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Moscow court shooting: Three killed as defendants attack officers

Three defendants have been killed in a court in the Russian capital, Moscow, after they tried to take the arms from security officers, officials say. The incident happened as five suspected gang members attacked the agents who were escorting them in a lift to a court hearing, the Interior Ministry said. Three were killed when trying to escape. The two others suspects and three security officers were wounded. The building was briefly evacuated. The defendants were on trial for “banditry”, the ministry said in a statement without identifying them. But ...

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German nightclub shooting: Two dead in Constance

A gunman has been shot dead by German police after opening fire at a nightclub in the city of Constance. One person was killed and three seriously injured in the attack at about 04:30 (02:30 GMT) on Sunday. The shooter targeted the Grey club in an industrial part of the city, on Max-Stromeyer-Strasse. Police have ruled out a terrorist motive. A spokesperson told N-TV that the gunman was a 34-year-old Iraqi citizen, but not an asylum seeker. He is believed to have lived in Germany for a long time. Hundreds ...

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Justine Damond shooting: Police chief Janee Harteau quits

Media playback is unsupported on your device A police chief in the US state of Minnesota has resigned after one of her officers fatally shot an unarmed Australian woman. Justine Damond was killed after she called the police to report a woman screaming outside her home in a quiet suburb of Minneapolis last week. Police chief Janee Harteau had earlier said it “should not have happened”. The city’s mayor accepted her resignation, saying she had lost confidence in Ms Harteau. Ms Damond’s death provoked outrage in her homeland, where Prime ...

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Justine Damond: Australian PM calls shooting 'inexplicable'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull has said he will seek answers from US authorities over the “inexplicable” death of a woman shot by a policeman. Justine Damond, originally from Sydney, was killed in Minneapolis after calling police to report a possible crime. The incident is under investigation by US authorities, who say they cannot compel the officer to give a statement. Mr Turnbull said his government is determined to learn what “went tragically wrong”. “How can a woman out in the street in her ...

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Avignon shooting: Eight injured near French mosque

Eight people have been injured in a shooting outside a mosque in southern France, officials have confirmed. Worshippers leaving the Arrahma mosque in Avignon were approached by two hooded suspects at about 22:30 local time (21:30 GMT) on Sunday. The suspects, carrying a handgun and a shotgun, arrived in a Renault Clio before opening fire on the crowd, La Provence newspaper reports. Police said they were not treating the incident as a terrorist attack. Four people were wounded outside the mosque and a family of four – including a seven-year-old ...

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New York hospital: Shooting incident in the Bronx

A gunman has opened fire inside a hospital in the Bronx borough of New York, injuring several people, police say. The man, said to have been dressed as a doctor and armed with a rifle, is now dead, they said. The shooting began at about 14:45 local time (18:45 GMT) at the 1,000-bed Bronx-Lebanon Hospital in the Morris Heights district. Reports say that the gunman was a former doctor at the hospital. Messages on social media spoke of doctors and nurses barricading themselves inside the building. The victims were reportedly ...

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Guy Hedger shooting: At least two intruders hunted by police

Police are searching for at least two people over the shooting of a marketing executive who was shot in his own home. Guy Hedger was shot by intruders who entered a house in St Ives, near Ringwood, Dorset, just after 03:00 BST on Sunday. He later died in hospital. The men, who wore balaclavas, stole jewellery including designer watches before fleeing the property. No arrests have been made and police have not recovered the shotgun used to kill the 61-year-old. A helicopter was used to search the area following the ...

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Paris shooting: Gunman was 'focus of anti-terror' probe

Media playback is unsupported on your device The gunman who shot dead a policeman in Paris on Thursday has been identified from papers left in his car, but French officials are yet to release his name. Local media say the 39-year-old lived in the city’s suburbs, and had been seen as a potential Islamist radical. The gunman also wounded two police officers before he was killed by security forces on the Champs-Elysees. President François Hollande is to chair a security cabinet meeting, as France readies for Sunday’s presidential poll. Mr ...

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