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  • Denmark on edge as 2nd shooting within hours rocks capital February 15, 2015

    Denmark: A gunman opened fire on a Copenhagen cultural center, killing one man and wounding three police officers in what authorities called a terror attack against a free speech event featuring an artist who had caricatured the Prophet Muhammad. After searching for the gunman for hours, police reported another shooting near...
  • Shooter Suma Shirur wins silver at International Meet in Holland February 9, 2015

    Mumbai: Rifle shooter Suma Shirur won the silver at the Inter-shoot annual International Shooting Championship for Air Pistol and Air Rifle, at The Hague in Netherlands. The former world record holder got the second place with a gritty finish in 10 m air rifle at the Inter-Shoot where she scored 203...
  • France: Marseille gunmen open fire same day as PM visits February 9, 2015

    Marseille: Police in the southern French city of Marseille say gunmen have fired automatic weapons at the edge of a housing project the same day as the prime minister planned to visit the city. No injuries were immediately reported. The police official, who could not be named because she was not...
  • Pennsylvania: Teen arrested in Mall shooting; only 1 of 3 victims targeted February 8, 2015

    Monroeville: Three people were hospitalized on Sunday with gunshot wounds after a 17-year-old male opened fire on a man at a Pittsburgh-area mall, police said, striking his intended target as well as two bystanders. The Monroeville Mall went on lockdown on Saturday evening after the shooting. The gunman managed to escape...
  • National Games: Another golden double for Vijay, Sejwal ends with four gold February 7, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: Ace pistol shooter Vijay Kumar notched up a golden double for the second time to end his campaign with a rich haul of five gold medals, while Asian Games bronze-winning swimmer Sandeep Sejwal signed off with four yellow metals on day seven of the 35th National Games here on...
  • National Games: Jitu Rai bags double gold in 10m pistol shootings February 5, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: India's latest shooting sensation and Asian Games Champion Jitu Rai won double gold medals in the pistol event while former World Cup winner Ronjan Sodhi bagged the yellow metal in the men's double trap section on the 5th day of the 35th National Games in the southern Indian city...
  • National Games: Vijay shoots golden double, records continue to tumble at pool February 3, 2015

    Thiruvanathapuram: Olympic silver-medallist Vijay Kumar shot a golden double while the swimming pool continued to witness the shattering of meet records on the third day of competitions in the 35th National Games here on Tuesday. After slipping to second yesterday, Haryana were back on top of the medals tally with 13...
  • The nominees of sportsperson of the year 2015 February 3, 2015

    The Indian hockey team, Jitu Rai in shooting and Pankaj Advani in snooker are some of the nominees of the year 2015 in sports. ...
  • Iconic Tintin cover fetches near-record 2.5 million euros! February 3, 2015

    Brussels- The original cover design for Tintin adventure "The Shooting Star" has been sold for 2.5 million euros (USD 2.8 million) in a near-record for a work by the boy detective's Belgian creator Herge, a dealer said today. The yellowing, line sketch that Herge made for the 1942 book was bought by...
  • Swimming records shattered again on tragic day at National Games February 2, 2015

    Commonwealth and Asian Games champion shooter Jitu Rai opened his campaign with two medals while records continued to tumble by a heap in the swimming competition but the mood turned somber at the 35th National Games after a young netball player lost his life in a freak accident on the...
  • Toddler wounds father, pregnant mother with one shot from handgun February 2, 2015

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.: A three-year-old boy found a handgun in his mother's purse and fired just one shot that wounded both his parents at an Albuquerque motel on Saturday, police said. According to investigators, the toddler apparently reached for an iPod but found the loaded weapon. Police believe the shooting to...
  • Don't want to be in Padma awards controversies: Gagan Narang January 23, 2015

    Bengaluru: Seeking to steer clear of the furore that was triggered by Saina Nehwal's open displeasure at being ignored for the Padma awards, ace Indian shooter Gagan Narang said he would prefer to wait for the government to take a call on such matters. "I feel it is necessary for me...
  • Five-year-old boy fatally shoots his nine-month-old baby brother in US January 21, 2015

    New York: A five-year-old boy accidentally shot dead his nine-month-old baby brother in US' Missouri after he found a gun lying around the bed, media reported on Wednesday. A woman called the police to say her five-year-old son shot his baby brother with a paintball gun, CNN reported. "But it wasn't a...
  • Man who saved lives at Paris grocery gets French citizenship January 21, 2015

    Paris: French authorities on Tuesday honored a Mali-born employee who saved lives at the kosher supermarket attacked by terrorists as a hero and granted him French citizenship. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve praised Muslim Lassana Bathily, 24, for his "courage" and "heroism" during a ceremony in the presence of Prime Minister Manuel...
  • Shots fired near US Vice President Joe Biden's Delaware residence January 18, 2015

