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1. 01-06 Nigeria hit by string of attacks Adamawa, Northern Nigeria
C. 01-10 Car explosion 'kills nuclear scientist' Iran
3. 01-21 Official: Bombings kill 156 in Nigerian city Kano, Northern Nigeria
E. 02-01 Dozens killed in Egypt stadium clashes Port Said, Egypt
F. 02-15 Nearly 300 killed in Honduras prison fire Comayagua, Honduras
03-19 4 killed in shooting at French Jewish school Toulouse, Southern France
H. 04-26 Charles Taylor aided S Leone war crimes Netherlands
I. 05-13 Mexican police find 49 mutilated bodies Nuevo Leon, North Mexico
J. 05-21 Suicide blast kills more than 100 Yemeni troops Yemen

Summary.     Click for More > Charles Taylor aided S Leone war crimes Mexican police find 49 mutilated bodies   Suicide blast kills more than 100 Yemeni troops  A suicide bomber dressed in a military uniform infiltrated one of the most heavily secured locations in Yemen on Monday, setting off a blast Canada manhunt after limbs posted  Canadian police are searching for a man wanted in connection with two packages of human limbs in Ottawa and a headless torso in Montreal   Mubarak jailed for protest deaths
Nigeria hit by string of attacks Car explosion 'kills nuclear scientist'   Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan, a university lecturer and nuclear scientist, has been killed in a car explosion in north Tehran Official: Bombings kill 156 in Nigerian city Dozens killed in Egypt stadium clashes   At least 74 people have been killed in clashes between rival fans following a football match in the city of Port Said. Scores were injured Nearly 300 killed in Honduras prison fire 4 killed in shooting at French Jewish school Map of Toulouse France
Jan.5  Southern Iraq  60 slain in Iraq bombings
Jan.6  Syria  Suicide bomber kills 25 in Syria
  Northern Nigeria
Jan.9  Iran  Iran sentences American to death
Jan.10   Iran
Jan.11  Syria  French journalist killed in Syria
Jan.17  Italy  Cruise captain under house arrest
Jan.21   Northern Nigeria
Jan.25  Somalia  Navy SEALs rescue aid workers
Jan.29  Canada  Family convicted in 'honor murders'
Feb.1   Egypt
Feb.3  London  FBI and UK police call 'hacked'
Feb.10  Aleppo  Blasts rock Syria's second city
Feb.11  Syria  Syrian military hospital chief killed
Feb.15   Honduras
Feb.16  Thailand  Bangkok Iran plot 'targeted Israelis'
Feb.21  France  Strauss-Kahn held over 'sex ring'
Feb.26  Florida  Shooting of Trayvon Martin
 Afghanistan  Attack near NATO base kills nine
Mar.8  Northern Nigeria  Briton, Italian killed amid rescue
Mar.10  Syria  Assad issues 'terrorism' vow to Annan
Mar.17  Mauritania  Gaddafi's intelligence chief held
Mar.19   Southern France
  A teacher and three children were gunned down at Ozar Hatorah. It's the third time in the 10 days that a gunman on a motorcycle has fired on minorities.    French police are linking the shootings of four people at a Jewish school in Toulouse...
Mar.22  Southern France  Suspect in French terror attacks dead
Mar.26  South Korea  Leaders warn over nuclear threat
Apr.2  San Francisco Bay Area  Seven die in college shooting
Apr.11  Florida  Trayvon Martin killer on murder charge
Apr.14  NW Pakistan  Pakistan attack frees prisoners
Apr.19  Norway  Breivik wanted to slay government, PM
Apr.26   Netherlands
May.5  Guantanamo  Key 9/11 suspects appear in court
May.13   North Mexico
May.15  London  Murdoch editor charged over hacking
May.16  Hague  Long-awaited Mladic war crimes trial begins
May.20  Libya  Lockerbie bomber dies more than 2 years after release
May.21   Yemen
May.23  Peshawar  Pakistani doctor in bin Laden raid gets 33 years in prison
May.24  Manhattan  Suspect held in Etan Patz death
May.30   Montreal
May.31  North Carolina  Mistrial declared in Edwards case
Jun.2   Cairo
  An Egyptian court has sentenced ex-President Hosni Mubarak to life in prison for complicity in the killing of protesters during last year's uprising.    The 84-year-old is the first ex-leader to be tried in ...
Jun.4  Berlin  Canadian 'killer' held in Berlin Jun.5  Tribal Areas  US drone kills al-Qaeda chief Jun.6  Syria  New 'massacre' in central Syria Jun.13  Baghdad  'Despicable' bombings kill dozens in Iraq Jun.21  Kabul  Taliban attack hotel near Kabul Jun.22  Pennsylvania  Jerry Sandusky guilty of child sex abuse Jul.18   Syria Top Syrian officials killed  Bulgaria  Blast on Israeli bus in Bulgaria Jul.20   Colorado US gunman kills 12 at Batman film Jul.23  Pennsylvania  Penn State fined $60m over abuse Jul.24  Iraq  Iraq suffers deadliest day of 2012 as 103 are killed Aug.5  Wisconsin  Seven dead at Wisconsin temple Aug.8  Southern China  Gu Kailai's murder trial begins Aug.17   South Africa S African mining clash killed 34  Moscow  Pussy Riot found guilty of hooliganism Aug.19   China Bo Xilai's wife convicted of murder   A court suspended the death sentence of Gu Kailai, the wife of a disgraced party leader, after finding her guilty of murder in the death of a... Aug.24   Norway Breivik given 21-year prison term Aug.29  USA  Bin Laden book 'differs on death' Sep.1  Pakistan  Pakistan blasphemy case imam held Sep.2  Johannesburg  Murder charges against miners dropped Sep.5  Mauritania  Ex-Gadhafi spy chief extradited to Libya   Southern France French gun victims 'UK tourists' Sep.10  Yemen  Yemen says al-Qaeda chief killed Sep.12   Eastern Libya Attack kills U.S. ambassador to Libya Map of Benghazi Libya
  Obama strongly condemned Wednesday the killing of J. Christopher Stevens, Washington's ambassador to Libya, in a mob attack at a U.S. Consulate.    The attack was fueled by anger over a film mocking Islam. An 'angry crowd' marched on the U.S. compound Tuesday, furious about an ...
Sep.22  Pakistan  Bounty on anti-Islam filmmaker Sep.23  China  Foxconn shuts plant after brawl Oct.2  Northern Nigeria  Nigeria probes student killings Oct.5  England  Terror suspects extradited to US Oct.6   Vatican Pope's ex-butler gets 18 months in prison   Paolo Gabriele, was convicted Saturday of aggravated theft for leaking confidential papal documents and sentenced to 18 months in prison Oct.8  North Mexico  Los Zetas drug lord 'may be dead' Oct.9   NW Pakistan   Girl who spoke out against Taliban shot in Pakistan   14-year-old Malala Yousufzai was awarded Pakistan's first National Peace Prize for her online diary reporting on the Taliban's ban on educat... Oct.15  Hague  Karadzic denies Bosnia war crimes Oct.19   Beirut Beirut blast kills top official Oct.22   Italy Italy's quake scientists jailed Oct.26   Milan Berlusconi handed 4-year prison term for tax fraud  Myanmar  Burma images 'show mass burnings' Nov.5  Syria  Suicide bombing in central Syria Nov.14   Gaza   Hamas military leader killed by Israeli strike Map of Gaza City Israel
  Ahmed Jabr, the head of Hamas' military wing, was killed Wednesday in Gaza by an Israeli "surgical" strike, the Israeli military announced.    U.N. Security Council held an emergency meeting. Hamas' military wing warn...
Nov.20  Mumbai  Mumbai attack gunman Qasab executed Nov.21  Tel Aviv  Bomb blast on bus in Tel Aviv Dec.5  Guatemala  John McAfee arrested in Guatemala Dec.14   Connecticut School shooting: Children among 27 killed   A gunman has killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The gunman, 20-year-old son of a teacher, also died Dec.24  Upstate New York  Two US firefighters shot dead while responding to blaze Dec.28   Singapore Woman gang-raped in India dies  A 23-year-old Indian woman, whose gang-rape aboard a bus in New Delhi spawned days of mass protests across India, has died



