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  • Journalist killings revive US gun control debate
    Journalist killings revive US gun control debate 17 hours ago

    The brazen killing of two US journalists during a live television broadcast by a former reporter fired by the station reignited calls Thursday for tougher gun control in America -- though there was little hope for change. More »

  • Stiffer US gun control? Not any time soon, say experts
    Stiffer US gun control? Not any time soon, say experts 18 hours ago

    With mass shootings seemingly on a daily basis, it appears no place in the United States is safe from carnage: not churches, not schools, not even the morning newscast. More »

  • Coughlan and Cadogan star as Cork hurling and football championships contin …
    Coughlan and Cadogan star as Cork hurling and football championships contin … Sun, Aug 23, 2015

    We now know which teams will contest the quarter-finals. More »

  • Ax man killed in Nashville cinema attack
    Ax man killed in Nashville cinema attack Thu, Aug 6, 2015

    Police shot dead a man wielding an ax, a replica handgun and pepper spray at a movie theater near Nashville, in terrifying echoes of two previous cinema shootings. More »

  • 'Trainwreck' star Amy Schumer backs tougher US gun laws
    'Trainwreck' star Amy Schumer backs tougher US gun laws Mon, Aug 3, 2015

    Amy Schumer came out Monday in favor of tougher gun laws in the wake of a shooting spree at a US cinema where her hit movie "Trainwreck" was playing. More »

  • Lack of US gun control Obama's 'greatest' frustration
    Lack of US gun control Obama's 'greatest' frustration Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    US President Barack Obama said a "distressing" lack of progress on gun control legislation had been the greatest source of frustration during his time in office. More »

  • What I’ve learned from going to a Quaker school
    What I’ve learned from going to a Quaker school Fri, Jul 17, 2015

    To me, a Quaker education is about learning to let your inner light shine, respecting people from different walks of life and not resorting to violence to solve problems. More »

  • Europa League draw pits Koeman against old club Vitesse
    Europa League draw pits Koeman against old club Vitesse Fri, Jul 17, 2015

    Southampton manager Ronald Koeman can look forward to a reunion with his old side Vitesse Arnhem after the teams were paired together in Friday's Europa League third qualifying round draw. More »

  • Tipperary bring in 4 players from All-Ireland U21 final side for senior qualifier …
    Tipperary bring in 4 players from All-Ireland U21 final side for senior qualifier … Thu, Jul 9, 2015

    The counties meet in Round 2A next Saturday. More »

  • Britain's Most Disgusting Takeaway? Dead Rats And Sewage Found At Restauran …
    Britain's Most Disgusting Takeaway? Dead Rats And Sewage Found At Restauran … Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    Krunchy’s Chicken and Pizza in Newtown, Wigan, was littered with rat droppings, dirt and mould, while one dead rodent was found wedged between two freezers used to store food More »

  • Car drunk filmed in dash-cam crash
    Car drunk filmed in dash-cam crash Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    Shocking images of the moment a drink driver swerves erratically before crashing and flipping his car has been captured on camera. More »

  • Obama tackles race, guns in eulogy for Charleston pastor
    Obama tackles race, guns in eulogy for Charleston pastor Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    US President Barack Obama on Friday delivered a rousing eulogy for a black pastor slain in the Charleston massacre, addressing the strains in America over race and gun control before bursting into a soulful hymn. More »

  • Obama Uses N-Word As He Says US Is Still Racist
    Obama Uses N-Word As He Says US Is Still Racist Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    President Barack Obama has said the US has still not overcome its history of racism in the wake of the murders of nine African-American worshippers by a white man at a South Carolina church. In an interview for comedian Marc Maron's WTF podcast , Mr Obama said that although attitudes about race have improved since he was born, the legacy of slavery was "still part of our DNA". Mr Obama will travel to Charleston on Friday to deliver a eulogy at the funeral of one of the shooting victims, Rev Clementa Pinckney. More »

  • Barack Obama Uses ‘N-word’ In Radio Interview On Racism
    Barack Obama Uses ‘N-word’ In Radio Interview On Racism Mon, Jun 22, 2015

    President Barack Obama has used the ‘N-word’ in a radio interview in which he claimed the United States is not yet “cured of racism”. More »

  • Thousands attend vigil as US church suspect held on murders
    Thousands attend vigil as US church suspect held on murders Sat, Jun 20, 2015

    Thousands of mourners clutching red and white roses attended a vigil in the stunned city of Charleston to remember nine African-American men and women shot dead by a suspected white supremacist. More »

  • Strident Obama says gun control laws will change
    Strident Obama says gun control laws will change Sat, Jun 20, 2015

    US President Barack Obama voiced confidence Friday that a "shocked and heartbroken" nation would eventually tighten permissive gun laws, striking a more strident tone after the deadly Charleston shooting. More »

  • US church suspect held on multiple murder charges
    US church suspect held on multiple murder charges Sat, Jun 20, 2015

    The white man accused of gunning down nine black worshippers at a US church was ordered to remain in custody on murder charges, as authorities said they were investigating the killings as possible "domestic terrorism." More »

  • Obama - Church shooting exposes 'blight' of racism, need for gun la … Sat, Jun 20, 2015

    By Roberta Rampton SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Friday said a mass shooting at a black church in South Carolina exposed the "blight" of racism still present in America, and railed against critics who have accused him of politicizing a tragedy to talk about tougher gun laws. Obama, speaking to the U.S. Conference of Mayors, said the murder of nine people at an historic African-American church in Charleston shows the need for vigilance against racism. "The apparent motivations of the shooter remind us that racism remains a blight that we have to combat together," Obama said. More »

  • Obama - South Carolina shooting exposes 'blight' of racism, need for … Sat, Jun 20, 2015

    By Roberta Rampton SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Friday said a mass shooting at a black church in South Carolina exposed the "blight" of racism still present in America, and railed against critics who have accused him of politicizing a tragedy to talk about tougher gun laws. Obama, speaking to the U.S. Conference of Mayors, said the murder of nine people at an historic African-American church in Charleston shows the need for vigilance against racism. "The apparent motivations of the shooter remind us that racism remains a blight that we have to combat together," Obama said. More »

  • Obama, after South Carolina shooting, says U.S. gun violence too frequent Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    By Jeff Mason and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON/BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday expressed anger over the "senseless" shooting in a black church in South Carolina and said Americans had to confront the fact that frequent incidents of gun violence do not occur in other advanced countries. Obama said he and his wife Michelle knew Reverend Clementa Pinckney, pastor of the historic African-American church in Charleston, who was killed along with eight others on Wednesday night. "Let's be clear: at some point we as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries," Obama told reporters in a somber statement at the White House. More »

  • Obama, after S.C. shooting, says U.S. gun violence too frequent Thu, Jun 18, 2015

    By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday expressed anger over the "senseless" shooting in a black church in South Carolina and said Americans had to confront the fact that frequent incidents of gun violence do not occur in other advanced countries. Obama, in a statement to reporters at the White House, said he and his wife, Michelle, knew Reverend Clementa Pinckney, the pastor of the historic African-American church in Charleston, who was killed along with eight others on Wednesday night. "To say our thoughts and prayers are with them and their families and their community doesn't say enough to covey the heartache and the sadness and the anger that we feel," Obama said, adding it was particularly heartbreaking that the incident occurred in a place of worship. More »

  • Gunman on run after US 'hate crime' black church shooting
    Gunman on run after US 'hate crime' black church shooting Thu, Jun 18, 2015

    US police on Thursday hunted for a white gunman who killed nine people at a prayer meeting in one of the nation's oldest black churches in Charleston, as federal authorities opened a hate crimes probe. More »