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Anger as child lives lost to Chicago gun crime

Jun 30, 2020 - 9:45 AM

Among the victims was a one-year-old infant

U.S. couple draw guns on protesters passing their mansion

Jun 30, 2020 - 9:36 AM

Trump retweets without comment the video of the white couple pointing a semi-automatic rifle and a handgun at the protesters, the majority of whom were black

GUN. This screen grab taken from a video shows Mark McCloskey, 63, and his 61-year-old wife, Patricia, standing outside their home and holding guns including a semi-automatic rifle at Black Lives Matter protesters who were marching toward the residence of St Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson on June 28, 2020 in St Louis, Missouri. Photo from Eurovision/AFP

Ex-cop shot dead in gunfight with Pangasinan police

Jun 23, 2020 - 9:03 PM

The suspect fires his pistol at the approaching police team, setting off the exchange

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Lee Dong-gun, Jo Yoon-hee file for divorce

May 28, 2020 - 1:11 PM

The South Korean celebrity couple officially part ways after 3 years of marriage

3rd suspect arrested in U.S. black jogger's killing

May 22, 2020 - 9:55 AM

William Bryan Jr, 50, is charged with murder and attempted false imprisonment in connection with the February death of Ahmaud Arbery

MOURNING. Jasmine Arbery, sister of Ahmaud Arbery (R) and Wanda Cooper-Jones, Ahmaud's mother, comfort one another while people gather to honor Ahmaud at Sidney Lanier Park on May 9, 2020 in Brunswick, Georgia. Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. diner arrested for shooting cook in face mask row

May 21, 2020 - 10:22 AM

The suspect had twice been refused service at the restaurant a day before the shooting for failing to wear a face covering, the arrest affidavit says

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U.S. police shooting of medical worker revives protest anger

May 14, 2020 - 11:10 AM

Taylor 'was one of the healthcare professionals helping us through this pandemic. But even as she helped to save lives, police violence took hers,' says the Black Lives Matter Twitter account.

VICTIM. File photo of Breonna Taylor. Photo from AFP

Georgia police arrest 2 for shooting death of unarmed black man

May 08, 2020 - 10:16 AM

'The video is clear: Ahmaud Arbery was killed in cold blood. My heart goes out to his family, who deserve justice and deserve it now,' Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden tweets

PROTEST. Demonstrators protest the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery at the Glynn County Courthouse on May 8, 2020 in Brunswick, Georgia. Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images/AFP

Families mourn as police seek motive for Canada gun rampage

Apr 21, 2020 - 8:59 AM

'He wasn't killing enemies, he was killing his friends,' says an acquaintance of the gunman

TEETH. A Halifax regional police investigator is seen in a suite above the Atlantic Denture Clinic April 20, 2020 in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia ,Canada. The clinic was owned by the gunman, Gabrielle Wortman. Photo by Tim Krochak/Getty Images/AFP

Trudeau laments 'evil' mass shooting, raises toll to 18

Apr 20, 2020 - 10:09 AM

'No one man's action can build a wall between us and a better day – no matter how evil, how thoughtless, or how destructive,' Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says

MOUNTIES. Members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) tactical unit confer after the suspect in a deadly shooting rampage was neutralized at the Big Stop near Elmsdale, Nova Scotia, Canada, on April 19, 2020. Photo by Tim Krochak/AFP

Coronavirus prompts Americans to stock up on guns, ammo

Mar 25, 2020 - 4:20 PM

A gun store owner in Washington state says, '... a lot of people are scared that someone is going to break into their home... to steal cash, their toilet paper, their bottled water, their food'

GUN SALE. File photo of guns sold in a sporting goods store in South Plainfield, New Jersey. Shutterstock.com

Another mass shooting in U.S.: Trump says 5 dead

Feb 27, 2020 - 8:31 AM

2019 saw a record 417 mass shootings, says research group Gun Violence Archive.

