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Two years after Philando Castile’s death, programs aim to transform relations between police, residents


Officer Erin Reski pulled the vehicle over for a burned-out taillight, a problem similar to the one that led an officer to stop Philando Castile in the Twin Cities two years ago. That incident rapidly escalated and ended with Castile fatally shot.

This situation ends very differently.

Reski walks back to the minivan after running a check of the driver’s license, insurance and registration. She hands over a sheet of paper and offers a brief explanation. The response is swift and emphatic.

“Oh, thank you!” the driver says.

“God bless you,” the grandmother says.

Scenes like this have been taking place across the Twin Cities thanks to the Lights On program, believed to be the first of its kind in the country. Instead of writing tickets for minor equipment problems, police officers are authorized to…

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Lord who partied with Princess Margaret at the centre of legal battle eight years after death


A flamboyant aristocrat and confidant of Princess Margaret, is said to have ‘stolen land’ to create his very own love island. 

The late Lord Glenconner was renowned for transforming the Caribbean island of Mustique into a playground for the rich and famous including the likes of Mick Jagger, before later retiring to nearby St Lucia with a pet elephant.

The wrangling over the estate of Princess Margaret’s old friend began when Lord Glenconner died in 2010, aged 83, and it emerged he had left everything to his manservant. Pictured: The Lord Glenconner at his home on Mustique in February 1985

Michael Jacques, a t'ai chi instructor from South London is resurrecting his claim to parts of St Lucia

Michael Jacques, a t'ai chi instructor from South London is resurrecting his claim to parts of St Lucia

Michael Jacques, a t’ai chi instructor from South London is resurrecting his claim to parts of St Lucia

After a long legal battle following the death eight years ago…

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Punjab man stabbed to death by South African wife


HIGHLIGHTS

  • Victim was a resident of Jalal Dogra
  • Accused woman has been arrested by police
  • This was the second woman Rana Singh was married to

A 40-year-old man was stabbed to death by his South African wife in a village in Punjab’s Hoshiarpur district, memebers of his family said. Rana Singh was a resident of Jalal Dogra.

The accused woman has been arrested by the police.

Rana Singh worked as a junk dealer.

Rana Singh had left for South Africa over 12 year ago and had married a woman there. He was already married and had deserted his wife in Hoshiarpur. He worked as a junk dealer.

Earlier on May 10, a team of Delhi Police special cell busted an international drug cartel with the arrest of 40-year-old Oliver Chijike Iheanacho, a Nigerian national residing in Delhi’s Uttam Nagar.

Also read: Wanted…

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Five infamous African leaders who died a violent and barbaric death


It is not strange to hear that some of the notorious African leaders died violently. Most of them were killed by their own soldiers, some of whom pledged their loyalty to them.

A number of these deaths happened usually during military coups, staged to remove them from power for many reasons including suppressing opposition or sheer greed for power.

Some of Africa’s iconic leaders died sad and lonely but others had their assassination-usually gruesome-televised for the whole world to see.


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Two people stabbed to death in South African mosque


Two people have been stabbed to death at a mosque in South Africa’s Malmesbury in the Western Cape before the attacker was shot dead by police.

Thursday’s attack comes a month after three knife-wielding men stormed a mosque north of Durban, killing one person and seriously injuring two others.

Police said that incident showed “elements of extremism” but did not otherwise comment on the motive behind the attack in Malmesbury, a small farming town north of Cape Town.

“Police were called out to a local mosque and found two people stabbed to death and several injured,” the police said in a statement.

“The suspect, believed to be in his thirties and armed with a knife, was still on the scene and charged at the police who tried to persuade him to hand himself over. He ignored the calls and…

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Blacks underrepresented in ‘Life And Death’ clinical research, study finds



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A new study has underscored the serious consequences for the underrepresentation of African-Americans in medical research.

Doctors have been depending for years on inaccurate research to determine cardiovascular risks, which helped them to decide which treatments individual patients needed, the study published Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine found.

The inaccurate guidelines missed the mark particularly with African-Americans.

Researchers must now rethink the dosages of medications that they use to treat cardiovascular disease, including statins, a popular drug used to prevent stroke or heart attack.

Dr. Sanjay Basu, one of researchers in the study, decided to examine the 2013 guidelines that doctors had been using to…

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