Kennedy Way shooting: Domino"s delivery driver shot dead outside takeaway shop in Belfast

Domino's delivery driver shot dead outside takeaway shop in Belfast Kieran McManus, 26, was shot dead in the west of the city last night The father-of-one was known to police and was hit a number of times A car was found burnt out close to the murder scene shortly after By Tara Brady PUBLISHED: 09:43 GMT, 31 March 2013 | UPDATED: 15:54 GMT, 31 March 2013 A Belfast pizza delivery driver was gunned down at close range in front of three close friends, police have revealed. Kieran McManus, 26, originally from the Turf Lodge area in the west of the city, was shot by a lone masked gunman at about 11.20pm last night

Several people killed in shooting in Swiss factory

Five killed and several injured after gunman goes berserk in Swiss wood processing plant Shooting happened at around 8am GMT in the town of MenznauPolice said the gunman opened fire in the company's canteenEstimates suggest one in three people in Switzerland keep a gunLast month, gunman killed three and wounded two in village of Daillon By Leon Watson and Allan Hall PUBLISHED: 11:08 GMT, 27 February 2013 | UPDATED: 13:51 GMT, 27 February 2013 [headerlinks Five people are dead and several others injured after a gunman went berserk at a wood processing plant in Switzerland today. The gunman committed suicide at the scene, confirmed police, as helicopters were scrambled to evacuate the wounded

Lars Hedegaard: Writer who was fined for making insulting remarks about Islam survives assassination attempt

'The bullet flew past my ear': Danish writer who was fined for making insulting remarks about Islam narrowly survives doorstep assassination attemptGunman rang doorbell of Lars Hedegaard's apartment in CopenhagenFired a bullet that narrowly missed the 70-year-old's headWould-be assassin fled after Mr Hedegaard punched him in the facePolice searching for 'foreign' man aged between 20 and 25 By Kerry Mcdermott PUBLISHED: 19:09 GMT, 5 February 2013 | UPDATED: 23:51 GMT, 5 February 2013 A writer and outspoken critic of Islam narrowly escaped being shot dead after he opened his door to a would-be assassin posing as a delivery man at his home in Denmark. The gunman rang the doorbell of 70-year-old Lars Hedegaard's apartment in Frederiksberg, Copenhagen, under the pretext of delivering a parcel, but when the writer opened his front door the hitman pulled out a weapon and fired a shot that just missed Mr Hedegaard's head. According to Mr Hedegaard, who described how the bullet 'flew past' his right ear, said the sniper fled after the writer punched him in the face causing him to drop his gun.

Malala nominated for Nobel Peace Prize after Pakistani schoolgirl was shot in head on bus by Taliban

Taliban shooting victim Malala, 15, nominated for Nobel Peace Prize for 'commitment so threatening to the extremists they tried to kill her'The youngest winner ever is 31 and only 15 women have won the prize Schoolgirl was shot in head on bus in Pakistan after criticising extremistsNominated for courageously speaking out for girls' rights to educationThe teenager is recovering from the shooting in a UK hospital By Emma Reynolds PUBLISHED: 23:46 GMT, 2 February 2013 | UPDATED: 11:45 GMT, 3 February 2013 The Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot by the Taliban after publicly criticising them has been nominated for this year's Nobel Peace Prize.

Daughter of PC David Rathband who hanged himself after being blinded by Raoul Moat plans to become police officer to "make dad proud"

'I want to be a police officer to make my dad proud', says daughter of PC David Rathband who hanged himself after being blinded by Raoul Moat Mia Rathband, 14, has set up work experience with Northumbria PoliceWill follow father David Rathband's footsteps into becoming a traffic officerHer father was shot and blinded by killer Raoul Moat in 2010 PC Rathband was hailed for his bravery but killed himself last year . Proud: Mia Rathband, holding her father's police hat, has set up a week of work experience with Northumbria Police Mia, pictured with her father in 2010, said they used to have long conversations about his work in the force Mia said: 'I know that dad would have been so proud of me. 'This time of year is very difficult for us.

