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Black therapist shot by Florida police while helping patient [Video]

By Agencies A black therapist in the US state of Florida trying to calm a man with autism in the middle of the street says he was shot by police, even though he had his hands in the air and repeatedly told them that both were unarmed. The moments before the shooting on Monday were recorded on cellphone video, showing Charles Kinsey lying on the … Continue reading Black therapist shot by Florida police while helping patient [Video]

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Why Trump makes me scared for my family

By Aziz Ansari “DON’T go anywhere near a mosque,” I told my mother. “Do all your prayer at home. O.K.?” “We’re not going,” she replied. I am the son of Muslim immigrants. As I sent that text, in the aftermath of the horrible attack in Orlando, Fla., I realized how awful it was to tell an American citizen to be careful about how she worshiped. … Continue reading Why Trump makes me scared for my family

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Legalise shooting gay people in the head, US lawyer proposes in new bill

By Agencies A California lawyer says he wants to legalize the execution of gay people, and there may be nothing the state’s attorney general can do to stop the proposal from moving forward. Matt McLaughlin, an attorney in Huntington Beach, California, filed paperwork to bring his proposal, which would sanction the killing of gay and lesbian residents on the basis of their sexuality, before voters … Continue reading Legalise shooting gay people in the head, US lawyer proposes in new bill

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US moves to unseal IS defector’s case

By Reuters US prosecutors on Friday sought to unseal the to-date secret criminal case of a so-called Islamic State (IS) group defector after NBC News broadcast an interview with the New York man in which he spoke out against the militant group. Unsealing the case could allow the US Justice Department to make public details of why the man turned against IS at a time … Continue reading US moves to unseal IS defector’s case

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Colombia records ‘biggest seizure’ of cocaine

By Agencies Colombian authorities have confiscated eight tonnes of cocaine along the border with Panama in what its president described as the “biggest seizure of drugs in history”. An estimated $240m worth of cocaine was seized on a banana plantation in the municipality of Turbo in Antioquia region by 50 commandos backed by helicopters, the national police agency said on Sunday. Three people were arrested … Continue reading Colombia records ‘biggest seizure’ of cocaine

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Canada wildfire could double in size as mass evacuations continue

By Agencies A Canadian official has said that a massive wildfire going on in the state of Alberta is likely to double in size, as evacuation efforts continue in the fire-ravaged oil city of Fort McMurray. Canadian police led convoys of cars through the burning ghost town of Fort McMurray on Friday in a risky operation to get thousands of people to safety. A day … Continue reading Canada wildfire could double in size as mass evacuations continue

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Brazil’s Rousseff rallies anti-impeachment crowd

By AFP Brazil’s embattled leftist President Dilma Rousseff vowed at a protest Sunday to go down fighting ahead of what could be her final full week in power before impeachment. Thousands of people attended May Day rallies organized by labor unions in cities across Latin America’s biggest country, with Rousseff telling a crowd in the financial powerhouse Sao Paulo that she would “fight to the … Continue reading Brazil’s Rousseff rallies anti-impeachment crowd