In U.S. politics, gun control still a dead issue

| Jun 20, 2015

In U.S. politics, gun control still a dead issue

They offered prayers and moments of silence. They sought to comfort. Some flashed with anger and frustration that, once again, America was forced to confront another mass shooting. Yet less than 48 hours after nine people were shot to death in a South Carolina ...

Jun 9, 2015

Two police, three others dead in China shooting

Five people have been killed, including two police officers, in a shooting in rural northern China. The shooting early Tuesday in Suning county marked a rare incidence of gun crime in China, where private ownership of firearms is illegal. The official Xinhua News Agency ...

U.S. man not guilty of murder in killing of unarmed trespasser

May 30, 2015

U.S. man not guilty of murder in killing of unarmed trespasser

A Nevada man who confronted two unarmed trespassers with a deadly barrage of gunfire at a vacant duplex he owns was found not guilty Friday of murder in the latest case to test the boundaries of stand-your-ground self-defense laws. A jury in Reno found ...

May 23, 2015

Russian woman accidentally shoots herself while taking selfie

A young Russian woman accidentally shot herself in the head with a pistol while posing for a selfie, Russian news agencies reported Friday, citing police. The 21-year-old found a 9-mm handgun left behind by a security guard at her Moscow office and decided to ...

Obama moves to demilitarize U.S. police after string of 'abuses'

May 19, 2015

Obama moves to demilitarize U.S. police after string of 'abuses'

U.S. President Barack Obama plans to ban police from using tracked armored vehicles, bayonets, grenade launchers and large-caliber firearms, in response to accusations that U.S. law enforcement has become too militarized. After controversy over the policing of high-profile protests in Baltimore, Maryland and Ferguson, ...

May 13, 2015

South Korean soldier's shooting spree leaves two dead

A soldier in South Korea’s reserves went on a shooting spree Wednesday, killing a fellow soldier and injuring three comrades before shooting himself dead, a military official said. The incident will spur questions over the country’s rules on compulsory military service at a time ...