FBI probes police killing of boy on family’s drive

The FBI is to investigate the fatal police shooting of a teenage boy as he reversed a vehicle out his family’s garage in the US state of Kansas. A police officer fired 13 shots, killing John Albers, 17, on 20 January 2018 in a Kansas City suburb. Police had been called to check on the …

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Kim Jong-un ‘apologises for killing of South Korean official’

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un has issued a rare personal apology for the killing of a South Korean official, Seoul says. Mr Kim reportedly told his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in that the “disgraceful affair” should not have happened. South Korea has said the 47-year-old man was found by troops floating in the North’s waters. …

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Magawa the mine-detecting rat wins PDSA Gold Medal

An African giant pouched rat has been awarded a prestigious gold medal for his work detecting land mines. Magawa has sniffed out 39 landmines and 28 unexploded munitions in his career. The UK veterinary charity PDSA has presented him with its Gold Medal for “life-saving devotion to duty, in the location and clearance of deadly …

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Coronavirus: Rio 2021 carnival parade postponed indefinitely

image copyrightGetty Images Rio de Janeiro’s carnival parade, due to be held next February, has been postponed indefinitely, organisers say. The samba schools involved in the parade had previously warned it would be difficult to organise without a vaccine. Rio’s carnival attracts millions of visitors every year. Brazil has been one of the countries worst …

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Germany far right: Intelligence chief forced out amid criticism

image copyrightGetty Images The head of Germany’s military intelligence agency is to be replaced as the government seeks to ramp up its efforts to combat the far right. Christof Gramm had begun reforms to tackle links between the far right and the army, but the defence ministry said “additional efforts” were now required. He has …

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California wildfire trend ‘driven by climate’

Climate change is driving the scale and impact of recent wildfires that have raged in California, say scientists. Their analysis finds an “unequivocal and pervasive” role for global heating in boosting the conditions for fire. California now has greater exposure to fire risks than before humans started altering the climate, the authors say. Land management …

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Cardinal Becciu: Vatican official resigns unexpectedly

image copyrightReuters High ranking Vatican official Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu has unexpectedly resigned from office, the Holy See has announced. He previously worked as the second most senior official in the Vatican’s Secretariat of State. Cardinal Becciu became involved in a controversial deal to buy a luxury London building with church funds as an investment. …

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President Trump booed at Supreme Court as he pays respects to Ruth Bader Ginsburg

US President Donald Trump has been greeted with boos and chants of “Vote him out” by the crowd outside the Supreme Court. He visited the court Thursday morning to pay his respects to the late justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Trump is keen to confirm Ginsburg’s replacement before the 3 November presidential election – much to …

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Breonna Taylor: Family lawyer slams ‘sham’ grand jury proceedings

A lawyer for Breonna Taylor’s family has called the grand jury proceedings a “sham” that has shown racial inequalities in the US justice system. Ms Taylor, a black hospital worker, was shot six times and killed aged 26 when police raided her home on 13 March. On Wednesday, a grand jury in Kentucky returned a …

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Alexei Navalny has ‘bank accounts frozen and flat seized’

image copyrightReuters Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny has had his bank accounts frozen and flat seized after a court order, his spokeswoman says. A day earlier he was discharged from a hospital where he was being treated for Novichok nerve agent poisoning. “They seized the assets and the apartment of a person who was in …

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