San Diego police shoot, kill teen holding a BB gun
08 May 2017 | 9:04 am
After responding to a 911 call, San Diego police shoot and kill a 15-year-old boy on Saturday who pointed what turned out to be a BB gun at them.
1 Oct 2020
Zimbabwe's main opposition party dismisses government claims that it is trying to smuggle weapons into the country. Also, rent control means thousands of people in Cairo pay only a few euros a year for large apartments. But with landlords making a pittance, many of the buildings have fallen into disrepair – our correspondents report. And in Cameroon, the long-promised Yaoundé-Douala highway remains stalled in its first phase, dogged by corruption allegations – our team takes a closer look.
10 Jan 2021
Demonstrators march through the streets of Chicago in memory of victims of gun violence. The number of victims has risen dramatically in the third-largest US city in 2020. Police in the Windy City recorded 762 homicides in 2020, up 55 percent from 2019, according to a December 27 count.
18 Feb 2021
US President Joe Biden has urged Congress to pass reforms to reduce gun violence as the country marks three years since the Parkland school shooting. "The time to act is now," he said.
25 Mar 2021
The second mass shooting in under a week is putting pressure on Biden act on gun control. However, getting reform passed will be an uphill battle.
25 Mar 2021
President Joe Biden calls for the United States to ban assault weapons, as he urges Congress to act on gun control in the wake of a mass shooting in Colorado. "I don't need to wait another minute, let alone an hour, to take common sense steps that will save lives in the future," says Biden in an address from the White House.
12 Apr 2021
US President Joe Biden called gun violence a "public health crisis" that costs the nation billions of dollars each year. Speaking at the White House, he said his administration was "absolutely determined to make change."
19 Apr 2021
Journalists have been advised to stay away from the site of shootouts in the name of safety and national security. But journalists have said the new rules are meant to prevent them from reporting live on the ground.
24 Apr 2021
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4 Jun 2021
A fair number of Boko Haram terrorists on Wednesday afternoon were killed by troops of the Nigerian military in Borno State, after a heavy gun fire with Nigerian troops in Damboa town.
5 Aug 2021
The Mexican government claims US companies are facilitating gun smuggling and fueling bloodshed, with Mexican drug cartels bringing US guns across the border.
18 Sep 2021
One by one, Seditra Brown lost her three sons to gun violence in Washington: first Paris in 2018, then Montray in 2019, and Kalif just last month. With 14 grandchildren, Brown says she is staying "strong" for her three daughters and extended family. Gun violence is on the rise in the United States, official statistics show, and African-Americans living in underserved, high-crime communities are affected the most.
9 Oct 2021
Guns once owned by Al Capone, one of the most notorious gangsters in US history, will go up for auction in California this month. The collection will include more than 170 items including weapons, vintage photographs and a letter written from Alcatraz.
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The world's biggest electric car maker said on Saturday that it delivered 254,695 vehicles in the April to June period, compared with 310,048 vehicles in the preceding quarter, ending a nearly two-year-long run of record quarterly deliveries.
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Abortion was the subject of debate long before the fundamental right to the procedure was overturned in the United States, of course. DW checks the facts on claims made by opponents and supporters of abortion rights.
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This French Renaissance-style castle would probably have remained largely unknown if it hadn't become home to the secret wife of Louis XIV, Madame de Maintenon. Françoise d'Aubigné – her real name – was a woman of humble origins who is often compared to Cinderella. After Louis secretly married her, the Château de Maintenon underwent numerous transformations as she put her own stamp on it. Meanwhile, the French-style garden was designed by renowned landscape architect André Le Nôtre but was only laid out in 2013.
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At the most recent EU leaders’ summit last week, much of the talk was focused on the future of the European Union, particularly its potential enlargement. Varying degrees of assurances on possible membership were given to Ukraine, Moldova and to a different degree, the Western Balkans states. EU leaders gave less attention to the future of the bloc as sketched out by citizens during a year-long process called the Conference on the Future of Europe.
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Ursula von der Leyen said Ukraine was making progress toward its goal of EU membership and needed to foster business confidence by appointing top anti-corruption officials.
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