Jul 8, 2014

Spate of shootings in Chicago leave 14 dead, dozens hurt

Extra police officers on Chicago’s streets were not enough to quell a long weekend of violence that ended with 14 people shot to death and dozens more injured. During a Monday news conference, just hours after two more people were shot to death earlier ...

States eye gun seizure laws after shootings

Jul 7, 2014

States eye gun seizure laws after shootings

As state officials across the U.S. grapple with how to prevent mass killings like the ones at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, and near the University of California, Santa Barbara, some are turning to a gun seizure law pioneered in Connecticut 15 ...

Jul 7, 2014

U.S. gun makers migrate to firearm-friendly South

The first gun manufacturer to leave Connecticut after it enacted tough new gun-control laws last year in the wake of the Newtown school shootings presented a commemorative rifle last week to the governor of South Carolina, its new home. PTR Industries Inc. is among ...

South Korea uses decoy for fugitive soldier

Jun 25, 2014

South Korea uses decoy for fugitive soldier

South Korean military officials used a stand-in to pretend to be a captured runaway soldier in an elaborate deception for the media while the real fugitive was taken to a hospital with wounds from a failed suicide attempt, a Defense Ministry official said Tuesday. ...

Stress of South Korea conscripts spotlighted

| Jun 24, 2014

Stress of South Korea conscripts spotlighted

A deadly shooting spree by a South Korean military serviceman has once again raised questions over the wisdom of deploying young, inexperienced and often unprepared conscripts along the world’s last Cold War frontier. It is still unclear what caused the 22-year-old sergeant, identified only ...

South Korean troops corner soldier who killed comrades

Jun 23, 2014

South Korean troops corner soldier who killed comrades

A day after trading gunfire, troops on Monday tightened a cordon around a South Korean soldier who killed five comrades at an outpost near the border with North Korea and went on the run. Officials said the military was using loudspeakers overnight to try ...

Military surrounds South Korean soldier who killed five comrades

Jun 22, 2014

Military surrounds South Korean soldier who killed five comrades

South Korean media are reporting that military authorities have surrounded a soldier who killed five comrades at a border outpost the day before and were engaged in a gunfight with him. Yonhap News agency and the YTN news channel said Sunday that authorities were ...

Kenyan president blames locals for slaughter

Jun 18, 2014

Kenyan president blames locals for slaughter

The killers in the Kenyan village singled out non-Muslims, shooting them point-blank or slitting their throats, just like the previous night in an adjacent hamlet. A Somali extremist group claimed responsibility, but Kenya’s president on Tuesday blamed local political networks for the 60 deaths. ...

In Kenya town, night of cold-blooded executions

Jun 17, 2014

In Kenya town, night of cold-blooded executions

David Waweru was watching a World Cup match in a bar in the Kenyan coastal town of Mpeketoni when fighters from Somalia’s Islamist al-Shabab militants began their attack. The first target was the police station, where dozens of gunmen fought a fierce battle with ...

Marchers call for action after U.S. mass shootings

Jun 15, 2014

Marchers call for action after U.S. mass shootings

More than 1,000 demonstrators — including nearly 100 from Newtown, Connecticut, the site of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting rampage — marched across New York’s Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday, demanding that action be taken to stem the recent wave of mass shootings ...