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XXXTentacion: Police disperse fans at murder site

XXXTentacion: Police disperse fans at murder site

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Fans of XXXTentacion have gathered in Florida to pay tribute to the rapper, who was shot dead on Monday. Hundreds of mourners laid candles, flowers and teddy bears at the site of his murder, and raised their arms in an "x" symbol at the makeshift memorial.According to the Los Angeles Times, between 300 and 500 people gathered at Melrose Avenue, blocking traffic. They joined in a chorus of the rapper's song Al.one: "Please, I don't wanna be alone. I don't wanna be alone".As the crowd swelled, police became involved and dispersed the mourners shortly before 9pm local time. XXXTentacion was one of the fastest-rising stars in rap, and recently scored his first number one album in the US.Fellow musicians including Kanye West, Diplo an...
Why is mass murder by bombs and bullets okay?

Why is mass murder by bombs and bullets okay?

World
The use of chemical weapons may be the overwhelming image of the Syrian war - but it shouldn't be.Hundreds of thousands of people have been slaughtered with conventional arms.None of those people would differentiate between a crude barrel bomb and one loaded with noxious chemicals.Image:Dozens were killed and hundreds injured in the suspected chemical attackIt's a cynical joke Syrians sometimes make: "How would you rather be killed?"By a shell, starvation through siege, or a chemical attack?"When you speak to Syrians about what has happened to them, their families and their country, their outrage about the inaction of the West is not that we didn't react when chemical weapons were used, it is that we didn't react at all.:: Corbyn: May 'waiting on Trump' over SyriaImage:Many buildings in Do...
Crowds jeer French far-right, far-left leaders after 'anti-Semitic' murder

Crowds jeer French far-right, far-left leaders after 'anti-Semitic' murder

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France's far-right and far-left leaders have been booed during a Paris rally after a Jewish woman was killed in what is being treated as anti-Semitic crime.Marine Le Pen of the National Front (FN) and Jean-Luc Mélenchon of France Unbowed joined the silent march, defying wishes of Jewish groups. The groups accuse the two parties of having anti-Semites in their ranks - a claim denied by both organisations.Mireille Knoll, 85, was stabbed and then burnt in her Paris flat on Friday.As a child in 1942, she evaded the notorious Vel d'Hiv round up of some 13,000 Jews in Paris, who were then deported to Nazi death camps.Two men have been held and placed under formal investigation over her murder.A police source told French media that one of those detained had previously been convicted of molesting
Beheading clips played in Kim Wall's murder trial

Beheading clips played in Kim Wall's murder trial

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Jurors watched videos found on a murder suspect's hard drive which showed women being decapitated and impaled.Danish inventor Peter Madsen, 47, is accused of torturing and killing Swedish journalist Kim Wall during a private submarine trip.The eccentric inventor strongly denies killing Ms Wall, telling prosecutors:"I've never been violent to any human being - and no dead human being either".Madsen says the 30-year-old freelance journalist died when the air pressure suddenly dropped and toxic fumes filled his homemade submarine, while he was up on deck.He has admitted dismembering her body and throwing it overboard, but denies the charge of premeditated murder.The prosecution has meanwhile painted a picture of Madsen as a sexual sadist who was obsessed with beheadings and murdered Ms Wall a...