Iraq: Calgary man, ex-Somalia PM`s nephew, fighting for Islamic State killed

After the IS killed some eighty of the minority group Yazidi, US warplanes conducted air strikes against the militant targets near Irbil and the largest dam in Mosul, to help Kurdish forces retake it.

Brazil president condemns Israel`s `massacre` in Gaza

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has condemned Israel`s offensive in Gaza as a "massacre", joining international calls for a halt to the bloodshed.

Italy arrests five over migrant `massacre` at sea

Italian police have arrested five migrants accused of the grisly murder of scores of fellow would-be refugees when fighting broke out on a boat making the treacherous crossing to Europe, local media reported.

Bosnian mom buries 2 sons 19 years after massacre

After 19 years, Hajrija Selimovic will finally have a place to mourn her family on Friday.

Lankan panel asked to probe 1990 LTTE massacre of policemen

A Sri Lankan panel investigating the cases of thousands of people who went missing during the nearly three-decade war with LTTE has been asked to probe the execution of over 600 policemen by the Tamil rebels in 1990.

US House urges China to stop Tiananmen censorship

The US House of Representatives on Wednesday urged China to stop censoring news about the Tiananmen Square crackdown as authorities enforced a tight blackout ahead of the 25th anniversary.

Turkish PM denies Armenian massacre constituted `genocide`

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has denied the World War I killings of Armenians under the Ottoman Empire amounted to genocide, just days after his government offered condolences over the massacres for the first time. 

Barack Obama urges acknowledgement of massacre of Armenians

US President Barack Obama Thursday called for "a full, frank and just acknowledgement of the facts" relating to the massacre of 1.5 million Armenians at the hands of Ottoman Turks starting in 1915.

UN calls for probe of South Sudan massacre

The United Nations today called for an investigation into the massacre of hundreds of civilians by rebel troops in northern South Sudan.

`Massacre, rapes, executions carried out in South Sudan`

South Sudanese soldiers have carried out a string of ethnic killings, following an outbreak of fighting more than a week ago, several eyewitnesses have said.

Demolition starts on US school where 26 killed

Demolition work has begun on a US elementary school where 20 children and six adults were killed during a massacre last December, an official said on Friday.

Family massacred in Pakistan

Unidentified assailants brutally killed five members of a family, including children, in a village in Pakistan`s Punjab province Saturday night, Geo News reported.

US horrified by reports of Syria massacre

Expressing deep concern over reports about execution of over 100 people in Syria last week, the US has said that those responsible for serious violations of international humanitarian law must be held accountable.

Syria needs negotiations to stop `massacre`: Putin

Russia is not looking to oust Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad and wants the conflicting parties to negotiate and stop the "massacre", putting an end to the "catastrophe" in Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin said.

Connecticut passes tough gun law after massacre

Connecticut`s governor signed tough new gun ownership rules into law Thursday, four months after a deranged loner opened fire on an elementary school in the state, killing 20 children and six adults.

Massacre at US school triggers gun control debate

The heinous act of shooting that killed 20 innocent school kids aged between 6 and 7, and six adults in Sandy Hook school in Newtown, Connecticut, has reignited a debate over the country’s gun control laws.

Syria crisis: 29 students and their teacher killed

The mortar was fired by "terrorists", reported state-run SANA news agency, without giving any further details.

US soldier faces hearing in Afghanistan massacre

The US soldier accused of carrying out one of the worst atrocities of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars appeared in a military courtroom.

Massacre near Damascus; 343 deaths on Syria’s deadliest day

An opposition group in Al Thiabieh said that the attack that killed 107 was spread over four days.

Assad`s forces accused of `massacre` near Damascus

More than 200 bodies are said to have been found in Daraya, a town near Damascus, mostly resided by Sunni Muslims.