The mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard that left 13 people dead yesterday will inevitably spark fresh debate over increased gun legislation in the US.
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Tuesday 28 February 2012
New archaeological evidence suggests that America was first discovered by Stone Age people from Europe – 10,000 years before the Siberian-originating ancestors of the American Indians set foot in the New World.
Wednesday 22 February 2012
Saturday 04 February 2012
A charity co-founder who claimed he travelled the world as a "Jewish Indiana Jones" to rescue Torahs has pleaded guilty to fraud charges, admitting that he lied about his exploits.
Friday 13 January 2012
World Boxing Association vice president Gilberto Jesus Mendoza has confirmed they have granted Amir Khan a rematch against Lamont Peterson.
Friday 23 December 2011
Bradley Manning's lawyers made their closing statements yesterday, in the preliminary hearing for the Army intelligence analyst accused of creating the biggest national security leak in US history.
Saturday 30 July 2011
Heather Watson's hopes of a third WTA quarter-final of the year ended with a three-set defeat by Canada's Stéphanie Dubois at the Citi Open in Maryland on Thursday.
Thursday 10 March 2011
Governments must start to vaccinate children and young adults against a strain of the influenza virus that killed several million people in the 1960s, a leading expert has warned.
Saturday 05 February 2011
One way of describing Baltimore among the great cities of the north-eastern US seaboard is by making clear what the place isn't. It has none of New York's size and cultural flash. It doesn't have Boston's conceits, or Philadelphia's chip on the shoulder. It is mercifully free of the self-importance of Washington DC, 40 miles and half a universe away to the southwest. On the other hand, it has everything – including its own resident muse.
Friday 07 January 2011
Two parcel bombs have exploded in Maryland state government buildings.
Saturday 06 November 2010
In 1957, Miss Maryland, Leona Gage was chosen as Miss USA.
Tuesday 19 October 2010
Friday 13 November 2009
Hours before I arrived in the London neighbourhood of Kentish Town last Thursday, a transgender prostitute named Destiny Lauren was found dead a few streets away from where I was staying. But the news didn't spread for several days, when police announced that an unidentified man had been held "in connection" with the crime and released on bail.
Wednesday 04 November 2009
Friday 24 July 2009
A commercial helicopter crashed onto a western Maryland interstate highway and burst into flames, killing all four people on board, emergency officials said.
Wednesday 08 July 2009
A man who claimed he lost his pants faces drunken driving charges after being stopped by police when naked from the waist down.
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
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British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
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