Merkel: 'Deepest sympathy' for shooting victims

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said her "deepest sympathy" is reserved for relatives of the victims of the shooting rampage that left 28 people dead, including 20 children in Connecticut. In a statement, the German Chancellor said:

Once again we stand aghast at a deed that cannot be comprehended. The thought of the murdered pupils and teachers makes my heart heavy.

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Obama makes gun law a priority

President Barack Obama hopes to get new US gun control measures passed during the first year of his second term after saying the country is 'failing' to protect its children.