LOOK: Bela Padilla stars filming 'Ultimate Oppa' with Kim Gun-woo

Feb 20, 2020 - 10:19 PM

The movie is one of many projects Viva Films has in store for 2020

Bela Padilla to star with Kim Gun-woo in 'Ultimate Oppa'

Feb 17, 2020 - 1:45 PM

The movie is a joint project by Viva Entertainment and Reality Entertainment

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Parkland survivors remember friends 2 years after mass shooting

Feb 15, 2020 - 2:19 PM

Families attend ceremonies near the site of the massacre in Parkland, Florida, as they observe a minute of silence at 10:17 am for the 17 victims

(FILE) Flowers, candles and mementos sit outside one of the makeshift memorials at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on February 27, 2018. Photo by Rhona Wise/AFP

At least one killed, several injured in Seattle mass shooting

Jan 23, 2020 - 11:06 AM

(UPDATED) One witness interviewed by local media says he had seen two men arguing loudly before they started shooting at one another, hitting bystanders

Martial law lifted in Mindanao, but guns still prohibited in Davao City

Jan 10, 2020 - 5:27 PM

The Davao City government extends ban on carrying firearms until December 31, 2020

2-year-old boy among 3 killed in Thailand armed robbery

Jan 10, 2020 - 4:04 PM

Shocking CCTV footage shows the attacker storming into the shop, opening fire, and leaping over the counter as victims writhed in agony on the ground

INJURED. This photograph taken on January 9, 2020 and received from ViralPress shows paramedics helping a man wounded during a robbery at the Robinson shopping mall in the town of Lopburi, in Thailand. STR/ ViralPress/AFP

2 killed in Texas shooting

Dec 29, 2019 - 9:16 AM

A group of Hispanic men working on set for a music video in Houston, Texas is attacked by still-unidentified shooters

8-year-old boy shoots father dead

Nov 21, 2019 - 4:52 PM

The father scolds his son whom he found him playing with their revolver. Moments later, the boy shoots his father with the weapon.

PNP to enforce gun ban for 2019 SEA games

Nov 17, 2019 - 5:08 PM

The Philippine National Police says permits to carry firearms will be suspended from November 20 to December 14 in Calabarzon, Central Luzon, La Union, and Metro Manila

GUN BAN. The Philippine National Police puts in place a gun ban in several areas in line with the 30th SEA Games to be held in the Philippines. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Australian man nabbed over fatal gun attack in Olongapo

Oct 18, 2019 - 9:25 PM

(UPDATED) No motive has been established yet for the gun attack

GUN ATTACK. Police say the gunman who escaped from the crime scene is 'foreign-looking.' Photo courtesy of Olongapo City police

Walmart to limit ammunition sales after mass shooting in Texas store

Sep 04, 2019 - 11:44 AM

Walmart also says it will direct consumers not to carry firearms into its stores, a practice that is legal in 'open carry' states but which has sparked safety scares in recent weeks

PROHIBITED. File photo of an assault rifle, pistol and ammunition which will no longer be sold in Walmart. Shutterstock.com

6 police wounded in Philadelphia shooting

Aug 15, 2019 - 8:01 AM

The incident comes after two mass shootings in the US earlier this month – one in Dayton and the other in El Paso – left a total of 31 people dead

ILES) In this file photo taken on December 3, 2017, shows the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Six police officers were wounded in a shooting in the US city of Philadelphia on August 14, 2019, after reportedly responding to drug activity, a department spokesman said. "SIX (6) PPD Officers shot - at area hospitals with non life threatening injuries. Additional officers also receiving treatment for non-gunshot injuries," Philadelphia police Sergeant Eric Gripp tweeted. "Suspect is still firing," Gripp wrote around 6:20 pm local time (22:20 GMT). Eric BARADAT / AFP

Trump condemns racism, white supremacy after U.S. mass shootings

Aug 05, 2019 - 9:21 PM

(UPDATED) In his brief address, the US President makes no mention of two ideas he tweeted hours earlier: tightening background checks for gun buyers and linking gun control reform to changes in immigration law

REFORMS. In this file photo taken on September 11, 2018, US President Donald Trump speaks to members of the press in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC. File photo by Zach Gibson/AFP

9 killed in Ohio shooting, assailant dead – police

Aug 04, 2019 - 4:33 PM

(UPDATED) At least 16 others are injured, says the Dayton police department. It comes just hours after a separate mass shooting in El Paso, Texas.

