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Trump backs effort to improve gun background checks

7 months, 24 days ago
PALM BEACH, Fla./WASHINGTON: The White House said on Monday that President Donald Trump supports efforts to improve federal background checks for gun purchases, days after a shooting at a Florida school killed 17 people. Trump spoke to…

Red faces as Russia’s Kalashnikov monument shows Nazi gun

1 year, 23 days ago
MOSCOW: Workers in Moscow have erased the illustration of a gun from a freshly-inaugurated monument of Mikhail Kalashnikov, inventor of the legendary AK-47 assault rifle, after it was found that the drawing was of a Nazi weapon. "We have…

Gunman in Switzerland wounds 2 police, later kills himself

1 year, 9 months ago
GENEVA: A gunman in northeast Switzerland on Tuesday wounded two police officers, one of them critically, before killing himself in a standoff, authorities said. The 33-year-old pulled out a gun as police searched his home in the small…

Houston police shoot dead a black man in street

2 years, 3 months ago
WASHINGTON: Two Houston police officers fatally shot an African-American man who pointed a gun at them despite their commands that he lower his weapon, authorities said on Saturday, two days after five Dallas policemen were slain by a black…