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America's gun culture in seven charts

The worst mass shooting in the United States has once again raised questions about gun ownership and whether there should be tougher controls. About 40% of Americans say they own a gun or live in a household with one, according to a 2017 survey, and the rate of murder or manslaughter by firearm is the highest in the developed world. How does the US compare with other countries? More than 11,000 people in the US were killed by a gun in 2016 – representing about two-thirds of all homicides, which ...

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Seven US Navy crew missing after collision off Japan

Media playback is unsupported on your device Seven US Navy crew members are missing after their ship collided with a merchant vessel off the coast of Japan. Among the injured is the ship’s commanding officer who has been taken to hospital by helicopter. The Navy destroyer USS Fitzgerald collided with the container ship ACX Crystal about 56 nautical miles (103km) south-west of Yokosuka at about 2:30am local time (18:30 BST) on Saturday. Aerial images showed heavy damage on the destroyer’s starboard side. As well as the commanding officer, two other ...

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London attack: Theresa May says enough is enough after seven die

Media playback is unsupported on your device The prime minister has said “it is time to say enough is enough” as she condemned a terror attack on “innocent and unarmed civilians” which left seven people dead and 48 injured in London. A white van hit pedestrians on London Bridge at about 22:00 BST on Saturday, then three men got out and stabbed people in nearby Borough Market. The three attackers, who wore fake bomb vests, were shot dead by police. Several arrests have been made after police raids in Barking, ...

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Lowe: Seven insights from Spurs-Rockets after the Game 6 wipeout

11:21 AM ET Seven random takeaways from the Spurs’ Game 6 beatdown of a gross Rockets team that did not show up: • In the best chess match of the playoffs, Gregg Popovich outcoached Mike D’Antoni, and outfoxed James Harden in a Mensa-level battle of wits. Houston’s offense didn’t wilt in these playoffs. It didn’t thrive, either. The Rockets scored 107.2 points per 100 possessions combined against the Thunder and Spurs, about 4.5 points lower than their fantastic regular-season mark. Again, that’s not some abysmal collapse against a decent Thunder ...

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Biggest fall in UK retail sales in seven years

UK retail sales posted their biggest quarterly fall in seven years in March, as the prices of everyday goods continued to climb. By volume, sales were down 1.4% on the preceding quarter, and down 1.8% compared with February 2017, according to the Office for National Statistics. In the quarter, they fell across all types of shop except those selling textiles, clothing and footwear. But the total amount spent was still higher than a year ago. ‘Clouds gathering’ Kate Davies, senior statistician at the ONS, said: “This is the first time ...

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Royal Marine Alexander Blackman gets seven years for Taliban killing

A Royal Marine convicted of killing a wounded Taliban fighter in Afghanistan has been jailed for seven years. Sgt Alexander Blackman, 42, will be freed in weeks as he has already served more than three years in jail. The sentencing came after the Court Martial Appeal Court ruled Blackman’s original murder conviction should be reduced to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility. The 2011 shooting took place after a British patrol base came under fire. One of two insurgents was seriously injured by gunfire from an Apache helicopter sent ...

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London attack: Two men continue to be questioned as seven released

Seven of the 11 people arrested since the Westminster attack have been released with no further action, police have said. The Metropolitan Police said two men remain in custody, while two women have been released on bail until late March. Police are trying to establish whether attacker Khalid Masood acted alone. Meanwhile, the Saudi Arabian government has confirmed that Masood worked in the country as an English teacher in two different spells between 2005 and 2009. Four people were killed and 50 injured after Masood drove his car into people ...

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London attack: Seven held after Westminster attack

Seven arrests have been made in raids following the Westminster attack that left four dead, police have said. Acting Deputy Commissioner and Head of Counter Terrorism Mark Rowley said hundreds of detectives have worked through the night, carrying out searches at six addresses. Those who died were a woman in her 40s, a man in his 50s, PC Keith Palmer and the attacker, he said. Seven of the injured are still in hospital in a critical condition. A further 29 had been treated in hospital, Mr Rowley added. In the ...

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Star's seven Earth-sized worlds set record

Astronomers have detected a record seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a single star. The researchers say that all seven could potentially support liquid water on the surface, depending on the other properties of those planets. But only three are within the conventional “habitable” zone where life is considered a possibility. The compact system of exoplanets orbits Trappist-1, a low-mass, cool star located 40 light-years away from Earth. The planets were detected using Nasa’s Spitzer Space Telescope and several ground-based observatories are described in the journal Nature. Where should we look for ...

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NASA announces discovery of seven Earth-like exoplanets in a single solar system

Astronomers have identified more than 4,700 potential exoplanets in the last few decades, and you can add seven more to the list today. NASA has announced the discovery of an amazing planetary system in orbit of a nearby star consisting of seven Earth-like planets in the habitable zone. The star known as TRAPPIST-1 is a mere 39.13 light years away. It’s much smaller and cooler than our sun, but all seven of those planets are clustered in very close, which would make for an incredible view. TRAPPIST-1 is what’s know ...

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