New clues emerge of accused New Zealand gunman Tarrant's ties to far right groups

SYDNEY (Reuters) – From its clubhouses in Melbourne and Sydney, the Lads Society promotes drug-free living and exercise, as well as “white resistance” and Islamophobia, according to online statements and interviews with two of its leaders. One of Australia’s most high profile extremist groups, its members last year infiltrated the youth arm of the National Party, part of the ruling […]

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New Australia law threatens social media firms with fines, jail over violent content

CANBERRA (Reuters) – Australia will fine social media companies up to 10 percent of their annual global turnover and imprison executives for up to three years if violent content is not removed “expeditiously” under a new law passed by the country’s parliament on Thursday. The new law is in response to a lone gunman attack on two mosques in Christchurch […]

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Aurora shooting victim texted his wife during rampage: ‘I love you, I’ve been shot at work’

One of victim Vicente Juarez’s family pray at a makeshift memorial Sunday in Aurora, Ill., near Henry Pratt Co. manufacturing company where several were killed on Friday. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) One of the victims in Friday’s workplace shooting in Illinois texted his wife as he lay dying to tell her he loved her, the man’s wife said. Josh Pinkard […]

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Shooting spree near Penn State campus leaves four dead, including gunman, police say

State College Police respond to a shooting at P.J. Harrigan’s Bar & Grill at the Ramada Inn Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, in State College, Pa. (Abby Drey/Centre Daily Times via AP) A Pennsylvania man killed himself after going on a shooting spree Thursday night which started at a bar near Penn State’s main campus, police say. State College Police Department […]

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2 police officers shot, 1 killed while patting down suspect: Police

Two police officers were shot and one has died while responding to a report that cars were being broken into in Birmingham, Alabama. The shooting happened at about 2 a.m. on Sunday, according to police. The officers approached a suspect in the break-ins and began patting him down to see if he was armed, Birmingham Police Chief Patrick Smith said […]

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Army veteran fatally shot while with his daughter outside Wawa

A U.S. military officer was fatally shot at a convenience store in Virginia on Tuesday in what police believe might be a random act of violence. Robert Gooch, 34, was with his 13-year-old daughter at a Wawa store in Chesterfield County around 7 p.m. to buy popcorn before watching a movie, the Richmond-Times Dispatch reported. The victim’s father, Robert Gooch […]

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Teen fatally shoots friend by accident, then kills himself on New Year’s Eve

Two teenage boys are dead after one of the teens fatally shot the other by accident, only to then turn the gun on himself. The incident happened on Dec. 31, 2018, around 3:15 p.m., in Lawrenceville, Georgia. The Gwinnett County Police Department have identified the two victims as Devin Hodges, 15, and Chad Carless, 17. According to officials, Hodges was […]

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Mother accused shooting, killing 14-year-old daughter during 911 call

Mother accused of shooting dead her 14-year-old daughter as she was on the phone to 911 because she’d ‘zip-tied her father and then tasered him’ while fighting over custody of their two children Svetlana Laurel, 52, is suspected of killing her daughter, Natalie Gulizia, 14 Svetlana was let into her ex-husband’s house by the divorced couple’s son, 12  Her ex-husband […]

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Gavrilova shooting for the stars in high-quality Sydney International

Daria Gavrilova is determined to replicate her run to the semi-finals in this year’s Sydney International but admits she has her work cut out to overcome a high-quality field that features eight of the world’s top 10. Ranked 35th in the world, crowd favourite Gavrilova will be just one of a galaxy of stars at next year's tournament, which kicks […]

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Tourist killed at Strasbourg Christmas market had just arrived in France

A Thai holidaymaker killed in a shooting near Strasbourg’s Christmas market had just arrived in the country to take in the festive sights. Anupong Suebsamarn was one of three people shot dead by a suspected extremist gunman, who is still on the run despite a massive manhunt involving hundreds of officers. The 45-year-old victim was on holiday with his wife […]

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