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Rights group asserts ‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero was forcibly taken

JOHANNESBURG — Paul Rusesabagina sounded strained. The man who inspired the film “Hotel Rwanda” for saving people from genocide but is now accused of terrorism in Rwanda was speaking to his family for the first time since being paraded in handcuffs on Aug. 31. But something was wrong. With Rwandan authorities listening in, it was […]

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Edmonton senior gets refund after family says she was scammed into buying $4K in Sephora gift cards – Edmonton

It’s been nearly two months since an Edmonton family shared the story of their 85-year old grandmother, who was scammed into buying $4,000 worth of gift cards, without being able to get a refund. But after plenty of phone calls, emails and online support, the money was finally returned. Read more: Edmonton family says senior […]

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Police: Gunman shoots 2 Texas officers, hits 3rd in holster

Authorities say two law enforcement officers were shot when a suspect accused of threatening others opened fire on them in North Texas July 10, 2020, 10:53 PM 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article RENO, Texas — Two law enforcement officers were shot when a suspect accused of threatening others opened fire […]

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Man dies of suspected drug overdose and 18-year-old raped after 6,000 attend illegal raves in Manchester

A man died from a suspected drug overdose, a teenager was raped and three people were stabbed after 6,000 people flocked to illegal raves in Manchester. The 20-year-old died after attending a huge gathering of 4,000 people on Saturday night in Droylsden, a town in Tameside, police said. Some 2,000 people also flocked to a […]

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California police shoot and kill suspect wanted in Central California shooting spree

(Reuters) – Police shot and killed a man wanted in a Central California “shooting spree”, and three law enforcement officers were wounded in the shoot-out at vineyard where he was tracked down on Thursday afternoon, sheriffs officials said. Mason James Lira, 26, whom sheriff’s documents list as a transient, is suspected of shooting and wounding […]

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Salmon Arm RCMP seek to identify person of interest in arson investigation – Okanagan

Posted June 5, 2020 12:44 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Salmon Arm RCMP hope the public can help to identify a person of interest in an ongoing arson investigation. READ MORE: Salmon Arm man escapes jail time due to pandemic This […]

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White House goes into lockdown amid countrywide demonstrations over the death of George Floyd 

Violent protests demanding justice for George Floyd spread across the US Friday night, with the CNN headquarters under siege in Atlanta, NYPD officers forced to fend off rioters at a police precinct in Brooklyn and the White House forced to go into lockdown as demonstrators tried to scale the walls.  Looting and fires broke out […]

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Four Minneapolis policemen fired after death of unarmed black man

MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) – Four Minneapolis police officers were fired on Tuesday over the death of an unarmed black man seen in a video lying face down in the street, gasping for air and groaning, “I can’t breathe,” while a white officer knelt on his neck for several minutes. Hours after the officers’ dismissals were announced, […]

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Chicago jail reports 450 coronavirus cases among staff, inmates

(Reuters) – Some 450 inmates and staff have tested positive for coronavirus at Chicago’s largest jail, county corrections officials said on Thursday, representing one of the nation’s largest outbreaks of the respiratory illness at a single site so far in the pandemic. Signs made by prisoners pleading for help are seen in a window of […]

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Miami crime ring suspects stalked rich victims to steal millions in jewelry, authorities say

New York Yankees star pitcher Aroldis Chapman was among those robbed. February 19, 2020, 4:35 AM 5 min read Authorities in South Florida have uncovered an alleged organized crime ring in which nearly a dozen suspects stalked wealthy residents, including New York Yankees star pitcher Aroldis Chapman, to steal millions of dollars’ worth of jewelry. […]

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