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Death toll from British shooting rises to 12

LONDON: British police said the death toll from a shooting spree in northwest England earlier on Wednesday had risen to 12. Police also said they had found the body of the gunman, whom they named as 52-year-old taxi driver Derrick Bird. Multiple shooting incidents are rare in Britain where there are strict gun controls. AGENCIES

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June 3, 2010


Shooting disrupts rally in Kyrgyzstan

OSH: Gun fire disrupted a rally of about 1,000 supporters of ousted President Kurmanbek Bakiyev on Thursday in Kyrgyzstan's southern city of Osh, a Reuters reporter at the scene said. Bakiyev was speaking at the time of the shooting. His motorcade then sped away from the scene, the reporter said. There was no immediate sign…

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April 14, 2010


Muslims demand apology over shooting range mosques

LONDON: A group of British Muslims demanded an apology from the Ministry of Defence on Thursday after it said replica mosques were being used on a military firing range in northern England. The Bradford Council for Mosques (BCM), an umbrella organisation for faith schools and mosques in the area, called for the green-domed structures to…

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April 8, 2010


Dr Afia denies charges in shooting trial

NEW YORK: A Pakistani woman charged with shooting at her U.S. interrogators in Afghanistan testified at her trial on Thursday that she was trying to escape because she feared being taken to another “secret prison.” Aafia Siddiqui, 37, is accused of grabbing a U.S. warrant officer's rifle while she was detained for questioning in July…

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January 28, 2010


Multiple deaths in US shooting

VIRGINIA: A lone shooter killed eight people on Tuesday in central Virginia, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press, and police circled a wooded area where they believed the suspect was hiding. State police said there were also multiple injuries, all the work of a single shooter, but they could not say what prompted…

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January 20, 2010


Fort Hood shooting was terrorism: US

WASHINGTON: The shooting rampage at a U.S. Army base in November was “an act of terrorism,” an Obama administration official said on Friday, as the Pentagon ordered an overhaul of protocols to spot threats within the military. Reviews ordered on Friday by the Pentagon and White House exposed shortcomings in both intelligence and oversight before…

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January 15, 2010


Seven dead in Afghanistan Koran protest shooting

KABUL: Seven people were killed during protests in Afghanistan sparked by rumours foreign troops had desecrated a Koran, an official said Wednesday, blaming Taliban for inciting the unrest. Investigators sent to the southern province of Helmand found that no desecration of the Muslim holy book had taken place in the military operation Monday, said Daud…

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January 14, 2010


At least five wounded in Hungary college shooting

BUDAPEST: A man opened fire at a university in the southern Hungarian city of Pecs on Thursday, wounding at least five people, a university spokesman said. National news agency MTI said a 23-year old man burst into the biophysics research institute at Pecs University (PTE) and started shooting. The university official said some injuries were…

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November 26, 2009


Motive for US Army shooting probed

KILLEEN: Investigators searched on Friday for the motive behind a mass shooting at a sprawling U.S. Army base in Texas, in which an Army psychiatrist trained to treat war wounded is suspected of killing 13 people. The suspected gunman, Major Nidal Malik Hasan, a Muslim born in the United States of immigrant parents, was shot…

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November 7, 2009


Dr Aafia denies shooting US soldiers

NEW YORK: A US-trained Pakistani scientist accused of helping Al Qaeda and shooting at FBI agents rejected the US government’s allegations that she tried to kill American soldiers and FBI agents in Afghanistan, on Monday. “ I did not shoot anybody, and I did not fire at anybody,” Dr Aafia Siddiqui, 37, told a US…

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July 6, 2009


Pak Taliban chief shooting claims 'false'

By Ibrahim Sajid Malick NEW YORK: Pakistani Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud's claim about the attack on the US immigration centre appears to be false as the gunman was identified as 42-year-old Linh Voong, a Vietnamese immigrant, who was recently laid off from a job, Rep. Maurice Hinchey, D-N.Y. has said. Voong was a Vietnamese immigrant…

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April 4, 2009


NY immigrant center shooting leaves 14 dead

BINGHAMTON: A man armed with two handguns killed 13 people at an immigration services center before apparently turning the gun on himself, authorities in Binghamton, New York, said on Friday. Police Chief Joseph Zikuski told a news conference the gunman blocked the back entrance of the building with a car, walked in the front door…

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April 4, 2009


Four students feared dead in Hangu shooting

ISLAMABAD: Unidentified gunmen opened fire at a school van in Hangu Friday morning killing four school boys and wounding five According to the preliminary reports, seven students have been abducted in the incident. The bodies and the injured were taken to a nearby hospital. Police have cordoned off the area to trace the culprits. APP

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February 27, 2009


European Shooting Stars of cinema awarded at Berlin Film

BERLIN: Ten of Europe's most promising actors are chosen by the Berlin Film Festival jury every year, and in 2009, they are doing it for the 12th time. Germany's Shooting Star David Kross made his movie debut at 14 in “Tough Enough” and earned raving reviews alongside Kate Winslet in “The Reader” this year. “I…

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February 10, 2009


Mirza Yousuf unhurt in shooting incident

KARACHI: The chief of Shia Action Committee, Allama Mirza Yousuf Hussain escaped unhurt in an incident of firing at his car, Geo News reported on Wednesday. Unidentified gunmen started firing at his vehicle as he reached at Tariq Road, but he remained unhurt in the shooting spree.

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November 26, 2008


Pakistan win silver in South Asian Shooting Men's 50M

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan won silver medal in team event of 50 metres pistol (men) even though India swept away all the six gold medals at stake on the third day of 4th South Asian Shooting Championship at Gun Club, Pakistan Sports Complex, on Monday. The events contested on the third day were 50 metres pistol (men),…

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November 24, 2008


South Asian Shooting begins

ISLAMABAD: Fourth South Asian Shooting Championship has kicked off with a glorious inauguration ceremony at Gun Shooting Club here in Islamabad on Friday. Federal Minister for Sports Aftab Shah Jilani was the chief guest who, earlier, officially inaugurated the championship. On the occasion Aftab Jilani said, this shooting championship and more of its kind, would…

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November 22, 2008


Pakistan win 2 golds, 1 bronze in South Asian Shooting

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan won two gold and one bronze medal on the second day of the 4th South Asian Shooting Championship at Gun Club, Pakistan Sports Complex, here on Saturday. Teams from India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan are participating in the championships.

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November 22, 2008


Navy wins National Shooting title

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Navy has won the 17th National Shooting Championship 2008 held at Jehlum. Up to eight teams participated in the championship. Pakistan Navy outclassed its rival Pakistan Army by winning 17 Gold, 15 Silver and 06 Bronze medals as against 14 Gold, 14 Silver and 09 Bronze won by Pakistan Army. Pakistan Army remained…

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November 15, 2008


Naseer snatches first Balochistan gold in National Shooting

KARACHI: Sardar Naseer Khan produced a sterling performance in shooting for Balochistan when he won the first gold for his province in the 12th National Shooting Championship at Jhelum, according to a message received here on Wednesday. Naseer collected 177 out of 200 points to grab the gold in Big Bore 300 Meter event, leaving…

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November 12, 2008

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