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'Shameful day in Washington': five years after gun reform failed, is change coming?

After Sandy Hook, gun reform collapsed in Congress. Today, the momentum is with young activists: ‘These kids are the ones we’ve been waiting for’Hours after a gunman shot and killed 20 children and six educators at the Sandy Hook elementary school,

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NBA playoffs: Joel Embiid 'tired of being babied' as Heat cool Sixers to tie series

Dwyane Wade scores 28 off bench as Heat tie series at one-allSixers beaten on home court for second time since ChristmasEmbiid on Instagram: “fucking sick and tired of being babied”Dwyane Wade snuffed out one 76ers’ rally by popping a 16ft fadeaway

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Alabama police shot a teen dead, but his friend got 30 years for the murder

No one disputes that police shot and killed A’Donte Washington in 2015, but Lakeith Smith, now 18, was sentenced under the state’s accomplice lawUnlike in the vast majority of fatal shootings by police officers, someone is going to prison for the 2015


England stun Australia with penalty shot on the siren to win netball gold

Thrilling Commonwealth Games final goes right down to the wireFirst time a team other than Australia or New Zealand have winAn extraordinary performance saw England’s netballers crowned Commonwealth Games champions with a 52-51 win over hosts Australia.


Canada: rescue dog shot dead after escaping from plane on to airport runway

Golden labrador mix named Greta being transported to new homeAuthorities said they had no option but to use lethal forceOfficials in the Canadian city of Winnipeg have launched a review after a two-year-old rescue dog was shot and killed after she slipped


Japan policeman arrested after 'bullying' fellow officer shot dead

A 19-year-old officer in city of Hikone is accused of killing Akira Imoto in his officeA Japanese police officer has been arrested for allegedly shooting a colleague dead, a rare claim in a country where weapons are strictly regulated.The 19-year-old susp


City’s best shot at ruling Europe implodes in self-immolating fury | Barney Ronay

Pep Guardiola’s half-time bust-up helped bring Manchester City’s Champions League house of cards crashing downAnd fade to blue. Two billion pounds, 10 years and an entire Gulf state marketing plan in the making, in the end Manchester City’s best sho


Arsenal v Southampton: Premier League – live!

Updates from the 2.15pm BST kick-off at the EmiratesEmail John or tweet @JohnBrewin_Hughes may beat drop but Southampton Way is goneKeep up with all Sunday’s latest scores 2.25pm BST 8 min: The corner bounced out to Højbjerg, but he couldn’t keep his

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‘Saheed is no gunman’: hundreds protest in New York against police shooting

Demonstrators condemn killing of Saheed Vassell, who was wielding a metal pipe when he was shot nine times by policeHundreds of people have marched through the Brooklyn neighbourhood of Crown Heights to protest against police for shooting an unarmed black


Meth remains Australia's illicit drug of choice, report says

Minister says the nationwide level of methamphetamine consumption is ‘extraordinary’Three tonnes of cocaine, 1.2 tonnes of MDMA and more than 700 kilograms of heroin were consumed in Australia between August 2016 and August 2017, while a staggering ei


Stan Douglas's best photograph: flirts move in at the Vancouver races

‘It’s a re-creation of a day at the races in 1955. The guy on the bottom left is telling off-colour jokes and the woman is clearly offended’ I created this image of a 1955 scene at Vancouver’s Hastings Park racing track in 2008. It was one of thre

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New York police shoot dead black man holding metal pipe

Saheed Vassell was shot 10 times by four officers in Crown Heights, BrooklynA black man has been shot dead by police in New York after he pointed a metal pipe at them. Police had responded to emergency callers who said the man was aiming a firearm at pede


Afghan woman shot in face builds new life in Canada after US rejection

Shakila Zareen, 23, lost much of her face after being shot by her husband but, after multiple surgeries and seeing her hopes of resettlement dashed, she has a new home in VancouverWhen she arrived at her new home in Vancouver, Shakila Zareen placed a phot

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