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Colorado deputy sheriff killed in domestic dispute call, suspect shot

Colorado deputy sheriff killed in domestic dispute call, suspect shot (Reuters) – A gunman opened fire on sheriff’s deputies responding to a report of a domestic disturbance near Denver on Sunday, killing one of the officers, before the suspect was shot and apparently killed, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said. Four other deputies and two civilians were shot by the suspect, who was “no longer a threat,” the sheriff’s office said on its Twitter account. There was no immediate word on the condition of the injured officers or civilians. The…

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Iran protesters rally again, defying warning of crackdown

Iran protesters rally again, defying warning of crackdown LONDON (Reuters) – Anti-government protesters demonstrated in Iran on Sunday in defiance of a warning by the authorities of a tough crackdown, extending for a fourth day one of the most audacious challenges to the clerical leadership since pro-reform unrest in 2009. Police in the centre of Tehran fired water cannon to try to disperse demonstrators, according to pictures on social media. Video posted online also showed a clash between protesters and police in the city of Khoramdareh in Zanjan province in…

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Pope, in year-end message, says 2017 was marred by war and lies

Pope, in year-end message, says 2017 was marred by war and lies VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis in his year-end message said that 2017 had been marred by war, lies and injustice, and he urged people to take responsibility for their actions. Pope Francis arrives to lead the First Vespers and Te Deum prayer in Saint Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican December 31, 2017. REUTERS/Tony Gentile At his last public event of the year, an evening vespers service in St. Peter’s Basilica, the pontiff said that humanity had “wasted…

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Colorado deputy sheriff killed during domestic disturbance call

Colorado deputy sheriff killed during domestic disturbance call (Reuters) – “Multiple” sheriff’s deputies were injured on Sunday morning after responding to a report of a domestic disturbance near Denver, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said. The injured deputies were responding to a call of shots fired in a residential area in Douglas County, about 10 miles south of Denver, around 6 a.m. local time. At least one deputy was injured, said Jason Blanchard, a spokesman for the sheriff’s office. The total number of injured and the severity of the injuries…

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Tamil film star Rajinikanth to enter politics in India's 'Detroit'

Tamil film star Rajinikanth to enter politics in India's 'Detroit' NEW DELHI (Reuters) – A big star of India’s Tamil-language movies, Rajinikanth, said on Sunday he is launching a political party, adding drama to a heated political scene in a state with a history of film stars becoming chief ministers. Actor Rajinikanth greets his supporters after announcing the launch of his political party in Chennai, India, December 31, 2017. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar Tamil Nadu, which accounts for the bulk of India’s automobile exports, has been in political limbo since the death…

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Twitter ended the year on a fascinating run

Twitter ended the year on a fascinating run It’s been pretty easy to point at Twitter and, with each quarterly moment when it discloses its financial guts, let out a long exasperated sigh. Twitter since going public at a now in retrospect astounding valuation has for much of its public life been quite the disappointment to Wall Street. But then something interesting happened in the back half of 2017: it went on a rather spectacular run, and though ending on a bit of a slump, it looks like it could finish…

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'Multiple' deputies injured in Colorado shooting, sheriff says

'Multiple' deputies injured in Colorado shooting, sheriff says (Reuters) – “Multiple deputies” were down on Sunday after police responded to a call of an active shooter situation in Littleton, Colorado, a residential area south of Denver, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. “Update, we have multiple deputies down, no update on their status. The scene remains active and please avoid the area,” the sheriff’s office said on Twitter. Reporting by Gina Cherelus in New York; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles. Let’s block ads! (Why?)…

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Multiple deputies down in active shooter situation in Colorado – police

Multiple deputies down in active shooter situation in Colorado – police (Reuters) – “Multiple deputies” were down on Sunday after police responded to a call of an active shooter situation in Littleton, Colorado, a residential area south of Denver, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. “Update, we have multiple deputies down, no update on their status. The scene remains active and please avoid the area,” the sheriff’s office said on Twitter. Reporting by Gina Cherelus in New York; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles. Let’s…

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Iran warns protesters against pursuing bold challenge to leadership

Iran warns protesters against pursuing bold challenge to leadership LONDON (Reuters) – Iran warned of a crackdown on Sunday against demonstrators who pose one of the biggest challenges to the government and clerical leadership since a revolution in 1979. Tens of thousands of Iranians have protested across the country since Thursday against the Islamic Republic’s unelected clerical elite and Iranian foreign policy in the region. They have also chanted slogans in support of political prisoners. Demonstrators initially vented their anger over economic hardships and alleged corruption but they have also…

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Iran protests: Telegram and Instagram restricted

Iran protests: Telegram and Instagram restricted Media playback is unsupported on your device Iran has moved to restrict social media networks that have been used to organise three days of anti-establishment protests. The restrictions on messaging app Telegram and photo sharing app Instagram are “temporary”, state news agency Irib reported. The decision was taken “to maintain tranquillity and security of society”, a source was quoted as saying. The protests have been the biggest show of dissent since huge rallies in 2009. They began in the north-east as an outcry against…

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