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Charleston church shooter faces death penalty in federal trial

Washington - The man accused of gunning down nine African American churchgoers in South Carolina last year will face two death penalty trials, after federal prosecutors announced they would seek capital punishment.

White House lockdown lifted, armed suspect in custody

Washington - The White House was briefly placed on lockdown Friday after a man reportedly brandished a weapon at Secret Service agents on the edge of the complex, prompting the officers to shoot him.

Three linked to California terror attack arrested

Los Angeles - The FBI arrested three people, including the older brother of San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook, on charges of marriage fraud and lying to investigators, authorities said.

U.S. toddler shoots mother dead

Milwaukee - A toddler riding in the back of a car accidentally shot dead his mother with a gun that slid out from under the driver's seat, US police said.

Australia warned of 'eroding' gun laws, 20 years after massacre

Sydney - Australia marked 20 years since its last mass shooting Thursday as campaigners warned its gun laws, which were severely tightened after the massacre, are being eroded.

Australia warned of 'eroding' gun laws, 20 years after massacre

Sydney - Australia marked 20 years since its last mass shooting Thursday as campaigners warned its gun laws, which were severely tightened after the massacre, are being eroded.

Australia warned of 'eroding' gun laws, 20 years after massacre

Sydney - Australia marked 20 years since its last mass shooting Thursday as campaigners warned its gun laws, which were severely tightened after the massacre, are being eroded.

Cleveland to pay $6 mn to family of black boy shot dead by police

Washington - The US city of Cleveland has reached a $6 million settlement with the family of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old African American fatally shot by police while holding a toy gun.

Separate US shootings in two states leave 14 dead

Washington - Eight members of one family, including a teenager, were shot dead in rural Ohio on Friday, just before gunmen killed six people in Georgia.

Two dead in shooting at Texas air force base: sheriff

Washington - Two people were killed Friday in a shooting on an air force base in Texas, authorities said, in what US media said appeared to be a murder-suicide.

Three dead in suspected gang shooting in France: Source

Marseille - Three men were killed in a suspected gang shooting in southern France, sources said, taking to eight the number who have died in gang violence in the city of Marseilles this year.

Chicago police probe shooting apparently caught live on video

Washington - Chicago police are investigating an attempted murder that the victim apparently captured in real-time using Facebook Live, officials said Friday.

Man who brought gun to U.S. Capitol faces assault, weapons charges

Washington - The armed man shot by police at the US Capitol visitor center has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon and assault on a police officer while armed, officials in Washington said on Tuesday.

Six wounded in gun attack on Chinese bus in Laos

Bangkok - Beijing on Thursday called on Laos to bolster protection for Chinese citizens within its borders after six of its nationals were wounded by gunmen in the third attack of its kind this year.

Four hurt when gunmen open fire on bus crossing S.F. Bay Bridge

The California Highway Patrol hunted Sunday for gunmen who fired at least a half-dozen shots at a leased party bus crossing San Francisco Bay toward Oakland, injuring four passengers.

U.S. manhunt as gunmen kill five at BBQ near Pittsburgh

Washington - An ambush-style shooting at a backyard barbecue in the northeastern US state of Pennsylvania has killed five people and at least two suspects are still on the run, authorities said Thursday.

Suspected shooter of U.S. pastor arrested at White House

Washington - A man suspected of repeatedly firing at a pastor who led prayers at a rally for Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz was arrested outside the White House on Tuesday, authorities said.

Realistic undercover robot animals help officials snare poachers

Wildlife officials have a new breed of undercover agents: Robotic animals that are more than just taxidermy specimens. These animals are actually so realistic they are used to snare poachers all across the U.S.

At least four dead, 30 wounded in Kansas shooting

Los Angeles - At least four people were killed and up to 30 wounded when a gunman opened fire at a lawn mower factory in a small Kansas town, police said.Harvey County Sheriff T. Walton said the number of victims could rise to as high as seven.

Seven killed in Michigan shooting rampage, suspect arrested

Chicago - A man suspected of randomly opening fire in a Michigan town and shooting dead at least seven people, including a teenager, was arrested Sunday, US police said.

Man shot at Sweden pro-Kurdish rally

Stockholm - A man was shot and critically injured at a pro-Kurdish rally in a Stockholm suburb at the weekend, police said on Sunday.Organisers of the event said the incident in the suburb of Fittja on Saturday had a "political motive" but did not elaborate.

Columbine shooter's mother 'saw no signs of his mental distress'

Washington - The mother of a teen involved in the deadliest high school shooting in US history said she saw no signs of her son's mental distress ahead of the 1999 Columbine massacre.

Halftime dancers carry sign protesting shooting by S.F. police

Santa Clara - Social media lit up Sunday and Monday with photos and comments about a group of backup dancers at the Super Bowl who held up a protest sign about the recent shooting of a young black man in San Francisco.

