Gunman kills four at French school
A suspected serial killer shot dead three
children and a teacher at a Jewish school in France on Monday in
what was branded an anti-Semitic attack, plunging the nation into
shock. President Nicolas Sarkozy declared the murders a "national
tragedy" as anti-terror police probed the third fatal shooting
involving a gunmen wielding what police said was the same pistol in
the Toulouse area in recent days.
Nurses charged in 16 mercy killings in Uruguay
Prosecutors in Uruguay filed murder charges
Sunday against two nurses for at least 16 mercy killings, and jailed
the suspects, the judge in charge of the case said. The male nurses,
39 and 46, were charged with homicides of patients both at a private
Neurological Intensive Care Center and a public hospital's
intermediate-level care unit.
Asia is world’s top weapon importer - study
India tops the list while Pakistan ranks third
Asia leads the world when it comes to weapon
imports, according to a study released Monday by the Stockholm
International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Globally the volume
of international transfers of major conventional weapons was 24
percent higher in the period 2007-11 compared to the 2002-06 period,
the report said.
Killer blasts hit Syria, UN in humanitarian bid
A third deadly car bombing hit a Syrian city on
Sunday, as experts from the UN and Organisation of Islamic
Cooperation began a mission to assess the humanitarian impact of the
year-long conflict. State media, charging that such bombings were
intended to sabotage efforts to find a political solution to Syria’s
crisis, said Sunday’s blast in Aleppo had killed two people, one of
them a woman, and wounded 30 others.