    Washington: Gun shots were fired near US Vice President Joe Biden's residence in Delaware from a passing vehicle on Saturday night, but the vice president and his wife, Jill, were not at home, CNN reported on its website on Sunday. CNN quoted a US Secret Service official as saying that multiple...
  • 2 dead, 1 wounded in Central Florida mall shooting: Police January 18, 2015

    Melbourne: A Florida man had "several pockets full of ammunition" when he targeted his wife in a shooting Saturday morning that killed two people at a mall food court where the woman worked, police said. Authorities said the shooting happened about a half hour before the mall was to open to...
  • Shooting at Florida mall leaves one dead, two hurt: Police January 17, 2015

    Melbourne: One person is dead and two are injured after gunfire erupted early on Saturday at a mall in Melbourne, Florida, police said. "At this time, we believe the situation is contained," said Melbourne police commander Vince Pryce. Police did not say whether the shooter was dead. Earlier, they had said the...
  • Paris station evacuated over terror threat, at least 12 with suspected Islamic State links arrested January 16, 2015

    Paris: French and German authorities arrested at least 12 people on Friday suspected of links to the Islamic State group and a Paris train station was evacuated, with Europe on alert for new potential terrorist attacks. The police raids came the morning after Belgian authorities moved swiftly to pre-empt what they...
  • Al Qaeda claims credit for attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, derides Paris unity march January 15, 2015

    Paris: Globally banned terror group Al Qaeda in Yemen has claimed responsibility for the attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, saying it was ordered by the Islamist terror group's leadership for insults to the Prophet Mohammad, according to a video posted on YouTube. Gunmen killed 17 people in three...
  • Defiant Charlie Hebdo fronts Prophet Muhammad, drawing more threats January 14, 2015

    Paris: In an emotional act of defiance, Charlie Hebdo resurrected its irreverent and often provocative newspaper on Tuesday, featuring a caricature of the Prophet Muhammad on the cover that drew immediate criticism and threats of more violence. The newspaper unapologetically skewered other religions as well, and bragged that Sunday's turnout of...
  • Shooting: Jitu Rai to train in Rio one year before Olympics January 13, 2015

    Mumbai: Ace pistol shooter Jitu Rai to train as well as compete in shooting events at Rio de Janeiro in the middle of August this year as he prepares to take a shot at a medal in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. "I will be going to Rio one year before...
  • France mobilises 10,000 troops at home after Paris shootings January 13, 2015

    Paris: France will deploy 10,000 soldiers on home soil by Tuesday and post almost 5,000 extra police officers to protect Jewish sites after the killing of 17 people by Islamist terrorists in Paris last week, officials said. Speaking a day after the biggest French public demonstration ever recorded, in honour of...
  • US says should have sent high level official to Paris unity march January 13, 2015

    Washington: The White House on Monday conceded that the United States should have sent a higher-level representative to a Paris unity march after deadly Islamic militant attacks there and said President Barack Obama would liked to have come. Some Republican lawmakers and US media outlets have criticized Obama's administration for not...
  • Should have sent someone with a higher profile to Paris March, says White House January 13, 2015

    The White House on Monday conceded that the United States should have sent a higher-level representative to a Paris unity march after deadly Islamic militant attacks there and said President Barack Obama would liked to have come. ...
  • Charlie Hebdo to publish Prophet Muhammad cartoon on new cover January 13, 2015

    Paris: The French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo is publishing a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad on the cover of its first issue since Islamic extremists killed 12 people at its offices. The newspaper Liberation hosted Charlie Hebdo staff as they prepared the new issue and is handling its special 1 million-copy...
  • John Kerry doing important work in India, says White House January 13, 2015

    Washington: US Secretary of State John Kerry is doing important work in India, the White House said on Monday defending the decision of the top American diplomat to skip the Paris anti-terror march over the weekend. "The Secretary of State is somebody who has very important responsibilities himself. He was in...
  • 'You let the world down', US media slams Obama for not attending Paris unity march January 13, 2015

    Washington: A Republican US senator lambasted the White House on Monday for not sending a top American official to a Paris unity march after deadly Islamic militant attacks in that city, and a New York tabloid headline screamed "You let the world down." The image of Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu and...
  • London lights up in French tricolour to mark terror deaths January 12, 2015

    London: London's famous landmarks were lit up in the colours of the French national flag in tribute to the 17 people killed in the Paris terror attacks on Sunday night. The Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square and National Gallery in central London were streamed with the blue, white and red of the...
  • Paris terror attack: Video of gunman raises questions of affiliations January 12, 2015

    Paris: Two days after his death, a video has emerged of one of the Paris gunmen pledging allegiance to the Islamic State group, while his two fellow terrorists have claimed to be from al-Qaida a fiercely rival extremist organisation. That seeming contradiction has raised questions about the connections among the three...