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Last year
# An Garda Síochána
Gardaí have intercepted 77 assassination attempts since Regency murder, report reveals
The research shows the amount of drugs seized by Gardaí last year increased by 73.5% to €63.68 million.
All time
# on trial
Two British terror suspects - dubbed the Islamic State Beatles - charged in US over killing of Western hostages
Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh are accused of being involved in a “brutal hostage-taking scheme”.
# mark nash
Grangegorman murders: Serial killer's appeal against his conviction is rejected
Nash was found guilty in 2015 of murdering the two women, whose mutilated bodies were found in sheltered accommodation in Grangegorman 21 years ago.
# South Sudan
'If men are caught, they are killed. If women are caught, they are raped'
Men, women and children in South Sudan have been shot, hacked to death with machetes and burnt alive.
Executions, murder, and secrecy: The story of the notorious Cork jail Sing Sing
Gerard Murphy writes about the prison in this extract from his book The Year of Disappearances.
# anchorage killings
Shooting of Alaska policeman gives detectives unexpected break on string of unsolved deaths
There had been fears a serial killer was roaming the Anchorage trails, picking off one or two people at a time.
# South Carolina
Man who held woman "chained like a dog" confesses to up to 7 killings
The man’s confessions may have solved a quadruple murder that baffled police and investigators for 13 years.
# volatile
74 militia members arrested over mass rapes in DR Congo
The country’s justice minister said the group’s leader told them they had to rape very young girls to be assured of supernatural protection.
Gay clubs are a sanctuary when being LGBT could get you killed
Conor Behan DJs at gay club The George, and says that it’s important we recognise the Orlando attack was an attack on the LGBT community.
# Syria
At least 135 dead and 400 abducted in Islamic State 'massacre'
Syria’s state news agency SANA said at least 300 civilians were killed.
# Russia
Woman (68) suspected of murdering friend, lodger, and 10 others
Tamara Samsonova was arrested on suspicion of poisoning a friend – and her diary details 10 other killings.
# Kenya
Survivors say laughing gunmen taunted victims of brutal university massacre
The Pope has condemned the killings as “senseless brutality”.
# masked killer
Two Europeans among five killed, as gunman opens fire in Mali nightclub
“The killer came here because there were foreigners. He wanted to kill foreigners, that’s for sure,” a waiter at the club said.
# chapel hill
Thousands flock to funeral of Muslim shooting victims
A potential motive was a dispute over parking spaces.
# Controversy
Israeli Embassy in Ireland deletes tweet saying it "warned" over Paris attacks
The photo features the Mona Lisa in a Hijab.
# Oldenburg
Nurse killed more than 30 patients "out of boredom"
A psychiatric expert told the trial that the 38-year-old defendant had confessed to the killings.
# Lunch Fix
Today’s top stories in 6 seconds
Don’t have time to mull over the news? Here’s everything you need to know.
# Trial
Four Blackwater guards found guilty of 2007 Iraq killings
More than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad were shot and 14 were killed.
# Serial Killer
'Southside Slayer' who killed 14 women tells judge "I'll be back" as he's sentenced to death
Chester D. Turner is Los Angeles’ most prolific killer.
# Attack
Hamas rocket barrages hit Israel as region teeters on brink of new conflict
Israeli air force have responded to the latest rocket attack by hitting 30 targets near Rafah.
# on edge
"Things could be getting out of control" in aftermath of Israel-Palestine killings spoke to a leading Israeli commentator, who fears for stability in the region after the latest round of bloodshed
# Terrorism
Street market explosion kills 31 people in China
The local government said, the bloodiest in a series of violent incidents blamed on radical separatist Muslims.
Brazilian football fan beaten to death after league match in Sao Paulo
The 34-year-old father was rushed to hospital after being beaten with metal bars.
# Investigation
Families of Ballymurphy massacre victims to meet the Taoiseach today
A priest and a mother of eight were among those shot dead by members of the British Army Parachute Regiment in 1971.
# Violence
Iraq's Fallujah falls to Al-Qaeda militants as 55 are killed
Fighting erupted in the Ramadi area on Monday, when security forces broke up an anti-government protest camp.
# Norway
Three killed after man armed with knife hijacks bus in Norway
The identity of the suspect, who was himself injured according to Norwegian media, as well as the motives for the attack were not immediately clear.
# Guns
This map shows the mass shootings in America since 1982
This week’s Washington DC shootings brought to 36 the number of Americans killed in mass shootings in 2013.
# Bombings
Military troops among 40 dead in Yemen attack
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula are targeting oil facilities, foreigners and security forces.
# Iraq
Wave of bombings in Iraq during holiday kills 69
The death toll is the highest since assaults in July near Baghdad.
Column: 'Life for an Afghan is random, ruthless and unforgiving'
After living in Afghanistan, I got to see first-hand what the people of that country go through, writes Noel Scanlon, who says he wishes he could be more optimistic about the country’s future.
# Co Kerry
Man charged over deaths of mother and daughter in Killorglin
A Lithuanian man in his mid-twenties has been charged with the murder of Jolanta Lubiene and the unlawful killing of her daughter Enrika.
# Syria
Russia questions Syrian chemical weapons evidence
Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Assad’s regime would not use chemical weapons as it is gaining an advantage against the rebels.
US soldier to admit Afghan killings to escape death penalty
Robert Bales is accused of killing 16 Afghan villagers last year, and also faces six charges of attempted murder and seven of assault.
# War
Oxfam urges EU foreign ministers to extend the arms embargo on Syria
Transferring more weapons to Syria can only “exacerbate a hellish scenario for civilians” says Oxfam, who say extending the embargo would avoid fuelling an arms race.
# Baghdad
At least 32 dead in Iraq bombings
11 bombings struck Baghdad, as well as the cities of Kirkuk and Tarmiyah.
Column: I’ll never forget the moment I heard the news of the explosions in my hometown
Boston native, Larry Donnelly reflects on the the horrific events that happened at the Boston Marathon this week, saying he’s been heartened by the expressions of solidarity from countless Irish people who have such a special affinity with the most Irish city in the US.
# Pennsylvania
One of Pennsylvania slain had been decorating hall for children's party
Police still trying to discover motive behind shooting of three people in a rural area of Pennsylvania.
Column: How social media became a very real battleground
The conflict in Gaza is the latest to show the power of social networking – but online platforms need to examine the role they play, writes Jillian York.
# Breivik
Anders Behring Breivik complains about “sadistic” Norwegian prison conditions
Complaints range from not having a personal light and TV switch, censored phone calls, “screaming” prison mates and cold coffee.