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# massacre - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

Tribunal rejects acquittal of "Butcher of Bosnia" Ratko Mladic

A UN war crimes tribunal says that Ratko Mladic “has a case to answer”.

# massacre - Saturday 22 March, 2014

Bombs and boxers on this week in Civil War-era Dublin Fight Night This post contains videos

Bombs and boxers on this week in Civil War-era Dublin

This week in 1923 saw an extraordinary boxing match emerge amid the chaos of the Irish Civil War.

# massacre - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

Norway's memorial to Utoya island massacre is stunning

The winning entry from Jonas Dahlberg shows part of a nearby promontory cleaved in two.

# massacre - Friday 14 February, 2014

Girl (11) found alive amongst dead bodies after village massacre CAR

Girl (11) found alive amongst dead bodies after village massacre

The shocking incident took place in a village in the Central African Republic.

# massacre - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

88-year-old former SS member charged over massacre of French town in 1944

Nazi troops blockaded and then set fire to a church, in which dozens of women and children were burned alive. In total 642 men, women and children were killed.

# massacre - Saturday 28 December, 2013

Police release Sandy Hook shooting documents and evidence photos

The evidence report shows that ammunition, gun magazines and shooting paper targets were found at the home of Adam Lanza.

# massacre - Monday 25 November, 2013

Sandy Hook shooter 'was obsessed by Columbine', but motive for massacre still unknown

New details about the devastating massacre of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut nearly a year ago have emerged in a report published today.

# massacre - Monday 23 September, 2013

Lithuania marks 70th anniversary of obliteration of Vilnius Jews

More than 90 per cent of Lithuania’s 200,000 pre-war Jews died at the hands of the Nazis and local collaborators during WWII.

# massacre - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

Aaron Alexis entered Navy Yard with a shotgun

The FBI has released more information about the Washington DC shooting.

# massacre - Tuesday 30 July, 2013

Anders Behring Breivik wants to study political science at Oslo University

The man behind the terrorist atrocities that left 77 people dead in July 2011 has applied to study at the University of Oslo.

# massacre - Saturday 18 May, 2013

Irish author's book to help Newtown survivors overcome grief

70 copies of Colum McCann’s ‘Let The Great World Spin’ have been given to staff and students at Newtown, Connecticut.

# massacre - Wednesday 24 April, 2013

Two bloody days in Iraq: 125 people killed and 270 wounded War

Two bloody days in Iraq: 125 people killed and 270 wounded

The violence began with clashes at a protest site in northern Iraq after security forces moved in.

# massacre - Wednesday 10 April, 2013

Gabby Giffords asks American public to sign petition for gun laws

The former congresswoman, who nearly died in a 2011 shooting, makes a strong plea.

# massacre - Tuesday 9 April, 2013

Obama slams Republicans for gun reform 'stunts'

The US president gave his second big speech on gun control in a week in a Connecticut town close to where the Sandy Hook massacre took place.

# massacre - Monday 1 April, 2013

Prosecutors to seek death penalty in US cinema shooting

“In all the information that is available to me, it is my intention that for James Eagan Holmes in this case, justice is death,” the prosecuting lawyer said today.

# massacre - Thursday 31 January, 2013

Sandy Hook children to pay tribute to classmates by singing at the Super Bowl

The choir will perform ‘America the Beautiful’.

# massacre - Friday 11 January, 2013

Courtroom drama at Colorado cinema massacre trial

A shout of ‘rot in hell’ was heard as the judge delayed the official laying of charges against James Holmes.

# massacre - Wednesday 9 January, 2013

Colorado court shown chilling images from suspect's iPhone

James Holmes’ lawyers declined to make their case today so a ruling on whether he can stand trial is awaited.

# massacre - Tuesday 8 January, 2013

Court hears frantic 911 calls from US cinema massacre

More than 40 emergency calls were made in a 10-minute period on that fateful day in July 2012.

# massacre - Monday 7 January, 2013

Court to hear details of Colorado theatre massacre

A week-long preliminary hearing will determine whether James Holmes, 25, will stand trial for the fatal shootings of 12 people last July.

