• Mourners grieve at a vigil for the victims of the shooting at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, June 13, 2016.
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    Not Alone: Crowdfunding Campaign for Orlando Victims Raises Nearly $3Mln in 2 Days

    A crowdfunding Internet campaign to support Orlando shooting survivors and victims' families has raised almost $3 million over two days.

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  • Ten-year-old twins Erica (L) and Olivia Hartley light candles after a vigil in memory of victims one day after a mass shooting at the Pulse gay night club in Orlando, Florida, U.S., June 13, 2016
    Last update: 13:19 14.06.2016
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    Unacceptable to Justify Orlando Shooting - Kremlin

    Attempts to justify the Orlando gay night club shooting are unacceptable, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Tuesday

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  • Police stand behind a crime scene tape near the mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub on in Orlando, Florida on June 12, 2016.
    Last update: 10:48 14.06.2016
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    Orlando Tragedy Result of US Intelligence Failure - Russian Official

    The speaker of Russia's lower house of parliament said the Orlando tragedy was "a big mistake on the part of the United States intelligence agencies."

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  • An undated photo from a social media account of Omar Mateen, who Orlando Police have identified as the suspect in the mass shooting at a gay nighclub in Orlando, Florida, US, June 12, 2016
    Last update: 10:35 14.06.2016
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    'He Would Get So Drunk': Orlando Shooter Identified as Regular at Pulse Gay Nightclub

    Several regular guests at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando recognized Omar Mateen, a shooter behind the Sunday's attack, as the club's frequent visitor, local media reported Tuesday.

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  • Police stand behind a crime scene tape near the mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub on in Orlando, Florida on June 12, 2016.
    Last update: 03:45 14.06.2016
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    Orlando Massacre Shines Light on FBI's Lack of Terrorist Tracking Resources

    US domestic security agencies sorely lack the numbers and resources to adequately monitor more than 40,000 people already on the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) watch list, let alone those who are not, as made evident by the Orlando massacre, experts told Sputnik.

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  • Friends and family members embrace outside the Orlando Police Headquarters during the investigation of a shooting at the Pulse night club, where as many as 20 people have been injured after a gunman opened fire, in Orlando, Florida, U.S June 12, 2016
    Last update: 22:03 13.06.2016
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    Orlando Shooting: 4 Scapegoats Republicans Use to Avoid Gun Control Debate

    In the wake of the deadly shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, US Republicans beholden to the National Rifle Association are desperate to blame anything but guns.

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  • In this Monday, Dec. 14, 2015 file photo, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani speaks during a press conference in Kabul, Afghanistan.
    Last update: 21:31 13.06.2016
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    Afghan President Says No Contacts From FBI Over Orlando Gunman

    The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) did not contact the Afghan government over Omar Mateen, who recently opened fire in a gay nightclub in the US city of Orlando, President of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani said Monday.

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  • Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (L) and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump are seen in a combination of file photos
    Last update: 21:14 13.06.2016
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    Guns or Islamists: Trump, Clinton Spark Debate Over Cause of Orlando Shooting

    The shooting spree which left 49 people dead at a gay nightclub in Orlando drew condemnation from both Democratic and Republican parties in the US. However, the presidential candidates from both parties spurred a debate with different views on who or what is to blame following the massacre.

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  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Dallas, Texas September 14, 2015
    Last update: 20:34 13.06.2016
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    Trump Calls for Surveillance of Mosques, Muslims After Orlando Massacre

    The US has the capability to prevent terrorist attacks such as the nightclub massacre in the US state of Florida but opposition from US officials, including President Barack Obama, to mosque surveillance robs law-enforcement of needed intelligence, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said in a television interview on Monday.

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  • Omar Saddiqui Mateen
    Last update: 20:27 13.06.2016
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    Orlando Shooter Claimed to Be Member of Hezbollah in 2013 - FBI Director

    The shooter who killed and wounded a hundred people at an Orlando club on Sunday has previously called himself a member of Hezbollah, FBI Director James Comey said in a briefing on Monday.

