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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US gun lobby targets ex-New York mayor Bloomberg at NRA convention

    Posted Apr 27th 2014, 07:03am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Indianapolis NRA slams 'arrogant, hypocrite' Bloomberg Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, who is spending US$50 million against the powerful US gun ... the National Rifle Association's lobbying arm, told a crowd of gun enthusiasts who booed upon hearing the former mayor's name. Being a billionaire "does not entitle you to tell us how ...

  2. News - World - NORWAY

    Breivik, who killed 77 in Norway, said to have renounced violence

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 01:39am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Oslo Breivik, killer of 77, rejects violence Mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik now renounces violence, his lawyer said yesterday, the same day Norway commemorated the third anniversary of the massacre in which he killed 77 people. Breivik, 35, "has now become very clear that he doesn't support violence and that he doesn't encourage ...

  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Thousands march in Washington for stricter gun control

    Posted Jan 27th 2013, 12:32pm by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... act,” Education Secretary Arne Duncan said, telling the crowd that when he headed up a network of Chicago schools from 1990 to 2000, a child was buried every two weeks due to gun violence. “This ... of the 2007 shooting at Virginia Tech university that left 33 people dead including the gunman, said the latest spate of gun violence should trigger change. “Enough is enough,” he said. “Today ...

  4. News - China Insider - CRIME

    Chinese shop owners in Argentina arm themselves with guns amid violent looting

    Posted Dec 12th 2013, 12:57pm by Amy Li

    ... this week. Pictures circulating on Weibo, China’s Twitter-like service, showed that Chinese business owners have armed themselves with weapons including guns to deter violence. “Every Chinese supermarket has bought five guns, and some have barricaded themselves with electric fences,” said a local business leader, according to China’s Legal Times. “The reason we are being victimised ...

  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Gang defendant gunned down in US court during attack on witness

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 10:59pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Salt Lake City Gang defendant gunned down in US court during attack on witness A gang defendant has died after being shot as he tried to attack a witness testifying against him in a court in the US state of Utah. Siale Angilau, 25, died in hospital in Salt Lake City after being shot in the chest as he rushed the witness stand with a pen ...

  6. News - World - YEMEN

    US officials leave Yemen after fatal shooting at embassy

    Posted May 11th 2014, 06:27am by Reuters, AP

    ... Agencies in Sanaa US embassy pair shoot, kill would-be abductors Two officers at the US embassy in Yemen shot and killed a pair of armed Yemeni civilians who tried to abduct them last month, the US State Department said. The incident comes amid mounting turmoil in Yemen, which has launched its biggest push against Islamist militants in nearly two years. The officers, who were ...

  7. News - Asia - CENSORSHIP

    Singapore censors US comic book icon Archie over same-sex marriage theme

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 11:59am by Satish Cheney

    ... series sees the lead character shot dead after taking a bullet to save his gay friend. The book deals with the problem of gun control in the US. It is not known if it will be banned in Singapore. ... features the real-life story of two male penguins taking care of a baby chick at a zoo in New York. And now the iconic US comic book character Archie will join the gay penguins in exile from ...

  8. News - World - UKRAINE

    Putin hits out at new US sanctions targeting major Russian companies

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 11:10pm by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Washington Washington imposes targeted measures against big Russian companies over Ukraine crisis but excludes Gazprom; Europe considers next step Putin hits out at fresh U.S. sanctions Russian President Vladimir Putin warned of "very serious damage" to the already tattered US-Russia relationship after Washington imposed sanctions on some of Russia's ...

  9. News - World - UKRAINE

    Odessa violence that killed over 40 part of Russia plan ‘to destroy Ukraine’, says PM

    Posted May 04th 2014, 07:25pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kostyantynivka Security chief promises wider action against 'terrorists' after violence between pro-Russian forces and Ukraine's army in east ... in March, it denies having a hand in Ukraine's unrest in the east and in Odessa. Instead it blames the Kiev government and its Western backers for the carnage. Kiev said the violence ...

  10. News - World - LIBYA

    Washington monitors upsurge of violence in Libya

    Posted May 20th 2014, 09:09pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Washington is closely monitoring an upsurge of violence in Libya, but has not decided yet whether to order the closure of its embassy in Tripoli, a US official said. "We remain very concerned about the violence over the weekend in Tripoli and Benghazi," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said, calling on all sides to "refrain ...




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