Gunman who shot 3 at U.S. festival killed himself – coroner

Aug 03, 2019 - 12:40 PM

It is contrary to police accounts that officers gunned him down within a minute of shooting a victim

SHOOTING. This screen grab taken from a handout video footage shows people running away from gunshots during the Gilroy garlic festival, 80 miles south of San Francisco, California on July 28, 2019. Photo by Christopher Robinson Morales / AFP

New Zealand tightens gun laws again after mosque attack

Jul 22, 2019 - 2:55 PM

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says regulations around who could hold firearm licenses would also be tightened to 'stop weapons falling into the wrong hands'

JACINDA ARDERN. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks to the media during a Post Cabinet media press conference at Parliament in Wellington on March 18, 2019. File photo by David Lintott/AFP

Tom Cruise shocks Comic-Con with new 'Top Gun' trailer

Jul 19, 2019 - 10:22 AM

Check out the very first trailer for 'Top Gun: Maverick' here!

New Zealand opens gun buyback after mosque killings

Jun 20, 2019 - 1:44 PM

Licensed firearms owners in New Zealand will have 6 months to surrender weapons that have now been deemed illegal under the new gun laws, with an amnesty ensuring they will not face prosecution during that period

Soong Joong-ki, Jang Dong-gun, Kim Ji-won, Kim Ok-vin talk about their 'Arthdal Chronicles' characters

Jun 02, 2019 - 3:30 PM

The four Korean stars talk about their strong characters and how Korea's is unique and memorable

NOW ON NETFLIX. The world of Arthdal comes to life on 'Arthdal Chronicles.' Photo courtesy of Netflix

Police search for motive in Virginia Beach shooting

Jun 02, 2019 - 9:14 AM

This is the 150th mass shooting – with 4 or more people shot or killed – in the United States in 2019, says the Washington-based Gun Violence Archive

VIRGINIA SHOOTING. Kristal Davis, sister-in-law to shooting victim Ryan Keith Cox, embraces Mary Owens outside of the crime scene at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center on June 1, 2019, in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

6 arrested for violating gun and liquor ban in Batangas

May 13, 2019 - 6:29 PM

Batangas police arrest 3 for illegal possession of firearms and 3 others for violating liquor ban

Some establishment stores put a signage liquor ban which start tonight. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Guns N' Roses suing over rose-style beer, alleging trademark infringement

May 12, 2019 - 9:45 PM

The group says the alleged trademark infringement by Oskar Blues Brewery has caused the hard rockers 'irreparable damage'

TRADEMARK INFRINGEMENT. File photos shows singer Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses performing at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Axl Rose and the group are suing a Colorado brewery for naming one of its beers 'Guns 'N' Rose,' saying the alleged trademark infringement has caused the hard rockers 'irreparable damage.' Photo by Ethan Miller / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Brazil court orders Bolsonaro to explain gun decree

May 11, 2019 - 10:42 PM

An opposition political party Sustainability Network challenges the constitutionality of Bolsonaro's decision that granted millions of Brazilians the right to carry loaded weapons in public

PRESIDENT. In this file photo taken on April 9, 2019, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro gestures during the appointment ceremony of his new Education Minister Abraham Weintraub at Planalto Palace in Brasilia. Photo by Evaristo Sa/AFP

Stricter New Zealand gun laws formally put into effect

Apr 11, 2019 - 7:19 PM

The new rules are aimed at removing semi-automatic firearms from circulation through a buy-back scheme, prohibition, and harsh prison sentences

AL NOOR. An armed police officer (R) stands guard outside the Al Noor mosque, one of the mosques where some 50 people were killed by a self-avowed white supremacist gunman on March 15, in Christchurch on April 5, 2019. File photo by Sanka Vidanagama/AFP

New Zealand lawmakers give final okay to tougher gun laws

Apr 10, 2019 - 8:07 PM

Lawmakers pass the legislation on final reading, less than a month after a gunman entered two mosques in Christchurch killing 50 people

NEW ZEALAND PARLIAMENT. New Zealand's Parliament House (middle and right) and the Beehive (rear left) in Wellington. Photo by Midnighttonight/Wikimedia Commons

Strong Swiss gun culture faces EU pressure

Apr 06, 2019 - 5:17 PM

Switzerland has the world's 16th highest rate of gun ownership according to a 2017 report by the Small Arms Survey