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  • Flowers left outside the US Embassy in Moscow in memory of those killed in the night club shooting in Orlando
    Last update: 20:22 13.06.2016
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    Mourning Rally for Orlando Massacre Victims Held Near US Embassy in Moscow

    A mourning rally dedicated to the victims of the tragedy in Orlando, Florida took place on Monday near the US Embassy in Moscow, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported.

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  • A crest of the Federal Bureau of Investigation is seen 03 August 2007 inside the J. Edgar Hoover FBI Building in Washington, DC.
    Last update: 19:43 13.06.2016
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    US Authorities Probe Orlando Shooters Electronics - FBI Director

    The US investigators have been probing electronics used by the shooter behind the Sunday’s terrorist attack in Orlando, Florida to determine whether he had any co-conspirators, FBI Director James Comey said in a briefing on Monday.

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  • French President Francois Hollande waits for a guest at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, December 2, 2015.
    Last update: 18:45 13.06.2016
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    Hollande Says Orlando Shooter Attacked Freedom to ‘Live Your Orientation’

    French President Francois Hollande said Monday that the gunman who killed and wounded a hundred revelers at an Orlando gay club had attacked people’s freedom to live their sexual orientation.

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  • U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about the worst mass shooting in U.S. history that took place in Orlando, Florida, at the White House in Washington, U.S., June 12, 2016
    Last update: 18:20 13.06.2016
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    No Evidence Orlando Massacre 'Directed From Abroad' - Obama

    US President Barack Obama said Monday that there is no evidence that the Orlando massacre was "directed from abroad."

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  • Father of Orlando Florida Shooter Seddique Mir Mateen
    Last update: 17:34 13.06.2016
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    Orlando Mass Shooting an ‘Act of Terrorism,’ Against Family Principles - Gunman’s Father

    Omar Mateen committed an act of terrorism when he shot over 100 people at a nightclub in the US state of Florida, which was against family principles, his father Seddique Mir Mateen said at a press briefing on Monday.

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  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Indiana Theater Sunday, May 1, 2016, in Terre Haute, Ind
    Last update: 17:31 13.06.2016
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    Trump Calls on Muslims to Turn in Islamists Bragging About Violence

    Muslims living in the United States know of Islamists who advocate terrorism and should turn them in before they commit attacks, such as the nightclub massacre in the US state of Florida that killed some 50 people, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said on Monday.

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  • Friends and family members embrace outside the Orlando Police Headquarters during the investigation of a shooting at the Pulse nightclub, where people were killed by a gunman, in Orlando, Florida, U.S June 12, 2016
    Last update: 17:23 13.06.2016
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    ‘We Believed It Was Part of the Music’: Eyewitnesses Speak Out About Orlando Carnage

    According to the survivors of the Sunday night attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando, when the initial shots were fired they thought it was firecrackers and musical special effects, The Wall Street Journal wrote.

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  • Jermaine Towns, left, and Brandon Shuford wait down the street from a multiple shooting at a nightclub in Orlando, Fla., Sunday, June 12, 2016
    Last update: 17:16 13.06.2016
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    Clinton: Declaring War on Islam After Orlando Massacre 'Dangerous' as It Plays Into Hands of Daesh

    Demonization of religion following a mass shooting in Orlando, Florida would be advantageous to terrorists, presumptive US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said on Monday.

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  • Police cars surround the Pulse Orlando nightclub, the scene of a fatal shooting, in Orlando, Fla., Sunday, June 12, 2016
    Last update: 16:50 13.06.2016
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    Orlando Nightclub Massacre: Florida Governor Urges Obama to Declare State of Emergency

    Florida Governor Rick Scott requested US President Barack Obama declare a state of emergency in the state following the Sunday morning mass shooting at a nightclub in Orlando, the governor said in a letter on Monday.

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  • World cities. Oslo
    Last update: 16:19 13.06.2016
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    No Extra Security Needed for Oslo Pride Despite Orlando Attack - Norwegian PM

    Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg believes there is no need to increase security at the forthcoming Oslo Pride events, despite the recent mass shooting in a gay nightclub in the US city of Orlando, Florida.

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