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Source: The Guradian

Footage shows refugees hiding as Libyan militia attack detention centre

Today 02:24 GMT

Young refugees held in a detention centre in Libya have described being shot at indiscriminately by militias advancing on Tripoli, in an attack that reportedly left at least two people dead and up to 20 injured.

“We are working to verify information and are looking at all possible options to support a medical response, however, due to the fighting, our teams have been unable to access the people in this detention centre for the past two weeks.”

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Source: The Guradian

Former police officer Mohamed Noor breaks silence about Justine Damond shooting

Today 02:25 GMT

A former Minneapolis police officer on trial for the fatal shooting of an Australian life coach, who was unarmed and had called 911 to report a possible sexual assault near her home, has testified in court.

Noor, 33, is a Somali American whose hiring two years before the shooting was celebrated by Minneapolis leaders as a sign of a diversifying police force in a city with a large population of Somali immigrants.

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Source: Global News

Parkland shooting suspect’s lawyer asks off his case as client is set to inherit over $432,000

Today 02:25 GMT

The public defenders for the Parkland school massacre defendant unexpectedly asked to withdraw from the case Wednesday, saying the 20-year-old man will soon inherit nearly a half-million dollars and no longer qualify for free legal representation.

Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz appears in court. Cruz is charged with 17 counts of first-degree murder and 17 counts of attempted murder arising from the Feb. 14, 2018, shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

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Source: DW

German Cup: Bayern beat Bremen with contentious penalty

Thursday 19:06 GMT

Bayern Munich have beaten Werder Bremen in a spectacular cup semifinal, with more than a little help from a late refereeing decision.

Werder Bremen 2-3 Bayern Munich (Osako 74', Rashica 75' — Lewandowski 36' + 80' pen, Müller 63'). Spare a thought for Werder Bremen's supporters this evening. In the space of five minutes late in the second German Cup semifinal, they went from despair, to hope, to euphoria, before reverting to fury at the match officials.

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Source: Fox News

Bodycam footage of officer-involved shooting near Yale University released by police

Thursday 12:40 GMT

Connecticut State Police on Tuesday released body camera footage of the officer-involved shooting near Yale University that sparked a week of protests.

The video, captured by Hamden Police Officer Devin Eaton’s body camera, started after Eaton and Yale University Officer Terrance Pollock stopped a red Honda Civic just after 4:00 a.m. on April 16 about a mile from the Yale campus, Fox 61 reported.

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Source: Fox News

Nicole Kidman, 51, shows some skin during steamy Vanity Fair photo shoot

Thursday 09:55 GMT

NICOLE KIDMAN SAYS SHE'S 'TEASED' FOR HER BELIEF IN GOD, GOING TO CHURCH AS A FAMILY. In return, Smith reshared the front of the magazine and said it "felt like destiny" working with the icon on what she said would be her last-ever Vanity Fair cover and Kidman's tenth.

I don’t think in normal terms," Kidman told Vanity Fair, joking that Urban always reminds her she's far from "mainstream." “I’ve done weird films and I’ve done things that are so obtuse, which I’m still committed to because I like performance art and not conforming to what everyone expects of you.

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Source: BBC

How the paparazzi make their money

Wednesday 06:05 GMT

For paparazzi like Baez, earning a living requires an encyclopedic knowledge of where famous people live in New York, as well as a network of drivers, and shop and restaurant workers who call in tips when they spot celebrities in the vicinity.

Grossman didn’t work with paparazzi directly; instead, a photographer like Baez sells his pictures to an agency that has the relationship with photo editors like Grossman.

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Source: The Guradian

REM's Michael Stipe on his 37,000 photos – of stars, lovers and Kurt Cobain's hands

Wednesday 23:40 GMT

Some of these images appear in Michael Stipe: Volume 1, a beautifully presented collection of 25 of his photographs whittled down from a whopping 37,000.

Stipe remembers Burroughs, seen in the book traipsing through his back garden, as a tender man, full of warmth: “I remember a conversation we had about Kurt after he died and William was just in shock that someone so beautiful and pure could take their own life,” he says. “It was an impossibility for him to imagine.”

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Source: Fox News

Florida sheriff Scott Israel, blamed in Parkland shooting aftermath, is dealt blow by state’s Supreme Court

Thursday 15:25 GMT

Florida’s Supreme Court dealt a blow Tuesday to Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, ruling Gov. Ron DeSantis had the legal authority to remove the embattled lawman from office amid widespread criticism Israel failed to prevent the Parkland high school shooting.

The state’s highest court said DeSantis was within his rights when he suspended Israel from the Broward post in January. The justices noted, however, that, under the Florida Constitution, the state Senate is responsible for deciding whether the removal should be permanent.

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Source: DW

Lyra McKee: Murdered journalist honored at Northern Ireland funeral

Thursday 12:40 GMT

Lyra McKee, a 29-year-old journalist who was shot dead by a New IRA gunman in Northern Ireland last week, was honored by hundreds of mourners and political leaders at a funeral in Belfast on Wednesday.

Ahead of the funeral, representatives from Northern Ireland's six main political parties released a rare joint statement condemning McKee's death. "It was a pointless and futile act to destroy the progress made over the last 20 years, which has the overwhelming support of people everywhere," the statement said.

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Source: Global News

Irish leaders joined by UK’s Theresa May at funeral for Lyra McKee, journalist shot dead in Derry riot

Thursday 12:39 GMT

Mourners wearing colorful Harry Potter scarves and Marvel superhero shirts were joined by the leaders of Britain and Ireland Wednesday at the funeral of Lyra McKee, the journalist shot dead during rioting in Northern Ireland last week.

‘New IRA’ blamed for fatal shooting of journalist in Northern Ireland riot. U.K. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn and the leaders of Northern Ireland’s Catholic and Protestant political parties also attended the service at St. Anne’s Cathedral in Belfast.

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Source: Global News

Fatality inquiry into shooting death of RCMP Const. David Wynn to begin

Thursday 11:45 GMT

The widow of an Alberta RCMP officer shot and killed on duty hopes politicians take seriously any recommendations from a fatality inquiry into his death.

Shelly Wynn, who plans to attend the three-day fatality inquiry, points out that although the hearings aren’t called to assess blame, they are meant to recommend how such tragedies can be avoided.

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Source: Fox News

Early goals help Bruins beat Maple Leafs 5-1 in Game 7

Thursday 02:24 GMT

Joakim Nordstrom and Sean Kuraly each had a goal and assist, Tuukka Rask stopped 32 shots and the Bruins beat the Maple Leafs 5-1 in Game 7 on Tuesday night to wrap up their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series.

It is the Bruins' second straight Game 7 win over the Maple Leafs and third in three playoff matchups between the teams.

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Source: Global News

Woman arrested over fatal shooting of Irish journalist Lyra McKee

Wednesday 13:35 GMT

The Northern Ireland Police Service said Tuesday they have arrested a woman under the Terrorism Act in connection with the slaying of journalist Lyra McKee.

‘New IRA’ blamed for fatal shooting of journalist in Northern Ireland riot. In a statement issued Tuesday to the Irish News, the New IRA offered “full and sincere” apologies to McKee’s family and friends. The group said the 29-year-old journalist was killed during Thursday night’s unrest “while standing beside enemy forces” — a reference to the police.


“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte