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‘Everyday life now’: Sydney reels from organized crime turf war | Crime News

Last week, a home in Sydney’s southwest was sprayed with bullets during a drive-by shooting. No one was injured, although it was the second time in six months the house had been targeted and came after three assassinations over three weeks and a total of 13 in two years. “What can you do? It’s everyday …

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The 21 lives lost in Texas school shooting | Gun Violence News

Stories have begun to emerge about the 19 fourth-graders and their two teachers who were gunned down behind a barricaded door at their primary school in Texas, shedding light on the deep anguish their killing leaves behind. One student was an avid runner. Another loved baseball and video games. One girl sensed something was wrong …

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Gambian government says it will prosecute exiled ex-ruler Jammeh | Courts News

The Gambian government has said it will prosecute former President Yahya Jammeh for murder, rape, torture and other alleged crimes committed during his more than 20-year rule. The Ministry of Justice said on Wednesday that it accepted all but two of the 265 recommendations made by a commission that probed alleged crimes committed by the …

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‘Complete evil’: New details of deadly Texas shooting released | Gun Violence News

The gunman who opened fire at a primary school in Texas, killing 19 children and two teachersbarricaded himself in a classroom and “began shooting anyone that was in his way”, a Texas official has said, as the attack continues to fuel calls for gun control in the United States. Lieutenant Chris Olivarez, a spokesman for …

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Putin Pulls Shameless Hospital PR Stunt as His Troops Drop Like Flies

Twitter/Kremlin Pool Russian President Vladimir Putin Visited a Russian hospital Wednesday to meet with soldiers that have been injured in the war in Ukrainein what is believed to be the first time he has met with wounded service members since launching the war in Ukraine over three months ago. Putin, accompanied by Russian Defense Minister …

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‘I can’t breathe’: How Manuel Ellis was killed by police | Black Lives Matter

Tacoma, Washington State – Marcia Carter, 62, stands on the sidewalk gazing solemnly at the single-storey housing unit with its peeling white and blue paint. The front porch of the decaying property is sealed off with plywood. Beside Marcia, on a patch of dying grass, is a small wooden crucifix, wrapped in a Seattle Seahawks …

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Lebanese general renews mediation over missing US journalist

BEIRUT (AP) — A Lebanese security chief has met US officials in Washington as part of mediation between Washington and Damascus for the release of an American journalist missing in Syria, the head of a mission that assists hostages said Wednesday. Nizar Zakka, President of the US-based Hostage Aid Worldwide, told The Associated Press by …

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Al Jazeera demands Reuters retracts ‘editorial error’ | News

Reuters attributed mistranslation of Qatari foreign minister’s comments to Al Jazeera, which was not the original source. Al Jazeera Media Network has demanded that Reuters retract a news report that attributes a misquote of the Qatari foreign minister to Al Jazeera. The report, published on Saturday, quoted the Qatari foreign minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman …

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