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Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting claims 27

The shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut has claimed 27 lives – 20 children, 6 adults at the scene, plus 2 at a secondary scene. The gunman is…

Principal target of school shooting in Connecticut

The Principal of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut was the target of a shooting that took place at the school early on Friday (local time). Updated article: Sandy…

Reports of school shooting in Connecticut

Police and other emergency services responded to reports of a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut on Friday morning (local time). Updates: Refer to the following two…

Smartphone app detects food allergens like peanuts

Researchers at the UCLA have created a smartphone app that detects food allergens in less than 20 minutes. In the US approximately 2% of adults and 8% of children have…

World’s only formation wingwalking team downunder

Old world glamour and colourful showmanship will feature at next year’s Australian International Airshow with the appearance of the world’s only formation wingwalking team. The Breitling Wingwalkers are the world’s…

Shooting at Portland, Oregon mall claims three including gunman

Authorities have confirmed three people have been killed in a shooting that took place in a Portland, Oregon, USA mall at approximately 23:30UTC/GMT (3:30 PST). Officials added at lest one…

US mall shooting may have claimed four people

Portland, Oregon officials report a shooting in Clackamas Town Center. Officials and witnesses said at least four people were dead following the shooting at Clackamas Town Center in Portland, Oregon,…

Family of nurse involved in radio program prank discloses suicide note

The family of the nurse involved in a prank call by Australian radio hosts revealed she left a suicide note, yet they did not reveal the note’s contents. The family…

Typhoon Bopha kills 274, injures 339 as storm weakens

As Typhoon Bopha was downgraded to the equivalent of a category one hurricane, Philippine officials said 274 people were killed, 339 were injured, and 279 people are still missing as…

Thousands flee as category 5 typhoon Bopha approaches Philippines

Typhoon Bopha, the most southern typhoon in history, is expected to arrive at Mindanao, the eastern-most island in the Philippines, on Tuesday morning, local time. Note: Typhoon Bopha is also…