Massacre trial begins

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Amid one of the tightest security operations Australia has seen, Martin Bryant, the 29-year-old man charged over the world's biggest mass shooting by a lone gunman, appeared in court to plead not guilty to the murders of 35 people at Port Arthur, Tasmania, last April.

Bryant appeared in the Tasmanian Supreme Court surrounded by police and separated from the gallery, where survivors sat with the families of those who died, by bullet-proof glass. He will stand trial on 19 November. Robert Milliken - Sydney