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Europe
4 killed in shooting at French Jewish school
Charles Taylor aided S Leone war crimes
Breivik given 21-year prison term
French gun victims 'UK tourists'
Pope's ex-butler gets 18 months in prison
Italy's quake scientists jailed
Berlusconi handed 4-year prison term for tax fraud
Strauss-Kahn held over 'sex ring'
Pussy Riot found guilty of hooliganism
Berlusconi handed 4-year prison term for tax fraud
4 killed in shooting at French Jewish school
Blast on Israeli bus in Bulgaria
Charles Taylor aided S Leone war crimes
Charles Taylor aided S Leone war crimes
Breivik given 21-year prison term
Pope's ex-butler gets 18 months in prison
Italy's quake scientists jailed
Breivik given 21-year prison term
French gun victims 'UK tourists'
Blast on Israeli bus in Bulgaria
French gun victims 'UK tourists'
European Union
4 killed in shooting at French Jewish school
Charles Taylor aided S Leone war crimes
Canadian 'killer' held in Berlin
French gun victims 'UK tourists'
Italy's quake scientists jailed
Berlusconi handed 4-year prison term for tax fraud
Strauss-Kahn held over 'sex ring'
Berlusconi handed 4-year prison term for tax fraud
4 killed in shooting at French Jewish school
Blast on Israeli bus in Bulgaria
Charles Taylor aided S Leone war crimes
Charles Taylor aided S Leone war crimes
Italy's quake scientists jailed
Berlusconi handed 4-year prison term for tax fraud
French gun victims 'UK tourists'
Blast on Israeli bus in Bulgaria
French gun victims 'UK tourists'
North America
Shooting of Trayvon Martin
Seven die in college shooting
Mexican police find 49 mutilated bodies
Canada manhunt after limbs posted
US gunman kills 12 at Batman film
School shooting: Children among 27 killed
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Bin Laden book 'differs on death'
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Family convicted in 'honor murders'
Jerry Sandusky guilty of child sex abuse
Seven die in college shooting
Mexican police find 49 mutilated bodies
Seven dead at Wisconsin temple
School shooting: Children among 27 killed
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Shooting of Trayvon Martin
Seven die in college shooting
US gunman kills 12 at Batman film
School shooting: Children among 27 killed
USA
Shooting of Trayvon Martin
Seven die in college shooting
US gunman kills 12 at Batman film
School shooting: Children among 27 killed
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Bin Laden book 'differs on death'
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Jerry Sandusky guilty of child sex abuse
Seven die in college shooting
School shooting: Children among 27 killed
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Shooting of Trayvon Martin
US gunman kills 12 at Batman film
School shooting: Children among 27 killed
Africa
Nigeria hit by string of attacks
Official: Bombings kill 156 in Nigerian city
S African mining clash killed 34
Attack kills U.S. ambassador to Libya
Attack kills U.S. ambassador to Libya
Nigeria hit by string of attacks
Official: Bombings kill 156 in Nigerian city
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Briton, Italian killed amid rescue
Attack kills U.S. ambassador to Libya
Official: Bombings kill 156 in Nigerian city
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Official: Bombings kill 156 in Nigerian city
Syria
Suicide bomber kills 25 in Syria
French journalist killed in Syria
Blasts rock Syria's second city
French journalist killed in Syria
Suicide bomber kills 25 in Syria
Blasts rock Syria's second city
Syrian military hospital chief killed
Top Syrian officials killed
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French journalist killed in Syria
Suicide bomber kills 25 in Syria
Blasts rock Syria's second city
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North Africa
Dozens killed in Egypt stadium clashes
Mubarak jailed for protest deaths
Attack kills U.S. ambassador to Libya
Mubarak jailed for protest deaths
Attack kills U.S. ambassador to Libya
Lockerbie bomber dies more than 2 years after release
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South Asia
Pakistan attack frees prisoners
Girl who spoke out against Taliban shot in Pakistan
Pakistani doctor in bin Laden raid gets 33 years in prison
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Mumbai attack gunman Qasab executed
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East Asia
Bangkok Iran plot 'targeted Israelis'
Bo Xilai's wife convicted of murder
Woman gang-raped in India dies
Leaders warn over nuclear threat
Woman gang-raped in India dies
Leaders warn over nuclear threat
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France
4 killed in shooting at French Jewish school
French gun victims 'UK tourists'
Strauss-Kahn held over 'sex ring'
4 killed in shooting at French Jewish school
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French gun victims 'UK tourists'
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Damascus
Suicide bomber kills 25 in Syria
Syrian military hospital chief killed
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Syrian military hospital chief killed
Top Syrian officials killed
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Italy
Italy's quake scientists jailed
Berlusconi handed 4-year prison term for tax fraud
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Berlusconi handed 4-year prison term for tax fraud
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Pakistan
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Girl who spoke out against Taliban shot in Pakistan
Pakistani doctor in bin Laden raid gets 33 years in prison
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Nigeria
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Official: Bombings kill 156 in Nigerian city
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January 2012 ... more > Top ^
Jan.2  Washington State  Mount Rainier gunman found dead
Jan.5   Southern Iraq
Jan.6   Syria
  Northern Nigeria
  Nigeria has been hit by a fresh wave of violence apparently targeting the country's Christian communities. At least 17 people were killed in Mubi.    There were reports of a deadly attack in Adamawa's capital, Yola. The Islamist Boko Haram group...
Jan.7  Syria  Syria tense as bomb victims mourned Jan.9   Iran Iran sentences American to death Jan.10   Iran Car explosion 'kills nuclear scientist' Map of Tehran Iran
  Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan, a university lecturer and nuclear scientist, has been killed in a car explosion in north Tehran
 Academic also worked at the Natanz uranium enrichment facility, and the driver of the car were killed in the attack
Jan.11   Syria   French journalist killed in Syria   TV reporter Gilles Jacquier was among eight killed in the city of Homs, the first Western journalist to die in the country's current unrest Jan.14  Basra  Suicide bomber kills more than 50 in Iraq Jan.15  Pakistan  Explosion kills many Shiites in Pakistan Jan.17   Italy   Cruise captain under house arrest   Italian judges have put under house arrest Francesco Schettino, the captain of a cruise ship that crashed into rocks on Friday Jan.18  Pakistan  Gilani holds firm in contempt row Jan.21   Northern Nigeria Official: Bombings kill 156 in Nigerian city Map of Kano Nigeria
  Nigeria imposed a 24-hour curfew in the northern city of Kano after assailants killed scores of people and wounded others.    A hail of gunfire and coordinated ...
Jan.25   Somalia Navy SEALs rescue aid workers Jan.26  Southern France  PIP breast implant boss charged Jan.29   Canada Family convicted in 'honor murders'

