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Three people have been confirmed dead in the latest shooting at the Fort Hood U.S. Army base in central Texas.

According to reports, the shooter was a soldier who was suffering from a mental breakdown. He killed 3 people and wounded 16 others before shooting himself in the head with a .45-caliber pistol.

Authorities declined to identify the shooter, but said there were no indications that the incident was linked to terrorism.

The shooting lasted about 20 minutes. All the wounded and killed were military personnel, the base revealed.

U.S. President Barack Obama said he was "heartbroken" that another shooting had occurred at the Fort Hood Army installation and described the situation there as fluid.

The base was the site of a shooting in 2009 that ultimately killed 13 people and wounded another 32, the worst mass murder at a military installation in U.S. history.

A summer storm has ravaged parts of Thailand’s northeastern region, where one person was reportedly killed.

Buriram Province was struck by a destructive summer storm that brought down a tree more than a hundred years old. The tree collapsed onto a house and killed a 38-year-old man, who is the owner of the house. However, his wife and daughter were safe.

The storm also caused heavy damage to a motor show exhibition held at the parking lot of a Big C supermarket in Buriram’s Muang District. Tents, banners, and other equipment were blown away by the strong winds, forcing the organizer to call off the event.

Meanwhile, in Nakhon Ratchasima Province, gusty winds brought down a tree that fell onto an overhead power line. In addition, a 10-meter-long awning of a shop and a secondary covering attached to the exterior wall of a building were completely destroyed by the storm. Fortunately, no injuries were reported in these cases.

Fort Hood military installation in Texas has been locked down after a gunman opened fire, injuring an undisclosed number of people.

The gunman opened fire in Fort Hood in central Texas, injuring an unknown number of people at the U.S. Army base that was the scene of a shooting rampage in 2009.

Emergency crews are immediately on the scene. However, no further details are known at this time," the base said in a statement.

The base has been put on lockdown and police are securing the perimeter.

It was not immediately clear how many people were injured. The shooter is believed to be at large, according to authorities.

Local news reports said there may be two suspected shooters.

Authorities advised all personnel on the post to stay away from windows and to keep all doors closed and locked.

Both President Obama and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel have been informed of the shooting.

The base was the site of a shooting in 2009 that ultimately killed 13 people and wounded another 32, the worst mass murder at a military installation in U.S. history.

TEXAS, 3 April 2014– At least one person has been killed and 14 others wounded in a shooting at a U.S. Army base in Fort Hood, Texas.

The official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity and noted the information was preliminary, said he could not confirm reports the shooter had been killed.

The base said in a statement that its directorate of emergency services "has an initial report that a shooter is dead," but also added that the information was unconfirmed.

Local news reports said there may be two suspected shooters.

Meanwhile, U.S. President Barack Obama said he was "heartbroken" that another shooting had occurred at the Fort Hood Army base and described the situation there as fluid.

Fort Hood was put on lockdown and police were securing its perimeter. Helicopters could be seen circling the base in live TV footage broadcast from the scene. Police went from building to building, while scores of police vehicles and ambulances were on the scene.

Authorities advised those on the post to stay away from windows and to keep doors closed and locked.

The Center for the Administration of Peace and Order (CAPO) asks all sides to exercise the utmost restraint on April 5th when both pro and anti-government protesters plan to stage mass rallies. 

Supreme Commander General Thanasak Patimaprakorn has urged all sides to refrain from using violence amid the rising political temperature. 

Friday, 04 April 2014 09:33

EC keen on issuing new election decree

The Election Commission is adamant to issue a new royal decree for the general election at an earliest date possible, and it is convening a meeting with high-ranking military officers to discuss the maintaining of peace and order during the election. 

Wednesday, 02 April 2014 15:58

Chachoengsao kicks off mango festival

CHACHOENGSAO, 2 April 2014 - Chachoengsao, just east of Bangkok, has kicked off its annual mango festival on Tuesday evening. 

BANGKOK, 2 April 2014, – Thailand’s economic growth in 2014 may not make any progress and may even slip into negative territory, according to a former deputy prime minister and finance minister Viraphong Ramangkun. 

BANGKOK, 2 April 2014 - Mr. Tachapol Kanjanakul, Acting President of the Government Savings Bank (GSB), revealed that public savings at the bank’s branches have returned to normal, thanks to the bank’s new saving schemes. 

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