Suspect named in rampage at Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. Police named the suspect in a deadly shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs as 57-year-old Robert L. Dear on Saturday, but they released few other details about the man and said nothing about what may have motivated the rampage. | Video

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Boko Haram claims responsibility for Kano suicide bomb: SITE

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North Korea tested submarine-launched missile, but launch failed: report

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Syrian army advances against Islamic State east of Aleppo: Syria state TV

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Pope Francis visits Ugandan shrine amid gay rights debate

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Obama says U.S. has to 'do something' about guns after Colorado shooting

WASHINGTON Expressing what has become regularly repeated frustration on the issue, President Barack Obama said on Saturday the United States needs to "do something" to make it harder for criminals to get guns after a shooting in Colorado killed three people and injured nine.

Syria army says Turkey increases arms shipments to rebels

BEIRUT The Syrian army said on Saturday that Turkey had recently increased supplies of weapons, ammunition and equipment to what it described as terrorists in Syria, and accused its northern neighbor of firing shells at Syrian army positions.