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1 killed, 2 injured after armed carjacker meets armed driver at Walmart parking lot

Two people have been wounded and one killed in a shootout outside a Walmart in Washington state, after an armed gunman attempted –but failed– to hijack a car, whose driver also happened to be armed. The incident, which culminated in a car park at a Walmart in the city of Tumwater, began unfolding at around 5pm local time, when police ...

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Paris street on lockdown amid reports of armed man holding people hostage

Published time: 12 Jun, 2018 15:01 Edited time: 12 Jun, 2018 15:27 An area in Paris has been on lockdown after an armed man reportedly took several people, including a pregnant woman, hostage in one of the buildings, local media report. Photos and videos from the scene showed numerous police vehicles and ambulances at Rue des Petites Ecuries in the ...

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Armed police broke into Chelsea Manning’s home after suicidal tweets (VIDEO)

Armed police broke into Chelsea Manning’s home after the former US Army private and whistleblower-turned-activist posted a photo on Twitter alluding to suicide. Manning shared the details of the May 27 incident with The Intercept, along with security video from her Bethesda, Maryland, apartment. The footage shows three officers entering her home with their guns drawn, while a fourth points ...

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Russian teachers to be offered training on how to respond to armed attacks on schools

Russian teachers are to be offered training to prepare them for possible armed attacks on schools and other emergency situations through a nationwide system of courses requested by human rights ombudsman Tatyana Moskalkova. Speaking to Lower House MPs from parliamentary majority party United Russia, Moskalkova said that her aides had officially asked the Education Ministry to organize and jointly conduct ...

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Alyssa Milano branded a hypocrite for ‘armed security’ at anti-NRA rally (VIDEO)

US actress Alyssa Milano has been branded a hypocrite by NRA activists for allegedly attending an anti-NRA protest with armed guards as personal protection. Milano spoke at the NoRA protest in Dallas on Saturday, a demonstration organized to coincide with the National Rifle Association’s (NRA) annual convention. READ MORE: ‘Shameful & obscene’: France slams Trump over claim gun owners could’ve ...

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Damascus, militants reach deal to evacuate armed groups from Homs area

The Syrian government has struck an agreement with the rebel armed groups in the Homs and Hama provinces. The deal involves providing a safe passage to the militants in exchange for handing over the territory to the Syrian forces. Under the terms of the deal, those militants who refused to cease fighting would be transferred to the north-western Syrian province ...

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Putin & Trump will not allow armed confrontation between Russia, US – Lavrov

Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump will absolutely not allow armed confrontation between Russia and the US, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told RIA Novosti in an interview. “Speaking about risks of a military confrontation, I am 100 percent sure that [both the US and Russian] militaries won’t allow this, and of course neither will President [Vladimir] Putin or President [Donald] ...

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‘Armed actions’ legitimate in certain circumstances – Gerry Adams

Former Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has said that he still believes the “use of armed actions” is a legitimate way to reach political aims “in given circumstances.” Adams made the remarks in a wide-ranging interview with German newspaper Der Spiegel, in which he also discussed the Good Friday Agreement, which officially brought an end to the ‘Troubles’ 20 years ...

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Armed intruders may face being stoned to death at this Penn. school

A Pennsylvania school has come up with a last-resort measure in case of an active shooter incident. Instead of passively awaiting their fate, students and teachers are being trained to pelt a classroom attacker with stones. The measure was introduced at Blue Mountain School District in Schuylkill County by Superintendent David Helsel. It came to light after he described the ...

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Teachers shouldn't be armed because 'most are women,' says Alabama lawmaker

A state lawmaker from Alabama knew exactly how to add fuel to an already controversial issue, saying that teachers shouldn’t be armed because… most of them are women. The Twittersphere had a few things to say about that. Republican State Rep. Harry Shiver (64th District) said Alabama lawmakers need to protect “our ladies” by not arming teachers because most of ...

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