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PC who fired Taser at man with mental health issues says he had no choice

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A former police officer who fired a Taser at a former soldier with mental health issues who died has told an inquest jury he had no choice but to discharge the stun gun because he feared for his own safety and that of...

Miami police chief to be fired after only six months on the job

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Miami officials have decided to fire the city’s new police chief just six months after appointing him, after he was lambasted by city commissioners he accused of meddling in the police department and internal affairs ...

Shots fired at car carrying Ukrainian president’s top aide

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A volley of shots was fired at a car carrying the principal aide of the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, in what a senior official has called an assassination attempt. More than 10 bullets hit the car near th...

North Korea fired ballistic missiles from train amid rising tensions with the South

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North Korea says it successfully launched ballistic missiles from a train for the first time and was continuing to bolster its defences, after the two Koreas test fired missiles hours apart in duelling displays of mil...

‘If I get fired, so be it’: the Louisiana nurses refusing to get the Covid vaccine

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Louisiana’s largest hospital systems are requiring their employees to be fully vaccinated, but a minority of nursing staff say they are still considering leaving their jobs instead of getting the jab, citing concerns ...

North Korea says it has test fired long-range cruise missile

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North Korea carried out successful tests of a new long-range cruise missile over the weekend, its state media outlet KCNA said, amid a protracted standoff with the United States over denuclearisation. The missiles are...

Tennessee: fired vaccine expert denies sending dog muzzle to herself

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A former Tennessee government official who was fired amid controversy over vaccine access for teenagers has denied sending herself a dog muzzle she told authorities was delivered anonymously, possibly as a warning to ...

Red Bull finally fired up to turn F1 tables on Mercedes at Silverstone

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This weekend’s British Grand Prix is the chance for Red Bull to deliver a potentially knockout blow. At Silverstone on Sunday Max Verstappen and his team could prove they have definitively turned the tables on Mercede...

Libyan coastguards ‘fired on and tried to ram migrant boat’ – NGO

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Footage has emerged that appears to show the Libyan coastguard firing on a boat in distress carrying migrant families in the Mediterranean Sea. Rescue workers from the German organisation Sea-Watch recorded the coastg...

11 Texas sheriff’s office employees fired after death of inmate

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Eleven employees of a Texas sheriff’s office have been fired and six suspended following the death of an inmate who was hit multiple times in the head by detention officers, authorities said on Friday. The Harris coun...

Israel warplanes target Gaza as army says rockets fired ‘non-stop’ over southern border

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Israeli fighter jets have hit targets in central Gaza the army said on Saturday, after a day of deadly violence rocked the West Bank and unrest persisted inside Israel. Israel’s air force struck several sites, includi...

Virginia police officer fired after donating to Kyle Rittenhouse fundraiser

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The Virginia city of Norfolk has fired a police lieutenant after the Guardian reported that he donated to and expressed support for Kyle Rittenhouse, the teenager accused of killing two people during a police brutalit...