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Arrests amid mounting tensions after Kenya coast massacres

Nairobi - Kenyan police said they arrested several suspects Wednesday amid high political tension in the wake of twin massacres on the coast, claimed by Somalia's Islamist Shebab but blamed by the president on local political networks.
In the Media by Peter Martell (AFP)

Scores of civilians killed as Nigerian militants massacre village

Abuja - Islamic militants massacred scores of civilians Wednesday in a village used by Nigerian soldiers searching for hundreds of kidnapped schoolgirls.
In the Media by Nathan Salant - 5 comments

Russian MPs want Gorbachev probed for treason over USSR breakup

Moscow - A group of Russian MPs has formally requested that prosecutors investigate former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev for treason over the breakup of the Soviet Union, one lawmaker said Thursday.
In the Media by AFP

Germany arrests former Auschwitz medic, 93

Berlin - German police have arrested a former Nazi medic who served at the Auschwitz death camp on multiple charges of aiding and abetting murder, prosecutors said Tuesday.The 93-year-old, who was arrested at his home near Neubrandenburg north of Berlin, underw...
In the Media by AFP

Baltic states jittery over 'unpredictable' Russia

Vilnius - Standing in the shadow of a massive, grey former KGB building in a busy Vilnius street, Lithuanian pensioner Rimantas Gucas worries history could repeat itself if the West fails to stop Russia from absorbing Ukraine's Crimean peninsula.As Lithuania mar...
In the Media by Vaidotas Beniusis (AFP)

Oscar-nominated documentary scrapes at raw wound in Indonesia

A chilling documentary about one of the worst massacres since World War Two is up for an Academy Award this weekend.
In the Media by Kanupriya Kapoor and Jonathan Thatcher (Reuters)

TopFinds: Inside the Taiji dolphin massacre, mini Ice Age coming?

What you need to know about the recent dolphin killings in Taiji, Japan. Is a mini Ice Age on the way? Cadbury wants to block Nestlé from trademarking the shape of KitKat bars. Learn more in this week's TopFinds.
In the Media by David Silverberg

Dolphin massacre: 15,000 killed each year in Peru

According to a report from an environmental organization, some 15,000 dolphins are killed every year by fishermen in Peru. The dolphins are used for bait to catch endangered sharks.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Op-Ed: The answer to mass shootings: There is none

The media and society in general have for years now been searching for a reason. A reason for the violence, which appears to be unpredictable. That's because it is.
In the Media by Cameron Christner - 6 comments

Op-Ed: The people's teeth: why guns are a necessary evil

Here is a concise commentary on the core beliefs of gun rights advocates. Hopefully this will clear up some of the misconceptions, and replace them with logical and reasonable truths, all of which point to guns being a necessary evil.
In the Media by Cameron Christner - 2 comments

US Sgt. Robert Bales pleads guilty to Afghan civilian massacre

Tacoma - U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales, 39, pleaded guilty, in a military court Wednesday to the murder of 16 Afghan civilians. He said there is “not a good reason in the world” for why he did it.
In the Media by Phyllis L. Smith Asinyanbi

Claims of massacres at Syrian villages

Updated Saturday:11.00 CET. Hundreds of Sunnis are fleeing coastal towns and villages on Syria's Mediterranean coast after reports of at least two massacres, which look very much like a plan of sectarian cleansing.
In the Media by Stephen Morgan

Obama goes all out on gun control

Speaking from the White House, President Obama has reinforced his push for gun control measures as gun control remains a hot topic on Capitol Hill.
In the Media by Lewis McCathie

Barbecan's double revolving doors block and trap armed intruders

The recent gun violence incidents in the United States emphasizes the need for better security, better detection, and better protection.
In the Media by Milton Este - 2 comments

Children witness massacre of family members

Villa Canales - A 6 year-old boy was seen comforting his 4 year-old sister after much of their family was massacred before their eyes in a town outside Guatemala City.
In the Media by Greta McClain

Released documents reveal US knowledge of 1940 slaughter

Washington - Newly declassified documents have been released by the U.S. National Archives showing the United States had knowledge of the slaughter of 22,000 Polish officers and prisoners in the Katyn forest on the western edge of Russia in 1940.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 4 comments

Mass shooting in Dothan, Alabama nightclub leaves 3 dead

Dothan - In a shooting incident at a Dothan, AL nightclub, three people have died and one is injured. The alleged shooter has been arrested.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 8 comments

