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Air Canada plane diverted after passenger tries to open door

The passenger named Brandon Michael Courneyea has been arrested and is facing several charges.

Florida shooting LIVE: 50 killed in worst mass shooting in US history

Fifty people died and another 53 were injured when a gunman opened fire and seized hostages at a gay nightclub in Florida, police said today, making it the worst mass shooting in US history.


Islam, Arab countries, Islamic State: How each of them view homosexuality

While the Quran's blanket ban on homosexuality is being debated by Islamic scholars, homosexuality is viewed as a crime throughout the Muslim world.

Fiery Trump, sober Clinton at odds over Orlando attack

Though the Orlando shooter was born in the US, Trump continued to propose sweeping changes to the nation's immigration rules as the cornerstone of his anti-terror plan.

Barack Obama to go to Orlando to pay respects to victims on Thursday

Barack Obama said gays and lesbians are targeted by organisations like IS, al-Qaida and others because of their “vicious, bankrupt ideology” and their religious beliefs about homosexuality.

Florida shooting: Philadelphia teen killed in attack called her mom after she was shot

"I just tried to tell her to remain calm and apply pressure to the wound,'' Natalie Murray said. "All I could hear was my baby screaming.''


Florida shooting: American Muslim leaders condemn Orlando terror attack

"This is a hate crime. Let me be clear, we have no tolerance for extremism of any kind," Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations Nihad Awad said.

Florida Shooting: Use of Assault rifle drives US gun control debate

In December 2012, Adam Lanza used a Bushmaster XM15 to kill 28 children and adults at the Sandy Hook elementary school in Connecticut before taking his own life with a Glock pistol.

Orlando shooting: UN chief Ban Ki-moon condemns 'horrific' act

"He extends his deepest condolences to the families of the victims and expresses his solidarity with the Government and people of the United States," the statement said.

Worst in US history: How the Orlando shooting unfolded

President Barack Obama called the shooting an 'act of terror' and an 'act of hate' targeting a place of 'solidarity and empowerment' for gays and lesbians. He urged Americans to decide whether this is the kind of 'country we want to be.'

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How artists expressed solidarity with Orlando shooting victims through art on social media

Artists from around the world have channelled their creativity to express solidarity with the victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting.