Reports say a man entered the home and attacked guests during a Hanukkah party.
This year saw a marked changed in tone from China, as more diplomats began using Twitter.
Researchers say 41 mass killings claimed 211 lives this year, even as the overall homicide rate fell.
The victims, believed to be German, were skiing on the Val Senales glacier in South Tyrol.
The parents were preparing to scatter the teenager’s ashes at a scenic spot before they were robbed.
The small plane crashed west of Lafayette airport in Louisiana on Saturday morning.
The petition argues that the money spent on fireworks should go to those fighting bushfires.