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Gun attack at Crimea college kills 19

The Kerch Polytechnic College massacre was a school shooting and bomb attack that occurred in Kerch, Crimea. 18-year-old student Vladislav Roslyakov shot and killed twenty people and wounded 70 others before committing suicide. The attack was the greatest loss of life in school violence in the former Soviet Union since the 2004 Beslan school siege.

Earthquake rocks San Francisco killing 63 people

The Loma Prieta earthquake occurred in Northern California with a moment magnitude of 6.9 and a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX. It caused 63 deaths and 3,757 injuries. Thanks to the TV coverage of the World Series, it was the 1st major earthquake in the U.S. that was broadcast live on national television.

Paris police massacre more than 200 Algerians

The Paris massacre occurred during the Algerian War. Demonstration of 30,000 Algerian supporters of National Liberation Front, that fought against pro-France Algerians and the rival Algerian nationalist organization, was attacked by the French National Police.