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Beard sparks legal debate in Fort Hood shooting case

Lawyers argued in a US military court Thursday over whether the soldier accused of the Fort Hood massacre can keep his beard despite objections from the judge overseeing his court-martial.

Beard sparks legal debate in Fort Hood shooting case
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Nigeria student massacre leaves 26 dead

Gunmen massacred at least 26 people in a student housing area of northeast Nigeria on Tuesday, calling victims out by name before shooting them or slitting their throats.

Nigeria student massacre leaves 26 dead
All eyes on France after Alps massacre: British press
All eyes on France after Alps massacre: British press

The horrific massacre of a British-Iraqi family in the French Alps dominated the front pages of Britain's newspapers on Friday with the performance of French investigators coming under the microscope.

All eyes on France after Alps massacre: British press
Chavez says no evidence of alleged Yanomami killings
Chavez says no evidence of alleged Yanomami killings

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Wednesday became the latest senior official to insist there is no evidence of an alleged massacre of some 80 Yanomami indigenous people.

Chavez says no evidence of alleged Yanomami killings
World Muslim body suspends Syria's membership
World Muslim body suspends Syria's membership

The 57-member OIC suspended Syria in a meeting attended by its staunch ally Iran, in a move hailed early Thursday by the United States as one that sends "a strong message" to Damascus.

World Muslim body suspends Syria's membership
Colorado shooting suspect James Eagan Holmes. ©REUTERS/POOL New
Batman movie shooting suspect 'mentally ill': lawyer

The man suspected of gunning down 12 people at a screening of the new Batman movie last month is mentally ill, his defense lawyer said Thursday, seeking more time to assess his health.

Batman movie shooting suspect 'mentally ill': lawyer
Batman shooter was psychiatric patient
Batman shooter was psychiatric patient

The suspected Batman massacre gunman was seeing a psychiatrist specializing in schizophrenia before the attack that killed 12 in Colorado.

Batman shooter was psychiatric patient
Bodyguards escort Esmael Mangudadatu (R). ©REUTERS/Erik de Castro
Philippine massacre witnesses live in fear

Hired assassins are stalking witnesses to a Philippine massacre in which a political warlord allegedly led the slaughter of 57 people, victims' relatives and a rights group said almost two years into a complex trial.

Philippine massacre witnesses live in fear
Batman shooter sent warning package: report
Batman shooter sent warning package: report

Alleged Colorado shooter James Holmes reportedly sent a warning package to a psychiatrist at his former university with a notebook and drawings of his plans to massacre people.

Batman shooter sent warning package: report
Latest Batman movie has third largest opening ever
Latest Batman movie has third largest opening ever

The most recent Batman movie "The Dark Knight Rises" had the third largest opening weekend ever, despite the movie theater massacre in Aurora, Colorado.

Latest Batman movie has third largest opening ever
Norway marks anniversary of Breivik massacre
Norway marks anniversary of Breivik massacre

Some 50,000 people attended a concert in Oslo to mark the first anniversary of the gun and bomb rampage by Norwegian right-wing extremist Breivik, which claimed 77 lives.

Norway marks anniversary of Breivik massacre
Vigil held after US massacre at Batman screening
Vigil held after US massacre at Batman screening

An emotional candle-lit vigil was held late Friday for the victims of a US massacre at a premiere of the latest Batman movie, which left 12 people dead and nearly 60 injured.

Vigil held after US massacre at Batman screening
US gunman bought 6,000 rounds of ammo
US gunman bought 6,000 rounds of ammo

The gunman arrested over the Colorado movie theater massacre bought more than 6,000 rounds of ammunition over the Internet in the last two months, the local police chief said Friday.

US gunman bought 6,000 rounds of ammo
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. ©REUTERS/Stringer
First visit of UN chief to site of Srebrenica genocide

Ban Ki-moon begins a tour of the Balkans this week which will include the first visit by a UN chief to the site of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre and to Kosovo since it declared independence in 2008.

First visit of UN chief to site of Srebrenica genocide