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Security guard for TV news crew killed during Oakland robbery attempt

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A security guard died after he was shot while protecting a San Francisco Bay Area TV news crew covering a smash-and-grab theft, part of a rash of organized retail crime in the region. “We are devastated by the loss o...

Storm Arwen: two people killed after winds of almost 100mph hit UK

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Two people have died after being hit by falling trees as Storm Arwen brought winds of almost 100mph to parts of the UK overnight. A headteacher in Northern Ireland died after a tree fell on his car, and another man wa...

First Thing: Brian Laundrie killed himself, autopsy report shows

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Good morning. Brian Laundrie, whose disappearance sparked a nationwide manhunt in September after his fiancee, Gabby Petito, went missing and was later found murdered, killed himself, an autopsy report released yester...

Biden honors transgender people killed in US: ‘Each of these lives was precious’

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Joe Biden issued a statement in honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance, memorializing the dozens of transgender people who were killed this year in America and saying “each of these lives was precious”. Biden noted t...

‘I just killed a man’: defendant who fatally shot Ahmaud Arbery testifies

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Testimony resumed at the trial of the men accused of murdering Ahmaud Arbery resumed in Brunswick, Georgia, on Thursday, as the Rev Al Sharpton planned to return for a rally with a large group of Black ministers. Las...

Choreographer killed himself after sexual misconduct claims, inquest hears

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A former Royal Ballet choreographer killed himself after feeling “humiliation” over allegations of sexual misconduct against him, an inquest heard. Liam Scarlett, 35, who was employed by the Royal Opera House as a dan...

‘She did not deserve to die like this’: family seeks justice for Kenyan woman allegedly killed by UK soldier

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A vibrant sisal plant in a public cemetery on the outskirts of Nanyuki in Kenya marks the grave of Agnes Wanjiru, the woman allegedly murdered by a British soldier in March 2012. It is easy to miss the grave due to he...

‘Environmental defenders are being killed’: living on the frontline of global heating

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Throughout the 2021 United Nations climate change conference, the Guardian will be publishing the stories of the people whose lives have been upended – sometimes devastated – by the climate breakdown. Editor’s note: ...

Man killed 16-year-old girl in south Wales for ‘revenge on her mother’

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A man murdered a 16-year-old girl and attempted to kill her stepfather at a Chinese takeaway in south Wales because he wanted revenge on her mother after they fell out over money, a jury has been told. Chun Xu, 32, is...

Covid may have killed up to 180,000 health workers globally, WHO says

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The World Health Organization says 80,000 to 180,000 healthcare workers may have been killed by Covid-19 up to May this year, insisting they must be prioritised for vaccination. A WHO paper on Thursday estimated that ...

Hull man shot by police was unlawfully killed, inquest jury rules

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A man shot dead by police while carrying an axe on a city centre street was unlawfully killed, an inquest jury has ruled. Lewis Skelton, 31, died after he was shot twice by a police officer in Hull after Tasers had no...

At least 46 killed as fire engulfs building in southern Taiwan

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A cross-departmental investigation has been launched in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung, after at least 46 people died and another 41 were injured in a fire in that engulfed a building overnight. The 13-store...

Stephen Port laptop not inspected until he had killed three times, inquest told

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The serial killer Stephen Port’s laptop was not submitted for forensic examination by police until 10 months after the death of his first victim, by which time he had killed two others, an inquest has heard. The devic...

Ministers could back bid to cut number of animals killed without being stunned

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Ministers are considering backing a Tory MP’s bid to cut the number of animals slaughtered without being stunned, while protecting religious rights to halal and kosher meat. Chris Loder, an animal welfare advocate, is...

Miro Rys: US football’s first teenage star was killed before his prime

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During a locker room celebration after a World Cup qualifying win over Canada on 20 October 1976, Miro Rys could not have been more elated. The 19-year-old striker not only scored the opener of the US’s 2-0 triumph bu...

Eight killed after plane crashes into Milan office building

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A small single-engined plane carrying six passengers and a crew of two has crashed into the side of an empty two-storey office building in a Milan suburb, killing everyone onboard. Investigators opened an inquiry into...

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