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Armed LGBT student Scout Schultz shot dead by Atlanta police

Police in the US state of Georgia have shot and killed an LGBT student activist, leading to an independent investigation. Police encountered Scout Schultz at a campus in Atlanta after a call about “a person with a knife and a gun” late on Saturday, officials say. Footage has emerged apparently showing Schultz, 21, refusing to obey multiple police commands to drop a knife. Schultz’s mother said police should not have used lethal force. In a video filmed by fellow students at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Schultz is heard saying…

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Man shot after attacking Brussels troops

A man has been shot in the centre of Brussels after attacking two soldiers with a knife, according to reports. Pictures from the scene show the area cordoned off with police and emergency services in the street. One witness, Ryan MacDonald‏, said he heard the sound of a gunshot. It was not clear whether the attacker had survived the shooting on Friday. Brussels police did not immediately comment on the incident. “Sound of gunshot, heavy police presence outside,” Mr MacDonald‏ wrote on Twitter. Another witness said he heard “two loud…

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Man shot after stabbings in Finnish city Turku

Police in Finland say they have shot a man who reportedly stabbed several people in the south-western city of Turku. The man has been taken into custody after being shot in the leg, police say. The police have warned people to stay away from the city centre. The incident reportedly took place in the Puutori-Market Square area. Let’s block ads! (Why?) BBC News – Home

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Kisner one shot clear after third round at US PGA

Media playback is not supported on this device US PGA leaderboard, round two -7 Kisner (US); -6 Stroud (US), Matsuyama (Jpn); -5 Thomas (US), Oosthuizen (SA); -3 Murray (US); -2 DeLaet (Can), F Molinari (Ita), Reed (US), Woodland (US), Brown (US) Selected others: -1 Fowler (US); Level Day (Aus), Casey (Eng); +1 Stenson (Swe), C Wood (Eng), +2 J Smith (Eng), +3 Poulter (Eng), Spieth (US); +4 D Johnson (US), McIlroy (NI), Lowry (Ire); +5 Fleetwood; +7 Westwood (Eng) Kevin Kisner will take a one-shot lead into the final day…

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McIlroy loses ground on US PGA leaders – watch his amazing escape shot

US PGA Championship 2017 Venue: Quail Hollow, Charlotte Dates: 10-13 August Coverage: Watch live on BBC Two, Red Button and BBC Sport website. Listen to BBC Radio 5 live commentary and follow text updates – including in-play video clips – on website and mobile app. Full BBC schedule. Rory McIlroy lost ground on the leaders at the US PGA Championship as he shot a one-over-par 72 in the second round at Quail Hollow. The Northern Irishman, who trailed by five shots overnight, hit four bogeys in his back nine to…

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Woman, 61, shot dead in Venezuela voting queue

Media playback is unsupported on your device A nurse aged 61 has been shot dead while waiting to vote in an unofficial, opposition-organised referendum in Venezuela’s capital, Caracas. Men on motorbikes fired at a queue, killing her and wounding three others. The opposition blamed a “paramilitary” gang. Video from the scene showed people rushing away from the gunshots. Many fled to a church. Venezuela is in crisis, and more than 100 people have died in political clashes since April. Opposition spokesman Carlos Ocariz said of the shooting: “We lament this…

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