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Gunmen kill 5 Afghan police escorting UN convoy near Kabul


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Former Dallas detective famously photographed escorting Lee Harvey Oswald dies at 99

Former Dallas detective famously photographed escorting Lee Harvey Oswald dies at 99Jim Leavelle, the Dallas police detective who handcuffed himself to Lee Harvey Oswald in a vain attempt to protect him two days after Oswald had assassinated President John Kennedy, died on Thursday at age 99, his daughter said. Leavelle, who lived in the Dallas area, died in Colorado during a vacation, Karla Leavelle said by phone. Leavelle became a part of history with Oswald and Dallas nightclub owner Jack Ruby as they were all captured in a dramatic photograph snapped as Ruby fatally shot Oswald on Nov. 24, 1963.



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Britain begins escorting all UK vessels through Hormuz Strait

Britain begins escorting all UK vessels through Hormuz StraitBritain has started sending a warship to accompany all British-flagged vessels through the Strait of Hormuz, a change in policy announced on Thursday after the government previously said it did not have resources to do so. Tensions have spiked between Iran and Britain since last Friday when Iranian commandos seized a British-flagged tanker in the world’s most important waterway for oil shipments. HMS Montrose, a British frigate now in the area, carried out the first mission under the new policy on Wednesday evening.



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