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# massacre - Monday 13 August, 2012

Norway to publish report on response to 22 July attacks

Report on how so many people were killed that day is expected to be highly critical of the official response to the attacks.

# massacre - Thursday 2 August, 2012

Srebrenica grave exhumed at former UN base

Several Bosnian Muslims are believed to have been buried at the site 17 years ago.

# massacre - Sunday 29 July, 2012

Ashley Moser, injured mother of 6-year-old Colorado victim, suffers miscarriage

The 25-year-old was critically wounded in the Aurora cinema shooting earlier this month.

# massacre - Friday 27 July, 2012

Colorado suspect 'was seeing university psychiatrist' before massacre

A court in Colorado has seen disputes over whether medical privilege covers contact between James Holmes and his doctor.

Colorado suspected gunman 'can't remember' shooting spree

Alleged killer James Holmes is repeatedly asking guards why he is in prison – claiming that he has no memory of the shooting which took place in a packed Colorado cinema last week.

# massacre - Sunday 22 July, 2012

One year on: Norway remembers victims of Oslo, Utoya attacks

The country’s Prime Minister said the killer had failed in his declared goal of destroying Norway’s commitment to being an inclusive society.

# massacre - Monday 16 July, 2012

Civil war declared in Syria as fighting escalates

Meanwhile, the UN is pressing China and Russia to back tougher action against Bashar Assad.

# massacre - Friday 8 June, 2012

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

UN: 'Out of control' Syria on the brink of civil war

UN envoy Kofi Annan believes the time has come for regional and international pressure on Bashar Assad.

# massacre - Thursday 7 June, 2012

UN observers blocked from site of mass killing in Syria

Latest reports indicate that UN observers and journalists are being stopped from reaching al-Qubair where it’s reported at least 78 people have been killed.

# massacre - Wednesday 6 June, 2012

Opposition claims 100 killed in new Syrian massacre

Reports vary on the number killed but the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that dozens including women and children had died in Hama.

# massacre - Thursday 31 May, 2012

Syria: 11-year-old played dead to survive Houla massacre

Ali el-Sayed, 11, is one of few survivors of last Friday’s massacre in Houla during which 108 people died.

# massacre - Tuesday 29 May, 2012

US, EU countries announce expulsion of Syrian diplomats

Expulsions come in the wake of the killing of 108 people in Syria’s Houla area on Friday.

Syria's Assad to meet UN special envoy Kofi Annan

Russia has taken an unusual hardline against Syria’s current government ahead of the meeting.

# massacre - Monday 28 May, 2012

UN condemns massacre in Syria in 'strongest possible terms'

Ban Ki-moon has confirmed evidence of artillery and mortar shelling at Houla, as well as “shootings at close range and severe physical abuse”. More than 90 people, including 32 children, were killed in the massacre.

# massacre - Sunday 27 May, 2012

Gilmore condemns Syrian massacre while Assad regime pleads innocence

The Tánaiste deplores the attacks in Houda which killed 90, while the Assad government denies responsibility.

Arab League to hold emergency meeting over Syrian massacre

A shelling attack on Houla has killed more than 90 people, including 32 children under the age of 10, according to the UN.

# massacre - Wednesday 16 May, 2012

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

# massacre - Wednesday 18 April, 2012

Prosecutors press Breivik on 'Knights Templar'

The 33-year-old Norwegian admitted today that the network described in his online manifesto is “not an organisation in a conventional sense”.

# massacre - Tuesday 17 April, 2012

Breivik says he would carry out "spectacular" attack again

The man who has admitted to killing 77 people last summer said he acted out of “goodness not evil” and claims that he would carry out such an attack agian.

Poll: Should Anders Behring Breivik's testimony be televised? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Anders Behring Breivik's testimony be televised?

Some of the trial of the man who has admitted killing 77 people in Norway last summer will be televised but his testimony will not. What do you think?

