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Officer in Mexico’s National Guard killed in shootout

World
Mexico's new National Guard force suffered its first casualty in the line of duty, when an officer was killed in a shootout with a gang. The National Guard was launched by President Andres Manuel López Obrador in late June and is an amalgam of military police and federal police. It is supposed to be Mexico's front-line force for fighting gangs. The federal Security Department said three suspects were killed in the confrontation Saturday in Yuriria township in the north-central state of Guanajuato. However, the Yuriria municipal government said five suspects were killed in the shootout, three wounded and seven detained. The town said the National Guard patrol was attacked when "they detected a safe house operated by a criminal gang. One member of the National Guard was killed." Guanajuato
Bladder cancer ‘attacked and killed by common cold virus’

Bladder cancer ‘attacked and killed by common cold virus’

Health
A strain of the common cold virus can infect and kill bladder cancer cells, a small study suggests.All signs of the disease disappeared in one patient, and in 14 others there was evidence that cancer cells had died.University of Surrey researchers said the virus could "help revolutionise treatment" for the cancer and reduce the risk of it recurring.A bladder cancer charity called the study "very exciting" if larger studies confirmed the findings.Non-muscle invasive bladder is the 10th most common cancer in the UK, with around 10,000 new cases each year.Current treatments for this type of bladder cancer are invasive or can cause serious, toxic side effects.And constant, costly monitoring is needed to check that the cancer has not ...
At least 95 killed in attack on Mali village as bodies are burned

At least 95 killed in attack on Mali village as bodies are burned

World
At least 95 people have been killed in an attack in central Mali as tensions rise between militias.The raid took place overnight in an ethnic Dogon village, according to interior security ministry spokesman Amadou Sangho. The mayor of nearby Bankass, Moulaye Guindo, said Fulanis from that district had attacked the village of Sobane-Kou after nightfall.Siriam Kanoute, an official for the nearby town of Bandiagara, said: "Armed men, apparently Fulani, fired at the population and burnt the village."Another 19 people were missing and a search for more bodies continued which was likely to increase the number of dead. Advertisement A local official in the Koundou area, where the village is located, said: "Right n...