Sikh temple shooter died of self-inflicted wound

Milwaukee - Wade Michael Page died of a self-inflicted wound to the head, after being shot by police, following the shooting massacre at the Sikh temple in Oak Creek, near Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Wisconsin shooter identified as white supremacist

Oak Creek - The shooter in the Sikh temple massacre that killed six people has been identified as Wade Michael Page, 40, a U.S. Army veteran who is believed to be a white supremacist.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

Colorado shooter: Holmes charged with more than 140 offenses

Denver - James Holmes appeared in court again today and was charged with 12 counts of first-degree murder and 12 counts of murder with extreme indifference - 2 counts for each victim in the Aurora shooting - along with other charges.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

'The Dark Knight Rises' to break records despite Aurora shootings

Burbank - Following the tragedy of what is now dubbed the “Dark Knight Massacre”, executives at Warner Brothers are rethinking their marketing strategy.
In the Media by Julianne Keu

Aurora theater shooter did not act alone, survivor says

Aurora - An eyewitness to the mass shooting that occurred during a Colorado theater screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" last night has told reporters that there were multiple people involved in the massacre.
In the Media by Elliott Freeman

Deadly Syrian massacre claims the lives of '220 civilians'

Around 220 Syrians in the village of Tremseh in the Hama region have been killed after their village was bombarded and besieged by helicopter gunships and tanks before being stormed by militants loyal to Assad.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

UPDATE: Paraguayan president dismissed over peasants’ massacre

Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo could be removed from his post today by an impeachment trial supported by allies and opponents after a bloody clash between police and peasants sent his government into a political crisis.
In the Media by Igor I. Solar - 1 comment

Op-Ed: The imprint of the act: impressions from Syria's massacre

The photographs of the dead Syrian children are fashioned on a digital scroll, one after the next conveyed in a window through intuitive navigation arrows. I can go forward and I can return. It is a granted exploration. I go forward.
In the Media by Michael Krebs

Bales' lawyers blocked from massacre investigation

Lawyers for Robert Bales, accused of the massacre of 17 Afghan citizens on March 11 are blaming the U.S. for blocking the team from interviewing witnesses in Kandahar.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Op-Ed: Recent massacre in Afghanistan raises questions

After the massacre of seventeen Afghani civilians on March 11, American opinion regarding the war has seen a seemingly concurrent change.
In the Media by Joseph Power - 1 comment

Afghanistan shooting suspect has a criminal record

Following his removal from Afghanistan to the US, it now appears that Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, the 'family man' and 'good guy' accused of shooting 16 Afghan villagers has a criminal record.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 14 comments

Afghan massacre suspect now named as Staff Sgt. Robert Bales

The U.S. soldier who is suspected of killing 16 civilians in Afghanistan has now been named. He is Staff. Sgt. Robert Bales of the 3rd Stryker Brigade.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 12 comments

Karzai 'at end of rope', indicted soldier flying home to U.S.

Kabul - Afghan President Hamid Karzai has slammed Washington over its lack of cooperation in the probe into the killing of 16 Afghan civilians and the soldier is flown back to the USA.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment
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Israeli security forces block Palestinians from entering Al-Shuhada Street in Hebron during demonstr...
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Israeli security forces block Palestinians from entering Al-Shuhada Street in Hebron during demonstrations marking the 20th anniversary of the street closure instituted an Israeli man shot and killed 29 Palestinians in a random attack.
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Dead bodies wrapped after the Houla massacre in Syria
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Dead bodies wrapped after the Houla massacre in Syria
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Authorities search for evidence and scene of massacre in Villa Canales Guatemala
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Authorities search for evidence and scene of massacre in Villa Canales Guatemala
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Katyn massacre 1940. Mass grave discovered 1943
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Exhumed bodies of some of the 21 000 victims of the Katyn Forest massacre.
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Exhumed bodies of some of the 21,000 victims of the Katyn Forest massacre.
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Probably the best known crime of the Soviet forces  the Katyn Massacre of about 4 000 Polish officer...
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Probably the best known crime of the Soviet forces, the Katyn Massacre of about 4,000 Polish officers took place in 1940 and was carried out by the NKVD.
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South Africa: Marikana miners shot by police
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South Africa: Marikana miners shot by police
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