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US school shootings rise rapidly in two decades: study

Tampa - Mass shootings at US schools are rising rapidly, killing more people in the last 18 years than in the entire 20th century, said a study Thursday.

Cool under pressure: Games debutant, 79, who foiled plane hijack

Brisbane - Being the oldest Commonwealth Games competitor in history at age 79 would be life-defining for most people, but not Bob Pitcairn: as a commercial airline pilot he foiled a hijacking.

Florida school shooting survivor rejects 'hero' label

Miami - A survivor of the Florida school shooting nicknamed "Iron Man" for his efforts to save classmates said he did not want to be labeled a "hero," as his family announced a lawsuit against authorities.

Police were warned of shooter grudge against YouTube

San Francisco - Police said Wednesday they had been alerted that the Iran-born animal rights activist who shot three people before killing herself at YouTube's California headquarters, was believed to have a vendetta against the online giant.

Female suspect dead, several hurt in YouTube shooting

San Bruno - Gunfire erupted at YouTube's offices in California Tuesday, leaving three people wounded and sparking a panicked escape before the suspected shooter -- a woman -- apparently committed suicide.

Dutch police liable for 2011 mall shooting: court

Den Haag - Dutch police were liable for a 2011 mall shooting in which six people were killed as the gunman should never have been granted an gun licence, an appeals court ruled Tuesday.

US rally organizers vow no letup in gun control campaign

Washington - Student organizers of gun control rallies that drew hundreds of thousands to US streets vowed Sunday there will be no letup in their campaign for reform.

Martin Luther King Jr's granddaughter appeals for 'gun-free world'

Washington - The nine-year-old granddaughter of Martin Luther King Jr. made a rousing appearance at a huge protest for gun control in Washington on Saturday, saying that like the slain civil rights leader she too has a dream -- "a gun-free world.

Martin Luther King Jr's granddaughter appeals for 'gun-free world'

Washington - The nine-year-old granddaughter of Martin Luther King Jr. made a rousing appearance at a huge protest for gun control in Washington on Saturday, saying that like the slain civil rights leader she too has a dream -- "a gun-free world.

'Never Again': student-led US gun protests draw huge crowds

Washington - More than a million Americans flooded the streets of cities nationwide for emotional protests demanding tighter gun control on Saturday, marches spearheaded by teenagers from a Florida high school where 17 people were shot dead last month.

Teen wounded in US school shooting dies after life support removed

Washington - A teenage girl left brain dead after she was wounded in a school shooting in Maryland died after she was removed from life support, local officials said Friday.

Florida high school students head for gun control march

Miami - Hundreds of Florida high school students headed for Washington on Thursday to take part in a weekend march for gun control organized by fellow teenagers after the massacre at a school in the southern US state.

Florida passes bill to restrict guns, arm some teachers

Miami - The US state of Florida, scene of America's latest school shooting, on Wednesday passed bill that raises the minimum age to buy firearms to 21 while funding a program that allows some teachers and school employees to be armed.

NRA says Trump opposes gun control after 'great' meeting

Washington - US President Donald Trump Thursday met with the powerful National Rifle Association, which later said he opposed gun control -- despite Trump's remarks to the contrary a day earlier at the White House.

Students make emotional return to Florida school after shooting

Pompano Beach - With tears, fears and defiance, students made an emotional return Wednesday to their Florida high school where a former classmate went on a shooting rampage two weeks ago, killing 17 people.

Students in emotional return to Florida massacre high school

Pompano Beach - Students made an emotional return Wednesday to Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School where they were greeted by heavy security and well-wishers bearing flowers, two weeks on from a shooting which killed 17 people.

Republicans rebuff students' call for tough gun curbs

Washington - Republican leaders rebuffed calls for major changes to US gun laws Tuesday following the mass shooting at a Florida high school, as students braced for their emotional return to the campus where 14 classmates and three staff were murdered.

Trump on Florida shooting: 'I'd run in there' even without gun

Washington - President Donald Trump said Monday he would have rushed inside the Florida high school where 17 people were shot dead earlier this month, whether or not he was armed at the time.

After shooting, Florida to station police officer at every school

Miami - A police officer will be stationed at every public school in Florida, the state's governor announced Friday as part of a plan to improve security following last week's deadly high school shooting.

Macerata, Italy's reluctant immigration battleground

Macerata - "There's starting to be too many of them," says a young man at a bar in the central Italian city of Macerata.He does not wish to give his name, but the "them" he talks about are migrants, refugees and asylum seekers.

NRA chief slams 'shameful politicization' of Florida tragedy

Oxon Hill - The head of America's National Rifle Association lashed out Thursday at critics of the powerful gun lobby, accusing them of exploiting last week's deadly school shooting in Florida for political advantage.

Trump, gun lobby chief push armed citizens as solution to shootings

Washington - President Donald Trump and America's powerful gun lobby on Thursday cast citizens with weapons as a solution to shootings, as it emerged an armed deputy was on campus during a deadly Florida rampage but failed to act.

Far-right conspiracy theorists target Florida shooting survivors

New York - In the wake of the Florida school shooting, survivors like David Hogg and Emma Gonzalez have become faces of the fight for US gun control -- and targets for far-right pundits and conspiracy theorists who paint the students as puppets of the political l...

Trump meets shooting survivors, suggests arming teachers

Washington - President Donald Trump floated the idea of arming teachers and promised more stringent background checks on gun owners as he hosted an emotional meeting Wednesday with students who survived last week's mass shooting at a Florida school.

Who are the #NeverAgain kids pushing for US gun control?

Miami - They survived the Parkland school massacre and now a group of Florida teens -- driven, empowered and united -- are spearheading a #NeverAgain activist movement that hopes to pressure US lawmakers into tightening gun laws.

Trump suggests arming teachers at emotional meeting with shooting survivors

Washington - US President Donald Trump suggested arming teachers to deter mass shootings as he faced broken voices, tears and demands for action at a meeting with survivors of the gun rampage that killed 17 people at a Florida high school.

Trump backs improved background checks on gun buys

Washington - US President Donald Trump signaled support Monday for improving background gun checks amid mounting pressure for reform in the wake of the Florida school shooting, as the accused gunman appeared in court.

'No idea we had a monster under our roof' say couple who took in Florida gunman

Washington - The couple who took in Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz after his mother's death have described him as quirky but pleasant and seemingly on the right track, saying they had no idea they had a "monster living under our roof.

Florida students to march on Washington in call for gun reform

Washington - Students who survived a mass shooting at their Florida school on Sunday announced plans to march on Washington in a bid to "shame" politicians into reforming laws that make firearms readily available.

Florida students to march on Washington in call for gun reform

Washington - Students who survived a mass shooting at their Florida school on Sunday announced plans to march on Washington in a bid to "shame" lawmakers into reforming laws that make powerful firearms readily available.
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