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# massacre - Saturday 19 April, 2014

The Waco siege ended on this day 21 years ago, leaving 79 dead
# Anniversary
# Anniversary

The Waco siege ended on this day 21 years ago, leaving 79 dead

Apr 19th 2014, 8:45 AM 10,064 Views 29 Comments

The Branch Davidians was a sect that separated from the Seventh-day Adventist Church in 1955 and were led by David Koresh .

# massacre - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

Tribunal rejects acquittal of "Butcher of Bosnia" Ratko Mladic
# War Crimes
# War Crimes

Tribunal rejects acquittal of "Butcher of Bosnia" Ratko Mladic

Apr 15th 2014, 3:58 PM 7,564 Views 46 Comments

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
# Fight Night

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

Mar 22nd 2014, 10:15 AM 7,901 Views 18 Comments

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
# Poignant
# Poignant

Norway's memorial to Utoya island massacre is stunning

Mar 5th 2014, 5:30 PM 60,676 Views 30 Comments

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
# CAR

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

Feb 14th 2014, 7:46 PM 28,997 Views 35 Comments

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
# Massacre
# Massacre

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

Jan 8th 2014, 10:14 PM 15,478 Views 0 Comments

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
# Massacre
# Massacre

Police release Sandy Hook shooting documents and evidence photos

Dec 28th 2013, 12:08 PM 25,869 Views 25 Comments

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
# Sandy Hook
# Sandy Hook

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

Nov 25th 2013, 9:41 PM 19,754 Views 71 Comments

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
# Massacre
# Massacre

Lithuania marks 70th anniversary of obliteration of Vilnius Jews

Sep 23rd 2013, 8:30 PM 7,309 Views 27 Comments

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
# Massacre
# Massacre

Aaron Alexis entered Navy Yard with a shotgun

Sep 17th 2013, 8:39 PM 5,179 Views 18 Comments

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
# Norway
# Norway

Anders Behring Breivik wants to study political science at Oslo University

Jul 30th 2013, 4:17 PM 9,782 Views 81 Comments

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
# Colum McCann
# Colum McCann

Irish author's book to help Newtown survivors overcome grief

May 18th 2013, 7:00 AM 5,837 Views 0 Comments

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
# War

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

Apr 24th 2013, 7:26 PM 4,928 Views 26 Comments

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
# Gun Laws
# Gun Laws

Gabby Giffords asks American public to sign petition for gun laws

Apr 10th 2013, 6:04 PM 5,572 Views 68 Comments

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'
# Gun Control
# Gun Control

Obama slams Republicans for gun reform 'stunts'

Apr 9th 2013, 8:42 AM 4,812 Views 4 Comments

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
# Aurora
# Aurora

Prosecutors to seek death penalty in US cinema shooting

Apr 1st 2013, 7:00 PM 11,257 Views 69 Comments

“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
# Sandy Hook
# Sandy Hook

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

Jan 31st 2013, 1:06 PM 4,315 Views 14 Comments

The choir will perform ‘America the Beautiful’.

# massacre - Friday 11 January, 2013

Courtroom drama at Colorado cinema massacre trial
# Massacre
# Massacre

Courtroom drama at Colorado cinema massacre trial

Jan 11th 2013, 8:15 PM 21,949 Views 18 Comments

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
# Massacre
# Massacre

Colorado court shown chilling images from suspect's iPhone

Jan 9th 2013, 9:47 PM 15,870 Views 17 Comments

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
# Shooting
# Shooting

Court hears frantic 911 calls from US cinema massacre

Jan 8th 2013, 8:41 PM 6,415 Views 10 Comments

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
# Cinema Shootings
# Cinema Shootings

Court to hear details of Colorado theatre massacre

Jan 7th 2013, 12:02 PM 5,825 Views 14 Comments

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
# Shooting
# Shooting

Four shot dead in hostage situation in Aurora, Colorado

Jan 5th 2013, 5:32 PM 14,445 Views 53 Comments

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
# Sandy Hook
# Sandy Hook

Sandy Hook massacre survivors back to class today

Jan 3rd 2013, 9:34 AM 4,572 Views 10 Comments

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
# Newtown
# Newtown

Bells sounded in Newtown to mark a week since shootings

Dec 21st 2012, 2:57 PM 2,542 Views 8 Comments

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
# Newtown
# Newtown

Four days after massacre, children return to school in Newtown

Dec 19th 2012, 7:49 AM 7,188 Views 6 Comments

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
# Sandy Hook
# Sandy Hook

After Newtown massacre, Obama backs ban on assault weapons

Dec 18th 2012, 8:09 PM 9,295 Views 86 Comments

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"
# Sandy Hook
# Sandy Hook

Obama tells Newtown: "We will have to change"

Dec 17th 2012, 7:52 AM 6,502 Views 58 Comments

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
# Connecticut
# Connecticut

Obama due to attend interfaith vigil for Newtown victims

Dec 16th 2012, 10:38 AM 4,726 Views 20 Comments

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
# Newtown
# Newtown

Named: The 27 victims of the Newtown, Connecticut shootings

Dec 16th 2012, 7:52 AM 11,911 Views 89 Comments

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
# Shooting

Connecticut school shooter ‘forced his way in’

Dec 15th 2012, 3:55 PM 23,629 Views 73 Comments

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

Sympathy over US school shooting stretches globe
# Shooting
# Shooting

Sympathy over US school shooting stretches globe

Dec 15th 2012, 8:03 AM 7,736 Views 44 Comments

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
# Massacre
# Massacre

Afghanistan massacre: survivors find hope for justice in video testimony

Nov 12th 2012, 5:49 PM 5,149 Views 12 Comments

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
# Witness Statement
# Witness Statement

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

Nov 11th 2012, 3:54 PM 10,586 Views 74 Comments

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

# massacre - Friday 12 October, 2012

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

Trap hails 'physically superior' Germans after defeat

Oct 12th 2012, 10:42 PM 1,352 Views 6 Comments

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'
# Spain
# Spain

Spain arrests man 'plotting Columbine-style massacre'

Oct 4th 2012, 2:33 PM 4,731 Views 5 Comments

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
# Massacre
# Massacre

Nigerian troops swarm after 40 killed in student massacre

Oct 3rd 2012, 5:47 PM 5,638 Views 8 Comments

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
# Kingsmills Massacre
# Kingsmills Massacre

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

Sep 13th 2012, 9:14 PM 6,919 Views 41 Comments

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
# Indigenous People
# Indigenous People

Venezuelan authorities find 'no evidence' of Amazon tribe massacre

Sep 3rd 2012, 8:32 AM 7,002 Views 14 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

Syria: UN chief 'shocked' at massacre reports

Aug 27th 2012, 6:56 PM 3,022 Views 7 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

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

Aug 26th 2012, 5:40 PM 5,017 Views 21 Comments

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