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Feb.1   Egypt Dozens killed in Egypt stadium clashes
Map of Port Said Egypt
  At least 74 people have been killed in clashes between rival fans following a football match in the city of Port Said. Scores were injured
 Fans armed with knives invaded the pitch after a match between clubs al-Masry and al-Ahly. It is the biggest disaster in the country's soccer history. Officials fear the death toll could rise further
Feb.2  Egypt  Riots in Egypt lead to sackings Feb.3   London FBI and UK police call 'hacked'  Cairo  Cairo clashes over football anger Feb.10   Aleppo Blasts rock Syria's second city Feb.11   Syria Syrian military hospital chief killed Feb.14  Jerusalem  Thai bombs raise fears, questions in Israel Feb.15   Honduras Nearly 300 killed in Honduras prison fire Map of Comayagua Honduras
  At least 272 inmates were dead and the fate of 105 others was unknown as families clamored to learn whether their loved ones perished.    Many victims were burned or suffocated to death in the...
Feb.16   Thailand   Bangkok Iran plot 'targeted Israelis'   A group of Iranians detained after explosions in Thailand's capital Bangkok were intending to target two Israeli diplomats, Thai police say Feb.21   France Strauss-Kahn held over 'sex ring' Feb.22  Baghdad  Baghdad bombings and shootings kill 25 Feb.25  Kabul  Nato in Afghan ministries pullout after attack Feb.26   Florida Shooting of Trayvon Martin   Trayvon Martin was a 17-year-old African American male who was unarmed. George Zimmerman is a 28-year-old biracial Hispanic   Afghanistan Attack near NATO base kills nine

March 2012 ... more > Top ^
Mar.8   Northern Nigeria   Briton, Italian killed amid rescue   The suspected killers of Italian and British hostages who had been held in Nigeria have been arrested, an adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan... Mar.10   Syria Assad issues 'terrorism' vow to Annan
Mar.12  Afghanistan  Taliban vow revenge for shootings Mar.17   Mauritania Gaddafi's intelligence chief held Mar.18  Aleppo  'Deadly car bomb' in Syrian city Mar.19   Southern France 4 killed in shooting at French Jewish school Map of Toulouse France
  A teacher and three children were gunned down at Ozar Hatorah. It's the third time in the 10 days that a gunman on a motorcycle has fired on minorities
 French police are linking the shootings of four people at a Jewish school in Toulouse to the killings of three soldiers of North African descent in two separate incidents
Mar.20  Florida  Lawyer seeks arrest of Florida gunman Mar.22   Southern France Suspect in French terror attacks dead Mar.23  Egypt  Clashes over Egypt football ban Mar.26   South Korea Leaders warn over nuclear threat   World leaders have called for closer co-operation to tackle the threat of nuclear terrorism at a summit on nuclear security in Seoul Mar.30  Southern France  19 arrested in French police raids

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Apr.2   San Francisco Bay Area Seven die in college shooting   Armed officers swarmed Oikos University in the city of Oakland after the mid-morning attack. Bodies covered with tarpaulin were laid outside Apr.4  Athens  Greek clashes over man's suicide Apr.5  Manhattan  Arms dealer Viktor Bout sentenced Apr.11   Florida Trayvon Martin killer on murder charge
Apr.14   NW Pakistan   Pakistan attack frees prisoners   Almost 400 prisoners have escaped from a Pakistani jail after it came under attack from heavily-armed militants Apr.16  Norway  Breivik claims self-defense Apr.19   Norway Breivik wanted to slay government, PM Apr.20  Norway  Breivik: I learned from al Qaeda Apr.25  Pakistan  Pakistani PM guilty of contempt  Syria  Massive explosion in Hama 'kills 70' Apr.26   Netherlands   Charles Taylor aided S Leone war crimes
  International judges have found former Liberian leader Charles Taylor guilty of aiding and abetting war crimes during the Sierra Leone civil war.    Taylor, 64, was accused of backing rebels who killed tens o...
Apr.29  Northern Nigeria  Deadly attack at Nigerian college

May 2012 ... more > Top ^
May.5   Guantanamo Key 9/11 suspects appear in court
May.10  Syria  Dozens killed in Damascus blasts May.13   North Mexico   Mexican police find 49 mutilated bodies Map of Nuevo Leon Mexico
  Mexican authorities found at least 49 bodies in the state of Nuevo Leon. A message left on a wall nearby appeared to refer to the Zetas drug cartel.    The remains were left along the road in Nuevo Leon state, between the cities of Monterrey a...
 Kabul  Top Afghan peace negotiator shot dead May.15   London Murdoch editor charged over hacking May.16   Hague Long-awaited Mladic war crimes trial begins May.20   Libya     Lockerbie bomber dies more than 2 years after release   Abdelbeset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi, the only person convicted in connection with the Lockerbie bombing that killed 270 people, died May.21   Yemen   Suicide blast kills more than 100 Yemeni troops
  A suicide bomber dressed in a military uniform infiltrated one of the most heavily secured locations in Yemen on Monday, setting off a blast
 More than an hour after the attack, there were still bodies at the blood-spattered scene, and some ambulances responding to the blast took six or seven victims each
May.23   Peshawar   Pakistani doctor in bin Laden raid gets 33 years in prison  Shakeel Afridi accused of helping the CIA track down Osama bin Laden was sentenced Wednesday to 33 years in prison for treason May.24   Manhattan Suspect held in Etan Patz death May.30   Montreal   Canada manhunt after limbs posted
  Canadian police are searching for a man wanted in connection with two packages of human limbs in Ottawa and a headless torso in Montreal
 Luka Rocco Magnotta, 29, has been named as a suspect by the Montreal police, who have taken over the case
May.31   North Carolina Mistrial declared in Edwards case


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Jun.2   Cairo   Mubarak jailed for protest deaths
  An Egyptian court has sentenced ex-President Hosni Mubarak to life in prison for complicity in the killing of protesters during last year's uprising
 The 84-year-old is the first ex-leader to be tried in person since the start of the Arab Spring in early 2011
Jun.4   Berlin   Canadian 'killer' held in Berlin   Police in Berlin have arrested Luka Rocco Magnotta, 29, the Canadian porn actor wanted for the murder and dismemberment of his lover  Beijing  China arrests Tiananmen activists Jun.5   Tribal Areas US drone kills al-Qaeda chief Jun.6   Syria New 'massacre' in central Syria Jun.8  Syria  Massacre traces in Syrian village Jun.13   Baghdad 'Despicable' bombings kill dozens in Iraq Jun.21   Kabul Taliban attack hotel near Kabul Jun.22   Pennsylvania Jerry Sandusky guilty of child sex abuse   Former college football coach has been found guilty of 45 out of 48 counts. Sandusky, 68, denied 48 counts of abusing 10 boys over 15 years

