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Cruel irony haunts child's death in Boston blasts
Cruel irony haunts child's death in Boston blasts

Eight-year-old Martin Richard died near the Boston marathon's 26-mile marker -- the one dedicated to the young victims of the Newtown massacre.

Cruel irony haunts child's death in Boston blasts
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Connecticut senate backs toughest US gun law

Senate legislators in Connecticut, where a gunman massacred 20 small children and six adults in December, passed the toughest US law on owning military-style rifles.

Connecticut senate backs toughest US gun law
US massacre gunman may plead guilty to escape death
US massacre gunman may plead guilty to escape death

James Holmes, the suspected gunman in the horrific Aurora theatre massacre, could plead guilty in exchange for escaping the death penalty, lawyers said ahead of a crucial hearing next week.

US massacre gunman may plead guilty to escape death
Gun legislation getting holstered on Capitol Hill
Gun legislation getting holstered on Capitol Hill

Three months after Newtown, the prospects for President Barack Obama's ambitious gun control measures have dimmed, as hopes for expanded background checks clash with stubborn political realities.

Gun legislation getting holstered on Capitol Hill
Massacre plunges Syria deeper into 'horror' spiral
Massacre plunges Syria deeper into 'horror' spiral

The Syrian war has reached "unprecedented levels of horror", UN envoy Lakhdar Brahimi said Tuesday after dozens of men were killed in a grim new massacre.

Massacre plunges Syria deeper into 'horror' spiral
US theater massacre widow sues psychiatrist
US theater massacre widow sues psychiatrist

The widow of a victim of the US theater massacre is suing a psychiatrist for neglect, for failing to have the alleged shooter arrested despite him having "fantasized about killing a lot of people."

US theater massacre widow sues psychiatrist
US school massacre survivors ready for class
US school massacre survivors ready for class

Students at the elementary school where a gunman massacred 26 children and teachers last month were returning Thursday to classes at an alternative campus described by police as "the safest school in America."

US school massacre survivors ready for class
Bronx woman posed as aunt of US massacre victim
Bronx woman posed as aunt of US massacre victim

US authorities on Thursday arrested a woman accused of trying to profit from the massive public outpouring of support over the Newtown school massacre by posing as an aunt of one of the victims.

Bronx woman posed as aunt of US massacre victim
US teachers take up arms to prevent mass shootings
US teachers take up arms to prevent mass shootings

Several US states are considering allowing school teachers to carry weapons, and educators, determined not to allow a repeat of the Newtown massacre, are flocking to training sessions.

US teachers take up arms to prevent mass shootings
US gun sales soar as owners fear new regulations
US gun sales soar as owners fear new regulations

US firearm sales have sky-rocketed since the Newtown school massacre, as debate over gun control rages and enthusiasts fear certain assault weapons and high-capacity magazines could be banned.

US gun sales soar as owners fear new regulations
US gun lobby urges armed police in every school
US gun lobby urges armed police in every school

The United States' most powerful pro-gun lobbying group demanded Friday that armed police be deployed to every school in the country following a mass shooting that left 20 young children dead.

US gun lobby urges armed police in every school
US stars in video demanding gun control action
US stars in video demanding gun control action

Film, television and music stars including Jeremy Renner, Gwyneth Paltrow and Beyonce have recorded a hard-hitting video urging action on gun control following the Newtown school massacre.

US stars in video demanding gun control action
Santa receives unwanted sack after outburst
Santa receives unwanted sack after outburst

A British Father Christmas has been suspended after allegedly telling children that Santa was not real and mentioning the recent US school massacre.

Santa receives unwanted sack after outburst
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Internet 'moment of silence' to mark US school tragedy

US tech leaders and celebrities have joined a call for an "Internet moment of silence" Friday to remember the victims of last week's massacre of 26 people at a Connecticut elementary school.

Internet 'moment of silence' to mark US school tragedy
US shooting revives debate over mental health care
US shooting revives debate over mental health care

The deadly US shooting rampage last week has revived debate about access to mental health care -- a tough issue as state funds dry up and laws make it difficult to treat people against their will.

US shooting revives debate over mental health care
US boy, 11, brings gun to class after massacre
US boy, 11, brings gun to class after massacre

An 11-year-old boy has been charged with possessing a deadly weapon after bringing a gun to school, claiming he was worried about a massacre like Connecticut's.

US boy, 11, brings gun to class after massacre
Signs of evolving US gun debate after school tragedy
Signs of evolving US gun debate after school tragedy

New signs emerged Monday of an evolving US gun law debate, with several top lawmakers appearing more open to stiffening controls on firearms after the Connecticut school massacre.

Signs of evolving US gun debate after school tragedy
20 kids, 6 adults massacred in US school
20 kids, 6 adults massacred in US school

A heavily armed young gunman slaughtered 20 small children and six adults at a school in an idyllic Connecticut town on Friday, in one of the worst mass shootings in US history.

20 kids, 6 adults massacred in US school
Afghan ghost village 'haunted by US soldier's rampage'
Afghan ghost village 'haunted by US soldier's rampage'

Najeeban in southern Afghanistan is a ghost village, deserted by the surviving inhabitants after a murderous rampage allegedly carried out by a rogue American soldier earlier this year.

Afghan ghost village 'haunted by US soldier's rampage'
Nidal Hasan. ©REUTERS
US judges rule Fort Hood suspect must shave beard

A panel of US Army judges ruled Thursday that a soldier accused of the Fort Hood massacre must appear in court clean-shaven, upholding a trial judge's earlier order.

US judges rule Fort Hood suspect must shave beard