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Shots shatter calm at home of Canadian democracy
Shots shatter calm at home of Canadian democracy

Where there had been stillness and dignity -- two Canadian soldiers standing ram-rod straight by a war memorial in silent honor to their fallen comrades.

Shots shatter calm at home of Canadian democracy
Brazil gunman straps hostage with apparent explosives
Brazil gunman straps hostage with apparent explosives

An armed man took an employee hostage at a hotel in the Brazilian capital Monday and forced him to don a vest apparently stuffed with explosives.

Brazil gunman straps hostage with apparent explosives
Gunmen kill six worshippers at Pakistan shrine
Gunmen kill six worshippers at Pakistan shrine

Gunman opened fire on worshippers at a shrine in Pakistan, killing at least six members of a minority Islamic sect and wounding seven others.

Gunmen kill six worshippers at Pakistan shrine
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Texas gunman kills at least six, including children: police

A lone gunman killed at least six people, most of them children, during a domestic dispute in Texas that triggered a tense ongoing standoff with armed police.

Texas gunman kills at least six, including children: police
©Reuters/Surapan Boonthanom
Man shot dead in Thailand mosque attack: police

Gunmen opened fire at a mosque in insurgency-hit southern Thailand, killing one man and injuring another a day after Muslims began observing the holy month of Ramadan, police said.

Man shot dead in Thailand mosque attack: police
Two dead in new US school shooting
Two dead in new US school shooting

A rifle-toting gunman killed a 14-year-old student at an Oregon high school Tuesday, the latest in a spate of US shootings that prompted a renewed warning from President Barack Obama.

Two dead in new US school shooting
Five dead in 'tragic' Las Vegas shooting
Five dead in 'tragic' Las Vegas shooting

Two Las Vegas police officers and a civilian were killed in an apparent ambush Sunday that ended with the two gunmen killing themselves.

Five dead in 'tragic' Las Vegas shooting
Suspect dead, policeman wounded in US court shootout
Suspect dead, policeman wounded in US court shootout

A man armed with guns and explosives was killed and a police officer wounded in a shootout Friday at a courthouse in the US state of Georgia, authorities said.

Suspect dead, policeman wounded in US court shootout
©Reuters/David Ryder
Gunman kills one, injures three on Seattle campus

A lone gunman killed one person and injured three others Thursday on a college campus in the northwestern US city of Seattle, where the mayor denounced America's "epidemic of gun violence."

Gunman kills one, injures three on Seattle campus
Gunfire in C. Africa capital amid anti-government protests
Gunfire in C. Africa capital amid anti-government protests

Security forces fired warning shots as protesters in Bangui demanded the resignation of the interim government and the removal of foreign troops from Central African Republic on Friday, a military source said.

Gunfire in C. Africa capital amid anti-government protests
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Boko Haram kill 24 in Nigeria village raid: residents

Boko Haram kill 24 in Nigeria village raid: residents
Boko Haram holding 223 Nigerian schoolgirls: police
Boko Haram holding 223 Nigerian schoolgirls: police

Nigerian police on Friday said Boko Haram militants were holding 223 girls of the 276 seized from their school in the country's northeast, revising upwards the number of youngsters abducted.

Boko Haram holding 223 Nigerian schoolgirls: police
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Islamic teacher shot dead in Russia's North Caucasus

Masked gunmen have shot dead an Islamic teacher after bursting into his home in Russia's Dagestan, in the latest such killing in the volatile region, investigators said.

Islamic teacher shot dead in Russia's North Caucasus
©Reuters/Max Rossi
Two Italian priests kidnapped in Cameroon

Two Italian priests and a Canadian nun have been kidnapped by gunmen in northern Cameroon, Italy's foreign ministry and media reports said on Saturday.

Two Italian priests kidnapped in Cameroon
Police officers wait outside with their guns drawn after a shooting inside the A. Grenville and William Davis Courthouse. ©Reuters/Mark Blinch
Canada gunman killed after policeman wounded

Police shot and killed an armed man at Canada's busiest courthouse on the outskirts of Toronto on Friday after he entered the secure building and left an officer wounded.

Canada gunman killed after policeman wounded
©Reuters/Rick Wilking
Two teens injured in Philadelphia school shooting

Two teenage American high school students were shot and injured Friday by a student gunman who whipped out a handgun at the end of the school day, police said.

Two teens injured in Philadelphia school shooting
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Man, 71, kills Florida moviegoer over smartphone use

A 71-year-old retired policeman was refused bail on Tuesday after allegedly shooting dead a fellow moviegoer in Florida for using text messages with his phone.

Man, 71, kills Florida moviegoer over smartphone use
Nine dead after gunmen storm Mexico prison: official
Nine dead after gunmen storm Mexico prison: official

Gunmen stormed a prison in southwestern Mexico on Friday in an attack that left five of the assailants and four inmates dead, officials said.

Nine dead after gunmen storm Mexico prison: official
Gunman in deadly attack on Thai opposition rally
Gunman in deadly attack on Thai opposition rally

A gunman opened fire at an opposition rally in Thailand Saturday in a deadly attack that inflamed tensions in the politically divided kingdom, where anti-government protesters wreaked fresh havoc in election preparations.

Gunman in deadly attack on Thai opposition rally
©Reuters/Rick Wilking
Colorado school shooting victim dies: hospital

A 17-year-old Colorado high school student who was shot in the face by a teenage gunman died Saturday after eight days on life support, a local hospital said.

Colorado school shooting victim dies: hospital