# massacre - Monday 16 April, 2012

VIDEO: Breivik cries as he watches his own propaganda video Norway This post contains videos

VIDEO: Breivik cries as he watches his own propaganda video

Anders Behring Breivik was shown one of his own propaganda videos in court earlier today – and cried while watching it.

Norway killer admits mass murder but claims self-defence Massacre This post contains images

Norway killer admits mass murder but claims self-defence

Anders Breivik has pleaded not guilty to the 22 July 2011 massacre in an Oslo court this morning.

Trial of Norway killer Anders Breivik gets underway in Oslo

Anders Behring Breivik will use his five days of testimony to explain why he murdered 77 people – and to plead not guilty.

# massacre - Tuesday 13 March, 2012

Guatemalan gets 6,060 year sentence over massacre

The 54-year-old was a former member of an elite military force involved in the killing of 201 people in a 1982 massacre during Guatemala’s civil war.

# massacre - Monday 12 March, 2012

At least 45 women and children 'massacred' in Syria

Their bodies were found after being stabbed and burned in Homs, opposition activists said.

# massacre - Friday 9 March, 2012

'Families massacred' in Homs as rebels reject call for dialogue

Activists are reporting summary executions, mass rape and targeting of specific families by the forces of president Bashar al-Assad.

# massacre - Thursday 23 February, 2012

UN to send top humanitarian official to Syria as civil war looms

Ban Ki-Moon has asked Valerie Amos to visit Syria to assess the humanitarian situation and renew the call for urgent access.

# massacre - Friday 27 January, 2012

Children among the dead in "terrifying" Syrian massacre

The attack took place in Homs and led to the death of 30 people, including small children, activists said today.

# massacre - Tuesday 29 November, 2011

Norway killer "insane", was "psychotic" during 22 July attacks

The findings of a psychiatric evaluation ordered in Oslo court show that he is not mentally fit to be sentenced to prison.

# massacre - Friday 25 November, 2011

Bound and gagged bodies of 26 men found after Mexico massacre

The bodies, which were dumped in vans on a main highway, had the name of a drug cartel written on their chests in oil.

# massacre - Thursday 24 November, 2011

Turkish PM issues first ever apology for killing of 14,000 Kurds

Erdogan said one of the obstacles to Turkey being among “the world’s most powerful states” is that it cannot face up to its past – however his apology appeared more motivated towards embarrassing the opposition.

# massacre - Thursday 22 September, 2011

UK agrees to pay compensation to Bloody Sunday victims' families

The country’s Ministry of Defence has confirmed it will make payments over the killing of 13 unarmed protesters in 1972.

# massacre - Monday 19 September, 2011

Norway killer's detention and isolation extended

Confessed killer Anders Behring Breivik has been given a further eight weeks of pre-trial detention – four of which will be spent in solitary confinement.

# massacre - Tuesday 6 September, 2011

Yugoslav army chief gets 27-year prison sentence for war crimes

Momcilo Perisic, a former Chief of General Staff of the Yugoslav army, has been jailed for 27 years for crimes against humanity and war crimes committed in Bosnia and Herzegovinia and Croatia in the 1990s.

# massacre - Friday 12 August, 2011

Norway police worried that killer filmed island massacre

Anders Behring Breivik may have filmed his massacre of 69 people on Utoya island, say Norwegian police.

Guatemala arrests two men over 1982 massacre

Two men suspected of being involved in a 1982 massacre of 268 people in Guatemala have been detained.

# massacre - Wednesday 3 August, 2011

'He seemed like a normal, nice guy': Irish friend of Norway killer speaks out

The man befriended Anders Behring Breivik and spoke to him every night as they played online games.

# massacre - Thursday 28 July, 2011

Norway massacre gunman 'surrendered with his hands up'

Police have described the moment Anders Breivik was caught – and admitted their boat broke down on the way to Utøya.

# massacre - Tuesday 26 July, 2011

Norway attacks: Glenn Beck likens teenage victims to Hitler Youth Norway This post contains videos

Norway attacks: Glenn Beck likens teenage victims to Hitler Youth

The US conservative pundit has sparked fury after making the comments on his radio show.