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US gun tourism grows in popularity in recent years – Instructor’s death spotlights tragic side of industry

LAS VEGAS: The death of a firearms instructor by a 9-year-old girl who was firing a fully automatic Uzi displayed a tragic side of what has become a hot industry…

Top Colombia drug hitman ‘Popeye’ freed

BOGOTA: The head of Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar’s hitmen, a confessed murderer nicknamed “Popeye”, was released from prison Tuesday after helping prosecutors convict a former justice minister. John Jairo…

IS reshapes war politics, US at ‘tipping point’

WASHINGTON: Signs the United States may strike Islamic State militants in their Syrian stronghold reveal a shift in the politics of foreign war in Washington, after the trauma of the…

Mourners attend funeral for slain Missouri teen

ST LOUIS: Mourners sang, clapped and danced yesterday at funeral services for Michael Brown, remembering the slain black teenager with words of goodwill and joy rather than the violence and…

US hostage freed after 22-month Syria ordeal

WASHINGTON: An American hostage held by rebels in Syria for 22 months was freed Sunday after Qatari mediation-just days after a video showed a fellow US journalist beheaded by jihadists.…

4 killed, 2 beheaded in Brazil jail riot – Prison inmates hold two guards hostage

BRASïLIA: Brazilian authorities negotiated yesterday with prison inmates holding two guards hostage after an uprising in which they killed four fellow prisoners, beheading two of them. The prison in the…

Rival rallies as peace returns to Ferguson

FERGUSON, Missouri: Rival rallies – demanding justice for the unarmed black teenager shot two weeks ago by a white police officer, and in support of that police officer – brought…

FERGUSON, Missouri: Demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri, yesterday marked two weeks since a white police officer shot dead an unarmed black teenager, while authorities reported no arrests overnight among the pockets…

Troops exit amid orderly protests in Missouri town

FERGUSON, Missouri: Protests unfolded peacefully Thursday in a Missouri town, and National Guard troops withdrew, 12 days after the fatal police shooting of a black teenager that led to racially-charged…

US aircraft bomb Iraqi targets – Damascus, West share common enemy in Islamic State

WASHINGTON: American warplanes have bombed Islamist militants in northern Iraq near the Mosul dam, the US military’s Central Command said yesterday. “US military forces continued to attack ISIL (Islamic State)…

Protests cool in Ferguson after top law official visits – Holder meets Brown’s parents as probe opens

FERGUSON, US: Protests in the strife-torn town of Ferguson cooled late Wednesday after the top US law enforcement official pledged a full investigation into the slaying of teenager Michael Brown…

US missionaries beat Ebola as Liberia crisis worsens

MONROVIA: Two American missionaries who contracted Ebola while treating patients in Liberia have left hospital after making a full recovery, doctors said yesterday, as authorities in the west African nation…

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