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Australia data shows gun controls a huge success 20 years after mass shooting

Handguns.Australia on Thursday marked the 20th anniversary of a mass shooting which led to strict gun controls that have in turn led to a huge decline in gun murders, undermining claims in the United States that such curbs are not the answer.

Boeing profit takes hit from tanker, 747; outlook unchanged

altBoeing Co took a surprise $156 million charge for its KC-46 aerial refueling tanker on Wednesday, pushing first-quarter profit down 9 percent amid concern about meeting deadlines for the U.S. Air Force program.

France sinks Japanese, German bids to win A$50 billion Australian subs deal

France has won a huge Australian submarine contract.France has beaten Japan and Germany to win a A$50 billion (27.5 billion pounds) deal to build a fleet of 12 new submarines for Australia, one of the world's most lucrative defence contracts, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced on Tuesday.

On 30th anniversary of Chernobyl disaster, Ukraine remembers its victims

The Chernobyl reactor.Ukraine held memorial services on Tuesday to mark the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, which permanently poisoned swathes of eastern Europe and highlighted the shortcomings of the secretive Soviet system.

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