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Texas passes 'campus carry' law allowing weapons at universities

The US state of Texas has passed a law allowing people to carry concealed handguns onto campuses. It came into force on the 50th anniversary of a mass shooting at the University of Texas.

The US state of Texas has passed a law allowing people to carry concealed handguns onto campuses. It came into force on the 50th anniversary of a mass shooting at the University of Texas.

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Turkish-German man jailed in connection with plans for a bomb attack

German police said that they thwarted an attack by the 36-year-old, known only as Halil D, in April last year. He has been jailed for weapons offences.

German police said that they thwarted an attack by the 36-year-old, known only as Halil D, in April last year. He has been jailed for weapons offences.

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US Democrats stage Congress "sit-in" to demand tighter gun controls

US Democrats have staged a “sit-in” on the lower house of Congress (House of Representatives) to demand that the chamber remain in session until Republicans agree to a vote on gun control…

US Democrats have staged a “sit-in” on the lower house of Congress (House of Representatives) to demand that the chamber remain in session until Republicans agree to a vote on gun control…

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Britain under fire over arms sales to Saudi Arabia

Fresh controversy is surrounding the UK over its selling of arms to Saudi Arabia and their role in the war in Yemen. A Saudi-led coalition has been

Fresh controversy is surrounding the UK over its selling of arms to Saudi Arabia and their role in the war in Yemen. A Saudi-led coalition has been

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US and UK dominate global arms industry, says report

A Swedish report on global arms sales ranks defence firms from the United States and Western Europe as dominating the industry. Data published by

A Swedish report on global arms sales ranks defence firms from the United States and Western Europe as dominating the industry. Data published by

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NATO 'won't be dragged into arms race' with Russia

The head of NATO has said the organisation will not be forced into a new arms race with Russia. But Jens Stoltenberg said what he called Moscow’s

The head of NATO has said the organisation will not be forced into a new arms race with Russia. But Jens Stoltenberg said what he called Moscow’s

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US rocked by more shootings in wake of Charleston

Amid renewed debate over gun crime and weapon ownership in America, there have been two more shootings. In Detroit, one man was killed and nine other

Amid renewed debate over gun crime and weapon ownership in America, there have been two more shootings. In Detroit, one man was killed and nine other

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US gunmaker Colt files for bankruptcy

The legendary US gunmaker, Colt is filing for bankruptcy. The Conneticut based firm, which has been making weapons for 160 years, has been

The legendary US gunmaker, Colt is filing for bankruptcy. The Conneticut based firm, which has been making weapons for 160 years, has been

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France mulls refund of Mistral warship contract with Russia

France said on Wednesday it could cancel and refund a 1.2 billion euro military contract with Russia that’s been frozen for months. Paris suspended

France said on Wednesday it could cancel and refund a 1.2 billion euro military contract with Russia that’s been frozen for months. Paris suspended

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Russia abstains as UN votes 'yes' to Houthi arms embargo

The United Nations Security Council has voted to impose an embargo on supplying arms to Shia Houthi rebels in Yemen. Council members voted in favour

The United Nations Security Council has voted to impose an embargo on supplying arms to Shia Houthi rebels in Yemen. Council members voted in favour

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Saudi Arabia named 'world's biggest importer of weapons'

Saudi Arabia replaced India last year to become the biggest arms importer in the world, according to a new report on international defence spending

Saudi Arabia replaced India last year to become the biggest arms importer in the world, according to a new report on international defence spending

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Is Moldova's mafia selling weapons to Ukrainian separatists?

Moldovan mafia is selling Russian army weapons to separatists in Ukraine, it’s been claimed. The Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project

Moldovan mafia is selling Russian army weapons to separatists in Ukraine, it’s been claimed. The Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project

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Israel brings suspected arms ship to dock

A ship seized by the Israeli navy on suspicion of smuggling arms from Iran to the Gaza Strip has docked in Israel. The Panamanian-flagged “Klos C”

A ship seized by the Israeli navy on suspicion of smuggling arms from Iran to the Gaza Strip has docked in Israel. The Panamanian-flagged “Klos C”

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Guns don't mix with coffee - Starbucks

Come drink our coffee but leave your guns at home! That is the message from Starbucks after the US chain found itself becoming a reluctant hero of

Come drink our coffee but leave your guns at home! That is the message from Starbucks after the US chain found itself becoming a reluctant hero of

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Child gun use 'normal' in Kentucky where boy shot toddler sister

A five-year-old boy in the southern US state of Kentucky has accidentally shot dead his two-year-old sister at the family home. He had received the

A five-year-old boy in the southern US state of Kentucky has accidentally shot dead his two-year-old sister at the family home. He had received the

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Five-year-old shoots sister dead in Kentucky

There has been another tragedy involving children and guns in the US. In Kentucky a five-year-old boy took a rifle he was given for his birthday and

There has been another tragedy involving children and guns in the US. In Kentucky a five-year-old boy took a rifle he was given for his birthday and

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Columbine marks tragic anniversary

Saturday April 20, 2013 marks the fourteenth anniversay of one of the most traumatising shootings in American history. On that day teenage

Saturday April 20, 2013 marks the fourteenth anniversay of one of the most traumatising shootings in American history. On that day teenage

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US gun control deal elusive

Just four months ago feelings were high following yet another mass shooting, at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. Emotions were still

Just four months ago feelings were high following yet another mass shooting, at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. Emotions were still

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US Senate clears way for debate on gun control

The US Senate has cleared the way for a debate on gun control proposals. The majority backed a move to consider legislation that would expand

The US Senate has cleared the way for a debate on gun control proposals. The majority backed a move to consider legislation that would expand

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Obama pushes for checks on all US gun buyers

US President Barack Obama is trying re-ignite the Congress debate on gun-control legislation, pushing for background checks on all gun buyers. He

US President Barack Obama is trying re-ignite the Congress debate on gun-control legislation, pushing for background checks on all gun buyers. He

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Obama reloads gun control debate

President Obama is attempting to rally public support for background checks on all gun buyers. Obama is desperate to rejuvenate the stalled gun

President Obama is attempting to rally public support for background checks on all gun buyers. Obama is desperate to rejuvenate the stalled gun

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Taiwan adds two new ships to patrol disputed islands

Taiwan’s President Ma Ying-jeou ordered on Saturday two new vessels to beef up patrol in a group of disputed islands in the East China The

Taiwan’s President Ma Ying-jeou ordered on Saturday two new vessels to beef up patrol in a group of disputed islands in the East China The

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China becomes world’s 5th largest arms exporter

China has become the fifth largest exporter of major conventional weapons worldwide, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research

China has become the fifth largest exporter of major conventional weapons worldwide, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research

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BAE Systems profits fall less than feared

Despite delays over a major contract with Saudi Arabia, Britain’s BAE Systems has posted a smaller than expected fall in pre-tax profits. They were

Despite delays over a major contract with Saudi Arabia, Britain’s BAE Systems has posted a smaller than expected fall in pre-tax profits. They were

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Teenager's death fuels US gun debate

A week after she performed at President Barack Obama’s inauguration, a teenage majorette has been shot dead in Chicago. Police say 15-year-old

A week after she performed at President Barack Obama’s inauguration, a teenage majorette has been shot dead in Chicago. Police say 15-year-old