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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Controversy over US National Rifle Association's shooting game

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... coming out with its own shooting game for iPhones and iPads. NRA: Practice Range, is billed as "the NRA's new mobile nerve centre" with access to information about gun safety, legislation and news from the influential 4.25 million-member US gun lobby group. But its main features are shooting ranges- some with vaguely coffin-shaped targets- and a choice of handguns, rifles ...


    Obama backs bill to ban assault weapons: White House

    Posted Dec 19th 2012, 03:12am by AFP

    ... reinstate the assault weapons ban,” Carney said, when asked what Obama would do about gun control. Carney said Obama would also support any move to ban high-capacity clips – magazines that hold ... Agence France-Presse in Washington President Barack Obama on Tuesday threw his weight behind a bill to reintroduce a ban on civilians owning assault weapons, in the wake of a gun massacre ...

  3. News - World - MASS SHOOTING

    Obama gives speech at vigil service for Sandy Hook school shooting victims

    Posted Dec 18th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Newtown While delivering his eulogy for the victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting, Barack Obama hinted at a push towards gun reform control Obama speaks ... the dead of a mass gun crime, sought to offer solace to parents suffering unimaginable loss, as well as hints of a push for gun control reform. Anguished moans from relatives also split the hush ...

  4. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Mui Wo parking out of control

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 01:20am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn We have long moaned about illegal parking and the lack of police effort to control it. However, we understand that illegal parking is completely out of control in Mui Wo in South Lantau. As our picture shows, whole pavement areas have been taken over as permanent car parks, forcing pedestrians many of whom are children and elderly to walk in the road. Since many ...

  5. News - World - GUN CRIME

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

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

    ... 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 ... 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 ...

  6. Business - Companies - FUEL

    Hong Kong biodiesel firms urge government controls on imports

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:18am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com HK operators using waste cooking oil say they cannot compete with cheaper overseas feedstock sources that have an environmental impact Biodiesel firms urge action on imports Hong Kong biodiesel makers are urging the government t ...

  7. News - World - LIBYA

    Libya a nation awash with guns

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:48am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Tripoli Out-of-control militia groups hold sway as the government is powerless and world groups cannot decide who they should be dealing with Tripoli a city that is awash with guns The open-air fish market was once where residents went to buy everything from meat and seafood to clothe s and pets. Now it is Tripoli's biggest arms market, with tables ...

  8. News - World

    Somalia's singing lawmaker Saado Ali Warsame is shot dead in ambush

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 01:22am by Reuters

    ... in 2009 in Djibouti, when she sang about turmoil that had ripped apart her nation and about how the gun rather than debate determined who ruled. Al-Shabab, with its own strict interpretation of Islam, was still in control of Mogadishu at that time and banned any such public concerts. The group was finally ejected from the capital in 2011, but still carries out frequent shootings ...

  9. 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

    ... 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 ... Pentagon official said. Monday’s mass shooting - which sparked a fresh call from President Barack Obama for Congress to act on gun law reform - left Federal authorities acknowledging ...

  10. News - World - KENYA

    Police patrol Mombasa after prominent Kenyan Islamist gunned down in the street

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 04:48pm by Agence France-Presse in Mombasa

    ... Agence France-Presse in Mombasa Heavy security in Mombasa after Muslim cleric, a vocal supporter of Osama bin Laden, is shot dead Prominent Kenyan Islamist gunned down in the street Armed ... the best examples of Islam were to be found in parts of Fallujah in Iraq, Taliban-controlled Afghanistan and Shebab-held areas of Somalia.   ...




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