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Jul.5  Argentina  Dictators found guilty of stealing babies Jul.10  Congo  Warlord gets 14 years for using child soldiers Jul.13  Northern Afghanistan  Wedding bomb 'kills top Afghan MP' Jul.18   Syria   Top Syrian officials killed
  Defense Minister Dawood Rajiha; Deputy Defense Minister, al-Assad's security adviser and assistant vice president, and Interior Minister were killed
  Bulgaria Blast on Israeli bus in Bulgaria   An explosion has struck a bus carrying Israeli tourists in the city of Burgas, on the Black Sea. Reports say at least three people have been... Jul.20   Colorado   US gunman kills 12 at Batman film Map of Aurora Colorado
  At least 12 people have been killed and dozens wounded in a shooting at a midnight cinema showing of the new Batman film near Denver, Colorado.    A man wearing a gas mask opened fire after ...
Jul.21  Colorado  'Major threat ends' at US suspect's home Jul.22  Colorado  Obama heads to cinema attack city Jul.23   Pennsylvania Penn State fined $60m over abuse  Colorado  First view of Aurora shooting suspect Jul.24   Iraq Iraq suffers deadliest day of 2012 as 103 are killed Jul.26  China  Wife of controversial Bo Xilai charged with murder

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Aug.4  Syria  Iran pilgrims abducted in Syria Aug.5   Wisconsin Seven dead at Wisconsin temple   At least seven people, including a gunman, have died in a shooting at a Sikh temple. The attacker ambushed a policeman at the scene Aug.8   Southern China Gu Kailai's murder trial begins
Aug.10  China  Gu Kailai admits to poisoning businessman Aug.17   South Africa S African mining clash killed 34 Map of Marikana South Africa
  Thirty-four people were killed after police opened fire on striking miners at a South African mine on Thursday, the police chief has said.    At least 78 people were injured in the confrontation. Police had been forced to shoot aft...
  Moscow Pussy Riot found guilty of hooliganism   3 members of female punk rock band were sentenced to 2 years in prison after they performed a song critical of President Putin in a church Aug.19   China   Bo Xilai's wife convicted of murder
  A court suspended the death sentence of Gu Kailai, the wife of a disgraced party leader, after finding her guilty of murder in the death of a British businessman
 The sentence is likely be commuted to life imprisonment, if she doesn't commit any crimes during the two-year reprieve
Aug.20  China  Disgraced China politician's wife jailed Aug.24   Norway   Breivik given 21-year prison term
Map of Oslo Norway
  Anders Behring Breivik, the man who killed 77 people in a bomb attack and gun rampage a year ago, was judged to be sane by a Norwegian court.    Breivik was charged with voluntary homicide and committing...
 Manhattan  Deadly shootout near Empire State Aug.29   USA     Bin Laden book 'differs on death'  No Easy Day, by a former Seal says Bin Laden was shot dead as soon as he looked out of his bedroom as Seals rushed up the stairs

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Sep.1   Pakistan Pakistan blasphemy case imam held
Sep.2   Johannesburg Murder charges against miners dropped Sep.5   Mauritania Ex-Gadhafi spy chief extradited to Libya   Southern France French gun victims 'UK tourists' Map of Lake Annecy France
  Three of the four victims of a shooting in a quiet area near Lake Annecy in the French Alps appear to have been British tourists
Sep.9  Baghdad  Fugitive Iraq VP sentenced to death  Southern France  'Slaughter at Chevaline' probe expands  Afghanistan  US to hand Bagram back to Afghans Sep.10   Yemen Yemen says al-Qaeda chief killed Sep.11  Washington  Obama marks 11th 9/11 anniversary Sep.12   Eastern Libya Attack kills U.S. ambassador to Libya Map of Benghazi Libya
  Obama strongly condemned Wednesday the killing of J. Christopher Stevens, Washington's ambassador to Libya, in a mob attack at a U.S. Consulate
 The attack was fueled by anger over a film mocking Islam. An 'angry crowd' marched on the U.S. compound Tuesday, furious about an American-produced online film considered offensive to Muslims. 3 other Americans were killed by rockets fired at the U.S. Consulate
 Washington  Obama vows justice after Libya killing Sep.13  Libya  Libya arrests over US embassy attack Sep.15  Los Angeles  Officials quiz filmmaker linked to video Sep.18  Venezuela  Top Colombian drug baron captured Sep.22   Pakistan Bounty on anti-Islam filmmaker Sep.23   China Foxconn shuts plant after brawl  Southern China  Bo scandal policeman Wang jailed Sep.28  Vatican  Pope ex-butler on trial for theft

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Oct.1  Afghanistan  Suicide bombing rocks Afghan city Oct.2  Arizona  US agent shot dead near Mexico border   Northern Nigeria Nigeria probes student killings
Oct.3  Aleppo  Dozens killed in blasts at Aleppo public square Oct.5   England Terror suspects extradited to US Oct.6   Vatican Pope's ex-butler gets 18 months in prison
  Paolo Gabriele, was convicted Saturday of aggravated theft for leaking confidential papal documents and sentenced to 18 months in prison
 Gabriele has been found guilty of stealing confidential papers. Prosecutors had called for a 3-year sentence but it was reduced because of 'mitigating circumstances'
Oct.8   North Mexico Los Zetas drug lord 'may be dead'
Oct.9   NW Pakistan     Girl who spoke out against Taliban shot in Pakistan
Map of Swat Valley Pakistan
  14-year-old Malala Yousufzai was awarded Pakistan's first National Peace Prize for her online diary reporting on the Taliban's ban on education
 Gunmen sought her out and opened fire on her school van, leaving her seriously wounded along with two other classmates
Oct.11  Rawalpindi  Teen critical after Taliban attack  Yemen  Worker at U.S. Embassy in Yemen killed Oct.15   Hague Karadzic denies Bosnia war crimes Oct.19   Beirut   Beirut blast kills top official
  Wissam al-Hassan, Lebanon's head of internal intelligence, has been killed in a massive car bomb attack in central Beirut.    A huge car bomb has killed at least eight people and inj...
Oct.20  Libya  Gaddafi aide 'captured in Libya' Oct.22   Italy Italy's quake scientists jailed
Map of L%27Aquila Italy
  6 Italian scientists and an ex-government official have been sentenced to six years in prison over the 2009 deadly earthquake in L'Aquila
Oct.23  London  BBC chief testifies in TV presenter abuse scandal Oct.26   Milan   Berlusconi handed 4-year prison term for tax fraud
  Flamboyant former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was sentenced Friday to four years in prison for tax evasion, but is very likely to appeal.    The trial, which also involved executives from Berlusconi's Mediaset TV group and the head of a Swiss ban...
  Myanmar Burma images 'show mass burnings'


