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# killings - Tuesday 8 May, 2018

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.

# killings - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

'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.

# killings - Tuesday 27 December, 2016

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.

# killings - Saturday 19 November, 2016

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.

# killings - Sunday 6 November, 2016

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.

# killings - Saturday 25 June, 2016

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.

# killings - Tuesday 14 June, 2016

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.

# killings - Monday 18 January, 2016

At least 135 dead and 400 abducted in Islamic State 'massacre'

Syria’s state news agency SANA said at least 300 civilians were killed.

# killings - Friday 7 August, 2015

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.

# killings - Friday 3 April, 2015

Survivors say laughing gunmen taunted victims of brutal university massacre

The Pope has condemned the killings as “senseless brutality”.

# killings - Saturday 7 March, 2015

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.

# killings - Saturday 14 February, 2015

Thousands flock to funeral of Muslim shooting victims

A potential motive was a dispute over parking spaces.

# killings - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

Israeli Embassy in Ireland deletes tweet saying it "warned" over Paris attacks

The photo features the Mona Lisa in a Hijab.

# killings - Thursday 8 January, 2015

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.

# killings - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

Today’s top stories in 6 seconds

Don’t have time to mull over the news? Here’s everything you need to know.

# killings - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Four Blackwater guards found guilty of 2007 Iraq killings

More than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad were shot and 14 were killed.

# killings - Saturday 2 August, 2014

'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.

# killings - Monday 7 July, 2014

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.

# killings - Saturday 5 July, 2014

"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

# killings - Thursday 22 May, 2014

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.

# killings - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

From The42 Brazilian football fan beaten to death after league match in Sao Paulo RIP

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.

# killings - Thursday 30 January, 2014

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.

# killings - Saturday 4 January, 2014

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.

# killings - Monday 4 November, 2013

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.

# killings - Saturday 21 September, 2013

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.

# killings - Friday 20 September, 2013

Military troops among 40 dead in Yemen attack

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula are targeting oil facilities, foreigners and security forces.

# killings - Saturday 10 August, 2013

Wave of bombings in Iraq during holiday kills 69

The death toll is the highest since assaults in July near Baghdad.

# killings - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

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.

# killings - Saturday 29 June, 2013

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.

# killings - Saturday 15 June, 2013

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.

# killings - Thursday 30 May, 2013

US soldier to admit Afghan killings to escape death penalty USA

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.

# killings - Friday 24 May, 2013

Oxfam urges EU foreign ministers to extend the arms embargo on Syria 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.

# killings - Wednesday 15 May, 2013

At least 32 dead in Iraq bombings

11 bombings struck Baghdad, as well as the cities of Kirkuk and Tarmiyah.

# killings - Sunday 21 April, 2013

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.

# killings - Saturday 22 December, 2012

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.

# killings - Saturday 1 December, 2012

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.

# killings - Friday 9 November, 2012

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.

# killings - Tuesday 25 September, 2012

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Perpetrators of 'barbaric' gangland killings lack 'humanity or decency' - Shatter

The Justice Minister has said the “evil perpetrators have absolute no respect for human life” following the death of two men in Laois and Dublin. Both were shot in front of their children.

# killings - Friday 10 August, 2012

Notorious 'Son of Sam' serial killer speaks out against guns

David Berkowitz, who carried out 13-month shooting spree in the 1970s, said his hope was for young people to realise “just how terrible this violence is.”

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