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Officer who killed Tamir Rice quits after outcry over his hiring by small town

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The police officer who killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice and was hired as the sole officer in a small Pennsylvania town earlier this week has now quit, it emerged on Thursday. Following widespread outrage at Timothy Loehm...

Médecins Sans Frontières pulls images of teenage rape survivor after outcry

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Médecins Sans Frontières has removed photographs of a teenage rape survivor from its website after criticism that the images were unethical and racist. MSF took down two photos of a 16-year-old girl from the Democrat...

Dutch football pundit’s sexual abuse story on live TV sparks national outcry

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The Netherlands has been forced again to face questions about attitudes to sexual violence towards women after one of the country’s most famous football pundits appeared to admit live on air to assaulting an unconscio...

Zelenskiy set to demand new Russia sanctions at UN amid Bucha outcry

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Volodymyr Zelenskiy will address the UN security council on Tuesday amid global revulsion at apparently deliberate civilian killings by Russian troops in Ukraine, as the US and EU prepared further sanctions against a ...

Ukraine matters, but so did Bosnia 30 years ago. Where was the outcry then?

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This week, we shall be subjected to further appalling reports from Ukraine: murderous brutality and human suffering and resilience at its receiving end. President Vladimir Putin’s invasion has been condemned as the wo...

Ammunition company owner’s run for state education board sparks outcry

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The owner of a US company that has sold ammunition online to numerous mass shooters has prompted outcry as he pursues a permanent position on Tennessee’s education board. Jordan Mollenhour, who was backed by the state...

Outcry prompts U-turn over killing wild birds to protect game birds in England

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The government has U-turned on guidance to shooters that reclassified pheasants as livestock, meaning that wild birds such as crows could be shot to protect them in certain circumstances, after a furious reaction from...

Outcry after US senator Lindsey Graham suggests Putin’s assassination

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Lindsey Graham has attracted widespread condemnation after the South Carolina senator suggested Vladimir Putin should be assassinated in order to end Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Graham first made the suggestion in a...

US tests of robotic patrol dogs on Mexican border prompt outcry

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The US is testing robotic patrol dogs along its frontier with Mexico that it says could provide “mechanical reinforcements” for border guards, in a move criticised by a leading domestic rights group as a “civil libert...

Colorado trucker’s 110-year sentence reduced to 10 years after outcry

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The Colorado governor has intervened to reduce the 110-year sentence handed down to a trucker for his role in a fatal 2019 collision after widespread outcry and calls for leniency. Jared Polis announced Thursday he wo...

Indonesia relents on plan to push back boat carrying 100 Rohingya refugees after outcry

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Indonesia on Wednesday said it will let dozens of Rohingya refugees come ashore after protests from local residents and the international community over its plan to push them into Malaysian waters. At least 100 people...

‘Miscarriage of justice’: outcry after Colorado trucker given 110 years for fatal accident

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The case of a young Colorado truck driver sentenced to 110 years in prison over his role in a fatal collision has prompted widespread calls for leniency and fueled criticism of the US justice system. On Tuesday, the C...

Outcry after Colorado sheriff’s office tweets photo of Santa getting handgun permit

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A sheriff’s office in Colorado faced outrage after it posted a picture of a man dressed as Santa Claus applying for permit to carry a concealed handgun. “Guess who came in to receive his concealed handgun permit toda...

EU advice on inclusive language withdrawn after rightwing outcry

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An internal European Commission document advising officials to use inclusive language such as “holiday season” rather than Christmas and avoid terms such as “man-made” has been withdrawn after an outcry from rightwing...

Outcry as Kyle Rittenhouse sits down for Tucker Carlson Fox News interview

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Kyle Rittenhouse’s claim that he is “not a racist person”, made to Tucker Carlson, landed in an atmosphere of controversy and condemnation ahead of the interview airing in full on Fox News on Monday night. Rittenhous...

LAPD shut down two predictive policing programs amid public outcry. A new program shares much of the flaws

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The Los Angeles police department has been a pioneer in predictive policing, for years touting avant-garde programs that use historical data and software to predict future crime. But newly revealed public documents de...

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