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Nae Nae rapper charged with murder over cousin’s shooting

Nae Nae rapper charged with murder over cousin’s shooting

Entertainment
Rapper Silento has been charged with murder over the shooting of his cousin, authorities have said.The 23-year-old music star, real name Ricky Hawk, was arrested by officers from the DeKalb County Police Department in Georgia on Monday and placed in custody. It comes following the death of Frederick Rooks, 34, who was found with gunshot wounds on 21 January. Today, Ricky Hawk, 23, was arrested for the murder of his cousin Frederick Rooks, 34. On January 21, the DeKalb County Police Department investigated Rooks' death after he was found shot on Deep Shoals Circle. Hawk is in the DeKalb County Jail charged with Murder. #WeAreDKPD pic.twitter.com/AfaA8CtXgx— DeKalb County Police Department (@DeKalbCountyPD) February 1, 2021 In a statement posted on...
Spike Lee film star Thomas Jefferson Byrd killed in shooting

Spike Lee film star Thomas Jefferson Byrd killed in shooting

Entertainment
Spike Lee and Viola Davis are leading the tributes following the death of actor Thomas Jefferson Byrd, who has died after being shot multiple times.Homicide detectives in Atlanta, Georgia, are investigating after officers were called to the city's southwest side, where Byrd lived, in the early hours of Saturday. Police spokesman Officer Anthony Grant said the 70-year-old was found unresponsive with several wounds in his back.Responding paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene.Byrd was known for his work in films by Oscar-winning director and producer Lee, including Clockers, He Got Game, Chi-Raq, Bamboozled and Da Sweet Blood Of Jesus. ...

Portland clashes: Fatal shooting as rival groups protest

World
One person has been shot dead in Oregon as a large procession of supporters of President Trump clashed with Black Lives Matter protesters in Portland. Images from the scene showed medics trying to save what appeared to be a white man.Police have not given an identity or specified whether the shooting was directly linked to the clashes which broke out in a downtown area. Portland's streets have been the scene of frequent protests in recent weeks. The city has become a focus for demonstrations against police brutality and racism since the police killing of African-American George Floyd in Minneapolis on 25 May triggered a wave of national and international outrage.Federal forces were sent by President Trump to Portland in July in w...
NBA, MLB and MLS postpone games after Milwaukee Bucks’ walkout over Jacob Blake shooting

NBA, MLB and MLS postpone games after Milwaukee Bucks’ walkout over Jacob Blake shooting

Sports
Last updated on 48 minutes ago48 minutes ago.From the section BasketballThe NBA postponed Wednesday's three play-off games after the Milwaukee Bucks called off their fixture in protest at the shooting of Jacob Blake.In baseball, three MLB games were called off after teams decided not to play, and five MLS matches have been postponed.Tennis player Naomi Osaka pulled out of a WTA match on Thursday.She tweeted that she would no longer play her semi-finalexternal-link in the Western and Southern Open in New York, saying that "as a black woman I feel as though there are much more important matters at hand that need immediate attention, rather than watching me play tennis".The US Tennis Association, ATP and WTA subsequently announced it was pausing play at the Western and Southern Open on Thursd...
Christchurch shooting: Gunman Tarrant wanted to kill ‘as many as possible’

Christchurch shooting: Gunman Tarrant wanted to kill ‘as many as possible’

World
Media playback is unsupported on your device The man who killed 51 people at two mosques in New Zealand in 2019 had plans to target a third mosque, his sentencing hearing has heard.Brenton Tarrant also planned to burn down the mosques, wanting to "inflict as many fatalities as possible". The Australian has pleaded guilty to 51 counts of murder, 40 attempted murders and one charge of terrorism.Tarrant, 29, faces life in prison, possibly without parole - a sentence never before imposed in New Zealand.He was confronted by survivors and relatives of the victims in court on Monday."You gave yourself the authority to take the souls of 51 innocent people, their only crime - in your eyes - being Muslims," said Maysoon Salama, whose son Atta Elayyan wa...