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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
Social media: Senior police officer calls for boycott over abuse images

Social media: Senior police officer calls for boycott over abuse images

Technology
A boycott of social media sites could force firms to take action to safeguard children, a senior police officer says.Chief Constable Simon Bailey said the companies were able to "eradicate" indecent imagery on their platforms.Mr Bailey, the UK's lead officer for child protection, said websites would take notice of "reputational damage".The Internet Association, which represents tech firms including Twitter and Facebook, said the industry spent millions removing abusive content.The number of images on the police's child abuse image database has ballooned from less than 10,000 in the 1990s to 13.4 million currently.Starting on Monday, the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse will hold two weeks of hearings focusing on internet companies' responses to...
France shooting: Hostage swap officer 'fighting for life'

France shooting: Hostage swap officer 'fighting for life'

World
A police officer who swapped himself for a hostage in a supermarket siege is fighting for his life in hospital, French President Emmanuel Macron says. The gendarme, whom media named as Arnaud Beltrame, helped bring an end to a gunman's shooting spree that killed three in southern France.The gunman - 25-year-old Redouane Lakdim - said he was fighting on behalf of the Islamic State group.He was shot dead by French police after mounting three separate attacks.Sixteen people were injured, two seriously, in what Mr Macron called an act of "Islamist terrorism".Lakdim is said to have been demanding the release of Salah Abdeslam, the most important surviving suspect in the 13 November 2015 attacks in Paris, which killed 130 people. One person - believed to be Lakdim's partner - has been arrested i...
The Latest: Officer who arrested Utah nurse put on leave

The Latest: Officer who arrested Utah nurse put on leave

Health
The Latest on a nurse in Utah who was handcuffed by police over a blood draw (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Salt Lake City police say an officer seen on video dragging a screaming nurse from a hospital and handcuffing her will be put on paid administrative leave after prosecutors called for a criminal investigation. Police Chief Mike Brown said in a statement Friday that his department will comply with the investigation into Detective Jeff Payne. He arrested nurse Alex Wubbels after she refused to allow blood to be drawn from an unconscious victim, in line with hospital policy. Salt Lake County's Unified Police Department will run the criminal probe into Payne's actions on July 26, which got widespread attention after Wubbels and her lawyers released the dramatic video Thursday. Brown and t...