 'the war bore no justification'. Pictured top right: Brandenburgers parade in Athens in 1941; bottom right: the remains of a captured vehicle after the Brandenburgers, dressed in Russian uniform, had crossed a bridge in Latvia; inset: a Nazi grave marker with a damaged helmet on top, also in Latvia.