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 ...

Man who killed North Carolina Muslim students had 13 guns

Feb 14, 2015

Man who killed North Carolina Muslim students had 13 guns

The suspect in the deaths of three Muslim college students in North Carolina had at least a dozen firearms stashed in his home, according to search warrants released Friday as world leaders decried the shootings. Warrants filed in court listed an inventory of weapons ...

U.S. man gets 70 years in German exchange student's death

Feb 13, 2015

U.S. man gets 70 years in German exchange student's death

A man who shot and killed a German exchange student trespassing in his garage was sentenced to 70 years in prison Thursday, with no parole possible for at least 20 years. Markus Kaarma’s case was closely followed in Germany and brought scrutiny in the ...

Feb 6, 2015

Brazilian brassiere stops stray bullet

A Brazilian news report says an underwire bra saved a woman’s life after she was struck near the heart by a stray bullet. Globo television network says Ivete Medeiros, a merchant in the Amazonian city of Belem, was hit after she heard a commotion ...

Jan 24, 2015

Record number of guns intercepted at U.S. airports

Inspectors at U.S. airports found a record 2,212 guns, most of them loaded, in travelers’ carry-on baggage in 2014, the Transportation Security Administration said Friday. That’s a 22 percent increase from the year before, and represents an average of more than six firearms intercepted ...