Las Vegas shooting victims file lawsuit against bump stock makers

By Tina Bellon NEW YORK, Oct 11 : A lawsuit seeking to represent the victims of the Las Vegas rampage, the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history, was filed against the makers of so-called bump stocks, which the shooter used to achieve a near-automatic rate of fire. The proposed class action lawsuit, filed in […]

New timeline in Vegas shooting raises questions on police response

By Tim Reid and Alex Dobuzinskis Undate, Oct 10 : Las Vegas police faced new questions on Tuesday about their response to this month’s mass shooting at an outdoor concert, a day after a county sheriff disclosed the gunman shot a security guard before, not after, opening fire on a concert crowd below his window […]

US gun lobby agrees to examine ‘bump stocks’ after Las Vegas massacre

By Alexandria Sage and Sharon Bernstein LAS VEGAS, Oct 6 : The U.S. gun lobby, which has seldom embraced new firearms-control measures, voiced a readiness on Thursday to restrict a rifle accessory that enabled a Las Vegas gunman to strafe a crowd with bursts of sustained fire as if from an automatic weapon. Police have […]

Lone gunman kills 59, injures hundreds, in Las Vegas concert attack

By Devika Krishna Kumar and Alexandria Sage LAS VEGAS, Oct 2 : A retiree armed with multiple assault rifles strafed an outdoor country music festival in Las Vegas from a high-rise hotel window on Sunday, slaughtering at least 59 people before killing himself in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. The barrage of […]

Israel cites immunity for guard in deadly Amman embassy shooting

By Ori Lewis JERUSALEM, Jul 24 : An Israeli embassy security guard shot dead a Jordanian who attacked him with a screwdriver at Israel’s embassy compound in Amman and a second Jordanian also died, the Israeli Foreign Ministry said today. The incident had potential to cause a rift in already tense Israel-Jordan relations, because Jordan […]

Gunmen in Pakistan kill four Shi’ites in suspected sectarian attack

By Gul Yousafzai QUETTA, Pakistan, Jul 19 : Gunmen today shot dead four members of the Shi’ite Muslim minority in Pakistan’s southwestern province of Baluchistan, officials said, in what police suspect was a sectarian attack. Recent violence in Baluchistan has fuelled concern about security for projects in the 57-billion dollar China Pakistan Economic Corridor, a […]