Sergeant Jeff Kinder said a total of nine people were found dead after the shootings

Nine dead after Missouri mass murder

27 Feb Nine people are dead following a mass murder in rural Missouri in which the suspected gunman took his own life, police in the Midwestern state said today.

The compensation proposal was moved to Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe for consideration

Virginia in forced sterilisation payout

27 Feb Virginia is to pay survivors of a forced sterilisation programme $25,000 (€22,300) each in compensation under a measure approved by the US state's legislature.

Nine informal complaints were made about paedophile Jimmy Savile at Stoke Mandeville Hospital

Nine Jimmy Savile complaints ignored - Report

26 Feb Nine informal complaints were made about paedophile Jimmy Savile at Stoke Mandeville Hospital but none "were either taken seriously or escalated to senior management", a report has found.

The llama's led police and locals on a merry chase before finally being captured

Llama drama captivates US audiences

27 Feb Two escaped llamas led authorities in Phoenix, Arizona on a long chase as audiences nationwide were captivated by live video of their escapades filmed from television news helicopters.

Tesco says there are a number of vacancies as part of this process

News in Brief

27 Feb Round-up of other Irish and international news stories.

The hashtag #TheDress is leading trends on Twitter worldwide

Social media users divided over 'the dress'

27 Feb Cyberspace is being consumed by an acute philosophical debate over a picture of a dress many claim is obviously white and gold but others argue just as trenchantly is black and blue.

Leonard Nimoy is most famous for his portrayal of Mr Spock in the 'Star Trek' franchise

Death of Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy

27 Feb Actor Leonard Nimoy, who won a worldwide fan base as the pointy-eared half-human, half-Vulcan Mr Spock in the blockbuster 'Star Trek' television and film franchise, has died aged 83.