Trump endorses guns for teachers to stop shootings

Trump endorses guns for teachers to stop shootings

Media captionFather of Florida shooting victim to Trump: ‘I’m pissed’ US President Donald Trump has expressed support for arming teachers and ending gun-free zones near schools at a White House event on gun violence. An armed teacher could end an attack “very quickly”, he said. Mr Trump floated the proposals as survivors of last week’s […]

Billy Graham: Influential US evangelist dies at 99

Billy Graham: Influential US evangelist dies at 99

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Graham died at his home in North Carolina US evangelist Billy Graham – one of the most influential preachers of the 20th Century – has died aged 99. Graham became one of the best-known promoters of Christianity, beginning his worldwide mission in large arenas in London in 1954. He […]

Billy Graham: Six things the evangelist believed

Billy Graham: Six things the evangelist believed

Image copyright Fox Photos/Getty Images Image caption Graham speaking at Earl’s Court in London in 1966 The American evangelist Billy Graham, one of the most important religious figures of the past century, has died aged 99. In a career spanning more than 60 years, he is believed to have preached to tens of millions of […]

Bezos-backed 10,000 Year Clock now under construction

Bezos-backed 10,000 Year Clock now under construction

Image copyright Eyewire Inc A clock designed to run for ten millennia without human intervention is now under construction. The 10,000 Year Clock is a project of the Long Now Foundation, a non-profit organisation that wants to make “long-term thinking more common”. It is being built on property owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, beneath […]

Fourth US man dies hunting for buried $2m treasure

Fourth US man dies hunting for buried $2m treasure

Image copyright CBS Image caption Jeff Murphy, 53, drove from his Illinois home to Yellowstone National Park to search for the bronze chest A US man who fell to his death while searching for buried treasure in the Rocky mountains has become the fourth person to die on the hunt. Jeff Murphy, 53, had driven […]

US preacher Billy Graham dies

US preacher Billy Graham dies

Image copyright Getty Images US evangelist Billy Graham – one of the most influential preachers of the 20th Century – has died aged 99. Graham became one of the best-known promoters of Christianity, preaching to audiences worldwide in large arenas, beginning in London in 1954. Over 60 years, he is estimated to have personally preached […]

Florida shooting survivors rally for stricter gun controls

Florida shooting survivors rally for stricter gun controls

Media captionAround 100 students made the bus journey of more than seven hours to reach Florida’s capital Survivors of a Florida school shooting that left 17 people dead have travelled to the state capital to press lawmakers to take more action on gun control. About 100 students arrived in Tallahassee hours before the state legislature […]

Pence and N Korea ‘planned to meet’

Pence and N Korea ‘planned to meet’

Image copyright Pool Image caption Mike Pence was seated directly in front of the North Korean delegation at the opening ceremony US Vice-President Mike Pence was due to meet North Korean officials at the Winter Olympics last week, US officials have said, but the North Koreans pulled out at the last moment. Mr Pence was […]

Six radical ways to tackle US school shootings

Six radical ways to tackle US school shootings

Media captionPresident Trump signs an order on gun ‘bump stocks’ After 17 people were killed in Florida, could these measures stop US school shootings? 1. Don’t name the shooter In January 2014, Dr Sherry Towers went to a meeting at Purdue University, Indiana. On the same day, elsewhere on campus, Cody Cousins shot dead Andrew […]

Florida shooting: West Point admits murdered hero Peter Wang

Florida shooting: West Point admits murdered hero Peter Wang

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Peter Wang was one of 17 killed in February’s mass school shooting A junior cadet who died helping other students escape a Florida school shooting has been posthumously accepted into a prestigious US military school. Peter Wang, 15, one of 17 killed in the 14 February attack, was admitted […]

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