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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Police arrest school shooting plotter17 Dec 2012 - 6:16am
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
One by one, the gunmen called out the names of students of a mixed Christian and Muslim polytechnic in northeast Nigeria before shooting them or slitting their throats.
When they were done, 26 people were dead, including 22 students, two guards and a retired soldier.4 Oct 2012 - 4:43am
The accused Myanmese ringleader of a Mekong River hijacking that resulted in the murder of 13 Chinese sailors disputed the charges yesterday as six foreign nationals stood trial in Kunming, Yunnan.24 Sep 2012 - 10:23am
Relatives of 24 Malaysian rubber tappers killed by British troops in 1948 yesterday pressed their demands for an apology, after a London court ruled that Britain was responsible for their deaths.
However, they expressed anger after the High Court judges on Tuesday upheld a British government decision not to hold a public inquiry into the shootings.6 Sep 2012 - 3:21am
Several hundred bodies were found in a town near Damascus after a ferocious assault by the Syrian army, a watchdog said yesterday, as activists accused government forces of another gruesome massacre.27 Aug 2012 - 6:11am
MARIKANA, South Africa (Reuters) - The killing by police of more than 30 striking platinum miners in the bloodiest security operation since the end of white rule cut to the quick of South Africa's psyche on Friday, with people and the media questioning its post-apartheid soul.17 Aug 2012 - 5:32pm