“Massacre” in the news

Example collocations

massacre occurred
massacre took
massacre took place

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The New York Times
· ‘Racism Is Pervasive’ at Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Report Says  
Many in Winnipeg’s Indigenous community were outraged over the museum’s decision to use the term “genocide” for five overseas genocides officially recognized by the Canadian government — including the Holocaust and the massacres in Rwanda — but not for the treatment of their people in Canada.
Washington Post
· A Texas explosion killed hundreds in 1947 with a blast some feared was an atomic bomb  
Virginia Tech was not the worst school massacre in U.S. history.
The New Republic
· The Fall of the NRA  
The ensuing investigation—which was led by the New York Department of Financial Services—coupled with renewed scrutiny of the NRA after the February 2018 Parkland massacre, prompted LaPierre to hire a new lawyer, William Brewer.
Washington Post
· Belarus’s Lukashenko faces a surging political newcomer. The response is familiar crackdowns.  
People were plotting a “massacre” in Minsk, he declared in a televised speech this week.
Washington Post
· New York attorney general seeks to dissolve NRA in suit accusing gun rights group of wide-ranging fraud and self-dealing  
Newtown massacre divided NRA leaders, foreshadowing split to come
The Guardian
· Niger lost tens of millions to arms deals malpractice, leaked report alleges  
Hundreds of Nigerien troops have been killed in a series of massacres in the conflict.
· World's Toughest Prisons: Why are there riots at Tacumbu? Inside 'the most dangerous' jail  
For example, at neighbouring prison San Pedro, Members of the Primer Comando da Capital (PCC) massacred 10 members of the rival gang, the Rotela Clan.
The Guardian
· Think 'sanctions' will trouble China? Then you're stuck in the politics of the past  
In the years after the Tiananmen Square massacre in 1989, administrations of both parties touted the absurd theory that the best plan was to let China get rich and then watch as freedom and democracy evolved as byproducts of capitalist development.
The New York Times
· A Nobel Laureate’s New Play Revives a Tragic, Forgotten Figure  
Critics said he was a supporter of the Serbian war criminal Slobodan Milosevic, whom Handke has referred to as “a tragic human being.” (A planned demonstration outside the theater on opening night by the Mothers of Srebrenica, an organization of victims’ relatives from a 1995 massacre ordered by Milosevic, failed to materialize.)
· Survivors gather in Hiroshima to mark 75th anniversary of atomic bombing  
The Nazi massacre of African soldiers in French army, 80 years on