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  • Three injured in new US school shooting
    Three injured in new US school shooting Sat, Dec 13, 2014

    Three teenagers were shot and injured outside a high school in the northwestern US state of Oregon, in a suspected gang-related incident. More »

  • Heavy rain sparks rail travel chaos
    Heavy rain sparks rail travel chaos Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    Flooding and broken-down trains have meant more mid-winter misery for travellers with heavy early-morning rain sweeping in. More »

  • U.S. managed assets with socially responsible criteria rise - report Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    By Ross Kerber NEW YORK (Reuters) - The share of U.S. managed assets invested with environmental, social or similar criteria rose 50 percent over the past two years, a foundation that tracks the field said, because of new disclosure standards and client concern about areas like climate change. U.S. assets in strategies using what are often termed "socially responsible investing" guidelines stood at $6.57 trillion at the start of 2014, or 18 percent of total assets under professional management, up from $3. ... More »

  • Two Cork County Council water vans were torched over the weekend
    Two Cork County Council water vans were torched over the weekend Mon, Nov 17, 2014

    No other vehicles were damaged. More »

  • US teen dies from wounds inflicted by school shooter
    US teen dies from wounds inflicted by school shooter Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    A US teen who had been fighting for her life after a fellow high school student shot her in the head in a Friday rampage has died, the hospital caring for her said. More »

  • Three teens fight for life after US school shooting
    Three teens fight for life after US school shooting Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    Three teenagers were fighting for their lives Saturday after a fellow student shot each in the head, as it emerged that a staff member attempted to stop the attack at a US high school. More »

  • Two dead in US school shooting after online warnings
    Two dead in US school shooting after online warnings Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    A US student who had issued chilling warnings on Twitter opened fire in a school cafeteria on Friday, killing at least one person and critically injuring three before taking his own life. More »

  • Two killed, four wounded in Washington state school shooting
    Two killed, four wounded in Washington state school shooting Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    By Eric M. Johnson and Victoria Cavaliere MARYSVILLE Wash. (Reuters) - A student shot dead a female classmate and wounded four others when he opened fire in the cafeteria of his Washington state high school on Friday, apparently after a fight with fellow students, authorities said. The shooter, a homecoming prince at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, took his own life as his classmates scrambled to safety in the latest outburst of deadly violence at an American school. A school district official, who declined to be named, said the shooter was Jaylen Fryberg, a freshman who was a popular member of both the wrestling and football teams. More »

  • Sandy Hook Elementary school evacuated after fake bomb threat
    Sandy Hook Elementary school evacuated after fake bomb threat Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    That’s where 26 children and teachers were shot dead in 2012. More »

  • The mother of Columbine killer Dylan Klebold is writing a book
    The mother of Columbine killer Dylan Klebold is writing a book Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    Susan Klebold will donate the money to mental health charities. More »

  • Man kills six grandchildren in US shooting
    Man kills six grandchildren in US shooting Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    A man killed his daughter and six grandchildren, the youngest just three months old, in a mass shooting at a house in the US state of Florida. More »

  • This wonderful Robin Williams graffiti in Dublin has been torn down
  • Graffiti tributes to Robin Williams are popping up around Dublin
  • Reagan spokesman, US anti-gun activist James Brady, 73, dies
    Reagan spokesman, US anti-gun activist James Brady, 73, dies Mon, Aug 4, 2014

    Former White House spokesman James Brady, who became a tireless gun control advocate after being severely wounded during a 1981 assassination attempt against his then-boss Ronald Reagan, has died at the age of 73. More »

  • Smith & Wesson shares dive on falling US sales forecast
    Smith & Wesson shares dive on falling US sales forecast Sat, Jun 21, 2014

    Troy Bacon (L) and Ken Schiedemeyer (R) look over the Smith & Wesson hand gun display May, 19 2006 at the NRA convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin More »

  • Smith & Wesson shares dive amid falling US rifle sales
    Smith & Wesson shares dive amid falling US rifle sales Fri, Jun 20, 2014

    Troy Bacon (L) and Ken Schiedemeyer (R) look over the Smith & Wesson hand gun display May, 19 2006 at the NRA convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin More »

  • Trip Tips - Mozart to Masekela, summer festivals for all tastes
    Trip Tips - Mozart to Masekela, summer festivals for all tastes Fri, Jun 20, 2014

    (Reuters) - From picnicking at Glyndebourne to tippling a Riesling in the Rheingau region of Germany, summer is a great time to relax and hear an opera or a favourite jazz performer at festivals anywhere from the Swiss alps to Johannesburg. Productions this year include Strauss's "Der Rosenkavalier", Tchaikovsky's "Eugene Onegin", Handel's "Rinaldo" and Verdi's "La Traviata". But what sets the Glyndebourne regulars' hearts aflutter are the productions of Mozart for which the house is justly famous, and the two this year are "Don Giovanni" and "La Finta Giardiniera" that had its premiere in 1775 just before Mozart's 19th birthday. Suffice to say that a festival that can encompass everything from an opening concert tribute to Shakespeare's birthday with sopranos Miah Persson and Golda Schulz to jazz great Bobby McFerrin "and friends" to a kiddie concert featuring Bert and Ernie, the Muppet characters from "Sesame Street", is eclectic, to say the least. More »

  • Hundreds March In New York To Back Gun Control
    Hundreds March In New York To Back Gun Control Sat, Jun 14, 2014

    Demonstrators have marched from Brooklyn Bridge to City Hall in New York City to demand stricter gun control laws. The protest was organised by groups partially funded by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a leading champion of firearms regulation. Among the activists taking part were family members of some of those killed in the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook primary school in Newtown, Connecticut. Erica Lafferty - whose mother Dawn Hochspring was the principal at Sandy Hook - addressed the activists. More »

  • Obama: US 'Should Be Ashamed' Of Gun Violence
    Obama: US 'Should Be Ashamed' Of Gun Violence Wed, Jun 11, 2014

    Barack Obama has said he is ashamed as an American and terrified as a parent that the US has been unable to pass gun-control measures. "We should be ashamed of that," Mr Obama said. Mr Obama was speaking at a White House online event sponsored by Tumblr. Last week, a man opened fire at Seattle Pacific University. More »

  • Two dead in new US school shooting
    Two dead in new US school shooting Wed, Jun 11, 2014

    A gunman shot and killed a student at an Oregon high school, the latest in a spate of US shootings that prompted a renewed warning from President Barack Obama. More »

  • My South African Adventure: The Jozi Suburb with a Flavour of Bethnal Green Tue, Jun 10, 2014

    If you ever fancy grabbing a curry, or going on a shopping expedition to find material for your wedding dress, then Fordsburg is the place to go in Johannesburg. Originally a mining village and later the site of multi-racial slums only a hop, skip and a jump from the town centre, the suburb is now home to Jozi's well-established Indian and Pakistani community – although quite a few Turkish and Syrian people have been popping up there lately too apparently. The scruffy streets, lined with brightly-coloured cafes and shops selling everything from saris to sweetmeats, reminded me a bit of Bethnal Green in London, in fact. More »

  • One dead in Seattle campus shooting: hospital
    One dead in Seattle campus shooting: hospital Fri, Jun 6, 2014

    One person was killed and three injured in a shooting at a Seattle college campus on Thursday, a hospital spokeswoman said. More »