UK Shooting

If it Flies, It Dies - Malta's Hunters Get Green Light for Bird Slaughter

Joe Duckworth | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK
Joe Duckworth

Tourists to Malta over the next few weeks might get a shock. The country's mass killing of birds, known as the Spring Hunt, starts today, meaning that thousands of birds will be shot from the skies. If you don't want to be caught in the middle of that, you might want to head somewhere else.

Politicians Be Aware - It's Blindingly Obvious That Animals Matter

Joe Duckworth | Posted 03.04.2015 | UK Politics
Joe Duckworth

At the League Against Cruel Sports, our key focus means that we know a lot about what goes on in the world of animal 'sport', much of it unsavoury, much of it hidden. Our own election manifesto therefore focuses on five issues that are key to reducing the suffering of animals, and we believe that many voters will share our concerns.

Why Banning Snares Is a No-Brainer

Joe Duckworth | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK Politics
Joe Duckworth

This week, we called on MPs from all parties to ban snares outright. Britain is one of only five countries left in the EU where snares are completely legal, and frankly it shames us all. Snares are indiscriminate, inhumane, and unnecessary. Banning them is a no-brainer.

At Least 8 Dead In Tunisia Museum Shooting

AP | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK

A tense security raid after a gun attack at a Tunisian museum has ended after officers killed two gunmen, the interior ministry said, but two or three...

Shocking Footage Shows Police Fatally Shooting Mentally Ill Homeless Man

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK

Los Angeles police officers were caught on camera fatally shooting a homeless man on Sunday. The shocking video, posted to Facebook, shows six poli...

Suspect In The Copenhagen Shooting Killed After Shootout On The Street

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Chris York | Posted 15.02.2015 | UK

Police in Copenhagen have shot dead a man they believe was responsible for two shootings that claimed the lives of two civilians just hours apart. ...

Boy, 3, Shoots Father And Pregnant Mother

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 01.02.2015 | UK

A three-year-old boy has accidentally shot his father and pregnant mother with the same bullet in front of his sister. According to police the inci...

Newsrooms Fall Silent In Poignant Solidarity With Charlie Hebdo

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK

Thousands of people across the world observed a minute's silence on Thursday morning in honour of the 12 people shot dead during the horrific attack o...

Seven Arrests But 'Heavily Armed' Paris Shooting Suspects Still At Large (LIVE UPDATES)

The Huffington Post UK/AP/PA | Jessica Elgot | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK

French police have arrested seven people but are reportedly still hunting two heavily armed men, one with possible links to al Qaeda, for the mass kil...

Paris Shooting At Charlie Hebdo Magazine Office Leaves At Least 12 Dead

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK

Four of the most well-known cartoonists in France are said to have been killed in the mass shooting attack on satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in cent...

Woman Shot Dead By 2-Year-Old Son

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.12.2014 | UK

A US woman has been shot and killed by her two-year-old son. The accident happened in a Wal-Mart in Hayden, Idaho after the boy reached into her ha...

Now Is the Time to #BreakTheCycleOfViolence

Aurora Percannella | Posted 25.01.2015 | UK
Aurora Percannella

In his Monday statement, whilst inviting the crowds not to engage in violent conduct, St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay also warned everyone that 'the world will be watching us'. That is quite right, Mr. Mayor. Today, the whole world is looking at you. We are staring and wondering how faulty your criminal justice system must be to offer a similar finale in 2014.

Canada's Capital Left Stunned, But Defiant After Deadly Shooting Rampage

The Huffington Post UK/ PA/AP | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK

"We will not be intimidated. Canada will never be intimidated," Canada's Prime Minister has vowed in an emotional national address just hours after a ...

Shots Fired In Mall Near To Ottawa Parliament

AP/Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK

Police in Ottawa say shots also were fired near a shopping mall close to Parliament. Ottawa police Constable Marc Soucy said Wednesday there have b...

Soldier Shot Outside Canadian Parliament

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK

UPDATE FROM THE CANADIAN PRESS: Police are expanding a security perimeter in the heart of the national capital after a gunman opened fire and wounded ...

Pistorius Awaits Final Shooting Verdict

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK

BREAKING NEWS: Oscar Pistorius found guilty of culpable homicide (manslaughter) of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius will ...

'Cops' TV Crew Member Gunned Down By Police During Armed Robbery

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.08.2014 | UK

A crew member with the cult TV show Cops has been shot dead by police while filming officers trying to foil a robbery in Nebraska. Sound operator B...

Louise Ridley

Now, This Is How You Live Tweet Breaking News...

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK

Take a lesson in tweeting social movements from one of Twitter's co-founders, Jack Dorsey, who has headed back to his hometown of St Louis to live-twe...

Alps Murders: Ex-Husband Of Woman Died On The Same Day

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK

Detectives investigating the killing of a British engineer and his family in the Alps have revealed his wife was previously married to a man who died ...

Don't Shoot the Messenger! Especially If You're The Taliban

Piers Secunda | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK
Piers Secunda

In the early summer of 2010 I sent an email to the owner of an Afghan press agency called "Kabul Pressistan" expecting no response. The email was t...

Six-Year-Old Boy Shot In Neck

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK

A six-year-old boy is stable in hospital after being shot in the neck, police say. Reports suggest he was wounded after men pushed open the door of...

Why #YesAllWomen Is Not Just About Women

Maria Caspani | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Caspani

This is nothing like a woman being catcalled on her way to work. This is a guy with serious issues who committed multiple murders. He wasn't just a misogynist or a sexist man who thinks women are objects owned by men. Rodger fits the profile of a sociopath.

Three Shot Dead At Jewish Museum

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 24.05.2014 | UK

A deadly shooting at Brussels' Jewish Museum has left three people dead and another seriously wounded, the fire department said. French-language ne...

Girl, 3, Accidentally Shoots Dead Brother, 2

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.04.2014 | UK

In what is becoming a shockingly common occurrence in the US, a two-year-old boy has been accidentally shot dead by his three-year-old sister. The ...

Hackney Shooting Victim Named

PA | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK

A teenage girl shot dead yesterday has been named in news reports and on social media as Shereka Marsh. Police were called to reports of a shooting...