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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

World
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. ...
Teenage demonstrator shot dead as thousands protest George Floyd death

Teenage demonstrator shot dead as thousands protest George Floyd death

World
A 19-year-old man has died in Detroit after shots were fired into a crowd of people protesting against the death of unarmed black man George Floyd in Minneapolis.The death of the teenager in Michigan came amid a night of protests which saw tens of thousands on streets across the US, including in Atlanta, New York and Washington DC, as police are braced for further violence later. The army has been asked to put military police units on standby as authorities look to quell disorder in a number of cities.Protesters set fire to businesses in Minneapolis on Friday night, as thousands ignored the city's 8pm curfew and encircled a police station. Image: A demonstrator comes face to face with a member of the National Guard in Minneapolis Minn...

Nature reserve activist shot to death in central Mexico

World
Unidentified gunmen have shot to death a lawyer and activist who defended a rural tract against development near the Mexican city of CuernavacaByThe Associated PressMarch 24, 2020, 9:48 PM2 min readMEXICO CITY -- Unidentified gunmen shot to death a lawyer and activist who defended a rural tract against development near the Mexican city of Cuernavaca, Mexico's National Human Rights Commission said Tuesday. The governmental commission issued a statement condemning the killing of Isaac Medardo Herrera on Monday night. His neighborhood activist group in Jiutepec, Morelos posted a statement saying the killers knocked on the door of Herrera's home and shot him, before fleeing. Herrera had led a fight over at least four years to stop plans to build a housing development on the Los Venados tract...
Climate change: UK has ‘one shot’ at success at Glasgow COP26

Climate change: UK has ‘one shot’ at success at Glasgow COP26

Science
If the Glasgow climate conference fails to deliver, it could mark the end of the global approach to tackling the problem.COP26 in November will see around 200 world leaders meet to agree a new, long term deal on rising temperatures. But according to Claire O'Neill, the president of COP26, the UK has "one shot" at making it a success.She told a BBC documentary that if Glasgow fails, people will question the whole UN approach. BBC World Service Discovery - 2020: A year to save the Planet? Five things we've learned from Madrid climate talks COP26 marks a critical moment for the UN in the long running effort to find a global solution to climate change. As part of the Paris climate deal, agreed in 2015, countries are meant to update t...
Not getting the flu shot ‘just not smart,’ experts say

Not getting the flu shot ‘just not smart,’ experts say

Health
Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Flu season is underway, but it's not too late to get vaccinated against the pesky bug, experts say. With some 10 million Americans already sickened by the virus, according to the latest figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the 2019-20 flu season already has proved challenging for sufferers and their healthcare providers. Given that various strains of the virus might continue to circulate well into March, if not April, an ounce of prevention is the best approach for people to protect themselves and their loved ones, experts say. "It's absolutely not too late to get the flu shot," Sam Torbati, co-chair and medical director of the Ruth and Harry Roman Emergency Department at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, told UPI. "Over the past week, ...