# massacre - Saturday 5 January, 2013

Four shot dead in hostage situation in Aurora, Colorado

The gunman killed three people at the house in Aurora before he was shot dead by police.

# massacre - Thursday 3 January, 2013

Sandy Hook massacre survivors back to class today

The children will not return to Sandy Hook, but will instead attend a disused school in a nearby town.

# massacre - Friday 21 December, 2012

Bells sounded in Newtown to mark a week since shootings

26 bells were sounded – one for each of the victims of last week’s shooting – after a moment of silence.

# massacre - Wednesday 19 December, 2012

Four days after massacre, children return to school in Newtown

Sandy Hook elementary remains closed, though, and children have been invited to attend alternative schools next month.

# massacre - Tuesday 18 December, 2012

After Newtown massacre, Obama backs ban on assault weapons

The US president has thrown his support behind a Democratic senator’s attempts to reintroduce a ban on certain types of guns, a ban which expired eight years ago.

# massacre - Monday 17 December, 2012

Obama tells Newtown: "We will have to change"

The US president attended a vigil last night for the victims of the Newtown massacre and gave his strongest hint yet that he may seek to reform America’s gun laws.

# massacre - Sunday 16 December, 2012

Obama due to attend interfaith vigil for Newtown victims

The President will visit the scene of Friday’s school massacre to sympathise with the families of the 27 victims.

Named: The 27 victims of the Newtown, Connecticut shootings

The names and ages of the victims have been released, as officials say each victim was struck more than once.

# massacre - Saturday 15 December, 2012

Connecticut school shooter ‘forced his way in’ Shooting This post contains images

Connecticut school shooter ‘forced his way in’

Candlelit vigils and prayer services for the victims have been held in Newtown Connecticut and in Washington.

Sympathy over US school shooting stretches globe

World leaders have expressed their condolences over the killing and raised questions about America’s lax gun laws.

# massacre - Monday 12 November, 2012

Afghanistan massacre: survivors find hope for justice in video testimony

US Staff Sgt Robert Bales is accused of slipping away from his remote camp in Afghanistan last March and massacring 16 civilians – including nine children.

# massacre - Sunday 11 November, 2012

Court hears American soldier put gun in mouth of young Afghan girl

Another young boy remembers being woken up to screams that an American had “killed our men”.

# massacre - Friday 12 October, 2012

From The42 Trap hails 'physically superior' Germans after defeat No Excuse

Trap hails 'physically superior' Germans after defeat

Giovanni Trapattoni thinks Germany may have scored more had he not played three men in midfield.

# massacre - Thursday 4 October, 2012

Spain arrests man 'plotting Columbine-style massacre'

The 21-year-old had was arrested by police just as he received more than 140 kilograms of explosives that he had bought online.

# massacre - Wednesday 3 October, 2012

Nigerian troops swarm after 40 killed in student massacre

Last week in Mubi, Nigeria’s military conducted a high-profile raid targeting an extremist group, killing a senior figure and arresting 156 suspected members.

# massacre - Thursday 13 September, 2012

No apology but Taoiseach to 'reflect' on meeting with Kingsmills families

Enda Kenny met with families of the ten victims as well as one survivor of the 1976 massacre by the IRA in South Armagh today.

# massacre - Monday 3 September, 2012

Venezuelan authorities find 'no evidence' of Amazon tribe massacre

Authorities have been urged to continue their investigations, after reports that illegal gold miners massacred up to 80 members of an indigenous tribe by setting fire to a communal hut.

# massacre - Monday 27 August, 2012

Syria: UN chief 'shocked' at massacre reports

Meanwhile, French president Hollande says he is ready to recognise a provisional Syrian government.

# massacre - Sunday 26 August, 2012

Syria: Dozens of bodies filmed as opposing sides blame each other for massacre

Footage posted online but not independently verified purports to show rows of bodies lined up at a graveyard and sprawled on Syrian streets.

# massacre - Monday 13 August, 2012

Oslo attack 'could have been prevented'

Investigation into official response to double terror attack last summer also found that the attacker could have been arrested much sooner.