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Nov.5   Syria Suicide bombing in central Syria
Nov.14   Gaza   Hamas military leader killed by Israeli strike Map of Gaza City Israel
  Ahmed Jabr, the head of Hamas' military wing, was killed Wednesday in Gaza by an Israeli "surgical" strike, the Israeli military announced
 U.N. Security Council held an emergency meeting. Hamas' military wing warned that Israelis had opened 'the gates of hell on themselves' with the move
Nov.16  U.S. Congress  Petraeus testifies on Benghazi attack Nov.20   Mumbai   Mumbai attack gunman Qasab executed   Mohammad Ajmal Amir Qasab, the sole surviving gunman from the 2008 Mumbai attacks, has been hanged in an Indian prison Nov.21   Tel Aviv Bomb blast on bus in Tel Aviv   The blast injured 22 people, shook up the Israeli public and drew immediate condemnation from world leaders Nov.28  Syria  Deadly blasts shake Damascus suburb

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Dec.5   Guatemala   John McAfee arrested in Guatemala   John McAfee, the founder of anti-virus software maker McAfee, has been arrested in Guatemala, accused of entering the country illegally Dec.14   Connecticut School shooting: Children among 27 killed
Map of Newtown Connecticut Connecticut
  A gunman has killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The gunman, 20-year-old son of a teacher, also died
 Adam Ryan Lanza thought to have killed mother before the attack. 18 children were pronounced dead at the school, and two died after being taken to hospital
 Washington  Obama plea after school shooting Dec.15  Connecticut  School gunman 'forced his way in' Dec.17  U.S. Senate  School killings spark gun debate Dec.24   Upstate New York Two US firefighters shot dead while responding to blaze  Upstate New York  US firefighters shot dead in 'ambush' Dec.28   Singapore Woman gang-raped in India dies
  A 23-year-old Indian woman, whose gang-rape aboard a bus in New Delhi spawned days of mass protests across India, has died
 The woman had been in 'extremely critical condition' since being admitted Thursday to the Singapore hospital



Car explosion 'kills nuclear scientist' Map of Tehran Iran




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2012
Jan.10   Iran
  Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan, a university lecturer and nuclear scientist, has been killed in a car explosion in north Tehran
 Academic also worked at the Natanz uranium enrichment facility, and the driver of the car were killed in the attack
Mar.26   South Korea Leaders warn over nuclear threat   World leaders have called for closer co-operation to tackle the threat of nuclear terrorism at a summit on nuclear security in Seoul



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2012 Feb.15   Honduras Nearly 300 killed in Honduras prison fire
Map of Comayagua Honduras
  At least 272 inmates were dead and the fate of 105 others was unknown as families clamored to learn whether their loved ones perished.    Many victims were burned or suffocated to death in the...
Jul.23   Pennsylvania Penn State fined $60m over abuse Dec.24   Upstate New York Two US firefighters shot dead while responding to blaze



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2012 Feb.11   Syria Syrian military hospital chief killed
Oct.8   North Mexico Los Zetas drug lord 'may be dead' Nov.5   Syria Suicide bombing in central Syria



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2012 Apr.5  Manhattan  Arms dealer Viktor Bout sentenced Oct.22   Italy Italy's quake scientists jailed
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  6 Italian scientists and an ex-government official have been sentenced to six years in prison over the 2009 deadly earthquake in L'Aquila




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2012 Oct.2  Arizona  US agent shot dead near Mexico border



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2012 Feb.1   Egypt Dozens killed in Egypt stadium clashes
Map of Port Said Egypt
  At least 74 people have been killed in clashes between rival fans following a football match in the city of Port Said. Scores were injured
 Fans armed with knives invaded the pitch after a match between clubs al-Masry and al-Ahly. It is the biggest disaster in the country's soccer history. Officials fear the death toll could rise further
Mar.23  Egypt  Clashes over Egypt football ban Apr.26   Netherlands   Charles Taylor aided S Leone war crimes
  International judges have found former Liberian leader Charles Taylor guilty of aiding and abetting war crimes during the Sierra Leone civil war.    Taylor, 64, was accused of backing rebels who killed tens o...
May.16   Hague Long-awaited Mladic war crimes trial begins
Jun.6   Syria New 'massacre' in central Syria Jun.8  Syria  Massacre traces in Syrian village Jul.10  Congo  Warlord gets 14 years for using child soldiers Oct.15   Hague Karadzic denies Bosnia war crimes



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2012 Jan.26  Southern France  PIP breast implant boss charged



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2012 Jan.17   Italy   Cruise captain under house arrest   Italian judges have put under house arrest Francesco Schettino, the captain of a cruise ship that crashed into rocks on Friday Jan.25   Somalia Navy SEALs rescue aid workers
Sep.1   Pakistan Pakistan blasphemy case imam held



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2012 Jan.5   Southern Iraq 60 slain in Iraq bombings
Jan.6   Syria   Suicide bomber kills 25 in Syria   The incident took place in the al-Midan quarter of Damascus. Casualties included mostly civilians and some law enforcement personnel Jan.10   Iran Car explosion 'kills nuclear scientist' Map of Tehran Iran
  Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan, a university lecturer and nuclear scientist, has been killed in a car explosion in north Tehran
 Academic also worked at the Natanz uranium enrichment facility, and the driver of the car were killed in the attack
Jan.14  Basra  Suicide bomber kills more than 50 in Iraq Jan.15  Pakistan  Explosion kills many Shiites in Pakistan Feb.10   Aleppo Blasts rock Syria's second city Feb.14  Jerusalem  Thai bombs raise fears, questions in Israel Feb.22  Baghdad  Baghdad bombings and shootings kill 25 Feb.26   Afghanistan Attack near NATO base kills nine Mar.18  Aleppo  'Deadly car bomb' in Syrian city Mar.19   Southern France 4 killed in shooting at French Jewish school Map of Toulouse France
  A teacher and three children were gunned down at Ozar Hatorah. It's the third time in the 10 days that a gunman on a motorcycle has fired on minorities
 French police are linking the shootings of four people at a Jewish school in Toulouse to the killings of three soldiers of North African descent in two separate incidents
Apr.25  Syria  Massive explosion in Hama 'kills 70' Apr.29  Northern Nigeria  Deadly attack at Nigerian college May.10  Syria  Dozens killed in Damascus blasts May.21   Yemen   Suicide blast kills more than 100 Yemeni troops
  A suicide bomber dressed in a military uniform infiltrated one of the most heavily secured locations in Yemen on Monday, setting off a blast
 More than an hour after the attack, there were still bodies at the blood-spattered scene, and some ambulances responding to the blast took six or seven victims each
Jun.13   Baghdad 'Despicable' bombings kill dozens in Iraq
Jul.13  Northern Afghanistan  Wedding bomb 'kills top Afghan MP' Jul.18   Bulgaria Blast on Israeli bus in Bulgaria   An explosion has struck a bus carrying Israeli tourists in the city of Burgas, on the Black Sea. Reports say at least three people have been... Sep.1   Pakistan Pakistan blasphemy case imam held Oct.1  Afghanistan  Suicide bombing rocks Afghan city Oct.3  Aleppo  Dozens killed in blasts at Aleppo public square Oct.19   Beirut   Beirut blast kills top official
  Wissam al-Hassan, Lebanon's head of internal intelligence, has been killed in a massive car bomb attack in central Beirut.    A huge car bomb has killed at least eight people and inj...
Nov.5   Syria Suicide bombing in central Syria
Nov.21   Tel Aviv Bomb blast on bus in Tel Aviv   The blast injured 22 people, shook up the Israeli public and drew immediate condemnation from world leaders Nov.28  Syria  Deadly blasts shake Damascus suburb



