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Thailand issue arrest warrant for second bombing

Thailand issue arrest warrant for second bombing

An arrest warrant has been issued for an unnamed suspect in a bomb blast at a Bangkok pier that took place a day after Thailand's worst ever-bombing killed 20 people at a popular shrine, Thai police said.

Shooting at US university

Police were called to the scene of a shooting on the campus of Savannah State University in Georgia, an emergency dispatch supervisor and university officials said, but no details of the incident were immediately available.

Bodies found in truck, migrant boat sinks

Bodies found in truck, migrant boat sinks

As many as 50 corpses have been found in a parked truck in Austria, as another migrant boat sank off Libya, deepening a crisis that is overwhelming Europe and throwing up new tragedies by the day.

Slain reporter's father to fight for gun control

Slain reporter's father to fight for gun control

The father of a journalist killed in an on-air shooting in the United States says he will become a crusader for gun control, but analysts say there is little likelihood of legislation on the federal level any time soon, despite changes in some states.

Carmakers sued over 'deadly' keyless ignition

Carmakers sued over 'deadly' keyless ignition

Ten of the world's biggest carmakers are being sued by consumers in the United States who claim they concealed the risks of carbon monoxide poisoning in more than 5 million vehicles equipped with keyless ignitions, leading to 13 deaths.

Smaller newborn panda twin dies

Smaller newborn panda twin dies

The smaller of twin panda cubs born last weekend in the United States to giant panda Mei Xiang has died after experiencing difficulty breathing, Washington's National Zoo says.

Wal-Mart pulls semi-automatic guns

Wal-Mart pulls semi-automatic guns

Wal-Mart Stores Inc, the United States' top seller of guns and ammunition, says it will stop selling the AR-15 and other semi-automatic rifles stores because of sluggish demand and focus instead on "hunting and sportsman firearms".

Movie gunman jailed for 12 lifetimes

Movie gunman jailed for 12 lifetimes

Condemning movie massacre gunman James Holmes to 12 life sentences and the maximum 3318 years in prison for his rampage, a Colorado judge said that evil and mental illness are not mutually exclusive.

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