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More funerals, gun-control push follow Connecticut shooting

NEWTOWN, Connecticut (Reuters) - Even as they buried more victims of the second-deadliest school shooting in U.S. history on Thursday, residents of Newtown, Connecticut, looked for ways to pressure national leaders to restrict access to weapons.

Lifestyle

Naomi Watts pulls off 'The Impossible' to critical acclaim

LOS ANGELES: Days after the devastating 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, actress Naomi Watts took part in a fundraising telethon spearheaded by George Clooney to help the millions of people from Indonesia to the east coast of Africa whose lives were shattered.

World

Obama promises gun control action early next year

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama vowed to press for tighter gun laws early next year, as he sought to turn national outrage over the Connecticut school massacre into action to ban assault weapons and ensure better background checks on gun buyers.

World

Loved and loathed, Park takes South Korea's presidency

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's first woman president, Park Geun-hye, will have her job cut out when she takes office in February with the economy slowing, her father's autocratic rule still an issue for many and North Korea as unpredictable as ever.

World

White House readies gun-control plan as more children laid to rest

NEWTOWN, Connecticut (Reuters) - President Barack Obama assigned Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday to find ways to curtail gun violence in America to try to avoid tragedies like the elementary school massacre in Connecticut, where the town buried one of its heroes on Wednesday.

Nation

Parang-wielding robber shot dead

KUALA LUMPUR: A suspect was shot dead by police during an attempted robbery at a cyber cafe in Taman Len Seng, Cheras, here.

World

Loved and loathed, Park takes South Korea's presidency

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's first woman president, Park Geun-hye, will have her job cut out when she takes office in February with the economy slowing, her father's autocratic rule still an issue for many and North Korea as unpredictable as ever.

World

Precautionary lockdown at elementary school in Newtown

(Reuters) - An elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, was put on lockdown on Tuesday, the first day back at school for most of the town's children since a gunman killed 20 children and six adults in a shooting rampage at another grade school in town.

World

Schools reopen in Newtown, Washington talks gun control

NEWTOWN, Connecticut (Reuters) - Most students returned to school in the devastated Connecticut community of Newtown on Tuesday for the first time since a gunman's rampage killed 26 people in an elementary school, reviving the gun control debate in Washington.

World

South Korea votes in tight race on economy and jobs

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Koreans voted on Wednesday in freezing winter temperatures for a new president in a battle between the daughter of their former military ruler and a man her father jailed for political activism.