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Tennessee supermarket shooting leaves 2 dead, including gunman, 12 injured

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Sept 23 (Reuters) – A gunman opened fire at a supermarket in suburban Memphis, Tennessee, on Thursday, killing one person and wounding at least 12 before apparently taking his own life, the police chief said. Law enforcement officers swarmed to the scene just after the shooting unfolded at a Kroger......

Shots fired at Ukraine presidential aide’s car in assassination bid

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KYIV, Sept 22 (Reuters) – A volley of shots was fired at a car carrying Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s principal aide on Wednesday in what a senior official called an assassination attempt. More than 10 bullets hit the car near the village of Lesnyky, just outside the capital Kyiv, wounding......

Body found in Wyoming identified as missing Gabby Petito

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Sept 21 (Reuters) – A body found in a U.S. national park in Wyoming was identified as Gabby Petito, the 22-year-old “van life” traveler who went missing during a road trip with her fiance, the FBI said on Tuesday, adding a local coroner had ruled her death a homicide. The......

Germans shocked by killing of cashier after COVID mask row

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BERLIN, Sept 21 (Reuters) – German politicians expressed shock on Tuesday over the killing of a 20-year old petrol station worker after an argument about a face mask and said that coronavirus deniers who are willing to use violence will not be tolerated. The killing on Saturday evening in the......

Russia was behind Litvinenko assassination, European court finds

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European court says Lugovoy and Kovtun carried out 2006 killing Court endorses British inquiry findings “No serious attempt” by Moscow to refute British findings Both men, and Russia, have always denied any involvement Court awards Litvinenko’s widow 100,000 euros in damages LONDON, Sept 21 (Reuters) – The European Court of......

Five killed in shooting at Russian university – law enforcement

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MOSCOW, Sept 20 (Reuters) – A student gunman opened fire at a university in the Russian city of Perm on Monday, killing five people and injuring six others, law enforcement authorities said. The gunman was detained shortly after the incident at Perm State University, located around 1,300 kilometres (800 miles)......

Yemen’s Houthis execute nine men for involvement in Samad death

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A poster of Saleh al-Samad, a senior Houthi official, is held by a member of the honor guards during the funeral procession of al-Samad and his six body guards, who were killed by Saudi-led air strikes last week, in Sanaa, Yemen April 28, 2018. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah DUBAI, Sept 18 (Reuters)......

Multimillionaire real estate heir Robert Durst is convicted of murder in L.A.

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Sept 17 (Reuters) – A California jury on Friday found multimillionaire real estate heir Robert Durst guilty of murdering his best friend Susan Berman in 2000, the first homicide conviction for a man suspected of killing three people in three states over the past 39 years. Durst, 78 and frail,......

Jury reaches verdict in L.A. murder trial of Robert Durst

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Robert Durst in his wheelchair looks at people in the courtroom as he appears in an Inglewood courtroom with his attorneys for closing arguments in his murder trial at the Inglewood Courthouse in California, U.S., September 8, 2021. Al Sieb/Pool via REUTERS Sept 17 (Reuters) – A California jury has......

Haiti PM fires prosecutor seeking charges against him in president’s killing

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HAVANA, Sept 14 (Reuters) – Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry on Tuesday replaced the chief public prosecutor who had been seeking charges against him as a suspect in the assassination of President Jovenel Moise, plunging the country into a fresh political crisis. Moise was shot dead on July 7 when......

Florida gunman kills 4 including baby, wounds 11-year-old girl

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Sept 5 (Reuters) – A self-described survivalist in body armor shot and killed four people, including a woman and her 3-month-old baby boy in her arms, before surrendering to police in central Florida on Sunday, officials said. The shooter, identified as Bryan Riley, 33, a former U.S. Marine, also wounded......

New Zealand to criminalise attack planning after mall stabbing

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WELLINGTON, Sept 4 (Reuters) – New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern vowed on Saturday to tighten counter-terrorism laws this month after a knife-wielding militant known to the authorities stabbed and wounded seven people in a supermarket. Police shot dead the 32-year-old attacker, a Sri Lankan national who had been convicted......

Victim of Tesla crash in Texas had alcohol level exceeding legal limit

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The logo of Tesla cars logo is seen during the presentation of the new charge system in the EUREF campus in Berlin, Germany September 10, 2020. REUTERS/Michele Tantussi SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 3 (Reuters) – One of the two victims of a fatal crash involving a Tesla car in Texas had......

Islamic State ‘Beatle’ pleads guilty to murdering U.S. hostages

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WASHINGTON, Sept 2 (Reuters) – A British-born man who was a member of a team of Islamic State militants in Syria nicknamed “The Beatles” and accused of beheading American hostages pleaded guilty on Thursday to eight U.S. criminal charges including lethal hostage taking and conspiracy to support terrorists. London-born Alexanda......

Parole recommended for convicted RFK assassin Sirhan Sirhan

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Sirhan Sirhan is shown in this handout photo taken February 9, 2016, and provided by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation/Handout via Reuters/File Photo Aug 27 (Reuters) – A California review board on Friday recommended that Sirhan Sirhan, the Palestinian refugee serving a......

‘He never stood a chance’: the fateful downfall of Haiti’s president

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Aug 22 (Reuters) – Haitian President Jovenel Moise began this year by warning that his country was a land of coups, conspiracy and murder. In the days before he was shot dead in a murky international plot last month, he was telling friends that enemies were out to get......

A crash course in the United States on tracking, trapping and killing ‘murder hornets’

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BLAINE, Wash., Aug 19 (Reuters) – The first Asian giant hornet nest of the year has been found in Washington state, and plans are being developed to eradicate it, likely next week, the state’s agriculture department said on Thursday. The so-called stinging “murder hornets,” the world’s largest hornets, can grow......

As murders surge, Democrats find a new message: Fund the police

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WASHINGTON, Aug 17 (Reuters) – Last summer, Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser played a high-profile role in the protests sweeping America over police killings of Black suspects. She renamed a street Black Lives Matter Plaza and joined thousands of demonstrators there, many shouting what had become the movement’s slogan: “Defund the......

Former Wallaby Kefu stabbed, family injured in home invasion

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Rugby Union – Rugby World Cup 2019 – Pool C – France v Tonga – Kumamoto Stadium, Kumamoto, Japan – October 6, 2019 Tonga head coach Toutai Kefu during the warm up before the match REUTERS/Edgar Su SYDNEY, Aug 16 (Reuters) – Rugby World Cup winner and Tonga coach Toutai......

Former Brazil congresswoman goes to jail on charges of killing husband

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Brazilian Congresswoman Flordelis de Souza reacts as she talks about her husband, pastor Anderson do Carmo, who was shot more than 30 times at their home, at the Brazilian congress in Brasilia, Brazil, June 25, 2019. Fernando Brazao/Agencia Brasil/Handout via REUTERS RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 13 (Reuters) – Flordelis dos......

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