A visitor checks a label attached to a rifle displyed during the 45th edition of the Arms Trade Fair, in Lucerne, on March 29, 2019. Switzerland, where gun culture has deep roots, has managed to avoid the charged national debates surrounding firearm ownership that have consumed other countries. But in a country where compulsory military service means that many are comfortable around weapons, voters might, in a May 2019 referendum, push back against gun reforms demanded by the European Union.  STEFAN WERMUTH / AFP

Tough New Zealand gun laws easily pass first hurdle

Apr 02, 2019 - 2:33 PM

Lawmakers vote 119-1 in favor of the bill, which bans military-style semi-automatic rifles like those used in the Christchurch mosque shootings which claimed 50 lives

NEW ZEALAND PARLIAMENT. New Zealand's Parliament House (middle and right) and the Beehive (rear left) in Wellington. Photo by Midnighttonight/Wikimedia Commons

New Zealand bans assault weapons within days of massacre

Mar 21, 2019 - 10:41 AM

(4th UPDATE) Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says assault rifles and semi-automatic weapons were now banned with immediate effect

ALERT. A policewoman patrols past a memorial wall outside the Linwood Mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand on March 21, 2019, six days after the twin mosque shooting massacre that claimed the lives of fifty people. Photo by William West/AFP

New Zealand pledges gun control as mosque 'gunman' sacks lawyer

Mar 18, 2019 - 2:04 PM

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says details of the measures would be rolled out before a cabinet meeting next Monday, saying 'the time to act is now'

JACINDA ARDERN. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks to the media during a press conference at the Justice Precinct in Christchurch on March 16, 2019. Photo by Marty Melville/Office of the Prime Minister of New Zealand/AFP

U.S. House holds first hearings on gun violence and climate change in 8 years

Feb 07, 2019 - 12:02 PM

'No more climate denialism. No more evasions. @HouseDemocrats are in charge,' tweets the House Natural Resources Committee

Zambales barangay chairman arrested for possessing illegal firearms

Feb 06, 2019 - 1:52 PM

A joint team from the municipal and provincial police raided the house of Eduardo Lopes Sr, chairman of Barangay Aglao in the municipality of San Marcelino

Barangay chairman, arrested for illegal firearms. Photo by Randy Datu/Rappler

Lanao del Norte mayor detained after gun check

Feb 05, 2019 - 9:13 PM

Authorities are still checking for proper Comelec gun ban exemption certificates the guns of Pantar Mayor Jabar Tago and 8 other people

33 killed in Central Luzon since start of election gun ban

Jan 29, 2019 - 9:37 PM

Most of them were killed during shootout with authorities while evading checkpoints, says Central Luzon police director Chief Superintendent Joel Napoleon Coronel

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Gunman kills 5 at U.S. bank – police

Jan 24, 2019 - 7:23 AM

The latest mass shooting ramps up the number of people killed in gun violence in the US to nearly 40,000 in 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Hired killers strike in Ilocos Sur and Abra just before gun ban

Jan 14, 2019 - 4:58 PM

Two are killed in Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, and another one in Pilar, Abra, days before the gun ban's start on January 13

Florida sheriff suspended over Parkland shooting response

Jan 12, 2019 - 12:42 PM

Governor Ron DeSantis said Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel had "repeatedly failed" and "demonstrated a pattern of poor leadership" following shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and Fort Lauderdale airport in 2017.

LEADERSHIP. Broward County Sheriff, Scott Israel (C), Florida Governor Rick Scott,(R),and Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi,(L), speak to the media on February 15, 2018 about the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School where 17 people were killed. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Thai man guns down 6 family members, including kids at New Year party

Jan 01, 2019 - 12:49 PM

The mass shooting takes place 10 minutes after midnight as Sucheep Sornsung joined his wife's family to ring in the New Year in the southern province of Chumphon

NEW YEAR CRIME. A man guns down his family. Image from Shutterstock

Two dead, multiple wounded in U.S. yoga studio shooting – police

Nov 03, 2018 - 1:23 PM

'There are indications that several people inside fought back and tried to not only save themselves but other people,' says police chief Michael DeLeo

TALLAHASSEE, FL - NOVEMBER 02: Emergency personnel stationed outside the HotYoga Studio after a gunman killed one person and injured several others inside on November 2, 2018 in Tallahassee, Florida. The gunman also died from what appears a self inflicted gunshot wound according to police. Seven people have been admitted to the hospital. Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images/AFP