Suspected accomplice held over Philippines gun rampage

John Paul Lopez is facing multiple murder charge. Photo: AP

A man accused of helping a gunman kill seven people and wound 12 others has been detained as police investigate the motive for the drug-fuelled rampage, officials said yesterday.

Sunday, 6 January, 2013, 3:15am

Gunman shoots three people dead in Swiss village

The Swiss village of Daillon, early on Thursday, where a gunman killed three people and wounding two others. Photo: AFP

Three people were killed and two wounded late on Wednesday when a gunman opened fire in the Swiss village of Daillon, Swiss police said on Thursday.

The suspect threatened police when they tried to arrest him, and officers shot and wounded him before taking him into custody, police of the Swiss canton of Valais said in a statement. No police officers were wounded.

3 Jan 2013 - 5:15pm

Briefs, December 20, 2012

Gloria Arroyo waves to her supporters in Quezon. Photo: Reuters

A Thai deputy prime minister has been charged in connection with the export to China of 100 tigers, an endangered species protected by international law. Plodprasop Suraswadi approved the export of tigers from Sriracha Tiger Zoo - a popular tourist attraction a few hours from Bangkok - to a Chinese breeding firm in 2002. 

20 Dec 2012 - 3:28am

Briefs, December 3, 2012

The inactivation ceremony for the Enterprise in Virginia.

Shooting instructor kills two at noisy party

3 Dec 2012 - 4:24am

Shot Mauritanian leader Mohamed Ould Abdelaziz returns home

Mohamed Abdelaziz

Thousands of supporters welcomed Mauritania's President Mohamed Ould Abdelaziz back from France, where he spent more than a month recovering after being shot by a soldier in what officials insist was an accident.

Crowds of well-wishers lined up along the three kilometres of road between Nouakchott airport and the presidential palace.

26 Nov 2012 - 4:26am

Irish nationalist arrested over Northern Ireland shooting

Northern Ireland police officers search the area close to a fatal shooting of a prison officer near Lurgan. An Irish nationalist has been arrested in connection with the shooting. Photo: AP

An Irish nationalist acquitted earlier this year of the murder of two British soldiers in Northern Ireland was arrested on Friday in connection with the fatal shooting of a prison officer, a security source said.

3 Nov 2012 - 7:31pm