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China criticizes US for its human rights record

Secretary of State John Kerry AP FILE PHOTO

China slammed the human rights record of the United States in response to Washington’s report on rights around the world, saying that US military operations have infringed on rights abroad and that political donations at home have thwarted the country’s democracy.

Posted: April 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

13 people killed in shooting spree in Serbia

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Serbia’s health officials say 13 people have been killed when a man went on a shooting spree in a village near Belgrade.

Posted: April 9th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Obama tackles drones, pennies, guns in Google chat

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President Barack Obama reached out to an online audience Thursday, taking questions on deadly subjects like drones and gun violence while also musing about the anachronism of pennies and the “chill” factor in Hawaii.

Posted: February 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

2 charged in slaying of Chicago honor student

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This undated file family photo provided by Damon Stewart shows 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton of Chicago who was was shot Jan. 29, 2013 while she talked with friends in a park about a mile from President Barack Obama’s Chicago home. First Lady Michelle Obama will join some of Illinois’ most recognizable politicians and clergy to mourn the 15-year-old honor student whose death has drawn attention to staggering gun violence in the nation’s third-largest city. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Damon Stewart, File)

Two Chicago gang members charged Monday in the death of a 15-year-old honor student mistook her and her friends for members of a rival gang and attacked the group in retaliation for a shooting that wounded one of the men over the summer, according to police.

Posted: February 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Rising gun violence, criminality surge worries Aquino

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President Benigno Aquino III  AP FILE PHOTO

The sudden surge of criminality in the country following what President Benigno Aquino III described as a string “of violence and recklessness when it comes to the use of firearms” since New Year has him worried about the peace and order situation in an election year.

Posted: January 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Cavite prosecutor won’t inhibit from case of Bae’s aide

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Children play Saturday Jan. 5, 2013, at a neighborhood where a gunman later identified as Ronald Bae went on a shooting rampage on Friday, in Kawit, Cavite province. The drug-crazed Bae who killed eight people and wounded 12 others owned two powerful assault rifles and a handgun, an official of the Philippine National Police said on Sunday.  AP PHOTO/BULLIT MARQUEZ

Cavite Provincial Prosecutor Emmanuel Velasco on Monday said he will not inhibit from the formal investigation of the man behind the shooting spree in Kawit, Cavite that left several people dead.

Posted: January 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Shooter kills 3 people, injures 2 in Swiss village

Police close off the road to Daillon after a shooting, in Switzerland, early Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. A man shot and killed three people and wounded another two in a Swiss village, and was then arrested by officers who shot and injured him, police said Thursday. Police in the southern canton (state) of Valais said they were alerted to the shooting in the village of Daillon just before 9 p.m. (20:00GMT) Wednesday. Three of the victims died at the scene and the two injured people were taken to hospitals. A police statement early Thursday gave no detail on their injuries. (AP Photos/Keystone, Olivier Maire)

A man using an old-model Swiss military rifle shot and killed three women and wounded two men in a Swiss village, and was then arrested by officers who shot and injured him, police said Thursday.

Posted: January 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Obama wants gun violence measures passed in 2013

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President Barack Obama. AP FILE PHOTO

President Barack Obama pledged to put his “full weight” behind a legislative package next year aimed at containing gun violence, recalling the shooting rampage that killed 20 elementary school students as the worst day of his presidency.

Posted: December 31st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Rush on armored backpacks and guns in US

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Rick Brand, Chief Operating Officer of Amendment II, shoots a 9 mm pistol into a children's backpack, left, fitted with an anti-ballistic insert, during a demonstration at a gun range, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, in Taylorsville, Utah. Anxious parents reeling in the wake the Connecticut school shooting are fueling sales of armored backpacks for children, as firearms enthusiasts stock up on assault rifles nationwide amid fears of imminent gun control measures. At Amendment II, sales of children backpacks and armored inserts are up 300 percent. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Anxious parents are buying armored backpacks for children and firearms enthusiasts are stocking up on semi-automatic rifles in anticipation of tighter gun control measures following the deadly Newtown, Connecticut school shooting.

Posted: December 21st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Amid Connecticut tragedy, scam artists creep in

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The word "HOPE" is illuminated on the front lawn of a funeral home hosting the wake of Sandy Hook Elementary School principal Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung in Woodbury, Conn., Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. Hochsprung was killed when Adam Lanza walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Dec. 14, and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children, before killing himself. AP/Charles Krupa

The family of Noah Pozner was mourning their 6-year-old who was killed in the Connecticut school massacre when their sorrow was compounded by outrage.

Posted: December 20th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Obama to send Congress gun proposals in January

President Barack Obama gestures during a news conference to announce that Vice President Joe Biden, left, will lead an administration-wide effort to curb gun violence, in the briefing room of the White House on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012 in Washington. AP/ Evan Vucci

President Barack Obama promised on Wednesday to send Congress broad proposals in January for tightening gun laws and curbing violence, declaring the time for action overdue after last week’s massacre of children at a Connecticut school.

Posted: December 20th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

2 shot dead at barangay festivities in Marikina

A man and a woman were shot dead by a motorcycle rider during a fiesta celebration at a barangay in Marikina City on Sunday afternoon.

Posted: April 30th, 2012 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

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