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Driver pulled over on M6 for blocking windscreen with flat-pack wardrobes - metro

Driver pulled over on M6 for blocking windscreen with flat-pack wardrobes

Officers found the driver had crammed two £210 Pax wardrobes into the car.
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Jewish visitors BANNED from Temple Mount on Jerusalem Day as tensions soar over Palestinian evictions & hampered Muslim pilgrimage

The Temple Mount, a site considered holy by both Muslims and Jews, will be closed to Jewish visitors as Israel celebrates Jerusalem Day, police have said, after scores were injured in Palestinian-Jewish clashes over the weekend.
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Two rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip towards the Israeli city of Ashkelon late on Sunday, with one being intercepted by the country's Iron Dome missile defense system, and the other falling in an open area.
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Iraqi protesters reportedly set Iranian consulate on fire amid fury over assassination of activist (VIDEOS)

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Anneliese Dodds fired after one year in Labour reshuffle following election blow

The Shadow Chancellor's departure comes as Sir Keir Starmer changes his top team.
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China to set up ‘line of separation’ at summit of Mount Everest to protect its climbers amid Covid-19 spike in Nepal

Covid-19 curbs have reached the top of the world, with China saying it will create “a line of separation” at the summit of Mount Everest to prevent contact between Chinese climbers and those ascending from coronavirus-hit Nepal.
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Brit award nominee Arlo Parks on the success of her debut album - channel 4

Brit award nominee Arlo Parks on the success of her debut album

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Scottish Conservatives leader Douglas Ross: “Of the two successive attempts for Nicola Sturgeon to gain a majority she has failed.” - channel 4

Scottish Conservatives leader Douglas Ross: “Of the two successive attempts for Nicola Sturgeon to gain a majority she has failed.”

We spoke to the leader of the Scottish Conservatives Douglas Ross.
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Sir Keir Starmer set to reshuffle Labour’s shadow cabinet after election losses - channel 4

Sir Keir Starmer set to reshuffle Labour’s shadow cabinet after election losses

Turning to the Labour Party and it appears there is a reshuffle within it's top ranks going on right now.
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Kabul school attack: Death toll climbs to 68, over 165 hospitalized with many in critical condition - rt

Kabul school attack: Death toll climbs to 68, over 165 hospitalized with many in critical condition

Nearly 70 people, primarily female students, have been killed in an attack on a school in Kabul. The death toll is expected to rise, with many of the injured remaining in critical condition and some children missing.
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EU did not renew its order for AstraZeneca Covid-19 jabs beyond June, bloc’s vaccines boss says - rt

EU did not renew its order for AstraZeneca Covid-19 jabs beyond June, bloc’s vaccines boss says

The EU has not made any new orders for AstraZeneca shots beyond June, the head of the bloc’s vaccine task force has said. The EU has been at odds with the drug maker over sloppy deliveries for months.
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Street parties erupt in Spain as government lifts coronavirus curfew (VIDEOS) - rt

Street parties erupt in Spain as government lifts coronavirus curfew (VIDEOS)

Revelers thronged the streets of Spain’s cities on Sunday after its government lifted a six-month nightly curfew. Crowds danced, sang, and drank – but regional authorities are already planning on ending the party.
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Researchers detect link between teenage brain thinning and onset of psychosis later in life - rt

Researchers detect link between teenage brain thinning and onset of psychosis later in life

Scientists in the US have discovered a link between differences in the thickness of gray matter in teenagers’ brains and a subsequent increase in the risk of developing psychosis later in life.
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HS2 worker temporarily blinded by laser at construction site - metro

HS2 worker temporarily blinded by laser at construction site

The laser was also shone at two other workers.
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These are the countries left with no Covid vaccines at all

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At least 80 injured, including ONE-YEAR-OLD BABY, amid clashes between Palestinians & Israeli police in Jerusalem (VIDEO)

Dozens of people were injured overnight in Jerusalem as clashes erupted between Palestinians and Israeli police at the Al-Aqsa Mosque amid anger over planned forced evictions in annexed East Jerusalem.
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What We Know About the Columbus Cop Who Killed Ma’Khia Bryant

What We Know About the Columbus Cop Who Killed Ma’Khia Bryant

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Columbus police released the name of the officer who shot and killed 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant as well as more body camera footage and audio from 911 calls on Wednesday, as the investigation into the shooting continues. 

“I wish to hell it hadn’t happened,” Columbus interim chief of police Michael Woods said at a Wednesday press conference

Bryant was shot and killed by Columbus police officer Nicholas Reardon, who arrived while Bryant was involved in a fight. Body camera footage shown at the press conference appears to show Bryant holding a knife while fighting with another girl up against a car, as Reardon says “get down” four times before firing at Bryant. After the shooting, Reardon is heard telling onlookers that “she came at her with a knife.” Four shots are heard in the body camera footage.

Reardon was hired by the Columbus Division of Police in December 2019, Woods said Wednesday. He has been taken off street duty pending investigation, which is being handled by Ohio’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation. 

Reardon is a 2016 graduate of Bishop Watterson High School in Columbus and was a member of the wrestling team, which posted in 2017 that Reardon had earned an expert marksman badge in the Air National Guard. 

Reardon’s father also appears to be former Columbus police Sgt. Edward Reardon, a former basic training sergeant at the Columbus Police Academy and office with the Ohio State campus police. He retired from law enforcement in May 2020. The Daily Beast first reported Reardon’s family and military connections.  

At the press conference, Columbus police also played audio from 911 calls from the incident. During one call, placed at 4:32, there’s shouting heard, and the caller—whose identity is unknown—says there are “girls over here trying to fight us, trying to stab us and put their hands on our grandma.” 

A second call placed nearly 15 minutes later ends shortly after the dispatcher answers, as the cops had already arrived at that point. 

Police also showed body camera footage from Serge Akpalo and Eric Channel, two officers who were on the scene along with Reardon. Both were hired in June 2014.

Warning: the below video contains graphic footage of the shooting of Bryant and its aftermath. 

Akpalo’s body camera shows him gathering witnesses, including one who says Bryant came at her with a knife, as other residents nearby grow angry at the shooting. Channel’s footage shows himself and another officer first struggling to find out where Bryant has been hit, and then giving her medical attention and CPR. 

“Stay with us, Ma’Khia,” an officer is heard saying to Bryant. Bryant was later taken to a hospital, where she died.

On Wednesday, more than 200 demonstrators gathered for a second straight night in downtown Columbus for a vigil and protest, according to the Columbus Dispatch. The protest broke up around 11:30 p.m. local time, WBNS reported. 

“There will never truly be any justice for these families because their ones will never come home,” Columbus organizer Hana Abdur Rahim said during the vigil, according to the Dispatch. “The system is not broken. There's no cracks in the system. The system was designed for white supremacy. The system was designed perfectly. We need to design a new one.”

Bryant’s friends also spoke during the vigil. “Ma'Khia taught us how to be confident, how to love our bodies," 16-year-old Aaliyaha Tucker said, according to the Dispatch. "She wanted to become big on her own."

Other state and federal politicians reacted to the shooting, including Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, a Republican. "I think we need to let this investigation play out," DeWine said Wednesday. "That’s what Mayor [Andrew] Ginther has said. I think, as governor, that’s what I would request — we need to let the investigation play out."

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said at a press briefing Wednesday that President Joe Biden had been briefed on the shooting, and the White House’s focus is “on working to address systemic racism and implicit bias head on” and “passing laws and legislation that will put much-needed reforms into place at police departments around the country.”

“She was a child,” Psaki said. 

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