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  1. 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 The second amendment to the US Constitution is outdated and a justification for gun violence ...

  2. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    South African police gun down striking platinum miners at Marikana mine

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... as much as US$30 an ounce- more than 2 per cent- to a six-day high as the extent of the violence became apparent. Lonmin said it was unlikely to meet its full-year production target for platinum ... police opened fire on striking miners armed with machetes and sticks at Lonmin's Marikana platinum mine yesterday, killing several men in the deadliest episode of a week of union violence ...

  3. 'These guns and roadblocks are making people scared'

    Posted Jun 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The violence in Thailand's troubled south will not be solved by sending in more soldiers but by long-term efforts, say locals. Greg Torode reports It is known as the 'highway ... name where daily life has been turned on its head. Playgrounds have been bombed and teachers taken hostage. Nervous young soldiers man machine guns mounted on Humvee vehicles at roadblocks. ...

  4. Can the guns be silenced?

    Posted Mar 27th 2005, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... to sway American lawmakers to make it more difficult to buy weapons. Arguments that the US constitution gives citizens the right to own guns means that there are more than 200 million ... caused by guns, whether in domestic violence or insurgencies, the coming months could be more frustrating than hopeful. ...

  5. Voters still gripped by fear of the gun

    Posted Sep 29th 2004, 12:00am by Maseeh Rahman

    ... the national disarmament programme. 'Basically, lack of transport has prevented us from giving up the guns,' he said. 'We will disarm next year.' Besides fear, some detect a quiet ... of a gun any more in Afghanistan. But as the country heads towards its first presidential election on October 9, the AK-47 and the militia men who wield the assault rifle still exert a subtle ...

  6. War veterans are guns for hire on the high seas

    Posted Jul 31st 2005, 12:00am by Nick Meo

    ... of pirates in the Malacca Strait. But this has raised fears they could escalate violence in one of the world's riskiest and most important sea routes that is a lifeline for Hong Kong ... ships a year, to counter the threat from increasingly well-organised pirate gangs armed with machine guns and grenade launchers. A report by the International Maritime Bureau last week warned ...

  7. Sino-US gun running ring foiled

    Posted Jun 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Fiona Tam fiona.tam@scmp.com More details have emerged about a Sino-US firearms smuggling ring busted last month as mainland police destroyed more than 100,000 illegal guns and 250 tonnes ... arrested in 16 cities and provinces since August, with 16 guns, a large quantity of gun parts and more than 50,000 bullets seized. Meanwhile, Joseph Debose, a 29-year-old staff sergeant with US ...

  8. Lack of gun control in the US affects people all over the world

    Posted May 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that comments on this are unsolicited, and a matter for Americans alone, is incorrect. The US has, for much of its history, been the world's largest maker of guns and exporter of weapons. This, ... I am responding to the letter by Carlton Cash, 'No serious political talks on gun control' (April 22), as I believe that his message is misguided, for several reasons. First ...

  9. US-led force an easy scapegoat for anger over horrific violence

    Posted Jun 15th 2004, 12:00am by Borzou Daragahi

    ... Borzou Daragahi It was another horrific act of violence in the Iraqi capital during another busy rush-hour morning. This time the scene was al-Tahrir Square, a busy intersection familiar ... likely to have set off the massive explosion, they targeted the US-led occupation force. 'We want to get rid of the Americans as soon as possible,' one man screamed. 'We want them ...

  10. US-based Uygur leader alleges police killed demonstrators

    Posted Jul 08th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... armoured vehicles entering the crowds or heard any gun shot through the night. They told the Post that the officers who arrived to restore order were mostly carrying police clubs and shields. ... in Kashgar- there was no large gathering as of yesterday. Armed police were visible, but there were no reports of violence. Within hours of the violence on Sunday, Beijing was blaming Ms Kadeer, ...




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