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2012 Jan.9   Iran Iran sentences American to death
Jan.18  Pakistan  Gilani holds firm in contempt row Jan.26  Southern France  PIP breast implant boss charged Jan.29   Canada Family convicted in 'honor murders' Apr.5  Manhattan  Arms dealer Viktor Bout sentenced Apr.11   Florida Trayvon Martin killer on murder charge Apr.16  Norway  Breivik claims self-defense Apr.19   Norway Breivik wanted to slay government, PM Apr.25  Pakistan  Pakistani PM guilty of contempt Apr.26   Netherlands   Charles Taylor aided S Leone war crimes
  International judges have found former Liberian leader Charles Taylor guilty of aiding and abetting war crimes during the Sierra Leone civil war.    Taylor, 64, was accused of backing rebels who killed tens o...
May.5   Guantanamo Key 9/11 suspects appear in court
May.15   London Murdoch editor charged over hacking May.16   Hague Long-awaited Mladic war crimes trial begins May.23   Peshawar   Pakistani doctor in bin Laden raid gets 33 years in prison  Shakeel Afridi accused of helping the CIA track down Osama bin Laden was sentenced Wednesday to 33 years in prison for treason May.31   North Carolina Mistrial declared in Edwards case Jun.2   Cairo   Mubarak jailed for protest deaths
  An Egyptian court has sentenced ex-President Hosni Mubarak to life in prison for complicity in the killing of protesters during last year's uprising
 The 84-year-old is the first ex-leader to be tried in person since the start of the Arab Spring in early 2011
Jun.22   Pennsylvania Jerry Sandusky guilty of child sex abuse   Former college football coach has been found guilty of 45 out of 48 counts. Sandusky, 68, denied 48 counts of abusing 10 boys over 15 years Jul.5  Argentina  Dictators found guilty of stealing babies Jul.10  Congo  Warlord gets 14 years for using child soldiers Jul.23  Colorado  First view of Aurora shooting suspect Jul.26  China  Wife of controversial Bo Xilai charged with murder Aug.8   Southern China Gu Kailai's murder trial begins
Aug.10  China  Gu Kailai admits to poisoning businessman Aug.17   South Africa S African mining clash killed 34 Map of Marikana South Africa
  Thirty-four people were killed after police opened fire on striking miners at a South African mine on Thursday, the police chief has said.    At least 78 people were injured in the confrontation. Police had been forced to shoot aft...
Aug.17   Moscow Pussy Riot found guilty of hooliganism   3 members of female punk rock band were sentenced to 2 years in prison after they performed a song critical of President Putin in a church Aug.19   China Bo Xilai's wife convicted of murder
  A court suspended the death sentence of Gu Kailai, the wife of a disgraced party leader, after finding her guilty of murder in the death of a British businessman
 The sentence is likely be commuted to life imprisonment, if she doesn't commit any crimes during the two-year reprieve
Aug.20  China  Disgraced China politician's wife jailed Aug.24   Norway   Breivik given 21-year prison term
Map of Oslo Norway
  Anders Behring Breivik, the man who killed 77 people in a bomb attack and gun rampage a year ago, was judged to be sane by a Norwegian court.    Breivik was charged with voluntary homicide and committing...
Sep.2   Johannesburg Murder charges against miners dropped Sep.5   Mauritania Ex-Gadhafi spy chief extradited to Libya Sep.9  Baghdad  Fugitive Iraq VP sentenced to death Sep.23  Southern China  Bo scandal policeman Wang jailed Sep.28  Vatican  Pope ex-butler on trial for theft Oct.5   England Terror suspects extradited to US Oct.6   Vatican Pope's ex-butler gets 18 months in prison
  Paolo Gabriele, was convicted Saturday of aggravated theft for leaking confidential papal documents and sentenced to 18 months in prison
 Gabriele has been found guilty of stealing confidential papers. Prosecutors had called for a 3-year sentence but it was reduced because of 'mitigating circumstances'
Oct.15   Hague Karadzic denies Bosnia war crimes
Oct.22   Italy Italy's quake scientists jailed Map of L%27Aquila Italy
  6 Italian scientists and an ex-government official have been sentenced to six years in prison over the 2009 deadly earthquake in L'Aquila
Oct.26   Milan   Berlusconi handed 4-year prison term for tax fraud
  Flamboyant former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was sentenced Friday to four years in prison for tax evasion, but is very likely to appeal.    The trial, which also involved executives from Berlusconi's Mediaset TV group and the head of a Swiss ban...
Nov.14   Gaza   Hamas military leader killed by Israeli strike
Map of Gaza City Israel
  Ahmed Jabr, the head of Hamas' military wing, was killed Wednesday in Gaza by an Israeli "surgical" strike, the Israeli military announced
 U.N. Security Council held an emergency meeting. Hamas' military wing warned that Israelis had opened 'the gates of hell on themselves' with the move
Nov.20   Mumbai   Mumbai attack gunman Qasab executed   Mohammad Ajmal Amir Qasab, the sole surviving gunman from the 2008 Mumbai attacks, has been hanged in an Indian prison



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2012 Jan.11   Syria   French journalist killed in Syria   TV reporter Gilles Jacquier was among eight killed in the city of Homs, the first Western journalist to die in the country's current unrest Jan.11   Syria   French journalist killed in Syria   TV reporter Gilles Jacquier was among eight killed in the city of Homs, the first Western journalist to die in the country's current unrest Apr.2   San Francisco Bay Area Seven die in college shooting   Armed officers swarmed Oikos University in the city of Oakland after the mid-morning attack. Bodies covered with tarpaulin were laid outside May.13   North Mexico Mexican police find 49 mutilated bodies
Map of Nuevo Leon Mexico
  Mexican authorities found at least 49 bodies in the state of Nuevo Leon. A message left on a wall nearby appeared to refer to the Zetas drug cartel.    The remains were left along the road in Nuevo Leon state, between the cities of Monterrey a...
May.15   London Murdoch editor charged over hacking Jun.6   Syria New 'massacre' in central Syria Jun.8  Syria  Massacre traces in Syrian village Aug.5   Wisconsin Seven dead at Wisconsin temple   At least seven people, including a gunman, have died in a shooting at a Sikh temple. The attacker ambushed a policeman at the scene Aug.24  Manhattan  Deadly shootout near Empire State Sep.5   Southern France French gun victims 'UK tourists' Map of Lake Annecy France
  Three of the four victims of a shooting in a quiet area near Lake Annecy in the French Alps appear to have been British tourists
Sep.12   Eastern Libya Attack kills U.S. ambassador to Libya Map of Benghazi Libya
  Obama strongly condemned Wednesday the killing of J. Christopher Stevens, Washington's ambassador to Libya, in a mob attack at a U.S. Consulate
 The attack was fueled by anger over a film mocking Islam. An 'angry crowd' marched on the U.S. compound Tuesday, furious about an American-produced online film considered offensive to Muslims. 3 other Americans were killed by rockets fired at the U.S. Consulate
Oct.2   Northern Nigeria Nigeria probes student killings Oct.23  London  BBC chief testifies in TV presenter abuse scandal Dec.14   Connecticut School shooting: Children among 27 killed Map of Newtown Connecticut Connecticut
  A gunman has killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The gunman, 20-year-old son of a teacher, also died
 Adam Ryan Lanza thought to have killed mother before the attack. 18 children were pronounced dead at the school, and two died after being taken to hospital
Dec.14  Washington  Obama plea after school shooting Dec.24   Upstate New York Two US firefighters shot dead while responding to blaze Dec.24  Upstate New York  US firefighters shot dead in 'ambush'