Parents" fears as Sandy Hook students prepare to return to school this week

Parents' fears as Sandy Hook students prepare to return to school this week /12/14/article-2248426-1684E98F000005DC-983_634x352.jpg” alt=”Sandy Hook 1st graders learn about the three As of concert behavior: attention, appreciation, and applause” class=”blkBorder” height=”352″ width=”634″> Before the massacre: Sandy Hook first graders learn about the three As of concert behavior – attention, appreciation, and applause Horror: Crying children are led from the school where the gunman opened fire on December 14 Devastation: Sandy Hook Elementary School, home to 700 students, was attacked by a crazed gunman on Friday, December 14, and changed the course of history Connors said his children are excited to go back to school but predicted they might be nervous as the first day approaches. He hopes the grief counseling services continue, he said.

Islamic militants massacre five women teachers travelling to primary school in protest at female education in Pakistan

Islamic militants massacre five women teachers travelling to primary school in protest at female education in PakistanTwo health workers also murdered in the ambush on a van taking them home from work today It came in same region of Pakistan where Malala Yousufzai, 15, was shot in the head just for going to school By Martin Robinson PUBLISHED: 14:39 GMT, 1 January 2013 | UPDATED: 17:57 GMT, 1 January 2013 Five female teachers in Pakistan have been slaughtered by Islamic militants bent on keeping women and girls away from education. They were murdered in a New Year's Day ambush on the van carrying them home from their jobs at a community centre and primary school in the north-west of the country.

Firefighter shooting: Town bids mournful goodbye to firefighters slain on Christmas Eve

Town bids mournful goodbye to second firefighter slain by deranged gunman who lured him to his death on Christmas EveMichael Chiapperini's widow, Kimberly, tells throng of mourners: 'Even though I’m surrounded by wonderful people, it’s incredibly lonely. My heart is broken'Chiapperini served West Webster, New York as a volunteer fire fighter and police lieutenant The father was killed by a 62-year-old ex-con who set his own home ablaze in order to lure emergency personnel into his assault rifle's line of fireFuneral of second fire fighter also killed in maniacal attack to be held Monday | UPDATED: 04:54 GMT, 1 January 2013 A second firefighter was laid to rest in Upstate New York on Monday, exactly one week after he and a close colleague were shot to death by a crazed gunman in a horrific Christmas Eve shooting. Tomasz Kaczowka, 19, who worked as a 911 dispatcher and volunteer firefighter, was remembered during a solemn ceremony at St Stanislau Church in Rochester

Sandy Hook shooting: More funerals underway for victims of Connecticut school massacre

'We cannot imagine our life without her': Devastated family attends funeral for six-year-old Jessica Rekos as Sandy Hook community buries another of its tiny victimsSix-year-old James Mattioli also laid to rest on TuesdayA wake is underway for heroic teacher Victoria Soto, 27, who died shielding her students from the gunman | UPDATED: 21:18 GMT, 18 December 2012 With her husband's hand placed gently on her back, Krista Rekos clings to the shoulder of a friend outside the funeral for her six-year-old daughter. The heart-wrenching scene came as mourners gathered for the service of Jessica Rekos, one of the 20 children gunned down in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre on Friday morning. Jessica, whom her family remembered as a horse-lover and beloved big sister to her two brothers, is the latest youngster to be laid to rest in a long, almost unbearable procession of funerals.

Caught on camera: Horrifying moment armed robber threatens cashier with an AK47 machine gun

Caught on camera: Horrifying moment armed robber threatens cashier with an AK47 machine gunMohammed Ali was jailed for seven years at the Old Bailey todayIt took a police squad more than two years to track him down | UPDATED: 17:58 GMT, 17 December 2012 This is the moment a gun-wielding robber demanded 'money, money!' as he brandished an AK47 assault rifle at his terrified victims. Mohammed Ali, 26, used the terrifying weapon to carry out two raids in east London – one in which he stole 400 from William Hill and another in which he threatened staff in Barclays, but failed to get anything. Ali, of Bow, east London, was jailed for seven years today at the Old Bailey after pleading guilty to robbery and possession of an imitation firearm – because the gun was deactivated.