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Michael Karkoc, Nazi commander accused of massacres, living in US

A top commander of a Nazi SS-led unit accused of burning villages filled with women and children lied to American immigration officials to get into the United States and has been living in Minnesota since shortly after the second world war.

Saturday, 15 June, 2013, 2:48am

British man pleads guilty to threatening massacre at US school

A British man pleaded guilty yesterday to making Facebook threats to kill 200 people at a school in the United States, which sparked a major security alert that saw thousands of pupils kept at home. Reece Elliot, 24, a father-of-one from South Shields in northeastern England, posted the messages on a tribute site for a Tennessee teenager who was killed in a car accident.

27 Apr 2013 - 2:14am

Ex-pupil of British School in the Netherlands held over shooting threat

Dutch police yesterday arrested a former pupil at a British school in the Netherlands in connection with a threat to go on a shooting spree that saw armed police deployed and schools closed. Police in the university city of Leiden, just northeast of The Hague, confirmed that a person had been arrested after the threat to "shoot my Dutch teacher and as many students as I can" was posted online at the weekend.

23 Apr 2013 - 3:19am

Horror of Colorado theatre massacre recalled at hearing

The former graduate student accused of shooting a dozen people to death at a Colorado movie theatre last summer sat impassively in court on Monday as police recounted the nightmarish mix of blood, tear gas, screams and flashing strobe lights they found in the darkened cinema.

8 Jan 2013 - 11:22am

'Shutdowns' marked Newtown mass killer Adam Lanza's school life

When he was a student at Newtown High School, Adam Lanza would sometimes have what a school employee referred to as "an episode".

23 Dec 2012 - 7:03am

Sandy Hook school massacre rekindles US gun control debate

No one yet knows what transformed nerdy, small-town loner Adam Lanza into a black-clad monster who gunned down 26 people, including 20 young children, at an elementary school.

17 Dec 2012 - 8:01am

Parents pay tribute to children killed in Connecticut school massacre

It is not the way Emilie Parker died that will matter, it is the way she lived. She was only 61/2, but her father said she was an extraordinary force in the lives of loved ones.

"Emilie was bright, creative and very loving," said Robbie Parker, 30, who moved his family to Connecticut eight months ago.

17 Dec 2012 - 6:16am

Newtown's name becomes synonymous with bloody infamy

Evil, as the governor described it, seems incompatible with a place as quaint as this.

Newtown, Connecticut was founded 300 years ago - its population is 27,000 and everybody knows everybody. The high street is just a few clothing or gift shops and a couple of family style restaurants.

17 Dec 2012 - 6:16am

Briefs: US shooting, December 17, 2012

Police arrest school shooting plotter

17 Dec 2012 - 6:16am

Briefs, December 13, 2012

 A Japanese woman at the centre of a multiple murder case who reportedly coerced people into starving family members to death has been found dead in her cell. Miyoko Sumida, 64, was the chief suspect in an investigation that has transfixed low-crime Japan since three decaying corpses were discovered in an empty house where she once lived. 

13 Dec 2012 - 4:20am