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‘Felt like a bullet’: Bhutan prime minister mourns rare Covid death

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Bhutan’s success in avoiding coronavirus is almost unrivalled but a rare patient death – just the kingdom’s fourth – shows more work was needed to fight the pandemic there, its leader says. The remote Himalayan nation...

British man killed by stray bullet as he lay in bed in Atlanta

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An astrophysicist from Surrey has died after being hit by a stray bullet while lying in bed during a trip to Atlanta. Dr Matthew Willson, 31, from Chertsey, was shot in the early hours of Friday when a weapon was disc...

Virgil van Dijk toils a little now but Liverpool really found a magic bullet

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“How have we managed to sign this guy?” There is something a little vague and apocryphal about the oft-quoted reaction of one unnamed Celtic player to seeing Virgil van Dijk in training on his first day at the club. V...

Man killed by stray bullet while eating Thanksgiving dinner at home

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A man eating Thanksgiving dinner inside a home in the suburbs of Philadelphia was killed by a stray bullet that pierced a window, authorities said. Edilberto Miguel Palaez Moctezuma, 25, was shot in the torso just bef...

Electric cars are not a magic bullet for air pollution

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The benefits of switching to electric vehicles to clean up our toxic air has been given much airtime, both at Cop26 and by the UK government in recent weeks (‘What if we just gave up cars?’: Cop26 leaders urged to dre...

Man killed by ‘ricocheting police bullet’, inquest hears

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A 52-year-old man was killed by a ricocheting police bullet when he refused to leave his room during an attempted arrest, an inquest has heard. Trevor Smith, a van driver who was suffering from mental health problems,...

Rust shooting: officials say single bullet likely caused injury and death after Alec Baldwin fired gun on set

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Officials confirmed on Wednesday that live bullets, including the round it is believed killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza, were found on the set of the movie Rust last week after ac...

Single bullet likely caused death after Alec Baldwin fired gun on set, police say – video

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Live bullets, including the round it is believed killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza, were found on the set of the movie Rust last week after Alec Baldwin fired a gun as part of the ...

Is medical cannabis really a magic bullet?

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In 2017, Mikael Sodergren, a liver and pancreatic cancer surgeon at Imperial College healthcare NHS trust, was finding himself becoming increasingly interested in the potential role of medical cannabis in treating pai...

Japan bullet train driver disciplined for leaving controls to go to toilet

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A driver on one of Japan’s shinkansen bullet trains is facing disciplinary measures after he abandoned his cab to go to the toilet while the train was carrying passengers and travelling at 150km/h. The 36-year-old dri...

‘The city has multiple bullet wounds’: mayoral candidate Maya Wiley on healing New York

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When Maya Wiley announced her candidacy for New York major – known as the second hardest job in the US – it seemed like her résumé was tailored to the moment. It was early October last year, and the city was reeling f...

California lawmakers seek to force gunmakers to ‘microstamp’ bullet casings

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Gun control advocates are making a new attempt to force the gun industry to comply with a unique California law that requires bullet casings to be “microstamped”, a measure that has been toothless since it was approve...

How green are your leggings? Recycled polyester is not a silver bullet (yet)

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A colleague was standing in front of me holding a swatch of shiny black polyester made from upcycled marine litter. “It’s recycled but is it recyclable?” I asked. “No,” she said, “it’ll end up in landfill.” This was ...