20 Jul

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective



Syria rebels seize key border crossings

Fighters take control of number of border points with Iraq and Turkey, while clashes continue around Damascus.
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2012 12:23 GMT

Middle East

Shooting spree kills 12 at Batman premiere

Masked gunman kills 12 people and wounds 50 more at showing of new Batman movie in US city of Denver.
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2012 13:57 GMT


North Korea to ‘re-examine’ nuclear issue

Pyongyang’s nuclear rhetoric comes even as it creates “political bureau” to take control of economy from military.

Last Modified: 20 Jul 2012 12:55 GMT


US news media to be monitored to curb leaks

 A series of leaks prompts move by US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta, in an effort to stop release of government secrets.
 Last Modified: 20 Jul 2012 07:09 GMT



Horror in Denver cinema as gunman shoots 12 dead during Batman film

20 July 2012 03:19 PM

Largest mass shooting in the US since the 2007 Virginia Tech campus attack

2012: In April this year, a lone gunman killed seven people and injured three at a small Korean Christian college in Oakland, California.

A former student, One Goh, carried out the massacre after a female member of staff wasn't on site when he wanted to speak with her.

America’s worst mass shooting incidents

20 July 2012 12:30 PM

Following the news that at least 12 people were killed and up to 50 injured at the premiere of the latest Batman film, we take a look at some of the worst mass shootings in American history.

Texan authorities hail execution drug that critics say causes agony

20 July 2012 12:00 AM

Prisoner who was said to be mentally impaired is first to be killed using controversial method
Aurora Police outside the Century 16 movie theatre, Denver

Twelve dead as gunman opens fire at Batman screening in Denver

Live• Masked gunman released smoke bomb before opening fire
• Police say suspect, 24, in custody after being arrested in parking lot
• Barack Obama ‘shocked and saddened by horrific and tragic shooting’

Fresh shrimp in Louisiana

BP’s ‘spirit of the Gulf’ Olympics hospitality is hard to swallow

The oil company that devastated the Gulf of Mexico is positioning itself as gatekeeper to the region’s culture and cuisine

Fresh shrimp lie on a weight scale at a marina in Buras, Louisiana. The BP oil spill had devastating effects for marine life and the seafood industry. Photograph: Hans Deryk/Reuters

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