A gunman opened fire at a primary school in the US state of Connecticut on Friday killing 26 people, including 20 young children, before turning the gun on himself in one of the worst mass shootings in the country’s history.
Twenty-six people, including 20 children, were killed on Friday morning when a gunman, named as Adam Lanza, opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary School in the US state of Connecticut. Police have confirmed the gunman is dead.
We take a look at social media reaction to the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, including the tendency for media to go too far in their coverage of such tragedies. Also, social media is used to organise this Sunday's mass demonstration in favour of gay marriage in France.
As many as 27 people, including 18 children, were killed on Friday when a gunman opened fire at a primary school in Connecticut, US media say. Here are some of are the deadliest recent shootings in schools and universities around the world.
27 people, including 20 children aged between five and 10, were killed on Friday morning when a gunman, named as Adam Lanza, opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary School in the US state of Connecticut. Police have confirmed the gunman is dead.
The President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of South Corsica Jacques Nacer was shot dead just before 7pm in central Ajaccio on Wednesday. Nacer becomes the 17th person to be assassinated in Corsica since the start of the year.
Unofficial figures published in a French newspaper on Tuesday suggest crime rates, notably violent offences, have risen dramatically in France. The figures were seized upon by opposition parties and provoked a fiery spat in parliament.
Former Tamil Tiger commander Nadarajah Mathinthiran, who was convicted in February of extortion and funding terrorism, was gunned down Thursday in Paris. Officials said they had no evidence his death was connected to his political activities.
The Pakistani government has offered cash stipends to more than 3 million poor families if their children attend school, the government said Saturday, as the country marked “Malala Day” in support of a schoolgirl activist shot by the Taliban.
Thousands of people joined a campaign on Friday calling for 15-year-old Taliban shooting victim Malala Yousufzai to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. The schoolgirl thanked her supporters as she recovers in a British hospital.