.New York, NY, USA
Nine school shootings were recorded in 2020, and two in the first quarter of 2021. (Photo credit: Representational Image/ Unsplash)

  • Students across US states are returning to schools after months of remote learning due to COVID pandemic
  • However, the move back has come with an unfortunate uptick in gun violence
  • Cases of students bringing gun to schools, hijacking of buses were reported across the US

Police said that they first received a call around 7:30 pm about the shooting. (Photo credit: Unsplash)

  • A gunman killed two people and seriously wounded another at a casino in Wisconsin on Saturday
  • The suspect was shot dead by the police after the incident
  • The seriously wounded victim was airlifted to a Milwaukee hospital, Police said

.Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
This is a screen grab of the viral video. (Photo credit: Karnataka State Police fact check)

  • A video of a man thrashing a COVID patient in a hospital is doing the rounds
  • The video is claimed to be of Bengaluru's Oxford Hospital 
  • However, after doing a fact check, state police said that the video was fake

.Cooch Behar, West Bengal, India
West Bengal elections are being conducted in eight phases ending on April 29. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • CM Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday alleged that the CRPF is harassing voters in the state 
  • She added that the security forces were commanded by Home Minister Amit Shah to do so
  • She claimed at least 10 people have been killed in the state during the ongoing polls

.Toronto, ON, Canada
Alec had no history of violence or a criminal record. (Photo Credits: Representational Image/Unsplash)

  • Alec rammed a rented van into pedestrians in a deadly attack back in 2018
  • He was assessed by several psychiatrists and psychologists
  • He previously expressed his fascination with Elliot Rodger, an American mass killer

.Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
"The declarations of the Egyptian public prosecutor's office are unacceptable," the Italian foreign ministry said. (Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • Egypt's public prosecutor cleared five police officers over the murder of Italian student Giulio Regeni
  • Regeni was a Cambridge University graduate, who was in Egypt researching trade unions
  • The Cambridge University graduate was kidnapped in January 2016

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
US President Donald Trump has, in one year, executed more Americans than all the states combined, an annual report said. (AP/PTI Photo)

  • 10 prisoners were federally executed in 2020, while seven executions were by all the US states combined
  • Only five US states, Alabama, Georgia, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas, carried out judicial killings
  • Since November 3, Trump has executed three persons, Orlando Hall, Brandon Bernard, and Alfred Bourgeois

In the last one month, this is a second incident where a journalist was murdered. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • The deceased journalist worked for Enekaas TV, a private TV channel
  • Killings were confirmed by Attaullah Khogyani, spokesman for the Nangarhar governor
  • No group has so far claimed responsibility of these murders

Police officials are charged in connection with murder of a black music composer, Michel Zecler

  • Two out of four officals were taken in custody
  • Other two were freed on conditional release
  •  Zecler's killing was followed by the introduction of a new security law by the French government, Article 24,

.Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani promised retaliation in 'due time'. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@HassanRouhani)

  • Dr Mohsin Fakhrizadeh was assassinated on Friday
  • He was attacked and killed by assailants outside capital Tehran
  • Khamenei has urged for the coninuation of Fakhrizadeh's work