Mar 22, 2015

'India's first gun for women' proves a hit — among men

A lightweight revolver launched in the wake of a deadly 2012 gang rape in Delhi and billed as India’s first gun designed for women has proved a hit — but only among men. Sales figures for the “nirbheek,” which means “fearless” in Hindi, show ...

Major survey shows U.S. gun ownership in decline

Mar 10, 2015

Major survey shows U.S. gun ownership in decline

The number of Americans who live in a household with at least one gun is lower than it’s ever been, according to a major American trend survey that finds the decline in gun ownership is paralleled by a reduction in the number of Americans ...

Two Chechens charged in slaying of Kremlin critic Nemtsov

Mar 9, 2015

Two Chechens charged in slaying of Kremlin critic Nemtsov

Russian authorities said Sunday they had charged two men over the killing of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov and said one of them was a former senior policeman from the mainly Muslim region of Chechnya who had confessed to involvement in what they described as ...

Police release video made by gunman before Ottawa attack

Mar 7, 2015

Police release video made by gunman before Ottawa attack

In a video recorded just before his death, the gunman who killed a Canadian soldier and then stormed Parliament last October said he did it because of Canada’s military involvement in Afghanistan and Iraq. Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, 32, said in a cellphone video that he ...

Nemtsov mourners despair over Russia's direction

Mar 2, 2015

Nemtsov mourners despair over Russia's direction

For the tens of thousands bearing flowers and tying black ribbons to railings in honor of slain Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, the solemn march through the Moscow drizzle on Sunday was a time for silence, not slogans. The marchers occasionally broke out with ...

Mar 2, 2015

Viral video shows Los Angeles police shooting homeless man

Los Angeles police officers fatally shot a homeless man Sunday in an incident that was caught on video and posted online, local media reported. The graphic video, which was posted on Facebook, shows a violent altercation between a man and several officers in L.A.’s ...

Feb 25, 2015

Gunman kills 3 in South Korea store; suspect found dead

A gunman shot and killed three people Wednesday in a Sejong City convenience store that he then torched before fleeing, South Korean police said. The suspect was later found dead. A hunting rifle was recovered near the suspect’s body a few kilometers (miles) from ...

Feb 25, 2015

Proposed reform would let some foreign agents carry guns in Mexico

President Enrique Pena Nieto has proposed a legal reform that would allow some foreign agents to carry arms inside Mexico, a significant change in a country that has historically said the practice would violate its sovereignty. The bill, sent to Mexico’s Senate, would allow ...

Sydney siege report signals tighter immigration curbs

Feb 22, 2015

Sydney siege report signals tighter immigration curbs

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott foreshadowed tighter immigration controls on Sunday when he released the first report into a siege last December in Sydney’s Lindt cafe, in which two hostages and the gunman were killed. The legal system “had let the country down,” Abbott ...

Hundreds attend funeral of Copenhagen gunman

Feb 21, 2015

Hundreds attend funeral of Copenhagen gunman

Hundreds of people on Friday attended the Islamic burial of the gunman who killed two people in twin shootings in Copenhagen last weekend. Omar El-Hussein, 22, was placed in an unmarked grave in the Muslim cemetery in Broendby, on the outskirts of Copenhagen, watched ...