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Russian man killed in Austria had declined police protection

Russian man killed in Austria had declined police protection

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Autrian police say a Russian man shot dead near Vienna over the weekend had declined police protection before the killingByThe Associated PressJuly 6, 2020, 10:05 AM2 min readBERLIN -- A Russian man shot dead near Vienna over the weekend had declined police protection before the killing, Austrian police said Monday. Austrian media have reported that the killing of the 43-year-old, an ethnic Chechen who had lived in Austria for more than a decade, is being considered as a possible political assassination. The regional intelligence and anti-terrorism authority is involved in the case. Its head, Roland Scherscher, told the Austria Press Agency that the motive remains unclear, and that a political motive or perhaps an argument are both possible. A 47-year-old Russian man was detained in Linz...
WHO: Ebola outbreak that killed more than 2,000 in Congo is over

WHO: Ebola outbreak that killed more than 2,000 in Congo is over

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June 25 (UPI) -- The World Health Organization said Thursday that the Ebola outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, which killed 2,280 people over nearly two years, has ended. The Ebola outbreak hit the eastern DRC on Aug. 1, 2018, in North Kivu province, nearly a week after the World Health Organization declared the ninth Ebola outbreak over in the DRC's northwest region. That outbreak, in the Equateur province, 1,500 miles away, infected 50 people and killed 33. Advertisement The 10th Ebola outbreak since 1976 for the central African country ranked second deadliest worldwide only to the 2014-2016 outbreak in an active conflict zone in West Africa. The 2014-2016 outbreak killed 2,287 people and infected 3,470 people, 28 percent of whom were children, according to the U....
Suspect on run after NZ police officer shot and killed during routine traffic stop

Suspect on run after NZ police officer shot and killed during routine traffic stop

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A police officer has been shot and killed and another is seriously injured after making a routine traffic stop in New Zealand.Police said the two officers pulled over a car carrying two people on Friday morning in Auckland when one of them started firing at them with a long-barrelled gun. The vehicle then sped off, hitting and injuring a bystander as it fled the scene.Police are searching for the gunman, who is on the run. Image: Police are searching for the gunman, who fled the scene Police Commissioner Andrew Coster said there was nothing to indicate anything was out of the ordinary when the car was first pulled over. ...
20 Indian soldiers killed after fighting Chinese troops with ‘iron rods and stones’

20 Indian soldiers killed after fighting Chinese troops with ‘iron rods and stones’

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The Indian army says 20 of its soldiers have been in killed in border clashes with Chinese troops.The development marks a major escalation following a stand-off between the two sides in the western Himalayas lasting several weeks. The Indian army said 17 of its troops who were critically injured in the fighting in the Galwan Valley on Monday night have now died.It follows the deaths of an officer and two soldiers earlier. They have been named as Colonel B Santosh Babu, Havildar Palani and Sepoy Ojha. Image: The border between India and China has been long disputed The violence happened along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), a disputed border that separates the two nuclear powers high up in the Himalayan mountains. ...
Olof Palme murder: Sweden identifies man who killed PM in 1986

Olof Palme murder: Sweden identifies man who killed PM in 1986

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Swedish prosecutors have named the man who they say killed former Swedish prime minister Olof Palme in 1986, ending years of mystery.They said it was Stig Engstrom, a graphic designer known as "Skandia Man" who killed himself in 2000.As a result they were closing the investigation into Palme's death, Chief Prosecutor Krister Petersson said.Palme was shot in the back as he walked home from the cinema with his wife in Stockholm.He had already dismissed his security team for the day. The assassination took place on Sweden's busiest road and more than a dozen witnesses saw a man fire the shots before fleeing the scene.Thousands of people have been interviewed over his death. A petty criminal was convicted of the killing but the verdi...