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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Gun rampage at Washington naval base leaves 13 dead

    Posted Sep 17th 2013, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Alleged gunman Aaron Alexis served in the Navy from 2007 to 2011 Deadly gun rampage at Navy Yard A former US naval reservist killed 12 people ... Texas, who served in the Navy from 2007 to 2011 before becoming a defence subcontractor for computer giant Hewlett-Packard. US authorities probing the shooting spree at Washington’s Navy Yard, ...

  2. News - World - GUN CRIME

    Three-year-old boy among 13 shot on basketball court in Chicago

    Posted Sep 21st 2013, 12:00am by MCT

    ... Thirteen people, including a three-year-old child, were shot at a Chicago park in the latest eruption of US gun violence. Witnesses said gunmen in a car opened fire on people on a basketball court ... hometown earlier this year to appeal for an end to the "senseless" gun violence in the city. He has been pressing for ambitious gun control measures which so far have been stalled ...

  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Pentagon orders security review after US naval base shooting

    Posted Sep 18th 2013, 10:51am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel intends to order review of physical security and access at US bases worldwide The Pentagon said on Tuesday it would review security at US bases worldwide after a defence contractor gunned down 12 people in Washington, as investigators worked to uncover the shooter’s motive. A day after the shooting, officials were ...

  4. News - World

    Washington Navy base killer was hunting his victims, says FBI chief

    Posted Sep 21st 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... was killed in a gun battle with police after being cornered on Monday. Comey's account of the rampage came after analysis of security camera footage taken inside the 197 building. The FBI chief ... and fourth floors and continued shooting from the shotgun until he was out of ammunition. Alexis then began shooting with the killed security guard's gun. "Then our team arrived ...

  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    I am so, so very sorry, says mother of Washington Navy Yard gunman

    Posted Sep 19th 2013, 11:16am by Reuters in Washington

    ... Alexis, 34, was killed in a gun battle with police officers. With his motive still a mystery, US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel acknowledged there were “red flags” before Alexis received security ... Reuters in Washington Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel says US missed 'red flags' about gunman Aaron Alexis The mother of Washington Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis apologised ...

  6. News - World

    Four dead, 3 police hurt in Pennsylvania shootings

    Posted Dec 22nd 2012, 12:04pm by Reuters in Philadelphia

    ... of Pittsburgh, shortly after 9 am EST (10 pm HK time), state police said. The violence in Pennsylvania unfolded as bells tolled and many Americans were observing a moment of silence for the 20 children ... before going on his rampage, which ended with his suicide and has reignited a national debate over gun control. The National Rifle Association pro-gun lobby marked the occasion on Friday ...

  7. Comment - Blogs

    A farewell to arms

    Posted Dec 27th 2012, 01:25pm by Jason Y Ng

    ... of gun violence much closer to home. Days after the shooting, Dan received an invitation from his daughter’s school principal to attend a town hall meeting to discuss school safety. Later ... The for-and-against arguments go something like this. Supporters of tougher gun laws say “enough is enough.” They blame gun violence on easy access to firearms and question the recreational value ...

  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Same firm involved in security checks on Snowden and Navy Yard gunman

    Posted Sep 20th 2013, 01:30pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington 'Pattern of failure' in firm's checks on Snowden and Navy Yard gunman The company that scrutinised former spy agency contractor Edward Snowden for a US government security clearance said on Thursday it also checked the background of the Navy Yard shooter, allowing him to obtain a “secret” clearance. USIS, working as a contractor for the Office ...

  9. News - World

    Obama to use African summit in US to focus on Islamist violence

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 10:02pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Lagos US president will use Washington summit to discuss rising Islamist violence on continent, but is unlikely to increase direct military aid Obama's Africa options Rising violence from brutal Islamist groups in Africa will be a key issue at an African summit US President Barack Obama is hosting in Washington this week. But while insecurity created ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    US culture to blame for gun violence

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am by BARRY WEISBERG

    ... BARRY WEISBERG Barry Weisberg says that in no other democratic country has the use of force been as pervasive Culture of violence to blame for US gun crime It is now routine for everyone ... often suffers from some form of mental illness. Second is the discussion about guns. The second amendment to the US Constitution is outdated and a justification for gun violence ...




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