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Columbine massacre remembered, twenty years on

Columbine massacre remembered, twenty years onTwelve students and a teacher were killed on April 20, 1999, when two teenagers armed with an assortment of weapons and home-made bombs went on the rampage at the school, whose name has become synonymous with school shootings. Only last year, 17 students and staff were killed when an ex-pupil went on the rampage at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, while 27 people, mostly children, were killed at Sandy Hook elementary school in 2012 and 32 at Virginia Tech university in 2007.



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Twenty dead in WWII vintage plane crash in Switzerland

Twenty dead in WWII vintage plane crash in SwitzerlandTwenty people died after a vintage World War II aircraft crashed into a Swiss mountainside at the weekend, police said Sunday. “The police have the sad certainty that the 20 people aboard perished,” police spokeswoman Anita Senti told a news conference. The 20 Minutes newspaper quoted a witness who was on the mountainside at the time of the crash.



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Twenty killed in plane crash in Swiss Alps

Twenty killed in plane crash in Swiss AlpsBy Brenna Hughes Neghaiwi and Michael Shields FLIMS, Switzerland (Reuters) – All 20 people on board were killed when a small vintage plane crashed in the Swiss Alps, police said on Sunday. Three Austrians and 17 Swiss were on board the trimotor JU-52 aircraft, built in the late 1930′s as a military aircraft and later used to operate scenic and charter flights, when it crashed shortly before 5 p.m. (1500 GMT) on Saturday on the west side of the Piz Segnas mountain in the canton of Grissons. Police said those killed were couples from the Swiss cantons of Zurich, Thurgau, Lucerne, Schwyz, Zug and Vaud, along with a three-member family from Austria and three crew members from Thurgau and Zurich.



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Twenty two arrested in eastern India in three separate rape cases

Twenty two arrested in eastern India in three separate rape casesPolice have arrested 22 people in eastern India in three separate rape cases involving teenage girls, officials said on Sunday, as grisly new attacks against women come to light despite tougher penalties. Police arrested 14 men and a woman in one of the latest cases after a 16-year-old girl, who had been raped, was attacked and burned to death after her parents complained to a village council. The village elders had levied a fine of 50,000 rupees ($ 749) on her two alleged assailants and asked them to do 100 sit-ups, said Ram Awadh Singh, chief of the local police station.



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Twenty two arrested in eastern India in three separate rape cases

Twenty two arrested in eastern India in three separate rape casesPolice have arrested 22 people in eastern India in three separate rape cases involving teenage girls, officials said on Sunday, as grisly new attacks against women come to light despite tougher penalties. Police arrested 14 men and a woman in one of the latest cases after a 16-year-old girl, who had been raped, was attacked and burned to death after her parents complained to a village council. The village elders had levied a fine of 50,000 rupees ($ 749) on her two alleged assailants and asked them to do 100 sit-ups, said Ram Awadh Singh, chief of the local police station.



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Russian fighter jet spotted twenty feet from US Navy plane

Russian fighter jet spotted twenty feet from US Navy planeIncident is the latest in a series of provocative actions



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