White cop to sue estate of black teen he killed

Chicago - A white police officer plans to sue the estate of a black teenager he shot dead because he was traumatized by the fact that he accidentally killed the teen's neighbor in the incident, his lawyer said.

Police probe possible US military hospital shooting

San Diego - An "active shooter" was reported at a San Diego military hospital Tuesday, but an initial sweep of the building in southern California found no evidence a shooting had occurred, officials said.

Canada school shooter indicted over deadly attack

Ottawa - A high-school student was formally accused Monday over the murder of two teenage brothers and two teachers in a remote Indian community in Canada plagued by poverty and boredom and a growing loss of cultural identity.

In La Loche, calls for understanding in shooting that killed 4

La Loche - In the aftermath of a shooting that killed four people in northern Saskatchewan, the family of a teacher who was among those slain says the voices within the community of La Loche need to be heard in order to avoid future tragedies.

Teenage Canada shooting suspect charged with murder

Montr - A 17-year-old male student has been charged with four counts of first-degree murder following a shooting spree that left two brothers and two teachers dead in western Canada, authorities said Saturday.

Four dead in Canada school shooting: police

Ottawa - Four people were killed when a gunman stormed a high school in a remote western Canadian town, police said, revising down an earlier death toll.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had said five people were killed and two were critically injured.

Most security cameras on BART trains are fake, agency admits

Oakland - Most of the hundreds of security cameras on BART commuter trains around the Bay Area are not working, the agency admitted Wednesday as it began investigating the second onboard shooting in its 45-year history.
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An image released by the Metropolitan Police in an appeal for information into the shooting of five year old Thusha Kamaleswaran.
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Police shooting strikers at Marikana mine  South Africa
Police shooting strikers at Marikana mine, South Africa
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Part of a battalion of US Army howitzers are shown at the military base at Fort Hood  Texas.
Part of a battalion of US Army howitzers are shown at the military base at Fort Hood, Texas.
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A Ugandan game ranger sharpening her target at a firing range in Kigo range, Entebbe, Uganda November 5, 2010. Rangers have a duty to protect wildlife which is decimented by ramphant poaching in game parks and reserves.
Paramedics perform CPR on Maurice Harris after he was shot by armed intruders.
Paramedics perform CPR on Maurice Harris after he was shot by armed intruders.
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Robert Cairns documents the aftermath of the Danzig shooting
Robert Cairns documents the aftermath of the Danzig shooting
Robert Cairns
Kings Cross: Rally to protest against police shooting of aboriginal teens.
Kings Cross: Rally to protest against police shooting of aboriginal teens.
Kathryn Steinle  32  was shot and killed while walking with her father along Pier 14 in San Francisc...
Kathryn Steinle, 32, was shot and killed while walking with her father along Pier 14 in San Francisco, California,
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An image released by the Metropolitan Police in an appeal for information into the shooting of five ...
An image released by the Metropolitan Police in an appeal for information into the shooting of five year old Thusha Kamaleswaran.
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TRAGEDY: The Century 16 theater in Aurora  Colo.  is seen the day after 12 moviegoers were shot and ...
TRAGEDY: The Century 16 theater in Aurora, Colo., is seen the day after 12 moviegoers were shot and killed in 2012 by former graduate student James Holmes, who was convicted Thursday of 24 counts of murder.
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The lineup of cars on the road leading up to Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown  Connecticut
The lineup of cars on the road leading up to Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut
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WDBJ cameraman Adam Ward and reporter Alison Parker were killed during a live broadcast  according t...
WDBJ cameraman Adam Ward and reporter Alison Parker were killed during a live broadcast, according to television footage and their network.
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Person of interest wanted in the Safeway shooting.
Person of interest wanted in the Safeway shooting.
Pima County Sheriff's handout
Photo shows Darnall Hospital at the US Army base at Fort Hood  Texas  where many victims of Wednesda...
Photo shows Darnall Hospital at the US Army base at Fort Hood, Texas, where many victims of Wednesday's shooting were taken.
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Purdue University students gather for a candlelight vigil in honor of Andrew Boldt following a campu...
Purdue University students gather for a candlelight vigil in honor of Andrew Boldt following a campus shooting in West Lafayette, Indiana January 21, 2014. Boldt, 21, a teacher's assistant, was killed in a basement classroom
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Kings Cross: Rally to protest against police shooting of aboriginal teens.
Kings Cross: Rally to protest against police shooting of aboriginal teens.
SHOOTING: Protesters objecting to the police shooting of an unarmed black teen gather in Ferguson  M...
SHOOTING: Protesters objecting to the police shooting of an unarmed black teen gather in Ferguson, Mo., before the start of demonstrations on Aug. 13., four days after Michael Brown died. The shooting of Michael Brown occurred on August 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis
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File photo: Shooting at Milliard South high school in Omaha  NE
File photo: Shooting at Milliard South high school in Omaha, NE
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South Africa: Marikana miners shot by police
South Africa: Marikana miners shot by police
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