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2012 Jan.25   Somalia Navy SEALs rescue aid workers
Mar.8   Northern Nigeria   Briton, Italian killed amid rescue   The suspected killers of Italian and British hostages who had been held in Nigeria have been arrested, an adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan... Aug.4  Syria  Iran pilgrims abducted in Syria



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2012 Feb.3   London FBI and UK police call 'hacked'
Sep.11  Washington  Obama marks 11th 9/11 anniversary Sep.23   China Foxconn shuts plant after brawl Dec.5   Guatemala   John McAfee arrested in Guatemala   John McAfee, the founder of anti-virus software maker McAfee, has been arrested in Guatemala, accused of entering the country illegally



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2012 Feb.1   Egypt Dozens killed in Egypt stadium clashes
Map of Port Said Egypt
  At least 74 people have been killed in clashes between rival fans following a football match in the city of Port Said. Scores were injured
 Fans armed with knives invaded the pitch after a match between clubs al-Masry and al-Ahly. It is the biggest disaster in the country's soccer history. Officials fear the death toll could rise further
Feb.2  Egypt  Riots in Egypt lead to sackings Feb.3  Cairo  Cairo clashes over football anger Mar.23  Egypt  Clashes over Egypt football ban Apr.4  Athens  Greek clashes over man's suicide Sep.23   China Foxconn shuts plant after brawl



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2012 Feb.16   Thailand   Bangkok Iran plot 'targeted Israelis'   A group of Iranians detained after explosions in Thailand's capital Bangkok were intending to target two Israeli diplomats, Thai police say May.30   Montreal Canada manhunt after limbs posted
  Canadian police are searching for a man wanted in connection with two packages of human limbs in Ottawa and a headless torso in Montreal
 Luka Rocco Magnotta, 29, has been named as a suspect by the Montreal police, who have taken over the case
Jun.5   Tribal Areas US drone kills al-Qaeda chief
Jul.21  Colorado  'Major threat ends' at US suspect's home Sep.9  Southern France  'Slaughter at Chevaline' probe expands Sep.15  Los Angeles  Officials quiz filmmaker linked to video Dec.15  Connecticut  School gunman 'forced his way in'



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2012 Sep.22   Pakistan Bounty on anti-Islam filmmaker
Oct.9   NW Pakistan   Girl who spoke out against Taliban shot in Pakistan Map of Swat Valley Pakistan
  14-year-old Malala Yousufzai was awarded Pakistan's first National Peace Prize for her online diary reporting on the Taliban's ban on education
 Gunmen sought her out and opened fire on her school van, leaving her seriously wounded along with two other classmates
Oct.11  Rawalpindi  Teen critical after Taliban attack Oct.26   Myanmar Burma images 'show mass burnings'



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2012 Mar.10   Syria Assad issues 'terrorism' vow to Annan
Jul.22  Colorado  Obama heads to cinema attack city



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2012 Jan.17   Italy   Cruise captain under house arrest   Italian judges have put under house arrest Francesco Schettino, the captain of a cruise ship that crashed into rocks on Friday Mar.17   Mauritania Gaddafi's intelligence chief held
Mar.30  Southern France  19 arrested in French police raids May.23   Peshawar   Pakistani doctor in bin Laden raid gets 33 years in prison  Shakeel Afridi accused of helping the CIA track down Osama bin Laden was sentenced Wednesday to 33 years in prison for treason May.24   Manhattan Suspect held in Etan Patz death Jun.4   Berlin Canadian 'killer' held in Berlin   Police in Berlin have arrested Luka Rocco Magnotta, 29, the Canadian porn actor wanted for the murder and dismemberment of his lover Jun.4  Beijing  China arrests Tiananmen activists Jun.4  Beijing  China arrests Tiananmen activists Aug.17   Moscow Pussy Riot found guilty of hooliganism   3 members of female punk rock band were sentenced to 2 years in prison after they performed a song critical of President Putin in a church Sep.13  Libya  Libya arrests over US embassy attack Sep.18  Venezuela  Top Colombian drug baron captured Oct.20  Libya  Gaddafi aide 'captured in Libya' Dec.5   Guatemala   John McAfee arrested in Guatemala   John McAfee, the founder of anti-virus software maker McAfee, has been arrested in Guatemala, accused of entering the country illegally



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2012 Jan.17   Italy   Cruise captain under house arrest   Italian judges have put under house arrest Francesco Schettino, the captain of a cruise ship that crashed into rocks on Friday Jun.22   Pennsylvania Jerry Sandusky guilty of child sex abuse   Former college football coach has been found guilty of 45 out of 48 counts. Sandusky, 68, denied 48 counts of abusing 10 boys over 15 years Sep.12   Eastern Libya Attack kills U.S. ambassador to Libya
Map of Benghazi Libya
  Obama strongly condemned Wednesday the killing of J. Christopher Stevens, Washington's ambassador to Libya, in a mob attack at a U.S. Consulate
 The attack was fueled by anger over a film mocking Islam. An 'angry crowd' marched on the U.S. compound Tuesday, furious about an American-produced online film considered offensive to Muslims. 3 other Americans were killed by rockets fired at the U.S. Consulate
Oct.11  Yemen  Worker at U.S. Embassy in Yemen killed



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2012 Sep.9  Afghanistan  US to hand Bagram back to Afghans



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2012 Feb.11   Syria Syrian military hospital chief killed
May.13  Kabul  Top Afghan peace negotiator shot dead Jul.18   Syria   Top Syrian officials killed
  Defense Minister Dawood Rajiha; Deputy Defense Minister, al-Assad's security adviser and assistant vice president, and Interior Minister were killed




