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Gunmen Hit Venezuela Grad Party, Kill 8 'Without Mercy'

'They didn't leave anyone alive'

(Newser) - A college graduation party in Venezuela ended in tragedy after gunmen opened fire, killing eight people. Six of the dead were teenagers, officials say. The attackers "beat (victims) up inside the house and then executed them without mercy ... they didn't leave anyone alive," says a local of... More »

Paris Apple Store Hit With $1.6M NYE Robbery

Police still on the hunt for 4 armed thieves

(Newser) - Four armed robbers stormed the Paris Apple store last night and made off with more than $1.6 million worth of products, the Daily Mail reports. The gunmen raided the store around 9pm, three hours after it closed, as police were busy preparing for the large crowds expected in the... More »

Greek Gunmen Drive Van Into Microsoft HQ

Latest in series of attacks on symbols of power in Greece

(Newser) - If idle hands are the devil's hands, Greece is finding out the hard way: Gunmen this morning stormed Microsoft's Athens headquarters, ramming the building with a gasoline-laden van before setting fire to it. The attack injured no one, but heavily damaged the building's first floor and shut... More »

2 Busted in Ohio Frat House Killing

Cops still seeking motive in party shooting

(Newser) - Two Ohio men have been busted in the shooting death of a 25-year-old student at a Youngstown State University fraternity house. The gunmen opened fire at an early morning party in a clash that also injured 11, including 6 students, said police. One of the injured is in critical condition,... More »

Pakistani Gunmen Kill 21 in Karachi

Shootings occur during election, may be gang-related

(Newser) - Gunmen have killed at least 21 Pakistanis in Karachi today in a hail of bullets that accompanies a special election to replace a lawmaker who was slain two months ago. The violence may be linked to the city's two main political parties, both of which are seeking the open seat,... More »

Drug Gunmen Attack Mexican Police Bases

Five dead as violence spikes in western state after recent arrests

(Newser) - Gunmen attacked federal police bases in at least six Mexican cities, killing three police officers and two soldiers, the BBC reports. The burst of violence follows arrests and gun battles on Friday in Morelia, where 40 men armed with assault rifles and grenades carried out the raid on the police... More »

11 Dead in Mosque Shooting in Thailand's Volatile South

(Newser) - Gunmen killed 11 people and injured 12 in a southern Thailand mosque today, AFP reports. Officials said between two and five armed men entered the mosque and fired “indiscriminately.” It’s the latest incident in a 5-year guerrilla war that has killed 3,700 in Narathiwat province. The... More »

17 Dead in Acapulco Shootout

Violence further damages resort's tourism industry

(Newser) - A fierce, 2-hour gun battle between drug agents and Mexican authorities in Acapulco has left 15 gunmen and 2 soldiers dead, the BBC reports. After receiving a tip, troops ambushed a house in the resort town last night, as gunmen hurled grenades and crashed their cars trying to flee. Upon... More »

Gunmen Strike Iran Prez Campaign Office

(Newser) - Gunmen raised political tensions in Iran today by shooting up a campaign office in Zahedan, the town where a mosque bombing left 23 dead yesterday, the Los Angeles Times reports. Tehran officials accused Washington of supporting the gunmen, who injured up to three people in the office of President Mahmoud... More »

Calif. Mom Begs for Snatched Tot's Return

Cops stumped by home robbery that turned into kidnapping

(Newser) - A mother whose toddler son was snatched by gunmen who invaded her home pleaded yesterday for her son's return. "If anyone sees my boy, call the police quickly. I need you to help me find my boy," a tearful Maria Rosalina Millan said at a press conference. Briant... More »

Gunmen Grab Toddler From Calif. Home

Cops stumped for motive by gunmen who invaded San Bernardino

(Newser) - A 3-year-old boy was abducted from his California home yesterday after two gunmen bound his mother and four siblings, reports AP. "We have no idea why they took the child," said a police spokesman. "They were strangers to the whole family." The gunmen burst into the... More »

20 Killed in Siege at Pakistan Police School

Paramilitary forces are locked in gun battle with attackers

(Newser) - Pakistani troops were locked in a fierce firefight today with gunmen who stormed a police academy near Lahore, killing 20 officers. The attackers, armed with automatic rifles and grenades, stormed the academy's morning turnout dressed as police, reports the Times of London. They "opened fire after throwing grenades,"... More »

Cricket Ref: Pakistan Cops 'Left Us to Be Sitting Ducks'

(Newser) - A British cricket referee traveling in the Sri Lankan convoy attacked in Lahore yesterday said Pakistani police fled the confrontation, the AP reports. “There was not a sign of a policeman anywhere,” Chris Broad said. “They had clearly left the scene and left us to be sitting... More »

8 Die as Pakistan Gunmen Attack Sri Lankan Cricket Team

5 cops killed, at least 8 team members injured

(Newser) - A dozen masked gunmen armed with rocket launchers and rifles opened fire in Pakistan today on a bus carrying Sri Lanka's national cricket team, killing five police officers and injuring at least eight team members. Gunmen rushed the bus as it headed to a stadium in Lahore for a match... More »

Mexican Gunmen Kill Elite Cop, 6 Kids

Several others killed as Mexico implodes

(Newser) - Mexican gunmen rained bullets on the home of an elite cop, killing him, six children in his extended family and five others. The officer was assigned to ferret out police corruption, reports the Los Angeles Times. The violence was unusual for oil-rich Tobasco, which has been largely immune from such... More »

Guests Return to Battered Mumbai Hotels

Reopening marks city's quick rebound

(Newser) - Both five-star Mumbai hotels targeted in last month's deadly terror attacks reopened for business yesterday, marking the defiant rebound with glitz and prayer, reports the Los Angeles Times reports. Amid tight security, Bollywood stars and top government officials celebrated at the century-old Taj Mahal—whose flaming building became the iconic... More »

Taj Mahal Hotel Cleared of Terrorists: India

American rabbi, wife remain hostage at Jewish group's headquarters

(Newser) - India’s National Security Guard has killed all the terrorist gunmen holed up in Mumbai’s Taj Mahal Hotel, IBN Live reports. Security forces continue to battle the terrorists at the Hotel Oberoi Trident, where at least 30 hostages are still being held. Paramilitary units are preparing to mount a... More »

Indian Army in Gunfights With Terrorists at Hotels

American officials safe: state department

(Newser) - The Indian army is engaged in gunfights with terrorists at two five-star hotels and a hospital in the financial hub of Mumbai, reports. The fate of hostages—media reports say Americans and Britons are being held, but details are impossible to pin down—remains unclear. The city remains... More »

Westerners Hostage in Mumbai Chaos

Chief of anti-terror squad among the dead; injured toll passes 900

(Newser) - The gunmen who have already killed 80 in Mumbai are holed up with at least 15 hostages, including seven foreigners, inside the Taj Mahal Hotel, the Press Trust of India reports. The latest reports put the count of injured above 900. Among the dead are the chief of a police... More »

Mumbai Death Toll Climbs to 80

Foreigners may be hostage as Indian authorities battle terrorists in coordinated attacks

(Newser) - A coordinated attack by men armed with machine guns and grenades has killed 80 and injured 250 in Mumbai, the Times of India reports. The violence started at a major rail hub, and included bombings of hotels and near a hospital. Indian officials are calling the attack a “terror... More »

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