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# Assassination

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2022
# Shinzo Abe
Japan's national police chief resigns over Abe assassination
The former prime minister was shot and killed on the campaign trail on 8 July.
# Shinzo Abe
Alleged Shinzo Abe assassin to undergo mental evaluation
The suspect, Tetsuya Yamagami, was arrested immediately after he allegedly shot Abe in western Japan on July 8.
# Assassination
Japanese prime minister blames police for death of former leader Shinzo Abe
He blamed inadequate police security for the shooting.
# Assassination
Japanese police admit security flaws as body of former PM Shinzo Abe arrives home in Tokyo
Japan’s former PM was assassinated during a campaign event on Friday.
# Assassination
Former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe dies after being shot
The 67-year-old was Japan’s longest-serving prime minister.
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# RFK
Robert F Kennedy’s assassin Sirhan Sirhan granted parole
Two of RFK’s sons went against their siblings’ wishes to support the release of their father’s assassin.
# call for help
Haiti calls for US military assistance after president’s assassination
The country’s 53-year-old leader was killed at his home just before dawn on Wednesday.
# Jovenel Moise
Haiti’s ‘true statesman’ had vowed to bring jobs to troubled country before assassination
Former banana producer Jovenel Moise had ruled for four years before his assassination.
# Hezbollah
Verdict due over assassination of former Lebanese prime minister amid fears of more violence
The tribunal’s long-awaited decision comes two weeks after a cataclysmic blast at Beirut port.
# Historic
How a GAA broadcasting legend found himself commentating on JFK's funeral
Michael O’Hehir described it as the toughest broadcast of his career.
# Alan Wilson
Gangland criminal jailed for six years for 'intricate' plan to assassinate Dublin man
Alan Wilson was secretly recorded by gardaí discussing a plot to murder Gary Hanley, as part of an “ongoing feud”.
# Assassination
Militia leader allegedly had plans to assassinate Obama, Hillary Clinton and George Soros
The United Constitutional Patriots say they want to draw attention to immigration violations and assist federal law enforcement in patrolling the border.
# Assassination
Slovakian journalist who investigated high-profile tax fraud shot dead
The man’s fiancee was also shot.
# Málaga
Senior Kinahan gang member dodged hit in Spain as he was cycling with his son
The Hutch gang has managed to get a foothold in Malaga – a previous Kinahan stronghold.
# Texas
Woman charged with plot to assassinate Obama with homemade bomb was caught by cat hair
Julia Poff is charged with sending three devices in the post, one to the then US President.
# the grassy knoll
Donald Trump says he'll release all of the secret JFK assassination files
Reports in the US had indicated that certain files were set to be held back when the entire trove is opened to the public this coming Thursday.
# Malaysia
Two women accused of assassinating North Korean leader's half brother plead not guilty at start of trial
Kim Jong-nam was killed by a toxic nerve agent at Kuala Lumpur airport in Malaysia last February.
# Day of the Jackal
Man charged for threatening to kill Emmanuel Macron
The 23-year-old also allegedly said he wanted to attack “Muslims, Jews, blacks, homosexuals”.
# Assassination
DNA from child confirms assassinated Kim Jong-Nam's identity
He was poisoned with the deadly nerve agent VX in an assassination on 13 February.
# Assassination
Heavily armed police guarding body of Kim Jong-Un's half-brother after attempted morgue break-in
Detectives probing the killing want to question a North Korean diplomat.
# North Korea
CCTV video emerges of moments surrounding Kim Jong-Nam airport 'poisoning'
The estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un died in Kuala Lumpur airport last Monday.
# on the run
Police say four North Korean suspects fled Malaysia on the day of high-profile assassination
South Korean authorities have said that Kim Jong Un gave the order to assassinate his half-brother.
# Kim Jong-nam
Third arrest made in Malaysia over North Korea assassination
The man arrested is believed to be the boyfriend of one of the suspects
# all out war
Professional man flees country in fear of Kinahan gang
The man was told by gardai he was a target – and then reported being shot at near his home.
# Assassination
John Hinckley, the man who shot US President Ronald Reagan, is now a free man
He had been residing in a psychiatric hospital after being found not guilty by reason on insanity following the crime.
# Assassination
Award-winning environmentalist shot dead in her home after receiving death threats
The mother of four previously had an around-the-clock guard but recently switched to an occasional security detail.
# Yitzhak Rabin
One event 20 years ago changed Israel and Palestine forever
The assassination of Yitzhak Rabin was 20 years ago today.
# pickpocket
This is what Lincoln had in his pocket when he was assassinated
This week marked 150 years since the president was assassinated at Ford’s Theatre.
# electric shocks
Boris Nemtsov murder suspect: Police tortured me into confessing
The man claims he was beaten and subjected to electrical shocks.
# Russia
Two arrested over Boris Nemtsov killing
The politician was a high-profile government critic under Putin’s rule.
# assassinated
Putin vows to punish killers of Kremlin critic, as opposition condemns "political murder"
Boris Nemtsov was a fierce opponent of Vladamir Putin and was set to lead an opposition rally. He was shot in the back on a bridge near the Kremlin
# WWI
100 years since the double assassination which sparked WWI
Controversy and debate continue over the character of Gavrilo Princip, the man who shot the Austro-Hungarian heir.
# IMPAC Award
A childhood in dangerous Colombia inspires...
Juan Gabriel Vásquez grew up in a Bogotá rife with violence, and a drugs trade beginning to take off. His experiences inspired his IMPAC-winning novel.
# Assassination
Spanish politician shot dead on the street
Leon provincial council chief Isabel Carrasco was shot a number of times in broad daylight.
# Shooting
Gun used in attempted assassination on Pope John Paul II goes on exhibit
Italy’s justice ministry has loaned the museum the gun, a Browning 9mm, for three years.
# Assassination
Pakistan's former ruler survives after bomb explodes just before his convoy passed
Pervez Musharraf is on trial for treason and could face the death penalty but some are unconvinced the government will complete the trial.
Voices
Column: Some day we might have an Ireland that truly meets the aspirations of JFK
Fifty years ago, JFK said Ireland had something to give to the world. That’s still true, writes Ben English.
# jfk50
The History Channel is livetweeting JFK's fateful trip to Dallas today
Watch the events of 50 years ago unfold in real time via Twitter.
# Bulgaria
Video: Turkish-Bulgarian politician escapes assassination attempt
Dramatic video captures the moment Ahmet Dogan had a gun pointed at him before it appeared to jam and security guards jumped in.
# France
Three Kurdish women activists shot dead in Paris hit
The French Interior Minister visited the scene and described the killings as “assassinations”.