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2012 Jan.2  Washington State  Mount Rainier gunman found dead Jan.6   Northern Nigeria   Nigeria hit by string of attacks
Map of Adamawa Nigeria
  Nigeria has been hit by a fresh wave of violence apparently targeting the country's Christian communities. At least 17 people were killed in Mubi.    There were reports of a deadly attack in Adamawa's capital, Yola. The Islamist Boko Haram group...
Jan.18  Pakistan  Gilani holds firm in contempt row Feb.2  Egypt  Riots in Egypt lead to sackings Feb.21   France Strauss-Kahn held over 'sex ring' Feb.26   Florida Shooting of Trayvon Martin   Trayvon Martin was a 17-year-old African American male who was unarmed. George Zimmerman is a 28-year-old biracial Hispanic Mar.17   Mauritania Gaddafi's intelligence chief held Mar.20  Florida  Lawyer seeks arrest of Florida gunman Apr.19   Norway Breivik wanted to slay government, PM Apr.25  Pakistan  Pakistani PM guilty of contempt May.31   North Carolina Mistrial declared in Edwards case Jul.5  Argentina  Dictators found guilty of stealing babies Jul.18   Syria   Top Syrian officials killed
  Defense Minister Dawood Rajiha; Deputy Defense Minister, al-Assad's security adviser and assistant vice president, and Interior Minister were killed
Jul.20   Colorado US gunman kills 12 at Batman film
Map of Aurora Colorado
  At least 12 people have been killed and dozens wounded in a shooting at a midnight cinema showing of the new Batman film near Denver, Colorado.    A man wearing a gas mask opened fire after ...
Jul.22  Colorado  Obama heads to cinema attack city Jul.26  China  Wife of controversial Bo Xilai charged with murder Aug.17   South Africa S African mining clash killed 34 Map of Marikana South Africa
  Thirty-four people were killed after police opened fire on striking miners at a South African mine on Thursday, the police chief has said.    At least 78 people were injured in the confrontation. Police had been forced to shoot aft...
Sep.9  Baghdad  Fugitive Iraq VP sentenced to death Sep.23  Southern China  Bo scandal policeman Wang jailed Oct.2  Arizona  US agent shot dead near Mexico border Oct.26   Milan   Berlusconi handed 4-year prison term for tax fraud
  Flamboyant former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was sentenced Friday to four years in prison for tax evasion, but is very likely to appeal.    The trial, which also involved executives from Berlusconi's Mediaset TV group and the head of a Swiss ban...
Dec.17  U.S. Senate  School killings spark gun debate



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2012 Feb.3  Cairo  Cairo clashes over football anger Feb.25  Kabul  Nato in Afghan ministries pullout after attack Apr.4  Athens  Greek clashes over man's suicide Apr.14   NW Pakistan   Pakistan attack frees prisoners   Almost 400 prisoners have escaped from a Pakistani jail after it came under attack from heavily-armed militants May.21   Yemen   Suicide blast kills more than 100 Yemeni troops
  A suicide bomber dressed in a military uniform infiltrated one of the most heavily secured locations in Yemen on Monday, setting off a blast
 More than an hour after the attack, there were still bodies at the blood-spattered scene, and some ambulances responding to the blast took six or seven victims each
Jun.2   Cairo   Mubarak jailed for protest deaths
  An Egyptian court has sentenced ex-President Hosni Mubarak to life in prison for complicity in the killing of protesters during last year's uprising
 The 84-year-old is the first ex-leader to be tried in person since the start of the Arab Spring in early 2011
Jul.18   Syria   Top Syrian officials killed
  Defense Minister Dawood Rajiha; Deputy Defense Minister, al-Assad's security adviser and assistant vice president, and Interior Minister were killed
Sep.10   Yemen Yemen says al-Qaeda chief killed




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2012 Feb.26   Florida Shooting of Trayvon Martin   Trayvon Martin was a 17-year-old African American male who was unarmed. George Zimmerman is a 28-year-old biracial Hispanic



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2012 Feb.15   Honduras Nearly 300 killed in Honduras prison fire
Map of Comayagua Honduras
  At least 272 inmates were dead and the fate of 105 others was unknown as families clamored to learn whether their loved ones perished.    Many victims were burned or suffocated to death in the...
Apr.14   NW Pakistan   Pakistan attack frees prisoners   Almost 400 prisoners have escaped from a Pakistani jail after it came under attack from heavily-armed militants Sep.9  Afghanistan  US to hand Bagram back to Afghans



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2012 Jan.7  Syria  Syria tense as bomb victims mourned Jan.21   Northern Nigeria Official: Bombings kill 156 in Nigerian city
Map of Kano Nigeria
  Nigeria imposed a 24-hour curfew in the northern city of Kano after assailants killed scores of people and wounded others.    A hail of gunfire and coordinated ...
Feb.25  Kabul  Nato in Afghan ministries pullout after attack Mar.10   Syria Assad issues 'terrorism' vow to Annan Mar.12  Afghanistan  Taliban vow revenge for shootings Mar.19   Southern France 4 killed in shooting at French Jewish school Map of Toulouse France
  A teacher and three children were gunned down at Ozar Hatorah. It's the third time in the 10 days that a gunman on a motorcycle has fired on minorities
 French police are linking the shootings of four people at a Jewish school in Toulouse to the killings of three soldiers of North African descent in two separate incidents
Mar.22   Southern France Suspect in French terror attacks dead Mar.26   South Korea Leaders warn over nuclear threat   World leaders have called for closer co-operation to tackle the threat of nuclear terrorism at a summit on nuclear security in Seoul Apr.20  Norway  Breivik: I learned from al Qaeda May.20   Libya   Lockerbie bomber dies more than 2 years after release   Abdelbeset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi, the only person convicted in connection with the Lockerbie bombing that killed 270 people, died Jun.5   Tribal Areas US drone kills al-Qaeda chief Jun.21   Kabul Taliban attack hotel near Kabul Jul.24   Iraq Iraq suffers deadliest day of 2012 as 103 are killed Aug.29   USA   Bin Laden book 'differs on death'  No Easy Day, by a former Seal says Bin Laden was shot dead as soon as he looked out of his bedroom as Seals rushed up the stairs Sep.10   Yemen Yemen says al-Qaeda chief killed Sep.11  Washington  Obama marks 11th 9/11 anniversary Sep.12  Washington  Obama vows justice after Libya killing Oct.11  Yemen  Worker at U.S. Embassy in Yemen killed Nov.14   Gaza   Hamas military leader killed by Israeli strike Map of Gaza City Israel
  Ahmed Jabr, the head of Hamas' military wing, was killed Wednesday in Gaza by an Israeli "surgical" strike, the Israeli military announced
 U.N. Security Council held an emergency meeting. Hamas' military wing warned that Israelis had opened 'the gates of hell on themselves' with the move
Nov.16  U.S. Congress  Petraeus testifies on Benghazi attack



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2012 Jan.7  Syria  Syria tense as bomb victims mourned Dec.28   Singapore Woman gang-raped in India dies
  A 23-year-old Indian woman, whose gang-rape aboard a bus in New Delhi spawned days of mass protests across India, has died
 The woman had been in 'extremely critical condition' since being admitted Thursday to the Singapore hospital




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2012 Jul.13  Northern Afghanistan  Wedding bomb 'kills top Afghan MP' Nov.16  U.S. Congress  Petraeus testifies on Benghazi attack Dec.17  U.S. Senate  School killings spark gun debate



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2012 Feb.21   France Strauss-Kahn held over 'sex ring'
Jul.23   Pennsylvania Penn State fined $60m over abuse Oct.23  London  BBC chief testifies in TV presenter abuse scandal Dec.28   Singapore Woman gang-raped in India dies
  A 23-year-old Indian woman, whose gang-rape aboard a bus in New Delhi spawned days of mass protests across India, has died
 The woman had been in 'extremely critical condition' since being admitted Thursday to the Singapore hospital