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Sandy Hook

Reflections: none so blind

The Sandy Hook school shooting in the United States last month was as shocking as it was baffling. To many non-Americans, the right to bear arms and the strident defence of that right by a large portion of that country's population fly in the face of common sense.

Saturday, 12 January, 2013, 11:23pm

US boy, 11, charged after bringing gun to class after massacre

An 11-year-old boy has been charged with possessing a deadly weapon after bringing a gun to school, claiming he was worried about a massacre like Connecticut’s, a schools’ spokesman said on Tuesday.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Obama backs bill to ban assault weapons

US President Barack Obama backs a new bill to revive an assault weapons ban, the White House said on Tuesday, fleshing out his response to a shocking school massacre.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Outcry over Chinese state media coverage of tragic school attacks

Two parallel incidents of mass violence occurred over the weekend: a shooting in Connecticut, in the United States, and a knife attack in Henan province, China - both involved men walking into schools and attacking scores of young children.

18 Dec 2012 - 6:05pm