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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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Suspected suicide bomber shot at Brussels railway station

Media playback is unsupported on your device Belgian soldiers have shot a man suspected of being a would-be suicide bomber at Brussels Central Station, officials say. He was shot after reportedly setting off a small explosion and no-one else is believed to have been injured. Prosecutors later said the man had died. They are treating the incident as a terrorist attack. In March 2016, 32 people were killed in attacks on Brussels claimed by the Islamic State (IS) group. According to Belgian newspaper La Libre Belgique, quoting prosecutors, the man…

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Paris's Notre-Dame: Attacker shot outside cathedral

Media playback is unsupported on your device Police have shot a man who attacked an officer with a hammer outside the Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris. The man shouted “this is for Syria” during the attack, the interior minister said. Prosecutors have opened a terrorism investigation. The officer suffered minor injuries. The suspect was wounded in the chest when another policeman opened fire. Tourists fled for cover as the attack unfolded. Hundreds of people were in the cathedral at the time. France is in a state of emergency since attacks by…

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Woman arrested after being shot by police

A woman shot during a counter-terrorism operation in north London on Thursday has been arrested after being discharged from hospital. The 21-year-old was injured during a police raid at a house in Willesden. After being discharged on Sunday, she was arrested on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism. Detectives have been granted more time to question six other people who were also arrested during the raid. The operation took place at a house in Harlesden Road, which had been under observation by police. Media playback…

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Policeman and suspected gunman shot dead in Paris 'terror attack'

Media playback is unsupported on your device One policeman has been shot dead and two others wounded in central Paris, French police say, with their suspected attacker killed by security forces. A lone gunman opened fire before being killed as he fled the scene, police say. The Champs-Elysees was sealed off. President Francois Hollande said that he was convinced the attack was “terrorist-related”. So-called Islamic State (IS) said that one of its “fighters” had carried out the attack. Islamist militancy is a major issue in the polls after recent mass…

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